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PUBLIC NOTICE: On Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. prevailing time, at the Birmingham Township Building, 1040 West Street Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania, the Zoning Hearing Board of Birmingham Township will conduct a public hearing and thereafter consider and act up-on the application of Richard J. and Anne M. Gates, 1150 Eleni Lane, Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania (UPI No. 65-4-99), and William Carl and Pamela H. Rappolt, 1156 Eleni Lane, Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania (UPI No. 65-3-14.19), for a special exception pursuant to Sections 122-6oD(2),(3) and (4) of the Zoning Chapter of the Birmingham Township Code in order to reconstruct their existing shared driveway and culvert which are located in the Flood Hazard District. If any person who wishes to attend the hearing has a disability and/or requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings, he or she should contact the Township Building at 610-793-2600, to discuss how those needs may be accommodated.


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Birmingham Township Planning Commission will hold a public meeting Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Township Municipal Building, 1040 Street Road, West Chester, PA, 19382, in accordance with 302 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code to consider, and to accept public comment upon, the draft Birmingham Township Comprehensive Plan of 2015, as drafted by the members of the Planning Commission.

The plan as drafted contains three chapters (Background/Planning Process, Existing Conditions and Management Plan) and contains the following sections within each chapter:

Ch. 1 Background/Planning Process
Ch. 2 Existing Conditions
  Section 1. Introduction
  Section 2. Existing Land Use
  Section 3. Pattern of Change
  Section 4 Natural Resources
  Section 5 Cultural, Historic and Landscape Resources
  Section 6. Results of the 2013 Residents Survey
  Section 7. Population, Housing and Employment
  Section 8. Holding Capacity
  Section 9. Circulation
  Section 10. Community Facilities
Ch. 3 Management Plan
  Section 1. Introduction
  Section 2. Goals, Objectives and Policies
  Section 3. Land Use Plan
  Section 4. Circulation Plan
  Section 5. Housing Plan
  Section 6. Community Facilities Plan
  Section 7. Cultural, Historic and Landscape Resources Conservation Plan
  Section 8. Utilities Plan
  Section 9. Environmental Protection Plan

It is the intention of the members of the Planning Commission to forward the draft Comprehensive Plan (as it may be revised pursuant to the discussion and comments at this public meeting) to the Township Board of Supervisors, with the recommendation that the Board of Supervisors adopt the same as the Birmingham Township Comprehensive Plan of 2015.

Anyone with a disability requiring a special accommodation to attend the meeting should notify Quina Nelling at 610-793-2600. The Township will make every effort to provide a reasonable accommodation.

The Battle of Brandywine 2014
Thanks to everyone for a fantastic event! More than 6000 visitors enjoyed the event and discovered the treasure that is our Hallowed Ground. See the Reviews

SR 926 Improvement Project

PennDOT and Gannett Fleming, Inc. hosted a public meeting at the Pocopson Elementary School on May 7, 2014 for the SR 926 Improvement Project. Found below are links to the PowerPoint Presentation (2MB) and the Presentation Boards (5MB):
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Pennsylvania Flood Maps

The state Department of Community and Economic Development has launched a website containing the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The new site is It will help users determine if they are located in a floodplain and assist local officials in their creation of floodplain-management strategies to ensure public safety.  NOTE:  For best results, use Internet Explorer to access the maps.

Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
This has been adopted and recycling is mandated.
Click here to view the full text of the Ordinance.


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