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October, 2022

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes:

October 3, 2022

  • The Board heard a presentation regarding a proposed Zoning Ordinance text amendment to permit an Historic Inn by Conditional Use in the R-3B Flexible Design Conservation District Zone C. The Board authorized the preparation of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for this use.
  • The Board issued final land development approval for the plan for a building addition and flex building at 1035 Saunders Lane.
  • The Board discussed the proposed land development plan at 800 E. Virginia Avenue.
  • The Board adopted Ordinance No. 5-2022, amending the Township’s Zoning Ordinance.
  • The Board approved the 2022 Foreign Fire Relief Distribution to Good Fellowship Ambulance Company, Goshen Volunteer Fire Company, and West Chester Fire Department.
  • The Board approved the 2022 Pension Plan State Aid allocation and payment to the Township’s pension plans.
  • The Board approved a reimbursement agreement between West Goshen Township and Aqua PA, Inc. for work associated with the Bolmar Street Storm Sewer project.
  • The Board adopted Resolution No. 15-2022 and Resolution No. 16-2022.
  • The Board discussed park planning initiatives.
  • The Board discussed a proposed Volunteer Service Tax Credit program in accordance with Act 172 of 2016.
  • The Board appointed Scott deLone and Stephen Lyons to the Sustainability Advisory Committee and Historical Commission, respectively.
  • The Board discussed the placement of the Township’s Tree City USA sign and plaque.
  • The Board discussed a flu shot clinic for Township employees.

October 18, 2022

  • The Board heard a presentation from Natural Lands on the management plan for the park at the Woodlands at Greystone.
  • The Board issued final land development approval for the plan for a warehouse building at 800 E. Virginia Avenue.
  • The Board appointed Andrew Parker, P.E. of McCormick Taylor to serve as Traffic Engineer to review the land development application for the redevelopment of the West Goshen Shopping Center.
  • The Board approved the allocation of funds in the 2023 Budget from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
  • The Board reviewed the results of the Request for Proposal for independent auditing services for West Goshen Township.
  • The Board authorized the sale of the 1995 Ford F800 Tank Truck in the Wastewater Department.
  • The Board adopted Resolution No. 18-2022 and Resolution No. 19-2022.

West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors Meetings on YouTube

The monthly meetings of the West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors are livestreamed and made available on the Township’s YouTube channel. This is an option for members of the community who want to be informed on what is happening in the Township, but cannot always make it to the meetings. Simply go to and search for “West Goshen Township” in order to view the meetings. Links to the meeting videos are also made available on the Township’s website in the “Agendas & Minutes” section for each meeting. There is also a live comment feature that is monitored during the meeting by the Township Manager. The Board of Supervisors meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.

Plans Under Review

  • Plans currently under review include a self-storage facility on Snyder Avenue, a 17,007 square foot building addition at 800 East Washington Street, a 13,000 square foot warehouse building at 895 Fern Hill Road, a subdivision/land development plan for a 58,388 sq. ft. building at 901 Bolmar Street, a lot line change at 546 Taylors Mill Road for the West Goshen Sewer Authority, a re-development plan to add a 5,200 sq. ft. fast food restaurant and 10,250 sq. ft. commercial building addition at 909 Paoli Pike, and a hotel on Carter Drive.
  • The Planning Commission recommended approval of the following land development plans before the Township:
  • An amended subdivision/land development plan for a commercial shopping center at 829 Paoli Pike.
  • This plan will be before the Board for consideration of final approval on November 1, 2022.
  • The Zoning Hearing Board issued a decision in the application for 813 West Chester Pike on October 4, 2022. The applicant received relief for a dimensional variance to remove and replace a detached garage on the property. 
  • The Zoning Hearing Board will meet on October 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm to hear applications for 108 Trevor Drive and 820 E. Washington Street. The applicant for 108 Trevor Drive is seeking relief from the rear yard setback requirements in the R-3C zoning district in order to install a patio. The applicant for 820 E. Washington Street is seeking relief in order to install a portion of their parking area in the floodplain.

All meetings of the Planning Commission are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the West Goshen Township Municipal Building.  The agendas are posted the Friday before the meeting.  The Zoning Hearing Board meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at the West Goshen Township Municipal Building if there are applications before them.

Aqua Main Water Projects

Aqua PA has completed their trench restoration project Amelia Drive/Pine Valley Circle this fall. The final paving restoration will be completed in the spring.

Aqua PA has begun a water main replacement project on Todd Way.  The project involves the replacement of 4,700 feet of aging 8-inch cement pipe with new, 8-inch ductile iron water main. The project will occur on the following streets:

  • Todd Way (between North New Street and Susan Drive)

  • Susan Drive (between #1148 and the end of the cul-de-sac)

  • Susan Drive (between North New Street and a point 200 feet West of Tree Lane)

  • Tree Lane (between Susan Drive and a point 240 feet West of Longview Drive)

  • Longview Drive (between #1022 and Tree Lane)

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s cooperation during these construction projects.

Sign-Up to Receive Alerts from the Township

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to register with Blackboard Connect and ReadyChesco to receive important alerts. The Township utilizes Blackboard Connect to keep the community informed about both emergency and non-emergency situations. You can register to receive alerts via email, text, and/or phone call. ReadyChesco is Chester County’s emergency alert system and is their official notification system. Please click the links in the logos below to register.

Be Prepared! Voice, Text or Email, Stay informed. Please sign up for West Goshen Alerts!

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Congratulations to Nate Yarnall and Hugh Boyce!

We would like to congratulate Nate Yarnall and Hugh Boyce from the Streets Department for their recent accomplishments. Nate recently successfully passed his pre-trip and on-road skills test for his CDL Class-A License. The Township would also like to recognize Hugh for his efforts in training another Public Works Department employee to obtain their CDL License.

Congratulations to Nate and Hugh and thank you to all the members of the Public Works Department for everything that you for the Township.

The Township is also continuing work on stormwater projects outlined for 2022. Engineering work is currently underway for the pipe culvert replacement on Bolmar Street. The bids for the Glen Avenue/Sylvan Road pipe replacement project were opened on August 2, 2022 and construction is anticipated to begin on October 24, 2022.  Ply-Mar Construction, Inc. has been awarded the project to complete the project on Glen Avenue/Sylvan Road. These projects are being funded through the funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Please watch the West Goshen Township website for additional information. 

Fall Leaf Collection

Leaves may not be burned, raked into streets, or deposited onto stream beds. Any leaves raked into streets will be driven around by the street sweeper. The property owner will be responsible for removing debris from the street. 

West Goshen has 3 leaf and yard waste collections this fall: 

  • Saturday, November 19th 
  • Saturday, December 3rd & 17th 

Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 4 feet in diameter, and may not exceed 50 pounds per bundle. Branches may not exceed 4 inches in diameter. Other yard waste may be placed in trash cans or biodegradable paper bags which may be purchased at home improvement stores. Bags are not available through West Goshen Township. There is no limit to the number of bundles or bags that will be collected. 

Last Chance to Complete Trash and Sewer Rebate for Seniors!
West Goshen Township is offering a Trash and/or Sewer Rebate again this year. West Goshen seniors age 65 or older who have an income under $35,000 and received a Pennsylvania Property/Rent Tax Rebate this year are eligible to apply for a Trash and/or Sewer Rebate through West Goshen Township.
Rebate Applications were mailed in June to everyone who received a West Goshen Trash and/or Sewer rebate in the past. First time applicants may receive an application for the Trash and/or Sewer Rebate program by calling 610-696-5266, ext. 4108. The Trash and/or Sewer Rebate Program application is also available at the West Goshen Township Administration Building. The Trash and/or Sewer Rebate Program application must be completed and returned to West Goshen Township by October 31, 2022.

Park and Recreation

Join us for the Harvest Festival this Weekend!

WARNING: If you and your family do not like to have fun, then the following notification is NOT for you! 

West Goshen’s annual fall celebration returns to West Goshen Community Park on Sunday, October 23rd between 2:00 and 4:00 PM as Township residents are invited to participate in the Harvest Festival.  The day’s fun will include a hayride to the pumpkin patch where children up to twelve years old can get a FREE pumpkin to decorate and bring home.  Families can bring old clothes or Halloween costumes to make into scarecrows for the Scarecrow Contest.  Guests of all ages can guess the weight of the giant pumpkin to win prizes.  Kids can enjoy a moonbounce, obstacle course, and giant slide.  Members from the group Makin’ Music will be on-hand to entertain.  Everyone can enjoy seasonal snacks and apple juice.

The Harvest Festival is FREE OF CHARGE for all residents of West Goshen.  Registration is requested but NOT required. Please use the webform HERE

Guests are encouraged to bring the following items for the Coatesville Area Veterans’ Hospital:  Individual toothbrushes, men’s sweatshirts, toothpaste, deodorant, and baseball caps.  Additional dry good items will be accepted for the West Chester Food Cupboard.

There's Still Time to Register for a Fall Bus Trip!

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department offers many ways for you to explore and enjoy New York State this fall.
  • Sunday, November 20th: Radio City Music Hall. See the Rockettes perform their Radio City Christmas Spectacular, spend time exploring in the Big Apple, and conclude your day with a memorable dinner at the world-famous Stardust Diner. $195 per person includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, a ticket to the show, dinner, and driver and server tips.
  • Saturday, December 3rd : New York City. The motorcoach drops you off in midtown Manhattan to explore the city, see it decorated for the holidays, go shopping, enjoy a show, or have a special meal at your own pace. $45 per person includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and driver tip.
  • Monday, December 5th : Radio City Music Hall. See New York City in December with storefronts all decorated and visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Enjoy the Rockettes’ Radio City Christmas Spectacular before striking out into the city for an afternoon of fun and discovery at your own pace. Rejoin the group for dinner at the Stardust Diner before heading home. $195 per person includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, a ticket to the show, dinner, and driver and server tips.
Registration forms and information about each of these trips including cost is available at the West Goshen Township website. For a Summer Bus Trip Brochure, contact Park and Recreation Director Ken Lehr at Click here to learn more.

Last Chance to Visit the West Goshen Resident Fall Art Exhibit!

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the West Goshen Resident Art Exhibit!  There’s only one week left to view works from amateur and professional artists from right here in West Goshen Township. The West Goshen Resident Exhibit is in the West Goshen Township Administration Building through Monday, October 31st and may be viewed during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Read More Here.


Congratulations to Sergeant Stephen Peacock on his retirement from the West Goshen Township Police Department. Steve served with the department from June 4th, 1990 - September 27th, 2022.

Sergeant Peacock started his law enforcement career with the Milbourne Borough Police Department before starting here on June 4th, 1990.
During his Thirty Two plus years here, Steve served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and retired as Administrative Sergeant. Sergeant Peacock was a member of the Chester County municipal drug task force and was known for his attention to detail.

Congratulations Steve!!! Thank you for your dedication and service to the Department and the Township. We hope you enjoy your retirement. 
Join the West Goshen Police for a Traffic Safety Committee Meeting on December 15th from 6-7PM!

Meeting will be held at the West Goshen Township Public Meeting Room.

Spots are limited, please contact to reserve your spot.


Sustainability Advisory Committee News:

Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

As a follow-up to last month’s article about calculating your carbon footprint, we are presenting 10 common sense tips on how you and your family can reduce it. Remember, every action you take as an individual is cumulative and contributes to a healthier environment now and in the future. Or, as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University puts it, “Small actions spark big changes.”

  1. Save energy and money by setting your thermostat to 68° in winter and 78° in summer and by adjusting it further when you are sleeping or not home. 

  2. Turn off lights when you leave a room

  3. Unplug electronic devices after they are fully charged

  4. Take shorter showers and turn off water when brushing your teeth

  5. Set washing machine water to cold 

  6. Drive less by planning and consolidating errands

  7. Keep your car well-serviced and check tire pressure for optimum fuel efficiency

  8. Eat low on the food chain: less meat, more fruit and vegetables

  9. Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees

  10. Shop with reusable bags, and not just at the grocery store


Good Fellowship Ambulance 2023 Subscription Drive Underway
Lifesaving emergency medical transport can put a stress on your family’s finances, but with a subscription to Good Fellowship Ambulance, subscribers have NO out-of-pocket expenses if treated and/or transported by us - so you can focus on recovery, not finances. Subscribe today!
The men and women of Good Fellowship Ambulance respond in a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure you and your loved ones receive emergency care. Good Fellowship responds to over 6,400 emergency calls each year, providing basic, intermediate and advanced life support services. Your subscription saves you the out-of-pocket expenses and helps support the mission of Good Fellowship: To provide emergency medical services to anyone in need in our greater West Chester service area.
Check your mailboxes for our subscription letter or subscribe online today:
Halloween is a time for fun and spooky celebrations and activities, but it can also be a time for some truly scary fire safety hazards. As the holiday nears, take simple precautions that can help ensure the holiday remains fun and fire safe:
  • Use glow sticks or battery-operated candles for jack-o’-lanterns and other Halloween decorations.
  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric.
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o’-lanterns with candles in them.
  • Keep Halloween decorations away from open flames and other heat sources, such as light bulbs and heaters.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.
More info and tips here.
From the West Chester Fire Department:
This month marks 100 years of National Fire Prevention Week.  The West Chester Fire Department will be out in many of our local West Goshen schools hosting Fire Prevention talks for children.  This years national fire prevention theme is "Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape" and the National Fire Prevention Association has many resources available here for you to use at home with your family of all ages
The West Chester Fire Department is a 100% volunteer fire department that provides service to West Goshen Township and the surrounding community.  If you have ever considered giving back to your community there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at one of The West Chester Fire Departments three locations. They are looking for members who are 14 and older, NO EXPERIENCE is necessary. Click here for more information.
Goshen Fire Company News

Goshen Fire Company at the PA EMS Conference

In September, leadership from GFC was asked to present at the 4 day virtual Pennsylvania EMS Conference.

Their topic, “Maintaining Personnel and Organizational Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, examined the ways GFC prepared for, and met the challenges of this unprecedented worldwide health event. Presenters included Dr. Robert Fleming, Deputy Chief of Administration, Robert Horton, Deputy Chief of Health and Safety, and Grant Everhart, Executive Director and Deputy Fire Chief.

Their presentation highlighted the creation of a Pandemic Committee, which met weekly to protect our crews by assessing conditions and responding in a strategic manner.  

At no time during the pandemic were the stations shut down due to quarantine, and were able to provide uninterrupted 24/7 service to the community.

The pandemic response was a team effort requiring cooperation and collaboration between GFC Leadership, Volunteers, Career Staff, Local Government, Chester County, and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. GFC responders were kept safe so that they could keep our community safe. 

Never Stop Training

Monday evenings are for training…these photos from a recent “Master Streams” training show how a little friendly competition can make it fun. A barrel is suspended on a wire above the firefighters and teams of two will push the barrel toward each other to demonstrate precision in hose control.

Our Fire, EMS and Fire Police divisions always welcome new volunteers; training and equipment is provided at no cost to you! Have a special skill you can share with us? We also need volunteers to help with marketing, administration, finance, fund raising and special events. Go for information on how you can join us. Follow us on Facebook at Goshen Fire Company.


See these government sites for additional COVID-19 information: 



Stewart or “Stew” is a two year old Holland lop. He rules the house being a free roaming rabbit who uses his litter box and begs for lettuce. Stew loves running up the stairs, hiding under beds and taking long afternoon naps. As pictured - he loves his llama girlfriend and often kisses her on the nose. Generally Stewart a good boy, but likes to manipulate his parents out of treats. 

Submit your favorite pet to be featured as West Goshen Township's "Pet of the Month". Your pet will be featured in the monthly eNews and on the township's social media sites!

CLICK HERE to submit your pet! 

Roonie Says....Keep Your Pets Safe this Halloween!

As Halloween rounds the corner and we put on our spooky costumes, it’s important to remember to look out for our furry friends. Like any holiday, Halloween comes with its own set of hazards for our pets. The Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) wants to make sure your pets don’t receive any tricks this year – just treats! Check out our handy safety tips and learn more about how you can keep your pets safe, spooky and healthy this Halloween HERE!

At The West Chester Public Library 

Visit our website for more program information and access to our Events Calendar.

Public Township Meetings

Please note, all meetings/events are subject to cancellation or postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please see the township calendar for the latest updates.
A short list of tentative upcoming meetings is below:
  • Zoning Hearing Board Meeting- October 24th at 7:00 pm
  • Township Sustainability Advisory Committee- October 25th at 6:00 pm
  • Pension Committee Meeting- October 26th at 8:00 am
  • Township Historical Commission Meeting- October 27th at 6:00 pm
  • Board of Supervisors Meeting- November 1st at 6:00 pm
  • West Goshen Sewer Authority Meeting- November 2nd at 6:00 pm
  • Township Planning Commission- November 8th at 7:00 pm
  • Township Park & Recreation Board- November 14th at 6:00 pm
  • Board of Supervisors Meeting- November 15th at 6:00 pm
West Goshen Township Information
Board of Supervisors
6 year elected term
Shaun Walsh, Chair
Ashley Gagné, Vice-Chair
John Hellmann, Member
Tinamarie Smith, Member
Robin Stuntebeck, Member

Chris Bashore, Township Manager
Jaime Jilozian, AICP, Assistant Township Manager/Zoning Officer
Christine J. Riffey, Finance Director
J. David Woodward, Public Works Director
Kenneth Lehr, Park & Recreation Director
Richard J. Craig, Township Engineer
Mark Bertolami, Streets Superintendent
Dorine A. McClune, Parks Superintendent

Park and Recreation Board

Robert M. Cifone, Chair
Gerald L. Napiecek, Vice-Chair
Edward T. Smith, Secretary
Eunice Alexander, Allison Bonjo, Michael A. Pillagalli, Nancy Pine, Mary Lou Enoches, Alternate 
Ashley Gagné- Board Liaison

Planning Commission
R. Douglas Stewart, Chair
J. Terry Wildrick, Vice-Chair
Cory Wegerbauer, Secretary
Alessandra O’Reilly Bellwoar
Vito Genua
Jeffrey S. Lieberman
Carrie Martin
John Mattia
Dr. Douglas White, DMD

John Hellman- Board Liaison

Sustainability Advisory Committee
Melanie Vile, Chair
Henry Alexander, Vice-Chair
Dorothy Verdon, Secretary
Natalie Caruso, Susan Charkes, Barbara Rinehart
Ashley Gagné and Tinamarie Smith Board Liaison

Zoning Hearing Board
Joseph DeFelippes, Chair
Scott T. Cullinan, Vice-Chair
Shannon Royer, Member

Paul Cavanaugh, Alternate
Nick DiPrinzio, Alternate
West Goshen Police
1025 Paoli Pike, W.C., 19380
Police 911 or 610.696.7400 | Fax 610.696.3935
Michael P. Carroll, Chief of Police

Wastewater Treatment Plant
848 S. Concord Rd., W.C., 19382
610.696.0900 | Fax 610.429.9360
Michael Moffa, Wastewater Superintendent

Sewer Authority
Theodore J. Murphy, Chair
Tinamarie Smith, Vice-Chair
Shaun Walsh, Secretary, 
Walt Wills, Treasurer,

Carter Membrino

Pension Committee
David B. Brune, Robert Holland, Hugh J. Purnell, Walker Tompkins, Angelo Savelloni
Shaun Walsh- Board Liaison

Historic Commission
Michael Pillagalli, Chair
Kent Smith, Treasurer
Nancy McCabe, Secretary
Richard Davis, Elizabeth Dean, Norman Pine, Kevin Pistiner, Dr. Douglas White, DMD, Kathi Massi
Robin Stuntebeck- Board Liaison

The Friends of West Goshen Park, Inc
Non-profit group assisting the Park and Recreation Board; meets bimonthly
John Herley, President
Sallie Yoder, Vice-President
Susan Batten, Secretary
Maria Janoski, Treasurer
Gerald L. Napiecek, Peggy Niemeyer,
Larue Morgan

Township Parks
Barker Park: Falcon Lane by Westtown Way
Coopersmith Park: Spring Lane, off West Chester Pike
Lambert Park: 1145 Pottstown Pike
West Goshen Community Park: Fern Hill & North Five Points Roads

Carter Membrino, Chair
Cynthia Sheikh, Secretary
Nate Wolman, Member

Tax Collector
Angela Emrich

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