Announcements

Announcements
page last updated:  07/14/2021

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The Planning Commission regular public meeting scheduled for Monday, July 19, 2021 has been cancelled.
The next Planning Commission public meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Pie Baking Contest Winners
On Sunday, July 11th, Concord Township held its 1st Annual Summer Pie Baking Contest!
Here are the winners:
1st Place: Andrew Novasitis - P-Nut Butter Pie
2nd Place: April McKenzie - Strawberry Black Bottom Pie
3rd Place: Jackie Dougherty - Chocolate French Silk Pie
Special Mention:  America's Pride Pie


Thank you to all the bakers for entering the contest. Every pie was delicious!
Also, thanks to the judges, John Gillespie, Vinita Deshmukh, and Susan Sternberg.


2021 Summer Office Hours
Concord Township Municipal Offices summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Scam Alert: Phone calls soliciting donations for local firefighters and EMTs are scam calls.
Residents have been receiving phone calls soliciting donations for local firefighters and EMTs. The Concordville Fire & Protective Association does not solicit by phone. Using mailers, Concordville has two fund drives per year: the Ambulance Fund Drive in Spring and the Fire Fund Drive in Fall. You can also make a donation directly to Concordville Fire & Protective Association by visiting their webpage:  https://www.concordville.org/content/donations/

Remember - What you contribute to your community should stay in your community; where it does you, and the ones you love, the most good.


Voice Your Vision Summer Event Series
Concord Township Council is excited to announce the next phase of Voice Your Vision! Phase 2 is a series of community events / listening sessions that will discuss and expand upon the issues most important to your community.  Click Here to see events flyer.

Upcoming Events (RSVPs Encouraged - click on event)
Community Identity:  June 22 @ 5:30 p.m. – Township Park – Smithbridge Road Cancelled due to weather.
Community Identity & Connectivity:  July 20 @ 6:00 p.m. – Public Works Garage – Smithbridge Road
Planning & Land Use:  July 27 @ 6:00 p.m. – Bush Hill Farm – 30 Bethel Road

We look forward to seeing you at these summer events!

2021 Township Council Members
Dominic Pileggi, John Gillespie, John Crossan, Tom Mahoney, Dana Rankin, Colleen Morrone, and Vinita Deshmukh

For more information, visit the Voice Your Vision page.


Pollutant Reduction Plan
As discussed at Council’s June 1st public meeting, Concord Township has developed a Pollutant Reduction Plan to maintain authorization to discharge from a small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) to regulated waters of the commonwealth under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit.


Click Here to see the Pollutant Reduction Plan.  Hard copy of this plan is available for viewing at the Township building. 

Please submit any comments, questions or concerns, along with your contact information, to Township Manager Amanda Serock at aserock@concordtownship.org.


US 202 / US 1 Intersection Area Improvements Project
As discussed at Council’s April 6th public meeting, the US 202/US 1 intersection area improvements project, located in Concord and Chadds Ford Townships, involves the installation of landscaping and improvements to ease congestion.

Click Here to see the project plan.

Please submit any comments/questions/concerns along with your contact information to Greg Scafonas, PE at gcscafonas@urbanengineers.com


SCRAPE, SQUASH, STOP!Spotted Lanternfly
The Spotted Lanternfly

Did you miss the Concord Township Council & Newlin Grist Mill public information session regarding the Spotted Lanternfly?

Visit the Township's Spotted Lanternfly webpage to watch the presentation given by Newlin Grist Mill's Jessica Shahan.


Emergency Declaration Extended
Unanimously adopted by Township Council at their April 6, 2021 Public Meeting, the COVID Emergency Declaration has been extended to August 1, 2021.

ATTENTION RESTAURANT OWNERS!!
On June 1, 2020, Township Council finalized Resolution 38-2020 to assist Concord Township restaurant owners; allowing for temporary outdoor dining during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

An application must be filed.  Fees are waivedTemporary permits have been extended to August 1, 2021.

To ensure receipt, business owners are requested to email their applications to both processing staff members:  Maureen Kelly, and Christina Mahoney.


U.S. Route 1 / Baltimore Pike Repaving
PennDOT has announced the repair and resurfacing of Baltimore Pike (US 1) from the Chester/Delaware County border in Chadds Ford Twp to Pole Cat Road in Concord Township. The project will include milling, paving overlay, paving rehabilitation, concrete patching/repair, new concrete medians, new striping, delineators and signage, guiderail upgrades and accessible ramps. The project will start this spring and run through the summer of 2022, with most construction occurring in off-peak hours and all lanes open during peak travel times.


Sewer Projects
For more information on the Smithbridge Estates and Penns Grant I & II sewer projects, visit the Sewer Projects page.


An important reminder from Concord Township and the PA State Police
Smithbridge Road Park continues to be a target for vehicle break-ins. Please do not leave anything of value visible within your vehicle and please lock your car doors.
 
Residents are asked to please report any suspicious activity immediately to PA State Police, Media Barracks by calling 911.
 
DON’T BE A VICTIM OF THEFT! AUTO BREAK-INS ARE PREVENTABLE!
 
• Close your windows and lock your doors.
• Remove valuables or place them in the trunk.
• Remove “pull out” style radio face plates.
• Do not leave keys in the car.
• Do not leave the car running.
• If possible, secure mounting hardware out of sight.
Help keep storm sewer inlets clear

Crews are working hard to visit and clear out every culvert and storm sewer inlet. YOU CAN HELP. Do not sweep, rake, or blow leaves and other yard waste into the street. If you see debris blocking an inlet and it is safe, help clear the inlet. If there is a clogged drain that is difficult to clear, please contact the Township Office at 610-459-8911.


ONLY FLUSH TOILET PAPER DOWN THE TOILET!

Concord Township residents are experiencing clogged lateral sewer lines due to items other than toilet paper being flushed.

Many Americans appear to be following the recommendations of public health officials to clean and sterilize frequently touched surfaces in their homes. Many are then depositing wipes, paper towels and other paper products into the toilet. Sewer systems were not designed to accommodate anything other than toilet paper. The result has been backed-up sewer lines and overflowing toilets.

Keep your sewer line from becoming clogged! Please, only flush toilet paper down the toilet!


Adelphia Gateway Project
Adelphia Gateway, LLC has started a project to re-purpose an existing transmission pipeline that crosses along the eastern side of Concord Township. The pipeline originally carried fuel oil from the Marcus Hook refinery area to a PP&L electrical power plant in the Pocono area. The pipeline will now carry natural gas from upstate to the Marcus Hook area.

A main line valve is currently being installed in the area northwest of the Baltimore Pike and Stoney Bank Road intersection next to (2) existing pipeline valves. The work will be done on the existing right-of-way, with access from Baltimore Pike. The pipeline will be tested prior to being put in service, and periodically while in service, as required by federal regulations. The required pipeline markers at highway crossings have been changed to reflect the change in use. The Fire Dept. is aware of the change in use and will adjust their response procedures accordingly.

Click Here to see mailed project brochure.

For more information, visit the Adelphia Gateway, LLC website: https://adelphiagateway.com/ 


PennDOT Route 322 Widening & Improvements Project
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has completed three years of construction on the $62.6 million Section 101 contract to widen and improve 2.5 miles of U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) and has opened the highway to two lanes in each direction from U.S 1 (Baltimore Pike) to Clayton Park in Concord Township.  Click Here to see PennDOT's 12/17/2020 press release.