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Posted on: July 1, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE from the Board of Supervisors

Township buildings and facilities will remain closed until July 21, 2020, except as noted below. The Township operations will function, but in a much more limited capability: emails and phone calls will be responded too. Emergency Services and vital public services will NOT be affected.

The Township moved into the Green Phase on June 26, 2020, which resulted in the following changes:

1. The Township building is open to the general public by appointment only. Additionally, the Township accommodates high risk members of the public by setting aside 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for their exclusive access to the Township building by appointment only.

2. All employees and visitors to the Township building shall wear masks, maintain social distancing, wash/sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health self-screening evaluation prior to entering the Township building.

3. Township parks and recreation facilities are open; however, restrooms remain closed.

The Easttown Library is currently closed to the public, but the Library is offering contactless pick-up for library materials.

In an abundance of caution, the Board of Supervisors have cancelled Summer Camp for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It became clear that the inability to ensure the safety of the children, staff, and parents called for the difficult and prudent decision to cancel Camp.

The Parks and Recreation Board has decided to postpone the Township’s 4th of July festivities and are looking at Labor Day weekend to have the event. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to Labor Day.

We continue to work closely with the business community to ensure a safe reopening and to provide all an opportunity to start resuming everyday activities; even though it will be on a limited basis.

The Board of Supervisors meeting of June 15, 2020 was held virtually and is available for viewing at the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2221756066075350029. The next Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for July 20, 2020, and will also be held virtually. Please check the Township website for details on how to view and participate.

The Board of Supervisors recognize the impact that this pandemic has been creating on families and businesses; as such, the Board authorized that the Real Estate Taxes may be paid at the face value thru December 31, 2020 and have waived the penalty phase. If you need more information regarding this, please feel free to contact the Township at 610-687-3000.

Police Officers, as well as fire and EMS personnel, continue to respond to calls as normal while taking every precaution to protect themselves and the public. Both Departments are extremely grateful for all of the donations of supplies and other goods and the support they have received from the community.

Sewer and trash services will continue without any interruptions. Bulk trash collection has return to its normal schedule. Sewer bills have been mailed and the payment due date is extended to July 31, 2020. You will also find an insert in the bill providing information encouraging residents to sign up for the Township’s emergency communication system (Blackboard) so that, if necessary, we can get information to you immediately. You can also click on the link and sign upat: https://easttowntownshipalert.bbcportal.com/ or you may send an email to easttown@easttown.org to be placed on the Township’s mailing list, which is used to send out general announcements.

We encourage all residents to continue to practice safe and responsible social distancing. We understand that these are challenging times, and we are in uncharted territory. This will require cooperation, flexibility, and patience; and everyone has a role to play.

We would like to thank all of the residents for their cooperation during this crisis and encourage everyone to stay informed and safe. The Township will be providing weekly updates and, if warranted, immediate notification as events unfold.

Thank you and stay well!

Jim Oram, Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Dan Fox, Township Manager

Contact: Dan Fox, Township Manager: dfox@easttown.org or 610-687-3000 ext. 113


 

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