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Meeting Dates
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Agendas

 - November 24th Workshop

November 17th Planning Commission

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

Contact a Supervisor

Complaint Form

Right to Know Form

Township News

Southern Berks Joint Comp Plan

Hometown Hero Application new

 

Voting Find Your Polling Place   new

 

COVID-19 Township Policy

budget proposal  Proposed 2021 Budget

 

budget proposal2020 Budget

 

- Second Class Township Code

- Summer Newsletter

Ordinances:

- 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       Weeds Ordinance Repealed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)

       Animal Control - Ord. 210

             Tax Collector-Dorothy Lynn

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

 

Employment Opportunities
Contact Township Office



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 Police Dept. Job Application
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 -
Right to Know Form

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

SOLICITORS CURRENTLY IN THE AREA:  None

11/23/20 - Residents:  If anyone is interested in participating in tomorrow evening's Board of Supervisors Workshop meeting but cannot attend in person, a zoom meeting will be scheduled for remote attendance.  Please contact the Township, 610-286-1010, for the meeting ID and password.  Thank you.

11/11/20 - Residents:  The Township's Proposed 2021 Budget has been posted for review, see left side "Township News".  The budget will be considered for adoption at the Board of Supervisors December 8th Regular Meeting.

11/11/20 - Residents:  In preparation for winter weather (snow, ice) please remember to remove all objects, including basketball nets, that are within the Township's Right of Way for conducting public works operations. Thank You!

11/11/20 - A big THANK YOU to Windstream for hanging Caernarvon Township Hometown Heroes Banners along Main Street.

 

Please check CDC guidelines for up to date COVID19 information.

                                             MOWER CLIPPINGS REMINDER (relocated on page 9/23/2020)_

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.


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.

9/8/2020 - Upcoming Road Work Schedule:  Pennwood Drive, drainage improvement work.  Expect congestion in the area of Horseshoe Drive and Pennwood Drive.  This improvement will require that the sidewalk be removed TEMPORARILY.  Please exercise caution while the work is being completed.  Additional sidewalk repairs will then take place on Pennwood Drive and Morgan Springs Drive.

8/31/2020 - The Township's Summer Newsletter has been added, see left hand side of this page (Township News).

8/24/2020 - Residents:  We have been informed that the Census Bureau is out throughout Berks County making direct contact with Residents as part of the Census operations.  Please review the link below, "How to Identify a Census Taker:"

How To Identify A Census Taker

8/21/2020 - 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

8/13/2020 - Residents: The following requested road work summary was provided by the Township's Engineer for your information. When the work begins for the noted areas, signs will be posted in that area by construction crews. We will do our best to keep you posted about road work. Please watch for signs and drive safely. Thank you.

Reconstruction:
Lenape Drive - Mill Road to 1,025 ft. East

Select Patch Repair:
South Walnut Street - Main Street to South Alley
South Alley - South Walnut Street to South Mulberry Street
Morgan Spring Drive - Pennwood Drive to Merwood Drive
Mulberry Street - Main Street to North Street
4th Avenue - Main Street to South Street
South Street - Washington Street to Chestnut Street

Mill and Overlay:
Heritage Drive - Main Street to Crossings Boulevard

Work is expected to finish by August 21st weather pending

7/20/2020 - Residents:  The Township currently has a Parks and Recreation Committee vacancy.  If you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of organizing recreational activities for the Township, please consider joining the Parks and Recreation Committee.  Interested candidates need to be a Caernarvon Township resident and background checks are required for participation in direct involvement with the youth.  Please feel free to contact the Township Office for more information.

7/17/2020 - Residents:  The Township's public restrooms at parks/playgrounds continue to remain closed until further notice.  The Board of Supervisors will continue to evaluate COVID-19 requirements and will determine when it will be feasible to open public facilities.  Thank you for your understanding.

6/19/2020 --- Berks County moves to the Green Phase effective June 26th, see below press release!

www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-12-more-counties-to-go-green-on-june-26/

 

6/17/2020 - Residents:  The Berks County Conservation District will be hosting a Spotted Lantern Fly Banding Material Giveaway this Friday, June 19th from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  The pickup location will be at the main entrance to the Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533.  This will be minimal contact, drive through style event to protect customers.  Customers are permitted 1 roll per household at no charge.  They do not have the ability to field phone calls for call ahead arrangements so please do not call ahead.  Thank you.

Image result Spotted Lantern Fly Information (click on above picture)

 

4/29/2020 - Click on the below link to review the proposed Joint Comp Plan:

https//bit.ly/SouthernBerksJCPApril2020

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.

3/24/2020 - 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.

3/23/2020 - 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:

3/19/2020 - 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

3/18/2020 - 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 - Coronavirus Awareness:  Click Here for Information

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!

 

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Utility Markings Guide (click here)

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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

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:

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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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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