14th Annual Township Earth Day
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Environmental Advisory Committee
The Township has created an Environmental Advisory Committee (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.
- Annual Report for the year 2018.
- Winter Newsletter
- Board of Supervisors: February 4 Minutes
- Planning Commission: February 26 Minutes
- Parks & Recreation: January 10 Minutes
- Historical Review Board: November 20 Minutes
- Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC): February 13 Minutes
- Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC): February 13 Organizational Minutes
Bids & RFPs
Dividing a property? Our new Sketch Plan Fact Sheet will point you in the right direction.
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Learn About Us:
- Route 29 to have one lane closed in East Whiteland Township on Monday, March 18, through Friday, March 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for utility installation. Give yourself extra time to get through our Charlestown Road/Route 29/Phoenixville Pike intersection!
- 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.
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.
The Spotted Lanternfly is becoming an increasing environmental threat to the area. Learn to identify this pest and destroy its eggs when possible. For more information, visit Penn State Extention on the topic or the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
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