Notices

Message from the Road Master

Please make sure your trees and shrubs are trimmed so they do not hang out in the roadway. This will  guarantee that they will not be in the way of our snow plows .

 

Chester County Health Department

The Chester County Health Department would like to make municipalities aware that Chester County is quarantined for Spotted Lanternfly. The quarantine is in place to stop the movement of this pest to new areas and to slow its spread within the quarantine. The quarantine affects a variety of plant, wood and stone products.

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect new to the United States. Spotted Lanternflies are native to Southeast Asia, but they have been introduced to other areas of Asia as well—including to Korea, where Spotted Lanternflies are a major pest to agriculture to include major destruction of grapes, fruit-bearing trees and other plants. SLF are reproducing quickly in our area of south-eastern Pennsylvania, and Spotted Lanternflies have the potential to become a major threat to Pennsylvania’s agriculture and forestry industries.

The PA Department of Agriculture quarantine directs citizens and municipal authorities to follow guidelines to prevent the movement of SLF at any stage of development. These guidelines direct citizens to inspect all wood and vegetation that might leave the quarantined municipality. In addition, these guidelines direct citizens to inspect vehicles, trailers, and other mobile equipment prior to moving such equipment out of the quarantine.

Municipalities are encouraged to learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly, the quarantine, and available resources:

·         PA Department of Agriculture: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx

·         Handling Invasive Spotted Lanternfly free webinar:

http://boroughs.org/fullnotice.php?id=421&link=About%20PSAB

·         Chester County Health Department:

http://chesco.org/3361/Lantern-Fly

Contact the Chester County Health Department at 610-344-6225 for guidance.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ZONING OFFICER

Final Notices followed by Citations will be going out shortly for those who have not complied with the pumping notices that were sent out to residence in the past few months.  You still have time to get your tanks pumped. Avoid the court cost. If you did get your tanks pumped, please make sure you get your receipts into the township. Don’t assume your pumper is going to take care of this. It is your responsibility to mail, email, fax or hand deliver these to the township.

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 SEPTIC SYSTEMS

By ordinance, ALL property owners in the Township are required to have their on-site septic systems pumped by a licensed hauler at least once every three years. Having your septic system pumped regularly is the best way to help prevent costly repairs to the system. If you are not sure when your tank was last pumped, contact the Township to see if there is a record of it in the office. After having your septic tank pumped, a copy of the hauling receipt should be provided to the Township. For a list of licensed haulers, please call the Township office.

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Sewer Enforcement Officers Area

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   DRAFT Pollutant Reduction Plan-WST-2017-07-06