May 4, 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter

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As many of you may have heard this will be my last newsletter as I will be retiring. I want to thank the Board of Commissioners that hired me for the position of Township Manager and gave me the outstanding opportunity to represent the Township. I watched with every passing election changes in the Board and noted that all Commission-ers are serving to make the community a better place to be.

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2016 Recycling Information Now Available

We now have updated versions of Montgomery County recycling event flyers for household hazardous waste, paper shredding, and tires for 2016.

Due to forces beyond our control, Montgomery County will not be able to hold electronics collection events in 2016. 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. This option may be going away, but for now they are still accepting e-waste.
  • 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.

Happy New Year

West Pottsgrove Township would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 2016!

September Regional Community Event Calendar

Thank you to Justin Keller of the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator for putting together this detailed regional calendar of events.

Download PDF

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Preventing Fraud in Youth Sports & Non-Profit Organizations

Youth sports & Non-profit organizations have been easy targets for fraud and embezzlement and too often end up in the news after scarce resources have already been misused and spent.

ls your organization protected?

Hear from prosecutors and professional auditors how to ensure your organization’s funds are used only to benefit the organization’s mission, not to line someone’s pockets:

  • Find out what you can do to prevent theft of funds
  • Get tips on how to prevent improper purchases

Learn how to identify the financial weaknesses in your organization.

Download PDF for seminar dates and more information.

2015 Community Day Information

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2015 Community Day
Saturday, June 13th 2015
1:00PM – 5:00PM

Rain Date June 14th, 2015

Being held at

Community Pool
953 Von Steuben Dr
Stowe, PA 19464

Kick of the summer with dollar day at the pool!

$3 Pool Admission,
$1 Hot Dogs & Burgers and $1 drinks

  • Fire and Police Dept. Displays
  • Community Organizations
  • Hot dogs,
  • Hamburgers,
  • Ice cream, Drinks
  • Games
  • DJ entertainment all day

Community Band 4:00-5:00 P.M

All dollar food and drinks on sale all day in the grove.
Flea Market & Yard Sale Area Available, $5 Donation. Bring your own

Come out and enjoy a fun filled day with your friends and neighbors.
For more information contact the Township Office 610-323-7717

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

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

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

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.