The Chester County commissioners have launched RestoreChesterCounty.org, a comprehensive online toolkit that offers guidelines specifically designed for the county’s 15,000+ businesses and 525,000 residents.
West Whiteland Township is closed for public use of the buildings until further notice, but the staff is providing most services.
The playgrounds, basketball courts and fields in Township parks are closed. Tennis courts will be open as of June 5 on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be taken. Walking or jogging in the parks – practicing appropriate social distancing – is permitted. The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) has created a chart outlining the recreation and park facility reopening guidelines for the red, yellow and green phases, in coordination with the governor’s orders.
If residents need help getting groceries or other supplies, or have other unmet needs, email the Township’s Emergency Operations Center or call 610-363-9525, x2103 and we will do our best to help.
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.
Code Red is West Whiteland Township’s all-call system for emergency notifications. You can also opt in to receive emergency notifications via text or e-mail.
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The following meetings will take place via teleconferencing. Check the website calendar for directions to call/link to the meetings.
- Board of Supervisors meetings on June 10 and June 24
- Historical Commission meetings on June 8
- Public Services Commission meeting on June 3
- Planning Commission meetings on June 2, June 16 and June 30
Trash & Recycling
Trash and recycling collections for PAYT customers are happening as usual on Tuesdays.
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.
Public Works personnel are working full-time. If you have a 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 - even if they are labeled as "flushable". They are not truly disposable and tend to clog sewer laterals, which are homeowners’ responsibilities to fix. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to only flush toilet paper and human waste, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be disposed of in the trash. Sewage treatment facilities have been dealing with an increase in non-flushable materials clogging filters and equipment since the beginning of the stay-at-home orders in March. Please read this press release for more information about this as well as precautions about what to put down your kitchen drain.
Building Permits & Inspections
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 are being conducted. Contact your building inspector to schedule one.
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
The discounted payment period for West Whiteland 2020 real estate tax has been extended until June 30, 2020.
Keystone Collections, the appointed tax collector for all Chester County municipalities and school districts, has extended the filing deadline for 2019 local earned income tax returns and first quarter 2020 estimate payments to align with the federal filing deadline of July 15. Keystone will not apply penalty and interest on tax year 2019 final return payments nor first quarter 2020 estimates until after July 15, 2020. For more information or to file your 2019 local earned income tax returns, visit https://www.keystonecollects.com/.
PA Department of Human Services’ 24-hour hotline for Pennsylvanians in need of behavioral health resources and referrals during COVID-19 is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
Submit a price gouging complaint to the PA Attorney General
Human services information (including mental health and employment support)