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Thefts from Motor Vehicles in White Clay Creek Preserve Parking Lots in London Britain Township
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been several thefts from motor vehicles while these vehicles were parked in the parking lots of the White Clay Creek Preserve. The actor waits until the victim is out in the Preserve and then looks into the vehicles to see if something of value is left in plain view.  During most of these incidents, the vehicles have been secured and a window has been broken to remove that item of value. The Pennsylvania State Police, Avondale Barracks, has increased its patrols in the Preserve and are actively working to determine who the actor is in these cases.
What we ask from the residents in London Britain Township and visitors of the Preserve:
­- Please secure your vehicles at all times.  
- Keep all valuables out of sight or leave all valuables at home. 
- Be aware of your surroundings, if you see something/someone out of place, report it. 
We thank each and every one of you for your support and by working together we hope to develop leads as to who the actor is in these cases. 
Anyone with information regarding similar cases, please contact PSP-Avondale.
CONTACT: Trooper Kevin Kochka, PSP-Avondale, (W) 610-268-2102, kkochka@pa.gov , Twitter: @PSPTroopJPIO 

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The Responder , Spring 2019 Newsletter

Chester County's Department of Aging Services APPRISE Program

Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management (AGREM) Radio system

Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals and families to create a safety profile online which provides key information to Chester County’s 9-1-1 Center. Chester County is the first county in Southeastern PA to provide this service. Completely secure and private, residents control what information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in an emergency situation. The safety profile enables faster and more effective emergency response by law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services.

Opioid Epidemic Awareness

This program assists citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic crash when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. To participate, citizens complete an online form, and PennDOT will mail them a Yellow Dot kit. Placing a Yellow Dot decal in your vehicle's rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need. The Yellow Dot program is a cooperative effort between PennDOT, the state departments of Health and Aging, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, first responders, and local law enforcement.

Chester County's Emergency Service Alert System​

Chester County has upgraded its subscriber emergency notification system, called ReadyChesGo.
Click Here to learn how to sign up!

Franklin Township - Kemblesville, PA

Community News

During a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, noted Township resident Robert Weidenmuller gave an eye-opening and informative presentation concerning the current Opioid Crisis affecting all segments of our society. Robert also provided access to resources that everyone in our Township should be aware of in our area.

Chester County now supports Smart911

At the Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting (the meeting is being held the 4th Wednesday of the month in August), representatives from PennDOT, including Mr. Bruce Masi, Consultant Portfolio Manager from PennDOT District 6, will be on hand to give an overview of the various improvements on 896 with detailed information on the proposed Appleton Road and 896 intersection, a plan for better site distance at Scotts Glen and the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Route 841 and Route 896.  We encourage you to come so you can hear firsthand what PennDOT has planned. 
These are the documents and graphics which they will talk about:

All of the attached construction plans depict designs that are different from the one’s shown to the public at the Public Meeting for the project.  The roundabout and the Appleton designs were discussed at length by the Township and the Department.  The construction plans at Scotts Glen Road illustrate a lowering of the two humps and a raising of the valley to provide better sight distance in this area, especially where the school bus stops.  It is better depicted on the profile sheets.
If you have any questions, please come to the meeting or call the Township office.

APPRISE provides confidential, unbiased and FREE Medicare and Medicare/Medicaid counseling.
Please see the attached "Mysteries of Medicare" Newsletter which is the fourth in a monthly series of Medicare information for Chester County residents.

Check out Ethan Shovlin’s Eagle Scout project – constructing a bridge to connect the Keen Trail to the Wyndemere Open space.

Ethan did a great job in managing all elements of the project……… research, project scope development, planning, effectively engaging people and material resources, project execution, cleanup, and completion. Managing all these elements, essentially converting an idea into a completed facility, is no easy task. It is an enormous transformation conducted by a young man with talent and determination.
To Ethan -  thank you for your contribution to our community.
Typically Franklin Township provides up to $500 for materials for Eagle Scout projects. In addition, scouts can get their own donations.
In this case Franklin Township provided all the material, approximately, $2,600. The materials were purchased at Oxford Feed & Lumber and Lowes. Oxford Feed and Lumber provides a significant discount for Eagle Scout projects. Thank you to Oxford Feed & Lumber.
This is certainly one of the more complex Eagle Scout projects that have been presented to the Township and required significant support from volunteers.
Thank you to Mike Petka, Wyndemere HOA President, and the volunteers from Wyndemere and also to all the volunteers from the greater Franklin Township area.
This was a great community service project!