Nether Providence Township January 2021 Legislative Meeting

The Nether Providence Township board of commissioners held their January legislative meeting this week. The video is on Youtube here.

  • Jane Miluski was appointed to the township environment advisory committee and Gary Silver and Steven Henry were re-appointed to the Parks commission. A list of township boards and commissions can be found here.
  • The Chester County health department now has a Covid vacine signup form here. Anyone can sign up, you do not have to be in group 1-A. The county has also opened its wellness center in Yeadon and has set up Covid lines at 484-276-2100 and
  • The county continues Covid testing, usually new dates and times are posted weekly here.
  • Township resident Clara Lear turned 100 years old
  • Child care support is available here for those affected by Covid.
  • Furness library sent an update including some upcoming events like Ms. Lori’s front lawn stories and PAWS for reading
  • The township passed motions approving liquid fuel funds from the county and to re-allocate funds to convert a part time police officer to full time.
  • The township is looking to purchase two police cars this year using a mix of township funds and drug forfeiture money.
  • New technology has been installed in the township meeting room using funds from the Verizon franchise agreement. This will allow the board to continue streaming online once they return to in-person meetings.
  • The 530 Washington subdivision was approved.
  • The board approved drawing up a temporary easement to allow the 510 Wallingford development to use a strip of township land to access the rear of the building site.
  • The DCNR grant program is upcoming and there were discussions about using the grant for improvements to Martha Burton park
  • The township has a list of streets up for resurfacing. A substantial number of streets rolled over from previous years appear to be here in Garden City.
  • The township can purchase up to bare root trees for $50 a piece for township property.
  • There is a corroded sewer pipe near Pine Ridge Rd. that’s caused a sinkhole. Repairs would cost $35,000 so the township engineer will meet with public works to determine if there’s a temporary fix until money can be budgeted for repairs.
  • The East Rose Valley Rd. sidewalk project had public meetings for the upcoming project and the board approved various PENNDOT forms to move the work ahead. Work is estimated to start this summer.
  • The township manager has suggested the fire companies come up with criteria for qualifying for the volunteer firefighter tax credit approved by the board a few years back.
  • The township is considering a grant for full time firefighters rather than volunteers to address understaffing.

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