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Voting Reminder

The 2020 General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The District Township Municipal Building will be OPEN for voting. Face masks, social distancing and CDC guidelines are required as per District Township policy. If you require any additional information, as it relates to this voting location, please contact the Berks County Election Services office at 610-478-6490.  Thank you!

District Township

Update to the Berks County Solid Waste Authority Fall Collection Events

The paper shredding event on October 17, 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The Household Hazardous Waste collection is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th.  These events will be held at the Berks County Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport,  from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM, each day.  Registration for these events is mandatory.

For information on collections:  https://www.co.berks.pa.us/dept/swa/Pages/default.aspx

To register for collections:  https://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/SWA/Documents/Hazardous%20Waste/Register%20for%20events.pdf

NOTICE

Due to the spread of COVID-19, a conference call option is available for the District Township Board of Supervisors Business Meeting, to be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7 p.m. Please contact the District Township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code.

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

Dog Law Legislation

The dogs of Pennsylvania need your help! The fund that helps protect them will soon run out of money. Thanks to @Senator Judy Schwank and @Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, legislation has been introduced that will #SavePADogLaw and Pennsylvania’s furriest residents safe.

Contact your legislators to voice your opinion about these important bills.

#LoveYourDogLicenseYourDog #SavePADogLaw

Last year, the department conducted over 5,800 kennel inspections and issued over 2,700 citations. Help Pennsylvania dog wardens continue cracking down on illegal kennels in the state and protect dogs that start their lives there.

#SavePADogLaw

The well being of pups across Pennsylvania is currently at risk. The fund that allows dog wardens to perform this important work is nearly out of money. Don’t let this important work stop.

#SavePADogLaw – support Senate Bill 663 and House Bill 1504. Contact your legislator to voice your opinion for those who can’t speak for themselves.

Just last year, more than 600 stray dogs were either reunited with their owners or brought to safe shelter to wait for a forever home by PA dog wardens. But the fund that fuels their important work is about to go red.

Support a dog license fee increase in Pennsylvania. It’s something that hasn’t happened since 1996 (meanwhile everything from a loaf of bread to a gallon of gas has increased by more than 100%!).

It’s important for your dog, your neighbors, your community, and every dog in Pennsylvania.

#SavePADogLaw – support Senate Bill 663 and House Bill 1504. Contact your legislator to voice your opinion for those who can’t speak for themselves.

Did you know that PA dog license fees have not increased since 1996?

In that same time…

✉️ Postage increased by 72%

🍞 A loaf of bread increased by 114%

🥛 A gallon of milk increased by 182%

🚗 A gallon of gas increased by 133%

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will run out of funds to operate in September. Their work protects all Pennsylvanians – both humans and the four-legged and furry.

#SavePADogLaw – support Senate Bill 663 and House Bill 1504. Contact your legislator to voice your opinion for those who can’t speak for themselves.

NOTICE

Due to the spread of COVID-19, a conference call option is available for the District Township Board of Supervisors Business Meeting, to be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. Please contact the District Township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code.

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

Changes To Tax Collector Sitting Dates/Times For August 2020

There will be NO TAX COLLECTOR SITTING HOURS DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Property owners are encouraged to mail all tax payments to the address on the face of the bill. If you desire a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

District Township Tax Collector

NOTICE

Due to the spread of COVID-19, a conference call option is available for the District Township Planning Commission Meeting, to be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. Please contact the District Township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code.

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

NOTICE

Due to the spread of COVID-19, a conference call option is available for the District Township Board of Supervisors Business Meeting, to be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 7 p.m. Please contact the District Township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code.

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

NOTICE

Due to the spread of COVID-19, a conference call option is available for the District Township Board of Supervisors Business Meeting, to be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 7 p.m. Please contact the District Township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code.

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

*Reminder*

The 2020 Primary Election date has been moved to June 2, 2020. The District Township Municipal Building will be OPEN for voting. A facial covering will be required for entrance to the building. Social distancing will be strictly enforced. You may also request a mail-in ballot by going to Votespa.com or completing a paper application by calling the Election Services Office at 610-478-6490. Thank you!

Notice

Due to the spread of COVID-19, a conference call option is available for the District Township Board of Supervisors Business Meeting, to be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7 p.m. Please contact the District Township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code.

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

Notice

Due to the spread of COVID-19, a conference call option is available for the District Township Board of Supervisors Business Meeting, to be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 7 p.m.  Please contact the District Township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code. 

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

Notice

The District Township Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Special Meeting on Saturday April 4, 2020 at 9 a.m. to discuss a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for District Township due to the spread of COVID-19 and any other business that may come before the Board.  The meeting will be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA.  Persons wishing to participate via conference call may contact the township office at 610-845-7595 or email districttownship@windstream.net prior to the meeting for a conference call phone number and meeting access code.

Elaine Schwien, District Township Secretary

Changes To Tax Collector Sitting Dates/Times For April 2020

There will be NO TAX COLLECTOR SITTING HOURS DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Property owners are encouraged to mail real estate tax payments to the address on the face of the bill. If you desire a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

District Township Tax Collector

2020 Primary Election Date Change to June 2, 2020

Per the Berks County Election Services Office the Primary Election has been moved to June 2, 2020 . If a voter does not want to go to their respective polling location on the day of the primary they can request a mail-in ballot by going to Votespa.com or completing a paper application by calling the Election Services Office at 610-478-6490.

2020 Schedule of Meetings

Board of Supervisors – 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month

Planning Commission – 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month

Environmental Advisory Committee – 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (unless that Monday is a holiday, then the meeting will be the following Monday)

Recreation Committee (quarterly meetings) – 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of March, June, September and December

All meetings will be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA 19512

ANNOUNCEMENT: PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL PARK LAND

The new 17-acre land tract is situated along Landis Store Road and was purchased for $145,000 from the Fischer family on July 31, 2012. The funds came in part from a $67,500 grant obtained from DCNR, with the remaining funds coming from the Township and a gift from the Fischer family. The new tract will be named “The Margareta Fischer Park.”

District Township has increased the park’s open space to nearly 75 continuous acres, which will remain a natural area for hiking, bird-watching, environmental research, and other outdoor activities for Township residents.

DISTRICT TOWNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTICE: The District Township Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Special Meeting on Monday February 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing quotes received and awarding the Bull Road tree felling project and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting will be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA. 610-845-7595.

NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS OF DISTRICT TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC NOTICE is given that the Board of Supervisors of District Township, Berks County, PA, will hold a public hearing, followed by a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on February 21, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at the Township Building located at 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public, and receive public comment or testimony regarding adoption of an Ordinance entitled: “AN ORDINANCE OF DISTRICT TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS DEFINING THE MAXIMUM NOISE LEVELS ALLOWED; PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS TO THE MAXIMUM NOISE LEVELS ALLOWED; PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.” At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Board will convene its regular meeting and intends to adopt this same Ordinance. Copies of the complete text of the Ordinance being proposed for adoption may be examined without charge, or copies may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof, at the District Township Municipal Building during Office hours of Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or by appointment with the Township Secretary, (610) 845-7595. A summary of the Ordinance is set forth below. All interested parties may appear and be heard. Susan Manwiller, Township Secretary A SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-01 Section 1. Title: The title of the ordinance is “District Township Noise Ordinance.” Section 2. Authority. This ordinance is enacted pursuant to the Second Class Township Code. Section 3. Purpose. The Purpose of the ordinance is to promote the public health safety and welfare by regulating maximum sound levels and preventing excessive or offensive noise in the Township. Section 4. Background. Because excessive sound levels are detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Township of District and such levels: a) create a nuisance that may deprive residents of the enjoyment of their homes, disturbed in their sleep, and otherwise prevented from the quiet enjoyment of their residential premises; b) affect the property values of residences in the Township; c) affect the public welfare by reflecting negatively on the quality of life in residential areas of the Township; d) disturb the peace and good order of the Township; and, e) create noise pollution. Section 5. Terminology; Definitions. Phrases and words used in the ordinance are defined and explained. Section 6. Noise Limit. This section sets sound levels and times regulated by the ordinance. Section 7. Exemptions. This section exempts certain activities and sound levels from regulation. Section 8. Special Waiver. This section allows waivers from ordinance requirements during emergencies. Section 9. Enforcement Officers. This section identifies individuals authorized to enforce the ordinance. Section 10. Enforcement Procedures. This section describes the procedures for applying and enforcing the ordinance. It also declares that sounds in excess of those permitted in the ordinance is a public nuisance. Section 11. Conflict with Other Restrictions. This section states that the ordinance is not intended to interfere with other statutes and regulations and the more stringent law or regulation will control if there is a conflict. Section 12. Violations and Penalties. Conviction for violating this ordinance is a fine of up to $1,000.00 with each day considered a separate offense. Section 13. Severability. If any part of the ordinance is ever held invalid, the remaining portions of the ordinance remain in effect. Section 14. Effective Date. The ordinance is effective 5 days after enactment. The date and signature lines follow this section.

NOTICE: The District Township Board of Supervisors Business Meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for the year 2019. The District Township Planning Commission Business Meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month for the year 2019. The District Township Environmental Advisory Committee will hold their business meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month for the year 2019 (unless that Monday is a holiday, then the meeting will be the following Monday). The District Township Recreation Committee will hold their quarterly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of March, June, September, and December for the year 2019. All meetings will be held at the District Township Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA 19512. 610-845-7595.

NOTICE: The District Township Board of Supervisors will hold their Reorganization Meeting for 2019 on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. to reorganize and address any other business that may come before the Board. The District Township Auditors will hold their annual meeting for 2019 on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. The District Township Planning Commission will hold their January business meeting on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. The District Township EAC will hold their January meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA 19512. 610-845-7595.

NOTICE: Under the Second Class Township Code, the proposed 2019 budget is available for public inspection at District Township, 202 Weil Road, Boyertown, PA, during regular business hours (610-845-7595). The proposed budget is to be adopted at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on December 20, 2018 at the Township Building. The proposed budget includes the proposed real estate tax rate for 2019 at 0.5500 mills.

Phone: 610-845-7595
Fax: 610-845-7595

Emergency Contacts

In case of emergency, dial 911.

PA State Police  610-378-4011
Eastern Berks Fire Department  610-845-2877(non-emergency)
Seisholtzville Fire  610-845-2102(non-emergency)
Bally Community Ambulance Association  610-845-2501(non-emergency)
Topton American Legion Community Ambulance Service 610-682-4333(non-emergency)