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  1. Joseph S. Reali

    Borough Manager

  2. Rebecca Durnall

    Borough Secretary

  3. Peter Barsz

    Treasurer

  4. Todd Witmer

    Public Works Supervisor

COUNTY OF CHESTER
CHESTER COUNTY ESTABLISHES MULI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER (MARC) FOR HURRICANE IDA RECOVERY
UNITED SPORTS TRAINING CENTER
1426 MARSHALLTON-THORNDALE RD.
DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AND THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 FROM 12:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

CHESTER COUNTY OFFICIALS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES ANNOUNCE THE OPERATION OF A MULI-AGENCY RESOOURCE CENTER FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN CHESTER COUNTY AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IDA.
THE CHESTER COUNTY MARC IS A "ONE-STOP SHOP" THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO ALL IMPACTED RESIDENTS OF HURRICAN IDA.  RESIDENTS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM NON-PROFIT DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND THE SALVATION ARMY, AS WELL AS LEGAL AID OF SOUTHEASTERN PA AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MAMGEMENT AGENCIES. STAFF FROM CHESTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES, HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, HOUSING, WORKFORCE,VETERNS' AFFAIRS AND WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.  SPECIFICALLY, HELP WILL BE GIVEN WITH REPORTING PROPERTY DAMAGE AND CONNECTIONS WITH LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES. 

Parking is available on site, and public transportation services from the Coatesville, Downingtown and Avon Grove areas of the county to the United Sports Training Center will be provided by Rover Community Transportation. Details of the public transportation schedule will be announced by Tuesday, September 7, and posted on Chester County’s Hurricane Ida webpage, www.chesco.org/ida. 
Reporting property damage:
Chester County residents and business owners who sustained property damage during Hurricane Ida are strongly encouraged to report it to the municipality where the home or business is located. A damage assessment form has been created to capture the critical information, making it easier to provide relevant damage information. As the clean-up process begins, it is important to document everything with photos of the damage and receipts for repairs and cleaning. For Chester County business owners, in addition to reporting property damage to the municipality where the business is located, all of Chester County’s chambers of commerce are working to provide assistance for their business communities. Please contact your local Chamber of Commerce for information and updates. And for additional support for businesses, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation has a disaster support hotline – 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP (888- 692-4943). 
Housing Assistance:
If you, or anyone you know, is still in need of housing assistance, please call 2-1-1 any time day or night, and select 2, 2, 1 on all of the prompts. Please identify as a flood victim and the referral assistance will be prioritized. 
Flood Recovery Guide:
For additional resources on cleaning up after the flood, please refer to Chester County’s Flood Recovery Guide. 
For all information and ongoing updates on Chester County’s support for Hurricane Ida, go to www.chesco.org/ida.  


On August 27, 2021 Council passed the following Ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA TO ALLOW FOR AND REGULATE
SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES, WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG

A complete attested copy of the Ordinance is available for public inspection at the offices of the Daily Local News, 390 Eagleview Blvd., Exton, PA and the Chester County Law Library, 201 West Market St., Suite 2400, West Chester, PA.  Complete copy of the proposed Ordinance is also available for public inspection and may be copied for a charge not greater than cost thereof at the Borough Hall, 315 W. 1st Ave., Building 1, Parkesburg, PA 19365 during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Parkesburg Borough Council Meeting
September 20, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Held at Borough Hall
315 W. 1st Ave., Building 1
Parkesburg, PA 19365

Admin@Parkesburg.org

FEMA

FEMA 2





Harvest Ball

Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program

The Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program serves Chester County residents and can only be accessed by dialing 2-1-1. Please follow the three steps below:


1. Press 2 for Homelessness and Housing Crisis
2. Press 2 for Chester County
3. Press 2 for Emergency Rental Assistance Program


Funding will serve individuals and families that are obligated to pay rent and meet the following three criteria:

  • Households obligated to pay rent.
  • Qualified for unemployment or have experienced financial hardship due, directly or
    indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median (income limits are
    subject to change per guidance from the federal government).

Once the client has contacted 2-1-1 for intake and referral, they will need to gather information for submission. Those who are eligible can use the emergency rent and utility funding to pay for outstanding rent, electricity, gas, water, and sewer; and energy costs such as fuel oil or propane, over a 15-month period. To view the application checklist, visit:
www.chesco.org/4905/Rent-Assistance 





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ATTENTION REAL ESTATE CLIENTS/TAXPAYERS
Our primary goal is the health and safety of everyone in the community. For this reason, and due to the impact of COVID-19 and current Governmental Restrictions that are or may be in place at a later date, we will not be hosting on-site taxpayer payment sessions for your Municipality for the 2021 tax period.
Online payments using a credit, debit or electronic check can be made athttps://www.hab-inc.com/electronic-services/online-payments/ and choosing the appropriate link under Per Capita Tax, Real Estate Tax & Utility Bill Payments (HAB-MISC) at bottom of the page.
Payments may also be made CHECK OR MONEY ORDER and mailed to: HAB-MISC, PO BOX 25144, LEHIGH VALLEY PA 18002-5144.
Should you have questions on your options to pay your tax bill, please contact our collector BERKHEIMER TAX INNOVATIONS at 
610-599-3143 or via their website at: https://www.hab-inc.com/taxpayer-resource-center/real-estate-tax/
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. 



On June 21, 2021 Parkesburg Borough Council passed Ordinance 545:
AN ORDINACE OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNING AND REGULATING THE USE OF THE BOROUGH STREETS, ESTABLISHMENTS, PUBLIC PLACES, ETC., BY MINORS (CURFEW RESTRICTIONS) AND ADDRESSING RELATED MATTERS SUCH AS PARENAL RESPONSIBILITIES, APPROPRIATE PROCEDURES, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
A copy of this Ordinance is available by clicking on the Ordinance tab or by requesting that a copy be mailed, emailed or made available for pick up at Borough Hall.
In summary, the Ordinance states:
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to remain in or upon any street, public place, or establishment in the Borough between 9:15 p.m. prevailing time and 6:00 a.m. prevailing time of the following day, except:
(1) On Friday nights and Saturday mornings and all nights between June 15 and September 15, inclusive, curfew hours shall be 10:15 p.m. prevailing time and 5:00 a.m. prevailing time the following day; and/or
(2) The curfew hours established hereunder are temporarily suspended or modified by proclamation of the Mayor of the Borough.
EXCEPTIONS: Accompanied by Parent, on errand or other legitimate business directed by parent, or in the course of gainful employment.
Upon charge by police, and found guilty by District Judge, parent or guardian (or juvenile between 16 and 18 years of age) fined not more than $600.00 plus cost of prosecution, and in default of such fine and costs, be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.


A MESSAGE FROM PECO:
We have seen an increase in reports of payment scams in your area. These scammers are contacting PECO customers and falsely claiming their electric or gas service will be disconnected unless payment is made immediately. These scammers use tactics such as “spoofing” to manipulate the Caller ID phone number displayed on your phone so that it appears to be a PECO phone number.
PECO will never demand immediate payment, nor will we ever require one specific form of payment, such as a prepaid card or digital currency. Do not pay on-site for services, PECO employees will never ask for or demand cash payments or personal banking information in-person. You should never provide anyone access to your home who claims to be from PECO, or a contractor working for PECO, unless the person has proper identification.
For more information on payment scams and what you can do to keep your information safe, visit peco.com/scams. If you are ever suspicious of a caller claiming to be from PECO, hang up and call us directly at 1-800-494-4000.



Yard Waste Pick-Up Begins weekly on  April 5, 2021 (Mondays)


WE CAN NO LONGER PICK UP PIZZA BOXES WITH RECYCLING, PLEASE PUT THEM IN WITH YOUR REGULAR TRASH

 

SOUTHEASTERN PA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE RESIDENTIAL EVENTS
APPOINTMENT ONLY -PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED - NO ELECTRONICS

Register ONLINE only at https://www.chestercountyswa.org/121/Upcoming-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Event 
JUNE 25, 2021 - COATESVILLE CCIU CENTER 1635 E. LINCOLN HWY
AUGUST 28, 2021 - OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMIN. BUILDING - 125 BELL TOWER LN (RT 10) OXFORD
OCTOBER 9, 2021 - GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER - 601 WESTTOWN RD, WEST CHESTER
610-273-3771 x228 www.chestercountyswa.org for more info