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​The annual, free Township-wide Spring Cleanup has been scheduled for:

April 22nd:

Areas north of (and including) Boyertown Pike and west of (and including) Oley Line Road.

All of Reiffton

Areas south of Perkiomen Avenue but west of (and including) W. 47th Street/Gibraltar Road

April 29th: Everywhere else not included above; you may also drop off large items at Pioneer Crossing Landfill

Have your items out the night before pickup. Drivers will not come back for missed stops. Examples of items that can be picked up: washers/dryers, water heaters, stoves, large household items (sofas, chairs, tables, beds, bulky items, etc.).

If you have a Freon item, you’ll need to stop by Pioneer Crossing Landfill’s scale office to sign up for a Freon pickup.

Electronics will not be collected, but you are welcome to dispose of them on Saturdays. They will not accept CRT monitors or CRT televisions or old TV tubes.

No electronics, auto parts (including tires), construction or demolition waste, yard waste or chemicals will be accepted. The community cleanup is part of the Host Community Agreement between Exeter Township and the Pioneer Crossing Landfill. J.P. Mascaro & Sons will collect the items.


  

​Residents will no longer receive a quarterly recycling bill from the Township. NO, taxes have not been increased. The $20 recycling fee, which residents paid quarterly, has been added to the tax bill. The charge will no longer appear on sewer bills. The change was made to minimize costs.​

  

REMINDER: Exeter Township is utilizing Code Red software as a way to inform residents about pertinent emergency information. Please follow the link below and enroll in Code Red so that you can stay up to date on local events, road closings and emergency information.

Code Red website​

Download the mobile app here:
https://ecnetwork.com/codered-mobile-alert-app/​

  

The Board of Supervisors engaged McMahon Associates to conduct a traffic analysis along Perkiomen Avenue to determine what improvements could be made to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists. 

 

This work was initiated in response to resident concerns about PennDOT’s proposal to restripe Perkiomen Avenue to include a center left turn lane. 

 

The results of the traffic analysis indicated that:

 

·         Four (4) lanes of travel is required

·         Center left turn lanes can be installed

·         Travel and left turn lanes can be narrowed

·         On-street parking can be preserved

·         Access management to properties can improve safety

·         Traffic calming measures can be constructed

·         Pedestrian safety can be increased

·         Street trees and ornamental lighting can be installed

 

Following is the presentation that will be made at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Monday, February 27th. ​

  

The following conceptual plans have been prepared by the Township’s consulting traffic engineer.  They depict the same improvements proposed by PennDOT along with a number of additional improvements, primarily along the east side of Perkiomen Avenue. 

 

Of primary concern to residents and the Board is to better manage the flow of traffic along Perkiomen Avenue to ensure the safety of pedestrian and motorists.  Several proposed improvements are designed to improve access to and from the properties along the east side of Perkiomen Avenue.  Access management is an important component of traffic safety.  To better manage access, curbing with defined access curb cuts are proposed.  This will provide motorist with clear direction on where to enter and exit from these properties. 

 

Curb and sidewalk bumpouts (shown in yellow) are proposed to function both as traffic calming measures and to provide pedestrians with a safe zone while waiting to cross the street. 

 

Note the proposed left turn lane on Oley Turnpike and the intersection improvements at 37th Street and Perkiomen Avenue. 

 

On-street parking areas along the east side of Perkiomen Avenue is also proposed. 

 

Finally, sidewalks, street trees and ornamental street lights are proposed along the east side. ​

  

The Following plans are the draft plans from PennDOT illustrating their proposed scope of work along Perkiomen Avenue.  Note the illustration of new curb along the west side of the road, the installation of storm sewers and the replacement of curbing along the east side of Perkiomen Avenue. 

 

The plans also illustrate the proposed center turn lane. 

 

  

Traffic Calming Study

The Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal from the traffic engineer to conduct a traffic calming study along Painted Sky Road, Dunham Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue. 

 

Shelbourne Road, Gibraltar Road/Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge Replacement

The County of Berks owns the Althouse Mill Bridge, which carries Gibraltar Road over the Antietam Creek, and is located just west of the intersection.  The County recently informed Exeter Township of future plans to address structural issues with the bridge, including potential replacement of the superstructure of full replacement of the bridge.  The County initiated coordination with Exeter Township regarding the scope of the bridge improvements (and related roadway and intersection improvements), as well as ownership of the bridge. 

 

The County’s potential replacement of the Althouse Mill Bridge present an opportunity to provide a bridge with an appropriate width to accommodate roadway and intersection improvements, including travel lanes, turn lanes, and sidewalks necessary to accommodate the future transportation needs of the Township.  The County considers roadway and intersection improvements to be beyond the County’s responsibility; however, the County has offered a willingness to work with the Township on roadway and intersection improvements as part of the bridge project, particularly if the Township is willing to assume ownership of the bridge after it is replaced. 

 

The Board will consider this matter at the meeting on February 27th.  

  

Please see the attached presentation and story regarding the new Exeter Township Police Department labor agreement. This information was presented at the February 13th Board of Supervisors meeting. ​

  

Tri-State Financial Group is handling all of the Exeter Township Business Privilege Tax information. If you are a Township business, please use the attached form to declare your taxes. Any questions may be directly asked of Tri-State Financial. 

Tri-State Financial Group, LLC
P.O. Box 38
Bridgeport, PA 19405-0038

http://www.tfgtax.com/​


OFFICE LOCATIONS:


408 East Fourth Street, STE 207
Bridgeport, PA 19405

610-270-9520

610-270-9522 (Fax)

  

At the January 16th Board of Supervisors​ meeting a resolution was passed that updates the rules for public comment during meetings. Please see the attached resolution for details.

  

​Exeter Township is pleased to announce that we have hired David Speece as the new General Manager of the Reading Country Club. David is an avid golfer and brings with him a wealth of knowledge. Check out our new rates for 2017 and come visit the RCC to say hello to our newest member!

  

As of 1/1/17 A.J. Blosenski is handling Exeter Township's recycling routes. There will be no change to your existing schedule/route. We are now SINGLE STREAM- which means you no longer have to sort your paper from plastic. The schedule is attached. It will be mailed out in the March newsletter.

  

Please see the attached information regarding an open position for employment at Exeter Township.​

  

Please note that your sewer bill now offers the option of sending payments directly to our Township "lockbox"​. Please send your sewer payments to the address noted on your bill. By utilizing this payment service, it will help cut down in inner-office administrative time and help us service your needs more efficiently. 

The address is:

Exeter Township

P.O.Box 6188

Hermitage PA  16418-0922


Also, please be aware that the new sewer rates will be effective for the billing cycle that goes out in February. Your recycling fee will now be listed on your tax bill and will no longer be listed on your sewer bills. 

  

​Please see the attached sewer rate study that was presented at the October 24th Board of Supervisors meeting. 

  

Attached is the information that was presented by John Baker from the PA Department of Agriculture at the September 26th Board of Supervisors meeting regarding the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine.​

  

Attached the the information regarding the Spotted Lanternfly that was presented at the September 26th Board of Supervisors meeting by John Baker of the PA Department of Agriculture.​

  

​The 2017-2019 Budget & Financial Plan is the first to be prepared in the program budget format. Several years ago, the PA Department of Community & Economic Development DCED, awarded Exeter Township a grant enabling Exeter to participate in DCED’s Early Intervention Program.

 

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