Welcome to the official website of the Borough of Shillington, Berks County, Pennsylvania. We hope you find the website to be a useful communication tool to keep you informed about what's happening in the Borough. Please bookmark this site and visit it regularly to see what new information has been added. UPDATED 08/01/2019
COUNCIL MEETING - The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Shillington Borough Council is Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM
CONCERT IN THE PARK
Due to the weather predicted for August 2, 2019, the Concert in the Park has been moved to the Governor Mifflin Senior High School Auditorium. Snacks and drinks will be sold. No hot food will be served. Doors will open at 5:00 PM. The Concert will begin at 6:30 PM.
IMPORTANT NOTE – From Donnie Swope, Planning Manager, Berks County Department of Emergency Services
The below information is related to losses suffered during the storms June 20 and 21, 2019. It does not relate to losses suffered on any other dates. Efforts are still underway with regard to those storm events.
Berks County received a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Declaration for, Flash Flooding on June 20 & 21, 2019. A Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) will be established at the Township of Spring Fire Department (location and hours of operation below) for residents affected during this period. Residents can sit down with loan experts to discuss loan options and complete an application if desired. Also, for persons not desiring face to face contact with SBA representatives, applications can be completed online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela (click on “Apply Online”). Also, at the same link, applications (click on “Loan Information”) can be downloaded and printed for completion at home. Completed applications can be dropped off at the DLOC or mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
CLICK on the link for a U.S. SBA Fact Sheet to answer questions that you may be ask or may have.
Disaster Loan Outreach Center: Berks County
Location: Township of Spring Fire Department
Address: 2301 Monroe Avenue
Reading, PA 19609
Dates/Hours of Operation
Opening Date: Thursday, 7/25/2019 11:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, 7/26/2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, 7/27/2019 10:00am to 2:00pm
Monday - Wed 7/29-31/2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
Closing Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Donnie R Swope
Berks County Department of Emergency Services
2561 Bernville Road
Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 610-374-4800 x8212
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER TO RESIDENTS:
No person owning or occupying any property within the Borough of Shillington shall permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of eight inches; nor shall any noxious weeds prohibited by the Noxious Weed Control Law, 3 P.S. § 255.8, or by regulations of the Department of Agriculture be permitted to grow within the Borough of Shillington.
Please maintain your property by cutting your grass and weeds.
Additionally, it is unlawful to blow or place grass clippings in the street. Please clean up immediately any grass that has been blow into the street. Thank you!
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2019:
SHILLINGTON'S 91TH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND SERVICE
On behalf of the parade sponsors and the Shillington Memorial Day Parade Committee, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all the individual participants and the organizations involved with the parade. Through their support, time and hard work, this year's parade was the most successful to date. We would also like to thank the residents of the Borough of Shillington for their continued support of this annual event.
Once again, we would like to thank the organizations and their sponsors listed below for their efforts.
We thank the following contributing sponsors for their support:
- Patriot Brass---Mike Setley & Family
- Bravura---John Andras & Company, Inc./C.P.A. & Ronald Bair, Jr. CFP/Keystone Financial Management
- Pretzel City Brass Band---Contemporary Insurance, Inc.
- Hamilton Celtic Pipes & Drum---Gallen Insurance Agency & Andrew Gallen & Company, Inc. C.P.A.
- Klee Funeral Home
- Stein's Flowers
- American Legion Reber-Moore Post #635
- Borough of Shillington
- Shillington Business Association
- Shillington Lions Club
The Berks County Solid Waste Authority holds a number of recycling collection events throughout the year as well as operating an electronic recycling collection center for residents of Berks County. For more information on these events and the electronic collection center, please visit http://www.co.berks.pa.us/swa.
JUST A REMINDER FOR PET OWNERS:
It shall be unlawful for the owner, handler, custodian, or keeper of any animal to allow any such animal under such person's control to defile or defecate on any sidewalk, walkway, roadway, street, or property of another person. It shall be the duty of such owner, handler, custodian, or keeper of any animal that defecates on any sidewalk, walkway, roadway, street, or property of another to promptly clean up and remove all feces discharged and to dispose of such feces in a lawful and sanitary manner.
The Shillington Tree Advisory Committee will be planting trees in the fall of 2019. If you are a Shillington resident and you wish to have a tree planted along the curb line of your property, please contact the Tree Advisory Committee to be added to their list.
STORM WATER - HOW DOES IT EFFECT YOU?
Visit the Borough's webpage on storm water to see what you can do to help keep our streams clean and reduce pollution. CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for a copy of the HOME OWNERS GUIDE TO STORMWATER BMP MAINTENANCE
REMINDER...It's the Law: Electronics must be Recycled
You may take your discarded electronics to the Berks County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center, 1316 Hilltop Road, Bern Township on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
CodeRED Emergency Alert System
The Borough of Shillington has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list. Borough of Shillington residents and water customers are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED® in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, easy and will be for emergency notification only.
After Hours Water or Sewer Problem:
If you experience a water or sewer problem when the Town Hall is closed, please call the Berks County Radio System at 610-655-4911 and give the information on your problem. A Shillington Police Officer or a representative from the Borough will be in touch with you.