The Chester County Landfill is now accepting a maximum of 3 TV's free of charge. There will be no assistance from the Landfill in removing your TV from your vehicles. They are located at 7224 Division Highway Narvon, PA Phone #610-273-3771.
The following Township volunteer positions are available:
Zoning Hearing Board Alternate
Historical Commission Nine Members
For more information visit www.calntownship.org/volunteer.html
Regarding the application filed by Regal Builders to rezone property located at 5030 Horseshoe Pike to allow for an age qualified residential community. The applicant is in the process of amending the proposed ordinance in response to comments received from Township staff, the Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Planning Commission. The applicant has not filed a revised ordinance yet. If the applicant re-files an ordinance amendment, the Board will decide if it wants to forward such amendment to the Township Planning Commission and the County Chester County Planning Commission. After the ordinance is reviewed by those two planning commissions, the Board may choose to schedule a public hearing in the future to consider possible adoption of the ordinance. You will receive an email if and when the Board decides to schedule a new hearing date. Please check this website for updates on this matter.
It is illegal to have your sump pump, floor drain or down spout hooked up to the public sanitary sewer system. Caln Township Municipal Authority is continuing its Infiltration & Inflow (I & I) reduction program of the sanitary sewer system. I & I is clean storm and groundwater entering the sewer system through cracked pipes, leaky manholes, and illegally connected floor drains, down spouts and sump pumps.
Each year millions of gallons of storm water improperly drain into Caln Township’s public sanitary sewer system. This contributes to high treatment costs to the Township and its residents, and overloads the sanitary sewer system. Various studies that the Township has performed in the past have shown an increase in rain storm induced flows, caused by various illegal connections, ultimately affecting the sewer rates that you pay to operate the system. In addition, it limits the capacity at the treatment facility. If the system becomes overwhelmed by heavy rains, sewage can back up and cause potential overflows into the environment.
The Authority will be using several methods to identify homes with illegal connections, which will include dye testing, portable flow meters and camera inspection. While these options are viable, initially the Authority does not want to impose on all of our residents in order to identify the violators. As a result, the Authority will offer this final Amnesty Program to those residents who have illegally connected floor drains, down spouts and sump pumps. During the amnesty period, the Authority will assist residents in indemnifying and correcting these illegal connections, without penalty.
The Amnesty Program period will last from now until May 31, 2019. During this period, property owners are asked to inspect their own plumbing, in order to identify illegal hookups and to remove any illegal connection. Owners who do not have the expertise to determine if their sump pumps, floor drains and down spouts are illegally connected should call the Township at 610-384-0600 ext. 139 for assistance. It is important that any property owner that identifies that they have an illegal connection must call 610-384-0600 x 139 to schedule an initial inspection to verify the connection, and to implement its disconnection.
Following the amnesty period, a property owner who has an illegal connection to the system will be in violation of ARTICLE II § 12.Prohibited Discharges of the Caln township Municipal Authorities SEWER USE RULES AND REGULATIONS which states “Any person who shall violate any provisions of this Article, as the same may now be or may hereafter be amended, or any order issued by any Township official pursuant to the provisions of this Article, shall upon summary conviction before an issuing authority having jurisdiction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for each offense plus costs and attorney fees. Each separate building, each separate dwelling unit and each separate discharge in respect to which a violation occurs shall be deemed a separate offense”. The Caln Township Municipal Authority will pursue the penalties outlined in the Sewer Use Rules and Regulation for those property owners who fail to correct the illegal connection by May 31, 2019.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Caln Township Municipal Authority
Congratulations to our 2018 Holiday House Decorating Contest winners!
Best Classic/Traditional - Rita and Barry Beach, 16 Granger Lane
Most Decorations - Steven Lefler, 3314 Humpton Rd.
Best Multi-Media - Robert Weeks, 4 Harvest Dr.
Find a list of all of the amazing entries below. Thank you to everyone who entered! You always make it SO hard to choose!! And thank you to the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce for providing prizes for our winners!
3314 Humpton Rd
1116 Woodruff Road
1341 Northumberland Road
16 Granger Lane
3202 Sylvan drive, Thorndale
3210 Raye Rd
3204 Windsor lane Thorndale
4 Harvest Drive Thorndale
1605 Olive St
3041 Honeymead Road
3303 E Summit Ave
16 FoxFarm Lane
5019 Deer Drive
239 Park Drive
3704 Corey Lane Thorndale
266 Thornridge Drive
View PDF of DRAFT Budget Here
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Commissioners of Caln Township have authorized a draft of the 2019 Budget for all Township Operating Funds to be available for public inspection at the Township Building and on the Township Website www.calntownship.org. The Budget can be viewed during regular business hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Municipal Building located at 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale PA 19372.
OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN CALN TOWNSHIP
REGISTRATION IS FREE
Sponsored by the Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber of Commerce
Participants are required to have their lights and animation in operation between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 for judging purposes. Volunteers will select the best house in each of three categories: Best Classic/Traditional, Most Decorations, Best Multi-media. Three winners will receive cash prizes, sponsored by the Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber of Commerce.
NEW THIS YEAR: Businesses are also welcome to enter - the best decorated business will win a certificate and be announced via the Caln Township social media channels, website, and newsletter.
Please complete the form here to register for the contest.
**By registering - you agree to let us publish a photo and address of your home or business**
For more information call 610-384-0600 x 148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See the updated plan here
The Caln Township Pollutant Reduction Plan for the West Branch Brandywine Creek has been updated and is available for public review on the Township website at http://www.calntownship.org/ and by request at the Township Building at 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19372. Written comments from the public will be accepted for a period of 30 days from the date of this public notice. Verbal and written comments will also be accepted during the Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for November 29, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Township Building. The Pollutant Reduction Plan describes proposed measures to be taken to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution to the West Branch Brandywine Creek within Caln Township and is a requirement of the Township’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.