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 06/05/2020
COUNCIL MEETING - The next meeting of the Shillington Borough Council, scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2020 beginning at 7:30 p.m. will utilize the Zoom video conference call platform. This platform provides the public the opportunity to interact with Borough Council during the established public comment periods. If you wish to participate in this meeting, please contact the Town Hall at 610.777.1338 to obtain the required login information.
RECREATION BOARD MEETING - The next meeting of the Shillington Recreation Board, scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. will utilize the Zoom video conference call platform. This platform provides the public the opportunity to interact with the Recreation Board during the established public comment periods. If you wish to participate in this meeting, please contact the Town Hall at 610.777.1338 to obtain the required login information.
POLICE OFFICER POSITION
Applications are being accepted for the position of Police Officer with the Borough of Shillington until Friday, July 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Click on the links below for more information on the position, the testing process and a copy of the application package:
*** ATTENTION ***
Governor Wolf has issued a 'Stay at Home" order for Berks County and all of Pennsylvania. For a link to the full statement CLICK HERE. This order starts at 8:00 PM on 03/27/2020.
All playgrounds in the Shillington Memorial Park are CLOSED until further notice. Please DO NOT attempt to use any equipment located in the Park.
The Park is open for walking. Please practice social distancing.
For more information and updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the link below to the Berks County Department of Emergency Services
BERKS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
NOTICE - Until further notice, the Borough office is closed to the public. Water payments paid by check may be placed in the drop box. Payments by credit card may be made by calling the Town Hall at 610-777-1338.
The Shillington Memorial Day Parade and Service has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please see the following message from Ronald Szurgot, II, Commander, Reber-Moore Post 635, The American Legion:
To the residents of the Greater Governor Mifflin Community:
There is little doubt that our 2020 Memorial Day celebrations will be vastly different than in past years. The circumstances we face in our daily lives have required a level of acceptance and resilience we likely never imagined. This state of ‘social distance’ brings us to an even truer community.
It is our privilege to remember our fallen comrades on this day as we pause in thanks to those who have served. The ideals of service, dedication and duty are never forgotten by those in uniform. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten by those whose liberties have been secured by their actions.
It is fitting on this day, and especially at this time, that we take a moment to reflect and recognize that the good we enjoy does not come without cost. Many of our family, friends and neighbors have accepted the responsibilities of their call to military, public safety, medical and service professions. Please thank those that you can. Please remember those who are no longer with us.
Ronald Szurgot, II, Commander
Reber-Moore Post 635, The American Legion
Due to the current Emergency Declaration by Governor Wolf, the following events have been suspended or postponed until further notice:
- Pavilion rentals will not start on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
- Pool ticket sales will not begin on Friday, May 1, 2020.
- Playground registration will not be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 or Saturday, May 9, 2020.
- The Concert in the Park scheduled for Friday, June 12, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
- The Concert in the Park scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
**UPDATED 05/01/2020** TRASH COLLECTION - Effective Monday, May 4, 2020:
Eagle Disposal will be enforcing the following collection mandates in an effort to protect their frontline team members and as a result of having a limited workforce during this COVID-19 pandemic:
- All trash must be bagged and tied. Bags may be placed inside a trash container. Loose items inside a trash can will be not be collected.
- All recyclable materials must be placed inside your recycling container, including your flattened cardboard. Recyclable items left outside of your recycling container will not be collected.
- A maximum of four (4) bags or containers is allowable for each household. If you are over your limit, your trash will not collected.
- Bulk item collection will resume on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail today. Regardless of how you choose to respond, your information will be kept confidential and can only be used to produce statistics. Your responses cannot be used against you in any way. Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.
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.
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 spring of 2020. 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.
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.