December 17, 2018

A Code Blue Extreme Weather Warning has Been Declared

This is a MontcoSAFER Notification. A Code Blue has been declared

Based on forecast information received from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, a Code Blue has been declared starting at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21st and ending at 9:00 AM on Friday, November 23rd. During this time period, the temperature and/or wind chill is expected to be at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

For general cold weather information, check the Montgomery County Health Department website

Community Day – Saturday October 13th at Township Building

West Pottsgrove Township’s Annual Community Day is Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Rain Date, October 14, 2018

Location
Township Building
980 Grosstown Road
Stowe, PA

What to Expert

  • Fire and Police Dept. Displays
  • Community Organizations
  • Hayrides for all ages!
  • Burgers, hot dogs, cold drinks
  • Ice Cream – Cash Only Item!!

In Addition

  • Games and Bingo
  • SWAT Demonstration
  • Music all day!
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Door Prizes All Day!

Community Band will play from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fresh Fall Fruit for Sale! Cash Only Item!

Come out and enjoy a fun filled day with your friends and neighbors!!

Download Flyer (PDF)

Trick or Treat October 31st 5:00pm-8:00pm

This year Haloween Trick or Treat activities will fall on October 31st. Time frames for public activity will be 5:00pm – 8:00 pm. Please respect curfew times. Thanks so much and have a safe and happy Halloween!

U.S. 422 West Daytime Lane Closure Next Week for Tree Trimming Operations in Pottstown Area

King of Prussia, PA – Westbound U.S. 422 motorists will encounter short-term single lane closures next between Keim Street and the Stowe Interchange in North Coventry Township, Chester County, and Pottstown Borough and West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, on Tuesday, September 4, through Saturday, September 8, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for tree trimming operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur.

This operation is part of a project to rebuild 1.2 miles of U.S. 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring the U.S. 422/Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing the existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, message boards, cameras, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading stormwater management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.

H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

For more information on the project, visit www.422improvements.com.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

Grosstown Road Bridge in West Pottsgrove to Close August 13

The bridge carrying Grosstown Road over Manatawny Creek, located between Manatawny Street and West High Street in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, will close on Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for installation of a storm sewer manhole, guide rail and paving work.

During the daytime closures, motorists will be directed to follow a detour along West High Street (Route 4031) and Manatawny Street (Route 4037).

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

Open Job Positions Available at West Pottsgrove Township Police

Part-Time – Police Officer                                 
Department: Police

West Pottsgrove Township will be accepting applications for the position of a Part-Time Police Officer through Friday August 10, 2018 12:00PM. Applications and a list of requirements and duties can be picked up at the Township Office or the Police Department located at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe, PA 19464 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Applicants must be certified under Act 120, as amended (53 P.S. subsection 740, Act 120, June 18, 1974, as amended, Basic Training Program, as approved by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and training Commission 

West Pottsgrove Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

Please email clloyd@westpottsgrove.org with your resume and contact information if interested. 

Follow up on Firework Safety

It’s a few days past the 4th of July and fireworks can be heard throughout the township. Please read the attached PDF to learn more about our township fireworks safety initiatives. 

Down Fireworks Safety PDF

Trash and Recycle Thursday of this Week

Due to the July 4th Holiday, Waste Management will be picking up residential trash and recycle on Thursday this week.

 

Stowe Interchange Ramp to U.S. 422 East to Close for Eight Months for Reconstruction

King of Prussia, PA – The ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe Interchange to eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed beginning Monday morning, July 9, through mid-March 2019, for ramp reconstruction as part of a major improvement project to rebuild 1.2 miles of U.S. 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line in North Coventry Township, Chester County, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, and Douglass Township, Berks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the eight-month closure, motorists will be directed to use High Street and southbound Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to access eastbound U.S. 422. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring the U.S. 422/Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing the existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, message boards, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading stormwater management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.

H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

For more information on the project, visit www.422improvements.com.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

5th Annual Fishing Derby May 12th

The West Pottsgrove Police Association  present the West Pottsgrove Township’s 5th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 12th 2018 at 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

Ralph Murgia Park
Manatawny Street
Stowe, PA 19464

The WPPA is hosting a fishing derby for all children under the age of 16. All participants must be pre-registered. Registration begins on May 12th, 2018. Sign up sheets will be available at the West Pottsgrove Police Station at The West Pottsgrove Township building located at 980 Grosstown Rd.

This event is free to all children under 16 years old.

Every registered child will receive (1) free hotdog and (1) free drink. Other refreshments will be available for purchase. 

Event is rain or shine.

Prizes for all age groups.

Parking will be available on Sell Rd.

** This event is not affiliated with the Pottsgrove School District **

Anyone interested in donating or volunteering, please contact us at 610-323-2090.