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Lenhartsville, PA 19534
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Greenwich News


TENTATIVE ROAD OPENING SCHEDULE / H K GROUP • Gensinger Road: Will be opened to full capacity w/ no traffic signal by end of June. Right now we are tracking towards mid-June for Roadway opening. • Stump Road: Looking to open by end of July, if not sooner. • Long Lane: Looking to open by end of summer, if not sooner. • Hausman Road: Looking to open by end of October.


Planning on repaving your driveway? Permit is required. To avoid violation fees, please call the Township Office for the required paperwork. Repave permit is $50.00 and includes inspection both before and after.


Greenwhich Township announces that they will no longer allow dumping of any kind at the Municipal Building. This includes Branches, Brush and Trees. Due to residents dumping bricks, rocks, railroad ties, tarps, chains, trash, plastic ect. Residents may still pick up wood chippings when available if they have the means to load them. Berks Soil and Stone accepts brush and small branches, they are located at 1 Bellemans Church Rd., Leesport PA 484-277-7901. Please call them directly for more information.


There is no dumping of any kind allowed at the Greenwich Township Municpal Building. This includes Christmas Trees.


All, Please be advised H&K Group has entered the 4th stage of construction on the I-78 Reconstruction project. In doing so, here is an update on the schedule and anticipated road closures for the project. • Gensinger Road Closure #1 (Winter): Will start on Monday, December 20th, 2021 and will last 9 weeks, with an estimated opening date no later than Friday, February 11th, 2022. We will be completing the demolition the balance of the existing bridge structure, construct the new foundations, abutments, and complete excavation work on the north side of the highway. During this closure the roadway will be closed to ALL Traffic for the first two weeks, while we remove the existing bridge structure. Once this work is completed the roadway will remain closed to ALL traffic, except for Emergency Vehicles during non-work hours. H&K will be installing a removable sawhorse or barrels that can be moved if required by emergency services. While during work hours, H&K can’t guarantee immediate access, but will do our best to accommodate. This will be clearly marked with proper signage and is accessible with no liability to HK Group. • Gensinger Road Closure #2 (Spring): Will start on or about April 1st, 2022, and will last for 6 weeks. Exact dates will be provided at a later date. During this time frame, H&K will be completing the work associated to Gensinger Road, including stormwater drainage and new asphalt. Upon completion the road will be opened to (2) Lanes of thru traffic w/ no traffic signal. This work will be completed approx. 9 months ahead of originally scheduled. • Long Lane (SR1024) will remain CLOSED to all thru traffic. Long Lane will be closed on the north side of the overpass at Church Road and closed at Berger Road (T-501) on the south side. Long Lane Road (SR1024) has a required reopening date of September 26, 2022. • Stump Road (T-801) will be CLOSED to all thru traffic. Stump Road will be closed on the north side of the 78 overpass at Mohn Road (T-977) and closed at Fenstermaker Road (T-799) on the south side. It is anticipated that Stump Road will be opened to unrestricted travel in early fall of 2022, 6 months ahead of original schedule. • Old Route 22 (SR4028/T-975) will remain open to two-way traffic throughout the construction process. However over the upcoming weeks, temporary traffic patterns will be used for day & night operations in order to complete the demolition of stage 4. There will be intermittent 15 minute road closures, to which H&K will provide advance notification with message boards. • Old Route 22 (SR4028/T-975) In late summer, Old Rt 22 will be restricted to (1) lane in each direction utilizing traffic signals, so that we can complete reconstruction to the Old Rt 22 Roadway. More information to follow at a later date. • Hausman Road (T-771) will remain CLOSED to thru traffic from Old Rt 22 (SR4028/T-975) to Yarnell Road (T-790). At this time, It is anticipated that Hausman Road will be closed thru 2022.


FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE EMERGING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITUATION GO TO BERKS COUNTY - https://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/DES/Pages/NEW_DES.aspx or THE CDC - http://www.cdc.gov/covid19 or FOR CONSTANT UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE EMERGING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITUATION, USE THIS LINK www.berksdes.com


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 !


WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY WFMZ, CHANNEL 69 NEWS, THAT SNOW EMERGENCIES DO NOT ALWAYS GET PUBLISHED TO THE TV SCREEN. IT IS UP TO THEIR DISCRETION WHETHER OR NOT THEY PUT THE SNOW EMERGECY ON THE TV LIST WITH CLOSINGS. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE UNDER NEWS AND ALSO THE WEBSITE CALANDAR FOR SNOW EMERGENCIES IN EFFECT. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HAVE WFMZ PUBLISH AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE TV SCREEN BUT WE CAN NOT GET A GUARENTEE THAT IT WILL BE.


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.


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.

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
Troop L


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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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