Welcome to
  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

October 15
State Representative Duane Milne is sponsoring a 50+ Expo, Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at K.D. Markley Elementary School, Malvern.
October 11
Creek Road will be closing on the 15th for road repair followed by a lengthier closing for bridge repair. People use Creek Road to avoid traffic on Pothouse so we might see some overflow on Route 29, Whitehorse, and Union Hill.
October 10
The Official Minutes of the September 11, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
October 8
The Agenda for the October 10, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
October 2
The Agenda for the October 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
The Agenda for the Budget Work Session on Monday, October 22, 2018, 7:00 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School Library.
The Official Minutes of the September 4, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
September 25
The Chester County Planning Commission is working to complete a full draft of Landscapes3, the next long-range plan for the county’s future. There will be a Landscapes3 public meeting at 5:30 p.m. October 2, 2018 about details of the full Landscapes3 draft plan at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown. For more information on Landscapes3, visit chescoplanning.org/CompPlan.cfm.
The Agenda for the October 1, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
September 24
The Official Minutes of the August 16, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
September 18
The HARB meeting for today at Charlestown Mill has been cancelled.
Please support the Kimberton Fire Company's Fundraiser, Wednesday, October 10 – 4:00-10:00 PM at Infinitio’s Pizza, 222 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville.
The Agenda for the September 20, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
September 16
The weather cooperated and the turnout was great for our annual Charlestown Day Fall Fest on Saturday, the 15th.
September 12
The Official Minutes of the August 14, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
Contractors who keep printed or PDF copies of our permit forms should replace their copies of the re-titled Erosion & Sedimentation Control / Grading Permit form.
September 10
The draft version of the Pollution Reduction Plan for Charlestown Township is now available for your review. The plan will be discussed at the October 1 Supervisors’ meeting.
September 6
The Agenda for the September 12, 2018 Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meeting.
September 5
The Agenda for the September 11, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the August 6, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
August 27
The Agenda for the September 4, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, Tuesday, after Labor Day.
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Charlestown Day 2018 will be held on Saturday September 15, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Charlestown Park. Activities will include vendors, local non-profit organizations, music by The Thin Line, Mobile Mess Hall food truck, Stubby the Helicopter, ScienceTellers Wild West experiments, basketball challenge, bouncys, face painter, balloon and bubble artists and much more!!
August 24
PennDOT has announced Route 29 lane closings to occur from Monday, August 27, through Friday, August 31, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 pm, needed to finalize the Sinkhole Remediation Project.
Like butterflies? Then join us Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. for a Brightside Farm Park Butterfly Walk. Meet at the new parking lot at 3040 Yellow Springs Road — you can check out the new paved trail!
The Fall 2018 Newsletter is now online.
August 23
A Ceremony Honoring Vietnam War Veterans will be held at Wilson Park Farm, Tredyffrin Township on September 15 at 4:00 p.m. A special Vietnam Veterans’ lapel pin has been produced and will be distributed to attending veterans.
August 20
The Official Minutes of the July 18, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
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.

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

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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50+ Expo

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

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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Area Road
Closings/
Openings
  • Creek Road will be closing October 15th for road repair followed by a lengthier closing for bridge repair. People use Creek Road to avoid traffic on Pothouse so we might see some overflow on Route 29, Whitehorse, and Union Hill.
  • 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.



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