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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 23
PennDOT has announced that on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a road closure is scheduled on Merlin Road between Pikeland Road and Western Road for pipe replacement. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Pikeland Road/Clover Mill Road, Route 113 (Pike Springs Road) and Coldstream Road.
A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for June 6th, at 7:00 p.m. for applicants Christopher Marks and Kathleen Greene who are requesting a zoning variance to permit two residential driveways.
The Official Minutes of the April 21st Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
May 19
The next Charlestown Weed Warrior event is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022 on the pickering Trail.
May 16
PennDOT has announced that on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a road closure is scheduled on Merlin Road between Pikeland Road and Western Road. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Pikeland Road/Clover Mill Road, Route 113 (Pike Springs Road) and Coldstream Road; and Thursday, May 19, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a road closure is scheduled on Merlin Road between Yellow Springs Road and Pikeland Road. During the closure motorists will be directed to use Yellow Springs Road, Hollow Road, and Pikeland Road.
May 12
The Agenda for the May 19th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School and optionally may be attended by Webex or phone.
May 11
The Official Minutes of the April 12th Planning Commission Meeting.
May 9
The Agenda for the May 10th Planning Commission Meeting has been revised.
May 4
The Agenda for the May 9th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
The Agenda for the May 10th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be held at the East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Association House 205 Conestoga Rd, Malvern Pa
May 3
The 2022 Budget has been revised.
The Official Minutes of the April 4th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
April 28
The Agenda for the May 2nd Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
April 25
Charlestown Parks and Recreation is hosting a Yoga Walk at Brightside Farm Park May 22 and June 26 at 9:00AM. There will be a one-mile walk integrated with gentle yoga — no yoga props needed.
The Official Minutes of the March 17th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
April 21
On Wednesday, May 11th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Charlestown Elementary School cafeteria, the Charlestown Historical Society will present a program entitled “Many Nations - Chester County” discussing 300 years of diversity through the lens of migration.
Did you miss an opportunity do discard toxic substances at the last hazardous waste event? You’ll get another chance with the next one on May 14th at Owen J Roberts Middle School. The Chester County Solid Waste Authority has published this year’s list of Hazardous Waste Events. Visit the CCSWA event page, www.chestercountyswa.org/121/Upcoming-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Event, for instructions and registration. You must register to participate.
April 20
The Spring Newsletter is now online.
April 18
New Earth Day Cleanup photos taken April 9th.
April 15
What’s that tree? On Saturday, April 30th, 10:00-11:30 AM, Will Ryan, PhD., Ecosystem Ecologist will lead a Tree Identification Walk at Jenkins Park. Registration is requested.
The Official Minutes of the March 14th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
April 14
Bids are now open for the Charlestown Township Road Base Repair and Resurfacing project.
The Agenda for the April 21st Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School and optionally may be attended by Webex or phone.
April 13
The Official Minutes of the March 8th Planning Commission Meeting.
April 6
The Agenda for the April 12th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be held at the Great Valley Middle School at 7:00 p.m.

Projects

Checkers Anyone?

Allen Underkofler
Eagle Scout candidate Larisa Greway of Troop 73G has provided us with a fun new feature adjacent to the Children’s Play Area at Charlestown Park – a giant checkerboard! The checkers are kept in a storage box next to the board with a lock code of 431.

Gallery

Earth Day – 2022

Events

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Birding at Brightside

May 28 Bird Walk at Brightside Farm On Saturday, May 28th at 8:00 am, Vince Smith, President of the Valley Forge Audubon Society, will lead a birding field trip at Brightside Farm Park. The public is invited to attend and all participants will assemble in the public parking lot on Yellow Springs Road. Because the group will follow the asphalt multi-use loop trail through the park, the event is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. We ask that children under the age of 14 be accompanied by an adult. Please remember to bring binoculars if you have them!

Weed Warrior Program Event

Weed Warrior Kickoff picture of pith-helmeted warrior The next Charlestown Weed Warrior event is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022 on the pickering Trail. Bring gloves (and a short handle digging tool if you wish) and join fellow warriors on the Pickering Trail. Garlic mustard and narrowleaf bittercress (easily pulled) will be the targeted invasives. Volunteers should gather at the Mill at 9 a.m. for the 2-hour event.

Free Summer Concerts

Yoga Walk June 26

We Need Your Help

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 this environmental advisory group.

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

Meeting Agendas

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

Public Bids are being accepted until 12:00 Noon May 2 for the Charlestown Township 2022 Road Base Repair and Resurfacing project.

Hearings

A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for June 6th, at 7:00 p.m. for applicants Christopher Marks and Kathleen Greene who are requesting a zoning variance to permit two residential driveways.

Decisions

The Zoning Hearing Board decision on the application of William Davison, No. 01-2022 has been posted.

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  • PennDOT has announced that on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a road closure is scheduled on Merlin Road between Pikeland Road and Western Road for pipe replacement. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Pikeland Road/Clover Mill Road, Route 113 (Pike Springs Road) and Coldstream Road.
  • Road Hazard? Visit the PennDOT District 6 interactive Customer Care Center or call the Chester County Maintenance office at (484) 340-3200.
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Milepost 312-319 (Charlestown Twp.) – Construction and Expansion MP312-319 Project Overview
Help Us Report Potholes on State Roads
  1. Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD or the District 6 Office at 484-340-3201
  2. Go to this link to submit a Roadway Concern: customercare.penndot.gov/

    This easy to use interface will provide you with an email confirmation of your entry and provide you with a tracking number for your complaint.

Not sure which roads are state-maintained? Visit our list of roads.

Regional Items

Cover image of the 2021 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan

The Chester County Planning Commission has released a web-formatted version of its recently adopted 2021 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan.

Plan Documents –

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

Chester County
Local Farm Products Guide

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PA Dept of Agriculture

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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