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Parkesburg Borough Council Meeting
August 15, 2022
7:00 p.m.

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

  2022 Meeting Schedule.docx
Admin@Parkesburg.org


Parkesburg Water Main Replacement
Clink on Link Below
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https://www.parkesburg.org/DocumentCenter/View/900/Parksburg-Water-Main-Replacement-Project

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Yard Sale Permit
https://www.parkesburg.org/DocumentCenter/View/144/Yard-Sale-Application-PDF?bidId=


Parkesburg Emergency Management Link
https://www.parkesburgoem.org/home

Updated Time Capsule Unclaimed Items

https://www.parkesburg.org/DocumentCenter/View/897/Unclaimed-Property-in-Time-Capsule
Remaining Unclaimed Items in The Parkesburg Time Capsule The following remaining items in the time capsule are located at the Keystone Valley Fire House 329 W. 1st Avenue Parkesburg, Pa. and are ready for pickup.

A print of the Parkesburg Train Station and other unmarked items removed from the time capsule on May 22, 2022, are on display at the Parkesburg Library until July 20, 2022.
The Train Station print is up for auction.
Sealed bids for the Train Station Print may be placed in the bid box located in the Borough of Parkesburg Library 
105 West Street, Parkesburg, PA 19365 (610) 857-5165
Remember to place your Bids and Bidders Contact information in a sealed envelope.
Bids will be opened July 30, 2022, and the winning bidder for the Train Station Print will be announced. 
New Items to be placed into the time capsule need to be dropped off at the Keystone Valley Fire House or Parkesburg Borough Hall no later than Wednesday July 20, 2022. 

All Items should be well labeled and sealed in zip-lock bags or vacuum sealed to protect them from moisture. All items will be inventoried and then sealed in another plastic bag before placing them into the Time Capsule. The Time Capsule will be place in the ground on July 30,2022 to be removed and opened again July 30, 2047.




Parkesburg  Borough Public Works employment position available. Please contact Borough office at 610-857-2616.  

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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 


Chester County Rocks 



CONTAINER GARDEN WORKSHOP 
BY PARKESBURG PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/container-garden-workshop-tickets-309981110847?fbclid=IwAR2HvUJ35VlZFJioYICqo5ND44wR6vPCrBwJst0iHff2eEd-tWgD5SkNCPw


UPCOMING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENTS

HHW COLLECTION DATES:

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH EVENT! REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE A FEW WEEKS BEFORE EACH EVENT. 

Friday, June 24, 2022 - Coatesville                Register Here

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Oxford              Register Here

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - West Chester    Register Here

Click here for further details on the upcoming Chester County HHW collection events and a full list of accepted materials. 

Click here for the 2022 Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste Events Schedule. 


Sanitation (Trash) and Recycling Collection Schedule for 2022

 Trash collection days:

• Tuesday for residents South Side

• Wednesdays for residents on E. 1st Avenue and E. 2nd Avenue and North side

 Recycling:

• Thursdays for residents north of 4th Avenue  

• Fridays for residents on 4th Avenue and south to Chestnut Hill Drive.

 Sanitation:

Currently, Trash collection days are Thursday for the South side and Fridays for the North side, E. 1st Avenue and E. 2nd Avenue.

• Trash currently collected on Thursday will be collected on Tuesday

• Trash currently collected on Friday will be collected on Wednesday

 Recycling:

Currently, Single-Stream Recycling is picked up on Tuesdays for the majority of the Borough and on Wednesday for residents on 4th Avenue and south to Chestnut Hill Drive.

• Recycling currently collected on Tuesday will be collected on Thursday

• Recycling currently collected on Wednesday will be collected on Friday



















  1. Joseph S. Reali

    Borough Manager

  2. Rebecca Durnall

    Borough Secretary

  3. Peter Barsz

    Treasurer

  4. Todd Witmer

    Public Works Supervisor




COMMEMORATIVE CHALLENGE COINS

CELEBRATING THE SESQUICENTENNIAL

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO PARKESBURG AREA SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE





Site work has begun for the Valley Suburban development site along Business Route 30 and Airport Road, next to the Valley Township Municipal Complex. The contractor will be blasting for rock in the northern portion of the site, beginning on Monday, February 21st. Blasting activity will continue into March, will occur during the work week between 10 AM and 2 PM.

Due to the presence of the Williams TRANSCO gas pipeline which crosses the site, the blasting charges must be small to avoid damage to the pipeline. The concussion from these blasts should be confined within a 500-foot radius of the blast location, although some vibration may be felt outside this area.

Questions pertaining to this process should be directed to Peter Kirstner of Trinity Drilling and Blasting at (610) 352-3954.




Parkesburg Library News August, 2022

Summer Reading, sign up now, program ends August 15. 
Environmental Program, Saving the Soil, 10:00 – 11:00, August 2, at the Minch Park Pavilion, next to the library. 
Seed to Supper, free gardening classes, 1:00 – 3:00, July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18. Registration Required. 
Medicare Basics, Saturday, August 6, 11:00 – 12:00. 
Environmental Program, Conserving Water: You can Help, August 9, at the Minch Park Pavilion next to the library. 
County Park Ranger Program. 
Building a Natural Bird Feeder, August 24, 2:00, at the library. 
Final Friday August 26, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Dog Days of Summer! 200 block of Main St., Parkesburg. Library Staff be there with crafts for kids AND will sell Barnstormer tickets to benefit the library. 
Barnstormers Baseball in Lancaster! Library fundraiser, $15 per ticket group rate. Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6:30. Go to https://fevo.me/parkesburglibrary2 or get tickets at the library. 
New York City Bus Trip, Nov. 19, 7:30am – 11:00pm, $65. Sign up at the library. 
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, first come, first served. 
Chess Club, Alternate Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00. 
Book Sale Corner, in the Children’s Room during library hours. Books, DVDs, CDs, etc. 
PAWS for Reading, 3 rd Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30. Kids read to a nice dog. Call for a 15-minute spot. 
Knitting and Crochet Club, every Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm in the library. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your project and join in the fun! 
Mystery Book Club, 3 rd Thursday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00, in person and Zoom. 
Help the library when you order from Amazon.com Go to http://smile.amazon.com to sign up. Same products and prices. Amazon gives the library .5% of the purchase. 
Volunteers needed for library activities – Book Sales, Final Fridays, and other scheduled events Parkesburg 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 (Saturdays 9:00-1:00 June 18-Aug 20). Library Board Meetings: 4th Mondays except July, Aug & Dec, 7:00 in the library 


 




In August 27, 2021 Parkesburg Borough Council passed the following Ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA TO ALLOW FOR AND REGULATE
SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES, WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG

A complete attested copy of the Ordinance is available for public inspection at the offices of the Daily Local News, 390 Eagleview Blvd., Exton, PA and the Chester County Law Library, 201 West Market St., Suite 2400, West Chester, PA.  Complete copy of the proposed Ordinance is also available for public inspection and may be copied for a charge not greater than cost thereof at the Borough Hall, 315 W. 1st Ave., Building 1, Parkesburg, PA 19365 during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On June 21, 2021 Parkesburg Borough Council passed the following Ordinance:
AN ORDINACE OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNING AND REGULATING THE USE OF THE BOROUGH STREETS, ESTABLISHMENTS, PUBLIC PLACES, ETC., BY MINORS (CURFEW RESTRICTIONS) AND ADDRESSING RELATED MATTERS SUCH AS PARENAL RESPONSIBILITIES, APPROPRIATE PROCEDURES, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
A copy of this Ordinance is available by clicking on the Ordinance tab or by requesting that a copy be mailed, emailed or made available for pick up at Borough Hall.
In summary, the Ordinance states:
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to remain in or upon any street, public place, or establishment in the Borough between 9:15 p.m. prevailing time and 6:00 a.m. prevailing time of the following day, except:
(1) On Friday nights and Saturday mornings and all nights between June 15 and September 15, inclusive, curfew hours shall be 10:15 p.m. prevailing time and 5:00 a.m. prevailing time the following day; and/or
(2) The curfew hours established hereunder are temporarily suspended or modified by proclamation of the Mayor of the Borough.
EXCEPTIONS: Accompanied by Parent, on errand or other legitimate business directed by parent, or in the course of gainful employment.
Upon charge by police, and found guilty by District Judge, parent or guardian (or juvenile between 16 and 18 years of age) fined not more than $600.00 plus cost of prosecution, and in default of such fine and costs, be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.


                                         

 


FEMA

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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:
www.chesco.org/4905/Rent-Assistance 






A MESSAGE FROM PECO:
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.



Leaf collection: 

Please place fallen leaves in cans covered with lids or biodegradable paper bags. Yard and Leaf waste may be placed in the same biodegradable paper bags.

Please do not use plastic bags.   

Leaf and Yard Waste   
Weekly on Mondays from April 4, 2022, through October 21, 2022
November 7, 2022
December 5, 2022