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Municipal Lot # 3 Located on the South East corner of 300 West Gay and New Street. the lot contains 15 spaces. The 15 spaces will be allocated on a lottery basis.

Click here to download Lot #3 Parking Permit Lottery Request Form

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BigBelly Solar Intelligent Trash and Recycling Receptacles an activity of
Landscapes 21st Century Fund
Community Revitalization Program

The Borough of West Chester would like to recognize The Chester County Department of Community Development Landscapes 21st Century Fund Community Revitalization Program. Through this program, the Borough was awarded a grant which allowed the purchase of seventy one BigBelly Solar Intelligent Trash & Recycling stations for the downtown Business Improvement District, as well as some areas in our neighborhoods.

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Attention Residents of the South East Neighborhood: Work to be Completed by AQUA

Click here to read AQUA Letter to Residents

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To learn more about the Stormwater Management Assessment Fee (SWMAF) project, please click here.

Stormwater Assessment Project Public Meeting Announcement

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WCU’s Pack It Up, Pass It On…Haul Out for Habitat

Each year when WCU off-campus students move out, lots of furniture and household items get thrown away. WCU’s brand new Pack It Up, Pass It On program encourages students to donate those household items at drop off locations around the WC Borough and bring heavy furniture to the street-side curb for convenient truck pick up between 2 – 5 pm on May 1 - 8. The items will be sold at a warehouse sale and the proceeds go directly to the construction of two homes in the Borough by Habitat for Humanity of Chester County (HFHCC). This convenient program sponsored by WCU, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, the Borough of West Chester, Swope-Lees Commercial Real Estate and the Chester County Food Bank is completely free for WCU students and borough residents. Drop off locations can be found at the following sites: the corner of Magnolia and Walnut, the corner of East Nields and Walnut, the corner of Lacey and Matlack, Green Field, Bayard Rustin Park, and the South Campus Village Parking Lot. All locations are open for drop off May 1-8 between 12-6 PM.

The HFHCC’s Warehouse Sale will be held at 600 Hannum Avenue on Saturday, May 10 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 11 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The sale is open to the public, offering some great buys and the opportunity to support HFHCC and their efforts in the Borough of West Chester. Join the sponsors in support of this worthwhile program.

Click here to view the Pack It Up, Pass It On flyer

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Borough Manager Position Available

The West Chester Borough Council announces that it is currently seeking an experienced professional for the vacant position of Borough Manager.

The Borough Council would like to fill the position as soon as possible, but will proceed with a widespread recruiting effort and a deliberate process to find a range of knowledgeable and qualified candidates. Local Government Management Services, LLC of North Wales PA has been retained to assist the Borough in recruiting and selecting a new manager. Applications are currently being accepted and will continue to be accepted until May 23, 2014. Applicants are urged to submit their applications promptly.

The position requires a master’s degree in public or business administration, or related field and 10 years experience in local government administration with demonstrated supervisory experience. Extensive experience in the field of local government may be substituted for some educational requirements. The Manager will be selected on the basis of managerial and administrative qualifications. The candidate need not be a resident of the Borough or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time of appointment, but residency in the Borough is required by the Home Rule Charter and highly preferred by the Borough Council, although this provision can be waived.

Ideal candidate will be a dynamic and skilled leader that is well-versed in local government operations with experience in a community of this size delivering exceptional municipal services. Maintaining and expanding staff effectiveness will be an important trait. The desired candidate will have a full grasp of a wide range of functional areas of government, be able to carry out key policy initiatives with competence, and have success in facilitation of strategic planning efforts.

The new Borough Manager will be expected to build on the relationships that have been established with partners whose actions have the potential to impact the quality of life in West Chester Borough.

In addition, the ideal candidate will:
• Be innovative, forward-looking, and technologically savvy.
• Be committed to the delivery of high quality service and best practices in the delivery of those services.
• Have excellent financial skills to help tackle some tough budget challenges.
• Have demonstrated the ability to work toward building consensus and cooperation among those whose actions that will impact the community.
• Have demonstrated an ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders, within the organization, the community and the region at large to leverage resources for the community’s benefit and foster sustainable partnerships.
• Have demonstrated an ability to get the right things done, with a sense of urgency and a high level of energy and integrity.

West Chester Borough is a vibrant community with a 2010 population of 18,461, located in the center of scenic Chester County, Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Philadelphia. It is a beautiful, historic community with a highly rated downtown and is the home of West Chester University. It is well known for its excellent school system and exceptional quality of life. The Borough has a high degree of citizen engagement that is both expected and desired. West Chester is a diverse, well-educated, progressive community with a commitment to volunteerism and quality of life issues.

The Borough has a $20.2 million general fund budget, $5.4 million sewer fund budget, $4.3 million parking budget with $33.5 million in all funds combined. There are currently 138 full-time employees, including 44 police officers.

The Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Borough and is responsible to the 7 member Borough Council for the execution of all established policies and for the administration of all affairs of the Borough. West Chester is a council-manager community that has been operating under a Home Rule Charter since 1994.

Salary: Will depend directly on qualifications and experience, but will be commensurate with the importance of this position in this highly regarded Borough. Expected range $125,000 to $140,000. Excellent benefits.

See “Community Profile for the Borough Manager Candidates” on the Borough’s website for more information about the Borough.

Interested candidates should send a separate cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the Borough website address at: managersearch@west-chester.com

Click here to view full job information

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Rosedale Avenue Traffic Study

A study sponsored by West Goshen Township, West Chester University and West Chester Borough has examined traffic and pedestrian issues along Rosedale Avenue. The study can be viewed by clicking on the following link (it may take a couple minutes to download it is over 500 pages):


A second public meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm at West Goshen Township West Chester, PA 19380 to review and discuss the results of the study.

Interested West Chester Borough residents are encouraged to attend.

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Limb Chipping Update

The Borough will be conducting a special limb chipping collection program for residents in need of chipping services following the winter storms we have experienced in our area. Residents who require limb chipping should contact the Public Works Department so that we may conduct the chipping program as quickly and efficiently as possible. Crews will be out beginning Thursday March 14th through Friday March 21st. Please call the Public Works Department at 610-696-5282 or email the Department at publicworks@west-chester.com. All limbs should be placed out at the curb. Any piles placed out after Friday March 21st will not be collected for chipping, but will be collected during the regular yard waste collection schedule so long as they are no longer than 4’ in length.

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Shred Day

West Chester Borough's 7th Annual Electronics Recycling & Shred Event

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PA Covered Electronics Recycling Act

On Jan. 24, 2013, a disposal ban on covered devices went into effect in Pennsylvania. Under the PA Covered Electronics Recycling Act, from this point forward, no person may dispose of a covered device, or any of its components, with their municipal solid waste. These devices and their components must be properly recycled and may not be taken to, nor accepted by, landfills or other solid waste disposal facilities for disposal. A list of items that will no longer be accepted is as follows: computers, laptops, tablets, computer monitors, printers, keyboards, televisions, etc.

The Borough will provide a drop off to residents for these items, as well as any small appliance with a plug (i.e. vacuum cleaners, small kitchen appliances, hair dryers, etc). The drop off will be open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm at the Public Works Department, 205 Lacey St. Residents must provide proof of residency in order to dispose of their electronics here and there will be a fee of $5 per item.

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Budget & Pension Information

Click below to download the 2014 Adopted Budget


Click the link below to read the Pension Plan - Year 2014 Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO).


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Borough Trash Tonnage Trends

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2014 Borough Council

Front Row: Cassandra Jones, Jordan Norley-President; Stephen Shinn-Vice President, Carolyn Comitta-Mayor
Back Row: William Scott, Don Braceland, Ellen Koopman, Brian Abbott

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Keystone Collections

For additional information on Keystone Collections Group, please visit their website at www.keystonecollects.com

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The Borough of West Chester is proud to announce our new service, "West Chester Connect".

To learn more read our press release.

To learn how to become engaged with the community and use "West Chester Connect" read our "Citizen Guide".

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Public Works Announcement

Click below to read about the new Yard Waste Program.

Click here to view Yard-Waste-Program.pdf

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West Chester Borough Parking Opinion Study

Click here to download and view the West Chester Borough Parking Opinion Study

Note: File is quite large.

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Voting Wards

Click here to view the Borough Voting Wards interactive map.

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Chestnut Street Parking Garage PV Solar System Production

Click the link below to view the West Chester Solar System Production Dashboard


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West Chester rated very highly in the National Citizen Survey conducted in August-September 2012.


Survey Results

Benchmark Report

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The Borough of West Chester launched its official Facebook Page on October 1, 2012. Stop by our new Facebook home at www.facebook.com/BoroughOfWestChester. On our Facebook page we hope to promote our wonderful historic community and provide citizens and visitors a place in which they can communicate with their local government and each other. Be sure to "Like Us" when you visit!

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Town Center Student Housing

Click below to download the Town Center Student Housing list.


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Excellent Links For Information On Social, Sporting, Community and Cultural Events.

West Chester University webpage: http://www.wcupa.edu/

WCU Events Calendar website: http://www.wcupa.edu/_INFORMATION/EVENTS/Calendar/

West Chester Business Improvement District: http://www.downtownwestchester.com/visitorsguide.php



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Borough Council Meetings

8/6/2014 , 6:30 PM
Recreation Commission

8/7/2014 , 7:00 PM

8/12/2014 , 5:30 PM
Public Works, Rec & Environ. Protection

8/12/2014 , 6:30 PM
Kaizen, Tech. & Communications Committee

Upcoming Events

8/12/2014 , 7:30 AM
Business Improvement District Board Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Business Improvement District Board of Directors

401 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 692-7574
Fax: (610) 436-0009
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