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Parkesburg Borough Council Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2024
7:00 p.m.

Held at Borough Hall
315 W. 1st Ave., Building 1
Parkesburg, PA 19365


Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste


Dear Parkesburg Residents,


Please cover all trash cans with lids.


Lids are required by Ordinance to contain trash and prevent added weight with rainwater.


When your trash, rubbish, garbage is delivered to the landfill the Borough is charged by weight, not volume.


Rainwater adds additional weight to the already expensive tipping fee.


No loose trash on the ground or around the container please.


Loose trash is unsightly and unsanitary.


Contractor grade trash bags are permitted.


Please do your part and cover your trash cans with lids.


Your Borough Council and Public Works Department sincerely, appreciate your renewed effort, and continued cooperation.


Thank you.


Police Services Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement Ordinance
Police Service -Atglen








BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the Borough Council in and for the Borough of Parkesburg, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by the authority of the same as follows:


SECTION 1:                  SHORT TITLE


This Ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the “Police Services Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement Ordinance of the Borough of Parkesburg, Chester County, Pennsylvania to provide Police Services to the Borough of Atglen, Chester County, Pennsylvania.”




The background of this Ordinance and the legislative intention of the Borough Council of the Borough of Parkesburg (“Borough Council”) in enacting it are as follows:


(a)The Borough of Parkesburg (the “Borough of Parkesburg” or “Parkesburg”) is a Pennsylvania Borough, organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

(b)The Borough of Atglen (the “Borough of Atglen” or “Atglen”) is a Pennsylvania Borough, organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

(c)The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has authorized intergovernmental cooperation in the performance of governmental functions and powers by the Act of December 19, 1996, P.L. 1158, No. 177 §2301, as amended (the “Intergovernmental Cooperation Act”).

(d) The Intergovernmental Cooperation Act authorizes two or more local governments in the Commonwealth to jointly cooperate in the exercise or in the performance of their respective governmental functions, powers or responsibilities, upon passage of an ordinance by the governing body of each cooperating municipality.

(e) The Borough Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the Borough of Parkesburg to jointly cooperate with the Borough of Atglen to provide for police coverage and police services to Atglen to be performed by the Parkesburg Police Department, to preserve and protect the public safety and welfare of the residents of Atglen, and to set forth the terms and provisions under which the Parkesburg Police Department services will be performed to the benefit of the Borough of Atglen.




The conditions of the agreement with Atglen are set forth in an intergovernmental cooperation agreement entitled “An Agreement between Parkesburg Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania and Atglen Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania for the Providing of Police Services” (the “Agreement”) attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and hereby incorporated herein by reference as though fully set forth at length.  Borough Council authorizes entering into the Agreement, substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit “A”, subject only to such changes as the Borough Solicitor may recommend and the President or Vice President of Borough Council may approve, such approval to be conclusively evidenced by execution thereof, and further authorizes such amendments thereto and such other and further agreements as Borough Council shall determine in the future are necessary or useful in achieving the purposes served by this Ordinance.


SECTION 4:                                      DURATION OF AGREEMENT


The duration of the Agreement is for an initial term, commencing upon execution of the Agreement, with services being provided beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024, with automatic renewals year to year, unless terminated or amended as provided therein.


SECTION 5:                                      PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE AGREEMENT


The purpose of the Agreement is to set forth the terms and conditions upon which the Borough of Atglen and the Borough of Parkesburg agree that police services will be provided to Atglen by the Parkesburg Police Department.


SECTION 6:                                      MANNER AND EXTENT OF FINANCING


Under the Agreement, Parkesburg, through its Police Department, will provide police services/coverage to Atglen; Atglen will make monthly payments for services to Parkesburg, pursuant to a payment for services arrangement fully set forth in the Agreement.


SECTION 7:                                      ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE


The organizational structure of Parkesburg and Atglen will be unchanged by the intergovernmental cooperation.   Parkesburg will provide police services to Atglen; Atglen will pay Parkesburg for its services.


SECTION 8:                                      REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY


The Agreement presents no change to real and personal property ownership as between Parkesburg and Atglen.  Parkesburg will supply all equipment needed for the Parkesburg Police Department to provide services to Atglen; the cost for same is included within the agreed upon rate that Atglen will pay for police services and coverage.





All members of the Parkesburg Police Department providing services to Atglen will at all times be employees of the Borough of Parkesburg; Parkesburg will provide such employees employment benefits.


SECTION 10:                                    INCONSISTENCIES


To the extent that any provision of this ordinance is determined to be inconsistent with a condition, term or provision of the Agreement, the condition, term or provision of the Agreement will prevail.


SECTION 11:                                    SEVERABILITY


If any sentence, clause, phrase or section of this Ordinance is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, phrases, sections or parts of this Ordinance.  It is hereby declared as the intention of Borough Council that this Ordinance would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, phrase, section or part thereof not been included therein.


SECTION 12:                                    REPEALER


Any other Ordinance or parts thereof inconsistent with this Ordinance be and are hereby expressly repealed.


SECTION 13:                                    EFFECTIVE DATE


This Ordinance shall become effective as provided by law.



ENACTED and ORDAINED this _____ day of ________________, 2024.


                                                                                                                                            BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE

                                                                                                                                            BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG



                                                                                                                                                                 Todd Brade, President

Rebecca Durnall, Secretary


Approved this     day of               , 2024.





John P. Hagan, II, Mayor


Preliminary General Fund 2024 Budget

Preliminary 2024 Liquid Fuels Budget

Parkesburg Borough Comprehensive Plan

PAWC 4th Ave

PAWC Strasburg

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Parkesburg Free Library News
January 2024
Parkesburg Free Library Activities

Basic Preparedness with the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. Learn essential tips to keep you and your family safe before, during, and after emergencies and disasters! This training is being held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the library. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk at the library.

The Book Sale Corner is located in the Children’s Room. Books, DVDs, CDs, etc. You decide the donation that you want to give. Bake and Book Sale is coming soon in February. The library is accepting gently used books. Some restrictions apply.

Brandywine River Museum. We have a FREE PASS! Free admission to the museum for up to 4 guests. Patrons need to come to the library to borrow the pass. The pass is for a week of visits.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday at 12:30 pm at the library. All ages are welcomed! Come learn how to play chess.

Homeschool Science Classes. Wednesday morning from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (1/10, 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31). Come and experiment with snow, explore evergreens, create ice art, and more! Please sign up at the library at the Circulation Desk ahead of time, if possible.

****Partnership with Imagination Library. Sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. By doing so, children under the age of five in Chester County are provided a FREE BOOK each month! Ask at the Circulation Desk for the information and sign up for the free books!

Knitting and Crochet Club, meets every Wednesday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the library. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your project and join in the fun! Lots of great conversation.

Mystery Book Club, meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

PAWS for Reading meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Kids read to a trained dog. This is a great reading activity for children of all ages. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk ahead of time for a 15-minute spot.

Story Time is held every Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Children’s Room. Bring your preschooler to the library to listen to stories and to interact with other children.

Chester County System Apps

CCLS Mobile App allows you to access the catalog from your phone or tablet. www.ccls.org, Our Resources, Mobile App. Creativebug is your library’s partner in craft programming. www.ccls.org, Our Resources, DataBase by Name Flipster gives you access to eMagazines. www.ccls.org, Our Resources, eMaterials, Flipster

Kanopy, a video streaming service, provides access to movies, documentaries and kids’ favorites. Go to www.ccls.kanopy.com , enter your library card no., create your account, start watching. Libby gives you access to eBooks and eAudiobooks. www.ccls.org, Our Resources, eMaterials, Libby.

Parkesburg Free Library, 105 West St, Parkesburg, PA, 610-857-5165, FAX 610-857-1193, www.parkesburglibrary.org,

Hours: Monday and Thursday 10:00-5:00, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00-7:00, Friday 10:00-4:00, Saturday 9:00-4:00 (9:00-1:00 June 17-Aug 19).

The Library Board Meetings are held on the 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00 pm in the library. There are no board meetings held in July, August, and December.

Yard Sale Permit

Parkesburg Emergency Management Link

The 2022 Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County (aka the farm guide) is available at Borough Hall 

The 2022 Guide lists over 125 local farms and markets, this year’s guide features Chester County Farmer of the Year Darryl King, therapeutic horseback riding, Styer’s Peonies and Pigeon Creek Farm. The mushroom industry is also highlighted and include a recipe for “The Blend” burger.

Feel free to visit the Chester County Farming link for more information.  https://www.chescofarming.org/FarmGuide.cfm 

  1. Joseph S. Reali

    Borough Manager

  2. Rebecca Durnall

    Borough Secretary/Treasurer

  3. Todd Witmer

    Public Works Supervisor





Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program

The Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program serves Chester County residents and can only be accessed by dialing 2-1-1. Please follow the three steps below:

1. Press 2 for Homelessness and Housing Crisis
2. Press 2 for Chester County
3. Press 2 for Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Funding will serve individuals and families that are obligated to pay rent and meet the following three criteria:

  • Households obligated to pay rent.
  • Qualified for unemployment or have experienced financial hardship due, directly or
    indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median (income limits are
    subject to change per guidance from the federal government).

Once the client has contacted 2-1-1 for intake and referral, they will need to gather information for submission. Those who are eligible can use the emergency rent and utility funding to pay for outstanding rent, electricity, gas, water, and sewer; and energy costs such as fuel oil or propane, over a 15-month period. To view the application checklist, visit:

We have seen an increase in reports of payment scams in your area. These scammers are contacting PECO customers and falsely claiming their electric or gas service will be disconnected unless payment is made immediately. These scammers use tactics such as “spoofing” to manipulate the Caller ID phone number displayed on your phone so that it appears to be a PECO phone number.
PECO will never demand immediate payment, nor will we ever require one specific form of payment, such as a prepaid card or digital currency. Do not pay on-site for services, PECO employees will never ask for or demand cash payments or personal banking information in-person. You should never provide anyone access to your home who claims to be from PECO, or a contractor working for PECO, unless the person has proper identification.
For more information on payment scams and what you can do to keep your information safe, visit peco.com/scams. If you are ever suspicious of a caller claiming to be from PECO, hang up and call us directly at 1-800-494-4000.