May 20, 2015 ~ A ground based application of Vectobac 12AS (B.t.i.) will be conducted today along the Brandywine Creek, Manatawny Creek and French Creek for black fly (biting gnat) control. This work will be conducted by me throughout the day on Thursday, 5/21/15, and Friday, 5/22/15, and a blue Ford F-150 with DEP logos and BU2626 on the sides will be present near all applications sites. Work will be conducted off bridges crossing the creeks or while wading.
Any questions or concerns regarding this operation can be directed to me at the phone number below or via email.
The areas of operation include:
Manatawny Creek: Amity Twp, Douglass Twp (Berks), Douglass Twp (Montgomery), W Pottsgrove Twp, Pottstown Borough, French Creek: Phoenixville Borough, E Pikeland Twp, East Vincent Twp, and W Vincent Twp.
Brandywine Creek: Pocopson Twp, E. Bradford Twp, Birmingham Twp, Pennsbury Twp, Chadds Ford Twp
Ben Russell | Biologist III
Department of Environmental Protection
2 East Main Street | Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 484.250.5109 | Fax: 484.250.5971
June 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2015 ~ Street cleaning has been tentatively scheduled..
March 9, 2015 ~ The Township just issued the first solicitor's permit for this year. The solicitor must have and present that permit when soliciting. Each person soliciting must have an individual permit in his/her name.
He is a subcontractor for POWER HOME REMODELING. POWER has had solicitors in the neighborhood before but all were unlicensed and were escorted from the neighborhood.
Please do not hesitate to call us if there are any questions or complaints about this solicitor should he visit your home.
Tax Collection Hours In Person Payments at the Upper Pottsgrove Township Office (1409 Farmington Avenue):
February through May ~ WED 3pm - 6pm & THURSDAY 9am - 1pm and
March 31st 9am - 12pm;
April 7th 9am - 12pm;
June 9th 9am - 12pm
Mail Payments to: Jeff Kazmierczak, Tax Collector, P.O. Box 3095, Stowe, PA 19464-0959;
PHONE: 484-300-4910; FAX: 484-949-9669; EMAIL: email@example.com.
January 8, 2015 ~ Civil Service Commission: The Township currently has one opening for the position of ALTERNATE.
Candidates must be a registered voter residing in the township and willing to take training and be available for occasional evening meetings, hearings, hiring procedures and otherwise assume all the responsibilities of a regular Commissioner. Volunteer Committee Applications are available (under Forms) online at: http://www.upperpottsgrovetownship.org/
FormsAndPermits.html or at the Township Office, 1409 Farmington Ave. during regular business hours.
January 8, 2015 ~ Sewer & Water Committee: The Township currently has one opening for the position of MEMBER.
Candidates must be a a resident of the township and willing to be available for evening meetings, which are held at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of odd months. Volunteer Committee Applications are available (under Forms) online at: http://www.upperpottsgrovetownship.org/FormsAndPermits.html or at the Township Office, 1409 Farmington Ave. during regular business hours.
March 12, 2015 ~ Zoning / Hearing Board: The Township currently has one opening for the position of ALTERNATE MEMBER.
Candidates must be a a resident of the township and willing to be available for evening meetings, which are held as needed at the township administration building. Volunteer Committee Applications are available (under Forms) online at: http://www.upperpottsgrovetownship.org/FormsAndPermits.html or at the Township Office, 1409 Farmington Ave. during regular business hours.
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Upper Pottsgrove Township is accepting applications for a part-time police officer. Please note, hours shall not exceed 32 hours per work week and no permanent schedule or guarantee of work hours is offered. Applicants must meet all the criteria for a part-time officer, as set forth in The Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations §3.5(b), and must have a minimum of 3 years full-time service as a police officer in the State of Pennsylvania. To apply, please complete and submit pages 1-21 of the application for new officers excerpted from Appendix (A-1 Police Officer Application) of the UPT Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations.
Emergency Services ~ Please click here to view Fire, Medical & Police services within the township. Please click
here to see the Good Will & Gilbertsville Ambulance Services Grid Map. Please click
here to learn the benefits of membership in Goodwill Ambulance. Please click
here to learn the benefits of membership in the Gilbertsville Area Community Ambulance Service.
Drug Drop-Box ~ We have had a few instances where residents inquire about a drug drop-box for UPPD. Need to have a secure location for that box, and Pottstown PD already has one in their monitored vestibule. Anyone inquiring about disposing of prescribed, unwanted drugs should be directed to Pottstown PD @ 610-970-6570 to make the drop directly.
August 5, 2014 ~ Montgomery County’s Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) would like to reach out to your agency, constituents, consumers, and residents to provide information regarding the NFP program. Please find a flyer attached. We would like to generate recognition and referrals for our program in your service area. The Nurse Family Partnership is a program in the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) for women who are having their first baby. When you enroll, a registered nurse will visit in your home throughout your pregnancy and can continue to visit until your child is two years old. This program is FREE to all women who are eligible. If you live in Montgomery County, meet the income requirements, and are pregnant with your first child you can enroll. The Nurse Family Partnership is a program in 45 states around the country. For more information regarding the NFP program, please visit the national NFP website: www.nursefamilypartnership.org To learn more about Montgomery County Health Department’s NFP, please call 610-278-5117 and ask for the Nurse Family Partnership Program. You can view the NFP Spotlight on the MCHD homepage here: http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/7671
August 1, 2014 ~ Sunset Park took third place in the “What’s Your Favorite Park” contest, and we will receive a bronze medal as well as $5,000.
August 1, 2014 ~ Residents may contact the Health Department at 610-278-5117 if they are concerned about an area of standing water that may be a breeding area for mosquitoes.
April 21, 2014 ~ MAINTENANCE OF SIDEWALKS & CURBS: The Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance enacting and creating Article IV, Maintenance of Sidewalks and Curbs, of Chapter 304, Streets, Sidewalks, and Driveways, of the Code of the Township of Upper Pottsgrove, as amended, for the purpose of establishing responsibility for the maintenance of sidewalks and curbs within the Township for the safety and convenience of the public and protection of streets and property. A complete copy of the ordinance is on file with the Mecury, is available for inspection during normal business hours in the office of the Township Manager at Upper Pottsgrove Township and is posted on the Township website.
Storm Damage Reporting: Please click here to find out what steps resdients can take to report storm damage to your property.
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March 11, 2013 ~
Met Ed has brought to our attention that there are individuals in the Monroe/Pike & North Hampton County areas reportedly going door to door identifying themselves as Met-Ed and asking to see the customers electric bill. In one particular case the customers were elderly and the perpetrators claimed they were checking to see if they were receiving all the discounts seniors are entitled to. Med Ed cannot say if they requested entry for sure or what their scheme is. It may or may not be limited to the Monroe/Pike North Hampton County Area.
- Met-Ed does not go door to door
- Met-Ed does not ask to go into a house (unless their is an inside meter)
- Met-Ed employees and contractors wear a photo ID badge - ask to see it
- Met-Ed vehicles are clearly marked
- If you are suspicious call us at 1-800-545-7741 to find out if we are working in the area
- Or, call 911 to report suspicious activity
Upper Pottsgrove has been included in many of these incidents.
1. Most recently the delivery truck thefts are picking up ; FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, etc. trucks are either being followed and the items being delivered stolen from the front door step or there may be internal problems with the companies. The important issue is to observe anyone who may be tracking those delivery trucks in UPT.
2. The usual scam artists are also busy in the neighborhoods with "excess blacktop", "meats" and other products they claim are left overs and offer these items at very low prices to unsuspecting residents until the jobs are complete. That is when the resident gets hit with other charges or more product than originally estimated. Most of you are familiar with the pavers and their tactics.
3. The chimney sweeps are most recently in town and an incident reported on Farmington is being reported today. Allegedly one chimney sweep goes up on the roof and the other inside. The insider burglarizes the home while the homeowner is being detained outside by the one on the roof.
4. We have had two incidents with meat trucks; both on Stone Hill where they can hit a number of homes in a short time frame. If these people are encountered, make sure to get as much identification as possible. Also, they are required to have a solicitors permit for any sale or service solicited in the township prior to door-to-door canvassing. Pavers and contractors are usually required to have building permits as well so anyone encountered doing work immediately after being hired by a resident is possibly in violation of the township ordinance as well as soliciting without a permit. Every person who solicits must have an individual permit.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Upper Pottsgrove Police Department at their non-emergency number: 610-326-8446.