1. This Month...
  2. CALENDARS
  3. Covid-19
  1. Special Public Meetings


    The Borough will be holding a virtual public presentation of the Historic Resources Inventory Update Project on February 1st at 3:00 PM. To learn more about this project, please see the attached letter

    WebEx Link or Join by Phone at 844-992-4726, PIN# 132-906-5026


    SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SMART GROWTH COMMITTEE



    The Smart Growth Committee will meet on Thursday, February 25th at 5:30 PM to present and discuss the revisions to Chapter 102, Zoning Code


  2. Borough of West Chester Zoning Code

    Borough Seal


    Chapter 112. Zoning


  3. Zoning Hearing Board Public Hearings



    February 8, 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 148 East Gay Street - Public Notice
    February 8, 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 502 North Franklin Street - Public Notice


  4. nOTICE OF CONDITIONAL USE HEARING:


    February 17, 2021 @ 6:00 P.M.
    Notice / Application 

    NOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGES
    SPECIAL MEETING:
    The Committee to Reestablish Rail Service to West Chester will meet (Virtually) as follows in February, 2021:
    February 24, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
    Committee to Reestablish Rail Service 

    The West Chester Borough is looking for Borough residents to serve on the Committee to Reestablish Rail Service to West Chester. The purpose of the Committee is the reestablishment of rail service to West Chester, and to advise Borough Council on issues related to restoring commuter rail service.   The Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.   Additional information on the Committee can be found on their webpage, https://west-chester.com/430/West-Chester-Railroad, and in the Borough of West Chester Code, https://ecode360.com/6467928.   Please send a letter of interest and a copy of your resume to:  Dana DiDomenico at danad@west-chester.com




    NOTIFY ME SERVICE TO BE RETIRED ON JANUARY 25, 2020 AS WE MOVE TO READYCHESCO

    Effective January 25, 2021 we will be retiring our Notify Me service and moving over to Chester County's ReadyChesco notification service. The reason for this move is to simplify the notification & outreach services for our community. Once you sign up with ReadyChesco you will be able to choose what you want to be notified of - for both the Borough of West Chester and Chester County. All in one place!

    Learn more here.
  5. IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION

    The Borough will be tagging recycling items which do not comply with the recycling standards. Please be advised that plastic bags are not recyclable.  Please click here to learn more about the recycling standards.
  6. 2021 Budget - Graphic


  7. BOROUGH BUILDING CLOSED


    THE BOROUGH BUILDING WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN RESPONSE TO PREVENTATIVE MEASURES REGARDING COVID-19. THE BOROUGH BUILDING WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE BY PHONE AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS TO CONTINUE SERVING THE PUBLIC.
  8. PECO Replacing 100+ Poles

    Starting Wednesday, October 14th, PECO will be replacing numerous power poles throughout the Borough.  It is anticipated that the replacement of these poles, over 100 in total, will occur over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
  9. BOROUGH STREET LIGHT ISSUES

    BOROUGH RESIDENTS MAY ALREADY KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH THE STREET LIGHTING AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE BOROUGH.  THE ISSUES INCLUDE LIGHTS NOT TURNING ON/OFF, FLICKERING, BRIGHTNESS OF LIGHTS, LIGHTS TURNING ON AT IRREGULAR HOURS, ETC.  THE INITIAL RESPONSE WAS TO TURN THESE NON-WORKING LIGHTS TO MANUAL FUNCTION, BUT THIS PROCESS WAS FOUND TO BE TOO EXPENSIVE TO SUSTAIN.  BOROUGH COUNCIL HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUES AND THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY TO FIND A RESOLUTION TO THESE ISSUES. BULBS ARE NOT BURNING OUT, BUT RATHER THERE IS A MALFUNCTION WITH THE CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE INDIVIDUAL LIGHT POLES.  UNFORTUNATELY, NEITHER THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOR OUR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR CAN TAKE IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE MEASURES, AS THE SYSTEM REQUIRES A NEW SOFTWARE PLATFORM, THEREFORE THERE IS NO QUICK FIX.   THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS IDENTIFIED A COMPANY THAT OFFERS A PRODUCT THAT IS EXPECTED TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES.  HAVING OVER 1,000 LIGHTS IN THE BOROUGH MAKES THE COST OF IMPLEMENTING THE CORRECTIVE MEASURE A VERY COSTLY ENDEAVOR.  ABOUT A DOZEN NODES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, WHICH WILL BE INSTALLED TO CONDUCT A TEST OF THE PRODUCTS RELIABILITY.    IF SUCCESSFUL, PUBLIC WORKS INTENDS TO INCLUDE THE COST OF THE PRODUCT, ALONG WITH THE INSTALLATION COSTS, IN THE BUDGET FOR NEXT CALENDAR YEAR.  SO, A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM COULD TAKE US INTO THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.
  10. West Chester Current Events - Header
    This month's stories include:


    The new sewer rate takes place on February 1, 2021
     Notify Me Set to Retire as We Move to ReadyChesco for Notification Services 
    Borough Council Approves Resolution Accepting High Street Corridor Plan
     2021 Preliminary Budget Approved
     Help Us Help You with Request Tracker
    Non-Flushable Items Cause Problems in Sewer Systems

    Click here to Learn What is Happening in West Chester
    You can sign up to receive our stories as we post them by signing up with Notify Me.

  11. webex_small

    This month our meetings will be made available through WebEx.
    You can learn more about using WebEx here.
    You can also contact our Chief Information Officer for additional information.
    We recommend sending in any questions for the meetings to webex@west-chester.com and we will be sure to address them at the meeting. 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS


    By connecting to a virtual WebEx meeting you agree to the terms and conditions as described below.

    Any disruption to a meeting will result in the abuser being immediately expelled. If the abuse is harassing, threatening or otherwise intended to disrupt the meeting, legal action may be taken against the abuser. 


    Administration, Communication & Technology February 9, 2021 @ 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726  132-451-6490
    Public Works February 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
    Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-451-6490
    Parking February 9, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda  Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-451-6490
    Public Safety February 10, 2021 @ 5:30 PM  Agenda  Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-740-1851
    Finance & Revenue  February 10, 2021 @ 6:00 PM  Agenda  Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-740-1851
    Smart Growth  February 10, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-740-1851 
    Worksession  February 16, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda  Attachments WebEx or    
    Conditional Use Hearing February 17, 2021 @ 6:00 PM Notice Attachments WebEx or    
    Voting Session February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Smart Growth - Special Meeting February 25, 2021 @ 5:30 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx or    

  12. Boards & Commissions 

    Virtual Meetings

    Sustainability Advisory Committee January 28, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726  132-239-7307 
    Historical & Architectural Review Board  January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Parks & Recreation Commission February 3, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments Skype or 877-385-7701  261-189-05# 
    Tree Commission February 3, 2021 @ 6:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Zoning Hearing Board  February 8, 2021 @ 5:0 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Library Board  February 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments Zoom or    
    Planning Commission Worksession  February 16, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Historical Commission  February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Public Arts Commission February 22, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Planning Commission Voting Session  February 23, 2021 @ 6:30 PM Agenda  Attachments WebEx or    
    Railroad Restoration Committee February 24, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    HARB  February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Sustainability Advisory Committee  February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    

    408-418-9388
    844-992-4726