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The date for the ​paper shredding event, at First Energy Stadium, is Saturday October 17th


The Reading Area Transportation Study announced today that throughout the month of October it will be accepting recommendations from the public for transportation projects to be considered for inclusion in its 4-Year and 25-Year plans scheduled to be adopted next year. 

Project recommendations may relate to: 
·         safety or congestion issues on highways;
·         major highway reconstruction;
·         repairs or replacement of bridges over 20’ in length;
·         projects to maintain or expand public transportation services; and
·         projects that support pedestrian and bicycle activities.
Recommendations may be made by visiting the Berks County Planning Commission’s web page at and completing a survey.  Recommendations will also be accepted by e-mail: or by mail to: Reading Area Transportation Study, 633 Court Street, FL 14, Reading, PA 19601.  The deadline for submitting recommendations is November 1, 2015.
Read more here.

Pennsylvania American Water will perform routine flushing of its water distribution system September 28 through October 25, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The flushing program ensures that customers continue to receive high-quality water service, plus it enables the company's technicians to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you might notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, wait until it runs clear before using. This should typically take only a few minutes. For more information, please visit  the company's website at You can also learn more about hydrant flushing from this video.


Harrisburg, PA – On the first day of autumn, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages residents to take precautions before filling their home heating oil tanks. Poorly maintained or leaking home heating oil tanks can pose a fire risk, diminish indoor air quality, or contaminate groundwater.   

One in five Pennsylvania homes uses heating oil to stay warm in the winter. Owners of home heating oil tanks should consider inspecting indoor and outdoor home heating oil tanks for potential problems prior to refilling them. Preventing leaks will save owners energy and money, in addition to protecting owners’ health.
Cleaning up a spill caused by a heating oil tank can cost up to $50,000 and may not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. Homeowners can check with their insurance provider to see whether coverage is available.
DEP encourages homeowners to consider these tips:
·         For safety reasons, always assume the tank contains at least some oil;
·         Routinely inspect the exterior of the tank and all attached equipment;
·         Check for signs of rusting on the tank and its structural supports;
·         Examine the tank’s fill line and feed line to the furnace for leaks;
·         Never tip over or empty a tank onto the ground;
·         Enlist a professional to perform maintenance or alterations to a heating oil tank system; and
·         Recognize that wet spots or odors near the tank may signal a problem.
When fuel is delivered, make certain that the home address is clearly visible and the tank’s fill line is clearly marked. If a resident cannot be home when fuel oil is delivered, mark the fill pipe with a red flag or marker and inform the oil company of the location. Ensure that any disconnected fill pipes are permanently sealed and cannot be opened.
Residents who think their oil tank may have a problem should immediately contact their oil company for help.
For more information about maintaining a home heating oil tank, click here or call DEP’s Division of Storage Tanks at 717-772-5599.

 Municipal Calendar

Start Time
10/19/2015 4:00 PMTwp/RCC Auction
10/21/2015 6:00 PMStrategic Planner Steering Committee Meeting
10/22/2015 6:30 PMBudget Meeting
10/26/2015 7:00 PMBoard of Supervisors Meeting
10/27/2015 7:00 PMPlanning Commission MeetingNew

 Community Calendar

10/16/2015 6:00 PMCommunity Prayer Vigil
10/21/2015 10:00 AMMOMS Club of Exeter Monthly Meeting
10/25/2015 8:30 AMThe Jack-o-Lantern Golf Classic
11/18/2015 10:00 AMMOMS Club of Exeter Monthly Meeting
12/4/2015 6:30 PMFrosty the Snowman with Santa

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