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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

August 15
The Official Minutes of the June 12, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
August 14
The Agenda for the August 16, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
August 9
The Official Minutes of the July 11, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
August 8
The Agenda for the August 14, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
August 7
The Public Hearing for conditional use approval to construct a swimming pool in a steep sloped area has been continued to September 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Official Minutes of the July 2, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
August 3
The Agenda for the August 8, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
August 1
Tickets are now available online for the 78th Annual Chester County Day House Tour benefiting Chester County Hospital. The tour will be Saturday, October 6, and will feature 16 homes and 6 landmarks in our area.
The Agenda for the August 6, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
July 30
A Public Hearing is scheduled for August 6 for conditional use approval to construct a swimming pool in a steep sloped area.
July 26
The Official Minutes of the July 17, 2018 Historical & Architectural Review Board Meeting.
July 24
The Official Minutes of the June 13, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
July 21
The 90th Kimberton Fair runs from July 23 through July 28. Please support this event which benefits the Kimberton Volunteer Fire Company.
The Official Minutes of the June 21, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
July 18
The Agenda for the July 18, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. Please note that the meeting has been moved up one day.
The Chester County Planning Commission has released its June 2018 Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study. on the Chesco FTP site. To download a copy, simply click on FINAL_Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study_June 2018.pdf when the file list is displayed.
July 9
The Agenda for the July 11, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
July 3
The Official Minutes of the June 4, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee (PRPC) will hold a community workshop at the Kimberton Fire Company on Wednesday, August 29, 7-9 PM.
June 27
The Agenda for the July 2, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the May 17, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
It’s time to get out and help clean up our trails. Mile-a-Minute vine is taking over.
June 20
The Planning Commission meeting for July 10th has been cancelled. The next meeting will be August 14.
The Agenda for the June 21, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the May 9, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
June 13
The Official Minutes of the May 8, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
June 5
The Zoning Hearing Board has issued Conditional Use approval for Eric Davison.
The Agenda for the June 12, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
The Agenda for the June 13, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the May 7, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
June 4
George Csete has provided some fascinating 3D views of the Charlestown Mill. The images were created with a special 3D scanner.
George Csete has also provided pictures taken at last week’s Memorial Day service at the Charlestown Cemetery.
The Official Minutes of the May 15, 2018 Historical & Architectural Review Board Meeting.
May 30
The Agenda for the June 4, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
PennDOT has announced weekday lane closures scheduled this week on Route 29 (Morehall Road) in East Whiteland and Charlestown townships. The announcement has been added to our Route 29 Sinkhole Project page.
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 16 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.

Projects

3D Scans of Charlestown Mill

Gallery

Memorial Day Service

Memorial Day at Charlestown Cemetery
George Csete
George Csete photographed the gathering at the Charlestown Cemetery on Memorial Day.

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

Special Notice

Adelphia Gateway Project Township Outreach

If you have received any notices from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as a landowner regarding the Adelphia Gateway Project or as a Charlestown resident you have concerns or questions related to this pipeline project, please contact the Township’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC):

Pete Goodman at peteg@bee.net or (610) 655-5020 or

Veda Maany at vmaanymd@yahoo.com or (917) 566-1904.

The EAC is working with the Township to obtain answers for resident questions, and to consolidate and transmit their concerns on this project to FERC.

Events

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78th Annual Chester County Day

“Always the First Saturday in October”

The 2018 Chester County Day, Saturday, October 6, will feature 16 homes and 6 public landmarks in the northeast quadrant of Chester County, PA, including: Exton, PA; Frazer, PA; Chester Springs PA; Kimberton, PA and Phoenixville, PA.

Report Released

The Chester County Planning Commission has released its June 2018 Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study.

Click on FINAL_Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study_June 2018.pdf when the file list is displayed to download a copy from the Chesco FTP Website.

Volunteers Needed

Trail Maintenance

The time is now! Mile-a-minute vine is up and growing! It’s along all of our trails including behind our gardens at Brightside.

Please don your gloves and long sleeves, bring a couple of big black trash bags and go to the gardens or your favorite trail; and PULL! Stuff the vines in your bags and put them out with your trash. If you need to, leave the bags at the bottom of my drive, Hana Lane, 4th drive off of Hollow on block between Charlestown and Route 29.

Best pulling on Pickering Creek Trail is on the end closest to Charlestown Road, between the little dam and the little bridge — or on the shore near the creek near the bridge leading from Pickering Dam Road entrance.

Best pulling on Pickering Dam Trail is from the Pickering Dam Road entrance right around the corner, when you are paralleling the Creek. From Route 29, go either way where the trail forks – it is everywhere!

At Brightside, there are vines covering the rocks between the gardens and the hayfields — and gardeners! Watch for it in the gardens! It is also to be found along the mown path that leads from the gardens by the house, down the hill and up toward the new paved trail.

The next two weeks are our window of opportunity – before the vines flower and berry!

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

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

There are no bids open at this time.

Hearings

A Public Hearing has been continued to September 4 at 7:00 p.m. for conditional use approval to construct a swimming pool in a steep slope area.

Decisions

The Zoning Hearing Board has issued Conditional Use approval for Eric Davison
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  • The project to remediate the sinkhole problem on Route 29 between Yellow Springs Road and the Pennsylvania Turnpike slip ramp has been completed.
  • 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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