1. This Month...
  2. CALENDARS
  3. Covid-19
  1. 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 3 weeks beginning on Monday, March 8th.
     
    Traffic will be restored after the 4:00pm work hours until the next morning.

  2. Borough of West Chester Zoning Code
    Borough Seal


    Chapter 112. Zoning

  3. NOTICE is hereby given of the following 
    Upcoming Special 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

    Public Hearing:   Wednesday, March 17, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.  -  Chapter 104, "Vehicles & Traffic" and "Cable Franchise Renewal Agreement between the Borough of West Chester and Verizon Pennsylvania, LLC" 

    Special Smart Growth Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 5:30 PM | Present and discuss the revisions to Chapter 112, Zoning Code 

  4. NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION

    The Borough of West Chester is seeking a Borough resident to fill a recent vacancy on the Planning Commission.   The role of a Planning Commission Member is to advise Borough Council on planning and zoning matters within the Borough.  The Planning Commission meets the last Tuesday of each month, and the Monday the week prior, at 6:30 P.M.   All meetings, at this time, remain virtual.   For additional information, please see the Planning Commission’s webpage, which can be found at: 

    https://west-chester.com/220/Planning-Commission

    If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume, no later than April 2, 2021, to: 

    danad@west-chester.com.   Interviews will be held at the April 20, 2021 Borough Council Meeting. 


    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.
  5. 2021 Budget - Graphic


  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. West Chester Current Events - Header
    This month's stories include:


    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

    Click here to Learn What is Happening in West Chester
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  10. webex_small

    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. 


    Agenda
    Administration, Communication & Technology March 9, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-755-3996
    Public Works March 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
    Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-755-3996
    Parking March 9, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda  Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-755-3996
    Public Safety March 10, 2021 @ 5:30 PM  Agenda  Attachments WebEx
    844-992-4726 132-749-2917
    Finance & Revenue  March 10, 2021 @ 6:00 PM   Agenda Attachments WebEx
    844-992-4726 132-749-2917
    Smart Growth  March 10, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx 844-992-4726 132-749-2917
    Worksession  March 16, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx
    Public Hearing March 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Notice Chapter 104
    Verizon Documents
           
    Voting Session March 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx
    Smart Growth - Special Meeting March 25, 2021 @ 5:30 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx

  11. Boards & Commissions 

    Virtual Meetings

    HARB  February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 408-418-9388 132-721-1824 
    Sustainability Advisory Committee  February 25, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726  132-903-2095 
    Tree Commission March 3, 2021 @ 6:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 408-418-9388 132-668-6373
    Parks & Recreation Commission  March 3, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments Skype or  877-385-7701 261-189-05#
    Zoning Hearing Board - ZHB 965 - 250 E Market St. March 8, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Agenda Attachment WebEx or 408-418-9388 132-305-4033
    Zoning Hearing Board - ZHB 974 - 148 E Gay St.
    March 8, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
    Agenda Attachment
    WebEx
    or 408-418-9388
    132-305-4033
    Zoning Hearing Board - ZHB 977 - 800 N New St.
    March 8, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
    Agenda Attachment
    WebEx or 408-418-9388
    132-305-4033
    Railroad Restoration Commission  March 10, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      
    West Chester Library Board March 15, 2021 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Zoom       
    Public Hearing March 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      
    Historical Commission  March 18, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      
    Public Arts Commission  March 22, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      
    Planning Commission Worksession March 22, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      
    Sustainability Advisory Committee March 25, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      
    HARB March 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      
    Planning Commission Voting Session  March 30, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx      

    408-418-9388
    844-992-4726