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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

February 28
The Parks & Recreation Board has posted its 2024 Event Schedule.
The Official Minutes of the December 12th Planning Commission Meeting. (The January meeting was canceled.)
February 27
This is a Reminder that the rescheduled Planning Commission meeting will take place tonight at our office.
The Agenda for the March 4th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
February 26
the Hertzfeld hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th, has been canceled. We will post the continuation date when scheduled.
February 16
The Township Office will be closed on Monday, February 19th for Presidents Day.
A 2024 Household Waste Events Flyer has been provided by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority.
The Official Minutes of the January 18th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
February 14
The Agenda for the February 27th Planning Commission Meeting which has been rescheduled from February 13th. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
The Official Minutes of the January 8th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
February 13
The Township Office is closed today, February 13th due to the snow. We’ll be checking email throughout the day.
The Planning Commission meeting for February 13th has been cancelled. A new date will be announced when the meeting is rescheduled.
February 9
The Agenda for the February 12th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
The Official Minutes of the January 2nd Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the January 2nd Board of Supervisors’ Reorganization Meeting.
February 8
The Valley Forge Chapter of the Audubon Society and Charlestown Birdtown will hold The Great Backyard Bird Count at Brightside Farm Park on Saturday, February 17th at 8:30 am.
The Agenda for the February 15th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
Bids are now open for the Charlestown Township Equipment Rental for Mowing Work.
February 6
The Agenda for the February 13th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
January 31
The Township Annual Report is now available for the year 2023.
January 30
The Agenda for the February 3rd Joint Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 9:00 a.m.
The Agenda for the February 5th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
January 29
The Zoning hearing for Floyd Hertzfeld was continued from last Thursday to February 28th at 7:30 pm for Floyd E. Hertzfeld’s appeal of a Zoning Violation/Enforcement Notice. The hearing will be at our office.
January 24
The Winter Newsletter is now online.
An opening has become available on the Valley Forge Sewer Authority for a township resident. See the notice in the next column and visit www.vfsa.com
January 19
The Township Office is closed today, Friday, January 19th due to the inclement weather. We are monitoring our phones and email if you need to contact us.
The Official Minutes of the December 14th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
January 16
Weather conditions of sleet and snow have necessitated closing the Township Office.
January 15
The Board of Supervisors has a vacant position and is seeking candidates to consider for appointment. If you are interested in serving, a notice describing the vacancy is available.
The January 17th Historical Commission meeting has been canceled.
January 11
The Agenda for the January 18th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
January 9
The Official Minutes of the December 11th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
January 5
A Zoning hearing has been scheduled for January 25th, 2024 at 7:30 pm for Floyd E. Hertzfeld’s appeal of a Zoning Violation/Enforcement Notice. The hearing will be at our office.
January 4
The agendas for the January 8th EAC Reorganization Meeting and the regular Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. The combinded meetings will be at our office starting at 7:00 p.m.
Due to no applications received for review, the January 9th Planning Commission meeting has been canceled.
The Official Minutes of the December 4nd Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
December 27
The agendas for the January 2, 2024 Reorganization Meeting and the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. The meetings will be held at our office starting at 7:00 p.m.
December 22
The Township Office will be closed on Dec 25th & 26th for the Christmas holiday, and on Dec. 29th and Jan. 1st for New Years.
We hope everyone has safe & happy holidays!
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 2, 2024, to replace the bridge carrying Merlin Road over Pigeon Run in East Pikeland Township, Chester County.
December 19
PECO will be working to improve its infrastructure along Route 29 and nearby roads. Their Reliability & Resiliency Plan letter describes the work.
The Official Minutes of the November 16th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
December 12
The Official Minutes of the November 13th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.

Gallery

Charlestown Day – 2023

Photo from Charlestown Day 2023
Allen Underkofler
Photos from the September 30th Charlestown Day celebration taken by Allen Underkofler and George Csete.

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Historic Photos Wanted

Historic Charlestown
Photos Wanted

Do you have a photo with a story of something historic or special about Charlestown Township? HARB is looking for those unique examples to include in our upcoming 2025 Charlestown Township Calendar. Send us your photo – and the story behind it that makes it so special. If we use it, you’ll get full credit. And a FREE calendar. Send your best to: paulwrites@verizon.net. Or mail your entry for a FREE calendar to Charlestown Township, ATT: Paul Stevens.

Grants Available

Grants Available to Individual Property Owners & HOAs

Are you interested in protecting the stream(s) on your property? A rare grant funded opportunity is offered by the Stroud Water Research Center to provide and plant native trees along the stream and to care for them for three years at no cost. These trees will help to improve the stream habitat and water quality, reduce flooding, and reduce bank erosion. Small areas will be considered but they will prioritize projects where at least two acres of trees can be planted along the stream area that presently has no trees and no livestock. If interested, contact David Wise at dwise@stroudcenter.org.

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We Need Your Help

Valley Forge Sewer Authority Board (VFSA)

We’re seeking a volunteer to fill an unexpired 5-year term ending December 31, 2027 for the 6-member Board of Directors of the VFSA. This Board oversees the plant and operations, budget & finance, and service and expansion. The VFSA Board meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the VFSA Administration Building, located at 333 Pawling Road, Phoenixville. Charlestown has two members on the Board of Directors.

For more information, visit www.vfsa.com

Environmental Advisory Committee

The Environmental Advisory Committee works to protect and conserve the natural resources of Charlestown and advises the township. This work needs caring residents who wish to preserve and protect Charlestown's beautiful environment to join a seven-person committee. Please contact: EAC@charlestown.pa.us.

Meeting Agendas

  • Board of Supervisors: March 4
  • Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC): February 12
  • Planning Commission: February 27
  • Historical & Architectural Review Board; January 17 – canceled.
  • Parks & Recreation: February 15

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

Public Bids are being accepted until 12:00 Noon March 4 for the Charlestown Township Equipment Rental for Mowing Work.

Hearings

The Zoning hearing for Floyd Hertzfeld scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th, has been canceled. We will post the continuation date when scheduled.

Decisions

Decisions on the following cases have been posted:

Notices

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During inclement weather or emergency events affecting our area, the Township Office follows the Great Valley School District schedule for closings and late openings.
Public Participation Policy
The Township welcomes public participation at regular and special meetings.

Participitation is governed by Resolution 1031-2023 – Order of Business and Public Participation Policy.
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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.

2023 Chester County
Guide to Local Farm Products

In English and Español

The Transportation Management Association of Chester County has released its Devault Trails Activation Plan final report

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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