Caernarvon Township CalendarZoning/Planning
Township Meetings

 2021 Meeting Dates and Times

Meeting Minutes
Meeting Agendas

June 8, 2021 Regular Meeting

June 14, 2021 Planning Commission

Meeting Procedures

Recording Procedures

**NOTE:  Board of Supervisors Meetings currently are both in person and via zoom.  For zoom registration, please send an email to jbair@caernarvon.org (or call 610-286-1010) and provide your name & address, and, if desired, request time for providing public comment.  REGISTER BY 6:45PM THE DAY OF THE MEETING TO ENSURE ACCESS**

Job Openings:

 

Contact a Supervisor

Complaint Form (Township)

Complaint Form (Police Department)

Right to Know Form

Mailbox Damage Policy and Form

Township Facility Rentals

 Social Hall


Township Facilities Rental Form

Park Usage Permit Agreement

Hold Harmless Form

Township News

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Southern Berks Joint Comp Plan

Hometown Hero Application new

 

 

COVID-19 Township Policy

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

 Budget

 

 

 

budget proposal2020 Budget

 

- Second Class Township Code

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       Weeds Ordinance Repealed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

 

 



Recycling Programs
Recycling Centers
Electronics Recycling Law

Berks County Links

Congressional Districts

Tri County Heritage

Caernarvon Township Water Authority

Berks Nature
(formerly Berks Conservancy



PDF Downloads
Right To Know Law Police Department 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: 

1.  Trinity Solar, until June 6, 2021;  2.  Andy's Educational Resources, until June 28th

6/8/2021 - MORGANTOWN CARNIVAL IS ALMOST HERE!   June 15-19TH

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)

3/19/2021 -  A BIG thank you to Windstream Communications for assisting with banners along Main Street!  Banners will be back soon...if anyone is interested in purchasing a banner to honor a hero please contact the Township Office, 610-286-1010.

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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.

1/21/2021 - Residents:  Your help is needed, especially in the Pennwood neighborhood.  Please remove basketball stands/nets that are within the Township's Right of Way.  We were just informed that school buses and FedEx/UPS trucks are having trouble getting around the equipment.  Please spread the word to your neighbors.  Thank you kindly.

12/11/2020 - 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 

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

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

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

 

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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:

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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Emergencies, Severe Weather, Traffic Alerts
When situations arise in Berks County that may affect you and your family, Berks Alert lets local officials notify you quickly. Be among the first to find out and stay informed during an emergency.

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Berks County Emergency Services:
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/DES/Pages/default.aspx

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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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