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Meeting Dates
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Agendas

 -  March 10th Regular Meeting

- February 18th Planning Commission Mtg

***Supervisors Meetings Start at 7PM***

Contact a Supervisor

Complaint Form

Township News

     COVID-19 Township Policy

 

budget proposal2020 Budget

 

- Second Class Township Code

- Winter 2020 Newsletter

- Driveway Maintenance - Ord. 168 & 225

- Weeds/Nuisance Ordinance - see below

       Weeds Ordinance Repealed

       Nuisance Ordinance In Effect  (use rotation option on your screen for reading)

 

             Tax Collector-Dorothy Lynn

P.O. Box 368
Office Hours
(610) 334-3240

2020 Sitting hours at Township Building:

No sitting hours scheduled.  Contact Tax Collector.

 




Recycling Programs
Recycling Centers
Electronics Recycling Law

Berks County Links

2020 Election News

Congressional Districts

Tri County Heritage

Caernarvon Township Water Authority

Berks Nature
(formerly Berks Conservancy

Township Facility Rentals

 

* Social Hall Form
Park Facility Use Form

* Pavilion/Ball Field Use Form

Hold Harmless Form




PDF Downloads
   
Right To Know Law
Damaged Mailbox Policy
Right To Know Law
Solicitation Ordinance
Right To Know Law
Park Map
Caernarvon Township Park Map
Open Records Request
(Right to Know)

Interactive Park Map
(Note: This is a web page,
not a PDF download.)


Caernarvon Township is a rural community of approximately 4,000 residents in southeastern Pennsylvania, conveniently located an hour west of Philadelphia and an hour east of Harrisburg. There are a variety of opportunities for residents to get involved in the community by serving on boards, participating in sports programs and participating in community service organizations.

Caernarvon Township is 8.9 square miles and is located in Berks County.

Caernarvon Township offers a variety of housing types from garden apartments to small, older homes to luxury condominiums to spacious estate homes. Caernarvon Township is ideally located at exit 298 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Caernarvon Township is a highly desirable location for families with children as well as retirees.

In 2004, Caernarvon Township, Berks County, was named the 5th fastest growing township in the state of Pennsylvania.

Caernarvon Township Berks County Website

Welcome!


*****click on the patch at the left for Police Department Link*****

 

SOLICITATION PERMITS

NO APPROVED SOLICITATION PERMITS AT THIS TIME

3/31/2020 - Residents:  Click Here to view the approved Township Resolution 2020-19, Declaration of Disaster Emergency, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/31/2020 - Dear Residents:  The Caernarvon Tax Collector Sitting Hours have been cancelled.  Taxes are still being received by Dorothy Lynn by US Mail.  Click here for more information.

3/30/2020 - Good afternoon Residents:  Tonight at 5PM the Board of Supervisors will be holding a teleconference to vote on a Declaration of Disaster Emergency Resolution No 2020-19.  For the access code please call the Township Office, 610-286-1010 extension 125 or email info@caernarvon.org.  Thank you.

3/26/2020 - Greetings Residents!  We received notice that the upcoming primary election has been moved to June 2, 2020.  If  you do not want to go to your respective polling location on the day of the primary you can request a mail-in ballot by going to Votespa.com or complete a paper application by calling the Election Services Office at 610-478-6490.

3/24/2020 - Berks County COVID-19 Help Center is available to answer your questions.  Email at COVID@countyofberks.com or call 610-320-6150.  Staff will be answering phones and responding to emails seven days a week between the hours of 8:00AM and 7:00PM.  Multilingual services are available.  If a person has a Social Service question or need, they should call 211.  If a person is experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911.

3/24/2020 - Township Workshop Meeting is cancelled for tonight.  Take care and stay healthy!

3/23/2020 - Businesses impacted by the Coronavirus can contact the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for information regarding Disaster Loan Assistance.  The SBA can be reached by phone, 1-800-659-2955, or applicants may apply online, https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.  See below fact sheet regarding assistance available:

3/23/2020 - Residents:  The Park and Rec Meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.

3/20/2020 - Dear Residents:  Effective immediately in response to the Governor's announcement, no permits will be processed or distributed until further notice.  All zoning and UCC services statewide have been required to shut down.  Please call the Township Office if you have any questions, 610-286-1010.  Thank you.

3/19/2020 - Berks Launches COVID19 Help Center (click here for more info)

3/18/2020 - Residents:  Please see below link for more information about protecting yourself during this time of COVID-19 health concerns -

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

 

3/18/20 - Attention Residents:  Due to health concerns, the Board of Supervisors have instructed staff to close the Township Building until further notice.  Please call for appointments if needed.  The Police Department non-emergency number is 610-286-1012, Township Office number is 610-286-1010.  More information to follow regarding future Township Meetings.  Thank you and Take Care!

3/18/2020 - Dear Residents:  Due to current health concerns, the Supervisors have ordered that Township park restrooms remain closed until further notice, and that the following parks be closed:  John Burdy Park, Friendship Park, all other Parks will have signs posted regarding closures/policy.  Policies will include limiting the number of persons in the parks in accordance with the President's recommendation to limit gatherings to 10 people or less amid COVID-19 outbreak. 

3/17/2020 - Tonight's Emergency Meeting will likely be available via Facebook live stream, then later available through youtube for those who do not have Facebook.  Questions will be taken at the end of the meeting, please send your questions to info@caernarvon.org and include your name and address.  The Supervisors will try to address all questions, if possible.

3/17/2020:  ATTENTION RESIDENTS - There will be an Emergency Township Meeting tonight in the Meeting Room at 7PM to address Township Operations due to Coronavirus concerns.

3/17/2020 - The Planning Commission meeting for tonight has been cancelled.

3/17/2020 - The Township Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4th has been cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, and is in response to the new restrictions on large gatherings.  Thank you and take care!

3/17/2020 - Coronavirus Awareness:  Click Here for Information

3/17/2020 - The Upcoming Casino Job Fair for March 25th has been cancelled.

2/21/2020 - Residents:  At their February 11th public meeting the Supervisors were informed by Ms. Dovin that her son piloted an airplane that brought Americans back to the US from China to escape the Coronavirus.  The Dovin family provided the below picture to share the community news!

Click Here

2/10/2020 - Township Winter Newsletter has been added to the website (see Township News, on left side column of this home page).

2/5/2020 - The Maintenance Phone lines have been experiencing some delays.  We are hoping to have the issue resolved shortly.  The Township Office lines are open for calls if needed, 610-286-1010.  Thank you.

1/21/2020 - The DRAFT Southern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan is available for review, comments/suggestions are welcomed.  Please click on the below link to read information about the four municipalities that are a part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan, which includes Caernarvon Township:

Click here to view the Joint Comprehensive Plan

1/21/2020:  The next Regular 250th Anniversary Meeting will be February 10th at 630pm.  Meeting will be held at the Township Building Meeting Room, we hope to see you there!

1/7/2020 - A Note From The Caernarvon Township Police Department:

Just a reminder to our residents and visitors to Caernarvon Township.  There is no parking on the side of the roadway on Main Street (SR23) between Fourth Avenue and Twin Valley Road.  This is especially important in the area of Twin Valley Coffee (4000 block Main St.).  This is a heavily travelled area with a high potential for crashes.  Both east and west bound lanes of SR 23 are clearly posted with signs stating that there is no stopping or standing in these areas.  Please find a legal parking location and drive safe!

12/18/2019 - Greetings Residents:  Road Traffic Safety - In preparation for inclement weather this Season, please remember to remove any structures or vehicles that are in the Township's Right of Way.  If you have any questions about Township Right of Way rules, please feel free to contact the Township Office at 610-286-1010.  Thank you!

10/31/2019 - A Message from the Caernarvon Township Roadmaster:

Heavy rains, wind, and prime leaf dropping time = flooding of streets along with on and around your property.  Check drains near your home and help clear them of leaves and debris.  It might be the Township Road Crew/PennDot's job, but help them out.  Residents safety is a #1 concern, that is why Maintenance crews spend days cleaning these drains prior to major weather events, but it is an overwhelmingly amount of work. 

To report flooded areas, contact the Township Office at 610-286-1010 during regular business hours.  After hours contact the Police non-emergency number at 610-286-1012.  Thank you.

Paul Whiteman Jr. - Roadmaster

Keith McGowan - Road Crew Foreman

 

10/29/2019 - RESIDENTS:  Friendship Park and Clyde Smith Park bathrooms will be closed beginning November 1st for the winter season.  Thank you.

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Utility Markings Guide (click here)

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Spotted Lantern Fly Information (click on picture above)

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8/14/19:   Volunteers Needed!   The Park and Recreation Committee is ready to plan the Morgantown/Caernarvon 250th Anniversary for 2020.  An organization meeting is scheduled for August 14th at 6:30PM(not 7PM), meeting will be held in the Township Building meeting room.  We hope to see many volunteers at the mtg!

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1/2/20:  ATTENTION RESIDENTS - Vacancies on Township Boards

Please submit letters of interest to the Board of Supervisors

Zoning Hearing Board - Alternate

Interested persons must have been a resident for a year, and shall submit a letter to the Board of Supervisors.

Volunteers for Parks & Rec Board Need Background Checks
Find Policy Information Here.

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For Current PennDot Projects go to www.projects.penndot.gov/projects/ConstructionMap.aspx (interactive map)

4/3/2019 - Updated Recycling Center link, www.co.berks.pa.us/swa

3/28/19 - Driveway Maintenance:  Residents, we need your help!   Check your driveway drainage pipes for clogging caused by debris.  Clogged pipes interfere with proper water flow.   Click here for Ordinance 168 and Ordinance 225 regarding Driveway Maintenance.

3/1/19 - Animal Control Services - Click Here for Township Update

               

****Casino news in Berks County has raised questions****

Statement from Caernarvon Township Supervisors

October 31, 2018 (click here)

Caernarvon Township Casino Impact Study (click here)

click here for more information about a research project conducted regarding casinos

 

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MOWER CLIPPINGS REMINDER
Do not discharge mower clippings into the street. Caernarvon Township is in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and any debris discharged into the street will end up as fertilizer for the negative growth occurring in the bay. It is also a federal violation of the Clean Water Act.

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CAERNARVON TOWNSHIP PARKS and RECREATION

Please visit the Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for information about the Township Recreation opportunities:

Halloween Party - See Pictures HERE

Christmas Home Decorating Contest

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TOWNSHIP MEETING ADDED INFORMATION

Report furnished by HVA: Part I HERE
Appendixes: Appendixes HERE

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MOWING YOUR YARD?

Please remember to trim your sidewalks and curb-lines. Residents are responsible for the care and maintenance of the sidewalks and curbs in front of your house. Information on the Chesapeake Bay Best Management Practices BMPs) can be found HERE.

The Caernarvon Township Sewer Authority is working to comply with discharge sewer requirements. Township residents, including farms, are also required to comply with requirements. By reviewing the BMPs, you can likely find ways to help. Visit the Chesapeake Bay website at http://www.chesapeakebay.net/.

The Penn State Extension Service has great information about mowing on their website. Click HERE for more information.

Also, please see the attached Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) for farm stormwater management.

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Berks County Emergency Services:
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Lancaster Region Reliability Project
Please visit the following website for information about the electric transmission line:
http://lan.pplreliablepower.com/HoneybrookTwinValley/

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A new Pennsylvania Drivers Manual is available at
https://www.idrivesafely.com/driving-resources/new-driver/drivers-license-dmv-handbook/

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Commuter Services' Rideshare and Emergency Ride Home - is a program that provide necessary tools to commuters in order for them to successfully switch from driving alone to a commuting alternative; such as carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking or riding transit. Please visit www.pacommuterservvices.org. In addition, they partner with
employers in Berks County. Click HERE for the list.

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REMINDERS:

Medication Drop Box -

The Berks County Pharmaceutical Drop Box Initiative Program has been implemented. If you have unwanted and expired medications, the Township Building has a Medication Drop Box located at the Police Department. You may access the drop box during Township Business Hours (8:30am to 4:00pm) or after hours by contacting the Police Department for entry into the building. Please use a black marker to mark out any personal/identification information on the medication container. Please see the attached press releases for more information about this initiative program.

click here for press release  

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Timbering Permit is Required
Date Updated: 2020-01-02

Property owners are reminded that prior to timbering any portion of their property please contact the Township for permitting requirements.  Thank you.


Right to Know Law
Date Added: 2018-05-11

Caernarvon Township Open Records Officer - Joan Bair

Contact information
PO Box 294
3307 Main Street, Morgantown, PA 19543
Phone 610-286-1010
Fax 610-286-1001

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records

Mailing Address: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax: 717-425-5343
General Email: openrecords@state.pa.us


KEYSTONE  Caernarvon Township Tax ID is:     151001

The Chester Tax Collection Committee (CTCC) recently appointed Keystone Collections Group to serve as the Earned Income Tax (EIT) and Local Services Tax (LST) collector for school and municipal taxing authorities within Twin Valley School District. This important change was brought about under Act 32 of 2008. Act 32 requires municipal governments and school districts in all Pennsylvania counties, except Philadelphia, to select a single tax collector to serve the Earned Income Tax collection needs of the political subdivisions.

For more information go to: www.keystonecollects.com

 

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