Road Rules: Winter Driving Rules

Regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground, it’s important to  prepare for winter and all that it brings. Preparation is especially important for successfully navigating winter roads. Since winter weather can bring unexpected conditions,  make sure that your vehicle is ready for ice and snow. For the majority of Pennsylvania, all-season radial tires that […]

Greening West Goshen: How to Properly Dispose of Leaves

There are many ways to dispose of leaves and your annual holiday tree. Please see West Goshen Township’s rules below for disposing of fall leaves:  DO compost leaves whenever possible (explained more below). DO place leaves in biodegradable bags or trash cans for collection on November 9th, November 23, or December 14. There is no […]

People of West Goshen: Meet Police Chief Joseph Gleason

As a child, Police Chief Joe Gleason looked forward to the parade every year, not for the floats or bands, but to see his heroes pass by. Sitting on the front porch of his Havertown home, he waits for the special wave from his heroes in blue. “As a kid, I thought that they walked […]

Meet the Public Works Department

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 the department likes it. “I know that we are doing a good job when people aren’t thinking about us!” quipped Director of Public […]

What Your Recycling Becomes

Recycling is beneficial to the environment in many ways. Recycling can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, conserve natural resources, increase economic security, prevent pollution, save energy, and support American manufacturing and help create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States. Most importantly by reducing the amount […]

Road Rules: Increased Deer Activity

With autumn among us and the earlier onset of nightfall, motorists should be prepared for the increase in deer activity and watch carefully for deer darting across the roadways. Deer movement increases during the fall breeding season, making it all the more important for motorists to drive defensively and stay alert, especially at dawn and […]

Greening West Goshen: Fall Tree Planting Guide

Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. The cooler temperatures and wet conditions of early autumn are ideal for new plantings. The stress of transplanting a tree (which may lose up to 90% of its root system in the transplant process)is greatly reduced. As tree shoot growth halts with the colder weather […]

Safety Tips by Fire Marshal Andrea Testa: Plug into Extension Cord Safety

During the holiday season, families often string together extension cords without a second thought—after all, all cords are created equal, right? Think again. Just because the extension cord has the length to reach the outlet across the room, it doesn’t mean it’s the right one for the task at hand. If the tool, appliance or […]

About the West Goshen Planning Commission

The West Goshen Planning Commission is a group of township volunteers who are a recommending body to the Township Board of Supervisors. The group works in conjunction with the township staff, township engineer and the Board of Supervisors to review land development projects within West Goshen Township. Land development and conditional use applications are usually […]

Road Rules: Bus Safety Tips

Each day in Pennsylvania, school buses carry 1,500,000 children to and from school, transporting them more than 400,000,000 miles each year. Every year, children are needlessly injured or killed by drivers passing stopped school buses, and 1,000 motorists have their licenses suspended, receive five points on their driving records, and face $250 fines for failing […]