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Concord Township's Emergency Declaration is still in place; extended through June 4th. Please be aware that timing parameters for some services may still be delayed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/13/2020
Concord Township Leads the Way
At their regular May meeting, Concord Township Council unanimously approved sending a letter to State and County officials calling for the lifting of current business closures. Council Member Peter Pagano made the motion stating, “The closing of our local businesses is creating a hardship that may be unrecoverable,” and that Council should petition county and state officials to open our businesses in Concord Township as soon as possible with safety precautions put in place.
Township Council also announced that it would be re-opening the Township office to visitors beginning on Monday, May 18th to allow residents and contractors to conduct essential business. Council President Dominic Pileggi noted that CDC Safety guidelines will be adhered to for staff and visitors. For visitors this includes the wearing of face masks, adhering to social distancing guidelines, making appointments with the Building & Codes Department for permit applications, and adhering to all signage posted at the municipal building with guidelines for visitors. “Concord Township is looking to lead the way by incorporating recommended safety measures to serve as an example to State and County officials of how local businesses can begin to re-open,” Pileggi said. Township Manager Amanda Serock requested that residents with non-urgent business continue to contact staff members via email and phone.
Concord Township is also working to adapt and expand recreational opportunities for residents. The summer movie night, originally scheduled for June 12th in the township park, will be moved to a later date in the summer (date to be confirmed) and will be adapted to a drive-in movie concept. While residents are enjoying the trails at the township park, Concord also offers over a mile of paved and natural trails at the municipal complex, including a trail leading to the Newlin Grist Mill. New trails are being added this summer at other township open space properties, including Bush Hill Farm on Bethel Rd and the recently acquired Hall property behind the high school. More details to come as these trails become available for public use.
In other business, Township Council extended its emergency declaration through June 4, 2020 in line with the Governor’s order in order to continue to have the ability to react swiftly to changing legislation, protect the public’s health, and to secure important resources available. Council cancelled its May 26th Agenda Meeting and moved the June Council meeting date to June 9th at 7:00pm due to the rescheduling of the primary election. As usual, the meeting will be live streamed on the Township website, and public comment options will be made available.
Council commends Concord Township residents and business owners for continuing to follow the guidelines for safety during this unprecedented time and will continue to lobby at the state and county levels for re-opening Delaware County businesses both quickly and safely. We thank you for your cooperation during this time as we continue to work to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community. Please visit our Facebook page or website www.townshipofconcord.com for further information and updates.