Draft Plastic Bag and Straw Ordinance
AN ORDINANCE OF EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, The Township Board of Supervisors have tabled discussions to adopt the ordinance, therefore it is not adopted/approved. However, the Board has determined to keep the proposed amended ordinance on the website for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
PECO Tree Maintenance Activity
Below is a map showing the PECO lines that will be surveyed as part of its tree trimming maintenance program, which helps prevent and/or minimizes future outages caused by falling vegetation.
PECO completes this work proactively on a 4-year cycle. PECO’s vendor, Asplundh, will be out in the Township starting in June to address any areas that need trees cleared from its wires or dead trees removed. This process will several weeks to complete.LENAPE_External_2023_11x17_East Marlborough
Construction Continues on U.S. 1 Widening, Improvement Project in Kennett, East Marlborough Townships
CURRENT PENNDOT ACTIVITY:
- Sunday, July 16, through Friday, July 21, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, a moving lane closure is scheduled in both directions on U.S. 1 (Kennett-Oxford Bypass) between the New Garden Township line and the U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) Interchange in Kennett, East Marlborough, and New Garden townships for line striping; and
Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will mill and overlay U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike); construct a third travel lane on certain sections of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) in each direction and use existing shoulders and right turn lanes to create a third lane for the rest of the corridor; build sidewalks along the north side of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) from Schoolhouse Road to the Longwood Village Shopping Center entrance; eliminate the left turn movement from Orchard Avenue onto U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike); install two new Dynamic Message Signs; and upgrade five signalized intersections within the corridor.
The purpose of this project is to improve capacity and the safe movement of vehicles through this heavily traveled section of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) that includes commercial and residential development.
Allan Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 100% federal funds. Work on the entire project is expected to finish in late 2025.
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For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.
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Longwood Gardens Reimagined Progress
|We have reached several notable milestones in recent months as our garden expansion continues to take shape and make incredible progress. In June, we lifted the first section of steel—weighing in at around 11,000 pounds and measuring 47 feet tall—for the West Conservatory. This section is one of the 13 frames (or rows of columns and beams) that will form the structure of the West Conservatory, the new glasshouse with a Mediterranean plant palette that appears to be floating on water. In late July, we embarked on the precast façade panel installation for the new Restaurant and Event Space, which totals more than 50 precast panels, each weighing in at 15,000 pounds. The center panel includes a replica of the datestone from the original Conservatory construction. This month, we’re starting to see the new Administration Building take shape with windows going in and the stairwell being placed. The Administration Building not only has offices for many of our staff in Horticulture, Engagement & Learning, Marketing & Communications, and the President’s Office, it will also be home to our new state-of-the-art classrooms and our Library.
As always, we’ll keep you updated on our Longwood Reimagined progress and continue to share the many facets of this incredibly detailed project as it unfolds. You can watch as the project progresses at longwoodgardens.org/beauty-making, as well as sign up for project updates at longwoodgardens.org/longwood-reimagined.
Longwood Gardens’ Wastewater Treatment Plant Update
|As we referenced in our last edition of Neighbor News, our privately-owned wastewater treatment plant expansion is continuing to progress thanks to the State of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding we received backed by State Rep. Christina Sappey and State Sen. John Kane as well as support from East Marlborough Township, the Department of Environmental Protection, and contracted experts in this field. The project will support our current and future needs increasing our capacity and achieving our greywater reuse goals as we move from a Class C to a Class B system.
While we are adding a secondary effluent pond, we are NOT adding to or replacing the spray fields. The current spray fields will remain. The secondary effluent pond will be located next to the existing effluent pond along Longwood Road. In addition to landscaping along Longwood Road, we will also be modifying and enhancing existing equipment and controls enclosed in a discreet building structure not visible along any roadway.
Just like every resident in East Marlborough Township, we have obtained the necessary approvals within the Township from land development to zoning. We are also working closely with the DEP to make this project happen. To ensure both quality and equality throughout the bidding and selection process, we will be using an open bid system approved by the State of Pennsylvania. We anticipate the work to begin in November 2022 and conclude by June 2023.