North Coventry Township

Free Libraries Eagle Scout Project Completed!!!

Simon Crew, a member of BSA Troop 140 and North Coventry resident, stands beside one of three Little Free Libraries which he constructed, installed, and filled with books as part of his Eagle Scout project. Simon’s Little Free Libraries can be found in Riverbend Park, Kenilworth Park, and Coventry Woods Park. Thank you, Simon!

Landscapes3 photo contest

The Chester County Planning Commission launched a Landscapes3 photo contest to highlight the county’s greatest asset: people. The Planning Commission is seeking photos of people as they live, work, visit, or play in Chester County. The photos can focus on people in several different settings, including businesses, homes, downtowns, public community events, and outdoors, among others. To view the rules and submit a photo, click here: http://ow.ly/ZOpu30eJ2d4. The contest, “Putting a Face on Chester County,” ends at noon Oct. 13.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) TRI-COUNTY TRAILS DESIGN/ENGINEERING DRAWINGS

ANNOUNCEMENT

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

TRI-COUNTY TRAILS DESIGN/ENGINEERING DRAWINGS

 

The Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee (PARRC) and the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator (RRC) are accepting proposals for a one-time contract to perform certain professional services (consulting work) for the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee (PMRPC).  Attached is the information necessary for the submission of the bid proposal, the organization of the proposal, proposal evaluation criteria and the proposed contract.

Bid proposals for the “TRI-COUNTY TRAILS DESIGN/ENGINEERING DRAWINGS” must be received by no later than 4:00 P.M., (EDT) Friday, August 11, 2017. The proposal must be submitted via PennBid.

FAX submissions will not be accepted.

An optional pre-proposal meeting to discuss the project Scope of Work will be held on Friday, July 14th at 10:00 A.M. (EDT) at:

Schuylkill River Heritage Area
2nd Floor Conference Room
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

If additional information is needed, please contact Michael Lane, Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator, at 484-945-0200 X 23 or via email at PARRCoordinator@gmail.com

You may obtain an RFP at PennBid.

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PMRPC Trail Study Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

June 30, 2017

For Immediate Release: Area residents are invited to review the final plan of the Tri-County Primary Trails Study Local residents, stakeholders, recreation enthusiasts and all others are urged to attend the public meeting to share their opinions on a planning study that examined non-motorized transportation options connecting parks, neighborhoods and business hubs to the Schuylkill River Trail.

The first public meeting was March 29, 2016. The final study outlines a plan for expanding existing public trail systems via four primary trail corridors anticipated to travel through portions of Pottstown Borough, West Pottsgrove Township, Upper Pottsgrove Township, Douglass Township (Berks County), Lower Pottsgrove Township, Douglass Township (Montgomery County), New Hanover Township, North Coventry Township and East Coventry Township.

The public meeting will be held at 6:00 PM, August 2, 2017 in Pottstown Borough Hall, Council Chambers Room, 3rd floor, Room 100, located at 100 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. The meeting will begin with a presentation of the primary trail alignments before opening for Q&A from those in attendance. The purpose of this study is to consolidate municipal and county planning efforts into a unified regional trail plan addressing major obstacles to providing equitable transportation alternatives, opportunities for healthy lifestyles and economic vitality.

The results of this study will help guide communities in determining the most feasible locations for these trails, outline a concise implementation plan to integrate local trail networks and provide a marketing vehicle to obtain implementation grants. Funding for this study was made possible by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. DVRPC is leading the planning study with assistance from the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator.

For additional information please contact Michael Lane at PARRCoordinator@gmail.com or 484-945-0200

Annual Norco Fire Company Fair Starts Monday!

Come see the new look of the NORCO Fire Co. FAIR

Monday July 3rd through Saturday July 8th, 2017

The NORCO FIRE COMPANY holds it’s annual Fair in July each year on the Fire Company Fair Grounds on Route 724 East of the Route 100. Thousands of people every night enjoy the excitement of the rides, the great food and the carnival atmosphere.

This will be the 52nd year that SwikaS Amusements (formerly S&S Amusements) will be providing over 20 rides, games and food with new and different Rides and Games.

The NORCO FIRE COMPANY will have a large menu of food that includes: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Kielbasa sandwiches, Pork BBQ, Soft Pretzels, Ice Cream, Steam Clams, Breaded Shrimp, Breaded Scallops, Crab Cakes, French Fries, Fish Sandwich, Corn on the Cob, Chicken Tenders, Walking Taco, Steamed Shrimp, and other items!!

Schedule of Events
Mon. July 3: Ride Special–All you can ride pay one price $17.00 (6 PM Open-Close)
Tues. July 4: Ride Special–All you can ride pay one price $20.00 (3 PM Open-Close)
Wed. July 5: Ride Special–All you can ride pay one price $17.00 (6 PM Open-Close)
101.1 More FM (6-8 PM) Food Bank Night for North Coventry Food Pantry–For every 2 Items of non-perishable Food will get $1 Off Wrist Band Price on one Wrist Band
Thurs. July 6: Ride Special–All you can ride pay one price $17.00 (6 PM Open-Close)
Fri. July 7: Ride Special–All you can ride pay one price $17.00 (6 PM Open-Close)
101.1 More FM (6-8 PM)
Sat. July 8: Ride Special–All you can ride pay one price $20.00 (3 PM Open-Close)
Turkey Hill Road Show with Turkey Hilda (6-10 PM)
Fireworks (10:30 PM)

Daily Events

BINGO in Social Hall Nightly
Business Exhibits in Engine Room Every Day
Seafood Available Every Day

2017 Amphibian Friends Recap

Dear Amphibian Friends,

 
     Thank you for a successful 10th year! So many people to thank. Thank you to North Coventry Township for letting me close down Wells Road for the kids and for your support! Thank you to the North Coventry Police for lending me the cones and barricades that I use for safety. Thank you to Chief Schurr, for the station-to-house delivery! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out and helped! Thank you to all the volunteers who were on-call when nothing happened. Thank you to my neighbors for driving carefully when they see the volunteers on rainy nights. And finally, thank you to my family and friends for putting up with my weather reports and worries from February until April! Here is a ballpark of what we helped this year. Beginning on February 25th and ending on March 31st. We were out volunteering five nights.
 
Totals
Spotted Salamanders:  293
Jefferson Salamanders:  5
Wood Frogs: 210
Spring Peepers:  18
American Toads:  10
 
Casualties
Spotted Salamanders: 7
Wood Frogs: 25
Spring Peepers: 2
American Toads:  2
 
     Many of you have asked me about the American Toads and when they migrate. We help the “explosive migrations” such as the two types of salamanders and wood frogs. The toads don’t have “explosive migrations” and they come to the vernal pool later. They are even harder for me to predict than the salamanders and wood frogs because they can cross when it is not raining. If you are really interested you can send me your phone numbers for a group text, but it would be really last minute since I don’t know until I happen to be outside when they decide to move. 
     One final plug…..On April 22nd (Earth Day) I will be in D.C. attending the Science March. I do believe the numbers of amphibians we help each year are decreasing. I feel the increasing temperatures are affecting the amphibians and they are very susceptible to changes in their environment. I will also be down for the Climate March on the 29th. I think of myself as the modern day Lorax  (minus the mustache). The Lorax is a Dr. Seuss character who speaks for the trees (and the amphibians) for they have no tongues (well the amphibians do, but they still don’t speak)!  I know I am preaching to the choir if you are on the amphibian alert email list, so keep up the good work and keep the pressure on our politicians to keep the planet healthy!
 
Thank you,
Kim
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