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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

December 12
This evening’s Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled due to a water leak at the middle school. The leak will be repaired after normal school hours, making the venue unavailable. The rescheduling will be posted when determined.
The East Whiteland Fire Company will be hosting a visit by Santa on a fire truck to the Charlestown area starting 9:30 on Saturday, December 16. Follow us on social media for updates on where Santa is and where he will be!
The Act 44 Pension Disclosure Form is now available online.
December 7
The Allan Myers Update General Planning Item has been removed from the Agenda for the December 12, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting.
December 5
The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center has issued a Community Awareness Bulletin on Protecting Holiday Packages and Avoiding Porch Thefts.
The Adopted 2018 Budget is now online.
The Public Hearing for a zoning challenge regarding the outdoor advertising ordinance has been continued to January 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Agenda for the December 12, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the November 6, 2017 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
November 29
Waste hauler Republic Services announced they will collect Christmas trees from their customers on January 6, 2018.
November 28
The Agenda for the December 4, 2017 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. The meeting will take place in the library.
November 20
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. Please contact the township if you have an interest in serving.
The Official Minutes of the October 19, 2017 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
November 17
A Public Hearing is scheduled for November 29 for a zoning challenge regarding the outdoor advertising ordinance.
The Official Minutes of the October 10, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting.
November 16
Correction: The Township Office will be closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving. We are open on the 22nd.
November 14
A reminder that the Township is seeking members to serve on a Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) to provide advice and research to our municipal officials on a range of environmental issues.
The Township Office will be closed for Thanksgiving.
November 9
The Proposed 2018 Budget is now online.
The Official Minutes of the October 24, 2017 Board of Supervisors’ Budget Work Session.
The Official Minutes of the October 2, 2017 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
November 6
The Township Office will be closed Friday, November 10th, for Veterans Day.
The Agenda for the November 14, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting.
Green Valleys Watershed Association is hosting a workshop for municipal environmental advisory councils’ and engaged citizens on December 2 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Washington at Historic Yellow Springs. Cost is $10.00.

Projects

Brightside Farm Trail

George L. Ceste
The grass trail at Brightside Farm is being paved to encourage more visitors to walk this beautiful scenic spot in our township. The project is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.

Gallery

Charlestown Day

Allen Underkofler
We are in the process of enhancing our photo galleries. The first to receive this treatment is this year’s Charlestown Day which took place on September 16.

Events

Holiday Alert

The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center has issued a Community Awareness Bulletin on Protecting Holiday Packages and Avoiding Porch Thefts.

Volunteers Needed

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

The Public Hearing for a zoning challenge regarding the outdoor advertising ordinance has been continued to January 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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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