News Flash

Posted on: March 16, 2022

March 16, 2022: Letter from Ashley Gagné, Vice-Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents and Businesses,

Spring is on the horizon, and I am looking forward to longer and warmer days ahead. As Board liaison to our Parks and Recreation Board, I can promise you that West Goshen has many wonderful community events planne...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022: Letter From Board of Supervisors Chair Shaun Walsh

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Dear West Goshen Residents & Business Owners,

As we begin another year, we welcome to the Board our two newly elected supervisors, Tinamarie Smith and John Hellman, and say thank you to departing supervisor, Hugh Purnell.  Hugh has dedicated m...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Meet New Board of Supervisors Member Tinamarie Smith

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Tinamarie is no stranger to working with West Goshen Township administration and residents and has volunteered on several committees prior to her appointment to the Board of Supervisors. Given her volunteer experience in combination with an environmental ...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: January 4, 2022

West Goshen Township Supervisors John Hellmann and Tinamarie Smith Sworn in

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West Goshen Township Supervisors John Hellmann and Tinamarie Smith were sworn in at the January 3, 2022 Township Organization Meeting. See pictures below from the ceremony.

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: December 20, 2021

December 20, 2021: Letter from Ashley Gagné, Vice-Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen residents,

On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I want to wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy holiday season. This year brought many positive changes to our Township. In-person meetings resumed at the Township building, an...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021: Letter from Shaun Walsh, Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents & Business Owners,

Deep into fall, I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and have been able to take advantage of the many outdoor activities at this time of year. I am sure you are now in the midst of planning how to man...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Board of Supervisors Visit Natural Lands' ChesLen Preserve

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Members of the Board of Supervisors and Township staff attended a field trip at the Natural Lands' ChesLen Preserve in Coatesville, Chester County, on Monday, November 8, 2021. They met with Gary Gilbert and Sean Quinn of Natural Lands to tour th...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Letter From Ashley Gagné, West Goshen Township Supervisor

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Dear West Goshen Residents,

As we head into the fall season, I hope that you look fondly upon the end of summer. I hope that you and your loved ones were able to take advantage of the long days of warm weather, but that you are now prepared to settle into ...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021: Letter from Shaun Walsh Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents & Business Owners,

On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I am writing to encourage you to participate in an upcoming joint workshop with the Township Board of Supervisors and the West Goshen Sewer Authority Board members. &a...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: April 21, 2021

April 20, 2021: Letter from Shaun Walsh Chair, Board of Superviors

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Dear West Goshen Residents and Business Owners,On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well. Like me, I am sure that with increased vaccine supply and widespread inoculation now available, you are eagerly antic...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: February 17, 2020

West Goshen Welcomes Ashley Gagné and John Hellman to Board of Supervisors

In January 2020, the West Goshen Board of Supervisors swore in two new supervisors. Both are long-term residents of the township and are hopeful about the impact they can make in their new roles.

Ashley Gagné describes herself as a “ho...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Board of Supervisors’ Statement on COVID-19 Response

This statement was made at the April 21, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Shaun Walsh regarding the overall COVID-19 response by the Township and subsequent expenditures for overtime.

Board of Supervisors Statement on COVID-19 Response

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Meet the Board of Supervisors

Did you know that much like businesses and nonprofits have a Board of Directors to advise them, the Township has a board to provide counsel?

Supervisors are charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive and...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Letter from Ashley Gagné, West Goshen Township Supervisor

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Dear West Goshen Residents,

As we begin this new year of 2021, I hope that you are safe and well. 2020 was extremely difficult, and my heart goes out to those who have suffered loss and continue to do so during this pandemic. Our frontline workers and firs...

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Board of Supervisors
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Happy Holidays from the West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents,

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors, wishes you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Although 2020 has been a challenging year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the spread of the disease continues to challenge o...

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Board of Supervisors

News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2020

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Chinese health officials have reported tens of thousands of cases of COVID-19 in China, ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Declaration of Disaster Emergency

Please click the link below to read West Goshen's Declaration of Disaster Emergency related to the COVID-19 situation:

COVID-19 DISASTER DECLARATION

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Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

GOVERNOR WOLF'S STAY-AT-HOME PRESS RELEASE

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today issued “Stay at Home” orders to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, as the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

FEMA Rumor Control

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has set up a website addressing rumors regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

Rumors circulate through social media and most often provide wrong or out-of-date information.

Please see the FEMA rumor control website her...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel

Allowable Essential Travel

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mention...
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Coronavirus
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Social Distancing Tips For Outdoors

This spring, many residents are engaging in outdoor activities during these times as physical activity can provide immediate mental and physical benefits. Going for a walk, run, or bike ride in your neighborhood can be a good way to be active, as long as ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Chester County Launches "Restore Chester County" website

The Chester County Commissioners have brought together business, economic, education and government leaders to form the core team of the COVID-19 Business Task Force. The team is focusing on best practices for reopening and restoring Chester County&ap...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Tips for Residents for Reopening Chester County

On June 5th, Chester County transitioned to the yellow phase of reopening. According to Pennsylvania's official process of reopening, the yellow phase lifts the most severe restrictions , including the stay at home order. However, other ...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

July 1, 2020: Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new order signed by...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: November 23, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Admin Announces New Mitigation Efforts

With new modeling projecting 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in Pennsylvania in December, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced new targeted mitigation measures to help stop the spread during this critical time. The...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Announce New Protective Mitigation Efforts to Put Pennsylvania on Pause

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation or...

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Coronavirus
Posted on: February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination information in Chester County

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Chester County continues to vaccinate groups in Phase 1A including individuals 65 and older, and individuals between the ages of 16-64 with certain medical conditions. Visit the Chester County website for additional information.

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Chester County Health Department Issues Quarantine Guidance

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Chester County issued Coronavirus Quarantine Guidance on December 10, 2020 - effective December 14, 2020.

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Posted on: January 9, 2021

January 8, 2021: PA Department of Health Releases COVID Vaccine Schedule

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The PA Department of Health has issued a comprehensive COVID Vaccination Plan. The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to Pennsylvanians in a phased approach. View the plan on the PA Department of Health website HERE.

The commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccinati...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 18, 2021

What's New at the West Chester Fire Department

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A new year brings new changes to the West Chester Fire Department.  We welcome a new Fire Chief, Steve Pelna and Assistant Fire Chief, Justin McClure.  They both join the leadership team which includes Mark Scanlon and Mike DiMeo who hol...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 14, 2022

Early West Goshen Clock Makers

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Very little is known about two of the clock makers from Chester County, in the early 19th Century, who resided in the Goshen/West Goshen area.  One of them was Joseph Cave who is believed to have resided in the old serpentine farmhouse on the ben...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: September 9, 2021

West Goshen and the Battle of the Clouds

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When we remember the many battles fought in Chester County during the American Revolution, we often think of the Battle of the Brandywine and the Paoli Massacre. Most of us have learned about these two horrific battles fought among the hills and valleys o...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Free Virtual Lecture: Chestnut Grove Cemetery

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Host: West Goshen Historical CommissionDate: Sunday, May 30, 2021Time: 2:00pmJoin us virtually on the original Memorial Day as we hear from local historian Thomas Walsh who will speak on the history of the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. This c...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: March 18, 2021

General George Archibald McCall of “Belle Aire,” West Goshen Township

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On August 22, 1853, George Archibald McCall, after 31 years of military service in the United States Army, resigned his commission as colonel and Inspector General of the Army.  The Philadelphia-born McCall retired to a 42-acre farm east of West ...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Preserving Local History | The Matlack House

Traveling around the township of West Goshen, it is sometimes difficult to locate historic homes and buildings. Over the years, many cherished structures rich in local history have been demolished to make room for the future. It is always sad to watch his...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: November 16, 2020

West Goshen History: Dr. William Darlington

Dr. William Darlington was born on April 28, 1782, in Chester County and went on to lead a most unique life here.  It was 1804, he was 22 years old, and he graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He was the ...

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Historical Commission
Posted on: December 11, 2020

West Goshen Township Through the Years

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As 2020 comes to a close, the West Goshen Historical Commission would like to cap off the year by taking a look back at some of the significant moments in the history of the township and surrounding area. Over the past three centuries, our township has ex...

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Historical Commission

News Flash

Posted on: January 4, 2020

Scrape Spotted Lanternfly Eggs this Winter

Help prevent the spread of the spotted lanternfly by scraping egg masses you may see on trees. Please check your trees for egg masses such as the one pictured and follow these instructions for scraping and disposing of the egg masses:

Pull out a plastic ca...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Walk Your Dog Month Tips!

January is Walk Your Dog Month! Don’t let the cold temperatures of winter deter you from exercising your furry friend. Walking your dog is extremely important. Read on for an explanation  by the Animal Foundation:

Mental Stimulation: Reg...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Dog Leash law

Just a reminder that all dogs must be kept under the control of their owners at all times, whether you are on your own property or a public park.

Pennsylvania and West Goshen Township dog laws require dogs to be on leash and under control when in public. &...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Greening West Goshen: Clean Stream Tips

Clean water is vital to our health, communities, and economy. People depend on clean water for their health: The United States Environmental Protection Agency claims that about 117 million Americans – one in three peop...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Tips

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Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than four feet in length and four feet in diameter and may not exceed 50 pounds per bundle.

Branches may not exceed 4 inches in diameter.

Other yard waste may be placed in...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Meet the Board of Supervisors

Did you know that much like businesses and nonprofits have a Board of Directors to advise them, the Township has a board to provide counsel?

Supervisors are charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive and...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: May 18, 2020

How the Public Can Help the Public Works Department this Spring

It’s been a spring to remember for all of us, including the West Goshen Public Works Department. “With the timing and preventative measures for COVID-19, we missed some of our usual spring activity like mulching or planting annuals and headed straight int...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Greening West Goshen: Understanding the Link Between Fertilizer and Stream Health

Few moments in life are more mesmerizing than watching clear stream water flow over pebbles, under logs, and through chutes and riffles. We notice the colors, the play of light and shadow, and minnows swimming freely. 

In Pennsylvania, healthy str...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Tips for Residents for Reopening Chester County

On June 5th, Chester County transitioned to the yellow phase of reopening. According to Pennsylvania's official process of reopening, the yellow phase lifts the most severe restrictions , including the stay at home order. However, other mitigatio...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Summer Family Camp Cancelled

The Family Summer Camp has been Cancelled.

Newsletter Articles
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Joseph Waters Remembered

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors, Park and Recreation Board, and staff mourn the passing of Joseph M. Waters on June 18, 2020 at the age of 64.   Joe served as a member (including chair) of the Park and Recreation Board from 1993 thr...

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Newsletter Articles
Posted on: August 17, 2020

End of Summer Allergy Tips

August and September bring more than the end of the summer. These months mean watery eyes, sniffling, and other allergic reactions  to airborne ragweed pollen during what is traditionally the hay fever  season in Pennsy...

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Newsletter Articles

News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Spring Yard Sale

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 The Park and Recreation Department is hosting a Spring Yard Sale on May 14th from 9AM to 2PM. Check out the google map to find deals for everyone!

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Easter Egg Hunt Success!

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West Goshen Township celebrated the return of the Spring with the Egg Hunt and Decorated Hat Parade on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at West Goshen Community Park. See pictures from the event below!

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Fun in the Sun with the Summer Recreation Program, Summer Teen Program and Afternoon Sports Clinics!

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West Goshen Resident RegistrationSaturday, May 7th (8 – 11am)Saturday, May 14th (9 – 11am)Open Registration begins on Monday, May 16th   for families residing outside of West Goshen.Registration will be held ...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Egg Hunt and Decorate Hat Parade: Postponed to April 16

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For the first time since 2019, West Goshen residents can celebrate the arrival of spring with an Egg Hunt and Decorated Hat Parade on April 16, 2022.  Children 2-9 years old can gather up eggs fille...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Get Outside This Summer and Play for Pay!

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Get outside this summer and play for pay! Our summer programs invite children to play, create, imagine and socialize outdoors. Children need outdoor activities, friends and fun more than ever and we want you to help make it happen. The Township Supervisor...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Young Artists Featured at Township Administration Building

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Through the months of March and April, the West Goshen Township Administration Building will host an exhibit of artwork by students and teachers at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School’s Center for Performing and Fine Arts. The public is i...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Register for Spring Township Yard Sale

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This year the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department will sponsor a Spring Township Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14th between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Timed perfectly for spring cleaning, Township residents can have their addresses listed on the r...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Aidan’s Heart Foundation Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Donation

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Aidan’s Heart Foundation donated an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department at the Tuesday, February 15th Board of Supervisors meeting.  The AED was funded by a donation from the Greater West Chest...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Get Out for a Day Trip with the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department

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Are you suffering from cabin fever…since March 2020?  The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department has announced its lineup of spring and summer bus trips for 2022 featuring popular day-trip destinations and an exciting chance to see...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: January 12, 2022

The Park and Recreation Department is currently recruiting summer counselors!

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The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications from enthusiastic people interested in planning and supervising safe and enjoyable outdoor activities for children participating in our summer programs. Counselors are assi...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Wreath Decorating Event

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The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department hosted its 24th annual Holiday Decorations Workshop in the Community Room of the West Goshen Township Administration Building on December 7th and December 8th. Thank you to all who participated. See pictures ...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Santa Claus Holiday Breakfast Thank You

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West Goshen celebrated the holiday season at Timothy's with the return of the annual Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 18th. Thank you to everyone who participated! See pictures from the event below.

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Decorate for the Holidays with Help from the Park and Recreation Department

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The Holiday Decorations workshop returns to the West Goshen Township Administration Building this December, giving West Goshen resident and guests a chance to design and make wreaths and centerpieces to bring home.  The West Goshen Park and Recre...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

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Santa Claus is coming to West Goshen Township, specifically to Timothy’s at Parkway Shopping Center (929 S. High Street) as the West Goshen Holiday Breakfast returns on Saturday, December 18, 2021 between 9:00 and 10:30 AM.  Families can enjoy br...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Register to Participate in Township Yard Sale

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The Township Yard Sale returns to West Goshen on Saturday, September 18th between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Residents can register to include their address in the official Township Yard Sale Guide and receive an official Yard Sale lawn sign or may si...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Free Fall Celebration with Family Fun and The Greaseband

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West Goshen Community Park turns 25 this September!  To celebrate this milestone, the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department will host a celebration at Community Park on Sunday, September 12th between 1:00 and 5:00 PM.  The ...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Fall Movie Series Features Family Classics

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The West Goshen Fall Movie Series returns this fall to the J. Leon Hagerty Amphitheater at West Goshen Community Park at Fern Hill and N. Five Points Roads.  All movies are FREE OF CHARGE and begin on the following Saturday evenings at 7...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Park and Recreation Department Accepting Applications for Pavilion Rentals

After being closed in 2020 and the beginning of 2021, West Goshen’s Community Park, Coopersmith Park, and Barker Park picnic pavilions may be rented out again.  To reserve a picnic pavilion, contact the West Goshen Township Park and Rec...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Help Bring Artwork Back to the West Goshen Township Administration Building

After being closed to the public for over one year, the West Goshen Township Administration Building has reopened to the public.  We are seeking the help of West Goshen residents who paint, draw, sculpt, photograph, cross-stitch, quilt, or engage...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2021

West Goshen Park and Recreation Department Announces Return of Bus Trips in Fall 2021

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The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department will begin hosting bus trips again beginning with fun ways to celebrate the holidays starting in November 2021.

On Sunday, November 21st, join the Park and Recreation Department for a trip to see the Rockettes...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Music Returns to Community Park

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The West Goshen Park Summer Concert Series returns to Community Park on Sunday, June 27th with a special concert for children by Lolly and Yoyo.  This high energy duo will have kids singing, dancing, and playing along with lead ...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: June 17, 2021

West Goshen 2021 Sunday Summer Concert Series

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All concerts begin at 6:30 PM at the J. Leon Hagerty Amphitheater atWest Goshen Community Park (Fern Hill Road and N. Five Points Road).In the event of rain, concerts will be held at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hallat West Chester University, 700 S. Hi...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Decorated Bicycle Parade Welcomes Return to Community Park

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A favorite West Goshen tradition, the Decorated Bicycle Parade, returns to West Goshen Community Park on Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00 AM.  Children can decorate their bicycles, tricycles, training wheels, scooters, Big Wheels, wagons, str...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Barker Park Expansion

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West Goshen Township recently purchased a 1-acre property at 321 Westtown Way, adjacent to the existing Township’s Barker Park.  Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Joanne Barker approached the Township to purchase the property as an addition to the existing Ba...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: March 16, 2021

March 2021 - Park and Recreation Updates

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Due to COVID-19 precautions, the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department has not scheduled programs or activities through the spring. 

“The hope is that we will be able to resume summer concerts, Summer Recreation programs, and other group acti...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Egg Hunt and Hat Parade

The Egg Hunt and Hat Parade has been cancelled indefinitely.

If you have any questions, please contact Ken Lehr at klehr@westgoshen.org

Park and Recreation
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Now Hiring Summer Counselors

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department is currently seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to plan, facilitate and supervise safe and enjoyable outdoor activities for participants of West Goshen’s Summer Recreation Program, Sum...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Update on Park and Rec Cancellations

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department regrets reporting the cancellation of the following summer activities:• The Summer Recreation Program• The Summer Teen Program• Summer ...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Parks and Recreation Outlook

Summer is prime time for the West Goshen Parks and Recreation department. In a typical summer, you’d find Parks and  Recreation Department Director Ken Lehr checking in on camps, clinics and concerts, but in a recent conversation he sha...

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Park and Recreation
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Summer Family Camp Cancelled

The Family Summer Camp has been Cancelled.

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News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2022

Meet Lucy!

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Lucy is a one year old pug. She is a super friendly and curious puppy. She loves exploring our West Goshen parks and meeting new friends. 

Pet of the Month
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Meet Bella!

Bella Pet of the Month

Bella loves to run outside with other dogs, snuggle up on the couch and go for car rides!

Pet of the Month
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Meet Simon LeBun!

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With his velvet-like coat, clear brown eyes, and alert demeanor, you would never guess that it took nearly a year for mini Rex rabbit Simon to be adopted from the Southeastern PA-DE House Rabbit Society in Newport, Delaware. Housed at the bottom of a stac...

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Meet Roxi!

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Roxi came to the Brandywine SPCA from Florida. She was adopted in Feb 2017 at the age 4 months. She is an awesome inside only cat, loves her dry food, and has an addiction to treats. Her owners love her!!?

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Meet Sassy!

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Sassy is a five-year old tortoiseshell cat who hails from South Carolina. She came to Chester County courtesy of BVSPCA, loves to snuggle, and enjoys watching animal videos on the computer. She is pretty sure that the comfiest chairs in the house all belo...

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Meet Luna!

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Luna is a Siberian Husky. 6 years old. Each of her eyes are half blue and half brown. She loves taking walks all around West Goshen.

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Meet Ingrid

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Ingrid is a four year old rough collie. She was re-homed to her owner in August of 2019. Once her medical situations were in order, she began training to become a therapy dog. After a delay due to Covid, she completed her training and earned her Therapy c...

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Meet Lilly

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Lilly is a Maltese rescue dog from an Amish puppy mill in Ohio. The puppy mill dropped her off at a veterinary office in Ohio to be euthanized because she had liver shunt and was not a money maker. The vet technician could not euthanize her and called a r...

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Meet Chief

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Chief is a friendly 1.5 year old English Lab with a lot of energy. He loves to go on walks, fetch balls and snuggle on the couch with his family. He has filled his owners' hearts full of happiness during the pandemic.

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Meet Bodhi

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Bodhi is an almost 1 year old adorable Siamese cat with a ton of personality and a voice to match. He eats everything in sight, whether it’s cat food or human food, and he’s particularly fond of popcorn. He’s super affectiona...

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Meet Ghost, Rocky and Harper

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These boys are full bred miniature Australian Shepherds. They love playing with a frisbee or any ball!

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Meet Smithy

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Smithy is a 6yr old mixed breed gentleman and scholar.  He was a former bait dog saved from a dog fighting ring and now lives in the lap of luxury here in West Goshen. He enjoys all people, yummy treats, short walks to the mail box, any soft couc...

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Pet of the Month
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Meet Fiona

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Meet our pet of the month Fiona! Fiona is a 16 month old Lab and Pitbull mix. She was adopted at Brandywine Valley SPCA. She loves lounging at Lambert dog park pictured here!Submit your favorite pet to be featured as West Goshen Township's "Pet of th...

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Pet of the Month

News Flash

Posted on: December 22, 2021

Single-Use Plastic Bag and Straw Ban

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After much hard work and research by the Township’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Board of Supervisors approved a single-use plastic carry-out bag and single-use plastic straw ban effective April 22, 2022. 

 April 22, 2022 is als...

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Plastic Bag & Straw Regulations
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws: Plastic Is Not So Fantastic

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How many times have you seen a single-use plastic bag blowing in the wind or stuck in a tree or clogging a storm drain into which it has been washed?  Single-use plastic litter is not just a local problem.  These single-use bags, along w...

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Plastic Bag & Straw Regulations
Posted on: September 17, 2021

We All Win When We Get Rid of Plastic Bags

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With much of the United States now trapped in a vicious cycle of climate change-induced heat, wildfires, droughts, flooding, and storms, coupled with the COVID-19 delta variant, it is easy to lose sight of other equally important environmental problems, s...

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Plastic Bag & Straw Regulations
Posted on: August 18, 2021

A Vote of Confidence for Eliminating Plastic Bags

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Christine Knapp, director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, was invited by the Township’s Board of Supervisors to speak at the August 17 Board meeting to offer support and best practices for a ban on single use plastic bags in West Goshen. Accor...

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Plastic Bag & Straw Regulations

News Flash

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Road Rules: Anti-Texting Law

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Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  ...

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Police
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Save the Date: National Night Out Against Crime

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Save the date for National Night Out Against Crime on August 2, 2022 at Henderson High School.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Beware of Mail Theft

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We are seeing a significant increase in check theft from personal, business, and even some blue standalone mail collection boxes. The stolen checks are altered and then cashed by the suspects.United States Postal Service recommendations:- If possible, dep...

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Police
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Junior Gumshoe Camp

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To sign-up email smyers@westgoshen.org

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Community Conversation Event

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The West Goshen Police Department is inviting its residents and other interested stakeholders to join us for a Community Conversation. Join us on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6PM .We look forward to a good exchange of ideas and to providing information and...

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Police
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Congratulations Detective Torres

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We would like to congratulate Detective Jose Torres for being this year’s recipient of the Peggy Gusz Victims Advocacy Legacy Award. This award is presented annually by the Crime Victims Center Board of Directors to an individual, organization, ...

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Police
Posted on: March 8, 2022

We Remember: Chief Edwin Draper Fox

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We Remember:
On March 2, in 1907, West Goshen Police Chief Edwin Draper Fox was born in Easttown Township. He was the youngest of six children born to Hilburn and Marietta (Manley) Fox. His father worked on various farms in Delaware and Chester co...
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Police
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Road Rules: Anti-Texting Law

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Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  ...

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Police
Posted on: February 8, 2022

We Remember: Chief Dunn

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Twenty-one years ago today, Chief of Police (Retired) Michael Francis Dunn died while vacationing in Florida. Chief Dunn served the residents of West Goshen Township from 1976 to 1988. He was hired by the West Goshen Board of Supervisors due to his commit...

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Police
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Road Rules: Get Ready For Winter

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Regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground, you can take steps to prepare yourself for winter and all that it brings. Feel free to use the information below as you prepare yourself for winter travel.

Preparation is key to successfully navig...

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Police
Posted on: November 17, 2021

West Goshen Police Department Officer and Citizen Awards Recognition

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The West Goshen Police Department presented its annual awards to officers and citizens at the township meeting last night. We are proud to recognize the following:

  • Officer Scott Myers received the Departmental Service Award. This award recognized his tirel...
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Police
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Road Rules: Increased Deer Activity on the Roadway

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With autumn among us and the earlier onset of nightfall, motorists should be prepared for the increase in deer activity and watch carefully for deer darting across the roadways.  Deer movement increases during the fall breeding season, making it ...

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Police
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

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As weather changes, so do the road conditions.  The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway.  When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, maki...

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Police
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Junior Gumshoe Camp Success

The summer of 2021 marked the return of the West Goshen Police Department Junior Gumshoes Camp! The second annual camp provided 87 fourth grade students from throughout the West Chester School District the chance to put on their detective hat. In this imm...

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Police
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Flood Safety Driving Reminder

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Given the storms of the past month, especially Ida, it's important to remember to avoid driving through standing water. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control ...

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Police
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Road Rules: Back to School Traffic Safety Tips

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With a new school year approaching, motorists are reminded to be vigilant of school children and school buses.  Here are some important safety tips when sharing the road with school buses:

  • It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load...
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Police
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Road Rules: Four Foot Passing Law (Bicycles)

 

The law requires that:

  • Bicycles must be operated in the right hand lane, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of roadway.

  • This does not apply to a bicycle using any portion of the road due to unsafe surface conditions...

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Police
Posted on: June 15, 2021

The West Goshen Township Police Department has joined Neighbors by Ring

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What is Neighbors?

Neighbors is Ring’s free, app-based neighborhood watch feature that alerts you to crime and safety events in a radius of up to 5 miles around your home. You don’t need any Ring devices to use Neighbors because the company also offers a s...

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Police
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Road Rules: Aggressive Driving

What is aggressive driving?

Aggressive driving includes speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors.  In Pennsylvania, these behaviors are some of the leading factors of highway crashes and fatalities.  In the year 2019 alone, there w...

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Police
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Returning This Summer: Junior Gumshoes Camp!

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The West Goshen Police Department is excited to announce that the Junior Gumshoes Camp will be returning for the summer of 2021! The camp is open to 4th grade students entering the 5th grade in the fall of 2021. In this immersive camp experience students ...

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Police
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Road Rules: Motorcycle Safety

As the warm weather approaches, the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division would like to remind you to be aware of motorcycles on the roadway.  The following are some safety tips and facts to help keep our roadways safe for everyon...

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Police
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel

Allowable Essential Travel

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mention...
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Police
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Road Rules: Pickup Truck Safety

Please be aware of  and follow all regulations when driving your pickup truck vehicle. Federal standards require that vehicle occupant compartments be designed to protect occupants during a crash. Pickup truck beds are designed to carry cargo, no...

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Police
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Road Rules: Steer Clear Law

In September of 2006, Pennsylvania passed a law in which motorist are required to move over to the far lane or slow to a safe speed when approaching an emergency response area.   The law is under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3327- Duty o...

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Police
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Road Rules: Anti-Texting law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  ...

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Police
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Township Chief of Police Search Begins

The Township has begun a search for the next Chief of Police.

Chief of Police Search Press Release

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Police
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Road Rules: Construction Safety

With the many roadway improvement projects being conducted on the area roadways, drivers are reminded to use caution in active work zones. An “Active Work Zone is defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as the portion of a work zone where const...

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Police
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Police Department Promotion and New Officer

Police Department Promotion and New Officer:

On Friday July 31, 2020, West Goshen Police Department promoted Wesley Holman to Sergeant, filling in the vacancy made after the retirement of 40-year veteran Sergeant Anthony Storti. Also, filling the rank and ...

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Police
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving condi...

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Police
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Emergency Contact Information - PennDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has a website designed to allow Pennsylvania driver's license and identification (ID) holders the opportunity to easily and immediately upload their emergency contact information to ...

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Police
Posted on: November 19, 2020

West Goshen Township Selects Michael P. Carroll as Next Chief of Police

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the selection of Michael P. Carroll as the next Chief of Police for the Township’s Police Department. The decision was made after a rigorous selection process begun in September 2020, fo...

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Police
Posted on: January 6, 2021

West Goshen Township Police Department’s Body-worn Camera Program

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You may notice that all of our uniformed Officers will be wearing a body-worn camera on their persons.  This is the culmination of a long process and we are proud to give you a little insight into how it all came about.  Ultimately, we f...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2022

Free Electronics Recycling and Shred Event

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Date: Saturday April 2, 2022

Time: 9am-12pm

Location: West Goshen Township Municipal Complex, 1025 Paoli Pike

Document Shredding:

  • Shred Events are for paper shredding only.
  • All material is 100% recycled and Wiggins maintains a 0% landfill policy.
  • Wiggins Shredd...
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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Updated Snow Removal Information

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Before the Snow Falls

Make sure the front of your mailbox is at least a four to six   inches behind the front of the curb and mounted at height of four feet.  Mailboxes closer to the curb and lower to the ground are most likely be damaged...

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Township Code Info... Public Works
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Street Sweeping

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West Goshen recently took delivery of a new street sweeper. This is a new piece of equipment and service for West Goshen Township. The sweeper will help with the growing concerns about stormwater quality.  It will help keep our local streams and ...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Yard Waste Collection July 17th

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The next yard waste collection is July 17th. Please see below for yard waste collection guidelines. 

Yard Waste

Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 4 feet in diameter, and may not exceed 50 pounds p...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Street Tree Ordinance Reminder

Street Tree Ordinance Reminder

We have some areas of the township where the trees have grown out into the roadway and are an obstruction to our plow trucks in the winter.

In order to clear the snow to the curb our trucks have to run right along the curb line and low hanging trees, espec...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: April 21, 2021

West Goshen's Public Works Department: Working to Ensure Uninterrupted Service During COVID

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J. David Woodward has been the public works director since 2016. With a staff of approximately 41 they handle over 95 miles of Township roadways, over 111 acres of parkland, 225 miles of sewer lines, 10 pumping stations, trash, recycling, and yard waste c...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 16, 2021

West Goshen Township Stormwater Improvements

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West Goshen Township is in the process of stormwater improvements, remediation, and planning. The township initially started working on stormwater ordinances and remediation in 2003 as part of county-wide Act 167 Plan. West Goshen has had an MS4 permit fo...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Meet the Public Works Department

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When is the last time you’ve thought about the West Goshen Public Works Department?  If your answer was “I don’t know…” or “Never,” you might be surprised that is just the way...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Trash & Recycling Collection Update

Even during the COVID-19 crisis, your Township trash, recycling and bulk trash collection will continue normally.

Please do not put out any additional trash, recycling or bulk trash outside of what is allowable.  It will not be collected.

Please se...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Tips

Yard Waste Collection Tips

Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than four feet in length and four feet in diameter and may not exceed 50 pounds per bundle.

Branches may not exceed 4 inches in diameter.

Other yard waste may be placed in...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2020

How the Public Can Help the Public Works Department this Spring

It’s been a spring to remember for all of us, including the West Goshen Public Works Department. “With the timing and preventative measures for COVID-19, we missed some of our usual spring activity like mulching or planting annuals and...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Recycling Tips: What Can Be Recycled?

Recycling Takes Little Effort On Your Part For A Big Difference To Our World

Plastic - Recycling plastic can be confusing with all of the code numbers that are stamped on products.

Below is a chart of some items that are acceptable and unacceptable for recy...

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Public Works

News Flash

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Road Rules: Get Ready For Winter

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Regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground, you can take steps to prepare yourself for winter and all that it brings. Feel free to use the information below as you prepare yourself for winter travel.

Preparation is key to successfully navig...

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Road Rules
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Road Rules: Increased Deer Activity on the Roadway

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With autumn among us and the earlier onset of nightfall, motorists should be prepared for the increase in deer activity and watch carefully for deer darting across the roadways.  Deer movement increases during the fall breeding season, making it ...

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Road Rules
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

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As weather changes, so do the road conditions.  The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway.  When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, maki...

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Road Rules
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Road Rules: Anti-Texting law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  

What the L...

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Road Rules
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Road Rules: Pickup Truck Safety

Please be aware of  and follow all regulations when driving your pickup truck vehicle. Federal standards require that vehicle occupant compartments be designed to protect occupants during a crash. Pickup truck beds are designed to carry cargo, no...

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Road Rules
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel

Allowable Essential Travel

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mention...
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Road Rules
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Road Rules: Motorcycle Safety

As the warm weather approaches, the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division would like to remind you to be aware of motorcycles on the roadway.  The following are some safety tips and facts to help keep our roadways safe for everyon...

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Road Rules
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Road Rules: Anti-Texting law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  

What the L...

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Road Rules
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Road Rules: Construction Safety

With the many roadway improvement projects being conducted on the area roadways, drivers are reminded to use caution in active work zones. An “Active Work Zone is defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as the portion of a work zone where construction, m...

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Road Rules
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving condi...

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Road Rules

News Flash

Posted on: March 21, 2020

Flush only Toilet Paper and What Nature Provides!

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, please follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on sanitizing hard surfaces, door knobs, etc. with sanitizing wipes.

Centers for Disease Control Sanitizing Tips

HOWEVER, please do not flush those w...

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Sewer Authority
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Township Sewer Authority Grants Awarded

The West Goshen Township Sewer Authority was recently awarded two grants in the amount of $910,896 for wastewater system upgrades.

The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The first grant is for $5...

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Sewer Authority
Posted on: March 18, 2019

West Goshen Installs an Enhanced Treatment System to Reduce Phosphorous

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Phosphorous is a nutrient that increases plant growth and also helps the crops, but it is not conducive to the aquatic system because it causes preferential growth of plants over other wildlife which is known as eutrophication.  A significant con...

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Sewer Authority
Posted on: March 19, 2019

From the Sewer Authority: A Reminder about Illegal Sump Pumps and Roof Drains

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Reduce Your Risk! Illegal sump pump and roof drain connections to the sanitary sewer rob the system of valuable capacity and can lead to sanitary sewer backups. These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair, but also create...

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Additional Info... Sewer Authority

News Flash

Posted on: April 18, 2022

April 18, 2022: Stormwater Project Update

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The West Goshen Township Public Works Department is undertaking a major storm sewer repair on Locksley Road due to a sinkhole that developed.  Upon investigation by the Streets Department, it was determined that the piping was failing and needed ...

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Stormwater
Posted on: March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022: Township Stormwater Update

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The West Goshen Township Public Works Department is hard at work replacing stormwater piping in the community.  Our crew is working to replace a 28 ft. section of deteriorated corrugated metal pipe with two (2) junction boxes and two (2) C-top in...

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Stormwater
Posted on: February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022: Stormwater Project Update

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The Township stormwater project on Sunset Hollow Road has been completed.  The end walls and pipe have been installed and the road has been reopened to traffic.  In the spring, the contractor will be back on site in order to install tree...

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Stormwater
Posted on: January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022 Stormwater Project Update

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The Township stormwater project on Sunset Hollow Road has been completed.  The end walls and pipe have been installed and the road has been reopened to traffic.  In the spring, the contractor will be back on site in order to install tree...

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Stormwater
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Stormwater Projects Under Construction

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Stormwater projects on Sunset Hollow Road and Pine Valley Circle continue through the holiday season.  A project to improve stormwater flow west of Pottstown Pike on Sunset Hollow Road is near completion.A project to replace or line failing corru...

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Stormwater
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Stormwater Update: September 2020

The Township is completing a stormwater project this week to repair an existing 134’ long corrugated metal pipe (CMP) that carries a stream under Knollwood Drive.  The existing pipe is very large with an oblong diameter of 78” by 120”.

Knollwood D...

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Stormwater
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Raven's Lane Stormwater Project Update

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In January, 2021, the Township's hired contractor J.A. Jurich, began a project to replace approximately 1,100 linear feet of 50+ year old corrugated metal pipe (CMP) in the Falconcrest residential neighborhood on Raven's Lane and nearby streets at a price...

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Stormwater
Posted on: October 8, 2020

HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Presentation from representatives from Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) on West Goshen Township's stormwater program.

October 7, 2020 HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Stormwater

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2022

SAC Welcomes Barbara Rinehart

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The Sustainability Advisory Committee is excited to welcome Barbara Rinehart as its newest member. An 11-year resident of the Township, Barbara has a Bachelor of Science in biology from James Madison University and a Master of Science in general science e...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Celebrate Arbor Day with us!

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This year’s Arbor Day event is on April 29 at 5:00 p.m. at Oaklands Cemetery, where we will celebrate the life of Joseph Trimble Rothrock, dubbed the “Father of Forestry” in Pennsylvania, in the 100th year since his passing.&...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Single-Use Plastic Bag and Straw Ban

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After much hard work and research by the Township’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Board of Supervisors approved a single-use plastic carry-out bag and single-use plastic straw ban effective April 22, 2022. 

 April 22, 2022 is als...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Sustainability Advisory Committee 2020-2021 Recap

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The SAC helps guide the Board of Supervisors (BOS) on the development of sustainable policies and practices for West Goshen Township by promoting environmental awareness through strong community connections, outreach, and workshops.  Additionally...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws: Plastic Is Not So Fantastic

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How many times have you seen a single-use plastic bag blowing in the wind or stuck in a tree or clogging a storm drain into which it has been washed?  Single-use plastic litter is not just a local problem.  These single-use bags, along w...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 17, 2021

We All Win When We Get Rid of Plastic Bags

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With much of the United States now trapped in a vicious cycle of climate change-induced heat, wildfires, droughts, flooding, and storms, coupled with the COVID-19 delta variant, it is easy to lose sight of other equally important environmental problems, s...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: August 18, 2021

A Vote of Confidence for Eliminating Plastic Bags

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Christine Knapp, director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, was invited by the Township’s Board of Supervisors to speak at the August 17 Board meeting to offer support and best practices for a ban on single use plastic bags in West Goshen. Accor...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Safeguarding Our Communities from Extreme Heat

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It’s not your imagination: It is hotter. In this first month of summer, high temperature records have been set across much of the United States and globally. Here in West Goshen Township (WGT), temperatures between May 1 and Jul...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Township Heritage Trees

A heritage tree is typically a large, individual tree with unique value, which is considered irreplaceable. The major criteria for heritage tree designation are age, rarity, and size, as well as aesthetic, botanical, ecological, and historical value.&...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 10, 2021

SAC Initiatives Update

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The Sustainability Advisory Committee is currently working on several of the key initiatives we established at our first meeting in September 2020. They are:

 

  • Analysis of the township’s vehicle fleet towards the goal of transitioning over...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 20, 2021

EVs Get a Charge Out of Town Hall

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Since its installation on September 1, 2020, the ChargePoint® electric vehicle charging station in front of the township complex’s Public Works Department building has been getting a workout while improving the environment. Fifty-two dif...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Arbor Day Celebration to Honor West Goshen Heritage Trees

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In honor of Arbor Day 2021, West Goshen Township is celebrating its heritage trees – the oldest and largest arboreal residents of our community. The public is invited to join the socially distanced event at the historic weeping beech site on Friday April ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Tree City USA Initiative Underway

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West Goshen’s Arbor Day 2021 is not just a celebration of the township’s heritage trees, it is also the first step to attaining Tree City USA certification by the Arbor Day Foundation. To be a Tree City, a community must meet four standards: establish a t...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Goshen Tree Tenders live-stake planting

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The Goshen Tree Tenders cut and planted live stakes (shrub branches) along the creek at West Goshen Township's Barker Park to become new rooted stems.  Live stakes help stabilize streams, lessen erosion, moderate temperatures and improve...

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Additional Info... Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Take our survey on plastic bag use

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Even before the pandemic, studies showed a significant increase in the use of plastic bags. It has only gotten worse. With a groundswell of community support, local and state governments are now launching initiatives to curb the use of plastic bags and ot...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Arbor Day celebration: Join us!

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On Arbor Day, April 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., we will celebrate West Goshen’s heritage trees at the township’s most well-known tree. It is a European weeping beech, planted by Alexander Bane on his farm around 1711. At more than 300 years old, the venerable ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee

West Goshen Township is seeking resumes of those interested in participating in an ad hoc Committee to formulate a new Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.

Those interested should have experience or education in Planning, Environmental Scienc...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coming Soon… West Goshen’s Sustainability Committee!

West Goshen is currently in the process of forming a Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.  As a first step, the township is seeking members of an ad hoc committee to define the purpose and functions of the to-be-created committee.

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Introducing the NEW West Goshen Sustainability Committee

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The newly formed Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) in West Goshen Township was adopted ad hoc by the Board of Supervisors on August 18, 2020 and met for the first time on September 22, 2020. The SAC’s overall mission&n...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee

News Flash

Posted on: May 19, 2022

Stormwater Project Update

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Locksley Road Stormwater Project

Each month, we discuss the various stormwater projects that the Township is undertaking. This month, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the work of the Public Works Department in addressing a major repair on Loc...

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Township News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

West Goshen Township Hosts Basic Chainsaw Safety Class

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On Monday May 2nd, West Goshen Township hosted a basic chainsaw safety class sponsored by Delaware Valley Trust. The Streets & Parks departments attended along with Whitemarsh and New Garden Townships. Operating chainsaws in normal conditions is one o...

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Township News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Arbor Day 2022

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West Goshen Township celebrated Arbor Day this year by honoring the past and encouraging the planting of trees for the future.

The celebration was held on Friday, April 29, at Oaklands Cemetery, a beautiful, heavily wooded natural burial park in the wester...

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Township News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Meet the New Assistant Township Manager!

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Originally from Chester County near Longwood Gardens, Assistant Township Supervisor Jaime Jilozian, AICP, is happy to be close to her hometown now that she is working for West Goshen Township. Working closeby in the County for several years, Jaime was loo...

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Township News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Upcoming Township Road Projects

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The Board of Supervisors awarded the bid for the Township’s 2022 paving program to Allan Myers, L.P. at their meeting on April 5, 2022.  The roads scheduled to be paved in 2022 are as follows:

Please be advised that we do not have a star...

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Township News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Fun in the Sun with the Summer Recreation Program, Summer Teen Program and Afternoon Sports Clinics!

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West Goshen Resident RegistrationSaturday, May 7th (8 – 11am)Saturday, May 14th (9 – 11am)Open Registration begins on Monday, May 16th   for families residing outside of West Goshen.Regist...

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Township News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Egg Hunt and Decorate Hat Parade: Postponed to April 16

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**THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO APRIL 16**

For the first time since 2019, West Goshen residents can celebrate the arrival of spring with an Egg Hunt and Decorated Hat Parade on April 16, 2022.  Children 2-9 years old can gather up eggs fille...

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Township News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Community Conversation Event

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The West Goshen Police Department is inviting its residents and other interested stakeholders to join us for a Community Conversation. Join us on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6PM .We look forward to a good exchange of ideas and to providing information and...

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Township News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

March 16, 2022: Letter from Ashley Gagné, Vice-Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents and Businesses,

Spring is on the horizon, and I am looking forward to longer and warmer days ahead. As Board liaison to our Parks and Recreation Board, I can promise you that West Goshen has many wonderful community events planne...

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Township News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Get Outside This Summer and Play for Pay!

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Get outside this summer and play for pay! Our summer programs invite children to play, create, imagine and socialize outdoors. Children need outdoor activities, friends and fun more than ever and we want you to help make it happen. The Township Supervisor...

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Township News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022: Township Stormwater Update

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The West Goshen Township Public Works Department is hard at work replacing stormwater piping in the community.  Our crew is working to replace a 28 ft. section of deteriorated corrugated metal pipe with two (2) junction boxes and two (2) C-top in...

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Township News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Register for Spring Township Yard Sale

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This year the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department will sponsor a Spring Township Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14th between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Timed perfectly for spring cleaning, Township residents can have their addresses listed on the r...

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Township News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Yard Waste Collection

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Curbside yard waste collection is back.  The 2022 dates for Saturday yard waste collection are as follows:

  • April 16th

  • May 14th

  • June 11th

  • July 16th

  • August 13th

  • September 24th

  • October 15th

Please have your yard waste curbside the night before collection or...

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Township News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association Goose Creek Cleanup Registration

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The Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association is accepting registrations from environmentally concerned residents of West Goshen Township interested in participating in the annual Goose Creek Cleanup on Saturday, March 26, 2022 between 9:00 AM and 11:30 ...

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Township News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Free Electronics Recycling and Shred Event

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Date: Saturday April 2, 2022

Time: 9am-12pm

Location: West Goshen Township Municipal Complex, 1025 Paoli Pike

Document Shredding:

  • Shred Events are for paper shredding only.
  • All material is 100% recycled and Wiggins maintains a 0% landfill policy.
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Additional Info... Township News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Aidan’s Heart Foundation Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Donation

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Aidan’s Heart Foundation donated an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department at the Tuesday, February 15th Board of Supervisors meeting.  The AED was funded by a donation from the Greater ...

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Township News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Get Out for a Day Trip with the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department

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Are you suffering from cabin fever…since March 2020?  The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department has announced its lineup of spring and summer bus trips for 2022 featuring popular day-trip destinations and an exciting chance to see an amazing...

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Township News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

The Park and Recreation Department is currently recruiting summer counselors!

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The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications from enthusiastic people interested in planning and supervising safe and enjoyable outdoor activities for children participating in our summer programs. Counselors are assi...

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Township News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

2022 Budget Update

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The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors adopted the 2022 Budget on December 21, 2021.  The budget projects revenue from a variety of sources and sets forth the spending plan for the Township for the upcoming year.  The Township&...

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Township News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022: Letter From Board of Supervisors Chair Shaun Walsh

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Dear West Goshen Residents & Business Owners,

As we begin another year, we welcome to the Board our two newly elected supervisors, Tinamarie Smith and John Hellman, and say thank you to departing supervisor, Hugh Purnell.  Hugh has dedicated m...

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Township News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Meet New Board of Supervisors Member Tinamarie Smith

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Tinamarie is no stranger to working with West Goshen Township administration and residents and has volunteered on several committees prior to her appointment to the Board of Supervisors. Given her volunteer experience in combination with an environmental ...

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Township News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Closure of Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals White Paper

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The Chester County EMS Council, Inc., being the lead agency that serves as a uniformed voice of EMS in providing advice and recommendations to local and county governments, EMS agencies, consumers, and other emergency services entities to promote the main...

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Township News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

New Webpage Addresses Single-Use Plastics Ban

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Following the December 17, 2021, passing of Ordinance 16-2021, Plastic Bag and Plastic Straw Regulations by the Board of Supervisors, the Sustainability Advisory Committee has launched a new webpage featuring key information about the ban for West Goshen ...

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Township News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

West Goshen Township Supervisors John Hellmann and Tinamarie Smith Sworn in

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West Goshen Township Supervisors John Hellmann and Tinamarie Smith were sworn in at the January 3, 2022 Township Organization Meeting, along with two new auditors Nate Wolman and Cynthia Sheikh and elected Constable Steven A. Vitale. You can learn more ab...

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Township News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Thank You to Supervisor Hugh Purnell

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After six years as an elected Township Supervisor and many years as an Elected Township Auditor, Supervisor Hugh Purnell’s tenure comes to an end on January 3, 2022.  Supervisor Purnell was an active member of the greater West Chester C...

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Township News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

December 20, 2021: Letter from Ashley Gagné, Vice-Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen residents,

On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I want to wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy holiday season. This year brought many positive changes to our Township. In-person meetings resumed at the Township building, an...

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Township News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Single-Use Plastic Bag and Straw Ban

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After much hard work and research by the Township’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Board of Supervisors approved a single-use plastic carry-out bag and single-use plastic straw ban effective April 22, 2022. 

 April 22, 2...

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Township News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Stormwater Projects Under Construction

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Stormwater projects on Sunset Hollow Road and Pine Valley Circle continue through the holiday season.  A project to improve stormwater flow west of Pottstown Pike on Sunset Hollow Road is near completion.A project to replace or line failing corru...

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Township News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Updated Snow Removal Information

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Before the Snow Falls

Make sure the front of your mailbox is at least a four to six   inches behind the front of the curb and mounted at height of four feet.  Mailboxes closer to the curb and lower to the ground are most likely be damaged...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Township Holiday Hours

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The West Goshen Township offices will be closed on Friday, December 24th in recognition of the Christmas Holiday and on Friday December 31st in recognition of the New Year's Holiday.
Holiday trash collections will be on Monday, December 27th and T...
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Township News
Posted on: November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021: Letter from Shaun Walsh, Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents & Business Owners,

Deep into fall, I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and have been able to take advantage of the many outdoor activities at this time of year. I am sure you are now in the midst of planning how to man...

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Township News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Reminder about New Waste Carts

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Reminder: this is for trash carts only, not recycling. 

Starting Monday November 8th Republic Services will begin changing out the gray township trash carts for their new blue carts. This trash cart changeout comes as the original township trash c...

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Township News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Street Sweeping

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West Goshen recently took delivery of a new street sweeper. This is a new piece of equipment and service for West Goshen Township. The sweeper will help with the growing concerns about stormwater quality.  It will help keep our local streams and ...

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Township News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Meet Assistant Township Manager Chris Bashore

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Chris is no stranger to municipal government roles. Formerly the Malvern Borough Manager, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Villanova University....

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Township News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors Appoints New Assistant Township Manager

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The Board of Supervisors appointed Chris Bashore as the new Assistant Township Manager at their September 21, 2021 meeting.

Mr. Bashore is the former Malvern Borough Manager.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University and a...

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Township News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Letter From Ashley Gagné, West Goshen Township Supervisor

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Dear West Goshen Residents,

As we head into the fall season, I hope that you look fondly upon the end of summer. I hope that you and your loved ones were able to take advantage of the long days of warm weather, but that you are now prepared to settle into ...

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Township News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

FEMA Federal Disaster Assistance

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida. Assista...

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Township News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Chester County Veterans Event

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Local West Goshen and surrounding Veterans will be able to take advantage of the Chester County Recorder of Deeds' Military Discharge and County Veteran ID & Discount Programs a little closer to home on October 7th from 9AM to 12PM at the West Goshen ...

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Township News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

The Value of PSATS

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The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) has been serving townships of the second class since 1921, when Gov. William Sproul signed Act 189 to create PSATS. PSATS is committed to preserving and strengthening township government b...

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Township News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Flood Safety Driving Reminder

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Given the storms of the past month, especially Ida, it's important to remember to avoid driving through standing water. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease...

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Township News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

New Waste Bins Coming Soon

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  • West Goshen Township will continue to use Republic Services for the next 5 years.
  • Beginning Jan 3, 2022 Republic Services will begin the new Waste & Recycling Contract.
  • Both Waste & Recycling will remain automated with side-loading trucks.
  • W...
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Township News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Register to Participate in Township Yard Sale

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The Township Yard Sale returns to West Goshen on Saturday, September 18th between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Residents can register to include their address in the official Township Yard Sale Guide and receive an official Yard Sale lawn sign or may si...

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Township News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Sewer and Trash Rebates for Seniors

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West Goshen Township is offering a Trash and/or Sewer Rebate again this year.  West Goshen seniors age 65 or older who have an income under $35,000 and received a Pennsylvania Property/Rent Tax Rebate this year are eligible to apply for a Trash a...

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Sewer Rebate Application and Instructions Township News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Subscribe to ReadyChesco for County Emergency Updates

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ReadyChesco is an alert system for Chester County that helps County and Local officials send emergency text alerts and voice calls to you quickly. ReadyChesco can send these to your cell phone, home phone, office phone, pager, and/or E-mail account.&n...

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Township News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021: Letter from Shaun Walsh Chair, Board of Supervisors

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Dear West Goshen Residents & Business Owners,

On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I am writing to encourage you to participate in an upcoming joint workshop with the Township Board of Supervisors and the West Goshen Sewer Authority Board members. &a...

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Township News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Yard Waste Collection July 17th

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The next yard waste collection is July 17th. Please see below for yard waste collection guidelines. 

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Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 4 feet in diameter, and may not exceed 50 pounds p...

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Township News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Street Tree Ordinance Reminder

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We have some areas of the township where the trees have grown out into the roadway and are an obstruction to our plow trucks in the winter.

In order to clear the snow to the curb our trucks have to run right along the curb line and low hanging trees, espec...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Barker Park Expansion

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West Goshen Township recently purchased a 1-acre property at 321 Westtown Way, adjacent to the existing Township’s Barker Park.  Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Joanne Barker approached the Township to purchase the property as an addition to the e...

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Township News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Returning This Summer: Junior Gumshoes Camp!

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The West Goshen Police Department is excited to announce that the Junior Gumshoes Camp will be returning for the summer of 2021! The camp is open to 4th grade students entering the 5th grade in the fall of 2021. In this immersive camp experience students ...

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Township News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

West Goshen Township Launches New Website

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West Goshen Township is pleased to announce the launch of a new township website. We think you’ll find the new website easy to navigate and filled with important information including news releases, board, committee and commission information, meeting sch...

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Township News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Sunoco Approved for HDD

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved Sunoco / Energy Transfer to begin HDD (horizontal directional drilling) between West Whiteland Township and West Goshen Township on Boot Road in the vicinity of Rt. 202 and the Goshen Fire C...

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Township News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

2020 Census Information

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The 2020 Census is right around the corner!

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. ...

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Township News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Dog Leash law

Just a reminder that all dogs must be kept under the control of their owners at all times, whether you are on your own property or a public park.

Pennsylvania and West Goshen Township dog laws require dogs to be on leash and under control when in public. &...

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Township News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

ChesCo Fire / EMS Survey

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The Chester County Fire Chiefs Association, Chester County Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc., and the Chester County Fire Police Association, in partnership with the Chester County Department of Emergency S...

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Township News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Final CADMUS Renewable Energy Plan

Below is a link to the final CADMUS / West Chester Area Council of Governments Renewable Energy Plan.

Cadmus Renewable Energy Plan

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Township News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Declaration of Disaster Emergency

Please click the link below to read West Goshen's Declaration of Disaster Emergency related to the COVID-19 situation:

COVID-19 DISASTER DECLARATION

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Township News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Flush only Toilet Paper and What Nature Provides!

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, please follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on sanitizing hard surfaces, door knobs, etc. with sanitizing wipes.

Centers for Disease Control Sanitizing Tips

HOWEVER, please do not flush those w...

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Township News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Aqua Water Main Project

Aqua, PA, West Goshen Township's potable water utility, is planning work on Dorothy Lane, Fern Hill Lane, Gateway Lane and Paul Lane beginning on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Dorothy Lane Letter to Residents

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Township News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Quarterly Sewer / Trash Billing Delayed

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Township has delayed the quarterly sewer / trash billing.

1st quarter 2020 sewer / trash bills were mailed on April 29th with a due date of May 31st.

 

Township News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Board of Supervisors’ Statement on COVID-19 Response

This statement was made at the April 21, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Shaun Walsh regarding the overall COVID-19 response by the Township and subsequent expenditures for overtime.

Board of Supervisors Statement on COVID-19 Response

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Township News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Construction Activity Resumes May 1st

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CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY RESUMES MAY 1st

Governor Wolf’s latest order resumes all residential, commercial and industrial construction activity effective May 1st.

The Township has put into effect special permit regulations regarding permit submission and inspec...

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Township News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020: West Goshen Township Extends Real Estate Tax Face Amount Due Date

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West Goshen Township Extends Real Estate Tax Face Amount Due Date 

Township extends Real Estate Tax Face Amount in Support of Residents Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 

WEST CHESTER, PA (May 20, 2020) — To offer assistance to reside...

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Township News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

New Drive Up Drop Box

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  • In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Township has installed a new drive-up drop box for those residents and businesses owners looking to pay sewer / trash bills, real estate taxes or to drop off any correspondence.
  • This is in addition to the existing wa...
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Township News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

2020 Street Paving Program

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The Board of Supervisors recently approved the 2020 Street Paving Program.

The following West Goshen Township streets will be paved this summer and residents on the streets will be notified prior to work commencing.

The project is expected to begin around J...

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Township News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Accufacts Final Mariner II Report

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Township safety consultant Accufacts has produced the following Final Report on the Mariner II Pipeline Project.

The Township Board of Supervisors submitted various questions based on the Final Report to Accufacts.  Those questions and the respons...

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Township News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

2020 Chester County Farm Products Guide

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The Chester County Planning Commission has published their 2020 Chester County Farm Products Guide.

2020 Chester County Farm Products Guide

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Township News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Township Sewer Authority Grants Awarded

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The West Goshen Township Sewer Authority was recently awarded two grants in the amount of $910,896 for wastewater system upgrades.

The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The first grant is for $5...

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Township News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Township Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The Township has installed the first of two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The first station is located at 1025 Paoli Pike, in front of the West Goshen Township complex's Public Works Department building.

The second station is to be located at Com...

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Township News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Stormwater Update: September 2020

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The Township is completing a stormwater project this week to repair an existing 134’ long corrugated metal pipe (CMP) that carries a stream under Knollwood Drive.  The existing pipe is very large with an oblong diameter of 78” by 120”.

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Township News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Request for Information - Renewable Energy Development

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In February 2020, East Goshen, West Goshen, Westtown, and East Bradford Townships and West Chester Borough, working cooperatively through the the West Chester Area Council of Governments (“WCACOG”) completed a 100% Renewable Energy Transition Plan (Renewa...

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Township News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Presentation from representatives from Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) on West Goshen Township's stormwater program.

October 7, 2020 HRG Stormwater Presentation

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Township News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

West Goshen Township’s Monthly Digital Newsletter Receives Award from PSATS

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West Goshen Township, PA – 10/01/2020 – The West Goshen Township Monthly eNews has been named a Second Place Winner in the Electronic Newsletter Category in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ (PSATS) 52nd Annual Citizen Communicat...

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Township News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

2021 Preliminary Budget & Presentation

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The following will be up for discussion and possible approval at the November 17th Board of Supervisor's meeting at 7:00 PM via GoToMeeting.  Final budget approval will not be until the December board meeting:

2021 Preliminary Budget and 10 Year C...

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Township News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Raven's Lane Stormwater Project Update

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In January, 2021, the Township's hired contractor J.A. Jurich, began a project to replace approximately 1,100 linear feet of 50+ year old corrugated metal pipe (CMP) in the Falconcrest residential neighborhood on Raven's Lane and nearby streets at a price...

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Township News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

West Goshen Township Police Department’s Body-worn Camera Program

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You may notice that all of our uniformed Officers will be wearing a body-worn camera on their persons.  This is the culmination of a long process and we are proud to give you a little insight into how it all came about.  Ultimately, we f...

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Township News
Posted on: January 9, 2021

January 8, 2021: PA Department of Health Releases COVID Vaccine Schedule

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The PA Department of Health has issued a comprehensive COVID Vaccination Plan. The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to Pennsylvanians in a phased approach. View the plan on the PA Department of Health website HERE.

The commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccinati...

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Additional Info... Township News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

The NEW West Goshen Sustainability Committee

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The newly formed Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) in West Goshen Township was adopted ad hoc by the Board of Supervisors on August 18, 2020 and met for the first time on September 22, 2020. The SAC’s overall mission&n...

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Township News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

WCU Overlay Zoning Amendment

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WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ORDINANCE. 

AN ORDINANCE OF WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 84 OF THE WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP CODE, TITLED, “ZONING”, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 84-4 TO ADD A NEW ZONING...

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