March 2, 2021

TREX Recycling Program

The Trex Company has hosted the Recycling Challenge since 2006, with the objective of educating the public on the importance of plastic film recycling through school and community recycling programs.

Participants collect plastic film with the goal of recycling a minimum of 500 pounds of plastic in a 6 month period. If the goal is met the group is awarded a Trex bench. Each participating organization is only eligible for one bench in a six-month period regardless of how many pounds are recycled past the 500 pounds.

The collected bags are delivered to a participating grocery store to be recycled through a reverse logistics channel. All of the participating stores do indeed sell their plastic film to Trex via their grocery chains distribution centers.

West Pottsgrove Township’s participating store is Giant Grocery Store. All residents who will be participating are encouraged to do one of two things. Either, weigh the amount yourself, turn it into the collection location (Giant) and report the weight via email to the Township at wptmanager@comcast.net

Please take note if you are dropping off at Giant, they will only accept materials if they are in a see-through bag, if it is in a black garbage bag it will be considered trash and discarded as such.

The drop-off points at Giant are directly inside the exit area, two large plastic boxes are in that location. Small amounts go inside the boxes, larger donations can be placed at the foot of the boxes.

Or, the resident may drop off the plastic at the Township building lobby. The Township will then weigh and take to the collection location.

Please refer to the attached PDF to see what materials are acceptable for this recycling program.

NexTrex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge PDF

We appreciate everyone’s efforts towards this program, helping to obtain a new bench for one of our beautiful parks!

Grosstown Road to Close on Weekdays

West Pottsgrove Township is planning to close Grosstown Road weekdays between Constitution Avenue and Roberts Drive in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County on Monday, January 18, through mid-July, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for sewer upgrades, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the weekday closure, Grosstown Road motorists will be directed to use Manatawny Street and High Street.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.

PARRC December Meeting Access Details

Please find attached the Agenda for the last PARRC meeting of the year. It is on Thursday, December 3rd at 4:00 PM and held virtually. I have also attached the October 28th Meeting Minutes.

PARRC Committee Meeting Notes (PDF Download)

Meeting invite below:

PARRC December Regular Meeting
Thu, Dec 3, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/424936253

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (646) 749-3117

Access Code: 424-936-253

Ball Field Social Distancing Guidelines

Due to COVID 19 guidelines, the Township is implementing the following guidelines for gatherings and sporting events. 

Indoor Events are limited to a maximum of 25 people following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks. 

Outdoor events are limited to a maximum of 250 people following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Election Polling Location Update

Polling for the upcoming election will be held at the Township Municipal Building. 

West Pottsgrove Municipal Building
980 Grosstown Rd
Stowe, PA 19038

Update on Tax Collector Hours

Due to COVID 19 guidelines, our tax collector will be available at the following times in August 2020. 

Monday – 3:00PM t0 5:00PM
Tuesday – 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Our tax collector will be available on December 31st, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Extension of Property Tax Discount Period

The Commissioners of West Pottsgrove Township in conjunction with Montgomery County Commissioners have decided to extend the County, MCCC, and Township property tax discount payment period from April 30th 2020 to May 31st 2020.

This initiative needs to be made by a Resolution. Given that the next scheduled Commissioners meeting of May 6, 2020 is after the currently established discount deadline, the Commissioners have authorized this Notice of Intent.

For those individuals that pay the face value between April 30th and May 31, 2020, they will be issued a refund of the discount amount.

The refund policy does not apply to Financial Institutions making payments on behalf of residents that have escrow accounts associated with their mortgage.

UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQs

PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. Please continue to read this FAQ for more guidance. Many of your questions will be answered below.

You can also get updates and information on PA Department of Labor & Industry’s Facebook pageOpens In A New Window and TwitterOpens In A New Window.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, 
visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s dedicated coronavirus webpage that is updated daily.

Please visit the offical UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQs website for more information.

https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/UC-COVID19-FAQs.aspx

United States Census Bureau Jobs Available

The United States Census Bureau is in need for Census takers for our area for the ‘2020 Census.

Census workers can work full time or part time; flexible hours and paid training.

Pay rate for our area is $27.00 per hour.

Applications are taken online at 2020census.gov/jobs or you can call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information.

Holiday Trash Pickup Delays

Trash Pickup this week and next week will be delayed to Thursday due to the Holidays.