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.

 

JOB OPENINGS

East Bradford Township has two job openings: 1) Director of Public Works and 2) Director of Planning and Zoning.  Click on the links for more information.  Direct questions to Township Manager Mandie Cantlin at (610) 436-5108 x102 or mcantlin@eastbradford.org.

 

HELP STOP THE SPOTTED LANTERN FLY

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a newly identified pest in southeast Pennsylvania.  It can damage many plants including fruit and hardwood trees and grapes. SLF can also cause serious damage to yards, open spaces, plant nurseries, tree farms, and vineyards. Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s website for more information on the Spotted Lanternfly.  Also visit the East Bradford Township Environmental Advisory Council’s page on the  Spotted Lantern Fly.

 

SEPTIC SYSTEM PUMPING

Proof of pumping must be submitted to the Township by September 30 of the year pumping is due.  If you have any doubts as to whether we have received proof that your system was pumped, contact Nancy Holland at (610) 436-5108 x105 or nholland@eastbradford.org.

 

PECO TO RESTRICT  STRASBURG ROAD  (STATE RTE 162)
FOR UTILITY IMPROVEMENT

Beginning Friday, July 26 through late September, PECO Energy is planning a lane closure with flagging on Route 162 (Strasburg Road) between Telegraph Road (E. Bradford) and Jolene Drive (W. Bradford) for utility construction.  Weather permitting, the lane closure will be in place Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Motorists should allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur.

 

LENAPE ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE FOR REPAIRS

The Wolf Administration announced today that the Route 52 (Lenape Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham Township is scheduled to close for rehabilitation on Monday, August 19, through May 2020.  PennDOT will repair, strengthen and restore the deteriorating seven-span, stone masonry arch and also rebuild the stone walls at the Route 52 (Lenape Road) and Creek Road intersection to provide additional room for vehicular turning moves.  During the closure, Lenape Road motorists will be detoured over Pocopson Road, Route 926 (Street Road) and Birmingham Road.  Before the closure and detour is implemented, traffic signal work, including timing modifications, will take place.

 

PECO TREE MAINTENANCE IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

In the southern portion of the Township PECO lines will be inspected and trimmed of vegetation by Asplundh as part of routine maintenance during August and September.  Affected residents will receive a notification letter in the mail in advance of the tree work.

 

2020 BUDGET

2020 Budget preparation is underway. But, as reported during the 2019 Budget public approvals this past fall, the Township faces fiscal challenges to balance the budget. The Township has prepared a Budget 2020 FAQ to provide detailed information about the 2020 Budget. If you have budget-related questions that are not answered here, please contact Director of Finance Michael Lynch at mlynch@eastbradford.org or (610) 436-5108 x101.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD UNIVERSITY

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/.

 

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