Township buildings and facilities will remain closed until June 16, 2020, as Governor Wolf has extended the Stay-At-Home Order for all of Pennsylvania. The Township operations will function, but in a much more limited capability: emails and phone calls will be responded too. Emergency Services and vital public services will NOT be affected. The Township is developing a reopening plan for the Township Buildings and it will be posted prior to reopening.
The Board of Supervisors meeting of June 1, 2020 was held using the GoTo Meeting Platform and is available to be viewed on the Township website: www.easttown.org. The next Board of Supervisors meeting is June 15, 2020 and will also be held virtually using the GoTo Meeting Platform. Please check the Township website for details on how to view and participate.
Beginning the 5th of June, we will be moving into the Yellow Phase for reopening of businesses and Township facilities. We are working closely with the business community to ensure a safe opening and to provide all an opportunity to start resuming everyday activities; even though it will be on a limited basis.
In an abundance of caution, the Board of Supervisors have determined that Summer Camp for 2020 will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It became clear that the inability to ensure the safety of the children, staff, and parents called for the difficult and prudent decision to cancel Camp. Township parks and recreation facilities remain closed except for passive use.
The Parks and Recreation Board has decided to postpone the Township’s 4th of July festivities and are looking at Labor Day Weekend to have the event: more information will be forthcoming as we get closer to Labor Day.
The Board of Supervisors recognize the impact that this pandemic has been creating on families and businesses; as such, the Board authorized that the Real Estate Taxes may be paid at the face value thru December 31, 2020 and have waived the penalty phase. If you need more information regarding this, please feel free to contact the Township offices: 610-687-3000.
Police Officers, as well as fire and EMS personnel, continue to respond to calls as normal while taking every precaution to protect themselves and the public. Both Departments are extremely grateful for all of the donations of supplies and other goods and the support they have received from the community.
Sewer and trash services will continue without any interruptions. Bulk trash collection is returning in a limited format (one item per household). Trash bills went out recently, and we are processing them as they are received. You will notice that the payment due date has been extended to June 30, 2020. Sewer bills have been mailed out and, the payment date has been extended until July 31, 2020. You will also find an insert in the bill providing information encouraging residents to sign up for the Township’s emergency communication system (Blackboard) so that, if necessary, we can get information to you immediately. You can also click on the link and sign up: https://easttowntownshipalert.bbcportal.com/. Or, you may send an email to email@example.com to be placed on the Township’s mailing list which is used to send out general announcements.
We encourage all residents to continue to practice safe and responsible social distancing. We understand that these are challenging times, and we are in uncharted territory. This will require cooperation, flexibility, and patience; and, everyone has a role to play.
We would like to thank all of the residents for their cooperation during this crisis and encourage everyone to stay informed and safe.
The Township will be providing weekly updates and, if warranted, immediate notification as events unfold.
Thank you and stay well!
Jim Oram, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Dan Fox, Township Manager
Contact: Dan Fox, Township Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-687-3000 x113