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Greenwich News


SNOW EMERGENCY IN EFFECT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 AT 8:00 PM UNTIL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 AT 8:00 PM NO PARKING ON PUBLIC ROADS - VEHICLES MAY BE TOWED AT OWNERS EXPENSE.


The Greenwich Township Board of Supervisiors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Township Municipal Building on a Subtantive Validity Challenge and Proposed Curative Amendment to the Township Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map submitted by UMH Properties, Inc.


The delay on the bidding for the Zettlemoyer Bridge project was do to difficuly in getting pricing on the steel products from suppliers. The bid period was extended to 1/10/19, at which time four bids were received. County Purchasing subsequently commenced with vetting the apparent low bid from Road-Con, Inc. for administrative compliance, which was cleared on 1/15/19. McCormick Taylor reviewed the technical bids and pricing and provided their recommendation to award to Purchasing on 1/16/19. The Award will be listed before the Board of Commissioners on 1/24/19, with contract documents due back to the County ten days later. As of this update they expect to issue a partial Notice to Proceed as soon as the contract documents are executed so that Road-Con, Inc. can begin to submit shop drawings and order all long-lead materials, and the second NTP, authorizing the commencement of on-site work, anticipated on or around 4/1/19, hopefully earlier if the weather is polite.


The Greenwich Township will Continue the public hearing on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the Greenwich Township Municipal Building to consider the Application of Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. for the property at 171 Gensinger Road, Kutztown PA requesting variances from Ordinance sections 905.A, 407.1, and 501.3 in order to convert the existing residental horse farm for a construction business.


The Scheduled reopening of the new bridge carrying Dunkels Church Road over Sacony Creek at the Greenwich-Richmond township line in Berks County has been delayed until mid-to-late February 2019. The bridge was previously scheduled to be completed in late December 2018. Motorist will continue to be detoured. In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this shcedule may still change.


The Township of Greenwich has adopted a new ordinance at its regular meeting on Monday, October 1,2018, regulating the parking of vehicles on all public roads owned and maintained by the Township during snow and ice emergencies. Ordinance states that there will be no parking on any Township road or State road maintained by the Township during a snow emergency. Violators will be subject to fines and vihicle towing. Snow Emergency will be called when at least one Board of Supervisors Member and the Road Master are in agreement conditions call for it. Snow Emergencies will be broadcasted by both Radio and Television and when possible will be available here,on the Township website.


Berks County Conservation District will be conducting mosquito surveillance and West Nile Virus monitoring in Greenwich Township again this year. Surveillance will occur approximately once per month from April 1 through October 31, 2018. Surveillance may occur more often if mosquito populations and/or virus levels elevate and require enhanced monitoring. Dead birds will continue to be tested for West Nile Virus from May 1 through October 31, 2018. Dead birds may be reported to Evan Corondi, Mosquito-bourne Disease Control Program Coordinator at Evan.Corondi@berkscd.com or by calling 610-372-4657 x212. Residents may also report by using the link found on the PA Department of Environmental Protection's West Nile Virus webpage. Trapping devices and control equipment will be tagged with the Berks County Conservation District logo.'


Important Message from our Road Crew! When a tree is down AND BLOCKING a roadway and you are having trouble contacting the Municipal Office please call 911. They have the ability to contact the emergency phone numbers to get the tree removed. Thank you !


Greenwich Township has been informed by Mike Lebo from the Department of Agriculture that Greenwich Township is now on the quarantine list for the Spotted Lantern Fly. Greenwich is now considered to have an infestation. If seen, it is recommended that they be discarded of and please call and report to the Automated Invasive Species Report Line at 1-866-253-7189.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive that is new to the United States. Spotted Lanternflies are native to Southeast Asia, but they have been introduced to other areas of Asia as well - including Korea, where Spotted Lanterflies are a major pest to agriculture. Spotted Lanternflies are reproducing quickly in areas of southeastern Pennsylania and have become a major threat to Pennsylvania's agriculture and forestry industries.

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For all your recycling needs, please click the link for Berks County Recycling. Free and convenient drop off locations.

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Activities for Berks County Families and Children. Please visit www.berksfun.com for more information.


Pennsylvania Residents,

The attached Community Awareness Bulletin is provided to the public as part of an increased effort by the Pennsylvania State Police to share important information concerning the safety and security of the citizens we serve. These bulletins will be disseminated as necessary, and will contain information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities. The Pennsylvania State Police remains committed to working hand-in-hand with the public to reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.

You can view our bulletin HERE

Please consider visiting our public website at www.psp.pa.gov for additional information you might find useful.

Sincerely,

Acting Troop Commander Lieutenant Scott Brennan
Pennsylvania State Police
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Welcome To Greenwich Township

Greenwich Township lies within the Hardyston Jasper Archaeological District. This district within Greenwich Township is defined by intensive jasper usage by Native American Indians in lithic tool activity dating back 10,000 years. The earliest known inhabitants of the Township were a meek and docile tribe of Delaware Indians called the Lenni Lenape whose ancient symbol was the turtle. It was the sub-tribe, Minsi (Wolf), of the Lenni Lenape that lived in this area. The largest Minsi settlement in Berks County was located at present day Virginville on the Township's southern border.

The first European settlers came to the area in the early 1700's. These settlers were mostly Germans, although some were descendants of French Hugenots. They came to America primarily from the German Province of Pfalz (or Palatinate). The Palatinates settled the area as farmers, building family farmsteads and clearing the land for agriculture.

Greenwich Township was originally part of Albany Township. Greenwich Township separated from Albany Township and incorporated as a township in 1755. It was named by English settlers after Greenwich, England.

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