Curbside chipping is scheduled for Monday through Friday, the week of March 27, weather permitting. This is a courtesy offered to Township residents only. It is offered to assist with storm damage and incidental pruning by homeowners. It is not meant for homeowners to have a contractor take a tree down and then have Public Works clean up the debris. It is also not meant for homeowners clearing a portion of their properties.
Please leave branches at the curb (do not stack, tie or pile them), cut side facing the street, by 7 AM on Monday, March 27th. There is a 15 minute time limit per property.
A PRE-REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED!
The public can register through their webpage.
With a storm approaching and heavy rainfall forecasted for this Thursday, we wanted to bring your attention to a new web site, chesco.org/FloodTools, that highlights flood forecasts and real-time river water levels. The purpose of the web site is to provide emergency managers, municipal decision makers, and the general public information on forecasted and current stream flooding conditions throughout Chester County.
According to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, flooding is the most common natural disaster in Pennsylvania. And since rainfall and floodwaters can change rapidly, it is important to have both forecasts and real-time information available to help prepare for and respond to flooding in our communities.
The chesco.org/FloodTools web site was developed by the Chester County Water Resources Authority to consolidate:
- National Weather Service River Flood Forecasts for forecasted river levels for the next 3 days,
- U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Dashboard with real-time graphs on current stream conditions, and
- U.S. Geological Survey’s WaterAlert service to opt-in for text or email alerts for customizable rainfall and stream thresholds.
To learn more about the FloodTools web site, a brief demonstration video is included on the home page to highlight key features of the web site.
Please contact the Chester County Water Resources Authority at email@example.com with any questions or comments.
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
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.
The 2022 A Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County (aka the farm guide) is out now! Click here for the list of over 125 local farms and markets including mushrooms and wine.
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
Please follow links below for detailed information.
Major Disaster Declaration for Pennsylvania
FEMA Registration Flyer English and Spanish
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.