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Borough Meeting Schedule

Borough Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m at Borough Hall, 120 Main Street, with the following exceptions for Year 2017:

    The July 2017 meeting will be held on Monday, July 10th. 

    Due to the Labor Day holiday, the September 2017 meeting will be held on Monday, September 11th. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.


Planning Commission meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall, 120 Main Street.  These meetings are held on an "As Needed Basis."  Please call the Borough office to see if a meeting is scheduled for any given month.

Burning

No burning is permitted in the Borough.

Bulk Trash

One large bulk item per week is permitted. Bulk item has a weight limit of 60 pounds and 4 feet in length, small items ie: wood or twigs must be bundled, bundles may not exceed the previously stated limitations. No cement, tires, paint, batteries or appliances with freon can be put out for collection.

Dog Ordinance and Dog License

Atglen Borough's Dog Ordinance

  Dogs are prohibited from running at large.  The dog must be under the control of its owner or agent.  If outside your yard leash the dog.

  We require the curbing of your dog - pooper scooper law. 

  Loud and repetitive barking for more than 15 minutes where neighbors are disturbed is prohibited.  

Dog License

  All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed.

  The license is issued by the Chester County Treasurer's Office.

License Your Dog Flyer

Click here for more information and a dog license application form - Link to Chester County

Link to License Your Dog PA - PA Department of Agriculture

Emergency Services - Fire, Rescue, Ambulance

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 Christiana Volunteer Fire Company
 
610.593.2142

  214 South Bridge Street
  PO Box 46
  Christiana, PA 17509
Website: www.ChristianaFire.com

  Donations to the Christiana Fire Company are accepted at PO Box 46, Christiana, PA  17509.

 Christiana Community Ambulance Association
   610.593.8166
   Email: christi@epix.net

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Click on this link for the Reflective Address Marker Order Form

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

1. Click here for the household hazardous waste collection events.

Examples of household hazardous waste are oil based paint, pesticides, antifreeze, and lawn chemicals.  These events are free to Chester County residents.  There is a limit of 25 gallons and/or 220 pounds per household per event.

  NOT ACCEPTABLE AT THESE COLLECTION EVENTS:
    Electronic Waste ( including TV's and Computer Monitors, etc.)
    Unidentified Waste
    Tires
    Latex Paint
    Trash
    Fire Extinguishers
    Explosives & Ammunition

    Appliances with Freon or any other Appliances
    Propane-Helium Tanks
    Asbestos
    Infectious or Medical Waste
    Radioactive Waste

    Pressurized CFCs & HCFCs
    Gas Cyclinders
    Alkaline Batteries
    50 Gallon and/or Metal Drums

 

Atglen Public Library

The Atglen Public Library is located at 413 Valley Avenue, Atglen, PA; Telephone # 610.593.6848.

Incorporated in 1945 by community-minded residents, Atglen Public Library is growing with the community. In addition to books, the Library has a growing DVD collection. The Library offers copy, fax and wireless internet services, and a public computer center with four public-use PCs on a high-speed fiber optic network.

There are several areas for tutoring, meetings, and just hanging out.

The Library is a member of the Chester County Library System, enabling cardholders to check out and return materials to any member library, borrow books world-wide with inter-library loan, and manage their accounts online or by telephone. A system–wide online catalog makes material searches and requests easy from the comfort of home.

Local Taxes

Atglen Borough Real Estate Taxes

   Please Note:  Municipal (Borough) Real EstateTaxes are being collected by the Chester County Treasurer, 610.344.6370,  www.chesco.org/Treasurer.

  • The Borough's 2017 tax rate is 5.20 mills.
  • See the reverse side of your tax bill for instructions on how to make your payment, read below, or click here for a copy of the 2017 bill.
  • Checks are payable to the CHESTER COUNTY TREASURER
  • Remittance as of the date received or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service will determine if the discount, face, or penalty is applied to the payment.
  • Mailing Payment - Include in the envelope the tax invoice. 
    Mail Payments to: Chester County Treasurer, c/o DNB First, PO Box 470, Downingtown, PA  19335-0470.  To obtain a receipt as proof of payment, insert in the payment envelope the entire tax invoice (top and bottom stubs) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  You will receive back the top stub with "PAID" marked on it. 
  • Pay In Person, DNB First Bank: Bring with you the entire tax invoice (top and bottom stubs).  The teller will mark the top stub "Paid" and return it to you.  Click here for a list of DNB First Locations
  • The Borough Real Estate Tax bills are issued by February 1st
    • 2% discount up to April 2, 2017
    • April 3, 2017 to June 1, 2017 Face amount due
    • After June 1, 2017 the Penalty amount is due
    • Last payment date is December 31, 2017
  • Payments not received by December 31, 2017 will be subject to a lien charge.  Real Estate Taxes will be liened against the property subject to interest at 9% per annum from the lien date.

Other Tax information

  Atglen Borough Per Capita Taxes - Issued by and payable to Berkheimer Tax Administrator (toll free - 1.866.227.4716, online at www.hab-inc.com).

  • Taxes are issued on April 1st.
  • The discounted amount may be paid until May 31st.
  • From June 1st through July 31st the Face amount is due
  • After July 31st, the Penalty amount is due. 

  Wage (Earned Income) Tax -1.0% Combined tax rate for Octorara School District (.5%) and Atglen Borough (.5%) issued through Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau (1.717.569.4521 or online at www.lctcb.org)  You can file your taxes on-line or print out a tax form from this link.  Click here for a 2017 Informational Flyer.

  Octorara School Tax - Based on Millage - contact the Octorara School Tax Office at 610.593.8212 for the current rate and payment instructions. School taxes are issued in July.

  Chester County Tax - Issued the first week of February. for more information, go to www.chesco.org under A-Z services tab, choose tax payments

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Serve on an Atglen Board or Commission - Click here for an application form. Call the Borough office if you have questions.

Meals on Wheels for Atglen & Christiana - To volunteer, receive meals or get more information, please contact Selma Wells (Coordinator/Treasurer) at 610.593.5467 or 717.354.7857

Recycling

SINGLE STREAM CURBSIDE RECYCLING     
    
Click here for a recycling brochure.


Effective on January 7, 2015 Atglen Borough began curbside collection of single stream recycling . All recycled material can be mixed together in the recycling container provided by A.J. Blosenski Inc. The 35 gallon container has an attached lid and is on wheels for easier handling.  Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday the same day as your trash.  There will be two collection trucks - one for trash and one for recycling; they will come by at different times.  Place your trash and your recycling containers out for curbside service. 

Do not put a liner in the can - it is recommended to rinse food containers prior to recycling. 

What IS Collected at Curbside - Recycled Material?

  • All plastic containers from #1 through #7
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum & Metal Cans
  • Newspaper
  • Mixed Paper
  • Mail (we recommend shredding personal mail prior to recycling)
  • Cardboard - break down and cut up the cardboard packaging to fit into the recycling container.

What is NOT Eligible - Not Recycled Materials?

  • Household trash
  • Plastic shopping bags or plastic food wrap. 
  • Styrofoam or any other form of foam packaging (including meat/produce trays and egg cartons).
  • Scrap metal
  • Disposable diapers
  • Hazardous Waste (See FAQ #6)
  • Paper towels or tissue paper
  • Textiles, fabric or clothing
  • Ceramics, chinaware porcelain or Pyrex dishes
  • Books or Toys
  • Liquids
  • Mirrors, WIndow glass
  • Light Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Syringes/Needles
  • Computer and Electronic equipment, TV's 

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For the disposal of household hazardous waste materials and electronic items refer to the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website, Recycling navigation tab: www.chestercountyswa.org.

 

Seniors' Concerns

Meals on Wheels of Chester County serves a hot meal Monday - Friday at lunchtime to our homebound residents. To volunteer or sign someone up for meals, visit their website at www.mowcc.org or call 610-430-8500.

Local Senior Centers - www.ChesterCountySeniors.org - click on the center near where you live.

There are six senior centers in Chester County, each dedicated to supporting the independence and well-being of adults ages 50 and over. Each senior center provides an array of services and programs, including meals, excercise, educational workshops, and referral services.

Trash Collection

Trash collection is every Wednesday, early in the morning – it is best to place your trash on the curb the evening before. Each residence has been issued one large "toter". The maximum allowable trash collection for each residence is the toter and one bulk item per week (one additional bag may be used in place of your one bulk item.). The bulk item has a weight limit of 60 pounds and 4 feet in length, small items ie: wood or twigs must be bundled, bundles may not exceed the previously stated limitations. Please limit bulk items to items from your own home.

These items cannot be put out for collection: Construction Materials, Cement, tires, oil based paint, batteries, appliances with freon, electronics (E-waste) including TV's, computers, printers, etc.    See Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste disposal information listed above for disposal of these items. 

Latex paint must be dried, either by opening the can and allowing it to dry out or by mixing kitty litter or sawdust into it to absorb the paint prior to placing it out for regular collection.  

Utility Bill Schedule

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Bills are issued on the first day of the month based on the schedule listed below and are due within 30 days.

  • Sewer and Trash bills are issued the first day of the month every March, June, September and December in the amount of $66.00 for Trash/Curbside Recycling and $210.00 for Sewer.
  • Water bills are issued the first day of the month every January, April, July and October and the bill is based on your actual water consumption. There is a minimum charge of $65.00 for 5000 gallons or less; every 1000 gallons over the 5000 gallon minimum is $7.50.  There is a Water Capital Improvement Fee of $5.00 per quarter. A meter reader will check your meter from the outside read pad; you are responsible for keeping that area clear of obstacles and vegetation to allow for easy access.
  • Sewer/Trash and Water Bills may be paid by:
    1. Mailing payment directly to the Borough address – P O Box 250, Atglen, PA 19310.
    2. Dropping your payment into the lock box located west of the Bell Plaza on Valley Ave. If you are driving, please access the lock box by entering the Borough Parking Lot on Main Street and exiting on Valley Avenue.
      • Please make checks payable to “Atglen Borough”.
      • Walk-ins will not be accepted. If you use on-line bill pay option through your bank, please make sure you use the Borough’s address and designate the service.
      • Credit Card Option: MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express Credit Card payments are accepted by logging onto www.atglen.org and clicking the “Pay Bill Online” link. You will be directed to eNETPAY, a fully integrated payment gateway utilizing the latest in Internet security and encryption.  Be sure to choose the service you are paying Sewer (Trash) or Water.  There is a convenience fee added by the credit processing company
  • Bills will be issued on the schedule stated above, if you do not receive your bill, it is still your responsibility to contact the Borough office for the amount due. Bills must be paid by the due date in order to avoid late penalties.
  • Late Penalties
    • 10% penalty is added 30 days after the bill is issued.
    • $5.00 penalty is added 60 days after the bill is issued.
  • Discontinuation of Service Process
    • Water Service is subject to discontinuation 60 days after the bill is issued (for both Water and Sewer/Trash Bills).
    • On the 61st day after a bill is issued (if multiple accounts are unpaid - this process applies to each account)
      • Your property will be posted for impending service discontinuation and a $20.00 property posting charge will be added to your account.
      • A first class letter may be sent to your mailing address and a processing fee of $5.00 will be added to your account.
      • A certified letter may be sent to your mailing address and a $10.00 fee will be added to your account.
      • If full payment is not received by the date stated on the posted shut off notice, your water service will be discontinued and a $50.00 disconnection/restoration of service fee will be added to your account.
      • There will be no further communication prior to disconnection of service.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Borough office at 610.593.6854.

How to Pay Sewer/Trash, Water, and Borough Real Estate Tax Bills

Sewer/Trash and Water Payments

Make the check payble to ATGLEN BOROUGH

Mail Payment Option: Atglen Borough, PO Box 250, Atglen, PA  19310

Your Bank, On-Line Processing Option:  If your participate in your bank's on-line bill payment program in the memo field insert if you are paying the Water or Sewer/Trash bill.  Allow at least seven days for the bank payment to be received by the Borough. 

On-Line Credit Card Payment Option:  Use the secure On-Line Bill Payment link found to the right on this web page. There is a service fee charged if you select this option.  You cannot pay on-line your Borough Tax bill.

mailbox*OUR SEWER/TRASH AND WATER PAYMENT DROP BOX IS TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE. 
PLEASE BRING PAYMENTS INTO THE BOROUGH OFFICE OR MAIL THEM TO P O BOX 250 ATGLEN, PA, 19310.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.  

*Drop Off Payment Option:  You can insert your Sewer/Trash and Water Payments in the drop box located on the west side of the Atglen Borough Hall, near the Bell Plaza on Valley Avenue.  The drop box looks like the illustration to the left of this paragraph.  If the Borough Hall is open you can stop in to make your payment.

 

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Borough Real Estate Tax Payments

Borough Real Estate Taxes are being handled by the Chester County Treasurer.  Make the check payable to CHESTER COUNTY TREASURER.

Mail Payment Option:  Chester County Treasurer, c/o DNB First, PO Box 470, Downingtown, PA 19335-0470.

In Person Option: Click here for other payment options and instructions.

Where to Vote

The Polling Place for Atglen Borough is the Penningtonville Presbyterian Church, 406 Main Street. Voter Registration forms are available in the Borough office.

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120 Main Street
P O Box 250
Atglen, PA  19310

610-593-6854
610-593-6508 (fax)

email: manager@atglen.org

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Online Bill Payment

Pay your Borough water or sewer/trash bills online with your credit card! Click the link below to connect to our secure online payment processer eNETPAY.

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Please note: a convenience fee 
 will be charged by the processing company.


Fee Schedule for eNETPAY - Online Bill Pay

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