On March 8 Montgomery County notified Worcester Township officials that a Worcester resident had tested presumptive positive for Coronavirus. Since this time the Township has remained in contact with State, County and health officials in an ongoing effort to protect our community. Information on the virus, its presence in Montgomery County, and recommended protective measures may be viewed at Montgomery County's Coronavirus Hub. If you need additional information please contact Township Manager Tommy Ryan at the Township Building at (610) 584-1410, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAILY UPDATE FOR MONDAY, APRIL 6 ...
The Township Building is open today from 7:00am to 4:30pm, our regular hours. In order to better protect our residents and Township staff we encourage all folks to conduct needed business by telephone or e-mail.
We continue to provide all essential public services, without interruption.
Recreation programs, Community Hall rentals and other selected events through Thursday, April 30 have been cancelled (click here for the complete list). In addition, Township basketball courts, tennis courts, playground areas, and park restrooms are closed.
Most building and other inspections have been suspended, as required by the Governor's Order. The Township will continue to accept permit applications, with certain conditions. For additional information contact our Codes Department.
The Berks Road Culvert Replacement Project has resumed. The culvert is scheduled to be installed next week, and the road will reopen soon thereafter.
Curbside collection of electronics and clothing by retrievr has been discontinued until further notice. Please click here for additional information.
The Township's Office of Emergency Management remains active, and is monitoring developments that may affect our community.
Have questions regarding Coronavirus? Contact the Montgomery County Public Inquiry Line at (610) 631-3000, from 8:00am to 6:00pm, seven days a week. Questions may also be submitted to email@example.com; this e-mail account is monitored from 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Everyone is taking extra care to keep their homes as clean as possible. Many folks are using disinfectant wipes to clean tables, countertops and other surfaces throughout the home. But please remember that wipes of any kind can't be flushed into the sanitary sewer system. This includes the so-called "flushable" wipes!
Disinfectant wipes can easily clog sewer pipes. And when this happens the wastewater often has only one way to flow... back into your home!
In addition, if your property is served by a grinder pump, these wipes will (not may!) damage the grinder pump. Eventually, the pump will fail, leaving the property owner with a big repair bill!
Please toss used wipes into the trash can... and use a plastic bag to contain used wipes for extra security.
Effective March 13, and until further notice, our Real Estate Tax Collector, Pat Gramm, will accept payments by mail or at the Tax Collector Office lock-box only. In-person payments will not be accepted due to the coronavirus. Folks who need a receipt may include a self-addressed stamped envelope with the payment.
The discount period has been extended to May 31 (the original deadline was March 31). There is no extension to the face period (this remains May 31, so it's moot).
Payments may be mailed to 1432 Grange Avenue, Post Office Box 97, Worcester, PA 19490. Questions? Contact Pat at (610) 489-4070, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Township is replacing a culvert (big stormwater pipe) that crosses under Berks Road. The culvert is many years old and has reached the end of its useful life, and the replacement is needed to maintain a safe roadway.
During this work that section of Berks Road between Morris Road and Skippack Pike will be closed to all through traffic. The road may be closed until mid to late-April. Please know we will work as efficiently as possible to open the road as soon as possible.
While the road will be closed to through traffic, residents who live on Berks Road, Shady Lane, and Oak Terrace will have access to their properties at all times.
Road closure information has been sent to the Montgomery County 911 dispatch center, emergency responders, and the Methacton School District.
We thank you for your patience as we work to keep our community’s infrastructure safe!
Some Montgomery County residents have recently received telephone calls from folks claiming to solicit donations for the community's volunteer fire company. These "spoof" requests are not real. The callers hijack the fire company's telephone number, so the call appears to come from the fire company. Don't be fooled... these people are not affiliated with our volunteer fire companies!
The Worcester Volunteer Fire Department never solicits donations by telephone, either directly or through a third-party. Fire Department donation requests are always sent by US mail, on official Fire Department letterhead and in an official Fire Department envelope.
If you receive a spoof solicitation call please contact the Worcester Volunteer Fire Department at (610) 584-5159, and click here to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission.
Looking for a safe and responsible way to discard used motor oil, bottles of weed killer, or Dallas Cowboys jerseys? The good folks at Montgomery County make it easy to dispose of the bad stuff in your home through its annual hazardous household waste collection program. And the service is free for Montgomery County residents! Business and industrial wastes are not accepted. The next HHW collection will be held on Saturday, April 25, at the Boyertown Middle School East, 2020 Big Road, Gilbertsville, from 9am to 3pm. Click here for the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, and for additional program information.
Montgomery County also offers separate collection events for used tires. This service is also free for Montgomery County residents, and certain conditions apply. The next used tire collection will be held on Saturday, May 9, at the Montgomery County Community College, 1313 Morris Road, Blue Bell, from 9am to noon. Click here for all program information.