Since 1982, Caln Township has been "twinned" with the town of Calne in Wiltshire, England (from where Caln's first settlers originated). For the past 35 years, twinning committees from both countries have organized trips and activities to deepen this special relationship.
This week, representatives from Caln Township - Jennifer Breton (Board of Commissioners President), Kristen Denne (Caln Township Manager), and Barry Beech (Chair of the Caln Twinning Committee) are visiting Calne. They are being hosted by members of the Calne twinning group who have arranged a full schedule of tours and events. Day one will include a memorial service for Tom DiFroscia, former chair of the Caln twinning group.
For updates on the trip, follow Commissioner Breton's blog at http://calnpatocalneuk.weebly.com/
The Caln twinning group is always looking for new members who are interested in hosting, planning, traveling and building relationships with our friends in England. To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
U.S. 30 Bypass Ramps at Route 82 (Manor Road) and Reeceville Road to Close for Resurfacing in Chester County
Nighttime ramp closures are scheduled on the eastbound and westbound U.S. 30 Bypass ramps to and from Route 82 (Manor Road) and Reeceville Road in Valley and Caln townships, Chester County, on Sunday, June 18, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Monday, June 19, through Thursday, June 22, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for resurfacing operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
During the U.S. 30 Bypass and Route 82 (Manor Road) ramp resurfacing operations, the following detours will be in place depending on the ramp closure:
During the U.S. 30 Bypass and Reeceville Road ramp resurfacing operations, the following detours will be in place depending on the ramp closure:
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas because slowdowns will occur during construction.
FRIDAY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
For the ninth time since the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program began in 1998, Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Chester County residents on a FRIDAY. The Friday, June 23 event will be held at the Coatesville Learning Center, 1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320-2459 (Entrance across from the Dairy Queen). The collection site will be open at 9:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM sharp.
This collection is not for businesses or contractors. NO ELECTRONICS, TV’S OR APPLIANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO ITEMS CONTAINING FREON WILL BE ACCEPTED.
No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous products per household will be accepted. Hazardous cleaning and maintenance products will have the following cautionary words on the label: poisonous, caustic, toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, caution, warning, danger or hazardous. Businesses and contractors will be turned away.
Unacceptable materials are latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, gas cylinders, alkaline batteries, PCBs, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial, explosives, ammunition and appliances containing Freon.
LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter or rags and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash. Oil-based paint should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. Alkaline batteries may be put in the trash.
Be prepared to take back your clean corrugated boxes to recycle at your curb and dispose of Styrofoam in the trash.
For a complete list of items that are accepted and not accepted go to www.chestercountyswa.org/DocumentCenter/View/1744.
Interested residents can visit www.chestercountyswa.org or call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 ext. *228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled. Make www.chestercountyswa.org a “favorite” to answer all your disposal questions.
Drivers are experiencing heavy traffic on Lloyd and Manor Avenues in Caln Township during peak travel times. Flaggers are directing traffic in the area as crews install sewers for the new Royal Farms convenience store currently under construction on Manor Ave. The contractor for the project hopes to complete the sewer work in the next two weeks and will make every effort to minimize the disruption. They will return at a later date to do final blacktop repair. Caln Township officials will continue to monitor the situation.
Interested in weighing in on the future vision of Chesco? Chester County Commissioners have launched a public survey in an effort to gather input from the public about the development of Landscapes3, the next comprehensive plan for Chesco. The survey seeks to gather feedback on several issues, including growth, open space and environment, sense of place, modern infrastructure, transportation, the economy, healthy lifestyles, and housing options. To participate in the survey, visit www.chesco.org/Landscapes3Survey.
2017 is a Municipal election year. The primary election will take place on May 16. Polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00 pm. Residents in precinct 054 (Caln 4) who previously voted at Wedgwood Community Center have a new polling place at Beaver Run Knoll (631 Lancaster Court).
For information about candidates and to check your voter registration, visit Chester County Voter Services.
The Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy through the end of 2017. Applicants should be available to attend bi-monthly Board of Commissioners Meetings on the 2nd and last Thursday of each month at 7:30PM. An application can be completed here or in person at the Township building during regular business hours. Applications should be returned to Mary Kemble Slade by May 15, 2017. You can reach Mary at 610-384-0600 x113 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Caln Township will conduct a public hearing on May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time at the Caln Township Municipal Building, 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, Pennsylvania to consider and possibly adopt at the regular monthly business meeting held immediately after the public hearing the Caln Township Comprehensive Plan of 2017. A copy of the proposed Comprehensive Plan is available for public inspection and may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof at the Township administrative offices, 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, Pennsylvania Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Plan is also available on the Township’s website here.
If any person who wishes to attend the hearing has a disability and/or requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the hearing, he or she should contact the Township Secretary at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing at (610) 384-0600 to discuss how those needs may be accommodated.
Kristen Denne, Manager