1. This Month...
  2. CALENDARS
  3. Covid-19
  1. 2020 REVISED BUDGET & 2021 BUDGET



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    2020 Revised budget
    2021 Budget


  2. Public Hearings



    *NOTICE*

    December 14, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - Zoning Hearing Board, Appeal #974 (Notice)
    December 15, 2020 @ 6:45 PM - Sewer Rates & Adopt Real Estate Tax Increase (Notice)
    December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - New Five Year Term for West Chester BID (Notice)
    December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - Section 104-32 "Vehicles & Traffic" (Notice)

    See Below for WebEx Links


  3. Emergency Ordinance Adopted by Borough Council


    AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY IN SECTION 302.I OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER HOME RULE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO MAY GATHER INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF PRIVATE DWELLINGS AND TO REQUIRE THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS IN THE BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER.

    You can read the ordinance here.
  4. Borough Council is Accepting Applications for Appointments to our Boards and Commissions

    Volunteers Needed
    West Chester Borough Council is accepting applications for volunteer positions for the following :
    1. West Chester Library Board
    2. Railroad Restoration Commission
    3. Historic Commission
    4. Human Relations Commission
    5. West Chester Redevelopment Authority
    6. Zoning Hearing Board
    For further information click here.

  5. 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.
  6. Aqua Construction Work

    West Marshall Street between North New & North High Streets

    Aqua Pennsylvania will begin the replacement of 1,300 feet of aging 6-inch cast iron water main with new 8-inch ductile iron water main on the following street in West Chester Borough, Chester County beginning Monday, November 2, 2020.

    Learn More Here
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. West Chester Current Events - Header
    This month's stories include:

    2021 Budget Adopted at Public Hearing, November 17, 2020
     Borough Council Approves Resolution Accepting High Street Corridor Plan
     2021 Preliminary Budget Approved
     High Street Corridor Plan Update
    Puppy Bowl
     Tractor Donation
     Public Arts Commission Brightens Up Gay Street Market
     The Future of Gay Street
    Help Us Help You with Request Tracker
    Do Not Let the 2020 Census Pass By Without Being Counted
    Gay Street Closure
    Non-Flushable Items Cause Problems in Sewer Systems

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    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 December 8, 2020 @ 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726 132-260-1081 
    Public Works December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726
    132-260-1081
    Parking December 8, 2020 @ 6:30 PM  Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726
    132-260-1081
    Public Safety December 9, 2020 @ 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726
    132-665-0801
    Smart Growth December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726
    132-665-0801
    Finance & Revenue December 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726
    132-665-0801
    Public Hearing | Chapter 89 - Sewer Rates  December 15, 2020 @ 6:45 PM Notice Attachments WebEx  or 844-992-4726  132-050-0579
    Public Hearing | Adopt the Real Estate Tax Rate  December 15, 2020 @ 6:45 PM Notice  Attachments WebEx  or 844-992-4726  132-050-0579 
    Public Hearing | New Five-Year Term - West Chester BID December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Notice Attachments WebEx  or 844-992-4726
    132-050-0579 
    Borough Council Worksession December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726
    132-050-0579
    Public Hearing | Section 104-32 "Vehicles and Traffic" December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM  Notice Attachments WebEx or  844-992-4726
    132-437-6166
    Borough Council Voting Session  December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 844-992-4726
    132-437-6166 

    No Meeting in January
    No Meeting in January
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM 
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM 
    408-418-9388
    844-992-4726
  11. Boards & Commissions 

    Virtual Meetings

    Planning Commission Meeting November 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or 408-418-9388
     132-500-6294
    Tree Commission December 2, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Parks & Recreation Commission  December 2, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments Skype or  877-385-7701  261-189-05# 
    Sustainability Advisory Committee December 3, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Railroad Restoration Committee December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Public Arts Commission  December 14, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Zoning Hearing Board  December 14, 2020 @ 5:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Planning Commission Worksession & Voting Session  December 15, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Historical Commission  December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    Historical and Architectural Review Board December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    
    West Chester Library Board December 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Agenda Attachments WebEx or    

    408-418-9388
    844-992-4726