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The Township is not responsible for trees to be taken down even if they are in the Township’s right-of-way. It is the owners responsibility.
If a tree has fallen into the Township street, then the Township will remove it out of the street area only. If the tree is in the Township right-of-way and it is deemed to be dead, we will contact the property owner to get a price to have it removed. We will then get another price, and notify the owner of the price.
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The normal procedure for plowing streets in West Goshen Township is for the Streets Department to first salt hills, intersections, curve areas, then thoroughfares. The second step is to plow main streets, secondary streets, and cul-de-sacs, in that order, completing one pass in each direction on main and secondary streets, and a pass into and out of cul-de-sacs.
For more information, access the Guide for Winter Operational Procedures Snow and Ice Control and General Information (PDF).
Developers must begin removal of snow and/or ice within 2 hours after snow and/or ice begins to fall. For more information, view Chapter 68 of the Township Code.
Potholes on Township streets (not state roads) are repaired as quickly as scheduling and weather permits. Cold patching is done in the winter months; blacktop is used for the summer months.
The paving procedure is scheduled 3 to 5 years in advance, and in October and April the Board of Supervisors and the Township Manager accompany the Streets Superintendent on a road inspection. The process is determined by age, traffic patterns and winter damage. Line striping is done once resurfacing is done.
The Township will not remove any tree limbs from electric or telephone wires. We will contact the appropriate utility company to do so.
All tree limbs, shrubs, etc. which are protruding into a roadway must be cleared a distance of 3 feet from the road and 15 feet up.
The Township will replace or install all missing or damaged stop signs and street signs as a top priority.
West Goshen Township recommends placing driveway markers, available at home maintenance stores, along the edge of your property to indicate to plow drivers the boundary between your lawn and the street.
West Goshen Township is responsible for maintaining all municipally owned public roadways. The Township is not responsible for maintenance to state or private roads. Please contact Chester County Maintenance by calling 484-340-3200 for any concerns, safety issues and pothole related complaints. We have provided a list of state roads and privately owned roads in West Goshen Township to assist in differentiating.