Chester County Municipal Stormwater Summit Focuses on Adapting to Changing Trends

Nearly 90 Chester County municipal officials, managers, engineers, planners, and others interested in addressing stormwater issues recently attended the Chester County 2019 Municipal Stormwater Summit, “Adapting to Changing Trends in Chester County – Growth, Rainfall Patterns, and Stormwater.” The summit was hosted by the Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) on Sept. 20. Continue Reading →

Senior Review Planner Honored for 25 Years of Service

Congratulations to Chester County Planning Commission Senior Review Planner Wes Bruckno for celebrating his 25th anniversary of employment with the county!

Wes was recently honored by the Chester County Commissioners for his 25 years of service. He works in the Planning Commission’s Design and Technology Division where he provides state-mandated reviews of subdivision and land developments, zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances for the county’s 73 municipalities. He advises the Planning Commission and local government agencies and provides assistance to citizens and local groups.

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Chester County Commissioners Establish Environmental and Energy Advisory Board

The Chester County Commissioners presented plans for the County’s new Environmental and Energy Advisory Board to an audience of municipal representatives at the County’s annual stormwater management conference on Sept. 20. The Commissioners approved a resolution to establish the advisory board at a public meeting earlier this month, with the goal of creating a Climate Action Plan for Chester County. The Environmental and Energy Advisory Board will enhance the County’s commitment to preservation and protection of the environment and focus on the balance, interplay, and impact of energy-related initiatives and issues.

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Meet Planning Commission Senior Environmental Planner

Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff members. Senior Environmental Planner Carrie J. Conwell, AICP discusses how she landed her first job in planning and how she arrived at the Planning Commission. She also shared information about her life philosophy, interests, family, and more.

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New FEMA Floodplain Maps Are Available for Chester County

Portions of Chester County were restudied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and floodplain maps have been updated and finalized. Property owners in or near the floodplain should obtain information regarding how the new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) may affect their property, flood insurance requirements and costs, if a policy is required. Property owners who are newly designated in the floodplain may be eligible to receive a discount on their new policy, if purchased prior to the maps going final on Sept. 29, 2017.  Continue Reading →

Officials Create Pipeline Response Information

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services has prepared an overview of the response to a pipeline incident by local and county public safety officials. Exact actions taken during a pipeline incident will vary greatly based on the specific situation. To check out the information, click here.

For additional pipeline safety tips, visit the Chester County Pipeline Information Center.

New Pipeline Project

A new pipeline project has been posted to the Pipeline Information Center. In Chester County, the William Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement Project is limited to the addition of an electric compressor unit at the site of the current gas compressor station in East Whiteland Township. However, 35 additional miles of pipeline is proposed for other parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. http://ow.ly/qNht301rhew

Pipeline Information Center

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has begun its technical review of permit applications for the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 project. A public hearing will be held in Chester County on August 10, 2016. The full PaDEP press release can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/WXag302lyq0. Information about the Mariner East project can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/5Wpt302lyu4