MARCH 2018


Borough offices will be closed on Good Friday, March 30. There is NO change in the trash/recycling pickup day.

Planning Commission meetings will now be held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm. Next meeting is March 5.


Downingtown Library Spring Book Sale - The Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale on March 16th -18th. All items $1 or less! Donations of gently used books, cds & dvds are being collected at the library now through March 12th. All proceeds benefit the library.

Readers on the Run 5k - Registration is now open for the 2018 Readers on the Run 5k on April 21. This event benefits the Downingtown Library. (more info)

Spring Forward!! - Daylight saving time will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11. Remember to change your clocks and check batteries in smoke & CO2 detectors in your home.

The Parks & Rec Commission - Disc Golf update: Baskets will be installed in the spring. In the meantime, check out the latest update to the course map HERE.

Volunteers Needed! The Good Neighbor Christmas Committee is gearing up for the 2018 season. This includes the annual Nite at the Races on May 19. For more information, please visit their website at


Coming soon! Estrella Tacos y Mas will be joining East Branch Brewing Co. at 202 E. Lancaster this Spring! They will be serving breakfast/lunch/dinner and will also have craft beer and cocktails. Click here to view their Facebook page.

Winter Weather Info: We aren't out of the woods yet! On March 20, 1958, a blizzard dumped 36" of snow in the County! 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 and selecting Downingtown Borough alerts/Snow Emergencies.


You can become a Certified Master Composter - The Chester County Recycling Coordinator sponsored by the Chester County Board of Commissioners through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority will teach backyard composting to county residents and provide materials and support. (click here for details)

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

Downingtown Farmers Market - March 10 and 24, Kerr Park. 10am - Noon. You can view the full Winter schedule on their website at

Borough Council News

Council News

  • The next Borough Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 7pm. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on March 2. Click here to view.
  • On 2/21/18 Council unanimously approved Resolution 2018-01. Sponsored by Councilperson Pat McGlone, the resolution calls for Pennsylvania elected officials, senators and representatives to enact laws to reduce gun violence. Click here to view the resolution.

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