Announcements

Announcements
page last updated:  08/11/2020

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The Planning Commission Meeting originally scheduled for August 17, 2020 has been cancelled.
The next Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


Job Opportunity - Public Works Director
Concord Township is seeking a highly skilled and energetic professional to lead the Public Works department.

Visit the Employment Opportunities page for a job description and more information.  Applications should be emailed by Thursday, August 13, 2020.


U.S. 322 Reduced to Single Lane Next Week (Aug. 10-14)
US 322 (Conchester Hwy) will be reduced to a single lane next week (August 10-14 - 7AM-5PM) with flaggers between US 1 (Baltimore Pike) and Foulk Rd. 

PennDOT Wants to Hear from You
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
(PennDOT) is seeking input from motorists on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its annual online Highway Safety Survey. The results help the agency gauge attitudes on highway safety and adjust safety activities to help further reduce crashes and fatalities.

The survey, which takes about five minutes to complete, is available on PennDOT’s website through Aug. 17. All responses, including the “comments” fields, are anonymous. The survey is available here.    


Senior Expo 2020 - CANCELLED
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 Senior Expo has been cancelled.


Smithbridge Estates Sewer Project - Construction Notice
As part of the design work for the Smithbridge Estates Sewer Project, a drilling rig will be creating test holes in the public right of way to prepare for a rock profile study.

See the July 27th Letter to Residents regarding this Concord Township Sewer Department activity.

Visit the Sewer Projects page for more information on the Smithbridge Estates Sewer Project.


Summer Concert Series
In partnership with Darlington Arts Center, Concord Township presents the 2020 Summer Concert Series:

Thurs, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. – Paul Downie & Friends (soul band)  POSTPONED to Sept. 12th
Thurs, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. – Lucky Brown featuring EB Hawkins (soulful jazz & rock style band)

All concerts will take place at the pavilion at Smithbridge Community Park (725 Smithbridge Road).  In the event of bad weather, concert will be cancelled.

COVID-19 Guidelines as outlined by the CDC & State will be in place for all Township events, including wearing mask and social distancing.  Thank you!


Municipal Building is Open
The Concord Township Municipal Building is open to conduct normal business; however, it is continuing to follow the recommended state and CDC guidelines 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 encouraged to contact Township staff via email or phone.
2020 Township Road Program
Work on the Township road program began mid-June and will continue through the summer.  See all 2020 Road Work planned on the Road Work page.
Route 1 & Route 202 Corridor Study - Take the Survey!
We all know that Route 1/Baltimore Pike & Route 202 support regional travel. A grant from Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission gives the opportunity to ask how the roadways can better support local trips.

Take a short survey to tell us what you think: https://way2go.metroquest.com

2019 Financial Statement
Concord Township's audited financial statement for the year ending December 31, 2019 has been posted on the Financial Reports page.


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 waived.  Temporary permits will expire on October 15, 2020.

To ensure receipt, business owners are requested to email their applications to all three processing staff members:
Susan FoxMaureen Kelly, and Christina Mahoney.
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.


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.  V
isit the SaveCWA.org website, and visit the SaveCWA Facebook page for more information.


PLEASE:  Only flush toilet paper down the toilet!
Dear Homeowners,
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 Route 322 Widening Project
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/