Spring 2020 Edition

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The 2020 Census is Here

What Is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail—between March 12-20.

Why We Conduct This Count

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Counting Everyone

Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

  • March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.
  • April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
  • April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded.

downloadFor more information, visit the Census website at by clicking the graphic above.

COVID-19 Update

Uwchlan Township continues to operate an essential employee only operation due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). All non-essential personnel will be working remotely, when possible. The Township will continue to monitor the situation and make changes to this policy as needed. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.  

Construction of the Mariner East II Pipeline was deemed non-life essential by the Governors office and will cease until further notice. The Township understands that there still may be limited crew on site performing various maintenance activities to keep the site safe during the shut down. This may also include starting up the equipment occasionally, but no forward progress of the drilling operations will occur and machine start-up will be for a limited duration. None of the waivers granted for this projects by state are anticipated to affect Uwchlan Township.

The Township encourages all residents with questions and concerns related to COVID-19 to visit the Chester County Health Department, Linked Here. 

Important Township Information

  • The Township has declared a Declaration of Disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic as of 4:30 PM March 13th, 2020.
  • Permit applications, reviews, and inspection scheduling and code enforcement activities (outside of an emergency) have been suspended until the GOvernor’s order related to construction is lifted. 
  • Township offices are closed to the public, with no public being admitted into Township buildings for any reason until further notice. All non-essential Board, Commission, Committee and Council meetings are postponed until further notice.
  • Due to the Governor’s order, all Township parks are closed until the order is lifted. 
  • The Township Public Works and Parks Department will be operating on an "on-call" basis, responding to incidents as needed. The Uwchlan Township Police Department will continue to respond to calls as normal.

Essential Services: What is Open and What is Closed?

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Additional Resources

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Stress and Anxiety 

Stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in both adults and children. Below are tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help deal with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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New Eagle Disposal Regulations

 In order to best protect sanitation workers and the community from the further spread of COVID-19, the following changes to trash services have been implemented by Eagle Disposal:  

  • All trash must be bagged and tied. Loose items will be not be collected. This includes trash inside trash receptacles. 
  • All recyclable materials must be placed inside your recycling container, including your flattened cardboard. 
  • Recyclable items left outside of your recycling container will not be collected; 
  • Bulk item and yard waste collection is suspended until further notice.

The Township will continue to update our webpage  www.uwchlan.com  with any updates regarding yard waste pickup dates, bulk and mattress pickups, as well as regulations implemented by Eagle Disposal for trash and recycling pickup.

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In response to COVID-19, Pennsylvania’s 2020 Primary has been moved from April 28th to June 2nd, 2020. Polls are open on Primary Day from 7 am to 8 pm. To read the Governors Bill rescheduling the Pennsylvania Primary, Click Here. For more information on polling locations and district boundaries, please see the interactive map below or visit the Chester County Department of Voter Services by Clicking Here. Click the arrows in the top left to view map legend. You can search for your specific address in the search box in the upper right corner. Pennsylvania is also offering the option of mail-in ballots, please click the above link to Voter Services for more information.

Uwchlan Township Voting District Map

Stay in the Know

The Township website is the e-hub for all Township related updates and news. You can stay up-to-date with the latest news alerts from Uwchlan Township via email and text by visiting the Notify Me section of the Township website. More info on how to sign up can be found in the video below. To visit the Notify Me section, click: http://ow.ly/h4lL50yXEuw

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The Heart of Uwchlan project emerged out of the EAC’s #SustainableUwchlan goals and the growing community interest in sustainable gardening practices that include planting native plants to support our threatened pollinators and enhance the environment for birds, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife. While the Uwchlan Township building campus has been maintained with care over many years, the opportunity exists to enhance the park to make it more attractive as well as more environmentally beneficial.

The Heart of Uwchlan project started as a Milkweed Garden, analysis of areas where stream banks can be restored with beneficial plantings and the development of a plant list that could enhance the landscaping around the Veterans Memorial. The project includes working with local experts, including Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewardship trainees and Pennsylvania Master Naturalist trainees from the Green Valleys Watershed Association. Plans are evolving, preparation is being done, and planting activities will start this coming spring.

An important aspect of the Heart of Uwchlan project is to engage the public about nature: to enhance the park to make it more inviting to families, especially children, with the natural environment. Learning stations about natural topics will be developed and educational events are currently being planned. The EAC is developing ideas to involve school children and their families in the activities at the park. It is also a goal to educate about environmentally beneficial practices with examples families can apply in their own backyards, in response to a growing movement toward a change in gardening practices to be more environmentally sustainable.

The public is invited to become involved in the Heart of Uwchlan project and other #SustainableUwchlan activities. Interested in participating? Contact the Uwchlan Environmental Advisory Council at eac@uwchlan.com.

Be Sewer Smart

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Important Dates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all dates are subject to change. Please visit the Township website Calendar or up-to-date information on all meeting dates and events. 

Important Phone Numbers:

AQUA: 610-525-1400

PECO: 215-841-4000

PECO Outage Hotline: 215-841-4141

PENNDOT: 484-340-3200

PENNDOT Maintenance: 484-340-3201

Chester County SPCA: 484-302-0865

Chester County Health Department: 610-344-6225

Contact the Township

Address: 715 N. Ship Road Exton, PA 19341

Phone: (610) 363-9450

Fax:(610) 363-0518

Website: www.uwchlan.com

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