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Posted on: July 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE from the Board of Supervisors

The Township moved into the Green Phase on June 26, 2020.  The Township building is open weekdays to the general public by appointment only and exclusively accommodates access by high risk members of the public between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.  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.    

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

On July 20, 2020, the Board of Supervisors appointed, Eugene Briggs, Assistant Township Manager as the Interim Township Manager during Dan Fox’s absence to address a health matter.

On July 20, 2020, the Easttown Library reopened its doors to the public for limited hours and services. Available services include brief browsing, checking out items, and self-sufficient computer use.  Please visit the Library’s website at https://www.easttownlibrary.org/ for more information.

In an abundance of caution, the Parks and Recreation Board has decided to not move forward with the Township’s 4th of July festivities during the Labor Day weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 July 20, 2020 was held virtually and is available for viewing at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1459352505126355216.  The next Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for August 17, 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 are back to their normal schedules. Sewer bills will be mailed on August 1st and the payment due date is extended to October 31, 2020.

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

Eugene Briggs, Interim Township Manager

Contact:  Eugene Briggs, Interim Township Manager: ebriggs@easttown.org or 610-687-3000 ext. 109

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