Spring 2022 Edition
Uwchlan Township Community Day Set For August 20th at 3 PM
Join the Township on August 20th, 2022, at 3 PM to help celebrate all things Uwchlan! There will be rides, live music, tasty treats, and of course, fireworks to end the evening. Additional information on this year's event can be found on the Community Day Committee's Facebook page by clicking the link below.
The following roads are included in this year's ROW tree trimming program. Additional notice will be provided as the Public Works department nears the neighborhood below. Please contact the Township if you have any questions.
- Williamsburg Blvd.
- Burdette Dr.
- Livingston Dr.
- Dover Court Pl.
- Geddy La.
- Birch St.
- Tremont Dr.
- Patrick Henery Dr.
- Nicholson Dr.
- Palace Dr.
- Maple St.
- Beech St.
- Glendale Rd.
- Baker Dr.
- Baker Cir.
- Crump Rd.
- Mitchel Rd.
- Lori Cir.
- Allen Dr.
Spring is Here: Time to Check Your Smoke Alarms
Spring is a great time to make sure your smoke alarms are in good working order. See the tips below from the National Fire Protection Association on how to keep your family safe.
Testing Your Smoke Alarm
Uwchlan Ambulance 2022 EMS Adventure Day Camp
Uwchlan Ambulance Corps is excited to announce their new 2022 EMS Adventure Day Camp! Campers age 12-16 years old will get to experience:
- Build a survival shelter
- Learn how to make a camp fire
- Ropes & Knots
- Field Craft
- Wilderness First Aid
- Including a Wilderness Rescue Day!
- Become CPR Certified
- Session 1: July 11th – July 15th
- Session 2: July 25th – July 29th
For any questions, contact Jim Werner via email or by calling the station at 610-363-1067
For more information on the Pennsylvania 2022 election visit www.vote.pa.gov
|Important Pennsylvania Primary Election Dates|
|May 2, 2022||Last day to register before the primary|
|May 10, 2022||Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot|
|May 17, 2022||Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)|
|May 17, 2022||Pennslyvania Primary Date|
Interested in Being a Poll Worker?
Chester County’s Voter Services staff is preparing for the May 17th Pennsylvania Primary Election. There is still time to sign up to serve as a poll worker on Primary Election Day. Watch the video to the right where Barbara Walsh from Downingtown, explains why she likes being a poll worker.
Land Development and Zoning Update
|Severgn Apartments||Severgn Drive||Construction of two 12-unit apartment buildings.|
|Eagleview Town Center Apartments on the Square||Wellington Square- Eagleview||Construction of 44 apartments units.|
|Boas Vision Associates||577 W. Uwchlan Ave.|
Reconstruction of existing building and a 2,519 sqft building addition.
|Eagleview Lot 58||Lot 58||Construction of a 50,000 sqft office building.|
|Reichenbach||205 Pennypacker Rd.||3-lot residential subdivision.|
|Hankin||405 Eagleview Blvd.||Construction of a 1,350 building addition.|
|Turnpike Interchange||Former Vanguard Property||Construction of 3 distribution warehouse buildings consisting of 1,928,880 sqft total and recreational park.|
|Eagleview Town Center II||Constitution Dr.||Construction of 354 apartment units in multiple buildings and a 40,749 sqft office building.|
|Rossi Tract||96 W. Devon Dr||Preliminary Land Development Plan to construct 3 retail buildings totaling 87,595 sq ft and one 12,935 sq ft restaurant.|
|Gray Farm Property||1025 Worthington Road||Preliminary Land Development Plan for a proposed 76-lot subdivision.|
|Chick-Fil-A||211 Eagleview Boulevard||Sketch plan proposing a 415 sq ft addition and reconfigure parking area.|
|Eagleview Town Center II Phase II||Eagleview||Proposed construction of82 unit apartment building|
Township Partners with PSN for New Online Portal for Trash and Sewer Billing
Uwchlan Township has contracted with Payment Service Network, Inc (PSN) to provide an online portal for our Sewer/Trash customers. The link is on our website uwchlan.com. By creating an online account through PSN, residents can view their bills, current balance and make payments. You may still pay your sewer &/or trash as you do currently, but we ask that you take advantage of paperless billing.
Uwchlan Township will continue to send the annual bill with the four coupons attached unless residents sign up, through PSN, for paperless billing. With paperless billing, the coupons will not be sent, instead, you will be emailed an electronic invoice each quarter. Accounts on Direct Debit will not be mailed annual coupons in the future. It is recommended that you sign up for paperless billing.
Ways to Pay Your Sewer and Trash Bill
1. Your online bank or bill pay service.
2. Direct Debit - sign up to have Uwchlan Township deduct your quarterly payment from your bank account on the due dates. Complete the Direct Debit Authorization Form from our website and return to the Township.
3. Credit Card or E-check – through the website www.paymentservicenetwork.com you can make a one-time payment or register and view your account balance and bills, set up recurring payments and make either a credit card or e-check payment. There is a $1.50 charge for an e-check and a 2.95% fee (minimum of $2.95) for credit card payments.
4. Mail checks to: PO Box 1540, Exton PA 19341 Drop payments off at the Township Building (drop box available for after hours) 715 N. Ship Road, Exton PA 19341
Upcoming Chester County Hazardous Waste Pickup Events
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Pottstown
Friday, June 24, 2022 - Coatesville
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Oxford
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - West Chester
Registration is required for each event. Registration will be available online a few weeks before each event. Interested residents can Click Here for additional information.
Updates from the Chester County Library
Highlighted Service of the Month: Museum Pass Program
In 2021 we saved our patrons $116,944 on admission to 16 cultural centers through the Museum Pass program! This year Chester County Library’s Museum Pass Program has grown, and we are now offering FREE admission to 30+ local cultural centers, including brand new passes to The African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Brandywine River Museum of Art, Buck’s County Children’s Museum, the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, the Tyler Arboretum and the Wharton Esherick Museum. Ask our Reference Department for more information at 610-344-5957 or visit our website at www.chescolibraries.org
Highlights of May 2022 Chester County Library Programs
Wednesday, May 11, 7 – 8 PM: Let's Get Dirty! Learn to Love Organic Gardening (Virtual Program). Let's Get Dirty! Learn to Love Organic Gardening is back at the Chester County Library for the merry month of May! Time to get the scoop on transplanting tomatoes and other warm-weather crops into the garden. Learn out about Raised Beds and discover Companion Planting - a seating chart for veggies so there's no fighting! Register here.
Monday, May 23, 7 – 8:30 PM: Introduction to Genealogy with Ancestry Library Edition (Virtual Program). Learn how to use Ancestry - Library Edition and other databases for family research. Get genealogy searching tips, research guidance, & more. Genealogy researcher Mike Sheldon will demonstrate introductory methods used to research a family tree, using Ancestry - Library Edition and FamilySearch.org. Reference Librarian Jamie Claxton will provide a short overview of Ancestry - Library Edition and HeritageQuest. Ancestry- Library Edition can only be accessed inside the library, while HeritageQuest can be used at home. Register here.
Friday, May 27, 7 – 8 PM: Determined Spirit- The Story of Amelia Earhart (Virtual Program).
Meet Amelia Earhart and experience a brush with Amelia's spirit of adventure and purpose, and have an opportunity to hear the encouraging message that she had for women of her time and those of today. Did you know Amelia made history right here in our area? Actress and historian Monica Hoffman will discuss Amelia’s incredible life and fascinating ties to the Philadelphia area through her family, schooling, and record-breaking flight in an autogyro.
There will be a 35-minute film that will be available to view from May 22nd - 23rd from a link that will be emailed to registrants on May 20th. Watch the film before the Zoom discussion on May 27th. Register here
Lawn Troubles? Think outside the box!
If your grass looks like most of the turfgrass in Chester County, your lawn is most likely composed of cool-season grasses whose roots only extend about three inches below the soil surface. While cool-season grasses are nice to walk on in bare feet or have a badminton match on, they score very low in the infiltration and evapotranspiration departments. In other words, rainwater just sits on top of the lawn or quickly runs off. If you would like to reduce ponding on your property, decrease runoff coming off of your property, or improve water quality by making changes on your property, you have options!
Warm-season grasses are a great place to start. They have deep root systems which provide increased infiltration and soil stabilization, helping to reduce soil erosion, ponding, and runoff. They also have improved evapotranspiration as compared to cool-season grasses. They grow in bunches and can provide texture to the landscape. There are a handful of native and popular warm-season grasses that can be ordered from most local nurseries. Big bluestem, little bluestem, indiangrass, and switchgrass are all native to North America and are considered the most prominent species of the tallgrass prairie. They each provide bird habitat and have autumn appeal. Warm-season grasses can be planted in fields, lawns, and gardens. They work best on dry and sunny sites.
Pesky Wet Spots
Do you have a spot on your property that you can’t mow during the rainy season because it’s too soggy? Your best bet is to plant a tree there to take up that water. If you have overhead wires, underground utilities, or other site restrictions, it might not be appropriate to plant a tree. In those cases, there are other options – either shrubs or herbaceous plants.
Is it a sunny wet spot? Eastern white pine, tuliptree, red maple, white oak, and eastern hemlock are large trees that thrive on sunny and wet sites. A smaller tree that will do well in these conditions is a serviceberry, also known as shadbush. If you are looking for something in the 5-10 foot range, with robust root systems to hold the soil in place and increase infiltration and evapotranspiration, look no further than Pennsylvania native shrubs. Summersweet, red-osier dogwood, winterberry, red chokeberry, and ninebark are a few that would thrive in sunny and wet conditions. Perhaps woody vegetation just isn’t for you. While herbaceous plants don’t have as strong of roots and aren’t quite as good at taking up the water as trees and shrubs, they can still provide major improvements from cool-season grasses found in lawns. Consider plants such as bee-balm, wild blue phlox, swamp milkweed, joe-pye-weed, gaura, oxeye sunflower, great blue lobelia, mountain mints, New England aster, New York ironweed, and culver’s root.
Is the wet spot on your lawn in a shady area? Trees suited for these conditions are sugar maple, river birch, flowering dogwood, and pin oak. Appropriate shrubs are smooth alder, pagoda dogwood, wild hydrangea, spicebush, and rosebay (rhododendron). Herbaceous perennial plants suited for shady and wet conditions are jack-in-the-pulpit, wild ginger, dutchman’s breeches, cardinal flower, golden ragwort, Jacob’s ladder, and foamflower. Native ferns which would also be appropriate include maidenhair fern, wood ferns, cinnamon fern, interrupted fern, and Christmas fern.
For scientific names of the plants discussed above and more information on the benefits of landscaping with native plants, Click Here.
April is National Safe Digging Month
Uwchlan Township has joined many other municipalities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to support April 2021 as National Safe Digging Month.
If you are planning a project that involves digging or earth disturbance, "know what's below" visit pa1call.org or call 811 before.
Make Yourself a "Bite-Free Zone" This summer
Summer is right around the corner. With those longer days and warmer temperatures come mosquitoes. Read the tips from the Chester County Health Department below to help keep you bite-free this summer season.
- Limit outdoor activities at dawn and dusk during warmer months since most types of mosquitoes bite most frequently during these times. Be aware though that some types of mosquitoes bite most frequently during the daytime.
If you choose to use insect repellents, use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered repellents with one of the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol. Choosing an EPA-registered repellent ensures the EPA has evaluated the product for effectiveness. When used as directed, EPA-registered repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
- Always read and follow the product label instructions carefully.
- Reapply insect repellent as directed.
- Do NOT spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
Keeping your recyclables clean is important to prevent recycling contamination. Watch the videos below to learn why this is important and remember, when in doubt, throw it out!
Login information for all Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor meetings can be found on the specific page under the Government tab at www.uwchlan.com.
Click the image above to view the Township Calendar and times/dates for all upcoming Township meetings and other events.
Important Phone Numbers:
PECO Outage Hotline: 215-841-4141
PENNDOT Maintenance: 484-340-3201
Chester County SPCA: 484-302-0865
Chester County Health Department: 610-344-6225