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West Vincent Township eNewsletter

October 2022


Update on our Parks and Trails and Delivery of New Dump Truck

The Township has been awarded a DCNR grant in the amount of $125,400 to support the purchase of 1925 French Creek Road (Resolution No. 17-2022 ). This latest grant brings the total of grants awarded to the Township this year to $725,400.


Additional grants awarded to the Township this year include:

  • $250,000 from DCNR and $250,000 from Chester County for improvements to Opalanie Park which include several additional trails for pedestrians and horses, one or two pavilions, a tot lot, and a handicapped accessible fishing pier at the pond. 

  • $100,000 from Chester County for stormwater improvements on Kimberton Road


The Master Trail Plan has been approved by the Board of Supervisors in the Sept 19 Meeting. The Master Trail Plan includes identifying access and linkages between township trails and county trails, planning and blazing the trails, and identifying all West Vincent trails currently in place. 

Also, our Public Works Department accepted delivery of a new dump truck purchased last year, held up because of extended supply chain delays. 


Effective October 1, 2022

Tracey Franey of 

Cedarville Engineering Group, LLC has joined us as our new Zoning Officer. 

Tracy is on premises Monday, Wednesday and Friday -8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and can be reached at 610-458-1601. 


Review and Approval Process

The review and approval of your residential/commercial building permit by the Zoning Officer will be performed within 15/30 business days*, respectively, of receipt of your application. 

We’ll call you-- The applicant will be notified by the Permit Coordinator via telephone and/or email when the permit is approved and ready within the 15/30 business day* timeframe noted above. 

*The Permit Coordinator and/or the Zoning Officer will contact you if there are incomplete permit applications and/or missing/incomplete documents, which may extend the process. 

Visit the Building and Zoning and the Permit Forms page of our website for the complete permit process. 

Effective October 1, 2022

Matt Spellman of 

ARRO Consulting has joined us as our new Building Official and Inspection Officer. 


To schedule an inspection (Commercial or Residential), the permit applicant must call the Inspection Officer directly at 484-880-3910 to request an inspection providing contractor name, contractor phone number, address of job location, permit number, and type of inspection. 

Stormwater Inspection (remains unchanged) - Scheduled directly with the Township Engineer, LTL Consultants, Ltd. at 610-987-9290. 

Visit the Building and Zoning and the Permit Forms page of our website for the complete permit and inspection process. 

Notary Services

Notary services are available to our township residents by appointment only, Monday - Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. 

Please call the Township Office at

610-458-1601 to schedule your notary appointment. 


Veterans Memorial to be Installed at Evans Park 

A veterans memorial will be installed at Evans Park in early spring 2023 thanks to the creativity and intention of Eagle scout and West Vincent student, Brian Baker. Brian created the design and the model and presented the concept to the Board of Supervisors and our Parks & Recreation Commission. 

A plaque will be placed on a podium in the middle of the memorial with the dedication: 

“Veterans' Memorial - A place of honor to all men and women of West Vincent Township who served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, to preserve the blessings of liberty and freedom for all.”

Native plants such as Winterberry and Bee Balm will be planted along with hardwood mulch and pond gravel.  

The Township appreciates the respect and conscientious intentions of our young citizens such as Brian. 


Halloween is on Monday, October 31. West Vincent Township does not provide dates or times for Trick-or-Treating. 

Please refer to your individual neighborhood HOAs for any special dates, times, or get togethers to celebrate and enjoy treats! 

Be safe! Happy Halloween!


FREE Shredding and Battery Recycling Event

Saturday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. in the Township parking lot. 

Annual FREE shredding, battery recycling and clean energy event. 

Bring your documents to be safely and professionally shredded on-site by Proshred Security. 

Battery recycling requirements - WV Sustainability Committee will have a table to collect: household alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D and 9-volt with taped over terminals), button cell batteries, cell phones, and tablets. 

Township Electric Vehicle Charger

EV Charger is currently FREE to all township residents and can be located on PlugShare with other EV chargers along your travel routes!


Beginner Bird Walk - Sunday, Oct 02, 8:00 a.m. 

Opalanie Park

Join Valley Forge Audubon Society guides Eric Hughes and John & Patty Werth on this field trip specifically designed for beginning birders.

Read more about event.

Growing Water Wise - Webinar Series - Oct 5 and Oct 26

Second and third of a three-part series where participants will learn about ways to manage stormwater, keep it clean, and improve the health of our area streams.

Read A different topic will be addressed at each webinar. Registration is required for each session, as the session dates approach. 

Read more about event


Litter Lifters of West Vincent - Upcoming Saturday Event

Do you want to help with the litter issue on Route 100 in Northern Chester County? Consider joining us at our next event Saturday Nov 12, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Ludwig’s corner Firehouse.

To volunteer send an email to: 

Follow the Litter Lifters on Instagram at: litterliftersofwestvincent

If you would like to learn more about how you can support the Litter Lifters or help at a future event, email

Volunteers must follow the Safety Instruction Sheet and complete the Litter Lifters Volunteer Waiver and Release Form when participating in a Litter Lifters clean up event. 


Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting 

October 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Board of Supervisors meets the 1st Monday of the month (if needed). The public is invited to attend. 

Historic Resources Committee 

October 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HResC meets the 1st Tuesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Parks & Recreation Meeting

October 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The P&RC meets the 1st Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Environmental Advisory Council Meeting

October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The EAC meets the 1st Thursday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Historical Commission

October 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HC meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The BOS meets the 3rd Monday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Sustainability Committee Meeting

October 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The SC meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Planning Commission Meeting

October 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The SC meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Human Relations Commission Meeting

October 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HRC meets the 4th Monday of the month (if needed). The public is invited to attend.

Open Space Review Board Meeting

October 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The OSRB meets the 4th Tuesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Local Event - Veterans Expo 2022 !

Senator Katie Muth to host 3rd annual Veterans Expo - Friday, Sep 30 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center located in Oaks, PA just off Rt 422. There will be over 40 organizations with resources for veterans. Registered attendees will enjoy lunch by Mission BBQ!

Local Event - Volunteers Needed for Chester Springs Repair Cafe!

Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. thru 2:00 p.m. at the Henrietta Hankin Branch of the Chester County Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425.

Repair Cafe is a community-based meeting place about repairing things (clothes, small electrical appliances, bicycles, toys and the like) with the overarching goal to reduce waste sent to landfills.


The Chester Springs Repair Cafe, in partnership with the Henrietta Hankin Branch of the Chester County Library, is looking for volunteers to serve as Repair Coaches in the following areas: clothing/textiles, knife/garden tool sharpening, jewelry, furniture/wooden objects, bicycles, small electrical appliances, and computers/electronics.

For more information contact Bob Berkowitz at 

Join Camphill Village and friends on Saturday, October 8, 2022

as they celebrate their 50th year with a conference and party.

Celebration begins in Rose Hall at 9 a.m. with a conference, 

"The Work and Art of Living Together: An Intentional Community and the Community Around It" - Schedule and Information - Speakers

Celebration continues with a Party on the Green – noon until 5 p.m. – with food vendors and live music!

Free and open to the public, but please register so they know you’re coming!

For additional information or questions please email:

Fall Fest at the Why Not Farm - Corn Maze

Every Weekend - Sep 23, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022

Friday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m./ Saturday 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. / Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Adults: $10.00 / Children12 and under: $5.00 / Children under 2: Free

Join friends and neighbors this Spooky Season with the 2nd annual Fall Fest at the Why Not Farm. Enjoy a 5-acre corn maze inspired by our Mascot Friendly, pick and paint pumpkins, visit the Why Not Farm Store, and much much more!

Local Event - Chester County Solid Waste Authority Hazardous Household Waste Event - Saturday, October 8, 2022 - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Local Event - Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Hazardous Household Waste Events - scheduled from April - November 2022

by appointment only, pre-registration is required. NO ELECTRONICS ACCEPTED.

Register to Vote - Deadline - October 24!

The voter registration deadline for the November General Election is October 24

Register to vote or update your information.

All Township and Police Department up-to-date information can be found on the West Vincent Township website at

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