Category Archives: Announcement

Mail-in Voting for April 28 Primary Election

The election laws have changed and Pennsylvania now allows for mail-in voting.  This may be appropriate for those who wish to maintain social distancing through April.

You now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to the Chester County Voter Services.

Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you should request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot.

Mail-in ballot – If you aren’t an absentee voter, you may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.

If you want to vote by mail in this year’s primary just request an absentee ballot at votespa.com.  You do not need to give a reason for requesting a mail-in ballot.

Absentee and mail-in ballot applications for the April 28, 2020, primary election must be received at  Chester County Voter Services by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

At this time the primary election scheduled for April 28, 2020, has not be changed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit votespa.com for the latest.

Township Office Closed

ATTENTION

OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Due to Governor Wolf’s announcement regarding initiating mitigation measurers related to Coronavirus COVID-19, East Nantmeal Township is closing the Township to the public beginning Monday, March 16th, 2020 until further notice.  Non-essential meetings and operations will cease until further notice.  If you require Township assistance or have an inquiry please continue to call or email the Township at 610-458-5780 or eastnant@ptd.net, and we will assist you through remote operations.

Thank you.

Township Public Meetings Canceled

In an effort to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, all non-essential commission and committee meetings have been canceled until mid-May. Any organization that would meet in the township building will cancel or move their meeting. The Board of Supervisors, however, will meet as scheduled.

If you have township business, you are requested to contact the office by phone, email or the US Mail, rather than visiting the office in person.

The following resolution was adopted by the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on March 11, 2020.

Motion

In an effort to protect the health of the citizens of East Nantmeal Township, Township employees and officials related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus,  I move to impose the following policies regarding public meetings and the use of the Township building:

  1. Except for meetings of the Board of Supervisors, all meetings of Commissions and Committees of the Township and other Township-sponsored groups that utilize the Township building and meeting room are cancelled.

  2. Outside groups that are scheduled or utilize the Township building, for example Garden Club, are prohibited from using the building and meeting room.

  3. Municipal employees should avoid non-essential meetings and limit their exposure to the public to the extent feasible.

  4. Persons having business with the Township should use reasonable efforts to avoid personal visits to the Township office during business hours and communicate by telephone, email and USPS mail.

  5. Persons who have health problems, compromised or weak immune systems, recently visited foreign countries with confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus and the elderly should avoid visiting the Township offices and attending Board meetings.

  6. The Township website shall be updated and the Township building shall be posted with these policies and recommendations.

  7. These policies will remain in effect until the May Board meeting, May 13, 2020, when they will be reevaluated.

 

 

April Hazardous Waste Collections

Chester County municipalities are hosting TWO (2) Household Hazardous Waste Collection events for Chester County residents: Saturday, April 4 at CAT Pickering, Center for Arts and Technology Campus, (Technical College High School), 1580 Charlestown Road in  Phoenixville, and  Saturday, April 18 at the Octorara High School parking lot, 226 Highland Road in Atglen. The collection sites will be open at 9:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM sharp.

NO ELECTRONICS, COMPUTERS, TVs OR APPLIANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO ITEMS CONTAINING FREON WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Additional unacceptable materials include, but are not limited to: latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, propane, Helium or gas cylinders, household alkaline batteries, PCB’s, large drums, ammunition, and waste that is medical, infectious, radioactive, commercial, industrial or unidentified.

No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous product per household will be accepted. Common acceptable products include oil paint, aerosols, pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, gasoline, rechargeable batteries, flammables, and fluorescent bulbs.

Residents are cautioned not to mix substances, and to package them securely in a box or crate.  Please take your boxes and reusable containers back home.

Last year, more than 200,000 pounds of materials were safely collected at Chester County’s events. To help reduce costs, residents can:

  • Purchase the smallest quantity you will need to avoid leftovers.
  • Substitute less toxic ingredients for some pesticides and cleaning products.
  • Choose the least toxic product.

 

LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter or rags and placing the bag and the open can in the trash after the paint is solidified. Paint hardener may also be purchased at hardware stores.  Only oil based paint is accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste collections.

Interested residents can visit www.chestercountyswa.org  for more information about source reduction, recycling and disposal options.  Residents may also call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 x228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled throughout the year.