I have been approached by people that are new to the Township who have asked me about the origin of Stowe. In 1950 there was a scrap metal business on Glasglow Street near High Street which included a large house built around 1772 by John Potts Jr. which he named “Stowe”. The house has been demolished but this is where the name Stowe originated. His father John Potts Sr. was one of the richest men in Pennsylvania and built and lived in Pottsgrove Manor. Today Stowe has a total area of 1.5 square miles and a population of approximately 3800 people.
Trash collection is provided by JP Mascaro and Sons. If you have any problems with your trash pickup, please call the Township to report the issue. We will contact and work with JP Mascaro and Sons to rectify the problem. Trash and recycling collection is every Wednesday, however, if a holiday falls on or before Wednesday, then your collection will take place on a Thursday. Yard waste will continue to be collected by Township staff.
Residents can stay informed about the Township by going on the Township website and by going on ReadyMontco.org to sign up for Township-wide notifications. Both are informative and the ReadyMontco.org notifications will give you information on road closures and other information pertaining to the Township.
Our sanitary sewer replacement project on Anthony Wayne Drive will soon be getting underway. The work should commence by the end of this year and may continue into the first quarter of next year. We also anticipate doing work on Sylvan Drive and East Vine Street in the late summer or early fall of 2024.
The Christmas Tree Lighting was a huge success last year. The chorus will return again this year to sing and entertain those in attendance. Hot chocolate and desserts will be served by our Lions Club volunteers. Santa will be there to say hello. We would like you to join us and make this event even better than last year. Bring your family and friends for a fun time. Mark your calendars for Friday December 1, 2023, at 7 pm at the Township municipal complex. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Please note the Township’s new hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Winter is approaching. It is your responsibility to remove snow from your sidewalk within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall event. Remember as the temperature drops, water on the roadway can freeze causing black ice.
We continue to formulate ideas with the planning committee for the Veteran’s Park and moving forward to having another park for the residents to enjoy.
On behalf of the Board of Commissioners enjoy the holidays and have a Happy New Year!
-Steve Miller, President
Board of Commissioners