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 through 2002, and again from 2010 through 2017.  Joe was […]

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 Law Does  The law prohibits as a primary offense any driver from using an Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) to send, read […]

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 shared how and why Summer 2020 will be different. “We live for summer!” said Lehr. “Unfortunately, due […]

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 mitigation efforts remain in place as the economy begins to reopen. Restrictions are adjusted as necessary based on public […]

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 of driver in emergency response areas.  What does the law require? […]

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 streams exist where the input of nutrients is well-matched to the needs of the diverse populations […]

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 into mowing season,” said Director of Public Works Dave Woodward. The shift in routine […]

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 you can safely maintain distance between yourself and other active neighbors. […]

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, not people, and are not intended to provide protection in a crash. Additionally, children and adults can easily […]

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 administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the […]