December 5, 2021

West Pottsgrove Fall 2021 Newsletter

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West Pottsgrove Fall 2021 Newsletter

Montgomery County 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Montgomery County adopted amendments to its new comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, on July 15, 2021.

This nationally awarded plan focuses on the future of Montgomery County until the year 2040. The plan, which contains goals and a future land use plan, guides overall growth and development in the county.

Montco 2040: A Shared Vision provides an overall framework for local municipal plans and provides guidance on issues that transcend local boundaries, such as highways, public transportation, flooding, trails, growth trends, redevelopment trends, shopping needs, impact of large developments, overall housing needs, natural systems, and economic growth.

Learn more about the Montco 2040: A Shared Vision on the www.montcopa.org website.

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!

Updated Township Fee Schedule

A resolution of the Board of Commissioners of West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania establishing certain fees, deposits, and escrows payable to West Pottsgrove Township.

Township Fee Schedule (PDF Download)

Use & Occupancy Ordinance

Please be advised of our Use & Occupancy Ordinance 2021-1. You may download both the ordinance and application in PDF format for review and printing.

U & O Ordinance 2021-1 (PDF Download)

WPT Application for Residential U&O (PDF Download)

Updated Township Tax Collector Hours

WPT Tax Collector Hours: July through August

Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm
Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm
*Closed on July 27th & 28th

Additional Hours:
August 23rd & 30th (3pm-5pm)
December 31st (1pm – 3pm)
*Taxes unpaid after December 31st will be sent to Portnoff, 866.211.9466

Montgomery County Vaccination Clinics

NORRISTOWN, PA – NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that starting Wednesday, May 5, all Montgomery County vaccination clinics will offer walk-up availability to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The County is offering walk-up availability to reduce barriers and make it easier for people to get the vaccine when it is most convenient.

While no appointments are necessary for first doses, people are encouraged to bring their ID and insurance card to register on site if they have it. If residents prefer, they can still make appointments at http://vaccine.montcopa.org/ to speed up the registration process. Walk-ups are for first doses (Pfizer) or the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine only. Second doses will be scheduled by email or phone if needed.

Vaccine clinics operated by the Montgomery County OPH will be open for walk-up appointments on the following schedule this week:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • King of Prussia Mall, (Former J.C. Penney, 2nd level), 160 North Gulph Road, #5000, King of Prussia, PA 19406, 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery Mall, (Former Sears, 2nd level) 600 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA 19454, 2nd doses (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Parkside Shopping Center, (between Planet Fitness and Rally House), 2522 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090, one-dose (J&J), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446, one-dose (J&J), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Bethel Community Church, 575 North Keim St., Pottstown, PA 19464, one-dose (J&J), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 528 Church St., Norristown, PA 19401, one-dose (J&J), 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • King of Prussia Mall (Former JC Penney, 2nd level), 160 North Gulph Road, #5000, King of Prussia, PA 19406, 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer) 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Montgomery Mall, (Former Sears, 2nd level) 600 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA 19454, 2nd doses (Pfizer) 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Parkside Shopping Center, (between Planet Fitness and Rally House), 2522 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090, 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer) 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446, 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer), 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Bethel Community Church, 575 North Keim St., Pottstown, PA 19464, 2nd doses (Pfizer), 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 528 Church St., Norristown, PA 19401, one-dose (J&J), 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, May 7, 2021

  • King of Prussia Mall, (Former JC Penney, 2nd level), 160 North Gulph Road, #5000, King of Prussia, PA 19406, 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Montgomery Mall, (Former Sears, 2nd level) 600 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA 19454 2nd doses (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Parkside Shopping Center, (between Planet Fitness and Rally House) 2522 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090, 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446, 1st and 2nd doses (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Bethel Community Church, 575 North Keim St., Pottstown, PA 19464, 2nd doses (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 528 Church St., Norristown, PA 19401, one-dose (J&J), 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, 2nd dose (Pfizer), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, 712 Penllyn Pike, Spring House, PA 19477, one-dose (J&J), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Weekly vaccine clinic schedules are posted at www.montcopa.org/COVID-19Vaccine, or the public can call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967 for a list of locations and hours. For directions and parking information, click here.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone age 16 and over. Montgomery County is currently vaccinating people in all phases with Pfizer vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Anyone under the age of 18 attending a COVID-19 vaccination clinic must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Transportation to vaccine appointments at Montgomery County vaccination clinics listed above is available at no cost to the rider, calling ahead is encouraged.

  • Transnet: (215) 542-7433
  • SEPTA/CCT: (215) 580-7145
  • GoGo Grandparent: (855) 464-6872 or visit https://gogograndparent.com/montco.

For general COVID-19 questions please email covid19@montcopa.org or call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967. The hotline is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

Pottstown Borough Authority Water Customers & Reverse 9-11 System

Attn. Pottstown Borough Authority water customers,

During last month’s water main rupture WPT residents had many questions and concerns regarding the water boil notification. Please see the updated information below, this will also be issued via U.S. first class mail to all customers.

In the event of an emergency, the Borough of Pottstown uses a telephone Emergency Notification System (Reverse-911) to notify utility customers located within and outside of the Borough.

If you receive a call from the Borough of Pottstown, please listen to the message carefully. Please be advised that due to FCC regulations, you must register your cellphone number(s) with the Borough by calling 610-970-6540 if you wish to receive Reverse-911 messages.

Utility customers with landlines are already registered and no further action is required.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

As information is changing quickly, we will continue to update this page to assist in keeping the public and healthcare providers informed of COVID-19 vaccine updates. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is required to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s plan for vaccine prioritization for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available. At this time, vaccine supply remains extremely limited.

The City of Philadelphia receives their vaccine from the Federal Government directly and is not required to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s vaccine prioritization plans.

COVID Back to Normal

COVID-19 VACCINATION REGISTRATION 

This page was last updated on 1/20/2021.

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health has started scheduling appointments for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1A which includes qualifying healthcare staff who live or work in the county. 

If you have received ANY type of vaccine in the past 14 days, or plan to get a vaccine in the next 14 days, YOU CANNOT GET THE COVID VACCINE UNTIL 14 DAYS HAVE PASSED.

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The Office of Public Health will review the responses and send a registration link to persons that fit into the 1A category, which will take them to an appointment system. Appointment confirmation and a medical license, badge, or paystub verifying employment will be required to receive a vaccination.

  • Healthcare Offices and Healthcare professionals: Individuals employed by a healthcare office should have their office complete one survey form for all staff.
  • Private Healthcare Contractors: Private contractors who work in the healthcare industries listed in the Phase 1A category below, and who do not have a primary employer may apply as an independent contractor. In this case, “Business Name” would be “Your Name Private Contractor.” Business contact information would be the individual’s contact information. A description of the individual’s work in the healthcare industry (as described above in 1A) should be included under “describe the service your agency providers.”

Pre-Reg Individuals

Pre-registration for individuals is for:

  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Smoking
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

QUESTIONS?

Any questions or concerns regarding vaccine registration MUST be directed to the Montgomery Country Office of Public Health at publichealth@montcopa.org. Veoci, our survey provider, will not be able to address any inquiries or provide any assistance on this matter.

VACCINE CLINIC INFORMATION

Clinics will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:45 p.m. Due to the limited supply of vaccine available at this time, only eligible people will be scheduled appointments over the next few weeks. Appointments are required to receive the vaccine, no walk-up registration will be accepted. As more vaccine doses become available, more appointment slots and vaccination clinics will be opened.

PA LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY STATE COVID-19 VACCINATION PARTNERSHIP

The PA Department of Health will be matching Long Term Care Facilities NOT enrolled in the federal partnership with potential vaccinators. Please fill out this form only if you are not already enrolled with the federal program and are interested in being matched with a state vaccination provider:

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