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  1. Joseph S. Reali

    Borough Manager

  2. Rebecca Durnall

    Borough Secretary

  3. Peter Barsz

    Treasurer

  4. Todd Witmer

    Public Works Supervisor

AGENDA
October 20, 2021 Council Meeting

Call to Order………………………………………………………………President Sharon Wolf
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of the Minutes of the September 20, 2021, Regular Council Meeting
Public Comments
Approval of Bills
Treasurer’s Report…………………………………………………………………..….Peter Barsz
Public Safety Reports:
            Police Chief’s Report....................................................................................... Brian Sheller
            Fire Chief’s Report…………………………………………………….....Brian Gathercole

Department Reports:
            Engineer’s ………………………………………………………………ARRO Consulting
            Manager’s ......................................................................................................... Joseph Reali
            Code Enforcement ............................................................................................ Joseph Reali
            Fire District Administrator…………………………………………………....Neil Vaughn
            Mayor........................................................................................................ John P. Hagan, II
            Solicitor.................................................................................................... John S. Carnes, Jr.
            Public Works Report………………………………………………………....Todd Witmer

Committee Reports:
            Revitalization............................................................................................... Rhett Lipscomb
            Budget & Finance............................................................................................... Mark Agen
            Fire & EMS................................................................................................ Joshua Mellinger
            Community Life, Business Activity and Parks & Recreation ........................... Todd Brade
            Property......................................................................................................... David Mellema
            Projects............................................................................................................ Lyle Gillespie
            Police................................................................................................................. Sharon Wolf

Unfinished Business:
Parkesburg Shopping Center:

  1. Request for extension to finalize Developer Agreement and Security Agreement open items to December 20, 2021.

New Business:

  • Motion to approve Handicapped Parking Space located in front of 338 W 1st Avenue, Parkesburg.
    • In accordance with Borough of Parkesburg Handicapped Parking Space Policy new applications shall be reviewed by the Police Department and Borough Administration who will make recommendations to Borough Council, who will make final determination.
    • Eugene A. Ratcliff, 338 W 1st Avenue, Parkesburg Pa. has applied for Handicapped Parking Space located in front of 338 W 1st Avenue, Parkesburg.
    • Applicant has severe cardiopulmonary insufficiency that requires use of ambulatory oxygen.
    • Police Department and Borough Administration recommends approval for handicapped parking space.
    • Motion to contribute $5000.00 for fiscal year 2022 to TMACC – Transportation Management Association of Chester County
    • Motion to eliminate the parking space on the west side of N Church Street located at the intersection of Chapel Avenue and N Church Street and designate that area No Parking Here to Corner.

Special Events:
Sesquicentennial 

Public Comments: (Agenda & Non-Agenda Items; Limited to Three Minutes)

Council Comments:

  • Robin McKenna (Lion’s Club) Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat

Adjournment  
2021 Council Meetings       November 15       December 20

 

 

 
TRICK OR TREAT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

LION'S CLUB HALLOWEEN PARADE 
STEPPING OFF AT 4:30 PM (A. DUIE PYLE TO MINCH PARK)
AWARDS FOLLOWING PARADE
TRUNK OR TREAT IN MINCH PARK FOLLOWING AWARDS AND PARADE
FIREWORKS AT 8:00 PM AT MINCH PARK
THANK YOU TO THE PARKESBURG LION'S CLUB FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!





  





PARKESBURG 150TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES KICKOFF ~ WE'RE HAVING A BALL!

PARKESBURG 150TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES KICKOFF
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 7:30 PM
Parkesburg celebrates its 150th Anniversary on May 20, 21, 22, 2022. 
In this ongoing series, you will discover the exiting plans being made for the celebration.
   Stay up to date on what is happening with this historic event in Parkesburg! 
  Link to join our free program: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88657528591
Be prepared to be amazed! 

The Parkesburg 150th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee




On 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.






Parkesburg Borough Council Meeting
October 18, 2021
7:00 p.m.

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

Admin@Parkesburg.org

                                              

 


FEMA

FEMA 2





Harvest Ball

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 





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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   

Monday, November 1st, 2021
Monday, December 6th, 2021
Monday January 10, 2022
Monday February 7, 2022
Monday March 7, 2022
Weekly on Mondays from April 4, 2022, through October 21, 2022
November 7, 2022
December 5, 2022 




WE CAN NO LONGER PICK UP PIZZA BOXES WITH RECYCLING, PLEASE PUT THEM IN WITH YOUR REGULAR TRASH

 

SOUTHEASTERN PA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE RESIDENTIAL EVENTS
APPOINTMENT ONLY -PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED - NO ELECTRONICS

Register ONLINE only at https://www.chestercountyswa.org/121/Upcoming-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Event 
JUNE 25, 2021 - COATESVILLE CCIU CENTER 1635 E. LINCOLN HWY
AUGUST 28, 2021 - OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMIN. BUILDING - 125 BELL TOWER LN (RT 10) OXFORD
OCTOBER 9, 2021 - GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER - 601 WESTTOWN RD, WEST CHESTER
610-273-3771 x228 www.chestercountyswa.org for more info 




Dear voter,

The next election in Pennsylvania is on Tuesday, November 2.

If you would like to vote by mail ballot instead of going to your polling place on November 2, you must apply for a mail ballot by Tuesday, October 26. But do not delay, apply as soon as possible!

Make sure that your voice is heard in the next election! Apply for your mail-in ballot by the deadline!

Remember: registered voters can vote in person at their polling place on Election Day if you choose not to vote by mail. However, if you apply to vote by mail but change your mind, make sure to bring your mail ballot materials to the polls to cast your ballot in person.

Sincerely,

Veronica Degraffenreid
Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth