Announcements

Announcements
page last updated:  01/19/2021


Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The Planning Commission Monthly Public Meeting originally scheduled for TUESDAY, January 19, 2021 has been CANCELLED.

The next Planning Commission Monthly Public Meeting is scheduled for TUESDAY, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Please note: This meeting has been moved to TUESDAY due to the Presidents Day holiday.


U.S. Route 1 Lane Closure on January 27th
Concord Township has been notified of a scheduled lane closure for northbound Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) from approximately Thornton Road to Scott Road, scheduled for 9 AM to 4 PM, January 27th; weather dependent/subject to change. Please visit 511pa.com for latest PENNDOT travel information.


Council Appoints Township Resident Vinita Deshmukh
At a special virtual meeting on January 13th, Council welcomed Vinita Deshmukh to fill the vacancy left by Michael Harding who resigned from Council last month.

Ms. Deshmukh, currently employed as an Auto Claims Specialist at State Farm Insurance Company, has been a Concord resident for over 14 years.  She is actively involved within Garnet Valley School District, currently serving as the GVHS Home & School Vice President and her background includes multiple volunteer activities including Medicare counseling for Apprise.  Also active in the Asian community, Ms. Deshmukh looks forward to being a representative and voice for all township residents.

Township Council is excited to appoint Ms. Deshmukh.  They are looking forward to working together to keep our community a great place to live, work and raise a family!


Tropical Storm Isaias - Disaster Assistance

The Small Business Administration has announced that Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster assistance is also available for private nonprofits.  Click Here to see program flyer.


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Currently, 1A priority groups are being vaccinated. This includes healthcare workers, EMS workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and medical examiner and funeral staff.

The County is currently preparing to vaccinate Phase 1B priority groups. Phase 1B includes Childcare Staff, Corrections Staff, County, and Municipal Administration Staff, Educators/Education Staff, Firefighters, Food and Agriculture Staff, Grocery Store Staff, Law Enforcement, Manufacturing Staff, Transit Staff, U.S. Postal Service Staff, and residents age 75 years and older.

To express your interest in the vaccination and to receive notifications when appointments are available, Phase 1B groups and individuals should complete the Vaccine Interest Survey which can be found on Delaware County’s partner website through Chester County’s Health Department. 

To complete the Phase 1B priority group survey, visit the Chester County COVID-19 Vaccine Information page at: https://chesco.org/4822/COVID19Vaccine

More information for the time frame of distribution for all phases will be communicated once it becomes available.  Time frames are dependent upon the availability of vaccine and are subject to change.  Other phased grouping information can be found through the Chester County website.

Concord Township has additional information on our COVID-19 Updates web page.  Additionally, please follow us on social media for up-to-date township announcements (on Facebook @ConcordTwp and Twitter @ConcordTwpPA).


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!


Township Building Open for Essential Business / Appointments ONLY!
The Township building is open to visitors for essential business only. Office restrictions following the CDC & Governor’s Guidelines are in place.  Staff is working in staggered shifts each day (in-office and remotely).  We encourage all residents with non-urgent business to continue to contact the township staff via email or phone.

Click Here for Township Staff Contact List.

Click Here to see the Continuity of Business Operations Plan - 11/30/2020.


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


PA State Police Reminder - Secure Your Vehicle
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.
PSP Press Release of 12/09/2020: Law Enforcement Reminds the Public to Secure Parked Vehicles

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/ 


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.


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 April 9, 2021.

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

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.