Chief Joseph Elias presented Amber Dousi and Alexis Lockett with Citizen Life Saving Awards in recognition of their swift, decisive, and courageous actions on March 22, 2021 that resulted in saving the life of a fellow citizen on the Reeceville Road overpass at U.S. Route 30. The women observed a despondent young man standing on the bridge, looking over the railing, and then lifting his leg as if he was going to jump. They recognized imminent danger and then selflessly, without concern for their own safety, stopped, grabbed the man, and placed him in their vehicle until police arrived. Coincidentally, the responding officer, Officer Joseph Carboni, saved a young woman from a similar fate at the same location three months earlier.
Coatesville Area Public Library is happy to host a safe and fun “grab and go” event to be held outdoors in the library’s courtyard. The 3-day event will take place April 23 through April 25 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event will be held rain or shine.
Volunteers have been working hard to pre-package books into sturdy tote bags. The cost of a bag, loaded with books, is $10. Books have been assembled by genre so those attending the event can quickly pick up a bag in a category that interests them (i.e. Mystery, Young Adult, Children, etc.) and make their purchase. No handling of individual books is necessary. Mask wearing and social distancing will be in place with a limited amount of people permitted in the gated courtyard at a time.
Additionally, raffle tickets will be on sale as well. This year’s spring raffle has been streamlined with ONE very sought-after prize, a signed copy of Barack Obama’s latest book “A Promised Land”. Raffle tickets are $5.00. The library is located at 501 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville.
Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Caln Township, 253 Municipal Dr., Thorndale, PA until 1:00PM on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 and will be opened on this same date at the Caln Township Building at the same time for the following:
Miscellaneous Municipal Property Maintenance - 2021-2022 Season
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Caln Township Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in our Spring Coloring Contest!
Click on the image to download a coloring page featuring Caln's famous Hexagonal Schoolhouse. No printer? Stop by the township building and look for an envelope of coloring sheets attached to the front door.
Return your completed masterpiece by April 5 to Abbey via email at email@example.com, by mail to 253 Municipal Dr. Thorndale, or drop them in the outdoor drop box. Be sure to include your name and contact information!
Winners will be randomly selected to receive an Easter basket full of goodies! All ages are welcome to participate. By entering, you give us permission to share your art in a future newsletter or on our website and/or social media.
Join Caln Township Parks and Recreation for our annual Caln Community Clean Up Day! Thank you to Noel Bernard - Keller Williams for sponsoring this event and to Midway Grill for providing lunch certificates! Individuals and groups are encouraged to attend. Supplies will be provided so please RSVP so we can ensure enough supplies for all. Social distancing and mask wearing required. Rain date: May 1. Contact Abbey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-384-0600 x148 with any questions.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Or dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 943 5522 0080 Passcode: 132227
The Caln Township Police Department, and Downingtown Borough Police Department, Chester County Pennsylvania, are accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer to fill multiple vacancies. Starting salary, for both departments, is approximately $69,000; in addition to a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates who are applying to both departments must submit an application to each department. Candidates also have the option of only applying to one department; based on ability to meet specific agency requirements (age, residency, etc.).
Application packets, for both departments, may be obtained at the Caln Township Police Department, 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19372, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by download at www.calntownship.org, and the Downingtown Borough Police Department, 10 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight, or by download at www.downingtown.org. A $40.00 (total) non-refundable application fee will be assessed to each candidate, regardless if applying to one or both departments. Please submit a check payable to the Borough of Downingtown, even if only submitting an application for Caln Township.
DOWNINGTOWN POLICE CALN TWP POLICE
All completed applications, along with the $40.00 non-refundable fee, must be returned to the Downingtown Borough Police Department no later than 12:00 midnight on Friday, March 19, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete application packets will be returned to the candidates for resubmission by the deadline date. Candidates who falsify, intentionally omit, or misrepresent any information during the completion of the formal application process, or any other documents/processes associated with the selection process will be rejected.
Caln Township: Successful candidates must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age; possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma; successfully completed Act 120 training – certificate to be submitted with application packet; possess a valid PA driver’s license by date of appointment; reside within 25 miles of the police department no later than three (3) months after completing a twelve (12) month probationary period.
Downingtown Borough: Successful candidates must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age; possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma; completed 30 college credits from an accredited university or college; successfully completed Act 120 training – certificate to be submitted with application packet; possess a valid PA driver’s license by date of appointment.
Successful candidates must pass physical agility testing, written and oral exams, background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug testing. Candidates who fail the physical agility test will not qualify to take the written exam.
Candidates must appear for Civil Service physical agility testing and written exam on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., at the Downingtown West High School, 445 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335. Dress in work-out clothes, as the physical agility test is first. CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to. Candidates must present a valid photo identification on the date of the test and have completed the Waiver of Liability.
Please contact the Downingtown Police Department at 610-269-0263 with any questions.
Civil Service Commissions
Caln Township & Downingtown Borough
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Commissioners intend to consider adopting the following Ordinances. These Ordinances will be presented for final adoption on February 25, 2021 at a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners at 7:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually via zoom. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Meeting ID: 917 2663 6135 Passcode: 031818
You can also join via phone by dialing: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 917 2663 6135 Passcode: 031818
Click the links below to access a PDF file of the ordinance text.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CALN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AMENDING CALN TOWNSHIP’S CODE OF ORDINANCES, PART I ADMINISTRATIVE LEGISLATION, CHAPTER 48 TAX COLLECTOR, ARTICLE II COMPENSATION, SECTION 48.3 COMPENSATION OF TAX COLLECTOR
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF CALN TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF CALN TOWNSHIP SPECIFICALLY PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION, ARTICLE V SNOW AND ICE EMERGENCIES, CHAPTER 149 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, SECTION 149-40(B) PARKING PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN STREETS