1. This Month...
  2. CALENDARS
  3. Covid-19
  1. Local Earned Income Tax filing deadline has NOT been extended beyond the April 15, 2021 due date

    As of right now, the Local Earned Income Tax filing deadline has NOT been extended beyond the April 15, 2021 due date.  While the PA Department of Revenue and the IRS announced that income tax filing deadlines for their 2020 final returns are extended to May 17, 2021, no such change has been made for the Local Earned Income Tax Filing deadline. Keystone will continue to monitor announcements from the Governor’s Office, the State Legislature and the Department of Community and Economic Development regarding any potential change in the filing deadline.   Absent notice from at least one of these entities, the April 15th deadline cannot change as it is set by statute.  Returns filed after this date will be assessed statutory penalty, interest and costs regardless of extensions by the PA Department of Revenue and the IRS.  
     
    Taxpayers contacting you with questions regarding the filing deadline should be directed to Keystone’s redesigned website, www.KeystoneCollects.com, or to Keystone’s Taxpayer Services Department at (888) 328-0565.
  2. PECO Harmony Project - Gay Street Impact


    The PECO Harmony 4 Project will be gaining momentum next week.  There will be a full closure of E. Gay Street from Walnut Street to High Street from 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday.  This closure is expected to last for several weeks.
     
    Traffic will be restored after the 4:00pm work hours until the next morning.

  3. Borough of West Chester Zoning Code
    Borough Seal


    Chapter 112. Zoning


  4. NOTICE IF HEREBY GIVEN OF THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING MEETINGS:

    The general public is welcome to join the meetings via a computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone or landline phone.  The Public WebEx link can be found at www.west-chester.com. If you need further assistance, please contact the Chief Information Officer at wmann@west-chester.com.  We encourage residents to provide public comments by submitting them via email to webex@west-chester.com prior to the meetings to be read aloud. Participants may provide public comments during the meetings. Those individuals with disabilities and ADA accommodations for effective participation in the meetings should contact webex@west-chester.com or call 610-692-7574 at least two days prior to the meetings. All attempts will be made for reasonable accommodations. For updated information on all further Borough meetings, please see our website, www.westchester.com


    CHANGE OF MEETING TIME:  
    The April 14, 2021 Meeting of the Committee to Reestablish Rail Service to West Chester will begin at 6:30 P.M. 

    NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING:  Financial Advisory Committee Meeting - April 19, 2021 @ 6:30 P.M.

    NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING:  Amendment to Chapter 104, "Vehicles & Traffic" Section 104-3.A - April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M. 

    Committee to Reestablish Rail Service to West Chester.


  5.  IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION


    The Borough will be tagging recycling items which do not comply with the recycling standards. Please be advised that plastic bags are not recyclable.  Please click here to learn more about the recycling standards.
  6. 2021 Budget - Graphic


  7. 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.
  8. 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 several months.  
  9. 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.  Approximately a dozen nodes have been received, which will be installed to conduct a test of the products reliability.    If successful, the Public Works Department intends to include the cost of the product, along with the installation costs, in the budget for the next calendar year.  So, a solution to this problem could take us into the spring of next year.




  10. West Chester Current Events - Header
    This month's stories include:


    Watershed-Friendly Property Certification Program
     Easter Egg Scramble
    2021 West Chester Community Cleanup
    The West Chester Borough supports our Local Businesses and Main Street
     New Faces in the Borough of West Chester Staff
     The new sewer rate takes place on February 1, 2021
     Notify Me Set to Retire as We Move to ReadyChesco for Notification Services 
    Borough Council Approves Resolution Accepting High Street Corridor Plan
     2021 Preliminary Budget Approved
     Help Us Help You with Request Tracker
    Non-Flushable Items Cause Problems in Sewer Systems

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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. 


    Administration, Communication & Technology April 13, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-238-3343
    Public Works April 13, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
    Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-238-3343
    Parking April 13, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda  Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-238-3343
    Public Safety April 14, 2021 @ 5:30 PM  Agenda  Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-433-1356
    Finance & Revenue  April 14, 2021 @ 6:00 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-433-1356
    Smart Growth  April 14, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-433-1356
    Worksession  April 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx
    Public Hearing - Temporary and Emergency Regulations April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Notice and Amendment
    WebEx      
    Voting Session April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx
  12. Boards & Commissions 

    Virtual Meetings

    WC Police Department Diversity Task Force April 6, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 1-408-418-9388 132-371-9197
    Tree Commission April 7, 2021 @ 6:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 1-408-418-9388 132-094-5855
    Parks & Recreation Committee  April 7, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments Skype or 1-877-385-7701   261-18-905
    Zoning Hearing Board


    ZHB# 978 - 605 Price Street  April 12, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Hearing Notice Attachment  WebEx or 1-408-418-9388 132-795-4269
    ZHB# 979 - 701 South High Street April 12, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Hearing Notice Attachment  WebEx or 1-408-418-9388  132-795-4269
    ZHB# 980 - 511 Hillside Drive  April 12, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Hearing Notice Attachment  WebEx or 1-408-418-9388  132-795-4269
    ZHB# 981 - 139 East Marshall Street  April 12, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Hearing Notice Attachment  WebEx or 1-408-418-9388 132-795-4269
    Railroad Restoration Committee  April 14, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 1-408-418-9388  132-578-6374
    Historical Commission  April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 1-408-418-9388 132-621-7106
    Planning Commission - Worksession April 19, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    West Chester Library Board April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Zoom or    
    Financial Advisory Committee April 19, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Public Arts Commission April 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Webex  or    
    Planning Commission - Voting Session April 27, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Sustainability Advisory Committee  April 29, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Historical and Architectural Review Board  April 29, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    

    408-418-9388
    844-992-4726
    1-408-418-9388