NOVEMBER 2018

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS/SCHEDULE CHANGES

Borough offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note, trash/recycling pick up will be on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

Leaf Collection 2018: Leaf collection: October 22 - December 7. (click here to view schedule/guidelines)

FALL BACK
Daylight Saving Time Ends on November 4. Remember to turn your clocks back and test/change the batteries in smoke detectors and CO2 detectors.

The Historic Commission will be conducting FREE tours of the Log House on Sunday, November 4 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 1.

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Visit the County's Voter Services website page here for more information, including polling locations and list of candidates.

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. presents the 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting at Kerr Park on Saturday, November 24 at 6pm. The celebration will include music, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course, Santa himself will make an appearance. (click here for more info)

MARINE CORPS TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN
The Borough will be participating in the in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign again this year. Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of Borough Hall and the Police Department. Deadline to donate is December 10.

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

Saturday, November 3

  • CAP 5K - (benefits the Children's Alopecia Project) (more info)

Sunday, November 4

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

Saturday, November 10

Saturday, November 10

  • Veteranís Day Flag Raising Ceremony presented by the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce, 11am

Saturday, November 17

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

Thursday, November 22

Saturday, November 24

  • 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 next Borough Council meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, November 7, at 7:00pm. Click here to view agenda and prior meeting minutes. ***The November 21 and November 28 meetings are cancelled. Next meeting: 12/5/18 ****

The Borough has completed its 2019 preliminary capital and operating budget. Council will be discussing the draft budget in more detail during the month of November.

Borough Projects

Borough Council will be evaluating installing parking on both sides of Green Street, between Lancaster and Pennsylvania Avenues. The goal will be to utilize the two outside lanes for parking on the current four lane stretch of road.

Finally, the Chestnut Street Bridge replacement contract has been awarded to Alan Myers, LP. The project total is estimated to be $5,975,555.00. Work is scheduled to begin in early 2019 and should be completed in 2020. That portion of Chestnut Street will remain closed during demolition and construction.


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