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    EARNED INCOME TAX INCREASE PRESS RELEASE


    To start to pay down the Borough’s $19.6 million unfunded pension liability, West Chester Borough Council has increased the Borough’s Earned Income Tax (EIT) rate from 1% to 1.25%, effective January 1, 2019. This increase affects all Borough residents who earn wages and salaries.
    You can read the full press release here.


    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
    MARCH 19, 2019 AT 8:00 p.m.

    NOTICE IS GIVEN that on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., prevailing time, Council for the Borough of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing as part of the advertised public work session meeting at the Borough of West Chester’s municipal building located at 401 East Gay Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, to consider and possibly adopt two Ordinances.  The first Ordinance repeals it is entirety the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Codified as Chapter 97 of the Borough of West Chester Code and adopts in its place a new Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance with the following title and summary:

    Title of Ordinance:

    AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, REPEALING  IN ITS ENTIRETY THE SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, WHICH WAS ADOPTED AS ORDINANCE NO. 16-1991 ON AUGUST 28, 1991, AS AMENDED, AND CODIFIED AS CHAPTER 97 OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER CODE, AND ADOPTING IN ITS PLACE A NEW Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, which will be CODIFIED AS THE NEW CHAPTER 97 OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER CODE.

                   

    Summary of Ordinance:

    Article I provides general provisions such as effective date, purpose and authority; Article II provides the definitions for terms used in the Ordinance; Article III explains application procedures when submitting subdivision and land development applications; Article IV provides design standards for blocks, lots, streets, driveways, parking, curbs, streetlights, street trees, landscaping, sanitary sewers, utilities, recreational land and facilities, transportation studies and mobile home park regulations; Article V provides the plan content requirements for sketch, preliminary and final subdivision and land development plans; Article VI provides standards for construction, inspection and dedication of improvements; Article VII provides regulations for administration and enforcement of the Ordinance.

    The second Ordinance amends the Zoning Ordinance, Codified as Chapter 112 of the Borough of West Chester Code with the following title and summary:

    Title of Ordinance:

    AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 112 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER, TITLED, “ZONING”, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 112-7 TO AMEND CERTAIN DEFINITIONS AND SECTION 112-30.A(1) TO DELETE EDUCATIONAL USES AS A PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USE IN THE TOWN CENTER DISTRICT OUTSIDE OF THE RETAIL OVERLAY DISTRICT.

    Summary of Ordinance:

    The proposed Ordinance amends certain definitions in Chapter 112 of the Borough of West Chester Zoning Ordinance in order to be consistent with the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.

                  

    The full text of both Ordinances are available for inspection without charge at the Borough of West Chester administrative offices located at 401 East Gay Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A copy of the full text of the Ordinance may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof.  In addition, a certified copy of the proposed Ordinances are also on file and available for inspection by members of the public at the offices of the Daily Local News by calling (215) 648-1066 and the Chester County Law Library, Chester County Justice Center, Suite 2400, 201 West Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380.




    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

    March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    NOTICE IS GIVEN that on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, Council for the Borough of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing as part of the regularly scheduled public meeting at the Borough of West Chester’s municipal building located at 401 East Gay Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, to consider the adoption of, and if approved, Borough Council will adopt amendments to Chapters 77 and 104 of the Borough Code. The Ordinance has the following title and summary:

    AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER, SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 77, TITLED, “PARKING PROGRAM, RESIDENTIAL”, TO AMEND CHAPTER 77-15 “PARKING PROCEDURES FOR PERMIT AREA L” TO EXPAND AREA L ALONG SOUTH MATLACK STREET FROM EAST MARKET STREET TO BARNARD STREET; TO AMEND CHAPTER 104, TITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC,” TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR “OVERSIZED VEHICLES” IN SECTION 104-1, TITLED “DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION,”; TO AMEND SECTION 104-39 TO PROHIBIT THE PARKING OF OVERSIZED VEHICLES ON PUBLIC STREETS WITHIN THE BOROUGH; SECTION 104-45 TO REMOVE A HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACE AT 314 WEST WASHINGTON STREET AND 247 DEAN STREET; AND TO AMEND SECTION 104-29 TO PROHIBIT PARKING ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF WEST MARSHALL STREET FOR 65 FEET WEST OF HIGH STREET.

    The full text of the Ordinance is available for inspection without charge at the Borough of West Chester administrative offices located at 401 East Gay Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A copy of the full text of the Ordinance may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof.  In addition, a certified copy of the proposed Ordinance is also on file and available for inspection by members of the public at the offices of the Daily Local News by calling (215) 648-1066 and the Chester County Law Library, Chester County Justice Center, Suite 2400, 201 West Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380.

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    Agenda
    Public Works February 12 @ 5:30 PM Agenda  Attachments
    Parking February 12 @ 6:30 PM Agenda  Attachments
    Administration, Communication & Technology February 12 @ 7:30 PM Agenda  Attachments
    Public Safety & Quality of Life  February 13 @ 5:30 PM Agenda  Attachments 
    Finance & Revenue February 13 @ 6:30 PM Agenda  Attachments
    Smart Growth February 13 @ 7:30 PM Agenda  Attachments
    Worksession February 19 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments 
    Voting Session - CANCELLED February 20 @ 7:00 PM Agenda  Attachments