May 25, 2015

West Pottsgrove Township 2nd Annual Fishing Derby

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Saturday, May 23 2015
9 AM – 12 PM
Ralph Murgia Park
Manatawny Road
Stowe, Pa. 19464

The WPPA is hosting a fishing derby for all children under the age of 16. All participants must pre-register and be residents of West Pottsgrove Township. Registration sheets are available at the Police Station at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe, West Pottsgrove Township.

The event is free and each registered child will receive one free hot dog and one free drink. Other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Event will be held rain or shine.

Parking will be available on Sell Road the day of the event.

May 9th Paper Shredding Service for WPT Residents

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In conjunction with our Emergency Services Day, we are also providing paper shredding services for all residents.

May 9th, 2015 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM

** For West Pottsgrove Residents Only **

Emergency Services Day May 9th at Elementary School

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May 9th 2015 | 9:00am to 3:00pm
at the West Pottsgrove Elementary School

25 Grosstown Road
Stowe, PA

  • Police K9 Demonstration
  • EMS Helicopter
  • Police SWAT Equipment
  • Goodwill Ambulance
  • Fire Apparatus
  • Vehicle Rescue Demonstration

Bike Rodeo (For Children age 13 and younger. Bring a helmet if you have one, working bicycle and a positive attitude.

  • Bicycle Registration
  • Bicycle Safety Check
  • Safety Clinic
  • Obstacle Course

Certificate of Completion

*Food and Drinks for sale by the Lions Club*

*West Pottsgrove Township will provide a shredder for residents to shred personal documents*

Updated Information on Dispoal of Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Tires

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2015 Montgomery County Recycling Event Flyers for Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Tires

Due to forces beyond our control, Montgomery County will not be able to hold electronics collection events in 2015. Although state law requires electronics manufacturers to offer recycling opportunities for TVs and computers, those manufacturers are no longer sponsoring county recycling collections in the Southeastern PA region.

  • Best Buy will accept computers and TVs 32” and under for free recycling when dropped off at their store. They will also pick up TVs from homes for a fee.
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store in Montgomeryville accepts working TVs of any size and shape as well as working computers and electronics. They are located at 671 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936, phone number 215-631-1570.
  • Other than municipal drop offs and collections for residents only, there are no free disposal outlets for TVs over 32” that no longer work.

Concern about the lack of county collection events should be directed to the appropriate State Representative and Senator. Haulers and disposal sites are prohibited from accepting TVs and computers as trash, and without recycling opportunities, residents may resort to dumping. An amendment to the state electronics recycling law, called the Covered Device Recycling Act, is needed to ensure the availability of recycling outlets.

For an overview of the Covered Device Recycling Act see:
http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-96988/2520-FS-DEP4324.pdf

Complete information can be found at our Recycling and Refuse page.

U.S. 422 Traffic Pattern Switch Saturday for Bridge Replacement Project Near Pottstown

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King of Prussia – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that it will move the westbound lane of U.S. 422 over to the eastbound side of the highway between the Route 100 and Stowe interchanges in North Coventry Township, Chester County, and West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, on Saturday (Feb. 7).

image006The traffic pattern change is associated with PennDOT’s a $36 million project to replace the deteriorating dual bridges carrying U.S. 422 over the Schuylkill River between the two interchanges. The bridges were built in 1965.

Crews will work Saturday (Feb. 7) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to relocate concrete barriers and paint traffic lines to shift the single lane of westbound traffic over to the eastbound side of the bridge. Crossover lanes were previously built to accommodate the upcoming traffic pattern shift.

The new construction traffic pattern, with one eastbound lane and one westbound lane running on the eastbound side of U.S. 422, will extend 2,900 feet and remain in effect through 2016 as crews construct the new westbound bridge.

PennDOT is replacing the six-span bridges in three stages to keep one travel lane open in each direction during construction. The plan consists of replacing the westbound U.S. 422 bridge in stage one, the eastbound bridge in stage two, and the center median in stage three. Construction is scheduled to finish in September 2018.

The new U.S. 422 crossing will be 924 feet long and 95 feet wide. The concrete beam structures will carry two 12-foot travel lanes, a 10-foot outside shoulder and an eight-foot inside shoulder. The existing U.S. 422 crossing is 869 feet long and 72 feet wide.

This improvement project is the second of six projects to move to construction for PennDOT’s multi-phase program to rebuild and improve seven miles of U.S. 422 between the Berks County line and the Sanatoga Interchange.

J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $36,237,872 contract that is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89.

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 700 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.

Media contact: Charles Metzger, 610-205-6801

Editor’s Note: Below is a schematic of the U.S. 422 construction traffic pattern that will start Saturday (Feb. 7) between the Route 100 and Stowe interchanges.

Manatawny Park to be Renamed in Honor of Commissioner Ralph Murgia

recreation-area-lotThe Murgia Park Dedication ceremony will take place on

Saturday September 13, 2014
11:00 AM

at 1091 Manatawny St, Stowe, PA 19464

View park location on Google Maps.

The Township will rename the Manatawny Park in honor of longtime Commissioner Ralph Murgia for his years of service as a Commissioner and Educator.

Community Pool Now Open Weekends 12-5 PM

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West Pottsgrove Township Community Pool now open weekends 12-5PM

Full schedule starts June 13, 2014 12-7 PM

Season Passes available at the pool 10% discount through June 21st.

Available for private parties.

Pavilion rental available call Township Office for more information 610-323-7717

View Community Pool page on our website.

Updated 2014 Community Day Information Now Available

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Information on our annual Community Day event is now available on our website. Please visit our Community Day page for more information.

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2013 Community Day Photos

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Our annual Community Day was a huge success thanks in part to the hard work from our staff and volunteers.

New Dates Posted to Event Calendar

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We recently updated the events listed on our Township event calendar.

Be sure to check for township meetings and event updates.

View Event Calendar Page