October 21, 2019

Reminder – Waste Management Update

We have been working with Waste Management over the past couple of weeks. We ask that you pay the billed amount and you will receive a credit on next quarter’s invoice. The quarterly amount going forward should be in the $64.00 range. We will confirm as soon as we know.

Also we would like to remind residents that it is a Township Ordinance to comply with SEC. 10-28. MUNICIPAL COLLECTION PROGRAM.

All collectible municipal waste generated or present within the Township shall be collected, transported, and disposed of by the Township or its Contractor with the exception of industrial, commercial properties and apartment buildings containing five or more units.

This shall include but not be limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, garden type apartments or condominium complexes, apartment buildings, clubs, wholesale and retail fruit and produce dealers, warehouses, wholesale houses, stores, business places and industrial complexes which shall be responsible and arrange for the collection and disposal of their solid waste at their expense.

The Township held a contract bid for Disposal Services in order keep truck traffic to a minimum and having trash sitting out everyday of the week.. Waste Management was the lowest responsible bidder. As a residential property owner you are required to use the Township’s selected contractor.

Waste Management Service Increase

Attention Residents,

We have received numerous calls regarding the Waste Management bills for the new year. The contracted increase amount was to be approximately 2 percent. We have a call into Waste Management to see how the new bills were calculated as they reflect a 17% increase.

Last night the Commissioners directed me to tell the residents to hold off on paying their current invoices until we get this matter resolved.

Thank you,

Craig Lloyd
Township Manager

Free Paper Shredding Event Saturday 7th, 2019

West Pottsgrove Township is hosting a free paper shredding event for residents, Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Township Building, 980 Grosstown Road.

Paper shredding services are provided by Wiggin Shredding.

 

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Guide

View Stormwater Pollution Prevention Guide (PDF)

APPRISE Medicare Counseling Now Available

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help Pennsylvanians, age 65 and over, and those with disabilities with heath insurance concerns.

Counselors can answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare plans and help you find a health care plan that fits your needs and budget.

The Montgomery County APPRISE Program is administered through RSVP under the auspices of Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services.

RSVP is a multi-service nonprofit organization that provides meaningful volunteer opportunities
to help meet the critical human needs in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties.

RSVP has been placing volunteers into the community for 45 years.

APPRISE Counselors can help you determine which plan is best for you.

Schedule a free & confidential session with a Counselor today.

610-834-1040 x.120
email: mippareply@rsvpmc.org

901 E. 8th Avenue, Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA 19406

www.rsvpmc.org

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Fishing Rodeo rescheduled for Saturday May 18th

Attention all West Pottsgrove Township citizens. Our fishing rodeo date has been changed to Saturday May 18th. Please adjust your schedules accordingly.

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.

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. 

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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.