To view the 2019 Calendar of Events in pdf format, please click here.
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Updates on Trash and Recycling Transition (January 8, 2019)
East Fallowfield Township Staff have been working with Advanced Disposal to make sure the transition to the new hauler is as smooth as possible While the first collection effort was mostly successful, we apologize for any confusion and/or mishaps that may have occurred as drivers are still learning their routes.
Please be assured that we are working diligently to correct any service issues. If you had collection issues or have not yet received a new 96-gallon recycling container, we want to know about it! Please contact us at 610-635-6077
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition to the new partnership with Advanced Disposal.
The Board of Supervisor’s voted unanimously to approve the 2019 East Fallowfield Township Budget at their regular meeting held on December 11, 2018. No tax increase was included in the 2019 budget. “The millage rate will remain at 3 mills, while maintaining all services,” said Township Manager Scott Swichar.
The balanced 2019 General Fund Budget totals $3,739,610.
The Township will allocate $315,800 to the ambulance service and two volunteer fire companies, Modena Fire Company and Westwood Fire Company that serve East Fallowfield Township. This amount is derived from the Real Estate Fire/EMS tax and provides funds for operating and capital expenditures related to ambulance and fire protection.
The budget allocates $273,252 for capital improvements, which includes the maintenance/resurfacing of municipal roads, equipment and vehicle purchases such as two new police vehicles, and construction of a new restroom facility at the Township’s community park (Park Fund). The Township received a $125,000 grant from DCED’s Greenways, Recreation, and Trails program earlier in the year that will provide funding for the restrooms.
The 2019 Trash Fee will increase from $210 to $275 per dwelling unit. “The rate increase is a direct result of increased costs to process recycling and trash, and increased collection fees,” said Swichar. Swichar noted that “the trash fee had remained at the same rate for the past five years; however, the new trash fee is still one of the lowest in the area and many other nearby communities are paying much higher rates.” “This increase would allow the trash service to become self-sufficient rather than being subsidized by the General Fund,” said Swichar.
Swichar also announced that a series of improvements to the trash collection service would begin on January 1. “Residents will now be able to set out an unlimited amount of recyclable materials for collection and each resident will also receive a brand-new larger recycling container to help make it easier to recycle," said Swichar. The new recycling carts are 96 gallons to replace the smaller 64-gallon bins. In the past, residents could only get rid of recycling that would fit inside their recycling container.
The 2019 Budget is available on the Township’s website: www.eastfallowfield.org. East Fallowfield Township Manager, Scott Swichar thanked the staff for their hard work in preparing the 2019 Budget.
To view the press release, please click on the here.
East Fallowfield Township Applies for a $1,000,000 Grant for Stabilization, Drainage and Reconstruction Repairs to Mortonville Road
East Fallowfield Township Supervisors voted unanimously at their November 13 meeting to apply for a $1,000,000 grant from PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) program to fund a major roadway improvement/stabilization project along Mortonville Road. The grant, if received, would fund 70% of the estimated project cost of $1,310,733.
East Fallowfield Township Manager Scott Swichar said that “a portion of the damaged roadway has been closed in one direction for several years because of severe roadway embankment settlement and erosion.” The condition of the roadway also worsened in 2014 due to a significant rain event. The impacted portion of Mortonville Road is located north of Strasburg Road and just 350 feet south of the intersection with Saw Mill Road.
While East Fallowfield Township has taken proactive steps over the years to stabilize the roadway embankment and prevent the complete closure of the road, “the grant would enable the Township to keep the roadway open in both lanes by rebuilding the damaged portion of the roadway and installing a permanent roadway stabilization system along the impacted section,” said Swichar. “The stabilization system would consist of a soil nail wall utilizing 20-foot long soil nails and micropiles for slope stabilization to provide the necessary restraining forces to structurally support the roadway embankment,” he said.
State Senator Andrew Dinniman and the Brandywine Conservancy also provided their support of the Mortonville Road project by submitting letters of support to PennDOT. “The Township should find out later next year if the grant was approved,” concluded Swichar.
Click Below to View Letters of Support from Andrew Dinniman and the Brandywine Conservancy:
East Fallowfield Township's Junior Township Supervisor Program (JTS) is an outstanding opportunity to get youth to participate in the governing process of our community. The East Fallowfield Township Junior Township Supervisor (JTS) Program is a new community program that provides youth in our community with an opportunity to engage in Township government and develop leadership skills. It also allows Township Officials to serve as mentors to students who will be future leaders in our community. The JTS Program allows students the opportunity to learn critical skills including team building and collaboration, public speaking, public engagement, budgeting and running effective meetings. It also allows the student the opportunity to deliberate on issues that are affecting his or her community.
Applicants should be East Fallowfield Township residents but residents of nearby municipalities will be considered as well. Applicant must be a Junior (11th Grade), or Senior (12th Grade), however local college students will be considered as well. Applicant must be willing to serve a one (1) year term to coincide with the duration of the school year.
Applicant should be able to attend all meetings of the Board (Township Board of Supervisors meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month – 6:30 p.m) and participate in Community events. JTS’s cannot vote or participate in Executive Sessions. Applicant must observe Township Board meeting rules and are encouraged to ask questions, provide comments and make reports.
East Fallowfield Township Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission members and staff attended a Citizen Planner meeting hosted by Chester County 2020. To read about it, please click on the following article link: Daily Local News - Chester County Municipal Leaders get Primer on Ways to Increase Tax Base.