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  • f a l l 2 0 1 6 t h o r n b u r y . o r g

    2p a g e Manager's Letter Save the Dates 7p a g e Historical Commission Sewer Committee6p a g e Planning CommissionCRC Tree Plantings3p a g e Board Chair LetterBoard Actions 4p a g e Fourth of July PhotosEAC Events 5p a g e Park & Rec EventsAbout Our Parks

    Residential Guide to ZERO-SORT RECYCLING

    • Scrap metal

    • Plastic bags

    • Plastic lids & caps

    • Plastic 6-pack holders

    • Needles or syringes

    • Plastic microwave trays

    • Frozen food, ice cream or

    frozen juice containers

    • Window panes, mirrors,

    ceramics & Pyrex dishware

    • Plastics other than

    those listed

    • Paint, pesticides,

    oil & cleansers

    • Stickers or address

    label sheet waste

    • Waxed paper or waxed


    • Styrofoam or paper

    to-go containers

    • Organic material

    and food waste

    • Electronic waste (batteries,

    cell phones, computers, etc.)

    Please follow these guidelines carefully.

    Please flatten all cardboard boxes. Empty and rinse all

    containers. No need to remove: Paper clips, stamps, address labels,

    staples, metal fasteners, cellophane address windows, rubber

    bands, spiral bindings, plastic tabs.




    Sunday, September 18, 2016 Hazardous Household Waste Collection Time 9:00am–3:00pm


    Penn State University in Media

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 Hazardous Household Waste Collection Time 9:00am–3:00pm

    Emergency Services Training Center

    1600 Calcon Hook Rd., Sharon Hill 19079

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 Shredding Event Place Township Building

    Time 10:00am–1:00pm

    Sunday, November 6, 2016 Daylight Savings Time Begins FALL back one hour.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 Medicare Seminar Time 10:00am

    Local resident, Tina Garrity, from Tri-State

    Senior Consultants will be at the here to

    discuss Medicare health insurance plans

    for the upcoming year. Mrs. Garrity is an

    independent health insurance broker

    serving Medicare beneficiaries. She offers

    guidance with enrollment in plans that

    compliment Medicare such as: Medicare

    Supplemental plans, Medicare Advantage

    plans and Stand-Alone Prescription Drug

    plans. This particular presentation will

    give a review of Medicare and will focus

    on the details of Independence Blue Cross

    Medicare Advantage plan offerings for

    2017. Call 610.399.1917 with questions.

    2p a g ef a l l 2 0 1 6 • w w w . t h o r n b u r y . o r g

    Township Manager Letter Hello fellow residents. Now that the lazy days of summer have passed, we find ourselves reflecting on the activities that filled our summer calendar and look forward to the events that will carry us to a new year. Our summer started with the annual Memorial Day service, where Hank Rubner, a decorated World War II veteran, shared some of his past. Mr. Rubner represents a generation of our history that resonates with great patriotism. We are so very grateful that Mr. Rubner joined us, and are as equally grateful to his fellow veterans that have served our country so that we may enjoy our freedom. A freedom that I, all too often, seem to take for granted.

    Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Washington D.C. with my family. A visit to our nation’s capital rekindled great memories from my past. My father, who was a Korean War Veteran, insisted that we go each and every year.

    When I was a young boy, I didn’t quite understand why he was so passionate about this annual voyage. Being there this summer reminded me of that annual pilgrimage. It also gave me reason to reflect on my dad’s commitment to our country and what it stands for. What he, Hank Rubner, and countless others fought for—our freedom.

    In a time when it seems that we are at odds over just about everything from politics to race and religion, it might be helpful to take inventory of the one thing that has made this country the envy of every other society—our freedom.

    Jeff Seagraves, township manager


    –8TH– 2016


    Thought we’d “leaf” you alone about this one? Not a chance!

    Decomposable bags are available at the township building for

    $2.00 each. That price covers the bags and the pick-up. Just come

    in, buy your bags and register your address for pick up and “leaf”

    your bagged yard waste on the street. Alternative options for all

    those pesky leaves: creating a compost pile or till your leaves into

    the soil of your garden beds where they can act as rich mulch.

  • My fellow Supervisors and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some recent activities and comments.

    We are happy to announce that the Township has recently added access to the second floor of 8 Township Drive. That is the building adjacent to our municipal offices at 6 Township Dr.ive Thornbury Township Chester County currently leases the first floor and we are now looking for a tenant or tenants to occupy the second floor. The rent is negotiable with tenant fit-out. Approximately 3000sf of office space is available. Please contact Jeff Seagraves if you are interested. This is a great way for us to bring revenue into the Township and at the same time offer great office space to a resident.

    Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winner: Noah Yoder. Noah accepted the scholarship at our August 17, 2016 meeting (see picture below). Noah is a resident who will be missed. He has always been a willing volunteer and is attending Widener University where he will study Engineering. Good luck, Noah!

    It was sad to say good bye to Kelly Daudert, our Junior Supervisor for 2016 and we wish her much success as she pursues a degree from West Chester University. Through this

    program we have enjoyed getting to know Rustin High School students, our future leaders, and we look forward to introducing our 2017 Junior Supervisor to the township in January. In closing, have a great fall and we will see you around town!

    Jim Raith, Chairman board of supervisors

    April 20, 2016

    • Resolution 2016-7, conditionally

    approved the “Mettimano Preliminary/

    Final Land Development Plan”

    application, made by Anthony D. &

    Lorraine C. Mettimano, of 19 Skyline Dr.

    • Awarded the contract for the repair of

    the Locksley Rd. culvert, to Fast Pipe

    Lining East, Inc., for a total of $18,750.

    May 4, 2016

    • Resolution 2016-9, conditionally

    approved the “Black Bell Farm

    Preliminary Subdivision Plan”

    application, made by Vaughan &

    Sautter, located at 594 Cheyney Rd.

    May 18, 2016

    • Extensions granted on the Sweetwater

    Road Tract Subdivision, extending the

    present action date from 5/24/16, to

    8/22/16, and the Wills Subdivision from

    5/29/16, to8/27/16, were accepted.

    • Jeff Seagraves detailed the Animal

    Control Agreement with Brandywine

    Veterinary Hospital, and is being

    finalized along with other municipalities

    joining in on the agreement.

    June 1, 2016

    • Eagle Scout Projects approved: Rudy

    Ricciuti (four Exercise Stations at

    Thornbury Park), Abe Yoder (Bocci

    Ball Court at Palmer Arboretum)

    and Matthew Roth (fencing

    around the Historic Springhouse).

    June 15, 2016

    • Robert Wiltshire’s resignation from

    the Thornbury Township Historical

    Commission was approved.

    • Jeff Seagraves reported the

    contract with Brandywine

    Veterinarian Hospital took

    effect 6/1/16.


    3p a g e w w w . t h o r n b u r y . o r g • f a l l 2 0 1 6

    Board Chairman Letter

    Thornbury Township Founder’s Day 2016

    Above: Logan Fennelly jumping for joy! Left: Chris Quinn, State House Representative elect joins the Board of Supervisors in celebrating our Township at our annual Founder’s Day celebration. Inset: Sand sculpting expert, Chuck Feld, of Sandpounder’s worked tirelessly on our logo.

  • f a l l 2 0 1 6 • w w w . t h o r n b u r y . o r g 4p a g e


    Saturday, September 24, 2016 Place Meet at the Gazebo

    Thornbury Park

    Time 1:00–2:30pm

    Ages All ages welcome!

    Get an introduction to the hobby of

    birding! Receive pointers on using

    binoculars while learning the basics of

    bird identification and bird calls from a

    local expert. Bring your own binoculars

    if you have them. The walk will be led by

    John Mercer, Thornbury Township resident.

    John leads bird walks for West Chester

    Bird Club, Longwood Gardens and The

    Friends of Exton Park. John is a frequent

    birder on the Luckenback Trail and at

    Squire Cheyney Farm Park. Children must

    be accompanied by an adult.


    Joins us and help maintain our beautiful

    walking trails. Volunteer fo