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April 6, 2020 3:38 PM

Coronavirus/Limerick Township Updates

April 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update

I am writing to provide a few important updates to the Township response to COVID 19. The Board is cognizant of the hardship this crisis is having on our community, and to help assist our tax payers, the Supervisors have approved a 30 day extension of Limerick’s Real Estate Tax Discount Period to May 31st.

Please contact Tax Collector Ryan Wall at limericktaxcollector@yahoo.com or by phone at 484-938-8001 if you have a specific question about real estate tax payment deadlines.

The Township has expanded the list of canceled meetings and events through April 30th as follows:
4/6 Matter of Balance
4/6 Township Yard/Leaf Waste Drop-Off at LCP
4/7 Board of Supervisors Meeting
4/8 Animal Cartooning Camp
4/9 Cupcake Decorating Workshop
4/9 Open Space Plan Committee Meeting
4/12, 4/19, 4/26 Fitness Boot Camp
4/16 Park & Rec. Committee Meeting
4/16 Linfield Village Master Plan Public Meeting
4/17 Star Party
4/21 Board of Supervisors Meeting
4/23 Planning Commission Meeting
4/25 Yard Sale
4/29 Coffee Talk for Seniors

Refunds will be offered to all who have already registered and paid the registration fee for any event listed above. Please contact Dawn Householder of the Park and Recreation Department at dhouseholder@limerickpa.org to ask about the status of your refund.

The Township Public Works Department will soon begin lawn cutting and maintenance duties. However, to limit the time our crews need to be on duty all lawn cutting will be scaled back to only essential areas of the Township properties and parks. Playing fields will not be cut on a routine basis until further notice.

Please be reminded that the Pennsylvania Primary, scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th, has been postponed until Tuesday, June 2nd.

In response to Governor Wolf's recommendations, the Township urges anyone that has to leave their residence to go to a public place wear a mask. If you are unable to obtain a mask at this time, visit the following link to access a guide on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home.

As the favorable spring weather now comes upon us, and the urge to get outdoors increases, it is important that we all continue to adhere to the Governor’s Stay at Home Order and adhere to all CDC Social Distancing guidelines. You can continue to view these guidelines and all Limerick COVID 19 updates on the Township website at www.limerickpa.org, and also on our Facebook and Twitter sites.

Sincerely,

Tom Neafcy,
Chairman, Limerick Township Board of Supervisors
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Limerick COVID 19 Update –Friday April 3rd

The refueling project of Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station, and the approximately 1,500 outside contractors who were brought into our Limerick community during this COVID 19 crisis, has raised several concerns that I wish to address on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. The most pressing issue is the lack of communication from Exelon to the Township on their plans to ensure the workforce is properly isolated and protected so they do not add to the spread of the Coronavirus within the Township. After an outreach to Exelon, I am pleased to report that the Township is now receiving routine updates from the Generating Station on the re-fueling project. This information is being distributed to all Township public safety departments so they can be prepared for any call for service to the plant that may be required. I thank all our emergency responders who continue to work tirelessly during this difficult time to protect the community. To ensure their protection, the Township is also purchasing additional sanitizing equipment which will provide a higher level method to sanitize police, fire and all other vehicles and equipment our public safety teams are using on a routine basis.
We ask that all residents continue to use commonsense and follow social distancing guidelines if you are outdoors and decide to use the Township’s public trails during this COVID 19 crisis. Following the direction of Montgomery County, the Township trails within the public parks remains open to allow for walking and basic level exercise options. All playing fields are closed and the Township will be erecting additional signage to reinforce that organized athletic activities are not permitted in any of the township’s public parks. We ask for your cooperation in this regard so our police department, who are already strained with added responsibilities during this crisis, do not have to use manpower and resources to enforce a park related restriction. With your help I am confident that Limerick Township can properly address all issues related to this COVID 19 crisis and emerge an even stronger community.
Help us protect Limerick by staying home, and following all CDC social distancing recommendations.
Sincerely,
Tom Neafcy
Chairman Limerick Township Board of Supervisors

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Limerick Township Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19):
On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I wish to take this opportunity to update the community as to how the Township is addressing the challenges of this COVID 19 crisis. Over the past two weeks, the Board has worked with the Township Manager on contingency plans to ensure public safety services are in place to serve the needs of this community. The Township is in continuous communication with County and State emergency and health officials so decisions on Limerick operations can be made with the most update to date information available. It is important to note that the Limerick Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Management personnel remain fully staffed to answer any call for service. All emergency responders have been provided with protective equipment and have adjusted operational procedures to ensure they stay as safe as possible while continuing to protect the community.

The Township building remains closed and all non-essential personnel are working from home per Governor Wolf’s directive but remain available to answer questions and address issues via email. All departmental contact information can be found on Limerick’s website at www.limerickpa.org. If you do not have access to email, and have a non-emergency related question, please call the Township’s main number at 610-495-6432 and leave a question with the respective department and someone will respond as soon as possible.

The Board also understands the impact this crisis is having on the businesses within the Township, especially our small business and family owned operations. Please take a moment to review the resources listed below and I hope they can provide some level of support as you deal with the ongoing challenges of the COVID 19 crisis.

Links to important COVID 19 information will continue to be posted on the Township website, Facebook accounts and Twitter page. You can also view directly on Montgomery County’s webpage at www.montcopa.org.
Please continue to follow all Social Distancing recommendations and Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy! If we all follow these recommendations, together we will get through these unprecedented challenges and emerge a stronger Limerick community than ever before.

Sincerely

Tom Neafcy
Chairman, Limerick Board of Supervisors

Please click on the link below for important information for our business community http://limerickpa.org/DocumentCenter/View/3395/IMPORTANT-INFORMATION-FOR-OUR-BUSINESS-COMMUNITY
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Due to Governor Wolf's "Stay at Home" order, all Township meetings and recreational activities have been cancelled through Sunday, April 12th. This includes the following meetings and events:
4/4 Breakfast with the Bunny
4/6 Matter of Balance
4/6 Township Yard/Leaf Waste Drop-Off at LCP
4/7 Board of Supervisors Meeting
4/8 Animal Cartooning Camp
4/9 Cupcake Decorating Workshop
4/9 Open Space Plan Committee Meeting

Regarding yard/leaf waste, residents are urged to schedule an appointment to drop off their yard/leaf waste at Hetrick Gardens by calling 484-686-6293.

Regarding Township parks, all playgrounds, sport courts, pavilions and bathhouse facilities remain closed. Public trails remain open at this time but please exercise social distancing as recommended by health professionals.

All HOA and meetings for local sport organizations scheduled to be held at the township municipal building have been cancelled through April 12th.
Limerick will continue to accept Right to Know Requests but the State of PA has issued a notice that legal deadlines to process such requests will be relaxed until further notice.

The March 26th meeting of the Limerick Township Planning Commission has been cancelled.

The Township Municipal Building remains closed to the public. Should you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the Township's phone messaging system @ 610-495-6432, or email: info@limerickpa.org. If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Continue to visit Limerick's website and Facebook page for important Township updates regarding COVID-19.

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Please read the following press release from Governor Wolf's Office, released Monday, March 30,2020. Additionally, visit the links below for all COVID -19 (Coronavirus) updates.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 30, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing the state total to 26 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.

The order now includes these 26 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
To care for a family member or pet in another household
Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
Travel required by law enforcement or court order
Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.
The following operations are exempt:

Life-sustaining business activities
Health care or medical services providers
Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks
Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders
News media
Law enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefighters
The federal government
Religious institutions
Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.

International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.

The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days.

At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.

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April 6, 2020 3:31 PM

I am writing to provide a few important updates to the Township response to COVID 19. The Board is cognizant of the hardship this crisis is having on our community, and to help assist our tax payers, the Supervisors have approved a 30 day extension of Limerick’s Real Estate Tax Discount Period to May 31st.

Please contact Tax Collector Ryan Wall at limericktaxcollector@yahoo.com or by phone at 484-938-8001 if you have a specific question about real estate tax payment deadlines.

The Township has expanded the list of canceled meetings and events through April 30th as follows:
4/6 Matter of Balance
4/6 Township Yard/Leaf Waste Drop-Off at LCP
4/7 Board of Supervisors Meeting
4/8 Animal Cartooning Camp
4/9 Cupcake Decorating Workshop
4/9 Open Space Plan Committee Meeting
4/12, 4/19, 4/26 Fitness Boot Camp
4/16 Park & Rec. Committee Meeting
4/16 Linfield Village Master Plan Public Meeting
4/17 Star Party
4/21 Board of Supervisors Meeting
4/23 Planning Commission Meeting
4/25 Yard Sale
4/29 Coffee Talk for Seniors

Refunds will be offered to all who have already registered and paid the registration fee for any event listed above. Please contact Dawn Householder of the Park and Recreation Department at dhouseholder@limerickpa.org to ask about the status of your refund.

The Township Public Works Department will soon begin lawn cutting and maintenance duties. However, to limit the time our crews need to be on duty all lawn cutting will be scaled back to only essential areas of the Township properties and parks. Playing fields will not be cut on a routine basis until further notice.

Please be reminded that the Pennsylvania Primary, scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th, has been postponed until Tuesday, June 2nd.

In response to Governor Wolf's recommendations, the Township urges anyone that has to leave their residence to go to a public place wear a mask. If you are unable to obtain a mask at this time, visit the following link to access a guide on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home.

As the favorable spring weather now comes upon us, and the urge to get outdoors increases, it is important that we all continue to adhere to the Governor’s Stay at Home Order and adhere to all CDC Social Distancing guidelines. You can continue to view these guidelines and all Limerick COVID 19 updates on the Township website at www.limerickpa.org, and also on our Facebook and Twitter sites.

Sincerely,

Tom Neafcy,
Chairman, Limerick Township Board of Supervisors

Prior Updates

April 3, 2020 1:23 PM

Limerick COVID 19 Update –Friday April 3rd
The refueling project of Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station, and the approximately 1,500 outside contractors who were brought into our Limerick community during this COVID 19 crisis, has raised several concerns that I wish to address on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. The most pressing issue is the lack of communication from Exelon to the Township on their plans to ensure the workforce is properly isolated and protected so they do not add to the spread of the Coronavirus within the Township. After an outreach to Exelon, I am pleased to report that the Township is now receiving routine updates from the Generating Station on the re-fueling project. This information is being distributed to all Township public safety departments so they can be prepared for any call for service to the plant that may be required. I thank all our emergency responders who continue to work tirelessly during this difficult time to protect the community. To ensure their protection, the Township is also purchasing additional sanitizing equipment which will provide a higher level method to sanitize police, fire and all other vehicles and equipment our public safety teams are using on a routine basis.
We ask that all residents continue to use commonsense and follow social distancing guidelines if you are outdoors and decide to use the Township’s public trails during this COVID 19 crisis. Following the direction of Montgomery County, the Township trails within the public parks remains open to allow for walking and basic level exercise options. All playing fields are closed and the Township will be erecting additional signage to reinforce that organized athletic activities are not permitted in any of the township’s public parks. We ask for your cooperation in this regard so our police department, who are already strained with added responsibilities during this crisis, do not have to use manpower and resources to enforce a park related restriction. With your help I am confident that Limerick Township can properly address all issues related to this COVID 19 crisis and emerge an even stronger community.
Help us protect Limerick by staying home, and following all CDC social distancing recommendations.
Sincerely,
Tom Neafcy
Chairman Limerick Township Board of Supervisors