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August, 2022

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TOWNSHIP NEWS

Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes:

August 2, 2022
  • The Board heard a presentation from the West Chester Public Library on their annual report.
  • The Board received a mid-year report on the Township’s 2022 budget.
  • The Board approved retaining special legal counsel and traffic engineer services to represent the Township in regards to a proposed land development project at 611 East Nields Street in West Chester Borough.
  • The Board approved a Small Wireless Facilities Right-of-Way Use Agreement between West Goshen Township and Verizon Wireless.
  • The Board authorized the issuance of a request for proposal for pension investment advisor services.
  • The Board approved the costs associated with emergency repair work on Bantery Road.
  • The Board discussed support requests from the West Chester Fire Department.
  • The Board discussed a potential funding contract with Good Fellowship Ambulance Company for EMS services in the Township.
The August 16, 2022 meeting of the Board of Supervisors was cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is September 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm.

Plans Under Review

  • Plans currently under review include a 19,325 square foot warehouse building on Saunders Lane, a self-storage facility on Snyder Avenue, a 17,007 square foot building addition at 800 East Washington Street, an amended land development plan for a 20,056 square foot flex building and a 7,000 square foot building addition at 1035 Saunders Lane, an amended subdivision/land development plan for a commercial shopping center at 829 Paoli Pike, and a hotel on Carter Drive.

  • The Planning Commission recommended approval of a two (2) lot residential subdivision application at 981 North New Street at their meeting on August 9, 2022.  Final approval will be considered by the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on September 6, 2022.
     
  • The Zoning Hearing Board will hear requests for variances at 112 Trevor Drive and 813 West Chester Pike.  The applicant at 112 Trevor Drive is seeking relief from the rear yard setback requirements in the R3-C zoning district in order to allow a portion a new deck and patio to extend into this area.  The applicant at 813 West Chester Pike is seeking a dimensional variance to remove and replace a detached garage on the property.  The Zoning Hearing Board will hear these requests on August 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

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 begun a water main replacement project in the following locations in the Township:

  • Carlson Avenue between South Concord Road and Maule Lane
  • Amelia Drive between South Concord Road and Pine Valley Circle
  • Pine Valley Circle between Carlson Avenue and the end of the cul-de-sac
  • Emily Circle between Amelia Drive and the end of the cul-de-sac

This is part of Aqua PA’s continuing infrastructure improvement program.  Work is scheduled to to run through the end of September.  Construction will take place on weekdays between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Access will be provided for emergency, mail, and trash service.  Residents will have access to their properties, but at times will need to enter from different directions due to changing work zones.

Additional information from Aqua PA on this project is available on the Township’s website.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this construction project.

Upcoming PECO Gas Work

The PECO gas main replacement project on Joeck Drive has been installed and the necessary restoration work has been completed.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation as this project was underway.

Upcoming Township Road Projects

The Township’s 2022 Paving Program has been completed and the contractor is working to address the necessary punchlist items. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation as we have worked to complete this work.

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 www.youtube.com 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.

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. Information on how to register is below.

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


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

Each month, we discuss the various stormwater projects that the Township is undertaking.  As part of our monthly eNewsletter, we want to highlight some of the projects being completed by our Public Works Department.  For this month, we are highlighting the project that was recently completed on Brookside Court and Chrislena Lane.  A small sinkhole formed at the intersection of Chrislena Lane and Brookside Court.  The Streets Department undertook a camera investigation and discovered that the underground piping was significantly deteriorated. To address this situation, the existing 96 feet of 18-inch diameter corrugated metal pipe was replaced with HDPE pipe. The pictures below outline the project.

Thank you to the members of the Streets Department and the entire crew in the Public Works Department for their dedication to the community.

Stormwater Projects

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 we anticipate construction will be undertaken later this year. The Board of Supervisors will consider awarding this contract at their meeting on September 6, 2022. 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. 

Congratulations to Harrison Whalen

Harrison Whalen in the West Goshen Township Streets Department recently received his Road Scholar II Certificate through the PA Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). In order to obtain this certificate, Harrison completed 36 hours of course work, which included classes on pedestrian safety, speed limits, bridge and culvert inspections, and local road safety plans, as well as passing an exam at the end of each course. We would like to congratulate Harrison on obtaining this certificate and thank him for all his work with the Township’s Streets Department.

Yard Waste Collection

Curbside yard waste collection is back.  The 2022 dates for Saturday yard waste collection are as follows:

  • September 24th
  • October 15th

Please have your yard waste curbside the night before collection or by 6:00 AM the day of collection. 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.

Learn more here.

Fall Leaves: Street Sweeping, Fall Collection and Hazardous Conditions

As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a  staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway.  When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get  extremely slippery, making the driving conditions similar to driving on ice. 

In addition to reducing the car’s traction (causing skidding and increasing the chances of losing control of the vehicle), leaves often cover the painted road markings, making it difficult to know the locations of the lanes. 

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. 

Move Over, Slow Down for Emergency Vehicles and Road Crews

Pennsylvania’s Move Over Law requires drivers approaching an emergency response area who are unable to safely merge into a lane farther away from the response area to "pass the emergency response area at a speed of no more than 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit and reasonable for safely passing." An emergency response area is where an emergency vehicle has its lights flashing, or where road crews or emergency responders have lighted flares, posted signs, or try to warn travelers.

Read More Here
Do Not Put Lithium Batteries in Your Trash!

West Goshen Township will be hosting Chester County’s HHW event on October 8th at the Chester County Government Services Center on Westtown Road. You must register for this event. Register HERE.

While rechargeable batteries are a step in the right direction to reduce hazardous waste, there have been issues, like the fires, arising. The lithium batteries are powerful due to the elements that make them up. Lithium is a very reactive element and when damaged (even after considered to be a dead battery) can pose fire and explosion risks.

Sometimes the truck drivers do not notice the fire before it is too late and the only response would be to exit the vehicle. When this happens the truck driver’s life is in serious jeopardy including the lives of others on the road, and your property along with anyone on your property at the time. SO, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? Lithium-ion batteries are very different from alkaline batteries that you can throw away, they MUST be recycled at specific facilities.  PLEASE bring your batteries to a Household Hazardous Waste event.

Learn more and register here.
Trash and Sewer Rebates 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 will be 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 after July 1, 2022. The Trash and/or Sewer Rebate Program application must be completed and returned to West Goshen Township by October 31, 2022.

Park and Recreation

Summer Concert Series

The West Goshen Summer Concert Series offers free performances, a summer tradition on Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm in West Goshen Community Park. 

Learn more here.

Upcoming performances include: 

Sunday, August 21st:
The Malarkey Brothers, Irish Rock Concert

Skatecamp Added!
The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department and Fairman’s have added a
skateboarding camp for the week of August 22-26. Children eight through fourteen years old can learn from Fairman’s staff of skate pros. Click here for information and registration forms, or contact the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department at 610-696-5266, ext.4104 or at klehr@westgoshen.org.
West Goshen to Host Second Township Yard Sale

By popular request, the West Goshen Township Park and Recreation Department has added a second Township Yard Sale this year on Saturday, October 1st between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Township residents can have their addresses listed to the directory of participating sites free of charge, or rent a space at the West Goshen Municipal Complex for $10. Vendor Registration Forms are available online HERE or by contacting the Park and Recreation Department at 610-696-5266, ext. 4104 or via email at klehr@westgoshen.org.

To register your home and be included in the Yard Sale Online Map CLICK HERE.
Deadline for registering to participate as a vendor is Friday, September 16th.

Your Vote Counts…For the Fall Movie Series!

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department continues its tradition of asking Township residents to vote for the Saturday evening Fall Movie Series.  
Movies will be shown at the J. Leon Hagerty Amphitheater at West Goshen Community Park at 7:30 PM on September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8, and October 19. 

West Goshen residents may vote for up to five of the movies listed below by Friday, September 2.

Ballots are available at this Sunday’s Malarkey Brothers concert and are also available online HERE. 

The Fall Movie Series schedule will be announced during the week of Sept. 5-9.

Fall Bus Trips Announced


The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department offers five trips with four different ways for you to explore and enjoy New York State this fall.
  • Saturday, September 10th : The World Trade Center Memorial and Museum and Walking Tour of Historic Lower Manhattan. Registrations for this trip embark on a 1.5 mile walk around Lower Manhattan, learning about highlights such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Fraunces Tavern, Bowling Green, the Canyon of Heroes, and the Charging Bull statue. After lunch on their own, participants head over to the World Trade Center Museum where they can check out exhibits and the adjacent memorial at their own pace. $80 per adult 18-64; $75 per senior 65 or older, teen 13-17, or veteran; $70 per child 12 or under.
  • Saturday, October 15th – Sunday, October 16 th : New York Finger Lakes. Visit wineries, craft breweries, and see one of the most scenic parts of New York during the most beautiful time of year. Enjoy transportation to four wine tastings and two beer tastings, on night of lodging with breakfast, one brunch with mimosas. $399 per person for a single room; $329 per person for a double; $319 per person for a triple; and $309 per person for quad accommodations.
  • 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 klehr@westgoshen.org. Click here to learn more.

West Goshen Resident Fall Art Exhibit Highlights Talents of Township Residents

West Goshen Township is home to many talented professional and amateur artists. Over the past 22 years, The West Goshen Resident Exhibit at the Galleries at the West Goshen Township Administration Building has become the premier showcase for works of art highlighting these talents. All West Goshen residents, regardless of training, skill level, or professional status, are invited to participate in this annual tradition.
This year’s West Goshen Resident Exhibit will take place from September 6th through October 31st . Both floors of the West Goshen Township Administration Building will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, quilts, needlepoints, and more art!

A free special art reception will be held on Thursday, September 29th from 7PM to 8PM for members of the public to meet artists and learn about their works. Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Submission rules and registration forms for the exhibit are available HERE.

Read More Here
Learn More About The Friends of West Goshen Parks
The Friends of West Goshen Parks will hold their annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 PM at the West Goshen Community Park picnic pavilion.

Township residents are invited to learn more about The Friends of West Goshen Parks and their efforts to improve parks, programs, and events in the Township. Members of The Friends of West Goshen Parks can vote for Board Members and officers. A light dinner and beverages will be provided. 

For more information, contact Park and Recreation Director Ken Lehr at 610-696-5266, ext. 4104 or via email at klehr@westgoshen.org.

Friends of West Goshen Parks Raising Funds for Gazebo Replacement
The Friends of West Goshen Parks are raising funds to replace the J. Arnold Bair Gazebo at West Goshen Community Park. The gazebo, named after long-time West Goshen tax collector and Friends of West Goshen Parks founding member J. Arnold Bair, was installed in 1999 and is constructed out of wood, which has been weathered over the years and has reached the limit of its life-expectancy.
It has become a favorite spot for wedding and prom pictures, as well as a welcome resting spot for users of the fitness trail surrounding Community Park. 

Donations to the Gazebo Project may be made out to: The Friends of West Goshen Parks, Inc., P.O. Box 441, West Chester, PA 19381. For more information, contact Park and Recreation Director Ken Lehr at 610-696-5266, or via email at klehr@westgoshen.org.

POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

BACK TO SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY TIPS:

With a new school year approaching, motorists are reminded to be vigilant of school children and school buses.  Here are some important safety tips when sharing the road with school buses:
  • It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. 
  • School buses use yellow flashing lights to alert motorists that they are preparing to stop to load or unload children. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign arm signals to motorists that the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off the bus. 
  • Pennsylvania law requires that traffic in both directions stop on undivided roadways when students are entering or exiting a school bus. 
  • Traffic behind the school bus (traveling in the same direction) must stop. 
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. 
  • Stop your car far enough from the bus to allow children the necessary space to safely enter and exit the bus. 
  • Be alert. Children walking to or from their bus are usually very comfortable with their surroundings. This makes them more likely to take risks, ignore hazards or fail to look both ways when crossing the street.
  • Never pass a school bus on the right. It is illegal and could have tragic consequences. 

Be mindful of the 800 block of Paoli Pike for school bus stops. While it may be confusing because of the many lanes, all lanes of travel must stop when there is no median present. 

West Goshen Police "In the News"
The Daily Local News recently highlighted the National Night Out event that took place on August 2. West Chester Police and West Goshen Township Police celebrated National Night Out as a united community, holding a joint event at Henderson High School on Montgomery Avenue in West Goshen. (Photo courtsey of West Chester Police).

Read the full article HERE.
Thank you to all who made National Night Out a huge success this year and to all who came to join us!
Join the Crime Victims' Center of Chester County for the Fourth Annual BBQ 911! Please don't wait if you want to attend. Tickets are $25.00 each and include all the BBQ you can eat., live music, Fire trucks and Police cars, Emerald society and more. West Goshen PD will have two teams competing and Chief Carroll will be a judge. Please consider coming out and supporting our teams and this amazing event.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 from 2-6PM at the VFW in West Goshen. Visit https://www.cvcofcc.org/bbqreg for more information and tickets.

COMMITTEE AND COMMISSION NEWS

Sustainability Advisory Committee News:
August is National Water Quality Month!
Even though water makes up over 70% of Earth’s surface area, the total amount of freshwater only makes up around 3% of the water supply, 1% of which is easily accessible. This 1% accounts for all of our lakes, rivers, groundwater, aquifers, and streams. With this in mind, one can imagine that sustaining the needs of over 7 billion people on earth is no easy task. Keeping our freshwater sources clean and free from pollution is essential. Being mindful of the effect our activities might have on the environment is a step in the right direction.

Here are some things you can do at home to protect your water. Every little bit helps!
1. Go to a car wash instead of washing your own car.
2. Pick up after your pet.
3. Use a broom instead of hosing down your driveway.
4. Don’t use fertilizer made with phosphorus.
5. Don’t flush expired or unwanted medication down the toilet.
6. Take used oil or antifreeze to a service station or recycling center.
7. Avoid using antibacterial soaps.
8. Consider switching to plant-based cleaning products.

Some West Goshen Historical Trivia!

  1. The Coatesville Record on July 11, 1959, listed from West Goshen that a $312,000.00 construction mortgage was granted by the Provident Tradesmen’s Bank & Trust Company to the Baxter Construction Company. Baxter Construction is continuing an existing development called Green Hill Acres in West Goshen Township along Ashbridge Road near Green Hill Avenue. The mortgage was for the construction of homes on 24 additional building lots. That comes out to about $13,000 for home and lot!

  2. Also from The Daily Local News on January 24, 1905: Plans are being drawn up for the new mansion of P.M. Sharples near Green Hill.  Architects have gone over the 500 acres and reviewed their instructions from Mr. and Mrs. Sharples to construct one of the finest, if the the finest, dwellings in these parts.  The property is named Greystone Hall after the predominant stone being used in the mansion and the outbuildings.  Mrs. Sharples was in Europe for the summer of 1905, reports the Daily Local News, and was returning to West Chester to review plans for the mansion construction to begin in the spring of 1905. The 500-acre parcel remained intact until 1953 when a lower portion was split by the construction of the West Chester Bypass.

  3. On August 1, 1805, the first hanging / execution of Chester County was held in West Goshen at Gallows Hill located at the present site of the intersection of Routes 202 and 3.  The hanging was for a Hannah Miller; reason for execution was not mentioned.  For many years a log building was located on site and the area was also known as Cottage Hill. This log cabin was finally torn down in 1961 when the new highway was built.  Only one other execution is known of and that took place in the hollow about 300 yards northeast of Gallows Hill.
     
  4. In the Gallows Hill area, the currently known Chestnut Grove Cemetery was known in 1862 as “The Blackberry Patch” from the wild blackberries which grew there and were available for the picking during the latter part of the 19th Century.

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS

From the Goshen Fire Company:

THE GOSHEN COUNTRY FAIR WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

We can’t thank you enough.

To say the 2022 Goshen Country Fair was a great success would be one big understatement. Great crowds and near perfect weather came together to make this year’s fair one of our best ever. As our biggest fund raiser, the success of the fair is crucial to the financial health of the fire company.

So many people to thank…our volunteers who assembled and staffed the booths…coordinated the livestock …made the food…parked the cars…tended to a thousand details…worked tirelessly on purchasing, security, set up, accounting, and working  with suppliers.  Also, we owe a big thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors.

How about these numbers…we made and sold 130 dozen pizzas…that’s a little over 12,000 slices!

Those donuts you stood patiently in line for? We made and sold 7,000 dozen. That’s over 84,000 donuts, lovingly made by volunteers working 4 machines that created 1,620 donuts per hour. 

Would you like to volunteer to help at the 2023 fair? Drop an email to President@Goshencountryfair.org and we’ll be in touch.

Goshen Volunteers donate hundreds of hours for the benefit of Goshen Fire Company.

THE 15 WEEK CLUB STARTS SOON!

The fall favorite is back! This year’s 15 week club runs from 9/11/22 until 12/18/22 and offers 5 weekly cash prizes ranging from $50.00 to $500.  Watch your mail, or send an email to 15weekclub@goshenfireco.org for tickets. Net proceeds benefit Goshen Fire Company. For more information, go to https://goshenfireco.org/fifteen-week-club/

JOIN US!

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 to www.goshenfireco.org for information on how you can join us. Follow us on Facebook at Goshen Fire Company.
From the West Chester Fire Department:
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.
SAFETY TIPS:

• Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician.
• When you are buying or remodeling a home, have it inspected by a qualified private inspector or in accordance with local requirements.
• Only use one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, toaster, space heater, etc.) plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time.
• Major appliances (refrigerators, dryers, washers, stoves, air conditioners, microwave ovens, etc.) should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.

Read more electrical safety tips and reminders HERE.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

See these government sites for additional COVID-19 information: 

COMMUNITY NEWS

WEST GOSHEN PET OF THE MONTH: Meatball!

Meatball is a 9 year old English Bulldog who was rescued from Brandwine Valley SPCA in September 2020. On her one year anniversary, she graduated from Shadowlee Canine as a pet therapy dog.
Meatball has been visiting the students at West Chester University for pet therapy and is open to volunteering at a variety of locations with her mom and her human sister, Gianna. Meatball has a loving disposition and just provides love and healing to all those she encounters. From those who have lost parents to kids who are home sick, Meatball gives love to all. She hopes to visit funeral homes and schools in the future to continue doing her healing work. Meatball is also a hockey rink sister to her human brother, Dan and enjoys hanging out at PNY Sports Arena and being the rink mascot for the players.

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....Remember the Dog Park Rules!

Visitors to Roonie’s Canine Corner at Lambert Park are reminded that owners MUST remain with their dogs at all time when visiting the dogpark. Dog owners may not stay in their cars while their dogs are in the dogpark. Likewise, human partners of dogs may not run errands while their dogs are in the dogpark. When arriving at Lambert Park, dog owners must accompany their leashed dogs to the gate. Dogs may not be removed from leashes until entering and closing the gate. At that time, the human accompanying the dog must remain with the canine until leaving the dogpark. No one should enter the dogpark unless accompanied by a dog. Roonie’s Canine Corner is not an appropriate setting to acclimate young children to dogs, nor for people to play with dogs other than their own. Dogpark Rules for Roonie’s Canine Corner are available at www.westgoshen.org/Facilities/Facility/ Details/Dog-Park-4. Questions may be directed to Park and Recreation Director Ken Lehr at klehr@ westgoshen.org.

At The West Chester Public Library 

Visit our website for more program information and access to our Events Calendar.
West Chester Communities That Care is a local, coalition of area parents and professionals committed to improving outcomes for our youth. Join us on Thursday, September 8th at 11:30 am at the West Goshen Township Building to help to build a community where youth are supported to live substance-free, violence-free and emotionally healthy lives. Light lunch provided. Please register at wcctc.org/meet

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- August 22nd at 7:00 pm
  • Township Sustainability Advisory Committee- August 23rd at 6:00 pm
  • Historical Commission Meeting- August 25th at 6:00 pm
  • Board of Supervisors Meeting- September 6th at 6:00 pm
  • West Goshen Sewer Authority Meeting- September 7th at 6:00 pm
  • Township Planning Commission- September 13th at 7:00 pm
  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting- September 28th 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

Administration
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,
Nick DiPrinzio, Alternate
West Goshen Police
1025 Paoli Pike, W.C., 19380
Police 911 or 610.696.7400 | Fax 610.696.3935
Email: police@westgoshen.org
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


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

Tax Collector
Angela Emrich

 
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