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Contact Information ........................................2 2018 Public Meetings Schedule .....................3 Board of Supervisors Update.........................4 2017 Party In The Park.................................5-6 Thanks To Our 2017 Sponsors.......................7 Library News...............................................8-13 Township Renews MS4 Permit.....................14 Projects That Require Stormwater Permits 15 Inspections & Permits: Snow Removal.......16

Sewer & Tax Payments .................................11 Police News ..............................................18-20 Timothy Brown Rank of Lieutenant..........18 Phone Scams..............................................19 Town Watch.................................................20 Generator Safety ...........................................21 2018 Camp Programs ..............................22-23 EAC Planting Trees .......................................24 Employee News .............................................25

Learning About Recycling ............................26 Recycling Plastics.........................................27 Computer Recycling Event...........................28 PA Chemsweep Program For Pesticides ....29 Valley Forge Park Alliance.......................30-31 Senior Lifestyles: Personal Finance............32 Jenkins Arboretum: Berried Treasures.......33 Jenkins Arboretum Forever Campaign..34-35 Craft Page: Magnetic Snowman...................36 Wayne Art Center Class Schedule..........37-39

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2018 Meeting Schedule & Holiday Calendar BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 7 PM Keene Hall February 20* (Tuesday) March 19 April 16 May 21 June 18 July 16 August 20 September 17 October 1 & 22 November 7* (Wednesday) & 19 December 3 & 17 *Meeting dates adjusted due to holidays.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 7 PM Community Room February 13 April 10 June 12 August 14 October 9 December 11 HISTORICAL COMMISSION 7 PM Community Room March 21 May 16 July 18 September 26 November 28

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 7:30 PM Tredyffrin Public Library (T) Paoli Library (P) February 22 (P) March 22 (T) April 26 (T) May 24 (T) June 28 (P) July 26 (T) August 23 (T) September 27 (T) October 25 (P) December 13 (T) MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY 7 PM Community Room February 27 April 4 July 18 October 3 PARK & RECREATION BOARD 7 PM Community Room March 14 April 11 May 9 June 13 September 12 October 10 November 14

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Board Of Supervisors Update Supervisor Mark Freed's Final Board Meeting

New Supervisors Sworn In

Mark Freed attended the last session of his term as a Township Supervisor on December 18, 2017. He was acknowledged and thanked for his service by fellow Board members, as well as the staff and the citizens who were present at the meeting. He also expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve and acknowledged the many folks that he met during his tenure.

At the January 2, 2018, Organizational meeting of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors, District Court Judge Analisa Sondergaard presided over the swearing in ceremony for Township supervisors. Kevin O'Nell and Matthew Holt were newly elected and Murph Wysocki was re-elected in November. Supervisor O'Nell assumes representation of the second district and Supervisor Holt is an at-large representative. At the same meeting, Supervisor Heather Greenberg was elected as the Board Chair and Supervisor Wysocki was elected as Vice-chair.

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2017 Party In The Park The 2017 Party in the Park, held on Saturday September 16, in Wilson Farm Park was a tremendous success! Everyone who came out for the event had a great time and enjoyed the festivities.

The annual Touch-a-Truck attraction of emergency and public works vehicles always draws many visitors as they have a chance to climb aboard or explore the various police

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The “Dunk-a-Township-Employee” dunk tank was a very popular attraction that day. The afternoon started with the Finance Director Joe DiRocco sitting above the water waiting for Township residents to hit the mark that would send him down. He was followed by Executive Assistant Pat Hoffman in a traditional turn-of-the-century swimming costume and then Public Works/Event Coordinator Hilliary Mallory. Our youngest residents had the best time of all trying to hit the red-mark and send the person sitting on the perch into the tank. Each person who made a donation to Hurricane Relief received 6 balls, which gave them 6 chances to hit the bull's-eye.

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2017 Party In The Park Fun Guys & G Minor provided music for those in attendance to enjoy and dance to. Magic Ari had a magic show.

Philadelphia Game Changerz), and hands-on activities from Krapf Bus Service and Dunbar Roofing, rounded out the day.

Nobody went away hungry as the food trucks parked along the baseball field provided snacks and treats for the visitors that day. Vendors included The Pizza Wagon, Abuelita's Empanadas, Kona Ice, and Pertucci's Ice Cream.

We would especially like to thank Hilliary Mallory who coordinated the event, the Public Works and Police Departments, the

Many exhibitors greeted the visitors as they strolled along the main walkway. They included Progressive Chiropractic, Balanced for Life Yoga, Nolan Painting, Arnold's, Creative Health & Spine/Cross Fit, Sport Clips Haircuts, ACRE Windows, Just Brick Cause, and Julian Krinsky Camps. Additional exhibitors included the Veterans Association of Easttown & Tredyffrin Townships, St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Tredyffrin Township Democratic Committee, Tredyffrin Township Republican Committee, State Senator Dinniman, TE Cares, Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust, State Representative Kampf, Valley Forge Trout Unlimited, TE Historical Society, iARTSY, Sisters in Crime, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, HPCA Foundation, Friends of Doug Anestad, and Lingo Kids Language Learning.

Libraries, the Emergency Services providers, the participants and vendors, and, especially, our partners/sponsors without whose support such events might not be possible in the Township. Friends of the Tredyffrin Public Library Tredyffrin Township Tredyffrin Public Library Penn Medicine Main Line Health - Paoli Hospital Echo Realty Swedesford Plaza Gawthrop Greenwood, P.C. Regency Centers Pitcairn Properties, Inc. usbank Brandywine Realty Trust Floor & Décor McCormick Taylor, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank

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SAVE THE DATE PARTY IN THE PARK The community events held throughout the year in Tredyffrin Township would not be possible without assistance from some very special sponsors. Through their support, we are able to continue offering the Summer Concert Series, provide a colorful 4th of July celebration, and hold “Party in the Park” in Wilson Farm Park. In 2017, these sponsors included: Floor & Decor Penn Medicine at Valley Forge Main Line Health Paoli Hospital Gawthrop Greenwood, P.C. Regency Center

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The Library is no longer Paoli's best-kept secret Did you know that there's a Tredyffrin Township library in Paoli? Many local residents have never seen the library, let alone visited, even though it has been in the same location since 1910. This is because it's tucked away in the Wells Fargo Bank building at the corner of Darby Road and Route 30. Now the 'Biggest Little Library Around' is no longer Paoli's best-kept secret, thanks to the lighted Paoli Library sign recently installed in front of the bank. The new sign is the first step in a library renovation taking place over the next several months. A new layout and comfortable seating will provide an inviting space for community members to meet, relax, or work. Having a sign on Route 30 has been a long-time goal of the Paoli Library. Accomplishing it involved coordinating the efforts of many different organizations: the Friends of the Library for funding, Tredyffrin Township for zoning requirements and approval, FARO Signs for design and installation, and Wells Fargo for corporate


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approval. We are grateful to all of these organizations and to the people who helped coordinate them, particularly Tredyffrin Libraries Director Chris Kibler and Library Board President C. T. Alexander. The Friends of Paoli Library have recently reorganized and are recruiting new members. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Paoli Library, please call the library at 610-296-7996 or email Friends President Marie Thibault at

Big Things are Happening at Paoli Library A renaissance is underway at Paoli Library, and it started with a sign. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Friends of Paoli Library, Wells Fargo, and Tredyffrin Township, the library finally has a lighted sign on Lancaster Avenue right under the one for the bank. The sign is just the first step in a project funded by the Friends ofst Paoli Library to shape Paoli Library into a 21 century Library. “The goal,” says Beverly Michaels, the library's branch manager, “is to better use our limited space to meet the needs of today's library users.” People still come to the library to borrow books, of course, but they are also using it as a place to relax, read, research, and meet. To create a more user-friendly environment for these activities, updates and changes are needed to the 1980s-era space. “This transformation has been a long time coming,” said Marie Thibault, president of the Friends of Paoli Library, “so 'excited' doesn't adequately express how enthused and energized we are! Paoli Library is the community hub for Paoli. With no other local spot to act as a community center, Paoli Library wins hands down as the place to hang. The proposed changes will add to the library's appeal and help us accommodate more people and purposes.” To join the Friends in this project and their other activities in support of Paoli Library, email Marie at

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A Banner Year for the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library "The Red Fox Book Shop keeps us hopping! Donations are flooding in, our four half-price sales have been fabulous, and our membership drive in May was a success," said Denise Sjoreen, Vice President of the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library. Kate Currigan, President, added, "As a result, we've been able to donate almost $50,000 this year to the library, way beyond what we've done in the past.” Each year since 2012, the Friends have donated $20,000 to support programs for children, teens, and adults which are such an integral part of the library. Each monthly list of coming events gets more exciting as the librarians select topics, speakers, and hands-on experiences that inform and delight the community. "By far the most popular program has been the Museum Pass, which started in 2016," said board member Pat Wingerter. "So far this year, through September, patrons have used the sixteen 3-day passes over 900 times. We'll expand the 2018 program with five additional passes including Eastern State Penitentiary and the Museum of the American Revolution.” To bring the large meeting room's technology up to current state-of-the-art level, the Friends board has approved an upgraded budget of $22,842. The installation will begin in January, 2018. Also, monies have been provided for library staff development. Chris Kibler, Director, and Valerie Green, Assistant Director, attended the National American Library Association Annual Conference for the first time since anyone can remember. Children's Librarian Angie Andre, along with Reference Librarian Kate Boyle, took part in the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference in Pittsburgh; and Laurie Doan, Teen's Librarian, traveled to NYC to catch up with what teens are doing at Comic-Con.

"A library is only as good as its staff," said Kate, "and we're very happy to offer opportunities for learning about the latest developments in the library world to our outstanding staff. The five librarians who attended conferences this year came back re-energized and with new ideas.”

Township. When his parents retired three years ago and returned to Jamasi, they found that no public library existed. They decided to find a way to bring the power of books to the community. Enlisting the help of George and his siblings in the United States, they have accomplished their goal.

The Friends supported the very successful 2017 Party in the Park, purchased a movie license (so movies can be shown to patrons), and a Chester County small games of chance permit (so raffles and bingo can take place legally).

Most of the books donated by Main Line citizens go directly into the physical shop downstairs at the library and to the online store; the proceeds go to the library. More books arrive each year than the Red Fox Book Shop (with its limited space) can sell, so they donate a portion of them to local charities, schools in Philadelphia and in other states, and US military personnel.

"The Friends are committed and have worked hard all year," said Chris Kibler. "They're focused and the Red Fox Book Shop grows steadily; it's quite a business. No question, they help to create a more vibrant library for their community and we appreciate their dedication. They need more volunteers and board members. Please offer to work with them. They're a good group to be a part of; they get things done.”

Book Donations Go World Wide Do you ever wonder what on earth the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library do with all of the thousands of books donated by generous Tredyffrin citizens? In 2016, three-thousand books crossed the Atlantic Ocean to Accra, Ghana, and from there traveled north overland to the town of Jamasi in the Ashanti Region. Thanks to George Attah-Asante, the books are now part of the Jamasi Public Library, the first library in the town where he was born. It opened on June 30, 2017, with a great celebration.

"We work to be good custodians of the books that are donated and are pleased that they reach faraway places like Ghana and Afghanistan," said Kate Currigan, President of the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library, who operate the Red Fox Book Shop to raise funds for the library. "Many young teachers who grew up here going to this library now teach in schools located in lower economic areas throughout the U. S. and they come looking for books for their classroom libraries when they come home for the holidays. Thanks to the generosity of so many, our library's reach is extended around the world.”

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Children's Programs at Paoli Library

Winter Reading Club 2018 Families are welcome to join us in this fun reading program. For the month of February, read together as a family for at least 7 hours and each participating member will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a family gift basket. Stop by the Children's Department of Tredyffrin Public Library for your calendar, starting January 22, 2018. Tips for Reading Aloud Read with your child every day, starting when your child is a baby. We are never too old to listen to a story. Read to children of all ages. Reading aloud should be fun and interactive. Make reading times special and unhurried. Share books that match your child's age and interests. Be patient, give your child time to learn how to be a good listener. Reading aloud encourages good listening skills. Keep reading to your child even after they've learned to read on their own; there is no age at which the fun and benefits end. Benefits of Reading Aloud to a Child Reading aloud is the perfect time to bond with your child. Children will associate reading with warm, pleasant feelings. Reading aloud is an easy and effective way to nurture the love of reading in your child. A child who loves books will want to read them and will become a lifelong reader. Reading to your child helps speech and language development. When you read to your children, you let them know that reading is important to you.

For our younger patrons, please join Miss Stephanie for storytime! At Family Storytime, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 AM, children ages birth to 5 years and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and fun for all. Also on Thursdays, at 10 AM, is our Little Learners Lapsit for ages birth to 2 years. Unique to Paoli Library are German Storytime meeting 1st and 3rd Fridays, and Chinese Musical Storytime meeting 2nd and 4th Saturdays. For more information, visit the Libraries' website.

Adult Programs at Tredyffrin Public Library

The Tredyffrin Township Library provides many monthly adult programs to enjoy. From ongoing programs to specialty programs, there is much to choose from. Following is a sampling from among our many programs offered this winter.

Matter of Balance

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Expanded Museum Pass Program for 2018

Also for our younger patrons, Paoli has the Just for Fun! Book Club. Selections are designed for ages 9 to 12 years old and chosen by the participants. We meet once a month where we discuss the book, eat yummy snacks, and do projects related to the book. One is also not required to finish the book; we want your opinions and thoughts whether you loved the book or not so much. Online registration is suggested but not required.

The Library will be offering some new and exciting destinations for our 2018 Museum Pass Program. New locations include Eastern State Penitentiary, the Independence Seaport Museum, Wings of Freedom, Magic Gardens, and the Museum of the American Revolution. We are grateful to the Friends of the Tredyffrin Public Library for sponsoring this popular program. Paoli Library Mystery Group The mystery book discussion group meets at the Paoli Library on the second Monday of the month at 10:30 AM. The group began meeting in 2001, at the suggestion of a library volunteer, an avid mystery reader. We may discuss a single book, an author, or books with a theme, such as mysteries set in Italy, or mysteries related to music. We have taken occasional field trips and hosted local mystery writers. The discussions are lively, and all are welcome. The theme for January is mysteries

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with Native American detectives or settings. New members are always welcome. For more information or to sign up, contact Beverly Michaels at 610-296-7996 or by email at Check it out! There is a GoPro Camera available at Paoli Library! Wouldn't it be amazing to take videos from your bike? Or view the world from your dog's point of view? With a GoPro camera, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Borrow the new GoPro Hero Session from Paoli Library! It's free, and you can reserve it up to 60 days in advance. Strap it to yourself or your dog and with the push of a button, you'll be recording high-quality video. Download the videos to your computer or phone to share with your friends.

Our 2018 schedule starts on January 24th with a discussion of Amanda Vaill's Everybody Was So Young, a portrait of an age when the world's artists, composers, musicians and writers, including Picasso, Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, all flocked to Paris and the Riviera for creative inspiration. On March 14th, we will discuss The Matisse Stories by A.S. Byatt, a series of short stories inspired by the art of Henri Matisse, which celebrate the eye, revealing also its unfailing proximity to the heart. On May 23rd, we will be discussing Goya, by art critic

Robert Hughes. This extraordinary biography explores the subjects of art and life, love and rage, and impotence and death in the life and work of Francisco Goya. The schedule for 2018 with descriptions for each book, is always available on the Libraries' website under Program and Events. Copies of each selection are available through the Chester County Library System. To register for a session please contact or call Paoli Library at 610-296-7996.

The GoPro has been made available thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Paoli Library. For more information and to reserve the GoPro, contact Paoli Library or visit the GoPro page on the Library website. Paoli Library Art Book Club Victoria C. Skelly Calling all art lovers in Tredyffrin Township! The Art Book Club at Paoli Library is welcoming new members to participate in the 2018 exciting roster of artful reading. Our club has been discussing books, both fiction and non-fiction, for over five years now. That makes us the longest-operating public art book club in the Philadelphia area! Our discussions cover a wide range of art related topics, including the sociological perspectives of artists; art as a product of culture; the psychological reading of artists' works; art as a commodity or a product of religion; art as therapy for the artist or the viewer; art as an aesthetic object; the technical innovations and working methods of artists; and more! The Art Book Club has a core group of consistent attenders, but others drop by for selected sessions only. Attendees have included artists, Art Goes to School and museum docents, art dealers, psychologists, art historians, and, of course, those in a variety of occupations who just want to learn more about art. All who have the interest are warmly welcome to join us!

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Upcoming Teen Programs at the Tredyffrin Public Library 2018 Understanding and Demystifying College Admissions Sundays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 3 - 4:30 PM Dates are subject to weather delays and changes. Please check the website for updates. Find out how you can match your interests, abilities, values and karma with the right college in this series of workshops to explore how the college admissions process works. Topics covered will include how to select a college; what colleges seek from their applicants; college admissions tests and requirements; hot topics and trends in admissions; and financial aid. This informative and fun workshop is led by an experienced college counselor and former college admissions officer and dean, Cigus

2018 Performance Art Summer Camp, early August Rising 5th through 9th graders - Explore your creativity and build on your self-confidence in this group effort to stage a show in a fortnight. This super fun camp run by CHS graduates, who are now studying performance arts at university, is affordable and will fill up fast. E-mail for more information or to get on the camp e-mail list. What Could YOU Do Here? The Tredyffrin Township Libraries Teen Advisory Board is working to put together our winter/spring schedule with a variety of programs. The large room at Tredyffrin Public Library is a flexible space that can be set up for movie nights, a meeting space, or the extremely popular coffeehouse. Equipment includes microphones, stage lighting, speakers, a mixer, computer, projector, screens, DVD Player, pipe and drape, folding tables, chairs, and kitchen. If you or your group have an idea and are looking for a great setting for a teen event, please contact Laurie Doan at or 610-688-7092 ext. 200.

Reading Excellence Award Tredyffrin Township Libraries are proud to offer a reading program for young adult readers! Young readers wishing to expand their reading lens beyond the United States and read “Around the World” should give it a try! Complete the program and receive a special award from the library. More details can be found on the libraries' website.

Book Club Book club for 7th graders and up!! We've got great selections and a great chance to talk with friends about your favorite parts of books! Every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 4 PM. Check the webpage for our next book. We hope to see you there. For more information on Teen Programs at Tredyffrin Pubic Library, contact Laurie Doan at Plus more events are always being planned!

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Doan is also a mentor to young adults. She encouraged one teen who has Asperger's Syndrome to act in one of the theater productions at the library. He gained enough confidence to take a theater class in high school which led to him making the final round of the National History Day state competition.

Laurie Doan NEW YORK Today (11/30/2017) Laurie Doan, young adult librarian at the Tredyffrin Public Library in Strafford, Pennsylvania, was named a winner of this year's I Love My Librarian Award. Laurie is being recognized for her leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor. She is commended for empowering local teens and developing opportunities at the library for youth to pursue projects they are passionate about. When Laurie learned students had an interest in theater but were cut from the highly competitive high school musicals in the area, she created a “second theater” in the library where they could bring books to life. Students have produced more than a dozen musicals in the library space. She offers the library as a space for teens to hold fundraisers. She helped one teen turn the library into a dance hall to raise money for his Eagle Scout project. With Doan's assistance, other young adults have raised nearly $10,000 for a range of

She will receive a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony and reception to be held this evening in New York City. The ceremony is hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York, which cosponsors the award along with The New York Public Library and The New York Times. The American Library Association administers the award through its Public Awareness Office, which promotes the value of libraries and librarians. As part of the award process, library users are invited to nominate librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries. This year 1,125 nominations were submitted by library users nationwide detailing how their favorite librarians have gone above and beyond to improve community members' lives. In the United States there are 190,000 librarians working in libraries of all types, and only 100 librarians have been selected for this distinguished honor since the award's inception in 2008. This year's award recipients include three academic librarians, four public librarians and three school librarians. A complete list of the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award recipients can be found at To share information about the winners and the importance of their work in the community please use #ILoveMyLibrarian on social media.

About Carnegie Corporation of New York Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation's work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy. About The New York Public Library The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locationsincluding research and branch librariesthroughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York Public Library relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support the Library at About the American Library Association The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

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Township Renews MS4 Permit by Stephen Burgo, P.E., Township Engineer What is the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit? The Federal Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) require the Township to comply with stormwater regulations and obtain a permit. The Permit allows pipes, inlets, and roads that collect stormwater to discharge the stormwater to creeks, rivers, and streams. The Township renews the permit every 5 years and has to meet new requirements.

impaired streams, as well as the streams assessed that met the water quality standards, can be found in the “2014 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report” on the PADEP website. What are the new requirements for this permit? The new permit requires a Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) for streams impaired by sediment or nutrients. Municipalities must reduce existing sediment loads by 10% over the 5-year permit cycle (2018-2023).

Existing baseline sediment loading is 2,807,000 Why is the permit needed? pounds per year. 10% required reduction: Of the 2,348 miles of streams in Chester approximately 281,000 pounds per year. County, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) routinely Total Area Sediment loads assesses 1,394 stream miles using Condition (ac) (lbs/yr) methodology approved by the US 11,382 8,115,469 Full Township Environmental Protection Agency to 6,266 2,881,834 determine if a stream is meeting water MS4 Planning Area - No BMPs quality standards. In its 2014 report, PADEP (74,591) Sediment Reduction from Existing BMPs listed 770 miles of streams in Chester County 2,807,243 MS4 Planning Area With BMPs as impaired, which means that they do not 280,724 10% Required Sediment Reduction meet water quality standards. The list of

Pollution in our Waters

What can we do to comply? Street Sweeping Continue and enhance the Township's street sweeping practices to cover more roadways and increase the frequency of sweeping of those streets each year. Inlet Cleaning Increase the total number of Township storm sewer inlets cleaned each year to remove collected sediment, trash and debris, keeping it out of our streams. Retrofit Existing Detention Basins Evaluate and make improvements to Township basins to manage more stormwater runoff, as well as enhance the natural vegetation and decrease mowing of existing basins to help filter soil and remove pollutants from stormwater runoff. Streambank Stabilization and Restoration In coordination with other green infrastructure, work on some streambank stabilization projects along stream corridors in Township parks. Green Infrastructure Selectively evaluate work on several designs for green infrastructure improvements for stormwater management, such as some existing projects in the Crabby Creek and Little Valley Creek Watershed that collect and treat existing stormwater runoff with underground and surface infiltration and vegetation treatment process.


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Does Your Project Require A Stormwater Permit Stormwater Code Applicability Requirements Table 7.1 from the Code of Tredyffrin Township summarizes the applicability requirements. "Proposed Impervious Surface" in Table 7.1 includes new, additional, or replacement impervious surface/cover. Repaving existing surfaces without reconstruction does not constitute "replacement.” NOTE: Definition of Impervious Surface: A horizontal surface that has been compacted or covered with a layer of material so that it is highly resistant to infiltration by water, including but not limited to buildings, structures, and paved areas such as driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, patios, decks, swimming pools, tennis courts, etc. For the purposes of determining compliance with this chapter, stone surfaces routinely used for vehicle parking and movement shall be considered impervious. Proposed Impervious Surface

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TABLE 7.1 APPLICABILITY Article IV, Drainage Plan Requirements § 174-19, Nonstructual project design § 174-20, Groundwater recharge § 174-21, Water quality requirement § 174-22, Stream bank erosion requirements § 174-23, Stormwater peak rate control and management standards Erosion and sediment pollution control (E&SC) plan

LEGEND: Yes - Drainage plan with stormwater management controls necessary to meet the section provision. Exempt - Exempt from required section provision. Drainage plan submission may still be required if other section provisions are applicable (yes in box). Modified Drainage Plan - For sites with 500 square feet to 1,000 square feet of proposed impervious surfaces. This stormwater and grading permit (SWG) shall follow the groundwater recharge requirements found in §Ê174-20C(1)(b)[1]. E&SC Plan - Erosion and sediment control pollution plans are required for earth disturbances greater than 5,000 square feet. E&SC plans are also required for earth disturbances greater than 1,000 square feet if impacts to slopes >15%.

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0 - 5,000 square feet: No SWG permit required from Township, but E&SC BMPs required to be implemented on site 0 - 1,000 square feet: SWG permit required from Township, with E&SC plan and BMPs if impacts slopes >15% 5,000 square feet: 1 acre - SWG permit required from Township, with E&SC plan and BMPs Greater than 1 acre: SWG permit required from Township, and NPDES permit required from CCCD and/or DEP (Refer to municipal earth disturbance requirements)

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Inspections And Permit Services People who know me know that I'm always open to a good cliché. Even the “oldies but goodies”, like, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” or “I'd take that every day and twice on Sunday.” But there is one that always seemed to fall a little short on meaning in my mind as a Code Official - “The only guarantees in life are death and taxes.” I believe there should be one more added to that one… SNOW!!! “Only Guarantees are death, taxes and SNOW!” It's simple science. Precipitation at 32° or lower = SNOW. We inhabit the Greater Northeast, so we can't avoid it. Winter temps won't allow it. We deal with it every year, forever and ever…and ever. After thinking long and hard about it, and just shy of flying south for the winter (as delightful as that may sound) I figured the best approach is to always plan ahead - plenty of warm clothes, serviced heating equipment, including all fuel bills up to date, and “last but not least”, another cliché…Snow Removal!!

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minute and then having to pay the chiropractor. All kidding aside, just think of the potential liabilities that we as home and business owners have when it comes to slips and falls. What if someone had to walk in the road due to an un-shoveled sidewalk and something dreadful happened as a result? Important stuff to avoid, don't you think? That said, please again allow the ordinance below to be your guiding light, besides my charm and wit of course. And have a safe and, above all, quick winter season. Good luck and come on March! A. Clearing of sidewalks. Not later than 30 hours after snow or sleet has ceased to fall, it shall be the duty of all tenants or occupants of occupied properties and the owners or agents in charge of unoccupied properties abutting on public streets in Tredyffrin Township to clear or cause to be cleared a pathway in the sidewalk in front of their respective properties

in the event of snow, or to cover the sidewalk with salt, cinders, sawdust or similar icecontrol materials in the event of ice or sleet. Such pathway shall be not less than 24 inches in width and shall be thoroughly cleared of snow and ice. To the extent that the private property includes a fire hydrant, the same persons shall be responsible for maintaining a cleared pathway to the hydrant. B. Depositing of snow and ice in certain areas. Where snow and ice are removed from the pathway, it shall not be piled or placed in the gutter, in any stormwater sewer inlet, or obstructing any fire hydrant. C. Depositing of snow and ice in public streets prohibited. Snow and ice removed from sidewalks, driveways and other private property shall not be deposited, shoveled, pushed, thrown or plowed from any sidewalk, driveway, parking lot or any other area onto any public street.

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2018 Sewer And Tax Payments In 2017, the Township invested in changes to the system for processing sewer payments that will take effect with the 2018 sewer billing. Residents can now request to receive their sewer bills by email rather than through the US Postal Service. All you need to do is send your information to Be sure to include your name, address, account number, and email address where you would like to receive your sewer invoice. You can then pay your sewer bill by mailing a check to the Township, stopping in at the Township Building to drop it off, or online by using MasterCard or Discover only. Sewer invoices are sent in March for payment due on or st st before May 1 . After May 1 , ALL unpaid sewer bills will be sent for collection through Portnoff. Contact the Payoff Department by calling 484-690-9312 or by email at

DO NOT send payments to PO Box 8500-2718 Philadelphia, PA, 19178-2761. This PO Box has been permanently closed. REMINDER: The Township does not accept school tax payments. The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District handles your school taxes and you can contact them at 610-240-1940.

Any questions about your sewer or real estate tax bills, call the Township at 610-644-1400. Visit the Township website at /online-payment-services to pay your bill online. Please note: partial payments are not accepted online.

Your Real Estate Tax Payments can also be made online using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. There is a fee of 2.45% or a $1.50 minimum assessed on all credit card payments. Visit the Township website at /online-payment-services to pay your bill online. At this time, your invoice for your Real Estate Tax will be sent to you through the US Postal Service. Tax bills are sent in February for payment due by May 31st. After May st 31 , late fees will be assessed. You can remit your tax payment early to receive the 1% discount. As of February 1, 2018, all payments must be sent to: Tredyffrin Township Tax Office 1100 Duportail Road Berwyn, PA 19312

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Police Department News current team leader for the Chester County Regional Emergency Response Team. He helped shepherd the Tredyffrin Township Police Department Special Operations Team (SOT) from a local into a Chester County wide/Regional SWAT team. Prior to his police service, he served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1989-1993, attaining the rank of corporal with postings to Security Forces and asset protection as well as infantry assignments. Lt. Brown has received numerous citations for Valor, Bravery and Heroism while engaged with the Agency, including the pursuit and capture of a bank robbery suspect in 2004. Lt. Brown's new assignment is the Operations Command, presiding over the Patrol Division. He is preceded at the Police Department by his father, Lieutenant Carl Brown, who served Tredyffrin for 32 years. The rank and file of the Police Department, retirees and former members, joined in congratulating Lt. Brown at the event in November.

Lt. Timothy Brown

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Lieutenant Timothy Brown was appointed to his rank before the Board of Supervisors. Chairman Trip Lukens presided over the event as Lt. Brown was presented with his Lieutenant Badge by Superintendent Mike Beaty. Lt. Brown, a twenty-three year

member of the force was, from 2008-2015, the sergeant in charge of the Traffic Safety Unit and from 2003-2008, a corporal serving as second in command of a patrol squad. Brown serves as the Lead Firearms Instructor for the Department, an Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control Instructor, and is the

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Be Alert - Don't Become A Victim Over the past year, there has been an increase in phone scams targeting local area residents. Two of the most common ones are the IRS scam and the grandparent scam. IRS-Impersonation Scam An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but ARE NOT! These con artists can sound convincing when they call by using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation, or suspension of business or driver's license. Victims may also be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request. Remember, the IRS will never: Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a pre-paid debit card; Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or Threaten.

Grandparent Scam In this scam, a grandparent receives a phone call (or sometimes an email) from a “grandchild.” If it is a phone call, it's often late at night or early in the morning when most people are not thinking clearly. Usually, the person claims to be traveling in a foreign country and has gotten into a bad situation, like being arrested for drugs, getting in a car accident, or being mugged, and needs money wired ASAP. And the caller doesn't want his or her parents told. Sometimes, instead of the “grandchild” making the phone call, the criminal pretends to be an arresting police officer, a lawyer, a doctor at a hospital, or some other “official” person. There have also been complaints about the phony grandchild talking first and then handing the phone to an accomplice who further spins the fake tale. Military families have also been victimized: After perusing a soldier's social networking site, a con artist will contact the soldier's grandparents, sometimes claiming that a problem came up during military leave that required money to address. While it's commonly called the grandparent scam, criminals may also claim to be a family friend, niece or nephew, or another family member. To avoid being victimized: Resist the pressure to act quickly; Try to contact family members to determine if the call is legitimate; Never wire money based on a request made over the phone or in an email. Sources:,

Citations are NEVER emailed or sent in the form of an email attachment The police department was recently contacted about a victim who received an email indicating that he/she was speeding on local roads and needed to remit funds in the form of a fine, and provided a link and attachments for sending the funds. Local police departments, as well as the district courts, were made aware of this scam. Because the contact had fairly correct information with respect to speed, time, and location, it is highly suspected that a “free mobility or traffic phone app” may have been used or hacked for this scam. Be aware that, in some cases, in addition to the financial scams documented over the past few years nationally, these emails are phishing attempts where opening attached documents place viruses and/or tracking on your computer. A similar scam occurred in New York State in 2011. ALWAYS REMEMBER… Do not send money, gift cards, or debit cards to anyone who solicits such by phone, text or email. Here are some tips to remember: Don't answer phone calls from unfamiliar phone numbers. Let those calls go to your voice mail and decide after listening whether you want to call back. Never provide anyone with personal information such as bank accounts, social security numbers, or personal identification numbers (PIN). If you get a call saying you're a winner, don't pay any money to collect a prize. A legitimate sweepstakes will never ask you to pay to collect your winnings. Never wire money to anyone with whom you are not familiar. Remember that old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” When in doubt, call the police and ask them.


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The Tredyffrin Township Town Watch

TOWNSHIP COMMUNICATIONS Tredyffrin Township makes every effort to provide information to the residents and businesses as effectively and as timely as possible. The methods currently in use are: SOCIAL MEDIA The best and most current place to get information is through the Internet by connecting to the Township website at, which continues to provide information on all events and programs taking place throughout the Township, as well as providing the latest news, events, and emergency announcements. Tredyffrin is also on Facebook and Twitter, so, become a fan on Facebook and/or Twitter to stay upto-date. E-NEWSLETTER Tredyffrin offers monthly updates about Township news and events via the e-newsletter. To sign up for the enewsletter, weather advisories, events happening in and around Chester County, and/or alerts by email or by text, visit and enroll. By creating a profile and selecting what types of notices you wish to receive, updates can be sent to you however you choose. PRINTED NEWSLETTER This printed newsletter is distributed three times a year to every residence in Tredyffrin Township as a public service. Franklin Maps works closely with the staff to provide this service for the Township and its residents. The cost of the newsletter is covered by advertising and not Township funds. If you have items of interest or ideas for articles, please send them to The Nackord

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With modern technology, the use of car patrols with CB radios in Town Watch programs has become outdated. Accordingly, we have established three divisions of the Tredyffrin Township Town Watch program, of which one might be right up your alley.

Neighborhood Watch

While going about a normal daily routine, this group remains observant to what happens in their neighborhoods and commercial areas and dials 911 if they see something out of the ordinary.

Trail Watch

This group includes walkers and bikers. As a member of Trail Watch, you wear an identifying garment which acts as a deterrent and you call 911 if you see unusual activity or an emergency.

Dog Walkers Watch

This group of regular dog walkers has the option of wearing an identifying garment (also as a deterrent) and acts as observers on their normal dog walking route. Who is better to observe the neighborhood than those who are out there every day? There is specific protocol for each division to be learned and followed by members. Apply by visiting the Township website under the Services/Police/Documents and Forms. Under Police Documents, you will see the Town Watch Application. Print, complete, and send the application to: Tredyffrin Town Watch Association 1100 Duportail Road Berwyn, PA 19312 For additional information, contact

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CAB 001-18 Generator Safety

With winter already in full swing, weatherrelated power outages will be inevitable. Many people, especially those living in rural Pennsylvania, will rely on portable generators to power their homes during such outages. It is important to note that portable generators were involved in the majority of carbon monoxide (CO) related deaths from 1999 through 2012. In fact, portable generators were linked to more than 85 percent of non-fire CO deaths during that time period. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, between 2009 and 2013, there was an average of 73 deaths per year related to CO poisoning, although the exact cause of the poisoning was not specified.1 CO is a colorless, odorless gas that is found in the fumes produced when fuel is burned. Fuel is burned by a variety of implements including cars, trucks, small engines, stoves, grills, fireplaces, hot water heaters, and generators. The gas can build up indoors and poison the people and animals who inhale it.

January 10, 2018 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common symptoms of poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People often disregard the symptoms as those associated with influenza.2

winter months. But they need to be used responsibly to keep everyone safe from potential health risks or even death. Stay warm and think spring! 1

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A study released in 2013 revealed that 74 percent of generator-related CO fatalities occurred at a fixed-structure home and were a result of misuse and human error.3 Generators should never be run indoors (including basements, crawl spaces, and sheds) or inside a garage. They should be kept a minimum of 20 feet from the home and also away from windows and vents to allow for proper ventilation. The Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends installing a battery-operated or battery back-up CO detector near every sleeping area in your home. Be sure to regularly check the detectors to ensure they are working properly.4

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Consumer Product Safety Commission. Winter warning: Portable generators hold top spot in CPSC report on carbon monoxide deaths and incidents. Retrieved on 01/09/2018 from 4 Pennsylvania Department of Health. Carbon monoxide poisoning mortality. Retrieved on 01/09/2018 from l%20Health/Environmental%20Public%20Health%20Trac king/Pages/Carbon-Monoxide-PoisoningMortality.aspx#.Wmnw550o6Ul.

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Camp Programs Winter Recreation Valley Forge Elementary School Grades K-6 Saturdays, December 2, 2017 February 17, 2018 Fee: $25 resident/$36 non-resident To register:

Winter Tennis Radnor Racquet Club

All ages welcome Sunday evenings, January 14 - March 25 No session on February 18 Fee: $195 To register:

Spring Soccer Shots Wilson Farm Park

Boys & Girls Ages 2-6 Tuesdays, March 20 - May 8 3-4 year olds 4-4:45 PM 5-6 year olds 5-5:45 PM Saturdays, March 24 - May 12 2 year olds 8:45-9:15 AM 3-4 year olds 9:30-10:15 AM 5-6 year olds 10:30-11:15 AM Fee: $112 To register:

Summer Day Camp Wilson Farm Park

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All ages welcome Sundays, April 22 - June 3 No session on May 27 Hourly Sessions 4-6 PM - all ages 6-7 PM - 18 years and older Fee: $95 To register:

Boys & Girls ages 3½-12 Monday - Friday half day camp June 18 - July 27 No session on 7/4 Fee: $75 Tredyffrin resident $100 non-resident To register:

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Boys & Girls Ages 2-6 Tuesdays, June 12 - August 7 No class on July 3 3-4 year olds 4-4:45 PM 5-6 year olds 5-5:45 PM Saturdays, June 16 - August 4 2 year olds 8:45-9:15 AM 3-4 year olds 9:30-10:15 AM 5-6 year olds 10:30-11:15 AM Fee: $112 To register:

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Boys & Girls ages 10-16 July 16 - July 20 Fee: $110 To register:

Boys Grades 8-12 June 18 - August 2 Fee: $65 Tredyffrin resident $85 non-resident To register:

Summer Tennis Clinic Warren Filipone Park

All ages welcome Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 19 - July 19 No session on July 4 Fee: $160 18 years of age or older only Wednesdays, June 20 - July 25 (5 sessions) $79 No session July 4 To register:

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Boys & Girls Grades K-5 June 25-29 Fee: $175 (sibling discount available) To register:

Fall Soccer Shot Wilson Farm Park

Boys & Girls ages 2-6 Starting date in September 2018 Watch the Township website for more details.

Fall Tennis Clinic Radnor Racquet Club

All ages welcome Starting date in September 2018 Watch the Township website for more details.

The Parks & Recreation Department hires temporary employees throughout the year to assist with various recreation programs. Currently, the Department is accepting applications for Day Camp Counselors for the 2018 season. If you are 14 years or older, enthusiastic, enjoy outdoor activities and have experience with Children between the ages of 3 to 12 this is the summer job for you! Please email employment application and cover letter to or mail to: Tredyffrin Township Attn: Hilliary Mallory 1100 Duportail Road Berwyn PA 19312 Hilliary can also be reached at 610-408-3626 or Employment applications can be found on the Township website at under Employment Opportunities.

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Tredyffrin EAC: Planting Trees And Beyond October 2017 was a busy month of tree planting and tending for the Tredyffrin Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). On October 14th, EAC members and volunteers participated in a morning of tree planting at Open Land Conservancy's Cedar Hollow Preserve. The Tredyffrin volunteers were part of a larger group put together by Green Valleys Watershed Association and Open Lands Conservancy. The EAC's associated “Bird Town” group planted more trees in Tredyffrin on October

19th; this time with the help of volunteers from Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens in Devon. The location was Westover Bird Sanctuary, a 6.7-acre plot of land between East Conestoga and Old Lancaster Roads in Devon. Jenkins donated trees, shrubs, and labor to begin the revitalization of this property, which had become overgrown with invasive species in the years since a fireworks-factory explosion in 1930 brought an end to its active use. EAC members, Bird-Town volunteers, and members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 4139 returned to the site in November and December to install deer-protecting tubes around the new plants. Other tree-planting efforts have been spearheaded by the EAC in past years, in both Wilson Farm Park and Crabby Creek Park. All those planted trees need continued tending, so, on October 28th, EAC members led teams of volunteers to remove weeds, straighten tree tubes, and pound in stakes to hold the tubes in place. Where trees had not survived, the tubes and stakes were removed and collected to be used in other places like Westover Bird Sanctuary.

By Mary Westervelt, EAC Chair

Volunteers from Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens plant donated seedlings in Westover Bird Sanctuary in October. Photo by Bonnie Witmer.

Expanded focus in 2018 The EAC has spearheaded the effort to plant trees in Tredyffrin for the past half-dozen years to combat deforestation and to improve floodplain health. EAC members see a number of other environmental concerns needing attention and hope to focus on those beginning in 2018. Subcommittees led by EAC members but including other Township residents will be working on the following: Renewable energy Recycling Stormwater solutions on private property We will continue with the focus on planting and maintaining trees and shrubs, as well.

Volunteers get grubby planting trees at Open Lands Conservancy's Cedar Hollow Preserve on the morning of October 14, 2017. Photo by Mary Westervelt.


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More volunteers, more tree tubes: These ones surround the pond at Wilson Farm Park, where the EAC led volunteers in a tree-tending effort on October 28th. Photo by Jim McLaughlin.

Want to get involved? Contact the EAC by e-mailing and including EAC in the subject line. Participate in the discussions by attending EAC meetings, which are held bi-monthly and open to the public. The next meeting will be February 13, 2018, 7 PM, in the Tredyffrin Township Building.

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Employee News New Employees in 2017

Michelle Donia, Public Works Services Clerk Michelle joined the Township staff in July after the retirement of Diane Toner, after being an A/R supervisor for Witmer Public Safety Group. She currently lives in Coatesville and is a graduate of Octorara. She keeps very busy with her 7-year-old daughter Isabella, as well as serving as a volunteer EMT. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys volunteering and spending time with her family.

Colt Grazioli, Public Works Colt joined the Public Works team in December after having worked in the excavation field for Berg Construction. He enjoys building and riding his motorcycles and spending as much time as possible with his wife and children. Additionally, he operates Torked Motorsports, a bike shop. He graduated from Twin Valley and is from Morgantown.

Paul Grillo, Public Works

Richard Kling, Public Works Richard joined the Public Works team in August, after working for Pottstown Borough. He enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities, and golfing. Richard graduated from SpringFord High School and is from Spring City.

Paul joined the Public Works team in August after driving trucks. He attended Norristown High School and lives in West Norriton.

John Heleniak, Police Department John became an officer on the Township Police Force in April after working for the Drexel University Police Department as a patrol sergeant and a field training officer. He attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and Millersville University. John lives with his wife, Kerry; son John III; and daughter Addison in Plymouth Meeting. His twin brother is the Skippack Township Manager; his brother-in-law is a Towamencin police officer; and his father-in-law is a retired lieutenant with the Philadelphia Police Department. In his spare time, Mike is a volunteer firefighter with Plymouth Fire Company and a high school wrestling coach.


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Learning About Recycling are just a few of the most tangible benefits of recycling:

collection/hauling, sorting, processing, and even brokering the recycled (raw) materials to companies who use them to create new products. Nationwide, the recycling and reuse industry consists of approximately 56,000 establishments that employ over 1.1 million people and generate an annual payroll of nearly $37 billion and gross over $236 billion in annual revenues.

Environmental Conserves limited natural resources that are extracted to create new products, leaving more for future generations.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a common mantra echoed throughout the environmental and sustainability communities. And while each of the “R's” plays its own distinct role in reducing the amount of materials we consume and eventually send to landfills, recycling is perhaps the simplest and most convenient of the three. It is also the only one of the three that is required by law. Pennsylvania's Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 (Act 101) requires, among other things, that municipalities implement recycling programs. This program is outlined in Chapter 168 of the Tredyffrin Township Code. For Tredyffrin Township residents, recycling is as simple as placing materials at your curb for pick up by your (privately-contracted) hauler. In 2012, Tredyffrin Township residents and businesses properly disposed of more than 4,200 tons of recyclable materials! The benefits of such a simple act can be enormous and far-reaching. Below

Limits the amount of debris that ends up in landfills (which saves precious space) and incinerators (which decreases the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere).

Supplies industries with more cost effective raw materials (recycled vs. virgin) from which to make new products. These cost savings are, in turn, passed on to the consumer.

Reduces the amount of debris, particularly plastic, that makes its way to our oceans and natural areas which can wreak havoc on wildlife, enter our food chain, and pollute parks, beaches, other habitats.

Saves transportation costs while boosting the local economy. Most recyclables are recycled/processed on a more local/regional scale than they are created, which funnels money into the local economy.

Energy Reduces the amount of energy used by Industry to extract resources to create new products from “virgin” materials. For example, recycling one aluminum can save 95% of the energy required to make the same amount of aluminum from “virgin” sources. For each can recycled, enough energy is conserved to run a television or computer for three hours.

Economic Creates jobs (local, regional, state and beyond), including those related to

Recycling beyond the Township Ordinance The Township Solid Waste ordinance (Chapter 168) lists the basic materials that residents and businesses must recycle - but the list of materials that residents may recycle goes beyond those items. Remember, each hauler has restrictions on what they do and do not collect. Please contact your local hauler to obtain a list of accepted materials.

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Recycling Plastics types of packaging. Type 1 plastics are intended for single use applications. Repeated use increases the risk of chemical leaching and bacterial growth. During the recycling process, the plastic is crushed and shredded into small flakes. These flakes are then reprocessed to make new PET products. The material can also be spun into polyester fiber, which is used to make textiles such as fleece garments, carpets, stuffing for pillows, and life jackets, among other things.


Confused about which plastics you can and cannot recycle? With so many different types of plastics, the task of knowing which ones to recycle may seem challenging. Here is a simple explanation of the different types of plastics that you may be able to recycle. The well-recognized “chasing arrows” (triangle) symbol we see on plastic containers and products does not necessarily mean the product is recyclable. The little number (1-7) inside the triangle tells the real story. The purpose of the number is to identify which type of plastic was used to create the product. Not all plastics are recyclable or even reusable there are numerous plastic-based products that cannot break down naturally and cannot be easily recycled. Below are the seven standard classifications for plastics, along with the recycling and reuse information for each type: #1 Plastic (PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate) is used for many of the items found in our refrigerators and pantries. Examples include soft drink/water bottles, peanut butter jars, liquor bottles, and certain

#2 Plastic (HDPE or High-Density Polyethylene) is used to make milk jugs, juice bottles, bleach/detergent/household cleaner bottles, and motor oil/antifreeze containers. Some haulers may only allow narrow-necked bottles, while others may only collect clear or colored #2 Plastics. HDPE plastic is a hearty material and does not break down under exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures. As a result, recycled HDPE is used to make plastic lumber products, picnic tables/benches, waste bins, bed liners for trucks, and other products that require durability and weather-resistance. #3 Plastic (PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride) is used to make the bottles for cooking oil, salad dressing, and floor polish; toys for children and pets; and even bubble wrap. It can also be commonly found in products like siding and piping. Like HDPE, PVC is often used in outdoor/garden applications due to its resistance to sunlight and temperatures. Products made using PVC plastic are not recyclable and the applications for reuse are limited. #4 Plastic (LDPE or Low-Density Polyethylene) is used to make various types of film/wrap products, flexible lids/bottles that you can squeeze, and various types of

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household bags (including grocery, garbage, and bread bags). Many LDPE products are reusable, but not recyclable. #5 Plastic (PP or Polypropylene) is strong and lightweight. It is popular for use in things like yogurt containers, shampoo bottles, and margarine tubs. Polypropylene is also used in cereal box liners, combs, and battery packaging. Recycled PP is used to make landscaping border stripping, battery cases, brooms, bins and trays. Recycling rates of PP are relatively low, but on the rise. #6 Plastic (PS or Polystyrene) is a cheap, malleable material used to make many disposable (“Styrofoam”) plates and cups. It can also be used to make cartons for eggs, meat trays, take out boxes for food, packing peanuts, and insulation. Recycling of Polystyrene is not widely available, and many curbside haulers will not accept these products. Additionally, PS is structurally weak and can break down relatively easily, causing chemicals to leach. This combined with its light weight and sheer volume make PS, in particular, a notable threat to wildlife and natural ecosystems. Polystyrene should be avoided where possible. #7 Plastic (Other BPA, Polycarbonate, LEXAN, etc.) is a catch-all category for which reuse and recycling protocols are not standardized. Oftentimes, #7 plastics are a combination types 1-6. Examples include large water bottles (3-5 gallons) and items like sunglasses, DVDs, and phone cases. For more information, you can visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website at or the Tredyffrin Township website at

If you have not had a chance to attend a live concert of the Main Line Symphony Orchestra, you are missing a real treat. The orchestra has made Wayne, Pennsylvania it's home for decades rehearsing and performing at the Valley Forge Middle School. The recent November concert celebrated the orchestra's 72nd season of entertaining the public with quality music. One reason MLSO has been so successful is that it attracts talented musicians of all ages from a combination of the city and the suburban area. Plus, all featured soloist come from the Curtis Institute in addition to the Philadelphia Orchestra. Both Don Liuzzi, Conductor and Paul Roby, Concertmaster are also a major attraction. They are both full time members of the Philadelphia Orchestra: Don as Principal Timpanist and Paul as Associate Principal Second Violin. The Main Line Symphony Orchestra is an exceptional community orchestra that has increased it's size and concert schedule recently. Visit the orchestra on Facebook or on the website at for season subscriptions or individual tickets. By: Vanessa Taylor

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CHEMSWEEP Program Provides Safe Pesticide Disposal

Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 19 counties across the state can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily next year through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's CHEMSWEEP program. “When pesticides outlive their usefulness, they can become a problem,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “Rather than leaving them sitting in barns and back rooms as threats to human safety and our environment, we provide this service to each of Pennsylvania's counties every four years.” The program is offered in different counties each year. In 2018, it will be available in Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Franklin, Jefferson, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Potter, and Washington counties. More than 2.5 million pounds of unwanted or unusable pesticides have been properly destroyed through the program since it was established in 1993.

Every year, many pesticide products are discontinued, phased out or become unusable, leaving growers, commercial establishments, and professional applicators with potentially dangerous and toxic materials that cannot be placed in landfills. The unwanted pesticides often become a safety hazard and an environmental concern through longterm storage in garages, barns, or other areas. Licensed pesticide applicators, pesticide dealers and commercial pesticide application businesses from the designated counties are eligible to participate by completing the CHEMSWEEP registration and inventory form that will be mailed directly to eligible applicators, dealers, and businesses. The registration period ends February 28. An independent contractor hired by the state agriculture department collects and packages all waste pesticides at each participating location, primarily for incineration at facilities approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. CHEMSWEEP covers the disposal cost

for the first 2,000 pounds per participant. Above that level, participants are billed at the agriculture department's contracted price. The program is funded through annual registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers and applicators. For more information, visit Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP Program webpage. [Posted: Nov. 20, 2017] Crisci Associates 204 State Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 Phone: (717) 234-1716 Fax: (717) 234-1824 PA Environment Digest © 2017 Crisci Asscoiates. All Rights Reserved.



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YOUR OASIS. YOUR HISTORY. OUR MISSION. Foresight has preserved and protected the Valley Forge legacy for over two hundred years, starting in 1877 when Anna Morris Holstein and the Valley Forge Centennial Memorial Association raised the money to purchase and preserve Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge. A hundred years later, another group of visionary citizens united as The Friends of Valley Forge to preserve and protect what was then our newest national park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, established during the country's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Today, the Valley Forge Park Alliance continues the foresight and work of its founders as an organization that has grown into a national alliance of corporations, organizations and individuals who share the goals of supporting, protecting and preserving the hallowed grounds of Valley Forge. It also recognizes that the park is the center of an ever-growing community of citizens and is working to connect the park to those beyond its boundaries. What does the Valley Forge Park Alliance do? The Valley Forge Park Alliance is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Valley Forge National Historical Park, enhancing the visitor experience and promoting public appreciation of the Park's historic, environmental and recreational resources. We are a “voice” for the Park and a “gateway” to the Park for our community. Our diverse partnerships with individuals, businesses and corporations generate awareness and encourage more people to

engage with this special place; provide public and school-based programs; raise funding to provide free to low-cost programs; and inspire the next generation of park users and supporters to meet the challenges of our Park.

Earliest known photo of Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge, c. 1861 Courtesy: Valley Forge National Historical Park

We are stewards of the past. For those that value the historical importance of Valley Forge, we engage an array of historians, scientists, authors, archeologists, actors, and performers who share their multiple points of view on history, the natural world, and the ongoing commemoration of Valley Forge. Sponsored by Malvern Federal Savings and The Sherrin H. and Bruce A. Baky Foundation, our popular Speaker Series is held in partnership with the Washington Memorial Chapel and occurs from October through May. We provide living history volunteers that assist the Park in bringing the encampment experience to life through special

demonstrations of camp life, offer educational programs at local elementary schools and raised the funds to help build and outfit new huts and to restore the original Fort John Moore Redoubt so that visitors can experience the earthen fortress used to protect the Continental Army from the British who were camped in Philadelphia, less than a day's march away. While no battles were fought at Valley Forge, some 2,000 soldiers died - more than were killed at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown combined. The Alliance continues to honor the legacy of not only those who died during the encampment but also, through its Muster Roll Project, the over 20,000 surviving soldiers that served at least one day at Valley Forge. The Muster Roll Project is a free online database allowing people from around the world to discover if their ancestry leads to Valley Forge. The project is a totally volunteer based effort. We are more than just history. For those that value the Park as a wonderful oasis in a sea of urbanity, we offer guided bird walks and trail walks on Tuesday including Prescribe-A-Trail walks that offer opportunities to walk and personally talk with local health care providers on a variety of healthy lifestyle topics. We even provide water bowls for your canine buddies that visit the Park! The Alliance, in partnership with the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, is a sponsor of the annual Revolutionary 5-mile Run®, the largest one-day fundraising event that occurs in the Park each April and provides funding for enhancing the visitor experience, helping them to discover and enjoy the Park.

The King of Prussia Rotary Club is seeking individuals who wish to give back to their community. Rotary is a nonprofit service organization comprised of men and women dedicated to helping the local community as well as communities abroad. If you would like to learn about Rotary or have an interest in becoming more involved in your community, visit

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The Park, with 26 miles of trails within its borders, links the Schuylkill River Trail to the Horse Shoe Trail, making the Park a major hub in a 75-mile system linking Philadelphia to the Appalachian Trail and a magnet for runners, walkers, hikers and cyclists of all abilities. Currently, we are undertaking a feasibility study for the North Gulph Road Connector Trail which will connect thousands of residents and employees to the Park without having to drive (wouldn't this be great?). Funding for the study was provided by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, REI, and Upper Merion Township. We are the gem in your backyard. For those that treasure Valley Forge as a gem in their backyard, we offer volunteer opportunities to get-involved and give-back. From public service days and special events to hands-on building projects with the Hut Brigade, there is a volunteer role for all ages and abilities. Working with the Park and our partners, we offer a range of activities to further your learning and enjoyment including the following: Join the Continental Army January through April Washington's Birthday Bash February 19th

Dine with Patrick Henry - March 19th nd Revolutionary 5 Mile RunÂŽ - April 22 An Evening with Baron Steuben - May 1st Annual Picnic in the Park - July 4th Plus MORE! Please visit for additional information. You make the mission possible! Valley Forge Park Alliance is possible because of a powerful idea: that people, like you, are committed to preserving and protecting these hallowed grounds and their importance to our community, region and nation. From attending events to shopping in The Encampment Store, there are many ways to support. Add your support to this incredible 240-year journey by JOINING as a member, DONATING or VOLUNTEERING to make the mission possible today and for generations to come.

Commemorative Plaque Program

Celebrate the historic character of your home and our Township by participating in the Commemorative Plaque Program, a voluntary program administered by the Township Historical Commission. Any resource within the Township that meets certain criteria is eligible for inclusion. Applications will be reviewed by the Historical Commission and are available online and at the Township Building. They are to be completed by the property owner, who will bear the cost to manufacture and maintain the plaque. For more information, visit Commission or call 610-644-1400.


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Personal Finance Management Joe came home for the holidays and saw a stack of unopened mail on his Mom's coffee table. He asked if they could open the mail together and Joe was sad to see overdue bills, late fees accessed and one cut off notice. His mother had the money in her account but her macular degeneration made it hard to read the bills. Joe called Surrey Services Home Care (610-647-9840) in Devon and became a client of Surrey's Personal Finance Manager Jacky Kennedy Sisson. Joe arranged for his Mom to have monthly meetings with Jacky. “I can sleep now knowing that my Mom will never have a utility cut off for nonpayment and Mom is so much happier because she feels in control of her finances,” said Joe. “I highly recommend Personal Finance Management at Surrey.”

doing much more enjoyable things, like singing in the choir.” Surrey offers Personal Finance Management as one of the Home Care Services. Surrey's Personal Finance Manager can meet with you and customize the service to help you manage your personal finances, from reconciling bank statements to organizing tax information, from choosing insurance and utility plans to filing applications for government benefits. “My clients and their families know that I will organize bills and paperwork and assure prompt handling of

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“Berried” Treasures At Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens If you are familiar with Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, you've surely delighted in the spring display of azaleas, mountain laurels, and rhododendrons. You have probably also witnessed the summer wildflowers and the corresponding menagerie of bees, butterflies, and birds of all kinds. Then, of course, comes fall and its vibrant collage of colors unmatched by any other season, but what on earth is there to see in the winter? There is more than you might realize. Photo: YuriTimofeyev.Flickr

Many have written about plants with winter interest ranging from those with beautiful bark and interesting form, to evergreen foliage and yes, even flowers. There is more of course - Mother Nature frequently graces us with a blanket of snow or thin coating of ice, and though it doesn't make getting to the Arboretum very easy, the view of the untouched winter landscape makes it worth the effort. This article, however, goes beyond the beautiful and into the functional as the Arboretum becomes a sanctuary for overwintering birds.

a much-needed smorgasbord. Scattered throughout the gardens are hundreds of plants that provide an abundance of seeds and berries for these overwintering birds. Many of these berries are, in fact, quite beautiful. The bright red berries of American holly contrasted against its dark, evergreen foliage is a striking, classic landscape feature. The waxy blue berries of red cedar and bayberry create a subtle blue haze as seen from the distance. Winterberry holly berries, with all

of their forms and color variations, are lovely covered with cardinals and a thin layer of snow. Red and black chokeberries as well as highbush cranberries can be seen all through winter as they sweeten with time and give the birds something to snack on only after they've plucked the bounties from all of the others. Bright purple beautyberries and bright pink coralberries form in clusters along long, arching stems. Hawthorns and crabapples are adorned with hundreds of small red fruits that dangle from their branches like holiday ornaments. Rose hips can be found on several of our native beauties and sumacs display much underappreciated clusters of fuzzy red berries. The fruits, the bark, the forms and the flowers, all against an evergreen backdrop of rhododendrons and hollies makes Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens a special place to visit in wintertime. While you are here, watch for the birds through the deciduous forest. The cardinals, nuthatches, finches, wrens, chickadees and titmice will lead you to their favorite winter fruits. We hope you'll enjoy them as much as they do.

Winter is a fragile time for birds; most do not migrate and, without insects to feed on, food gets scarce. They still need enough fat and calories to keep themselves going through winter and the Arboretum provides for them

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many other public gardens, it is free of charge. This policy makes Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens unique.

American Plant Collections Consortium, the arboretum plantings include over 2,300 accessions and 1800 taxa, representing all five major divisions of the genus Rhododendron, and 235 Kalmia (Mountain Laurel) plants, representing 48 taxa.

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Preserving a Garden Sanctuary and Living Museum Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens of Devon is one of eastern Pennsylvania's major horticultural and environmental assets. It preserves and nurtures 48 acres of Chester County's rapidly disappearing natural terrain, sited on a ridge above the historic and onceagriculturally rich "Great Valley," with Valley Forge National Historic Park to the northern horizon.

Promoting Environmental Stewardship The Arboretum and gardens serve as a model for the community in sustainable environmental practices. Through its habitat management practices and Trout Creek watershed preservation efforts, Jenkins Arboretum provides working examples of environmental concern. The Arboretum also offers opportunities to the public for life-long learning through lectures, workshops, and tours. In the gardens, plant diversity leads to biological diversity. As an example, 109 species of birds have been observed in the gardens. Jenkins Arboretum provides practical examples of resource conservation in the design and engineering of its Gold LEED-Certified John J. Willaman Education Center building - meeting rigorous standards in water efficiency, energy conservation, use of renewable materials and low-impact construction. Fulfilling a Vision Since opening in 1976, the Arboretum has been built on Mr. Jenkins' intention to honor his wife, Elisabeth and celebrate her life, to make their woodlands into an outdoor showcase and fresh air classroom for public enjoyment and education.

With a tall tree layer and multi-layered shrub understory, the Arboretum provides the community with a tranquil oasis for the enjoyment of all.

Educating the Public In the Arboretum's goal to educate the public on the advantages of using native plants in the landscape that thrive in southeastern Pennsylvania, Jenkins Arboretum has created its Green Ribbon Native PlantÂŽ Awards. Every spring, the Arboretum Horticulture Committee and staff select three worthy native plants (a tree, shrub, and fern or wildflower) that have been grown for many years in the Arboretum and deserve to be planted in home landscapes. Growing Deeper Roots The Arboretum's fundamental challenge is to expand its endowment in order to sustainably secure the future of the gardens. The Arboretum has successfully grown a modest initial endowment of $250,000 to approximately $10 million today. However, the endowment is currently funding only about 56% of the Arboretum's operating budget. Since the Arboretum does not charge admission, it must rely on private donations for most of the balance of its operating budget. Because these all-important sizable gifts from Arboretum supporters are uncertain from year to year, increasing the endowment is critical to building a more secure future and to enabling the Arboretum to expand its mission. Nearly 40 years of growing the gardens and serving the community as a valuable environmental and educational resource has only been made possible by the generous support from foundations, individuals, and a growing membership of nearly 1,000 members. The Board of Directors has set a campaign goal for an endowment of $20 million by the year 2020. We hope you will participate in this opportunity to help the Arboretum set deeper roots.

Jenkins is open 365 days a year and unlike

Further, the Arboretum ensures the integrity and conservation of over 10,000 plants in our living collectionswith rigorous museum and scientific standards in labeling, mapping, and database record-keeping. Showcasing Unique Botanical Collections Jenkins Arboretum showcases the area's native landscape and plantings, primarily of the heath family (Ericaceae) including rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurels, pieris, blueberries, and many others. In addition to native wildflowers, ferns, trees, and shrubs, thousands of rhododendron varieties from all over the world have been planted throughout the gardens. With a collection enrolled in the North


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ENDOW AN ACRE is the theme of our Forever Jenkins Campaign for Endowment.

$12.5 million 63%

Endowing an acre will allow each donor to take an active part in securing the future of this remarkable botanical garden. The goal of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Forever Jenkins Endowment Campaign is to build the endowment so that it can serve as the Arboretum's major source of financial security in perpetuity. Your gift will help Jenkins achieve that goal. Our Goal

Forever Jenkins Endow an Acre Please take a Stake Help Grow the Green All the way to the Pond and Beyond. Acres Endowed as of January 1, 2017

What part of Jenkins' Mission is most important to you? · Preserving a Garden Sanctuary and Living Museum? · Showcasing Unique Botanical Collections? · Promoting Environmental Stewardship? No matter your choice, this is your opportunity to participate meaningfully in protecting this treasured community resource for generations to come. "One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade.” - Ancient proverb

Our goal is to grow our endowment to $20,000,000 by 2020. We have designed a funding concept for ENDOW AN ACRE that will allow everyone to participate in this endowment campaign in a way that is meaningful to that person. The progress of the Forever Jenkins Endowment Campaign will be charted by a map in the lobby that will become greener and greener as acres are endowed and by movable signage in the gardens measuring the endowment growth with tangible visual markers.

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