March 28, 2015

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kick Off the Summer Celebration June 15th

West Pottsgrove Pool

Where: West Pottsgrove Community Pool
When: Saturday, June 15
Time: 12:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Half price daily admissisions gets you in to celebrate the beginning of summer!! Or get a season pass at 10% off for the family!

Food and drink specials all day! Come out and relax poolside while enjoying hot dogs, barbeque and fountain drinks for $1.00!

We are also featuring hamburgers and grilled chicken breasts for $1.50, along with other tasty treats!!!

Book your pavilion rentals for any celebration this summer by calling 610-323-7717!

Workshop Meeting Time Change

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The Board of Commissioners has changed the time for Workshop Meetings for the remainder of 2013. The meeting time has changed from 7:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

The following meetings will now be held at 7:30 P.M. February 20, March20, April 17, May 15, September 18, October 16 and November 20.

Edward Whetstone
Township Manager

Sewer Rate Increase for 2013

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Due to potential projects proposed by the Borough of Pottstown for improvements at the sewer plant and maintenance to our sewer system, we are forced to increase our sewer rates for 2013. This increase will be effective beginning January 1, 2013.

The Sewer Department has maintained costs on the operation of our system, but capital improvements are necessary to the WPT system. The upgrades at the sewer plant and
to the WPT system the next few years will be in excess of $500,000. We contributed a payment of $96,000 to Pottstown Borough in 2012 for plant improvements and will be required to pay our share of the water pump project in the amount of $115,000 in 2013.

The Township will only be increasing the EDU Fee for all customers, metered and non- metered. This increase will include a Three Dollar per EDU Capital Expense Fund
Charge. There will be no increase in the usage fee. The following increase will become effective January 1, 2013.

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If you should have any questions, please contact the Township Office.

Edward Whetstone
Township Manager