PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER
The Public Works Department is dedicated to providing the essential services needed to maintain the Township's quality infrastructure. Public Works staff manages the maintenance of Township-owned roads, facilities, signage, drainage and storm issues, and snow and ice removal.
Before starting any work that requires digging, remember to call the Pennsylvania One Call System at 1-800-242-1776 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
You must give at least three days notice before beginning your project. They will notify the phone company, cable company, water, electric etc. to mark the lines. Note that phone and cable lines are often within 6 inches of the surface. Power digging equipment should not be used within 24 inches on either side of the markings.
POTHOLES/ROAD ISSUES/DEAD ANIMALS
Township roads are maintained by either the township or the state.
Private road maintenance is the owner's or HOA responsibility.
SR1030 Birchrun Road-Hollow-Flowing Springs Road (St. Matthews to store, Route 100 to St. Matthews Road)
SR401 Conestoga Road/ SR1033 Hollow Road (From Flowing Springs Road to Covered Bridge)
SR100 Pottstown Pike
SR1028 Pughtown Road
SR1031 St. Matthews Road
Private road in a development: contact your HOA
If there is a blockage on any road in our township, please contact us immediately at 610-458-1601.
Dead deer, large animals or endangered species
State road: contact PennDOT at 1-800-FIX-ROAD
Township road or private road: contact PA Game Commission,
Southeast Region at 610-926-3136.
Small dead animals are NOT retrieved by PennDOT, PA Game Commission or the Township on any road.
PROPERTY/MAILBOX DAMAGE POLICY
Within 48 hours of the event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, attention: Township Manager, and provide your address, date of damage, and nature of damage. We will inspect the damage and make the determination of fault.
RIGHT OF WAY MAINTENANCE
The Public Works crew has the right to enter, use, and maintain the right of way to help improve motorists sight. Right of way is generally the edge of property along a Township road; measured from the center of the road, its width varies from 33 ft - 50 ft wide. Trees, boulders, stones or fences are hazards and should not be placed in the right of way.
Please clear an area on the "upstream" side of your driveway entrance to allow space for the snow plow to deposit snow without creating a windrow of snow at the driveway entrance. Depositing or leaving snow in public roads restricts travel lanes and causes snow and ice accumulation. These actions are prohibited and homeowners are subject to fines.
Vehicles must be removed from all on-street parking spaces (including cul-de-sacs). Snow removal around mailboxes is the homeowner's responsibility. Please refer to Ordinance 109-2001 Declaration of Snow and Ice Emergency for complete policy description.
TREE PLANTING RECOMMENDATIONS
Tree Planting Recommendations List - Trees can sometimes impede and interfere with PECO wires. Review the list which identifies trees that grow too tall to be under wires and suggested acceptable trees and shrubs to consider as replacements.
TRASH ON SIDE OF ROAD NOT IMPEDING TRAFFIC
The Township does not go onto private property to remove items on the side of the road. We will remove trash items from Township-owned property only.
TRASH PICKUP AND RECYCLING
Township residents are required to find their own private trash hauler. If you live in a development with an HOA, check with the HOA to confirm their chosen trash services. Please refer to the Township Code, and search for Municipal Waste Collectors and Recycling Ordinance for complete policy description.
Chester County Solid Waste Authority has complete information on proper recycling procedures.
Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority provides water and sewer services to most of the Township. Some developments have public water and/or sewer and are serviced by other providers/townships .