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”).
The Township is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan which will guide important policies and decisions over a 10-20 year planning horizon. There will be an Open House on October 11th from 6 to 8 PM at the Rustin High School cafeteria to allow for further public involvement in the planning process. Please plan to attend and provide your feedback!
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.
The Westtown-East Goshen (WEGO) Regional Police Department has designed a Citizens Police Academy to give citizens a better understanding of the operations of the police department and its officers. Academy participants will attend classes on Wednesday nights for approximately three hours per night for a period of 12 weeks. The next Citizens Police Academy begins Wednesday, September 06, 2017, at 6:30 P.M. at the WEGO Police Department, 1041 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382. Topics will include:
For more information or an application contact the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department at 610-692-9600 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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:
To sign up for Chester County’s electronic notification system for emergency information go to http://www.readychesco.org.
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:
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.)
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.
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.