Welcome to East Bradford Township
East Bradford Township strives to support the highest quality of life for current and future residents by: Being accessible, accountable, responsive, and respectful to all; Providing essential services with fiscal soundness; Promoting good stewardship of the Township’s scenic, natural, and historic resources; and Promoting vital social and physical connections between our residents and neighbors.
COPELAND SCHOOL ROAD REPAIRS
Keyhoe Construction will be repaving a small portion of Copeland School Road (from Kenmara Drive to sharp bend in road) for PennDOT on Monday, June 17 between 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. and probably continuing on Tuesday, June 18, weather permitting. Traffic will be able to get through but expect delays.
SUMMER ROAD PAVING PROGRAM
East Bradford Township has contracted with Di Rocco Bros., Inc. to perform the 2019 milling and resurfacing project for the Township. We anticipate work will start Thursday, June 6, 2019 and be completed on or around June 19, 2019. The proposed work is weather sensitive and may be postponed if we have rain. The proposed schedule of work and locations may vary by day. To see if you live on one of these roads or if you have questions, see the following letter.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING CHANGE
Due to the 4th of July holiday, the July Board of Supervisors work session will take place on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon.
Neighborhood University is a program offered by the West Chester Area Council of Governments that aims to educate citizens about local government and increase awareness of available municipal services and resources. There are 10 sessions total, each taking place on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. The first session is on September 12 and the last session is on November 21 (no class the week of Halloween). The sessions are conducted at different locations throughout the West Chester area. Session topics include public safety, finance/taxes, zoning, land development, and more. Sessions are offered free of charge to residents or business owners (age 16 or older) in the participating communities. To learn more or to register, visit https://www.nugwc.org/.
REGIONAL ENERGY PLANNING
On Thursday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m. at the West Whiteland Township Building, the West Chester Area Council of Governments—representing West Chester Borough, East Bradford Township, East Goshen Township, West Goshen Township, Westtown Township, and West Whiteland Township—will host a public workshop on regional energy planning in the Greater West Chester Area. The Council of Government has set an ambitious goal for the West Chester area to get to 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy by 2050. In order to achieve this goal, we need substantial public input. This meeting is likely to be the first of many over the next several decades as our region embarks on this important work. Meeting attendees will therefore play a critical role in guiding this process from the beginning. The meeting will be conducted by Cadmus, a consulting firm specializing in regional energy planning. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to end no later than 8:00 p.m.
PLUM RUN MASTER PLAN PROJECT
The Final Draft Master Plan is now available for review on the Plum Run Master Plan page. The Board of Supervisors adopted the Plum Run Master Plan at its May 14th meeting. The Plum Run Master Plan project seeks to advance several priority recommendations in the Township’s updated 2016 Comprehensive Plan by increasing public access to the Township’s natural and historic resources, creating safer multi-modal opportunities for cyclists and pedestrians, and interpreting the cultural history of the corridor.
PECO PROJECT ON STRASBURG ROAD
PECO will be doing a project along a portion of Strasburg Road in East and West Bradford Townships later in the year. The project entails replacing the current wire with Hendrix Wire (or Tree Wire), which is more resilient to trees, and installing reclosers, which reroute electricity when there is damage to get power to as many impacted property owners as possible. For more information on this work, review the project maps – one for East Bradford and one for West Bradford. You can also read PECO’s letter to impacted property owners.
DISCOUNTED AMUSEMENT PARK TICKETS AVAILABLE
West Chester Borough offers discount tickets to amusement parks, zoos, aquariums, and Franklin Institute Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day at 410 E. Gay Street, West Chester. They accept cash, check and credit card. Call 610-436-9010 for availability. See their website for complete details.
BRANDYWINE CREEK WATER TRAIL SURVEY
Boaters, floaters, and anglers of the Brandywine Valley—give your input to a study for a Brandywine Creek Water Trail. When complete, the Brandywine Water Trail will be a 22-mile recreational water route through Pennsylvania and Delaware. Take the survey today, click here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/brandywinewatertrail
MONTHLY YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Monthly curbside yard waste collection will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Leaves and small sticks should be placed in brown paper leaf bags and larger branches should be bundled with twine (NO Tape) in bundles no longer than 3 feet and no heavier than 25 lbs. Everything must be curbside by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection. You may also take yard waste to the West Bradford Compost Site – click here for more info.
SALE OF PUBLIC SEWERAGE SYSTEM
On December 12, 2018, East Bradford Township sold the sewer system to Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. The assets sold consist of the public sewer mains located within sewer easements and streets (not private lines to individual houses/units), the sewer pump stations, and sewer billing and collections. Click here for more information on what you will need to do if you are a sewer customer. Final notices have been sent out to those accounts who have not yet paid, all payments much be received by June 10th (absolute final date) or your account will be forwarded to Portnoff Law Associates for collection.