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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

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a special meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Parkesburg, to be heald on Monday, November 19, 2021, commencing at 7:00 P.M. at the Borough of Parkesburg Borough Hall, 315 West First Avenue, Building 1, the Borough Council will consider for adoption the following proposed Ordinances entitled and summerized hereafter as follows, and such other matters as may properly be before Borough Council: 


AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG ENACTING A NEW ORDINANCE TO BE ENTITLED ‘LOCAL SERVICE TAX’ IN THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG


The Ordinance contains the following subdivisions: 1) Definitions; 2) Levy of tax; 3) Exemptions and refunds; 4) Duties of employers to collect; 5) Returns; 6) Dates for determining tax liability and payment; 7) Self-employed individuals; 8) Individuals engaged in more than one occupation or employed in more than one political subdivision; 9) Non-residents subject to tax; 10) Administration of tax; 11) Suits for collection; 12) Violations and penalties; 13) Interpretations and 14) Effective date. The Ordinance will impose a tax of 452.00 on each individual who engages in an occupation within the boundaries of the Borough of Parkesburg, starting January 1, 2022. The ordinance requires fractional per payroll employee tax payments instead of full amount lump sum payment – this provision applies if the combined school district and municipal tax exceeds $10. In addition, a $12,000 low-income exemption and other exemption are authorized on a prospective basis. Employers are required to withhold the tax from compensation paid employees. 

The estimated revenue to be derived during completed calendar years commencing in 2021 is $32,500 (for an entire year). The tax imposed to provide revenue for: (a) emergency services; (b) road construction and/or maintenance; (c) general real estate tax reductio; or (d) real estate tax reduction through implementation of a homestead and farmstead exclusion. 

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.

   

BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA                

Monday November 29, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

7:00 P.M. 

Call to Order………………………………………………………………President Sharon Wolf

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Public Comments 

New Business: 

Council will consider for adoption the following proposed Ordinance entitled and summarized hereafter as follows, and such other matters as may properly be before Borough Council:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG ENACTING A NEW ORDINANCE TO BE ENTITLED ‘LOCAL SERVICE TAX’ IN THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG

Council will consider by resolution appointing Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau to report, administer, and collect the Borough of Parkesburg Local Service Tax. 

A RESOLATION OF COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG, APPOINTING LANASTER COUNTY TAX COLLECTION BUREAU (“LCTCB”) AS THE LOCAL SERVICE TAX COLLECTIOR. 

Public Comments: (Agenda & Non-Agenda Items; Limited to Three Minutes)

Council Comments

Adjournment  



Parkesburg Borough Preliminary Budget 2022 can be viewed by clicking the link below:

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Parkesburg Library News
November 2021


Conflict Management, a psychoeducational group to: Understand both positive and negative aspects of conflict; Learn different conflict management styles; Develop conflict skills. Nov. 6, 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the library. Presented by: Experience Positive Therapy, LLC.

Sen. Carolyn Comitta Mobile Office, at Parkesburg Library, Nov. 10, 2:00-4:00. Services Provided: SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards; Property/Rent Rebate; PennDOT Questions or Assistance; Birth/Death Certificate Requests; Unclaimed Property; Any State Government Issue

Medicare Information Session, Saturday, Nov. 13, 11:00 – 12:00 at the library.

Book & Bake Sale, Nov. 20, 9-3 at the library. Donations of Baked Goods Greatly Appreciated.

First Aid & CPR training, Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:00 – 12:00, sign up at the library, $20.

Book Sale Corner, in the Children’s Room during library hours. Lightly used books, DVDs, CDs, etc. have been selected for your pleasure!

NYC Bus Trip, November 20, $65, sign up at the library. Questions - call the library 610-857-52165, or email Vicki: msvicki17@gmail.com.

PAWS for Reading, 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-6:30. Kids read to a friendly dog. Call for a 15-minute spot.

Knitting and Crochet Club, every Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm in the library. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your project and join in the fun! Bring a mask and remember to socially distance.

Saturday Morning Coffee at the Library. Bring your own cup and enjoy coffee and conversation.

Brandywine River Museum Free Pass. Museum is closed until further notice, but this can be used to visit The Laurels Reserve. Free admission for up to 4 guests. Patrons need to come to the library to borrow the pass, or to place a Hold. (Holds can also be placed by phone, 610-857-5165.)

Help the library when you order from Amazon.com Go to http://smile.amazon.com to sign up. Same products and prices. Amazon gives the library .5% of the purchase.

Parkesburg Library, 105 West St, Parkesburg, PA, 610-857-5165, FAX 610-857-1193, www.parkesburglibrary.org, Hours: Monday and Thursday 10:00-5:00, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00-7:00, Friday 10:00-4:00 (Saturdays 9:00-1:00 June 19-Aug 21). Library Board Meetings: 4th Mondays except July, Aug & Dec, 7:00 in the library.




On August 27, 2021 Parkesburg Borough 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.

On June 21, 2021 Parkesburg Borough Council passed the following Ordinance:
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.






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

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

Admin@Parkesburg.org

                                              

 


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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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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.



Leaf collection: 

Please place fallen leaves in cans covered with lids or biodegradable paper bags. Yard and Leaf waste may be placed in the same biodegradable paper bags.

Please do not use plastic bags.   

Leaf and Yard Waste   

Monday, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2021
Monday, December 6th, 2021
Monday January 10, 2022
Monday February 7, 2022
Monday March 7, 2022
Weekly on Mondays from April 4, 2022, through October 21, 2022
November 7, 2022
December 5, 2022 




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


Dear voter,

The next election in Pennsylvania is on Tuesday, November 2.

If you would like to vote by mail ballot instead of going to your polling place on November 2, you must apply for a mail ballot by Tuesday, October 26. But do not delay, apply as soon as possible!

Make sure that your voice is heard in the next election! Apply for your mail-in ballot by the deadline!

Remember: registered voters can vote in person at their polling place on Election Day if you choose not to vote by mail. However, if you apply to vote by mail but change your mind, make sure to bring your mail ballot materials to the polls to cast your ballot in person.

Sincerely,

Veronica Degraffenreid
Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth