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Park & Recreation Commission Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the Parks & Recreation Commission.  The commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Oakbourne Mansion.  If you would like to volunteer on the Parks & Recreation Commission, please send your letter of interest and resume to the Township Manager, Rob Pingar (rpingar@westtown.org).  Applicants must be in good standing with all municipal bills.

Frozen Pipe Prevention

Aqua Pennsylvania has provided the following tips on preventing frozen pipes during the frigid weather:  Frozen pipes AQUA PA

TRASH & RECYCLING DURING SNOW EVENTS

Winter weather may occasionally impact collection efforts.  In the event that your trash or recycling is not collected due to the weather, please leave it at the curb and check the township website for updates on collection information.

WEGO Bulletin – Theft from Vehicles

Our area is experiencing a large number of vehicle break-ins.  In all likelihood, these crimes are the work of the Felony Lane Gang, a nationwide criminal organization that travels across the United States stealing driver’s licenses, checkbooks, debit and credit cards.  The thieves then use these items to steal the identities of their victims.  Their primary target is unattended vehicles with these items inside.  Although the group may select cars parked in the driveway of a residence, a favorite location for this gang is a business parking lot that sees a significant number of people leaving valuables inside their cars (gyms, day care centers, grocery stores, etc.).

Residents are reminded to remove valuables from their cars, especially if their purse, wallet, briefcase contain these items.  Please don’t this group ruin your holidays!

Western Union Scam Refunds

For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payment through a Western Union wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront. They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers told people to send money through Western Union. No one received the cash, prizes, or services they were promised.

Because of joint investigations by the FTC, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, Western Union admitted to aiding and abetting wire fraud, and has agreed to pay $586 million. The Department of Justice is now using that money to provide refunds to people who were tricked into using Western Union to pay scammers. The deadline to file a claim is February 12, 2018.

In the immediate future, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department (WEGO) will be attempting to contact its residents who have been victims of this type of scam to advise them that they may be eligible to file a claim.   To learn more or to submit a claim, victims are encouraged to visit the following link: https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/western-union-settlement-faqs

New WEGO Part Time Officers

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department (WEGO) is proud to introduce its newest members:  Officers Toth, Verikakis, and Wolf.  The three new officers are currently undergoing an intensive Field Training Program and the Department expects that they will complete their training around the start of the New Year.  Please welcome them – they look forward to serving the citizens of the three Townships.  To read more about these new officers click here:  2017 new WEGO PT officer bios

SCAM ALERT – Diversion/Imposter Burglaries

Please read the Community Awareness Bulletin below regarding burglaries perpetrated by criminals who divert homeowners while an accomplice enters the home.

CAB Diversion – Imposter Burglaries

Sunoco Pipeline Update: Corrected Stipulated Order and Exhibits

On August 8, 2017 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board issued a Stipulated Order related to the Sunoco Mariner East Pipeline Project.  This order requires Sunoco to undertake additional subsurface testing in advance of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) operations, provide a report on the testing results to all property owners with private water wells within 450 feet of the proposed pipeline, and offer to perform testing of those wells before, during and after the start or re-start of HDD operations (see paragraphs 7 and 8).

Note:  For reference purposes, the segment of the two proposed pipelines that is located in Westtown, is noted in Exhibit 2 as Item 19, Spread 6, Chester Road, PADEP Permit HDD#PA-CH-0421.0000-RD (20” & 16”).

2017-08-17-Corrected-Stipulated-Order

Notice to residents served by private wells

As you may be aware from recent news articles, horizontal directional drilling activities for the Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project has adversely affected water wells for some properties along the pipeline route in West Whiteland Township. While this may be an isolated incident, the Westtown Board of Supervisors is encouraging all residents with a well within ½ mile of Route 352 to have their water tested. The test is intended establish a baseline, documenting the quality and yield of the well water in the event the pipeline construction impacts your well in the future. Please note also that the PA Department of Environmental Protection recommends that well water be tested every year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH. For a list of well testing laboratories in Chester County, click here.

Smart 911

Smart 911 is a free service available to keep you and your family safer.  Provided by Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Smart 911, lets you create a private and secure safety profile for your family, including any information you want 9-1-1 dispatchers to have during an emergency.  You can include details such as a list of family members, pets, photos, medical notes, and emergency contacts.  In an emergency, seconds can save lives. Take a few moments now to plan ahead at www.smart911.com.

Chester County Pipeline Information Center

The Chester County Pipeline Information Center was created to provide residents with a central location where they can find information on all aspects of pipeline issues including pipeline safety, the pipeline review process, and the latest information on pipeline project activity within Chester County and the surrounding region.
For more information visit: http://www.landscapes2.org/pipeline/pipelinemain.cfm

A map of pipelines in the county is provided here: CCPC Pipeline Operators map

 

WEGO Press Release – “Notice of Infraction” scam

The Westtown East Goshen Police (WEGO) department is investigating fraudulent “Notice of Infraction” letters delivered to Westtown residents in Pleasant Grove.  Please read this press release for information on the scam: WEGO scam press release 2017-03-21.

WEGO Police Scam Alert

The Westtown-East Goshen (WEGO) Regional Police Department reminds residents, especially Senior Citizens, to be cautious of telephone scams and schemes.  Please click here for additional information: WEGO PD Press Release Telephone Scam Investigations 03-03-2017

Prescription Drug Drop Box

There is a Medication Return Collection Box in the lobby of the Westtown East Goshen (WEGO) Police Station, 1041 Wilmington Pike.  Residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication M-F from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Safe Trade Program

The Westtown East Goshen Police Department (WEGO) is now a “Safe Trade” location to conduct transactions made using online sites such as Craigslist.  Click on the link below for more information and safety tips for online transactions:

Safe Trade Press Release Nov 2015

ReadyChesco Alerts

To sign up for Chester County’s electronic notification system for emergency information go to http://www.readychesco.org.

Mariner East Pipeline Project

The most recent information from Sunoco Logistics on the Mariner East 2 Project is provided below:
2017-08 Sunoco newsletter
Mariner East fact sheet
2017 03 28 – Mariner East – Westtown
Pipeline Sunoco safety info
PADEP E&S Permit_02-13-2017
PADEP Water Obstruction & Encroachment Permit_02-13-2017
Sunoco Mariner East II Project info sheet

Additional information including maps can be found at the Chester County Pipeline Information Center on the Chester County Planning Commission website: Chester County Pipeline Information Center.  All Sunoco pipeline related questions or concerns should be directed to the Sunoco Logistics website, hotline, or community relations POC, Ivana Wolfe:

Website: sxlpipelineprojects.com
Sunoco Logistics Hotline: 855-430-4491
Community Affairs: Ivana Wolfe, ilwolfe@sunocologistics.com, 215-528-0138

Westtown-East Goshen Police Commission Meetings

2017 Police Commission meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 5:30 PM, in the Police Administration Building located at 1041 Wilmington Pike, (behind the Township Building.)

Recycle TVs & Computer Equipment

The Lanchester Landfill (7224 Division Highway, Narvon, PA 17555) is accepting TV’s, computers and other electronics, and appliances for FREE.  There is a three (3) unit limit per vehicle. A complete computer system is considered one unit. All items must be intact. No disassembled items will be accepted.  Residents must be able to unload their own items.

Please note that the SECCRA Landfill, 219 Street Road (Route 926), West Grove, is also accepting televisions and electronics. Residents in the southern end of Chester County should use this landfill.

Best Buy will accept computer peripherals and other electronics at no charge, up to two items per household per day. CRT televisions and monitors are accepted at Delaware and New Jersey locations for a fee of $25 per item.

Staples office supply store also collects used electronics. TV’s are not accepted.

Red Cross Seeking Local Volunteers

The Red Cross is seeking local volunteers to help during disasters.For more information on specific volunteer opportunities available near you, please visit www.redcross.org or call 215-299-4000.

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