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  1. October Borough Council Meeting Highlights_201911121247170259 (1)



    West Chester Borough Council is accepting applications for volunteer positions for the following :

    1. Recreation Commission
    2. West Chester Library Board
    3. Railroad Restoration Commission
    4. Historic Commission
    5. Human Relations Commission
    6. West Chester Redevelopment Authority
    7. Planning Commission
    8. Tree Commission
    Learn more about each of the Commissions here

  3. Paving & Milling Scheduled in the Borough

    Due to today’s (10/31) rain, the paving contractor is behind schedule.  The following roads have been milled:

    • Hoopes Park Lane
    • Locust Lane (North, South, and East)
    • Maryland Avenue
    • Marshall Street – From New Street to Brandywine Street
    • Ashbridge Street – From High Street to Franklin Street
    • Franklin Street – From Goshen Road to Ashbridge Street

    These roads will be paved next week starting Tuesday.  We will have an updated schedule soon - which will be posted here.


    Earlier this year the Borough Council adopted an official Borough of West Chester flag. This flag was the winning entry in a contest through the Public Arts Commission. 


    The winning design represents the six main streets of West Chester, reflecting the basic character of the Borough. Artist: Julie Allen.

    The official flag was adopted as described in Ordinance No. 04-2019.

    The flags (3' x 5') can be purchased at the Borough Administrative Building for $35.00.

    You can learn more about the Borough Flag here.

  5. Aqua - Continuing Infrastructure Improvement Program


    Aqua Pennsylvania will replace the existing 6-inch cast iron water main within West Chester Borough, Chester County as part of our continuing infrastructure improvement program.

  6. Leaf Collection Season is Here

    Leaf Collection

    Beginning October 28th, the areas north of Market Street will have Monday and Tuesday collection dates. The areas south of Market Street will have Wednesday and Thursday collection dates. Each neighborhood will have three collection weeks.

    Learn more

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    Chapter 62 Amendments 2019

    Chapter 62 of the West Chester Borough Code, “Garbage, Rubbish, Refuse,” has been amended, and, as of September 21, 2019, is now in effect. Additionally, there has been a change in the enforcement of this ordinance. To access the amendments to the ordinance, see the link below.

    NOTE: Beginning October 7, 2019, property owners found in violation of any provision of Chapter 62 will immediately receive a notice of violation, delivered to the property, similar to a parking ticket. This notice of violation will advise of the specifics of the violation and order the property owner to pay the fines below, payable to the Borough of West Chester, within seven (7) days.

    Failure to pay the fine within seven (7) days will result in a non-traffic citation filed with the District Court, which carries a possible fine of not less than $50 and not more than $1000 plus court costs.

    1st offense - $30

    2nd offense - $50

    3rd offense - $100

    A 4th and all subsequent offenses will result the in a non-traffic citation being automatically filed with the District Court carrying a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $1000.

    For more detailed information regarding Chapter 62 click here:


    Cadmus is supporting the West Chester Area Council of Governments (WCACOG) with a study to inform the development of the West Chester Area Regional Community Energy Transition Plan. Throughout the research and planning process, Cadmus is engaging with an Advisory Group comprised of representatives from each WCACOG municipality that is participating in the study as well as the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). The purpose of the Advisory Group is to provide critical input, feedback, and local knowledge to Cadmus throughout the Renewable Energy Planning process. 

    In addition to the ongoing input from the Advisory Group, Cadmus recently conducted a series of engagement efforts to ensure that forthcoming research and analysis is grounded in local goals and perspectives. Click here to read more about progress to-date

    Cadmus will deliver a final report in November 2019.

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    The spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that first arrived on the scene in 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The planthopper, native to Asia, has the potential to take a big bite out of Pennsylvania's economy by damaging crops, landscapes and natural ecosystems, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries.

    So far, the insect has been contained to a quarantine zone consisting of 13 counties — Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill — and those on the front lines of combating the pest want to keep it that way.

    For more information, click here or call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359).

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