Announcements

Announcements
page last updated:  10/22/2020

Harvest Festival - October 24
Saturday, October 24, 2020
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Township Park - Smithbridge Road

1:00 p.m. Dog Costume Contest at New Dog Park
2:00 p.m. Children’s Costume Parade
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in both the Small and Large Dog contest as well as the Children's Halloween Costume Contest.

COVID modified this year, this FREE annual festival will include a Halloween costume parade and a “take-home” pumpkin decorating contest for children, a dog costume contest, and music. Light concessions will be available for purchase, including hot dogs, pizza and Mister Softee.  (Rain Date: October 25th)

Due to COVID, this year’s festival will not include a baked goods contest or Trunk-or-Treat as originally planned.

**COVID-19 Guidelines as outlined by the CDC & State will be in place for all Township events; including wearing mask and social distancing.**
Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, October 24th
The Pennsylvania State Police Troop K – Media are taking back unwanted prescription drugs.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PSP Media Station
1342 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This site cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps.
Ordinance Hearing - October 27
A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to consider and discuss proposed Ordinance No. 394 which will amend the Concord Township Burning Ordinance.  Visit the Proposed Ordinances page for more information.
Open House Recap (Smithbridge Corridor & Garnet Valley Greenway Trail Projects)
For an Open House recap highlighting the Smithbridge Corridor Improvement Project and the Garnet Valley Greenway Trail Study, visit the Open House Recap section of Trending News.

Halloween Guidance 2020
Concord Township does not regulate Halloween activities for residents.

For those planning to celebrate Halloween, guidance and recommendations from the Chester County Health Department can be found here:
https://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/60346/Halloween-Guidance-2020-CCHD

Additional information can be found on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween

Be Safe and Happy Halloween to all who celebrate.


Elections Information
For elections information, visit the Township's Voting Information page.

Also, visit the Delaware County Elections website providing even more information for voters, candidates, poll workers. and the media.
Or call the Delaware County Elections Hotline at 610-891-VOTE.
Hotline is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.


School Bus Safety
Click Here to see the PA State Police reminder on School Bus Safety.


Municipal Offices are 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.

For Township contact information, visit the Township Staff page.


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.


Veterans Day Service 2020 - CANCELLED
Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2020 Veterans Day Service 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.


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 waivedTemporary permits have been extended to December 31, 2020.

To ensure receipt, business owners are requested to email their applications to both processing staff members:  Maureen 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. 
Visit 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/