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  Charlestown Township!

Our township is about 25 miles west of Philadelphia and very close to Valley Forge National Historical Park. It is rich in the history of Pennsylvania. The township is about 12.515 square miles (8,010 acres) in area.


Latest News

May 17
Special Memorial Day Ceremony by the Charlestown Historical Society on May 28th, 10 am – 11 am.
Duane Milne’s Kids Fest returns on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Charlestown Historical Society is sponsoring a FREE CONCERT being held at the Wisner-Rapp House (located on Yellow Springs Road between Hollow and Valley Hill Roads) on Thursday, June 21 between 7 and 9 pm featuring Raven Hill Bluegrass.
May 16
The Agenda for the May 17, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the April 12, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
May 14
The Amended 2018 Budget is now online.
The Spring 2018 Newsletter is now online.
The Official Minutes of the April 10, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
May 8
Charlestown Township is seeking interested applicants for an unexpired term ending 12/31/2020 for the 6-member Board of Directors of the Valley Forge Sewer Authority. The VFSA Board oversees the plant and operations, budget & finance, and service and expansion. Click for more information.
The Official Minutes of the May 3 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Special Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the April 2 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
May 4
The Zoning Hearing Board has issued Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law regarding Charlestown Outdoors, LLC.
Carol Armstrong will conduct a Meeting of the newly formed Charlestown Township Acting Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) on May 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Great Valley High School Library, 225 N. Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
May 1
The Agenda for the May 7, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Agenda for the May 8, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
April 27
The Agenda for the Thursday, May 3, 2018 special meeting of the Board of Supervisors to interview candidates for Supervisor.
April 23
The loss of Township Supervisor Michael J. Rodgers not only saddens us but leaves us with a obligation to fill his position. Under law, a replacement must be choosen within 30 days. If you are interested in serving, a letter describing the vacancy is available.
This year the weather cooperated spectacularly for our 14th annual Earth Day Event and we wish to thank the 90+ volunteers who made our day a success. Over 115 bags of trash were collected from roadsides, parks and stream banks.
April 14
The Township and friends are mourning the loss of long term supervisor Michael Rodgers. Mike presided over many accomplishments during his 19 years as supervisor. A letter to Township residents describes his many contributions.
The Official Minutes of the March 15, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
April 11
The Official Minutes of the March 13, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
April 10
The Agenda for the April 12, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
Protect your dog. All dogs 3 months of age or older are required by Pennsylvania law to have a current dog license. Failure to have your dog licensed may result in a fine of up to $300 (per dog). Information on acquiring a license for your pet is available from www.licenseyourdogpa.com.
Reminder — Earth Day Clean Up This Saturday. Coffee, donuts, and other refreshments will be available at the Township Office at 9:00 a.m., Saturday the 14th for those participating. The weather should be great and we welcome your help.
April 5
The Charlestown Historical Society will have a special presentation by Dr. Laura Sherrod of Kutztown University on her Ground-Penetrating Radar Survey of the Charlestown Presbyterian Cemetery on May 16th 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria.
April 4
A reminder that a Wildflower Walk has been planned for the Pickering Trail on April 29 at 1:00 pm. Meet at the Mill on Charlestown Road.
The Agenda for the April 10, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
A Public Hearing is scheduled for May 7 for conditional use approval to construct an accessory structure and driveway apron.
The Official Minutes of the March 5, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.

Projects

Tenth Historical Marker Added

Eagle Scout Tommy Brower researched and designed the Township’s tenth historical marker which notes the significance of the Valley Forge Military Hospital on the area.

Valley Forge Hospital Marker
Adam Brower

Virtual Reality views of Charlestown Historical Sites

George Csete shares some unusual 360° views he has created of the Charlestown Mill and the Longwood School.

George L. Ceste
George L. Ceste

Gallery

Earth Day Cleanup

George L. Csete

Events

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Memorial Day
Trail Walks
Family

Volunteers Needed

Valley Forge Sewer Authority

Charlestown Township is seeking interested applicants for an unexpired term ending 12/31/2020 for the 6-member Board of Directors. This Board oversees the plant and operations, budget & finance, and service and expansion.

The VFSA Board meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the VFSA Administration Building, located at 333 Pawling Road, Phoenixville. Charlestown has two members on the Board of Directors.

In addition to the Board, the applicant will serve on two operational committees which will require meetings and a time commitment beyond the monthly board meeting.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest to Charlestown Township, P.O. Box 507, Devault, PA 19432 or email: admin1@charlestown.pa.us.

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Parks & Recreation Board

The Township is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Parks & Recreation Board beginning January 1st. The Board consists of seven members who serve 5 year terms.

The Parks and Recreation Board advises the Board of Supervisors on matters of recreational policy and the development and maintenance of parks and trails in the Township, including the 44 acre Charlestown Park on Township Line Road, Brightside Farm Park, the future Jenkins Park on Valley Hill Road, the Pickering Trail between Charlestown Road and Route 29, and other recreational and open space throughout the Township.

Parks & Rec meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Choral Room at the Great Valley Middle School.

If you are interested in joining this active and involved group, please submit a letter of interest to Charlestown Township, P.O. Box 507, Devault, PA 19432 or email: admin1@charlestown.pa.us.

Historic Commission/Historical Architectural Review Board

Due to a recent vacancy, the Township is seeking a volunteer to serve on its combined Historic Commission/HARB. The group consists of seven or more members who are appointed to five-year terms by the Board of Supervisors. While some members serve at-large, this particular vacancy is for a resident who is a licensed real estate broker.

The Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday every other month (Jan-Mar-May-Jul-Sept-Nov) at 4:00 p.m. at the Guidance Office at the Great Valley Middle School.

If you are interested in the preservation and protection of the many historically significant structures located in Charlestown Township, please submit a letter of interest to Charlestown Township, P.O. Box 507, Devault, PA 19432 or email admin1@charlestown.pa.us.

Environmental Advisory Council

The Township is considering the creation of an Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) to provide advice and research to our municipal officials on a range of environmental issues.

We are seeking interested persons with backgrounds relevant to environmental science and best practices who would consider serving on a pilot trial of an environmental advisory group.

To learn more or to apply, see our Environmental Advisory Council page.

Meeting Agendas

  • Board of Supervisors: May 3 (Special)
  • Board of Supervisors: May 7 (Regular)
  • Planning Commission: May 8
  • Parks & Recreation: May 17

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

There are no bids open at this time.

Hearings

There are no pending hearings at this time.

Decisions

The Zoning Hearing Board has issued Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law regarding Charlestown Outdoors, LLC.

Tips

Don’t get duped by unscrupulous solicitors. Here are some guidelines to avoid problems.

Dividing a property? Our new Sketch Plan Fact Sheet will point you in the right direction.

2018 Yard Waste Collection

Waste haulers have appointed dates for specific collections such as leaf and Christmas tree pickup.

Republic Services

  • Christmas Tree Collection: January 6
  • Yard Waste: 4/21, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8
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Area Road
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Openings
  • Construction to replace White Horse Road Bridge over Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township will begin January 17, and is expected to be completed by April 2018. During the closure, White Horse Road will be shut down between Loramar Lane and Valley Park Road.
  • PennDOT is planning a multi-phase, two-year project to remediate the sinkhole problem on Route 29 between Yellow Springs Road and the Pennsylvania Turnpike slip ramp.
  • Road Hazard? Visit the new PennDOT District 6 interactive Customer Care Center or call the Chester County Maintenance office at (484) 340-3200.
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Milepost 312-319 – Total Reconstruction and Widening Project website.


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