East Caln Township, PA

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11/30/2023

IMPORTANT RECYCLING PICK UP NOTICE!

Due to a mechanical issue, the Recycling truck was not able to pick up the entire Township (Trash was picked up). Please leave your recycling carts on the curb, the truck will be back around tomorrow (Friday 12/1).

Interested in trails?   If so, this meeting is for you!!
11/30/2023

Interested in trails? If so, this meeting is for you!!

Join us on 12/12 for pizza and light refreshments (or virtually) to learn about the future of Chester County’s trail and public transportation networks! Register now: https://www.chescoplanning.org/Events/Introduction.cfm

Be Safe this holiday shopping season!https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Holiday%2520Online%2520Safety...
11/21/2023

Be Safe this holiday shopping season!

https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Holiday%2520Online%2520Safety_tip%2520sheets_2020-v5-DW_508%2520pobs.pdf

Trash and Recycling Update!Thursday, November 23rd is the Thanksgiving Day Holiday therefore Trash and Recycling will be...
11/16/2023

Trash and Recycling Update!

Thursday, November 23rd is the Thanksgiving Day Holiday therefore Trash and Recycling will be picked up on Friday, November 24, 2023.

Warning: phone SCAM informs residents they are being sued by Chester County Courts. “County Courts” may appear in the ca...
11/14/2023

Warning: phone SCAM informs residents they are being sued by Chester County Courts. “County Courts” may appear in the caller ID, and the caller asks for social security number and other personal information. Chester County Government and Courts will never call and request personal information or payments. If you receive such a request by phone, please hang up.

Look for the new MoveSpring challenge, Holiday Hustle, starting November 12! Average 6,000 steps/day to reach the goal o...
11/14/2023

Look for the new MoveSpring challenge, Holiday Hustle, starting November 12! Average 6,000 steps/day to reach the goal of 300,000 steps by December 31st! Sign up at bit.ly/chescomoves.

Today is the day!   What do you need repaired??
11/11/2023

Today is the day! What do you need repaired??

Today's the day! We'll be mending, gluing, fastening, and fixing things from 10 AM until 2 PM at Central Presbyterian Church (Downingtown). We invite you to join us! 🪄🧵🔨🔧🧰

How fun!
11/11/2023

How fun!

Looking for a fun workout and place to let go? Come join us for the Winter Session of the Bollywood Fitness Dance Class every Saturday morning from December 2nd to the 23th! You don't need to have ay experience, and anyone from ages 14 and up are welcome. :)

Register Here: https://bit.ly/40w0p10

Election Day!  Polls Open til 8pm!
11/07/2023

Election Day! Polls Open til 8pm!

Election Day is here! Polls are open 7AM-8PM. All mail-in ballot drop box locations are open until 8PM.

Election results will be available beginning after the polls close this evening.

More information on elections: chesco.org/elections.

All County offices and courts are closed today.

11/06/2023
This is your sign!
11/05/2023

This is your sign!

Reminder….this Saturday when you go to bed!  Clocks fall back an hour!   Don’t forget, this is the time to change the ba...
11/03/2023

Reminder….this Saturday when you go to bed! Clocks fall back an hour! Don’t forget, this is the time to change the batteries in you smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors!!!

Trick or Treat10/316-8pmTurn your front porch light on if you welcome the little ghosts and goblins!
10/30/2023

Trick or Treat
10/31
6-8pm
Turn your front porch light on if you welcome the little ghosts and goblins!

Get a jump start on the holidays and join us for our Fall Craft and Vendor Show! We are at full capacity so there is som...
10/27/2023

Get a jump start on the holidays and join us for our Fall Craft and Vendor Show! We are at full capacity so there is something for everyone, including the kiddos!

Philly Hots and Dia Doce Cupcakes food trucks will be there with your favorite sweet and savory treats!!

10/27/2023

UPDATE: Route 113 in the area of the Route 30 Bypass bridge is now open.

Route 113 is closed in the area of the Route 30 Bypass bridge in Downingtown for an undetermined amount of time due to an auto accident.

10/24/2023

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28. Bring unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal to dozens of medication drop-off sites across the County.

For a list of permanent medication drop boxes, go to chesco.org/meddrop-off.

Guidemark Inc. , will be line painting roads throughout the township on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
10/24/2023

Guidemark Inc. , will be line painting roads throughout the township on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

10/22/2023

Looking for a FUN DAY Trip?? If so, join DARC as we travel to New York City on either Saturday, November 18th or Saturday December 16th. Departing Downingtown at 7am and returning around 9pm. These New York Own Your Own trips give you and your friends the opportunity to see the sites at your own pace. You can take in a show, enjoy a meal, or check out the many other attractions. And remember Christmas time in New York City is always magical!!

Seats are limited: Register Today at: https://downingtownpa.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29831.

Pick up your FREE Bulb at the East Caln Township, PA office Vestibule at 110 Bell Tavern Road!
10/19/2023

Pick up your FREE Bulb at the East Caln Township, PA office Vestibule at 110 Bell Tavern Road!

Operation Green Light supports veterans and raises awareness about challenges faced by veterans and their families. Show your support by displaying a green light during the week of November 6th. Get a free green lightbulb by contacting Chester County Veteran Affairs at 610-344-6475 or [email protected].

10/18/2023

REMINDER-PennDOT Virtual Public Meeting Tonight at 6pm!!!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2023

Contact: Robyn Briggs, [email protected]

Construction Continues on Boot Road Bridge Replacement Project in East Caln Township
Virtual public meeting on traffic impacts scheduled Wednesday night, October 18

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction continues on a $13.3 million project to replace the Boot Road bridge over Amtrak in East Caln Township, Chester County, to ensure a safe and efficient crossing for motorists.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

Monday, October 30, through late November, eastbound Boot Road will be closed and detoured between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane.

During the eastbound closure, motorists are directed to use westbound U.S. 322 (Brandywine Avenue), Business U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue), and Quarry Road. Trucks traveling eastbound are directed to use the posted detour. Westbound Boot Road traffic will be maintained for the duration of the construction period.

The structure, currently listed at a 23-ton weight limit, carries approximately 11,954 vehicles per day.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

After eastbound Boot Road is reopened in late November, the roadway will remain open in both directions for approximately three months as work continues beneath the bridge. When stage two construction begins, eastbound Boot Road will be closed and detoured again for approximately 14 months.

Currently, a periodic weekday lane closure is taking place on Boot Road between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for grubbing and tree trimming operations.

Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will remove and replace the 59-year-old, 193-foot three-span Boot Road bridge with a 105-foot single-span structure. The bridge width will remain the same at 38 feet and improvements will take place on the approach roads to the bridge. Construction also includes resurfacing, stormwater management, and guiderail installation.

In addition, the roadway profile will be raised slightly to provide additional clearance to Amtrak’s facilities. The catenary system used to supply electricity to the railway system, which is currently attached to the bridge, will be re-profiled under the bridge.

To enhance traffic flow and safety, additional construction includes improvements at the adjacent Boot Road and Quarry Road Intersection. Work includes widening the roadway to incorporate left-turn lanes on three legs of the intersection, installing modernized traffic signals, and drainage improvements.

H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

As part of PennDOT's public outreach program, the department encourages the public to attend a live virtual public meeting on Wednesday, October 18, beginning at 6:00 PM by clicking on this meeting link prior to the start time. The department's construction team will deliver a short presentation to update citizens on the upcoming traffic impacts and answer questions through the Microsoft Teams Q&A feature.

For more information and resources, visit the Boot Road over Amtrak Bridge Replacement project webpage.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 1,000 traffic cameras.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D6Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.

Subscribe to PennDOT District 6 news and traffic alerts at www.penndot.pa.gov/District6.

Follow PennDOT on X and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.

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10/17/2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2023

Contact: Robyn Briggs, [email protected]

Construction Continues on Boot Road Bridge Replacement Project in East Caln Township
Virtual public meeting on traffic impacts scheduled Wednesday night, October 18

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction continues on a $13.3 million project to replace the Boot Road bridge over Amtrak in East Caln Township, Chester County, to ensure a safe and efficient crossing for motorists.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

Monday, October 30, through late November, eastbound Boot Road will be closed and detoured between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane.

During the eastbound closure, motorists are directed to use westbound U.S. 322 (Brandywine Avenue), Business U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue), and Quarry Road. Trucks traveling eastbound are directed to use the posted detour. Westbound Boot Road traffic will be maintained for the duration of the construction period.

The structure, currently listed at a 23-ton weight limit, carries approximately 11,954 vehicles per day.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

After eastbound Boot Road is reopened in late November, the roadway will remain open in both directions for approximately three months as work continues beneath the bridge. When stage two construction begins, eastbound Boot Road will be closed and detoured again for approximately 14 months.

Currently, a periodic weekday lane closure is taking place on Boot Road between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for grubbing and tree trimming operations.

Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will remove and replace the 59-year-old, 193-foot three-span Boot Road bridge with a 105-foot single-span structure. The bridge width will remain the same at 38 feet and improvements will take place on the approach roads to the bridge. Construction also includes resurfacing, stormwater management, and guiderail installation.

In addition, the roadway profile will be raised slightly to provide additional clearance to Amtrak’s facilities. The catenary system used to supply electricity to the railway system, which is currently attached to the bridge, will be re-profiled under the bridge.

To enhance traffic flow and safety, additional construction includes improvements at the adjacent Boot Road and Quarry Road Intersection. Work includes widening the roadway to incorporate left-turn lanes on three legs of the intersection, installing modernized traffic signals, and drainage improvements.

H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

As part of PennDOT's public outreach program, the department encourages the public to attend a live virtual public meeting on Wednesday, October 18, beginning at 6:00 PM by clicking on this meeting link prior to the start time. The department's construction team will deliver a short presentation to update citizens on the upcoming traffic impacts and answer questions through the Microsoft Teams Q&A feature.

For more information and resources, visit the Boot Road over Amtrak Bridge Replacement project webpage.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 1,000 traffic cameras.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D6Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.

Subscribe to PennDOT District 6 news and traffic alerts at www.penndot.pa.gov/District6.

Follow PennDOT on X and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.

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This VIRTUAL program is for those who have Medicare and want to review the basics of Medicare. See what changes you can ...
10/17/2023

This VIRTUAL program is for those who have Medicare and want to review the basics of Medicare. See what changes you can make for the upcoming year to prepare for the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period (AOEP) from October 15th – December 7th. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation. Register now to join us virtually this Wednesday (10/18): https://ccls.libcal.com/event/11137340

PennDOT will be replacing the existing bridge that carries Boot Road over Amtrak.  Proposed work also includes approach ...
10/12/2023

PennDOT will be replacing the existing bridge that carries Boot Road over Amtrak. Proposed work also includes approach roadway reconstruction, guide rail and drainage improvements and intersection improvements at the intersection of Boot Road and Quarry Road. This will result in road closures and detours in the area.

As part of PennDOT's public outreach program, the department encourages the public to attend a live virtual public meeting on Wednesday, October 18, beginning at 6:00 PM by clicking on the link below prior to the start time. The department's construction team will deliver a short presentation to update citizens on the upcoming traffic impacts and answer questions through the Microsoft Teams Q&A feature.

A full description of the project as well as traffic plans can be found on the PennDOT website project page by using this link:
https://www.penndot.pa.gov/RegionalOffices/district-6/ConstructionsProjectsAndRoadwork/ChesterCounty/Pages/Amtrak-Bridge-Replacement-over-Boot-Road.aspx

Meeting link:

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10/11/2023

The Chester County Recorder of Deeds office is offering free fraud alerts for property owners! Sign up to receive an alert when any document in your name is recorded with the County. Get the details and sign up at bit.ly/CCFraudAlert.

Minquas Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary still have a few vendor spots available, please don't message anyone through Faceb...
10/05/2023

Minquas Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary still have a few vendor spots available, please don't message anyone through Facebook. The only way to apply is through the link below.
https://forms.gle/otkEeRgGt4Qmjd9k9

https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/integrated-public-alert-warning-systemIntegrated Public Alert & Wa...
10/03/2023

https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/integrated-public-alert-warning-system

Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) 2023 National Test FAQs

What is the purpose of the national test?
The national test will help ensure that Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) continue to be effective ways to warn the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level.
If the Oct. 4, 2023 test is postponed due to widespread severe weather or other significant events, the backup testing date is Oct. 11.

What must I do when I receive the national test?
No action is needed.

Why are you testing this system now?
Legislation passed in 2015 requires FEMA to conduct nationwide tests of IPAWS at least once every three years. The tests can include WEA, EAS and other alert and warning systems. The most recent national test was in 2021.

What will the national test display on my mobile phone?

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” Phones set to Spanish will
display: “ESTA ES UNA PRUEBA del Sistema Nacional de Alerta de Emergencia. No se necesita acción.”

The test will include tones and vibration to capture your attention.

What will the national test announce on TV and radio?

“This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency,
covering the United States from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. This is only a test. No action is required by the public.”

How do I ensure that I receive the national test?

All major U.S. wireless providers participate in Wireless Emergency Alerts and will transmit the national test to their subscribers. If your mobile phone is on and within range of an active cell tower from a participating wireless provider, you should receive the national test.
Wireless providers will transmit the national test for 30 minutes, but your phone should only receive it once. Some providers do not participate in WEA and will not transmit the national test.
If your radio or TV is on and tuned to a broadcast station, a satellite radio or TV service or cable or wireless TV, it should receive the national test from the Emergency Alert System.


Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) 2023 National Test FAQs

Is there a cost to receive the national test?
No.

Do I need to sign up to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts or the national test?
No sign-up, account or subscription is needed to receive WEA or the national test. Some local governments have their own mass-notification systems that require subscriptions.

Can the national test monitor, locate or lock my phone?
No.

Will the national test be used to gather my private data?
No. Both EAS and WEA are broadcast technologies and do not collect any of your data. This test is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the systems in sending an emergency message.

What if I am on a phone call at the time of the national test?
The national test will not interrupt a phone call.

I will be traveling away from home on Oct. 4. Will I still receive the national test?
If your mobile phone is on and receiving service from a participating wireless provider, you should receive the national test.

Can I opt-out of tests in my phone settings?
Recent models of mobile phones include a setting to opt-out of tests and alerts. None of those settings will affect the 2023 national test. If your mobile phone is on and receiving service from a participating wireless provider, you should receive the national test.

I didn't receive the national test on my mobile phone. Why?
Only WEA-compatible mobile phones that are switched on, not on ‘airplane’ mode, within range of an active cell
tower, and whose wireless providers participate in WEA will be capable of receiving the test message.

The Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) is FEMA's national system for local alerting that provides authenticated emergency and life-saving information to the public through mobile phones using Wireless Emergency Alerts, to radio and television via the Emergency Alert System, and on the....

Chester County Food Bank continues its fight against food insecurityhttps://www.dailylocal.com/2023/09/28/chester-county...
09/29/2023

Chester County Food Bank continues its fight against food insecurity

https://www.dailylocal.com/2023/09/28/chester-county-food-bank-continues-its-fight-against-food-insecurity/?utm_email=B413E43DD4F35483044185D748&lctg=B413E43DD4F35483044185D748&active=no&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.dailylocal.com%2f2023%2f09%2f28%2fchester-county-food-bank-continues-its-fight-against-food-insecurity%2f&utm_campaign=philly-daily-local-morning-headlines&utm_content=automated

Since February, while overseeing 150 outlets and 85 food cupboards, the food bank is serving 26 percent more individuals with food insecurity than the previous year. Inflation and the end of COVID-related programs have had major impacts on hunger relief agencies across the region, according to the just released Impact Report.

09/28/2023

Recycle Right! Watch this important short video! Tell us, what did you learn? What questions do you have? We are here to help!

09/27/2023

Do you have a little artist at home that would like to join our After School Art Class with instructors from Abrakadoodle Chester County, PA? DARC is currently offering "From Sea to Shining Sea" Afterschool Art Program in 8 different DASD Elementary Schools. Classes begin Sept 28 - Oct 12 depending on your school. Registration fees $152res/$172nonres.



Shamona Creek Elementary School Springton Manor Elementary School Lionville Elementary School Brandywine Wallace Elementary School Bradford Heights Elementary School East Ward Elementary School Uwchlan Hills Elementary School Beaver Creek Elementary School

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110 Bell Tavern Road
Downingtown, PA
19335

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(610) 269-1989

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