NOVEMBER 2017

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS/SCHEDULE CHANGES

Borough offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note, trash/recycling pick up will be on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25.

FALL BACK
Daylight Saving Time Ends on November 5. Remember to turn your clocks back and test/change the batteries in smoke detectors and CO2 detectors.

MARINE CORPS TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN
The Borough has once again agreed to participate in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign this year. Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of Borough Hall and the Police Department. Deadline is December 11.

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Visit the County's Voter Services website page here for more information, including polling locations and list of candidates.

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas committee has been hard at work fundraising for the new Christmas tree that will be unveiled at this year's Tree Lighting at Kerr Park on Saturday, November 25 at 6pm. The celebration will include music, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course, Santa himself will arrive by firetruck. (click here for more info)

Leaf Collection 2017: Leaf collection started in early October and will continue through November. (click here to view schedule/guidelines)

Downingtown Library: Have you seen the latest news from the Library? Click here to view the latest newsletter. Sign up for the Library's newsletter by clicking here.

Residential Parking Permits: Current parking permits expired on September 30, 2017. New permits are now available at Borough Hall. Applications must be submitted in person with proof of residency. Only designated streets/addresses are eligible for these permits. Please contact the Borough at info@downingtown.org if you have any questions. rules/regs ~ application   

COMMISSION NEWS
The Historic Commission will be conducting FREE tours of the Log House on Sunday, November 5 from 1pm - 4pm. Stop in and learn all about this little gem of Downingtown history. And mark your calendars! Santa will make his annual stop at the Log House on December 2.

The Parks & Rec Commission is again partnering with the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce to present the 2nd Annual Home for the Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Borough homeowners can register now through December 9. Winners will be announced on December 23. Click here for all of the details!

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

Saturday, November 4

Sunday, November 5

  • Log House Tours - 1pm - 4pm --- FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

Saturday, November 11

  • Veteranís Day Flag Raising Ceremony presented by the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce, 10am

Saturday, November 18

  • Annual Holiday Gift & Craft Show presented by St. Anthony's Women's Auxiliary, 10am - 2pm (view flyer)

Thursday, November 23

Saturday, November 25

  • Borough Christmas Tree Lighting presented by Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, 6pm at Kerr Park (next to the Log House)
Borough Council News

Council News
The Borough has completed its 2018 preliminary budget.  Council will be discussing the draft budget in more detail during the November 15, 2017 Council Meeting. Currently, the 2018 budget does not include a tax increase for next year. 

Borough Projects
The Borough’s Public Works Department is evaluating the intersection of Green Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.  In 2018, the Borough may create a four-way intersection at this location by moving the current park entrance west.  Handicap ramps, a pedestrian crosswalk, new curbing and sidewalk are all being considered.

New Development 
Plans have been approved to reconstruct the current McDonald's located on Lancaster Avenue.  The long time, landmark fast food restaurant will be receiving a much needed upgrade inside and out, including signage and landscaping in the next few months.  


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