FEBRUARY 2019

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS/SCHEDULE CHANGES

Borough offices will be closed on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 18. There is NO change in the trash/recycling pickup schedule.

NEWS

Downingtown Borough Implements Clean Energy Resolution - The Borough of Downingtown has entered into a contract with Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match 100% of its electricity use. The Borough's Energy Consultants, Tobelmann Energy Brokers, Inc., facilitated the contract that begins in February of 2019 and runs through February of 2022. The RECs supplied by Constellation are Green-e Energy Certified and sourced from wind energy facilities located in the lower 48 states. Throughout the term of the contract, 100% of the electricity (almost 1,000 MWh/year) The Borough uses at the contracted facilities (including Borough owned buildings & streetlights) will be matched with RECs. Each REC represents the positive environmental attributes of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated by a renewable power plant, and is retired on behalf of customers wishing to promote their environmental commitment. Through the purchase of RECs, The Borough of Downingtown is supporting the operation and development of facilities that generate clean, renewable energy.

Downingtown Library Spring Book Sale - The Friends of the Library will be accepting donations of books and digital materials (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks) from Feb. 11-March 15 for the Spring Book Sale scheduled for March 22-24 2019.(Library website)

Volunteer Opportunity - Downingtown Borough is seeking residents that may be interested in volunteering to serve as an alternate on the Zoning Hearing Board. The Zoning Hearing Board meets on zoning matters the third Tuesday of each month at the Downingtown Municipal Government Center, or as required. Click here for requirements. Click here to apply.

The Chestnut Street Bridge closed on 1/28/19. PennDOT estimates the replacement will take approximately 16-18 months. The recommended and approved detour is Boot Road to Quarry Road to Lancaster Ave (Business Route 30).

Winter Weather Info: We still have 48 days of winter to go ... All information about snow emergencies and residents' responsibility for snow removal can be found on Winter Weather page of our website here: WinterWeather. Remember, you can also sign up to get Snow Emergency notifications sent right to your phone or email by signing up at ReadyChesco.org and selecting Downingtown Borough alerts/Snow Emergencies.

DID YOU KNOW?:
Landscapes3, the updated comprehensive plan for Chester County, was adopted on November 29, 2018. This plan serves four primary purposes: 1. Establishes a preservation and growth vision for the county and its municipalities; 2. Guides county government decision-making; 3. Guides local municipal planning and implementation; 4. Provides a framework for collaboration across municipal boundaries. To read more about it, visit the CCPC website at chescoplanning.org

Upcoming Events (The full list can be found on the EVENTS page of our website here.)

Downingtown Farmers Market - February 9 and 23, Kerr Park. 10am - Noon. You can view the full Winter schedule on their website at www.growingrootspartners.com/downingtown

Borough Council News

Council News

  • The next Borough Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on February 1. Click here to view.

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Borough of Downingtown
4 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
www.downingtown.org
info@downingtown.org