COVID-19 Township Update 3-31-2020

Due to Governor Wolf’s extension of the “Stay at Home” order, the South Coventry Township Office will continue to be closed to the public through April 30, 2020. Township staff will be available during normal business hours via telephone and email. Payments, permits and other documents can be submitted via mail or dropped off out the Township Office by using the locked drop box to the left of the main entrance doors.

The Board of Supervisors’ April 3, 2020 meeting will be held at the Township Office at 7:30AM.  The meeting will be brief, include only essential agenda items, and social distancing standards will be observed. Click here to view the meeting agenda. Public comment can be submitted via email to info@southcoventry.org or by calling 610-469-0444. All comments received by 3:00pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020 will be read at the public meeting.

The Board has canceled the April 6, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting and will be exploring alternative options for future meetings.  Please check the News and Events tab at www.southcoventry.org for future meeting updates.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the PA Department of Revenue and the IRS announced that income tax filing deadlines for both the 2019 final return and the 1st Quarter (2020) are extended to July 15, 2020.  The Local Earned Income Tax (EIT) deadline has been also been extended to July 15, 2020.

For more information and the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit the following links:

Chester County Health Department
PA Department of Health – Coronavirus
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
FEMA – Coronavirus Rumor Control

Township Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the South Coventry Township Office will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16, 2020 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All township meetings through March 31, 2020 have been cancelled.

Township staff will be available during normal business hours via telephone and email. Payments, permits and other documents can be dropped off using the locked drop box to the left of the Township Office doors.

Please visit the following links for more information and the latest updates on COVID-19:

Chester County Health Department
PA Department of Health – Coronavirus
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
FEMA – Coronavirus Rumor Control

Ridglea System New Online Payment Portal

Residents served by the Ridglea Water and Wastewater Systems can now pay their invoice online!  This new service allows users to pay their quarterly bill online with their checking or savings account.  To submit an online payment, owners must have their account number available (the account number can be found on your quarterly invoice). The account number should be entered exactly as it appears on your invoice including any special characters.  Please follow the link below to access the online payment portal.

Ridglea System Online Payment Portal

Veterans’ Expo

Senator Katie Muth will be hosting a Veterans’ Expo on November 7, 2019 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM to provide resources, services and assistance to Pennsylvania veterans and their families.  The event will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks PA 19456.  For more information and to reserve lunch tickets, please visit www.senatormuth.com or call 610-792-2137.

Chester County Flu Vaccine Clinics

Are you ready to fight flu this season?  The Chester County Health Department is holding flu vaccine clinics open to the public throughout Chester County during the month of October.  These clinics are open to everyone over 6 months old and will provide no-cost vaccines to those without insurance.  There will be a flu clinic in South Coventry Township at the Owen J Roberts Middle School on October 21, 2019 from 3:00PM-6:00PM.

For more information and a full list of dates and locations, please visit www.chesco.org/flu.

PennDOT Seeks Public Input on Highway Safety

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking motorists’ input on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its annual online Highway Safety Survey found at www.PennDOT.gov/Safety. PennDOT will use the feedback from this annual survey to better understand the attitude and actions of the public concerning a variety of driving behaviors

The survey is available on PennDOT’s website through August 12 and should take about five minutes to complete. All responses, including the “comments” fields, are anonymous.

Heat Advisory in Effect

The National Weather has issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Excessive heat is forecast to continue through Sunday, July 21.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Extreme heat can pose a challenge to the body’s temperature control system. If the body does not cool properly, there is potential for heat-related illness. Heat-related illness can take different forms, ranging from general fatigue to muscular cramping to life-threatening heat stroke. Those especially at risk during extremely hot weather are very young children, the elderly, people with chronic medical conditions, and those taking certain medications.

For more information on precautions to take during extreme heat, cooling stations and other resources, please visit www.chesco.org/codered.