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Welcome to Spring City Borough’s Informative Website

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Robbery Suspect sought – Press Release Jan. 31, 2014

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A distant memory? The demolition of the former Spring City Library.

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Volunteers Needed

The borough has been awarded a small grant from the Schuylkill River Greenway Association for its Keystone Marker Project; which, consists of casting 3 Keystone Markers designed by the Keystone Marker Trust, cast by the Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company of Spring City and installed at the gateways to the borough.

Part of the project involves planting flowing bulbs donated by Respond With Love. Volunteers are needed to assist in planting the more than 5,000 bulbs at the marker sites and other sites in the borough. The date and time of the planting is Saturday, May 11th at 3 P.M. and Sunday, May 12th at 1 P.M. Volunteers should click on the “Contact Us” on this web page and fill-in and submit a Spring City Borough Contact Form. If you wish to volunteer it would be helpful if you bring shovels and tools for planting bulbs. In addition we are looking for pick-up trucks to haul dirt/mulch to the planting sites.

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Please be advised that Pennsylvania American Water (P.A.W.) Co. has scheduled water line service replacements in Spring City which are projected to begin this Friday, April 19th and be completed by May 31st.

The work areas are Hall Street from South Main Street to Church Street and Broad Street from Church Street to the end of the 500 block which extends into East Vincent Township.

This work will involve temporary road closures from block to block. All property owners and occupants will be directly notified of this work through P.A.W. Arrangements will be made by P.A.W. to allow access to the to the properties on these streets.

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The Spring City Streetscapes Phase IV has already started. The project is to revitalize the north side of East Bridge Street and the West side of East Main Street to Yost Avenue. It will include improvements to the PA state intersection of Main and Bridge Streets with signage and improved cross walks. There will also be the installation of a Spring City keystone sign at the trail crossing at the Schuylkill River Bridge. The contractor is expected to complete the enhancements by the end of April. The contract requires that the the ingress and egress to the businesses on East Bridge street are not totally limited during the construction. The award of $494,440,70 went to the contractor McCarthy Masonry and Concrete, Inc.; contingent on approval of the contact by the Chester County Department of Community Development and the borough solicitor (it was approved and initial planning meetings have been conducted). The highest bidder was Scott Building Corp. of Norristown, PA, with a bid of $649,477.50. This project is considered the final of the center city redevelopment projects with a total cost of over 2 million dollars.
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The Borough was recently awarded a grant worth $12,000 to $15,000 for trail and borough enhancement. The grant is from the Schuylkill Highlands Trust. The proposal will install three Spring City keystone markers along the borough borders along the Schuylkill River trail. Participants are the Spring City Foundry, the Keystone Marker Trust and the Respond With Love organization. If you wish to volunteer your services please call Councilor James Burns at 610-792-5575.
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Easter Egg sorting
The volunteer residents of the Bard Complex for a fourth year in a row filled over 850 Easter eggs for the Spring City Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Spring City Parks and Recreation Committee. The Easter Egg Hunt is being held Saturday, March 23rd at 11 AM at Brown Street Park.  It is expected that over 100 children will participate.

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THE COVERED DEVICE RECYCLING ACT

After January 1, 2013, no person may dispose of a covered device or its components:  
desktop or notebook computer, computer monitor or peripherals and televisions
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The Borough trash hauler and the Borough will no longer pick these items up.  Spring City Borough is a
participant in the Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program and residents of the Borough may drop
off these items on the dates and at the location in the County’s 2013 Event Collection Schedule.

The County Schedule will be announced at a later date.  Check back at this website for dates, times and locations.  The Chester County web site can be found
HERE

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Dispose of old, unused medications properly so as not to affect the environment

While the majority of medicines found in any water system are the result of the body’s natural route of drug elimination, recentreports have noted increases in the amounts of medicines in water systems in many cities across the country, putting our waterways and aquatic life at risk. Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the label specifically instructs you to do so. For a list of drugs that should be flushed, please visit the FDA website.

Proper Disposal

Medications should be disposed of properly so as not to appear attractive to children or animals.
 Check with your local municipality to see if there is a hazardous waste collection for medical waste in your area.
 If not, dispose of your old medications by taking the following steps:

  • Remove and destroy any personal information on the pill container.
  • Take the medicine out of the container and place pills and/or liquid (cough
    syrup, etc) in a Ziploc bag.
  • Add a small amount of water to the bag.
  • Place coffee grinds or cat litter into the bag to make the contents
    unattractive to children and animals.
  • Mix the contents and then seal the bag and dispose of in the trash.
For more detailed instructions, read the
FDA pamphlet on how to dispose of unused drugs, or watch the
video below for a demonstration.
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Click here for information about MS4 Stormwater Discharge

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An ad hoc committee of volunteers headed by Councilor James J. Burns are performing a “windshield survey” of the structures in Spring City for the “historic overlay district project” proposed by Councilor Mike Hays several months ago. The committee with the assistance of the County Parks & Recreation Department is surveying older buildings in Spring City.

The volunteers were trained to document the age, materials, style, condition, and location of select properties in the borough. Armed with an inventory list developed in the late 1980′s by Estelle Cramers, they will be creating a database of properties in the borough. In some cases they will be photograping properties and even interviewing property owners to deterime the historical significance of a structure.

Spring City Borough is in the early stages of developing a historic preservation ordinance to honor and protect our heritage. Unlike some other communities, Spring City is not pursuing a HARB or a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Schuylkill River Trail Update

SRT dedication

The Chester County Commissioners have officially announced the completion and opening of the three mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) between the Cromby power station on the outskirts of Phoenixville and the south side of East Bridge Street in Spring City. There is a new trail head parking facility located off Township Line Road near Cromby.

The remaining trail segment from East Bridge Street north to Parkerford is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2011 with a formal dedication ceremony at that time. The county has acquired the former Ann Tudor property located on Old Schuylkill Road across from the Parkerford Tavern; it will be used as a ranger station for the trail.

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2012 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Schedule for Chester County

Click Here for Schedule

Special Free Chester County Electonics Recycling Schedule

All Events start at 9:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM Sharp

PECO Smart Appliance Recycling
There could be cold cash in your garage or basement and you might save up to $150 a year on your energy bill by getting rid of that extra or older (working) refrigerator or freezer and replacing it with a more efficient unit. With this program PECO will pick it up for free, recycle it and pay you $35 (and $10 for a window air conditioner). For more detailed information, visit: www.pecosmartideas.com/index.html

 

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Current Updates 3/17/2014

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The Spring City Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 5 at 10:00AM. Note the date and time is not the traditional one and it is assumed the event will be held at Brown Street Park.

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Need help in disposing of those electrical items that are old and gathering dust? You no longer are permitted to just dispose of them in the trash! STAPLES has a recycling program that will accept your old rechargeable batteries, monitors, PCs, laptops, shreaders and other electronics for free! There is a limit on the number of items that you can turn in for recycling on a given visit.

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The Spring City Chapter of Meals on Wheels®; is looking for volunteer drivers and servers to deliver meals to its clients in Spring City and the surrounding area. A volunteer shift consists of up to two hours, one morning (at about 10 AM) every other week - at most. Interested? Contact Mike Stehman at (610) 792-5575.

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America Responds with Love® is looking for donations of new or nearly new stuffed animals and toys for its giving projects across the nation. Items may be left at the collection site at 115 Bridge Street (side porch). Please call before leaving a donation at (610) 416-7665.

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The Borough was recently awarded a grant worth $12,000 to $15,000 for trail and borough enhancement. The grant is from the Schuylkill Highlands Trust. The proposal will install three Spring City keystone markers along the borough borders along the Schuylkill River trail. Participants are the Spring City Foundry, the Keystone Marker Trust and the Respond with Love organization. If you wish to volunteer your services please call Councilor James Burns at 610-792-5575.

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PECO Smart Appliance Recycling -
There could be cold cash in your garage or basement.   You can save up to $150 a year on your energy bill by getting rid of that extra (working) refrigerator or freezer.  PECO will pick it up for free, recycle it and pay you $15.  For more information,  Click Here

Spring City Weather
April 19, 2014, 11:10 PM
Clear
Clear
55°F
real feel: 52°F
current pressure: 30 in
humidity: 71%
wind speed: 5 m/s NNE
wind gusts: 5 m/s
sunrise: 6:24
sunset: 20:25