OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS IN CALN TOWNSHIP
REGISTRATION IS FREE
Sponsored by Caln Township Parks and Recreation and Hatt's True Value Hardware
Participants are required to have their lights and animation in operation between 6:00PM and 9:00PM December 13th for judging purposes.
Parks and Rec volunteers will select the best house in each of four categories: "Best Use of Lawn Ornaments," "Best Use of Lights," "Best Multimedia," and "Classic Holiday." We will also have a "Residents' Choice" Category (winner selected via vote on Facebook). Winners will receive a $50 gift card to Hatt's True Value and special award ornament.
Please complete the form below to register for the contest. Last year's winners will NOT be eligible to win in the same category, but we encourage them to participate and be added to the map for people to admire their amazing efforts. Sign up by December 12th.
**By registering - you agree to let us publish a photo and address of your home**
For more information call 610-384-0600 x 148 or email email@example.com
The Caln Township Board of Commissioners has appointed Don Vymazal as the new Township Manager. Vymazal, who was previously the Township Manager of Upper Providence Township in Delaware County, was selected to fill the position after a months-long search. He will direct all executive township functions, including supervision of the Police, Public Works, Finance, Building and Life Safety, and Administration departments, as well as Ingleside Golf Course. Vymazal’s first day at Caln will be on December 4th.
“After an extensive search for a new Township Manager, out of a long list of highly qualified candidates, this Board feels that we have chosen the right person to ensure our future success,” said Paul Mullin, President of the Board of Commissioners. “His professionalism, experience, and knowledge of local and state government made this an easy decision. The Commissioners and our staff look forward to having him come on board!”
“I am honored and extremely grateful to continue my public service career as Township Manager for Caln Township. I’m committed to continuing the exciting efforts of the township, and I am eager to take on new projects in the interest of the long-term success of this fantastic community,” stated Vymazal. Prior to joining Upper Providence Township, Vymazal spent 17 years working in the Pennsylvania State Senate for multiple state senators. In addition to serving as Chief of Staff and managing constituent services, Vymazal liaised extensively with local governments, and he developed an interest in serving at the municipal level. He has an MA in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in history. He and his new wife, Jess, have recently moved to Caln Township. “Our township is a special place with a great number of unique opportunities on the horizon. I look forward to working with the Board of Commissioners, Caln Township staff, and the entire community as a partner in the ongoing success of Caln Township,” concluded Vymazal.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Caln Township will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the regularly scheduled public meeting at the Caln Township Municipal Building located at 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, Pennsylvania 19372 to consider the adoption of an ordinance with the following title and summary.
AN ORDINANCE OF CALN TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE CALN TOWNSHIP SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF 1978, AS AMENDED, WHICH IS CODIFIED IN CHAPTER 137 OF THE CALN CODE, SPECIFICALLY TO AMEND THE ADMINISTRATION OF FEES RELATED TO SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN SECTION 137-13, TITLED “FEES” AND SECTION 137-47, TITLED “WATER SUPPLY”, SPECIFICALLY SUBPARAGRAPH E. “HYDRANTS” TO REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF FIRE HYDRANTS PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION.
The complete verbatim text of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection and may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge not greater than the costs thereof at the Township’s administrative offices during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and at the offices of the Township Solicitor, Buckley, Brion, 118 West Market Street, Suite 300, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19382 during normal business hours Monday through Friday. The Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the Daily Local News by calling (215) 648-1066 and the Chester County Law Library, Chester County Justice Center, Suite 2400, 201 W. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19380.
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 Building at (610) 384-0600 to discuss how those needs may be accommodated.
Kristin Camp, Township Solicitor
Below is the schedule for this year's road paving project. Roads will be down to one lane with flaggers directing traffic.
Friday 10/13 – Surface Mill 17th Ave. and Oak Street
Monday 10/16 – Surface Mill Oak St., 16th Ave and 15th Ave.
Tuesday 10/17 – Complete Surface Mill and Base Repair all roads
Wednesday 10/18 – Pave 15th Ave., 16th Ave. and Oak Street between 14th Ave. and 15th Ave.
Thursday 10/19 – Pave Oak Street from 15th Ave. to 17th Ave. and Pave 17th Ave.
Friday 10/20 – Seal Curbs, paving joints, manholes, water boxes and inlets.
Looking for some tree-planting volunteers! Beaver Run Knoll will be planting 150 native trees as part of the Ten Million Trees for PA campaign. In addition to beautifying the neighborhood, the trees will provide habitat, help absorb stormwater runoff, and filter pollutants before they can reach Beaver Run. Learn more and sign up below.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Caln Township will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Caln Township municipal building located at 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19372 to consider the conditional use application of Prosperity Property Investments, LLC, the equitable owner of property located at 3025-3035 Zinn Road in Caln Township, more particularly identified as Chester County Tax Parcel Nos. 39-4-91.16A and 39-4-92.16B (the “Property”). Applicant proposes to reuse the Property for a child day care center. The Property is zoned Lincoln Highway Overlay District, Zone 2, and TV-1 Thorndale Village District. Applicant seeks conditional use approval pursuant to Section 155-26.C(6) of the Caln Township Zoning Ordinance to use the Property as a child day care center.
Copies of the application can be found here:
Conditional Use Application Celebree School Plans and Review Letter
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 Building at (610) 384-0600 X148 to discuss how those needs may be accommodated.
Kristin Camp, Solicitor
August 28, 2023
I am writing to provide you with details on Aqua Pennsylvania’s upcoming construction work that is scheduled in your neighborhood or place of business. Aqua understands some of you are a customer of Downingtown Municipal Water Authority and we want to let you know your water service will not be affected in any way. Our water main project is designed to improve water quality to Aqua customers that are adjacent to your neighborhood. The week of September 5, 2023, Aqua Pennsylvania will begin installation of 7,200 feet of new 16-inch ductile iron water main on the following road in West Bradford and Caln Township, Chester County.
The $2,362,000 project is part of our continuing infrastructure improvement program that replaced more than 12 miles of aging main in Chester County in 2022 to improve service reliability for customers. The new water main will reduce the potential for main breaks, discolored water and improve water flow in the area.
Construction will generally take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail and trash service. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times will need to enter from different directions due to changing work zones. Following installation, the new main will be flushed, chlorinated and tested for water quality before being placed into service. During the chlorination/testing phase, activity on the job site may be limited. Once the water quality testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service and fire hydrant to the new main. When all final connections are made to mains on the side streets, the old main will be abandoned. It is important to note the trench will be covered with temporary blacktop at the end of each workday. Weather permitting, permanent restoration will take place in the fall of 2023.
We will notify customers ahead of any planned water service interruptions and will provide 24 hours advance notice for any scheduled interruption greater than 30 minutes. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.
Please refer to the accompanying door hanger for more information on what to expect as we begin our construction project in your neighborhood.
In addition to reaching our customer service staff and emergency dispatcher at the number listed on the doorhanger accompanying this letter, you may also call us with any questions regarding the project at 610.430.0747.
Construction Superintendent – Great Valley Division