1. This Month...
  2. CALENDARS
  3. CURRENT EVENTS
  1.  Christmas Parade Banner1
    West Chester's grandest parade is the highlight of the Winter holiday season with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians. Dozens of events surround the parade, so be sure to come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit in town 

    This event is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce

    Learn more here.

    #WCChristmasParade


  2. CHANGE IN MEETING TIMES FOR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 



    Due to budget discussions, the following schedule for the December Committee meetings is as follows:

    December 11th:

    • Public Safety:  5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Smart Growth:  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Finance:  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
  3. Borough Council Meetings
     Public Works December 10, 2019 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments Audio 
     Parking December 10, 2019 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments Audio
     ACT December 10, 2019 7:30 PM Agenda Attachments Audio
     Public Safety & Quality of Life December 11, 2019 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments Audio 
     Smart Growth December 11, 2019 6:00 PM Agenda Attachments Audio
     Finance & Revenue December 11, 2019 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Audio
     Worksession December 17, 2019 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Audio
     Voting Session December 18, 2019 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Audio 


  4. PUBLIC HEARINGS


    ZHB Zoning Hearing #969 - 516 S. Walnut Street December 9, 2019 @ 5:30 PM Hearing Notice
    2020 Budget Public Hearing to Adopt the 2020 Budget December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 PM 2020 Budget
    Chapter 97 Public Hearing to Amend Chapter 97 December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Hearing Notice
    Liquor
    License Transfer
    Proposed Transfer of Liquor License:
    44 West Gay Street
    December 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM Hearing Notice



  5.              NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE 2020 BUDGET

    WEST CHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M. TO ADOPT THE 2020 BUDGET. 

    THE PROPOSED BUDGET IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AND FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE OFFICE OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER, 401 EAST GAY STREET; WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. 

    ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO ATTEND THE HEARING WHO HAS A DISABILITY AND/OR REQUIRES AN AUXILIARY AID, SERVICE, OR OTHER ACCOMMODATION TO OBSERVE OR PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE BOROUGH MANAGER’S OFFICE AT 610-344-3246 TO DISCUSS HOW THOSE NEEDS MAY BE ACCOMMODATED.

    2020 Budget

  6. Electric Vehicle - Charging Rate



    Effectively immediately Borough-owned EV charging stations will cost $.50 per hour (roughly $.075/kWh) in addition to any relevant parking fees. Borough Council voted to adopt the revenue-neutral charging fee in November in order to cover the growing costs of the Borough’s EV charging infrastructure, including the new dual-port charger at Bicentennial Garage. Vehicles parked in designated EV spots must be plugged in at all times – please move your vehicle when charging is completed. 

    For more information click here.

  7. Borough Council Accepting Applications for Appointments to our Boards and Commission

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    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

  8. PAVING & MILLING SCHEDULED IN THE BOROUGH


    UPDATE: November 19, 2019

    Due to the weather, the paving project has been delayed.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  The road adjacent to your property will be milled this week according to the following schedule:

    W. Washington Street – (New to High) - 11/20

    Weaver and Corcoran Alley – 11/20

    S. Church Street – (Miner to Union) –11/20

    Courthouse Alley – (New to Darlington) – 11/20

    S. New Street – (Market to Miner) – 11/20

    Wollerton Street – (Darlington to New) – 11/20

    W. Union Street – (High to Church) – 11/21

    S. Brandywine Street – (Union to Nields) – 11/21

    Wilmont Mews (Miner to Barnard) – 11/21

    To facilitate the paving, it will be necessary to restrict parking within the limit of work between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM.  All cars must be removed from the streets between 7 AM and 5 PM, but may be parked there overnight if they are removed by 7 AM the following morning.

    We will make every effort to maintain access to your property.  There may be times during the work that access will be limited.  If you have specific issues, feel free to contact us.

    Please note that rain and temperatures may impact the schedule.  The latest updates are posted on the West Chester Borough’s website and Facebook.

    If you have any questions or concerns before or during the construction, feel free to contact the West Chester Borough Deputy Director of Public Works, Michael Taggart, at 484-887-2757.


  9. You can view a live map of road closures & street work here.


  10. Chapter 62 OF THE BOROUGH CODE Has Been Amended

    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.