The Caln Township Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for multiple open positions on township boards and commissions. Volunteering your time and expertise on a board or commission is a great way to become more involved and give back to your community. Interested residents should fill out the application found here. Current open positions include:
Parks and Recreation Board
Civil Service Commission
The annual Old Caln Historical Society calendars are now on sale! Get your special, Caln Township Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) edition for just $10 at the Caln Municipal Building, Caln Police Department, Quick-Stop Pharmacy, or Wiggins Auto Tags!
Caln Township Privileged Citizens is excited to celebrate the 105th birthday of longtime township resident, Kay (Catherine) McMullen.
Catherine Kennedy was born on August 30th, 1912 in Gulf Mills, PA and graduated from Gordon High School in Coatesville in 1930. She married J. Hubert “Hubie” McMullen in 1932. After living in a few different rentals throughout the area, the couple built a new house in 1951 at Corey Farm, where Kay has lived ever since. Kay worked at the Department of Welfare, Collins and Aikman Corporation and later at Pepperidge Farm where she worked with sales statistics. She retired from Pepperidge Farm in 1977. Kay volunteered for Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Amaranth Masonic Organization, and was very active in Trinity Lutheran Church where her husband was the choir director.
Today, Kay has 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She is a member of Caln Privileged Citizens and enjoys cooking and playing bridge.
Caln Privileged Citizens organization held a special celebration for Kay’s birthday on Wednesday, September 13th at the Caln Township Community Building. Representatives from State Senator John Rafferty's office and State Rep Harry Lewis's office, along with members of the Caln Township Board of Commissioners presented Kay with birthday proclamations. Proclamations from Senators Casey and Toomey and Governor Wolf were also presented. Dr. Taschner gave Kay a special gift from the Coatesville Area School District. The Caln Privileged Citizens provided snacks and beverages and Giant Food donated a cake. Crews from ABC6, NBC10, and WCHE 1520 AM covered the event for the media.
Caln Privileged Citizens, which was founded in 1973, is open to all Caln Township residents, aged 60 and over. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at the Caln Township Municipal Building at 1:00pm.
The 11th Annual Caln Community Day presented by Hatt's True Value and the Downingtown Library took place on Saturday, September 9th and was the biggest Community Day yet for the Township. Beautiful weather greeted attendees who enjoyed a variety of activities including:
Fireworks sponsored by Brandywine Hospital
Community Day Beer Garden from The Thorndale Craft House
Knockerballs, Foot Darts, and Giant Pong by Knockerball West Chester
London Photo Booths sponsored by Noel Bernard - Keller Willliams Real Estate
Anywhere Mini Golf
Live music by Project: X Rocks sponsored by Servpro of Kennett Square/Oxford
DJ by Moore Music
Car Smash to benefit the Jocinda Miller Memorial Fund sponsored by Fling's Towing
Dunk Tank to benefit the Thorndale Fire Company
Golf Ball Drop to benefit local nonprofits and Caln Community Day sponsored by Cedarville Engineering
Vendors and Exhibitors included:
Noel Bernard - Keller Williams Real Estate | Fulton Bank | Landis Logistics | F. Tavani and Associates, Inc. | Eagle Disposal HA Thomson Company | D.L. Howell & Associates, Inc./Howell Kline Surveying, LLC | Sheller Oil & Propane Co.
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
On Friday afternoon, the entrance to Carver Court was full of local residents, history buffs, members of the media and many dignitaries, including Governor Tom Wolf, for the unveiling of a plaque commemorating Carver Court's addition to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Carver Court was added to the NRHP in 2016, after local resident Jane Kennedy, with help from Representative Harry Lewis, completed the lengthy nomination process required to add a place to the Register. Caln Township Commissioners Jennifer Breton and John Contento were on hand to accept proclamations from Governor Wolf and Representative Lewis on behalf of the Township.
From the Daily Local News:
"Carver Court, which is named after African-American scientist and inventor George Washington Carver, was developed in 1944 as a public housing project for African-American veterans of World War II and their families. Many residents of Carver Court worked at Lukens Steel, the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center or the Embreeville State Hospital. Located on a loop on Foundry Street in the western end of the township, just outside the city of Coatesville, Carver Court was designed by renowned Philadelphia area architects, George Howe, Louis Kahn and Oskar Stonorov."
Leaf vacuuming will begin the week of October 30. Rather than bagging your leaves, you need only rake them to the front of your property immediately adjacent to the road's edge.
Leaves must be as close the road's edge as possible and not obstructed by vehicles.
Please DO NOT rake leave into the street as they could get washed into storm inlets or freeze to the roadway during inclement weather.
Leaf vacuuming schedule:
For Monday and Tuesday trash customers - leaf vacuuming will be the weeks of October 30th and November 13th.
For Wednesday and Thursday trash customers - leaf vacuuming will be the weeks of November 6th and November 27th.
There is no appointment necessary for this service. One final Township-wide cleanup will take place the week of December 4th.
Eagle Disposal Leaf Bag Pick-up
Besides leaf vacuuming, Eagle Disposal will again be collecting leaves that are placed at the curb in biodegradable bags as part of the Yard Waste Collection Program. See the trash and recycling schedule for more information.
Click here to download a copy of the Township's Pollutant Reduction Plan (PDF)
Caln Township is required to submit a Pollutant Reduction Plan to the DEP. The plan details projects that will reduce the stormwater discharge of nutrients and/or sediment into specified local waterways.
This Pollutant Reduction Plan is available for public viewing here at Calntownship.org or in person at the Township offices at 253 Municipal Dr. Thorndale, PA 19372. Public comments on the plan are welcome until August 25th, 2017 and should be directed to:
Kristen Denne, Township Manager
Phone: 610-384-0600 x114
Comments will also be accepted at the Caln Township Board of Commissioners meeting on August 10th, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, Caln Township and neighboring communities are invited to join forces with communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Caln Township Police Department. The annual event will involve over sixteen thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and Military bases around the world. Caln Township was awarded national recognition 3 years in a row by the NATW for outstanding participation, including “Rookie of the Year” honors in 2014.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals to let them know that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Residents in Caln Township are urged to band together in a township-wide act of solidarity aimed at bringing together citizens, police, neighborhood groups, town watch and public officials. The Caln Township Police Department will be hosting a community event on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 from 6:00pm to dark at Caln Municipal Park on Municipal Drive in Thorndale for an evening of crime prevention and public safety awareness, as well as attractions for the entire family.
The event is made possible by our many generous sponsors and will feature guest speakers and a 5k charity run & fun walk organized by the Chester County Running Store with proceeds benefiting the Coatesville Youth Initiative. In addition there will be police, K9, and fire department demonstrations, community safety information, a prescription drug drop-off station, live band, food and refreshments, games, gifts and entertainment for the kids, concluding with a spectacular fireworks show! Please spread the word to friends and family to join us in our celebration, and support the community in our efforts to promote crime and drug prevention awareness.
Contacts: Officer Laura Ashe & Administrative Assistant Lori Daniels, Caln Township Police Department, (610) 383-1821.
This year's street sweeping process has been delayed by mechanical issues with the street sweeper. It is now up and running and many Township streets have already been completed. A tentative schedule of upcoming streets is below:
Currently - 17th Ave area
Friday, June 23 - next week - Bailey Station
Later next week (28-30th) through early the following week (1st-4th) - Hazelwood, Jewell Ave., Walnut St. area
After July 4th - Beaver Run area followed by GO Carlson area
Keep in mind, this list is tentative. We will update this page as progress occurs. Reminder - please remove cars from the road when street-sweeping is occurring in your area. For more information, email email@example.com.