August 14, 2020

Ball Field Social Distancing Guidelines

Due to COVID 19 guidelines, the Township is implementing the following guidelines for gatherings and sporting events. 

Indoor Events are limited to a maximum of 25 people following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks. 

Outdoor events are limited to a maximum of 250 people following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Election Polling Location Update

Polling for the upcoming election will be held at the Township Municipal Building. 

West Pottsgrove Municipal Building
980 Grosstown Rd
Stowe, PA 19038

Update on Tax Collector Hours

Due to COVID 19 guidelines, our tax collector will be available at the following times in August 2020. 

Monday – 3:00PM t0 5:00PM
Tuesday – 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Our tax collector will be available on December 31st, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Bulk Item Collection Resumes the Week of May 11, 2020

Waste Management is pleased to announce that bulk item collection will resume in your community on your regularly scheduled collection day the week of May 11th, 2020. Bulk items include furniture, mattresses, carpet, and appliances.

Please know that due to anticipated heavy volumes, some bulk items may have to be picked up on additional days. Our hard-working drivers will collect the materials as quickly as possible based on crew availability.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Waste Management

Legal Notice West Pottsgrove Township Meeting Announcement

Due to the current Disaster Emergency Declaration declared by Governor Wolf and the local Emergency Declaration declared by the Board of Commissioners of West Pottsgrove Township related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as permitted by Act 15.

The Township will be altering the process of conducting its advertised Board of Commissioner Meetings scheduled on May 6, 2020 and May 20, 2020, and the West Pottsgrove Township Municipal Authority Meeting scheduled for May 14, 2020 and the West Pottsgrove Township Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for May 21, 2020.

Public participation at these meetings shall be limited to remote access, via computer, tablet, smartphone, or phone.

This will allow any member of the public to indicate they would like to speak and offer comment during the public comment portion of the meetings.

Members of the public who wish to participate or listen to the meetings may call-in or log-in.

Directions for connection to and participation in the meeting are listed below.
The meeting will be streamed through GoToMeeting and will be recorded and made available thereafter on the Township’s website www.westpottsgrove.org.

Meeting Access Information

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/615843317

This meeting is locked with a password: ##meetingPassword

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 615-843-317

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/615843317

Sincerely, 

West Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners
Craig Lloyd, Manager 
Jamie Ottaviano, Esquire, Solicitor

Extension of Property Tax Discount Period

The Commissioners of West Pottsgrove Township in conjunction with Montgomery County Commissioners have decided to extend the County, MCCC, and Township property tax discount payment period from April 30th 2020 to May 31st 2020.

This initiative needs to be made by a Resolution. Given that the next scheduled Commissioners meeting of May 6, 2020 is after the currently established discount deadline, the Commissioners have authorized this Notice of Intent.

For those individuals that pay the face value between April 30th and May 31, 2020, they will be issued a refund of the discount amount.

The refund policy does not apply to Financial Institutions making payments on behalf of residents that have escrow accounts associated with their mortgage.

Important Message from Waste Management

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and work from home when possible to promote social distancing. As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” workforce and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented emergency.

Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, and so Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash are in the field continuing to perform this critical function.

In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:

  • Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.

When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s workforce returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume.

We have been a part of this community for many years and know that together we will be resilient. Thank you for your partnership during this critical time.

Charles Raudenbush, Jr.
Public Sector Services
craudenbush@wm.com
215-801-9108

UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQs

PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. Please continue to read this FAQ for more guidance. Many of your questions will be answered below.

You can also get updates and information on PA Department of Labor & Industry’s Facebook pageOpens In A New Window and TwitterOpens In A New Window.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, 
visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s dedicated coronavirus webpage that is updated daily.

Please visit the offical UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQs website for more information.

https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/UC-COVID19-FAQs.aspx

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities

There are hundreds of ways to make a difference. Attend a free volunteer information session near you at www.rsvpmc.org

Over the past 45 years, RSVP volunteers have made a difference with 15,000 children improved their reading skills through literacy programs. 10,000 Medicare recipients were counseled on health insurance. 8,000 adults improved their literacy of developed GED.

How can you help?

  • Help children and adults improve their literacy
  • Counsel Medicare recipients
  • Counsel Nonprofit agencies
  • Mentor deserving students
  • Tutor students in math
  • Help a child how to read

RSVP will help you find an assignment that fits your schedule, utilizes your skills and matches your area of interest. 

(610) 834-1040 or download the flyer for more information. 

 

United States Census Bureau Jobs Available

The United States Census Bureau is in need for Census takers for our area for the ‘2020 Census.

Census workers can work full time or part time; flexible hours and paid training.

Pay rate for our area is $27.00 per hour.

Applications are taken online at 2020census.gov/jobs or you can call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information.