page last updated: 05/26/2020
Township Building Open for Essential Business – May 18th
The Concord Township Municipal Building will open to conduct essential business beginning Monday, May 18, 2020; with Township staff working in the building and telecommuting on alternating schedules. All visitors and staff are required to follow safety protocols when entering the building.
Visitors are reminded to wear face masks, keep social distance, and adhere to all signage posted at the municipal building. Please make appointments with the Building & Codes Department for permit applications.
Residents with non-urgent business are requested to continue with stay-at-home directives and contact Township staff via email or phone.
A Change in Several Concord Polling Locations for Primary Election
The Pennsylvania Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
Polls will be open on election day from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Please be sure to verify your polling location.
Concord Township will have several precincts with a change in polling location for this election.
Precinct 1 (West Precinct), which usually votes at Darlington Arts Center, will vote at Garnet Valley Middle School, 601 Smithbridge Road.
Precinct 9 (South East Precinct), which usually votes at Garnet Valley High School, will vote at the former Pennington School, 245 Bethel Road.
Precinct 10 (South Central Precinct), which usually votes at Garnet Valley High School, will vote at the former Pennington School, 245 Bethel Road.
Precinct 11 (South West Precinct), which usually votes at the Rachel Kohl Library, will vote at the former Pennington School, 245 Bethel Road.
All other precincts have no change in voting location.
Concord Road Closure (Green Creek Bridge) to begin June 8th.
Beginning Monday, June 8, the bridge carrying Concord Road over Green Creek will be closed and detoured between Valentine Drive and Foulk Road in Concord Township. Work is expected to be completed in early February 2021.
During the closure, Concord Road motorists will be detoured over Valley Brook Road and Smithbridge Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
PennDOT’s contractor will replace the existing structure with a two lane 27-foot-long and 30-foot-wide concrete single span bridge with spread box beams.
Built in 1921, and reconstructed in 1995, the single-span bridge is 29 feet long and 26 feet wide and carries an average of 6,979 vehicles a day.
Council Monthly Public Meeting Recap
On May 12th Concord Township Council held its regular monthly meeting. Adhering to the Governor’s Orders and CDC recommendations, the public was not be permitted into the meeting. The meeting was live streamed on the Township’s website. (You can watch the video of the May 12th meeting on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IKrlDc-3Q30) Residents were able to make public comment by submitting in advance via email, Fax or U.S. Mail. All comments received prior to 12:00 p.m. on May 12th were read at the public meeting.
Smithbridge Estates Sewer Project
Visit the Sewer Projects page to see the May 4, 2020 Letter from Pettinaro Construction Company regarding work schedule and new start date.
2020 Township Real Estate Tax Extension
On Friday, April 24, 2020, Township Council revised their 2020 Township Real Estate Taxes Proclamation.
Pursuant to the extension of Resolution No. 31-2020: The Emergency Declaration for Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic and Governor Wolf's signing of Senate Bill 841, Concord Township Council has further extended the time to pay 2020 Concord Township taxes as follows:
- The discount period for Township Taxes is extended to August 31, 2020;
- The payment of the face amount for Township Taxes is extended to December 31, 2020; and
- The Township will waive any fee or penalty otherwise due if the Township tax is paid in full by December 31, 2020.
Save Chester Water Authority (CWA)
Chester Water Authority (CWA), Concord Township's primary water supplier, is at risk of being sold. Chester Water Authority provides updates on this rapidly developing situation. Read Update No. 4 - What is going on with the Chester City Council and Aqua?, visit the SaveCWA.org website, and visit the SaveCWA Facebook page for more information.
Zoning Hearing Board May Meeting - Cancelled
The Zoning Hearing Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 has been cancelled.
The next Zoning Hearing Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
PLEASE: Only flush toilet paper down the toilet!
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 disinfectant wipes, paper towels and other paper products into the toilet.
The result has been a coast-to-coast surge in backed-up sewer lines and overflowing toilets. Plumbers and public officials are pleading with Americans to spare the nation’s pipes from further strain.
Most urban sewage systems depend on gravity and water flow to move toilet paper and waste. They were not designed to accommodate disinfectant wipes and paper towels, which do not break down as easily and will clog the system.
Please, only flush toilet paper down the toilet.
PennDOT began construction in March 2017, on the first-of-two mainline projects to widen and reconstruct a 6.7-mile section of U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) to just east of Route 452 (Market Street) in Concord, Bethel and Upper Chichester townships, Delaware County. U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction during peak travel times. Periodic flagger-controlled lane restrictions may occur Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, for various operations as construction advances along the corridor. Work on the first mainline section (Section 101 through Concord Township) is scheduled to be completed in late 2020. Residents should allow for extra time when traveling in this area.
PennDOT's project website: http://us322conchester.com/