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2024 Meeting Dates

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             *AGENDAS*

Board of Supervisors -

     July 10th @ 6:30PM

Planning Commission -

    June 18th 7:30PM -  Cancelled

Roads Inspection

     April 17th, 6PM

Parks & Recreation -

June 24th Meeting

Zoning Hearing Board -

April 25th, 7:30PM

             *PUBLIC NOTICES

Tax Collector Dorothy Lynn:   Sitting Dates for 2024 -

April 17th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 26th and 30th.  June 28th.

 

For Office Hours Call (610)334-3240

Township News
& Reports

  2024 Spring/Summer Newsletter

Here's the News

 

      Job Opportunities:  

Township Administrator Grant Writer - Job Ad Click Here

 

                2023 budget 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts:

Tax Collector Dorothy Lynn:

P.O. Box 368

For Office Hours Call (610)334-3240

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         Animal Control Contacts

           McPAWS Regional Animal Shelter, Animal Hospital and Thrift Store

 

 

       Safety Net Sanctuary:  610-944-8099

 

 

TOWNSHIP FORMS

 

Contact a Supervisor

Complaint Form (Township)

Complaint Form (Police Department)

Right to Know Form     Send to: mbishop@caernarvon.org

 

Mailbox Damage Policy and Form

Hometown Hero Application

         Facility Rentals


Township Facilities Rental Form

Social Hall

Park Usage Permit Agreement

Hold Harmless Form

Recycling Programs
Recycling Centers
Electronics Recycling Law

Berks County Links

Southern Berks Joint Comp Plan

Congressional Districts

Tri County Heritage

Caernarvon Township Water Authority

Berks Nature
(formerly Berks Conservancy

Conservation District

PDF Downloads                 
Right To Know Law Police Department Job Application
Right To Know Law
Solicitation Ordinance
Right To Know Law
Park Map
Right To Know Law
Open Records -
Right to Know Form

Send to: mbishop@caernarvon.org


Right To Know Law
Caernarvon Township Fire-Police Assistance

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.

      WELCOME TO THE CAERNARVON TOWNSHIP BERKS COUNTY WEBSITE

                                                                                                     Twp Hours of Operation:  8:30AM to 4:00PM

                                                                                                     (610) 286-1010 / (610) 286-1001 fax

Police Non-Emergency 610-286-1012                                                 


        DCED Police Study Presented on June 22, 2021

SOLICITATION PERMITS  (Ordinance 293, Click Here)

                 SOLICITORS CURRENTLY IN THE AREA:     Whitetail Disposal until 7/15/2024

                         Environaire Corporation - Rainbow Cleaning System until 7/31/2024

                         Windy Hill Farm to Table Food Truck - Morgantown Business Park until June 10, 2024

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Safety Net Poster

Residents - The following is from the Village Library.

We've recently received questions from our patrons about accessing library materials and want to provide some clarification. Our library is part of the Berks County Public Library System, but we serve patrons from nearby municipalities, including residents from Berks, Chester, and Lancaster counties.  In 2020, the systemwide Borrowing Policy was revised to expand access to library physical collections.  Berks County libraries will continue to allow any Pennsylvania resident to have access to books, DVDs, and all other physical items from our collection, as well as all library programs and computer/internet connections.  However, the policy also states that access to the shared countywide digital collection would only be available to individuals who live, work, or attend school within the county. If you’ve recently experienced difficulty when accessing the library’s digital collection but live, work, or attend school in Berks County, please reach out and call us at 610-286-1022 and ask to speak with Carol.



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Residents:   Applications are being received for Hometown Heroes Banners.   If you or someone you know is interested in submitting an application to honor past and present members of the Armed Forces or First Responders please contact the Township Office for more information.   Click here for the form



Residents:  Please note the following warning regarding snow removal within the Township (Click Here for Ordinance 167):
 Caernarvon Twp Snow Removal Warning

Residents: Please be aware that Xfinity (Comcast) will begin installing fiber lines within the township that will allow residents the opportunity to contract with them for Internet and Cable services.  Xfinity is a licensed public utility and will be working in the right of ways for each street.  If work is required on your property, they will return in the spring for final restoration.  you should receive a door notice (see below) that will give you more information specific to the install.  Work is to begin on January 2nd, 2024 in the Pennwood development.  Thank you.    

                                                                                                                                           Xfinity Information

 

 

RESIDENTS:  Please Clean Up Pet Waste -  Pet waste presents environmental concerns. Left uncollected, pet waste pollutes rivers and groundwater.  Responsibly disposing pet waste in the trash is the right thing to do for the environment and for your neighbors. (Ref: Ordinance 311, Section 3). Consider recycling newspaper baggies and other plastics to scoop up your pets waste.   

                                                            

  

5/25/2023:  Residents: Regarding any PPL outages, please feel free to call PPL @ 717-257-5988.  They are available to speak with any customer individually regarding any reliability concerns you may have.

 

8/11/2022 - Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community <click here>

 

8/4/2022 - Residents see below notice regarding a change to the Board of Supervisors monthly meetings:

          Meeting Notice                       2022 Meeting Dates Schedule 

 

 

                      ********************For Road Advisories Visit 511pa.com****************************

 

4/22/2021 - Residents:  Below is a Tar and Chip Fact Sheet which offers some helpful information about this activity that occurs during road repair season.  We hope everyone finds it to be informative and good to know:

Tar and Chip Fact Sheet (click here)

 

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           For Safety reasons, Right of Way areas need to remain clear.  If someone gets hurt or property damage is caused by objects/obstructions that are within the Right of Way, property owners will be responsible for damages.

 

Residents, see below vacancies for Township Boards.  Please submit your letter of interest to the Board of Supervisors:

                                              Planning Commission - Alternate

                                           Parks & Rec - Committee Member 

 

Residents:  Please click on the below link for a helpful brochure regarding Stormwater Best Management Practices for Homeowners:

http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Water/BPNPSM/StormwaterManagement/ConstructionStormwater/SW_Booklet_2017.pdf

Click Here For Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) for farm stormwater management.

 

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Utility Markings Guide (click here)

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Parks and Recreation

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

 

3/1/19 - 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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CAERNARVON TOWNSHIP PARKS and RECREATION

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

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TOWNSHIP MEETING ADDED INFORMATION

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

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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

Caernarvon Township Open Records Officer - Margie Bishop

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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