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Welcome to Elk Township, Chester County PA.  The physical address for Elk Township is 952 Chesterville Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352 (intersection of Route 841 and Route 472).  The mailing address for Elk Township is P.O. Box 153, Lewisville, PA 19351.

The Board of Supervisors meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Township Building.  The Planning Commission meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 at the Township Building. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend a meeting and require auxiliary aide, service or other accommodation to participate in any meeting, please contact the Township Secretary at 610-255-0634 to discuss how Elk Township may best accommodate your needs.

The Township Office is open 1:00 to 4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and also by appointment (please call and let the Township Secretary know if you’d like to schedule an appointment).

Public Hearing Notice:  The Zoning Hearing Board of Elk Township will meet on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Elk Township Building, 952 Chesterville Road, Lewisville, PA to conduct a hearing on the Application of James Whitesel, Jr. for a variance or such other relief as may be necessary to permit the construction of a new residential driveway that does not comply with minimum site distance requirements.  The property is a vacant lot located at 207 Glen Hope Road, UPI No. 70-4-19.2C.  If you would like to review the application or you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to attend or participate in the hearing, please contact the Township Secretary at 610-255-0634.

Chester County Introduces New Smart911:  Chester County’s Director of the Department of Emergency Services, Robert J. Kagel, has introduced Smart911, a new emergency preparedness program.  Smart911 is a free services available to keep you and your family safer.  Smart911 lets you create a private and secure profile for your family, including any information you want 9-1-1 to have during an emergency.  You can include details such as a list of family members, photos, medical notes, pets and emergency contacts.  In an emergency seconds can save lives.  Take a few seconds now to plan ahead at www.smart911.com.

MS4 NPDES Permit Coverage for Elk Township:  Municipal Separate Stormwater Systems (MS4’s) are conveyances or systems of conveyances including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels or storm drains that are owned or operated by a public entity, are designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater, and are not a combined sewer or part of a publicly owned treatment works. Continue reading

ReadyChesCo:  Chester County has launched ReadyChesCo a mass notification system that notifies registered users of important emergency information.  ReadyChesCo is used to notify you of a major crises or emergency, and delivers important emergency alerts; such as weather, road closures, health, or community alerts.  Registration takes only a few minutes!  You can register by visiting http://www.readychesco.org/.  It is free to sign up for ReadyChesCo and you can choose the type of alerts that you get (e-mail account, cell phone, pager).  Your wireless carrier may charge you to get messages on your device, so check your plan to see what is covered.  You can choose to stop getting these messages at any time.

Complaint Form:  All filings of non-structural, grading and environmental complaints shall be made in writing on the Elk Township Complaint Form and filed with the Township office.  The Complaint Form will be provided to the Township Zoning Officer for investigation.