Mill Road Bridge repair over I-78 will resume Monday September 19 and detours will be in place for approximately 4 weeks until October 17.
Trick Or Treat Night: October 31st- 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Township has received
notice from the Berks County Conservation Office that a mosquito sample that
was collected in the township has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Their mosquito team is
conducting extra larval and adult mosquito surveillance to help diminish the
potential spread of West Nile. Residents near the collection site may
begin to see door hangers on their homes outlining ways to reduce mosquito
habitat and to prevent breeding habitat on their properties.
The risk of West Nile
transmission is still fairly low, but they are encouraging residents to take
the following precautions:
indoors during peak mosquito hours
long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes if possible
skin may be at risk for biting mosquitoes
bug spray containing at least 30% DEET
all standing water from your property
wheelbarrows, and children’s toys can hold water which can breed mosquitoes.
standing for more than 4 days can begin to breed mosquitoes
Residents are also encouraged
to report dead birds, specifically crows, ravens, blue jays, and birds of prey.
Birds that show no signs of trauma may have died from the accumulation of West
Nile in their bodies. If one of these bird species is found, and the bird is
still fairly fresh, please contact the Berks County Conservation Office at
610-372-4657, extension 218.