2023 Farm Guide
Hazardous Household Waste Collection Events – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
A PRE-REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED!
The public can register through their webpage.
Act 57 Local Tax Collection for New Homeowners
Act 57 Amending the Local Tax Collection Law
Act 57 allows new homeowner taxpayers who fail to receive a tax notice during their first year of occupancy to apply for a waiver from penalties, fees, and additional costs from the tax collector. In order to qualify, the taxpayer has to (1) attest they did not receive the notice; (2) provide proof of the property’s transfer within the last 12 months; (3) provide a waiver request to the tax collector; and (4) provide payment of the face value of the taxes. The Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors enacted Resolution 2022-25 implementing Act 57 and providing additional information regarding the waiver. The waiver goes into effect for the 2023 tax year going forward and does not apply for 2022. The State Department of Community and Economic Development created a waiver form for taxpayers to submit to the tax collector.
The waiver request link is: Act 57 of 2022- Request for Waiver of Additional Charges: Real Estate Taxes
Building Permit Submission Reminder
If you live in a community with a homeowners association or planned community association, you may be required to receive approval from the association prior to proceeding under any building permit issued by the township. It is the applicant’s obligation to investigate whether an association approval is necessary, and where required, obtaining such approval. Failure to obtain a required association approval may result in legal action for proceeding under any permit issued under the building permit application. If you have obtained association approval, please attach it to the application. By not attaching an association approval, you are certifying that no such approval is necessary.
Conditional Use Hearing Monday, February 13, 2023
PUBLIC NOTICE CONDITIONAL USE HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, February 13, 2023, at 6:15 p.m., prevailing time, at the Pocopson Township Building, 664 South Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA 19382, the Board of Supervisors of Pocopson Township will conduct a public hearing to consider, and potentially act on the Conditional Use Application of: Applicants/Owners James and Meghan Guinan (the “Applicants”). The Applicants are seeking conditional use approval pursuant to Section 250-24.E(5) and 250-24.D(5) (Maximum impervious coverage per lot) of the Pocopson Township Zoning Ordinance to allow an increase in the minimum impervious lot coverage greater than 20% in order to install an in-ground swimming pool, patio, spa, and fencing at the property located at 3 Taylor Chase Lane, UPI No. 63-4-167.2A, located in the RA Residential and Agricultural District.
A copy of the Application is available for public inspection and may be copied for a charge not greater than the cost thereof at the Pocopson Township Building, during normal business hours. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings, please contact the Township at (610) 793-2151 during normal business hours, to discuss how these needs may be accommodated.
Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, P.C.
Pocopson Township Solicitor
Hurricane Ida Disaster Assistance
Major Disaster Declaration
Please follow links below for detailed information.
Curbside Chipping Begins Monday, October 25th*
No branches over 12″ in diameter
Place large cuts ends facing the street
Do not stack; spread branches out
No firewood, construction lumber, or fence posts
No roots or stumps
15 minute limit per address
Materials should be curbside by 7 a.m.
New Resource from FEMA – National Risk Index
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces some new resources that share how communities can be more resilient from floods as they happen more frequently. The National Risk Index is easy to use and provides a means to prioritize resilience efforts by providing an at-a-glance overview of multiple natural hazard risk factors. It is accessible to homeowners or renters or anyone interested in mitigation or understanding natural hazards. You can follow this link to see some of those tools – National Risk Index for Natural Hazards (NRI) | FEMA.gov
Resolution 2021-05 – Reject All Bids for the New Township Administration Building Construction Project and to Authorize the Immediate Issuance of a Revised Solicitation for Bids
Please see full resolution HERE.