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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

November 30
The December 2nd Zoning Hearing for Beyond Meat will be opened at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School only for the purpose of placing a request for continuance on the record. No evidence will be introduced that evening since the Township and Applicant have agreed to a continuance on this matter.
The Agenda for the December 6th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School. The School District requires all visitors to wear masks.
November 23
The Official Minutes of the October 21st Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
November 15
The Agenda for the November 18th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School and optionally may be attended by Webex or phone.
A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for December 2 at 7:00 p.m. for applicant Beyond Meat, Inc. challenging the Township’s issuance of noise violations.
A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for December 7 at 7:00 p.m. for applicant Priyesh Malvankar to permit expanding the area of an existing deck.
The Zoning Hearing Board decision on the application of RJ Smolenski, No. 06-2021 has been posted.
The Zoning Hearing Board decision on the application of Anand Mahalingham, No. 07-2021 has been posted.
November 10
The Township Office will be closed tomorrow, Thursday November 11th for Veterans Day.
The Official Minutes of the October 12th Planning Commission Meeting.
November 5
The Agenda for the November 8th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for November 9 at 7:00 p.m. for applicant Ronald J. Smolenski to permit construction of a deck and fire place with chimney, and roof over part of the deck.
A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for November 9 at 8:00 p.m. for applicant Anand Mahalingham to permit expanding the area of an existing deck.
November 4
The Agenda for the November 5th Design Review Committee. This meeting will be at the Township Office at 2:00 PM.
The Draft 2022 Budget is now online.
November 2
The Agenda for the November 9th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
The Official Minutes of the October 4th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the October 18th Board of Supervisors’ Budget Work Session.
October 29
The recently adopted 2021 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan is now available.
October 27
The Agenda for the November 1st Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
The Fall 2021 Newsletter is now online.
October 19
The Agenda for the October 21st Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School and optionally may be attended by Webex or phone.
Pete Goodman, Township EAC Chair, will give a presentation on the Streams of Charlestown on Tuesday, November 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. Face masks are required at the school.
The 2021 Budget has been revised.

Projects

3D Scans of Charlestown Mill

George Csete is a professional engineer from West Chester who specializes in 3D laser scanning. George has provided images of his scans of the Charlestown Mill captured in 2013 and 2018. These revealing scans now appear on our Mill page in the Historical section.

Gallery

Charlestown Day – 2021

Photo from Charlestown Day 2021
George L. Csete
Photos from the September 25th Charlestown Day celebration taken by George Csete and Allen Underkofler.

We Need Your Help

Parks & Recreation Board

The Township is seeking a volunteer 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.

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

We are returning to in-person meetings beginning with our July 6th Board of Supervisors meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask.

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

There are no bids open at this time.

Hearings

A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for December 2 at 7:00 p.m. for applicant Beyond Meat, Inc. challenging the Township’s issuance of noise violations. The hearing will be opened only for the purpose of placing a request for continuance on the record. No evidence will be introduced that evening since the Township and Applicant have agreed to a continuance on this matter.
A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for December 7 at 7:00 p.m. for applicant Priyesh Malvankar to permit expanding the area of an existing deck.

Decisions

The Zoning Hearing Board decision on the application of RJ Smolenski, No. 06-2021 has been posted.
The Zoning Hearing Board decision on the application of Anand Mahalingham, No. 07-2021 has been posted.

Notices

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COVID-19 Crisis
In General

Township parks are open. Meetings are in-person. Please wear a mask to the office and events unless vaccinated.

Meetings

Effective July 1, Township meetings will return to the Great Valley Middle School. At the present time, the School District is requiring all visitors to wear masks.

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The Chester County Health Department has the latest info at www.chesco.org/4376/2019-Novel-Coronavirus" .

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

The Township Office follows the hours of the Great Valley School District. Excepting summer, our office is closed (or delayed) when the district closes and follows the same holidays.
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Devault, PA 19432
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  • Work is underway by Chester County to repair the damage to the Creek Road Bridge during Hurricane Ida. The county bridge engineer has informed Schuylkill Township that the wing wall reconstruction is nearing completion, at which time work can begin on the necessary structural repairs to the underside of the bridge. Weather permitting, the County bridge engineer estimates that the bridge will be reopened by the end of December.
  • 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 – Total Reconstruction and Widening Project website.

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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