BOARD OF COMMISSIONER MEETING UPDATE:
Due to the on going COVID-19 Pandemic, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Colebrookdale Township Board of Commissioners to be held on Monday, June 1st, 2020 will be CLOSED to the public. Instead, the Board of Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled public meeting via Zoom Meeting. The meeting will be held at the regular schedule time of 7:30PM. Persons wishing to participate in the meeting may contact the Township Office at 610-369-1362 prior to the meeting and will be emailed a link to use to join the meeting. Draft minutes from the meeting will be posted on the Township Website no later than 48 hours following the conclusion of the public meeting.
EASTERN BERKS REGIONAL POLICE MERGER UPDATE:
On June 1st, 2020 the Colebrookdale Township and Boyertown Police Departments will merge, finalizing the creation of the Eastern Berks Regional Police Department. The new department was created by ordinances and an intergovernmental agreement jointly adopted by The Colebrookdale Township Board of Commissioners and Boyertown Borough Council, on December 2, 2019, to replace the police departments of the two municipalities. The new department will be headquartered at the new police station at 16 W. Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown. Existing telephone numbers for both departments will connect to the new department. Police vehicles, uniforms, and building signs will get a new look along with the new name. But the same officers from the former departments will continue to work together, although now as a single cohesive unit, as they continue to serve Colebrookdale Township and the Boroughs of Boyertown and Bechtelsville, with the same dedication and commitment as in the past. Some of the police vehicles may be re-marked as Eastern Berks Regional prior to June 1st, and some may remain marked as Colebrookdale or Boyertown for a short while following June 1st, because of the logistics involved in transitioning the fleet. A new web site for the new department has been launched and can be viewed at easternberkspd.org. The merger is an effort to sustain the service the community expects and needs now, and to continue to meet changing needs well into the future, based upon the belief that we can do better together, working with our neighbors. The transition is expected to be seamless, with no interruption in service. Township residents with questions about the merger or police service in the township in general, prior to June 1st, should contact Colebrookdale Township Police Chief F. Richard Drumheller, or Township Manager Cindy Conrad. After June 1st, residents should call Eastern Berks Regional Police Chief Barry Leatherman regarding police matters in the township.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, and until further notice the Administrative Office at Colebrookdale Township will be closed to the public. During this time Colebrookdale Township staff will be responding to your telephone calls or emails between the regular office hours Monday through Friday.
For all other questions or concerns please call the general office number at
610-369-1362, or email
Township Secretary Brittany Billera-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Township Manager, Cindy Conrad at email@example.com
We recognize the need to maintain flexibility with our response to this virus, and will be closely monitoring the spread of the virus and will make adjustments accordingly.
2020 COUNTY/TOWNSHIP TAX - SITTING HOURS UPDATE:
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, tax collection hours at the Colebrookdale Township building have been cancelled for April, 2020. However, the 2% discount is still due April 30, 2020. IF you wish to take advantage of the 2% discount, please mail in your payment, via USPS, in accordance with the instructions on your tax bill. Payment can be in the form of a check or money order and mailed to:
Joan L. Herb, Tax Collector
P.O. Box 228
New Berlinville, PA 19545
Please mail both copies of the tax bill and a SASE if you wish to receive a paid receipt. Otherwise, only one copy of the bill is required to be sent with the payment. DISCOUNTED PAYMENTS MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 30,2020.
Thank you for your cooperation during these uncertain times and please STAY SAFE!
Joan L. Herb, Tax Collector, Colebrookdale Township
OTHER COUNTY CANCELLATIONS:
** ELECTION UPDATE: The primary election has been moved to June 2nd, 2020. If a voter does not want to go to their respective polling location on the day of the primary they can request a mail-in ballot by going to Votespa.com or completing a paper application by calling the Election Services Office at 610-478-6490.
** The County of Berks has decided to cancel both the hazardous waste and paper shredding events originally scheduled to be held in April. At this time these events are not being rescheduled and they will have them again in October during their regular scheduled dates.
** Due to the COVID-19 Virus the Berks County Sheriff's Department had informed us that no gun permits will be issued at any remote locations effective immediately. At this time permits can be obtained at the Berks County Sheriff's Department or the Reading Airport location.
Any questions please contact the Berks County Sheriff Department at 610-478-6240.