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  3. Covid-19
  1. Municipal & Public Works Facilities Reopening Monday, May 24

    The Municipal Building and Public Works facilities will be reopening Monday, May 24th.  The building will be posted with signage asking anyone who enters the building who has not been vaccinated to please wear a mask when entering the facilities.  Any employees who are not vaccinated shall continue to wear a mask while in the work place.  


    PECO will be working in the 50 block of West Gay Street beginning Monday, April 26, 2021.  This section of W. Gay Street will be closed to traffic from 7:00 AM to 4:oo PM Monday Through Friday.  After 4:00 PM, W. Gay Street will be fully re-opened.  It is anticipated that the closure will be in effect for 3 weeks (ending approximately May 14th).

    The upcoming schedule for the PECO Harmony 4 Project in Gay Street is as follows:

    -        Week of May 10th:  Complete work in Gay Street from High Street to Church Street – Gay Street will be closed during the work hours of 7:00am to 4:00pm in this block.  Completion is estimated to take 1 week

    -        Beginning Sunday, May 16th:  Night work from Sunday to Thursday in the intersection of Gay Street & Church Street between 6:00pm and 3:00am - N. Church will be closed from Chestnut Street to Gay Street and Gay Street traffic will be restricted during night time work hours.  Work is estimated to take 1 week

    -       Beginning Monday May 17th:  Base Repair in Gay Street from Walnut Street to High Street from 7:00 am to 4:00pm.  Gay Street will be closed to traffic during the work hours.  Work is estimated to take 1 week

    -       Week of May 24th:  Begin daytime work in Gay Street from Church Street to Darlington Street from 7:00 am to 4:00pm.  Gay Street will be closed to traffic during the work hours.  Work is estimated to take 3 weeks.

    *Please note these schedules may be subject to change.  

  3. Borough of West Chester Zoning Code
    Borough Seal

    Chapter 112. Zoning


    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.

    JUNE 14, 2021 @ 7PM (In-Person)

    Hearing Notice

    605 Price Street

    602 West Nields Street

  6. 2021 Budget - Graphic

  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 several months.  


    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.

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

    2021 Pavement Repair Program
     Borough of West Chester Hosted a "Virtual" Community Cleanup Event on April 24th & 25th, 2021
     Watershed-Friendly Property Certification Program
    The West Chester Borough supports our Local Businesses and Main Street
     The new sewer rate takes place on February 1, 2021
    Borough Council Approves Resolution Accepting High Street Corridor Plan
     2021 Preliminary Budget Approved

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    june 2020 meeting annoucement
    Special Borough Council Meeting|SEPTA Meeting June 7, 2020 @ 6:00 PM AgendaAttachmentsWatch
    Administration, Communication & TechnologyJune 8, 2021 @ 5:30 PMAgendaAttachmentsWatch
    Public WorksJune 8, 2021 @ 6:00 PMAgendaAttachmentsWatch
    ParkingJune 8, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda AttachmentsWatch
    Public SafetyJune 9, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Agenda AttachmentsWatch
    Finance & Revenue June 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM AgendaAttachmentsWatch
    Smart Growth June 9, 2021 @ 6:30 PM AgendaAttachmentsWatch
    Public Hearing: Chapters 104 & 77June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PMNoticeAmendmentIn
    Borough Council Worksession June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person
    Borough Council Voting SessionJune 16, 2021 @ 7:00 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person

  11. Boards & Commissions 

    Zoning Hearing Board June 14, 2021 @ 5:30 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person    
    Historical Commission *CANCELLED*June 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person   
    West Chester Library BoardJune 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PMAgendaAttachments
    Public Arts CommissionJune 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person   
    Sustainability Advisory Commission - Everhart Park PergolaJune 24, 2021 @ 6:30 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person   
    Historical and Architectural Review BoardJune 24, 2021 @ 7:00 PMAgenda AttachmentsIn Person   
    Planning CommissionJune 29, 2021 @ 6:30 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person   
    West Chester Police Department Diversity Task ForceJune 29, 2021 @ 7:00 PMAgendaAttachmentsIn Person