Friday & Saturday, April 18 & 19, 2014 ~ Fire Company Annual Easter Flower Sale
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 10:00 AM ~ Easter Egg Hunt @ Heather Place Park
Bridge Beam Placement to Restrict Route 422 near Pottstown
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that lane restrictions and intermittent traffic stoppages are scheduled on eastbound Route 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges in Montgomery and Chester counties for the placement of new beams on three bridges.
The work schedule is:
• On Saturday, April 5 from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., one lane will be closed on eastbound Route 422 between the Route 724 and Sanatoga interchanges in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County and North Coventry Township, Chester County, for the placement of beams at the Armand Hammer Boulevard Bridge. Intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages will occur from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.; and
• On Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11, and on Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane will be closed on eastbound Route 422 between the Route 724 and Sanatoga interchanges to set overhead bridge beams at the Norfolk Southern Main Line and Schuylkill River bridges.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
The work schedules are weather dependent.
The bridge improvements are part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild and improve 1.6 miles of Route 422 in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County and North Coventry Township, Chester County.
J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
Construction is scheduled to finish in October 2018.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
Motorists can check conditions on Route 422 and other major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.
For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610-205-6700.
Property Owners are required to clear sidewalks of snow & ice. Please use non-damaging chemicals to melt the ice.
.M. Section 302 is hereby amended to include the following additional subsection known as 302.3.1:
302.3.1. Where sidewalks exist, those responsible (resident/owner/tenant) for the sidewalks shall have at least a two-foot-wide path cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the cessation of the snowfall.
EXCEPTION: When more than 12 inches of snow has fallen, those responsible for the sidewalk shall have at least a two-foot-wide path cleared of snow and ice within 48 hours after the cessation of the snowfall.
+February 10, 2014 ~ Storm Damage Reporting: Please click here to find out what steps resdients can take to report storm damage to your property.
January 13, 2014 ~ Emergency Ambulance Service
Last year, the Board of Commissioners was asked to investigate emergency ambulance response times within Upper Pottsgrove Township. A committee tasked to do so, has concluded that Gilbertsville Ambulance can respond more quickly to certain areas of the Township than Goodwill Ambulance can. The Board of Commissioners will be considering the committee's recommendation to divide the Township between these two emergency providers at their upcoming meeting on January 23rd.
Help Us Help You! ~ High Visibility Address Signs available from the Upper Pottsgrove Twp. Fire Company. Every year, hundreds of emergency responses are delayed due to hard-to-see address markings that make it difficult for Police, Fire, and EMS crews to respond to residences within the township.
If we can't find you, we can't help you! It just might help save you or a loved one's life!
Please click here to place an order.
March 11, 2013 ~
Met Ed has brought to our attention that there are individuals in the Monroe/Pike & North Hampton County areas reportedly going door to door identifying themselves as Met-Ed and asking to see the customers electric bill. In one particular case the customers were elderly and the perpetrators claimed they were checking to see if they were receiving all the discounts seniors are entitled to. Med Ed cannot say if they requested entry for sure or what their scheme is. It may or may not be limited to the Monroe/Pike North Hampton County Area.
- Met-Ed does not go door to door
- Met-Ed does not ask to go into a house (unless their is an inside meter)
- Met-Ed employees and contractors wear a photo ID badge - ask to see it
- Met-Ed vehicles are clearly marked
- If you are suspicious call us at 1-800-545-7741 to find out if we are working in the area
- Or, call 911 to report suspicious activity
Upper Pottsgrove has been included in many of these incidents.
1. Most recently the delivery truck thefts are picking up ; FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, etc. trucks are either being followed and the items being delivered stolen from the front door step or there may be internal problems with the companies. The important issue is to observe anyone who may be tracking those delivery trucks in UPT.
2. The usual scam artists are also busy in the neighborhoods with "excess blacktop", "meats" and other products they claim are left overs and offer these items at very low prices to unsuspecting residents until the jobs are complete. That is when the resident gets hit with other charges or more product than originally estimated. Most of you are familiar with the pavers and their tactics.
3. The chimney sweeps are most recently in town and an incident reported on Farmington is being reported today. Allegedly one chimney sweep goes up on the roof and the other inside. The insider burglarizes the home while the homeowner is being detained outside by the one on the roof.
4. We have had two incidents with meat trucks; both on Stone Hill where they can hit a number of homes in a short time frame. If these people are encountered, make sure to get as much identification as possible. Also, they are required to have a solicitors permit for any sale or service solicited in the township prior to door-to-door canvassing. Pavers and contractors are usually required to have building permits as well so anyone encountered doing work immediately after being hired by a resident is possibly in violation of the township ordinance as well as soliciting without a permit. Every person who solicits must have an individual permit.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Upper Pottsgrove Police Department at their non-emergency number: 610-326-8446.
January 24, 2013
Changes to Electronics Disposal Requirements
JP Mascaro will no longer collect electronics recycling as part of their bulk collections. There is a new law in effect that prohibits this collection. Going forward, residents have access to a closed container for recycling of these items (TV's, computers, laptops, computer peripherals and computer monitors) at the Pioneer Crossing Landfill at 727 Redlane Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 (610) 582-2900 OR residents can recycle these items wherever new electronic items are purchased (ie. Best Buy, etc)