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Tredyffrin Township Press Release In Response to COVID-19

Post Date:05/19/2020 8:49 AM

TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP
NEWS RELEASE
Contact: William F. Martin, Township Manager; wmartin@tredyffrin.org, 610-644-1400
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

COVID-19 – TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP RESPONSE 

Tredyffrin Township remains committed to being responsive to our residents while doing so in a safe manner.  During these past few weeks the Township has continued to operate and provide our essential services.  We thank or residents and businesses who have done their part during this uncertain time. 

The Township building remains closed to the general public but we are functioning and ready as Governor Wolf has allowed construction to being on May 1st.

All Township meetings in the month of May will be conducted virtually.  The information on where to find those meetings and participate will be on our calendar and on the website/social media. Please make sure to call and/or email us with any questions, on any topic, and we will respond directly.

As we move into the next phase and prepare for a potential reopening, see the information below for updates on the various departments.

Summer Day Camp 2020 – In an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 and keeping safety first, the Board of Supervisors made the difficult decision to cancel the Summer Day Camp for 2020. In order to ensure the safety of the kids, counselors and parents, it became evident the prudent decision was to avoid putting anyone at risk.  

Real Estate Taxes – Due to the circumstances regarding COVID-19 concerns, the Township has extended the face value period for Real Estate taxes to December 31, 2020. If you are dropping off your tax payment, we encourage you use the Township drop box, located at 1100 DuPortail Road.  The drop box is located outside near the steps and checked daily.  If you would like a receipt for your tax payment, please leave a note in your envelope, as well as a self-addressed envelope and we will mail you a receipt when we process your payment.   The Township will not be accepting cash payments during this time.  Please understand that payment processing will be delayed over the next several weeks, we will do the best we can to process promptly. 

Sewer Utility Fees – Sewer utility bills have recently been mailed.  The deadline for the sewer utility fee will remain the same as indicated on the bill.  If you are dropping off your tax payment, we encourage you use the Township drop box located at 1100 DuPortail Road.  The drop box is located outside near the steps and checked daily.  If you would like a receipt for your tax payment, please leave a note in your envelope, as well as a self-addressed envelope and we will mail you a receipt when we process your payment.   The Township will not be accepting cash payments during this time.  Please understand that payment processing will be delayed over the next several weeks, we will do the best we can to process promptly. 

Building Permits – As of May 1, Governor Wolf has allowed businesses in the construction industry in the commonwealth to resume in-person operations. All construction projects must maintain proper social distancing and provide hand washing and sanitizing stations for workers, as well as cleaning and sanitizing protocols for high risk transmission areas. The Building Department currently is accepting permits via only electronic and US Mail until further notice. 

Planning & Zoning – The Planning & Zoning Department will now accept Land Development/Sub-Division applications and Zoning appeals electronically and via U.S. Mail.  The May Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board will be held remotely via Zoom.  June meetings are TBD.

Public Works – Our Highway and Parks Departments will be conducting work on a regular work schedule beginning May 11. Our Sewer Department will continue to operate our pump stations as normal.  Any employees working will be following recommended social distancing, as well limiting any public interaction.  We will respond to emergencies as needed. Road opening Permits will be issued for construction projects . The Township Parks facilities are closed and will be evaluated based on recommendations from the Federal and Commonwealth agencies. Wilson Farm Park, Tee Garden Park and Mill Road Park are open for walking/running.

Engineering – Our engineering department will only be accepting stormwater and grading permit applications electronically via e-mail or via US Mail.  Please call or email to schedule inspections.

Library – The Township’s libraries will remain closed to the public until further notice. For more information click here.

Right To Knows - Right-to-Know requests will now be processed.

Police – The Tredyffrin Township Police Department will continue to respond to calls as normal while taking necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our officers and the public. 

Fire/EMS Services – Our volunteer fire companies and their EMS teams will continue to respond to calls as normal, taking necessary steps to protect the health and safety of emergency personnel and the public.

We are working to provide you the best services possible while working to ensure the safety of our staff.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

It is important that you continue to follow the recommendations of appropriate health agencies.

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