AUGUST 2019
BOROUGH OF WEST CHESTER
CURRENT EVENTS
Plastic Bags Banned in West Chester
West Chester Borough Council voted 4-3 on July 17 to ban single-use plastic bags and disposable plastic straws.

The ban is set to take effect on July 2, 2020. Our Sustainability Director as well as the Sustainability Committee will be conducting an educational campaign in the months to come.

Recently the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article covering our recent plastic-bag ban. You can read it here .
New Faces in the Borough of West Chester
By Karen Armstead, Human Resources Director

The Borough of West Chester has added a few new employees to our staff. Learn more about our new employees here .
HAVE YOU SEEN A LANTERNFLY?
Last week, one of our neighbors on South Walnut Street found a colorful insect in her garden -- then many more of them. They've been identified as spotted lanternflies (see attached photo). If you find any of these on your property, send an email to: Badbug@pa.gov with the date and location.
GET CONNECTED!
You can sign up for meeting & event notifications with  Notify Me , get alerts for weather & public safety alerts with  ReadyChesco , receive phone calls at home for snow emergencies and other local events at  Hyper-Reach , sign up on our  Facebook  &  Twitter  feeds for regular postings of local information.

We even offer 4 free mobile apps!
Mosquitoes & Standing Water
Standing water is the most favorable habitat for mosquito larvae to grow hence making way for blood-sucking, disease-carrying mosquitoes to grow. The best way to make a place rid of mosquitoes is by making sure there is no standing water. There are several ways one can do that. It includes draining any standing water from pots, pans, ponds and rain gutters etc. In case the eater cannot be drained frequently, bacterial insecticides can be used to kill larvae, preventing mosquitoes.
UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS
You can check out our calendar to view the meeting schedule.
UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

  • Chapter 102 | Trees | August 21 @ 6:30 PM
  • Chapter 3 | Library Board | August 21 @ 7:00 PM
  • Chapter 62 | Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse | August 21 @ 7:00 PM