1. This Month...
  2. CALENDARS
  3. Covid-19
  1. Emergency Ordinance Adopted by Borough Council


    AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY IN SECTION 302.I OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER HOME RULE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO MAY GATHER INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF PRIVATE DWELLINGS AND TO REQUIRE THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS IN THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER.

    You can read the ordinance here.
  2. BOROUGH BUILDING CLOSED


    THE BOROUGH BUILDING WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN RESPONSE TO PREVENTATIVE MEASURES REGARDING COVID-19. THE BOROUGH BUILDING WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE BY PHONE AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS TO CONTINUE SERVING THE PUBLIC.
  3. Borough of West Chester - Trick or Treat Information


    The Borough of West Chester does not establish dates or times for Trick-or-Treating.  Because of COVID-19 concerns, many people will not be participating in Trick-or Treating this year. Borough residents are reminded to please respect neighbors who do not participate in Trick-or-Treating.  The standard practice is to keep your front porch light on if you are participating and to turn it off if you are not.

  4. Aqua Construction Work

    West Marshall Street between North New & North High Streets

    Aqua Pennsylvania will begin the replacement of 1,300 feet of aging 6-inch cast iron water main with new 8-inch ductile iron water main on the following street in West Chester Borough, Chester County beginning Monday, November 2, 2020.

    Learn More Here
  5. West Chester Borough Resident Survey


    The Financial Advisory Committee invites you to complete a survey. Your input as a resident of the Borough of West Chester is essential to understanding how important the services of the Borough are to you. Please participate. Your response is submitted electronically. It does not include any identifying information. THANK YOU.

    The Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) seeks your help in understanding what is most important to you as a RESIDENT of the Borough of West Chester. Your responses are confidential and you cannot be identified as a respondent.


  6. PECO Replacing 100+ Poles

    Starting Wednesday, October 14th, PECO will be replacing numerous power poles throughout the Borough.  It is anticipated that the replacement of these poles, over 100 in total, will occur over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
  7. BOROUGH STREET LIGHT ISSUES

    BOROUGH RESIDENTS MAY ALREADY KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH THE STREET LIGHTING AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE BOROUGH.  THE ISSUES INCLUDE LIGHTS NOT TURNING ON/OFF, FLICKERING, BRIGHTNESS OF LIGHTS, LIGHTS TURNING ON AT IRREGULAR HOURS, ETC.  THE INITIAL RESPONSE WAS TO TURN THESE NON-WORKING LIGHTS TO MANUAL FUNCTION, BUT THIS PROCESS WAS FOUND TO BE TOO EXPENSIVE TO SUSTAIN.  BOROUGH COUNCIL HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUES AND THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY TO FIND A RESOLUTION TO THESE ISSUES. BULBS ARE NOT BURNING OUT, BUT RATHER THERE IS A MALFUNCTION WITH THE CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE INDIVIDUAL LIGHT POLES.  UNFORTUNATELY, NEITHER THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOR OUR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR CAN TAKE IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE MEASURES, AS THE SYSTEM REQUIRES A NEW SOFTWARE PLATFORM, THEREFORE THERE IS NO QUICK FIX.   THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS IDENTIFIED A COMPANY THAT OFFERS A PRODUCT THAT IS EXPECTED TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES.  HAVING OVER 1,000 LIGHTS IN THE BOROUGH MAKES THE COST OF IMPLEMENTING THE CORRECTIVE MEASURE A VERY COSTLY ENDEAVOR.  ABOUT A DOZEN NODES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, WHICH WILL BE INSTALLED TO CONDUCT A TEST OF THE PRODUCTS RELIABILITY.    IF SUCCESSFUL, PUBLIC WORKS INTENDS TO INCLUDE THE COST OF THE PRODUCT, ALONG WITH THE INSTALLATION COSTS, IN THE BUDGET FOR NEXT CALENDAR YEAR.  SO, A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM COULD TAKE US INTO THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.
  8. West Chester Current Events - Header
    This month's stories include:

    High Street Corridor Plan Update
    Puppy Bowl
     Tractor Donation
     Public Arts Commission Brightens Up Gay Street Market
     The Future of Gay Street
    Help Us Help You with Request Tracker
    Do Not Let the 2020 Census Pass By Without Being Counted
    Gay Street Closure
    Non-Flushable Items Cause Problems in Sewer Systems

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  9. Notice of Public Hearing


    November 9, 2020 at 5:30 PM | Appeal #974 - 148 East Gay Street
    Via WebEx
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    This month our meetings will be made available through WebEx.
    You can learn more about using WebEx here.
    You can also contact our Chief Information Officer for additional information.
    We recommend sending in any questions for the meetings to webex@west-chester.com and we will be sure to address them at the meeting. 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS


    By connecting to a virtual WebEx meeting you agree to the terms and conditions as described below.

    Any disruption to a meeting will result in the abuser being immediately expelled. If the abuse is harassing, threatening or otherwise intended to disrupt the meeting, legal action may be taken against the abuser. 


    Public Hearing - WCBID | 5 Year Reauthorization October 20, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Notice 5 Year Plan Watch  
    Borough Council Worksession October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Watch
    Public Hearing - Emergency Ordinance October 21, 2020 @ 6:00 PM  Notice Ordinance Watch
    Public Hearing - Vehicles & Traffic October 21, 2020 @ 6:45 PM Notice Amendment Watch
    Borough Council Voting Session October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Watch

    No Meeting in January
    No Meeting in January
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM 
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM 
    408-418-9388
    844-992-4726
  11. Boards & Commissions 

    Virtual Meetings

    Public Arts Commission October 26, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Planning Commission Voting Session  October 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Historical and Architectural Review Board October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    ZHB - Appeal #974 | 148 E. Gay Street November 9, 2020 @ 5:30 PM Notice          

    408-418-9388
    844-992-4726