News Flash

Posted on: April 21, 2021

April 20, 2021: Letter from Shaun Walsh Chair, Board of Superviors

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Dear West Goshen Residents and Business Owners,On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well. Like me, I am sure that with increased vaccine supply and widespread inoculation now available, you are eagerly antic...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: February 17, 2020

West Goshen Welcomes Ashley Gagné and John Hellman to Board of Supervisors

In January 2020, the West Goshen Board of Supervisors swore in two new supervisors. Both are long-term residents of the township and are hopeful about the impact they can make in their new roles.

Ashley Gagné describes herself as a “ho...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Board of Supervisors’ Statement on COVID-19 Response

This statement was made at the April 21, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Shaun Walsh regarding the overall COVID-19 response by the Township and subsequent expenditures for overtime.

Board of Supervisors Statement on COVID-19 Response

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Meet the Board of Supervisors

Did you know that much like businesses and nonprofits have a Board of Directors to advise them, the Township has a board to provide counsel?

Supervisors are charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive and...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Letter from Ashley Gagné, West Goshen Township Supervisor

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Dear West Goshen Residents,

As we begin this new year of 2021, I hope that you are safe and well. 2020 was extremely difficult, and my heart goes out to those who have suffered loss and continue to do so during this pandemic. Our frontline workers and firs...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Happy Holidays from the West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents,

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors, wishes you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Although 2020 has been a challenging year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the spread of the disease continues to challenge o...

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Board of Supervisors

News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2020

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Chinese health officials have reported tens of thousands of cases of COVID-19 in China, ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Declaration of Disaster Emergency

Please click the link below to read West Goshen's Declaration of Disaster Emergency related to the COVID-19 situation:

COVID-19 DISASTER DECLARATION

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Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

GOVERNOR WOLF'S STAY-AT-HOME PRESS RELEASE

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today issued “Stay at Home” orders to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, as the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

FEMA Rumor Control

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has set up a website addressing rumors regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

Rumors circulate through social media and most often provide wrong or out-of-date information.

Please see the FEMA rumor control website her...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel

Allowable Essential Travel

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mention...
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Coronavirus
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Social Distancing Tips For Outdoors

This spring, many residents are engaging in outdoor activities during these times as physical activity can provide immediate mental and physical benefits. Going for a walk, run, or bike ride in your neighborhood can be a good way to be active, as long as ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Chester County Launches "Restore Chester County" website

The Chester County Commissioners have brought together business, economic, education and government leaders to form the core team of the COVID-19 Business Task Force. The team is focusing on best practices for reopening and restoring Chester County&ap...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Tips for Residents for Reopening Chester County

On June 5th, Chester County transitioned to the yellow phase of reopening. According to Pennsylvania's official process of reopening, the yellow phase lifts the most severe restrictions , including the stay at home order. However, other ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

July 1, 2020: Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new order signed by...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: November 23, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Admin Announces New Mitigation Efforts

With new modeling projecting 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in Pennsylvania in December, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced new targeted mitigation measures to help stop the spread during this critical time. The...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Announce New Protective Mitigation Efforts to Put Pennsylvania on Pause

Read the Full Statement Here

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation or...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination information in Chester County

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Chester County continues to vaccinate groups in Phase 1A including individuals 65 and older, and individuals between the ages of 16-64 with certain medical conditions. Visit the Chester County website for additional information.

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Chester County Health Department Issues Quarantine Guidance

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Chester County issued Coronavirus Quarantine Guidance on December 10, 2020 - effective December 14, 2020.

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Posted on: January 9, 2021

January 8, 2021: PA Department of Health Releases COVID Vaccine Schedule

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The PA Department of Health has issued a comprehensive COVID Vaccination Plan. The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to Pennsylvanians in a phased approach. View the plan on the PA Department of Health website HERE.

The commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccinati...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 18, 2021

What's New at the West Chester Fire Department

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A new year brings new changes to the West Chester Fire Department.  We welcome a new Fire Chief, Steve Pelna and Assistant Fire Chief, Justin McClure.  They both join the leadership team which includes Mark Scanlon and Mike DiMeo who hol...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2021

Free Virtual Lecture: Chestnut Grove Cemetery

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Host: West Goshen Historical CommissionDate: Sunday, May 30, 2021Time: 2:00pmJoin us virtually on the original Memorial Day as we hear from local historian Thomas Walsh who will speak on the history of the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. This c...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: March 18, 2021

General George Archibald McCall of “Belle Aire,” West Goshen Township

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On August 22, 1853, George Archibald McCall, after 31 years of military service in the United States Army, resigned his commission as colonel and Inspector General of the Army.  The Philadelphia-born McCall retired to a 42-acre farm east of West ...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Preserving Local History | The Matlack House

Traveling around the township of West Goshen, it is sometimes difficult to locate historic homes and buildings. Over the years, many cherished structures rich in local history have been demolished to make room for the future. It is always sad to watch his...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: November 16, 2020

West Goshen History: Dr. William Darlington

Dr. William Darlington was born on April 28, 1782, in Chester County and went on to lead a most unique life here.  It was 1804, he was 22 years old, and he graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He was the ...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: December 11, 2020

West Goshen Township Through the Years

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As 2020 comes to a close, the West Goshen Historical Commission would like to cap off the year by taking a look back at some of the significant moments in the history of the township and surrounding area. Over the past three centuries, our township has ex...

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Historical Commission

News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Backyard Stream Repair Series

Backyard Stream Repair Benefits Webinar from the Christina Watershed Municipal Partnership Improved bank stability and reduced erosion, saving property from washing away Added aesthetic property value A new sense of place and reduced noise Less cost and n...
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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Aqua, PA Thistlewood Lane Water Main Project

Aqua Pennsylvania will begin the replacement of 4,675 feet of aging 6-inch cement pipe with new 8-inch ductile iron water main on the following streets in West Goshen Township, Chester County beginning Monday July 12, 2021:

  • Hightop Road between Paoli Pike ...
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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: January 4, 2020

Scrape Spotted Lanternfly Eggs this Winter

Help prevent the spread of the spotted lanternfly by scraping egg masses you may see on trees. Please check your trees for egg masses such as the one pictured and follow these instructions for scraping and disposing of the egg masses:

Pull out a plastic ca...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Walk Your Dog Month Tips!

January is Walk Your Dog Month! Don’t let the cold temperatures of winter deter you from exercising your furry friend. Walking your dog is extremely important. Read on for an explanation  by the Animal Foundation:

Mental Stimulation: Reg...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Dog Leash law

Just a reminder that all dogs must be kept under the control of their owners at all times, whether you are on your own property or a public park.

Pennsylvania and West Goshen Township dog laws require dogs to be on leash and under control when in public. &...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Greening West Goshen: Clean Stream Tips

Clean water is vital to our health, communities, and economy. People depend on clean water for their health: The United States Environmental Protection Agency claims that about 117 million Americans – one in three peop...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Tips

Yard Waste Collection Tips

Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than four feet in length and four feet in diameter and may not exceed 50 pounds per bundle.

Branches may not exceed 4 inches in diameter.

Other yard waste may be placed in...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Meet the Board of Supervisors

Did you know that much like businesses and nonprofits have a Board of Directors to advise them, the Township has a board to provide counsel?

Supervisors are charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive and...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: May 18, 2020

How the Public Can Help the Public Works Department this Spring

It’s been a spring to remember for all of us, including the West Goshen Public Works Department. “With the timing and preventative measures for COVID-19, we missed some of our usual spring activity like mulching or planting annuals and headed straight int...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Greening West Goshen: Understanding the Link Between Fertilizer and Stream Health

Few moments in life are more mesmerizing than watching clear stream water flow over pebbles, under logs, and through chutes and riffles. We notice the colors, the play of light and shadow, and minnows swimming freely. 

In Pennsylvania, healthy str...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Tips for Residents for Reopening Chester County

On June 5th, Chester County transitioned to the yellow phase of reopening. According to Pennsylvania's official process of reopening, the yellow phase lifts the most severe restrictions , including the stay at home order. However, other mitigatio...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Summer Family Camp Cancelled

The Family Summer Camp has been Cancelled.

Newsletter Articles
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Joseph Waters Remembered

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors, Park and Recreation Board, and staff mourn the passing of Joseph M. Waters on June 18, 2020 at the age of 64.   Joe served as a member (including chair) of the Park and Recreation Board from 1993 thr...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: August 17, 2020

End of Summer Allergy Tips

August and September bring more than the end of the summer. These months mean watery eyes, sniffling, and other allergic reactions  to airborne ragweed pollen during what is traditionally the hay fever  season in Pennsy...

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Newsletter Articles

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Park and Recreation Department Accepting Applications for Pavilion Rentals

After being closed in 2020 and the beginning of 2021, West Goshen’s Community Park, Coopersmith Park, and Barker Park picnic pavilions may be rented out again.  To reserve a picnic pavilion, contact the West Goshen Township Park and Rec...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Help Bring Artwork Back to the West Goshen Township Administration Building

After being closed to the public for over one year, the West Goshen Township Administration Building has reopened to the public.  We are seeking the help of West Goshen residents who paint, draw, sculpt, photograph, cross-stitch, quilt, or engage...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2021

West Goshen Park and Recreation Department Announces Return of Bus Trips in Fall 2021

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The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department will begin hosting bus trips again beginning with fun ways to celebrate the holidays starting in November 2021.

On Sunday, November 21st, join the Park and Recreation Department for a trip to see the Rockettes...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Music Returns to Community Park

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The West Goshen Park Summer Concert Series returns to Community Park on Sunday, June 27th with a special concert for children by Lolly and Yoyo.  This high energy duo will have kids singing, dancing, and playing along with lead ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 17, 2021

West Goshen 2021 Sunday Summer Concert Series

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All concerts begin at 6:30 PM at the J. Leon Hagerty Amphitheater atWest Goshen Community Park (Fern Hill Road and N. Five Points Road).In the event of rain, concerts will be held at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hallat West Chester University, 700 S. Hi...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Decorated Bicycle Parade Welcomes Return to Community Park

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A favorite West Goshen tradition, the Decorated Bicycle Parade, returns to West Goshen Community Park on Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00 AM.  Children can decorate their bicycles, tricycles, training wheels, scooters, Big Wheels, wagons, str...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Barker Park Expansion

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West Goshen Township recently purchased a 1-acre property at 321 Westtown Way, adjacent to the existing Township’s Barker Park.  Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Joanne Barker approached the Township to purchase the property as an addition to the existing Ba...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 16, 2021

March 2021 - Park and Recreation Updates

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Due to COVID-19 precautions, the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department has not scheduled programs or activities through the spring. 

“The hope is that we will be able to resume summer concerts, Summer Recreation programs, and other group acti...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Egg Hunt and Hat Parade

The Egg Hunt and Hat Parade has been cancelled indefinitely.

If you have any questions, please contact Ken Lehr at klehr@westgoshen.org

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Now Hiring Summer Counselors

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department is currently seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to plan, facilitate and supervise safe and enjoyable outdoor activities for participants of West Goshen’s Summer Recreation Program, Sum...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Update on Park and Rec Cancellations

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department regrets reporting the cancellation of the following summer activities:• The Summer Recreation Program• The Summer Teen Program• Summer ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Parks and Recreation Outlook

Summer is prime time for the West Goshen Parks and Recreation department. In a typical summer, you’d find Parks and  Recreation Department Director Ken Lehr checking in on camps, clinics and concerts, but in a recent conversation he sha...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Summer Family Camp Cancelled

The Family Summer Camp has been Cancelled.

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Road Rules: Four Foot Passing Law (Bicycles)

 

The law requires that:

  • Bicycles must be operated in the right hand lane, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of roadway.

  • This does not apply to a bicycle using any portion of the road due to unsafe surface conditions...

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Police
Posted on: June 15, 2021

The West Goshen Township Police Department has joined Neighbors by Ring

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What is Neighbors?

Neighbors is Ring’s free, app-based neighborhood watch feature that alerts you to crime and safety events in a radius of up to 5 miles around your home. You don’t need any Ring devices to use Neighbors because the company also offers a s...

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Police
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Road Rules: Aggressive Driving

What is aggressive driving?

Aggressive driving includes speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors.  In Pennsylvania, these behaviors are some of the leading factors of highway crashes and fatalities.  In the year 2019 alone, there w...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Returning This Summer: Junior Gumshoes Camp!

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The West Goshen Police Department is excited to announce that the Junior Gumshoes Camp will be returning for the summer of 2021! The camp is open to 4th grade students entering the 5th grade in the fall of 2021. In this immersive camp experience students ...

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Police
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Road Rules: Motorcycle Safety

As the warm weather approaches, the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division would like to remind you to be aware of motorcycles on the roadway.  The following are some safety tips and facts to help keep our roadways safe for everyon...

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Police
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel

Allowable Essential Travel

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mention...
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Police
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Road Rules: Pickup Truck Safety

Please be aware of  and follow all regulations when driving your pickup truck vehicle. Federal standards require that vehicle occupant compartments be designed to protect occupants during a crash. Pickup truck beds are designed to carry cargo, no...

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Police
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Road Rules: Steer Clear Law

In September of 2006, Pennsylvania passed a law in which motorist are required to move over to the far lane or slow to a safe speed when approaching an emergency response area.   The law is under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3327- Duty o...

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Police
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Road Rules: Anti-Texting law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  ...

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Police
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Township Chief of Police Search Begins

The Township has begun a search for the next Chief of Police.

Chief of Police Search Press Release

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Police
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Road Rules: Construction Safety

With the many roadway improvement projects being conducted on the area roadways, drivers are reminded to use caution in active work zones. An “Active Work Zone is defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as the portion of a work zone where const...

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Police
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Police Department Promotion and New Officer

Police Department Promotion and New Officer:

On Friday July 31, 2020, West Goshen Police Department promoted Wesley Holman to Sergeant, filling in the vacancy made after the retirement of 40-year veteran Sergeant Anthony Storti. Also, filling the rank and ...

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Police
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving condi...

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Police
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Emergency Contact Information - PennDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has a website designed to allow Pennsylvania driver's license and identification (ID) holders the opportunity to easily and immediately upload their emergency contact information to ...

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Police
Posted on: November 19, 2020

West Goshen Township Selects Michael P. Carroll as Next Chief of Police

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the selection of Michael P. Carroll as the next Chief of Police for the Township’s Police Department. The decision was made after a rigorous selection process begun in September 2020, fo...

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Police
Posted on: January 6, 2021

West Goshen Township Police Department’s Body-worn Camera Program

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You may notice that all of our uniformed Officers will be wearing a body-worn camera on their persons.  This is the culmination of a long process and we are proud to give you a little insight into how it all came about.  Ultimately, we f...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: July 9, 2021

Yard Waste Collection July 17th

Trash and recycling Alert

The next yard waste collection is July 17th. Please see below for yard waste collection guidelines. 

Yard Waste

Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 4 feet in diameter, and may not exceed 50 pounds p...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Street Tree Ordinance Reminder

Street Tree Ordinance Reminder

We have some areas of the township where the trees have grown out into the roadway and are an obstruction to our plow trucks in the winter.

In order to clear the snow to the curb our trucks have to run right along the curb line and low hanging trees, espec...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

West Goshen's Public Works Department: Working to Ensure Uninterrupted Service During COVID

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J. David Woodward has been the public works director since 2016. With a staff of approximately 41 they handle over 95 miles of Township roadways, over 111 acres of parkland, 225 miles of sewer lines, 10 pumping stations, trash, recycling, and yard waste c...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 16, 2021

West Goshen Township Stormwater Improvements

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West Goshen Township is in the process of stormwater improvements, remediation, and planning. The township initially started working on stormwater ordinances and remediation in 2003 as part of county-wide Act 167 Plan. West Goshen has had an MS4 permit fo...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Meet the Public Works Department

Meet the Public Works Dept

When is the last time you’ve thought about the West Goshen Public Works Department?  If your answer was “I don’t know…” or “Never,” you might be surprised that is just the way...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Trash & Recycling Collection Update

Even during the COVID-19 crisis, your Township trash, recycling and bulk trash collection will continue normally.

Please do not put out any additional trash, recycling or bulk trash outside of what is allowable.  It will not be collected.

Please se...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Tips

Yard Waste Collection Tips

Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than four feet in length and four feet in diameter and may not exceed 50 pounds per bundle.

Branches may not exceed 4 inches in diameter.

Other yard waste may be placed in...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2020

How the Public Can Help the Public Works Department this Spring

It’s been a spring to remember for all of us, including the West Goshen Public Works Department. “With the timing and preventative measures for COVID-19, we missed some of our usual spring activity like mulching or planting annuals and...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Recycling Tips: What Can Be Recycled?

Recycling Takes Little Effort On Your Part For A Big Difference To Our World

Plastic - Recycling plastic can be confusing with all of the code numbers that are stamped on products.

Below is a chart of some items that are acceptable and unacceptable for recy...

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Public Works

News Flash

Posted on: July 7, 2020

Road Rules: Anti-Texting law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  

What the L...

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Road Rules
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Road Rules: Pickup Truck Safety

Please be aware of  and follow all regulations when driving your pickup truck vehicle. Federal standards require that vehicle occupant compartments be designed to protect occupants during a crash. Pickup truck beds are designed to carry cargo, no...

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Road Rules
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel

Allowable Essential Travel

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mention...
Read on...

Road Rules
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Road Rules: Motorcycle Safety

As the warm weather approaches, the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division would like to remind you to be aware of motorcycles on the roadway.  The following are some safety tips and facts to help keep our roadways safe for everyon...

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Road Rules
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Road Rules: Anti-Texting law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  

What the L...

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Road Rules
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Road Rules: Construction Safety

With the many roadway improvement projects being conducted on the area roadways, drivers are reminded to use caution in active work zones. An “Active Work Zone is defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as the portion of a work zone where construction, m...

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Road Rules
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving condi...

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Road Rules

News Flash

Posted on: March 21, 2020

Flush only Toilet Paper and What Nature Provides!

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, please follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on sanitizing hard surfaces, door knobs, etc. with sanitizing wipes.

Centers for Disease Control Sanitizing Tips

HOWEVER, please do not flush those w...

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Sewer Authority
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Township Sewer Authority Grants Awarded

The West Goshen Township Sewer Authority was recently awarded two grants in the amount of $910,896 for wastewater system upgrades.

The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The first grant is for $5...

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Sewer Authority
Posted on: March 18, 2019

West Goshen Installs an Enhanced Treatment System to Reduce Phosphorous

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Phosphorous is a nutrient that increases plant growth and also helps the crops, but it is not conducive to the aquatic system because it causes preferential growth of plants over other wildlife which is known as eutrophication.  A significant con...

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Sewer Authority
Posted on: March 19, 2019

From the Sewer Authority: A Reminder about Illegal Sump Pumps and Roof Drains

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Reduce Your Risk! Illegal sump pump and roof drain connections to the sanitary sewer rob the system of valuable capacity and can lead to sanitary sewer backups. These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair, but also create...

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Additional Info... Sewer Authority

News Flash

Posted on: September 14, 2020

Stormwater Update: September 2020

The Township is completing a stormwater project this week to repair an existing 134’ long corrugated metal pipe (CMP) that carries a stream under Knollwood Drive.  The existing pipe is very large with an oblong diameter of 78” by 120”.

Knollwood D...

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Stormwater
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Raven's Lane Stormwater Project Update

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In January, 2021, the Township's hired contractor J.A. Jurich, began a project to replace approximately 1,100 linear feet of 50+ year old corrugated metal pipe (CMP) in the Falconcrest residential neighborhood on Raven's Lane and nearby streets at a price...

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Stormwater
Posted on: October 8, 2020

HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Presentation from representatives from Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) on West Goshen Township's stormwater program.

October 7, 2020 HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Stormwater

News Flash

Posted on: July 12, 2021

Safeguarding Our Communities from Extreme Heat

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It’s not your imagination: It is hotter. In this first month of summer, high temperature records have been set across much of the United States and globally. Here in West Goshen Township (WGT), temperatures between May 1 and Jul...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Township Heritage Trees

A heritage tree is typically a large, individual tree with unique value, which is considered irreplaceable. The major criteria for heritage tree designation are age, rarity, and size, as well as aesthetic, botanical, ecological, and historical value.&...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 10, 2021

SAC Initiatives Update

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The Sustainability Advisory Committee is currently working on several of the key initiatives we established at our first meeting in September 2020. They are:

 

  • Analysis of the township’s vehicle fleet towards the goal of transitioning over...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 20, 2021

EVs Get a Charge Out of Town Hall

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Since its installation on September 1, 2020, the ChargePoint® electric vehicle charging station in front of the township complex’s Public Works Department building has been getting a workout while improving the environment. Fifty-two dif...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Arbor Day Celebration to Honor West Goshen Heritage Trees

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In honor of Arbor Day 2021, West Goshen Township is celebrating its heritage trees – the oldest and largest arboreal residents of our community. The public is invited to join the socially distanced event at the historic weeping beech site on Friday April ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Tree City USA Initiative Underway

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West Goshen’s Arbor Day 2021 is not just a celebration of the township’s heritage trees, it is also the first step to attaining Tree City USA certification by the Arbor Day Foundation. To be a Tree City, a community must meet four standards: establish a t...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Goshen Tree Tenders live-stake planting

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The Goshen Tree Tenders cut and planted live stakes (shrub branches) along the creek at West Goshen Township's Barker Park to become new rooted stems.  Live stakes help stabilize streams, lessen erosion, moderate temperatures and improve...

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Additional Info... Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Take our survey on plastic bag use

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Even before the pandemic, studies showed a significant increase in the use of plastic bags. It has only gotten worse. With a groundswell of community support, local and state governments are now launching initiatives to curb the use of plastic bags and ot...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Arbor Day celebration: Join us!

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On Arbor Day, April 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., we will celebrate West Goshen’s heritage trees at the township’s most well-known tree. It is a European weeping beech, planted by Alexander Bane on his farm around 1711. At more than 300 years old, the venerable ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee

West Goshen Township is seeking resumes of those interested in participating in an ad hoc Committee to formulate a new Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.

Those interested should have experience or education in Planning, Environmental Scienc...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coming Soon… West Goshen’s Sustainability Committee!

West Goshen is currently in the process of forming a Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.  As a first step, the township is seeking members of an ad hoc committee to define the purpose and functions of the to-be-created committee.

Ne...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Introducing the NEW West Goshen Sustainability Committee

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The newly formed Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) in West Goshen Township was adopted ad hoc by the Board of Supervisors on August 18, 2020 and met for the first time on September 22, 2020. The SAC’s overall mission&n...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 1, 2021

E-Waste & Shred Event - October 2, 2021

West Goshen Township is once again offering a free E-Waste & Shred Event on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM to noon at the Township Building, located at 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.

Township News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

SEPTA Route Changes Effective 8/1/2021

Effective August 1, 2021, SEPTA is assuming operations of the Krapf Transit Route A bus route, rebranding it as SEPTA Bus Route 135.  The rebranded Bus Route 135 will continue to serve points between Coatesville, Thorndale, Downingtown, Exton and...

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Township News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Yard Waste Collection July 17th

Trash and recycling Alert

The next yard waste collection is July 17th. Please see below for yard waste collection guidelines. 

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Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 4 feet in diameter, and may not exceed 50 pounds p...

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Township News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Street Tree Ordinance Reminder

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We have some areas of the township where the trees have grown out into the roadway and are an obstruction to our plow trucks in the winter.

In order to clear the snow to the curb our trucks have to run right along the curb line and low hanging trees, espec...

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Additional Info... Township News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

2021 Surplus Vehicles Bid

West Goshen Township has seven surplus Police and Administration vehicles out for bid.  Six of the vehicles are surplus Police vehicles and one vehicle is a surplus Administration vehicle.

Bids are due at 10:00 AM, August 5, 2021 with bid opening ...

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Additional Info... Township News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Neighborhood University is back!

NEIGHBORHOOD UNIVERSITY – 2021

In-Person Sessions

 

Fee: $10 for the 8-week program

 

Registration and program information: https://wcacog.org/neighborhooduniversity

WWT handles registration, beginning immediately through September 15...

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Additional Info... Township News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Barker Park Expansion

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West Goshen Township recently purchased a 1-acre property at 321 Westtown Way, adjacent to the existing Township’s Barker Park.  Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Joanne Barker approached the Township to purchase the property as an addition to the e...

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Township News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Returning This Summer: Junior Gumshoes Camp!

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The West Goshen Police Department is excited to announce that the Junior Gumshoes Camp will be returning for the summer of 2021! The camp is open to 4th grade students entering the 5th grade in the fall of 2021. In this immersive camp experience students ...

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Township News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

West Goshen Township Launches New Website

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West Goshen Township is pleased to announce the launch of a new township website. We think you’ll find the new website easy to navigate and filled with important information including news releases, board, committee and commission information, meeting sch...

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Township News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Sunoco Approved for HDD

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved Sunoco / Energy Transfer to begin HDD (horizontal directional drilling) between West Whiteland Township and West Goshen Township on Boot Road in the vicinity of Rt. 202 and the Goshen Fire C...

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Township News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

2020 Census Information

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The 2020 Census is right around the corner!

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. ...

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Township News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Dog Leash law

Just a reminder that all dogs must be kept under the control of their owners at all times, whether you are on your own property or a public park.

Pennsylvania and West Goshen Township dog laws require dogs to be on leash and under control when in public. &...

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Township News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

ChesCo Fire / EMS Survey

Chester County Resident or Business owner,

The Chester County Fire Chiefs Association, Chester County Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc., and the Chester County Fire Police Association, in partnership with the Chester County Department of Emergency S...

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Township News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Final CADMUS Renewable Energy Plan

Below is a link to the final CADMUS / West Chester Area Council of Governments Renewable Energy Plan.

Cadmus Renewable Energy Plan

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Township News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Declaration of Disaster Emergency

Please click the link below to read West Goshen's Declaration of Disaster Emergency related to the COVID-19 situation:

COVID-19 DISASTER DECLARATION

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Township News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Flush only Toilet Paper and What Nature Provides!

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, please follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on sanitizing hard surfaces, door knobs, etc. with sanitizing wipes.

Centers for Disease Control Sanitizing Tips

HOWEVER, please do not flush those w...

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Township News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Aqua Water Main Project

Aqua, PA, West Goshen Township's potable water utility, is planning work on Dorothy Lane, Fern Hill Lane, Gateway Lane and Paul Lane beginning on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Dorothy Lane Letter to Residents

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Township News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Quarterly Sewer / Trash Billing Delayed

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Township has delayed the quarterly sewer / trash billing.

1st quarter 2020 sewer / trash bills were mailed on April 29th with a due date of May 31st.

 

Township News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Board of Supervisors’ Statement on COVID-19 Response

This statement was made at the April 21, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Shaun Walsh regarding the overall COVID-19 response by the Township and subsequent expenditures for overtime.

Board of Supervisors Statement on COVID-19 Response

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Township News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Construction Activity Resumes May 1st

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CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY RESUMES MAY 1st

Governor Wolf’s latest order resumes all residential, commercial and industrial construction activity effective May 1st.

The Township has put into effect special permit regulations regarding permit submission and inspec...

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Township News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020: West Goshen Township Extends Real Estate Tax Face Amount Due Date

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West Goshen Township Extends Real Estate Tax Face Amount Due Date 

Township extends Real Estate Tax Face Amount in Support of Residents Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 

WEST CHESTER, PA (May 20, 2020) — To offer assistance to reside...

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Township News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

New Drive Up Drop Box

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  • In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Township has installed a new drive-up drop box for those residents and businesses owners looking to pay sewer / trash bills, real estate taxes or to drop off any correspondence.
  • This is in addition to the existing wa...
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Township News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

2020 Street Paving Program

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The Board of Supervisors recently approved the 2020 Street Paving Program.

The following West Goshen Township streets will be paved this summer and residents on the streets will be notified prior to work commencing.

The project is expected to begin around J...

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Township News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Accufacts Final Mariner II Report

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Township safety consultant Accufacts has produced the following Final Report on the Mariner II Pipeline Project.

The Township Board of Supervisors submitted various questions based on the Final Report to Accufacts.  Those questions and the respons...

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Township News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

2020 Chester County Farm Products Guide

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The Chester County Planning Commission has published their 2020 Chester County Farm Products Guide.

2020 Chester County Farm Products Guide

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Township News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Township Sewer Authority Grants Awarded

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The West Goshen Township Sewer Authority was recently awarded two grants in the amount of $910,896 for wastewater system upgrades.

The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The first grant is for $5...

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Township News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Township Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The Township has installed the first of two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The first station is located at 1025 Paoli Pike, in front of the West Goshen Township complex's Public Works Department building.

The second station is to be located at Com...

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Township News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Stormwater Update: September 2020

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The Township is completing a stormwater project this week to repair an existing 134’ long corrugated metal pipe (CMP) that carries a stream under Knollwood Drive.  The existing pipe is very large with an oblong diameter of 78” by 120”.

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Township News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Request for Information - Renewable Energy Development

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In February 2020, East Goshen, West Goshen, Westtown, and East Bradford Townships and West Chester Borough, working cooperatively through the the West Chester Area Council of Governments (“WCACOG”) completed a 100% Renewable Energy Transition Plan (Renewa...

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Township News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Presentation from representatives from Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) on West Goshen Township's stormwater program.

October 7, 2020 HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Township News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

West Goshen Township’s Monthly Digital Newsletter Receives Award from PSATS

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West Goshen Township, PA – 10/01/2020 – The West Goshen Township Monthly eNews has been named a Second Place Winner in the Electronic Newsletter Category in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ (PSATS) 52nd Annual Citizen Communicat...

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Township News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

2021 Preliminary Budget & Presentation

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The following will be up for discussion and possible approval at the November 17th Board of Supervisor's meeting at 7:00 PM via GoToMeeting.  Final budget approval will not be until the December board meeting:

2021 Preliminary Budget and 10 Year C...

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Township News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Raven's Lane Stormwater Project Update

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In January, 2021, the Township's hired contractor J.A. Jurich, began a project to replace approximately 1,100 linear feet of 50+ year old corrugated metal pipe (CMP) in the Falconcrest residential neighborhood on Raven's Lane and nearby streets at a price...

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Township News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

West Goshen Township Police Department’s Body-worn Camera Program

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You may notice that all of our uniformed Officers will be wearing a body-worn camera on their persons.  This is the culmination of a long process and we are proud to give you a little insight into how it all came about.  Ultimately, we f...

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Township News
Posted on: January 9, 2021

January 8, 2021: PA Department of Health Releases COVID Vaccine Schedule

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The PA Department of Health has issued a comprehensive COVID Vaccination Plan. The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to Pennsylvanians in a phased approach. View the plan on the PA Department of Health website HERE.

The commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccinati...

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Additional Info... Township News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

The NEW West Goshen Sustainability Committee

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The newly formed Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) in West Goshen Township was adopted ad hoc by the Board of Supervisors on August 18, 2020 and met for the first time on September 22, 2020. The SAC’s overall mission&n...

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Township News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

WCU Overlay Zoning Amendment

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WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ORDINANCE. 

AN ORDINANCE OF WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 84 OF THE WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP CODE, TITLED, “ZONING”, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 84-4 TO ADD A NEW ZONING...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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