Announcements

Announcements
page last updated:  04/21/2021

Council Agenda Meeting - Cancelled
The Council Agenda Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 has been cancelled.
Please consider joining the Spotted Lanternfly information session being held at the same time. See information below.

SCRAPE, SQUASH, STOP!Spotted Lanternfly
The Spotted Lanternfly

Concord Township Council & Newlin Grist Mill partner to present a public information session regarding the Spotted Lanternfly.

Naturalist Jessica Shahan from the Newlin Grist Mill will present the basics of the Spotted Lanternfly, including information regarding the impacts and spread of the pest.  She will share ways you can help eliminate the Spotted Lanternfly and show how to make a low-cost trap using everyday household items.

Click Here to see the event flyer.

Watch the presentation via livestream from the Concord Meetings Live! page.
Or join the Zoom webinar using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85998885974

Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 859 9888 5974


Concord Township Council Wants to Hear From YOU:  Voice Your Vision!
Over the next several months, Council is planning public engagement opportunities to help collaborate with residents on future priorities to shape Concord Township’s vision.

First step, participate in this survey:  Voice Your Vision: Concord Public Survey

To learn more about this process and our partnership with Connect the Dots, visit the Voice Your Vision webpage.


Zoning Hearing Board - Change in Monthly Meeting Time
Beginning April 21, 2021, the regular monthly meeting start time for the Zoning Hearing Board will change to 7:00 p.m.


State of the Township
At Council's March 2nd public meeting, Township Manager Amanda Serock presented her State of the Township report.
Visit the State of the Township page for more information.

CORRECTED TAX BILLS
Due to a printed millage error, corrected Township tax bills have been printed and mailed to all residents. The new tax bill will be blue in color and will note “CORRECTION” at the top of the bill. If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Collector at 610-496-6462 or via email at taxcollector@concordtownship.org.

Visit the Real Estate Tax webpage for information on the current millage and how to calculate your tax bill based on your assessment.

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 August 1, 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.