Covid-19

West Whiteland Township is closed for public use of the buildings and facilities, and for non-essential services, until April 30, the current expiration date for the Governor’s stay at home order

If residents need help getting groceries or other supplies, or have other unmet needs, email the Township’s Emergency Operations Center or call 610-636-3351 and we’ll do our best to help.

COVID-19

Stay Informed  

Sign up for ReadyChesco to receive the latest alerts about COVID-19 from Chester County and West Whiteland Township. 

  • Expand “County Services” and click “Public Health”
  • Go to “My Community” and select “West Whiteland Township” to get Township alerts and news. 

Sign up for NextDoor to receive updates from the Township and others in your neighborhood.

Chester County Health Department (CCHD)

Call: If you have specific questions about COVID-19, you can call CCHD at 610-344-6225 and follow the phone prompts. Staff are on site seven days a week from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM answering questions. After hours you will be connected to the Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline which is staffed 24/7. 

Chester County Health Department’s website 

Police and Emergency

Have an emergency? Call 911.  

Need the police, but it’s not an emergency? Call (610) 692-5100 – available 24/7.  

CRIMEWATCH - download the app or visit West Whiteland Police’s CRIMEWATCH website to get the latest information from the police department 

Public Meetings

The following meetings will take place via teleconferencing. Check the website calendar for directions to call/link to the meetings.

  • April 8 Board of Supervisors meeting 
  • April 14 Planning Commission meeting 
  • April 22 Pension Advisory Board meeting
  • April 22 Board of Supervisors meeting

Cancelled: the April 13 Historic Commission meeting.

Decisions will be made about the April 30 Zoning Hearing Board meeting soon. 

Trash & Recycling 

Trash and recycling collections for PAYT customers are happening as usual on Tuesdays.

The following drop-off events have been CANCELLED

  • Household hazardous waste drop-offs on April 4 and April 18.
  • Yard debris drop-off on April 18 (hopefully to be rescheduled)

Recycling Collection

Pay-As-You-Throw Customers: Heads up on how to make sure all of your recycling is collected:

  • All recyclables must be inside of a cart / bin
  • All cardboard must be flattened and tied or bundled or flattened and placed in a rigid wall container clearly labeled for recycling.
  • NO LOOSE BOXES WILL BE COLLECTED

Our recycling collector, AJ Blosenski is reinforcing these guidelines to keep their crews as safe as possible and limit potential exposures.

Please share this info with your neighbors – while maintaining appropriate social distancing - who may not receive information the Township shares via social media or the internet.

In addition, Blosenski is reducing the number of trucks and staff necessary for weekly pick-ups for the safety of their staff. You may see your recycling combined into one truck. This is a SHORT-TERM solution that we are sharing so that everyone understands this temporary change. Please stay in the habit of separating your paper from your other recyclables so that all of your items continue to be collected when these additional safety precautions have passed.

WWT Trash Bags

Local stores that normally sell West Whiteland trash bags are well stocked. If you are unable to get to the store and need bags, please email Denise Serino or leave a message at 610-363-9525, x2131 to make purchase arrangements that don’t require you leaving your home.   

Parks

The playgrounds, courts, fields, and facilities in Township parks are closed. Walking or jogging in the parks – practicing appropriate social distancing – is permitted.  

Public Works 

Public Works personnel are on limited duty but continue to address essential tasks and maintenance in the Township. If you have an urgent public works related concern (sewer overflow, flooding, sinkhole, traffic signal issue, etc.) please submit your concern using our online Citizen Request Tracker. This will notify the appropriate staff members, who can evaluate the issue and keep you aware of the status. You may also email  the Public Works Department or call 484-875-6020. 

Public Service Announcement  

Please flush only toilet paper down the toilet. Do not flush cleaning wipes in the toilet. They are not truly disposable and tend to clog sewer laterals, which are homeowners’ responsibilities to fix. 

Permits

Permit applications (including rental unit applications) may still be submitted by utilizing the permit drop box located in the east vestibule of our Township building (the door closest to the parking lot, next to the Community Room).  

Inspections

No inspections will be conducted other than inspections of emergency repairs or construction projections that have received a state waiver. Any contractor seeking an inspection must provide a copy of the waiver. Permitted inspections may be scheduled by contacting Mark Moses at 610-636-3350. 

Land Development Applications

Staff is checking messages regularly and working to move plans forward for review remotely by consultants.  

How You Can Help

Nextdoor has introduced the Help Map – an interactive map of your neighborhood where neighbors can mark themselves as someone who can pitch in for neighbors who need help.

Covaid connects people who are at high risk for catching the virus with volunteers who will deliver food and medicine. 

Many animal shelters have had to close their doors in the wake of the virus. Brandywine SPCA is open and in need of monetary donations, items ordered directly from their supplies wish list (Amazon) and families interested in adopting pets.

Chester County Food Bank is requesting monetary donations (no food items) to purchase the most needed foods to create emergency boxes and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the many people across Chester County that have been severely impacted by missed work, increased childcare expenses and uncovered medical bills.

Chester County Hospital is asking for the community’s help in donating supplies to ensure that their health care workers have the personal protective gear needed to protect themselves and others, as they care for patients with COVID-19.

Other Resources 

Submit a price gouging complaint to the PA Attorney General

Human services information (including mental health and employment support)  

Information for businesses

Local support for victims of domestic violence  

COVID-19 in PA:  PA Dept of Health 

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center  

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention