Board of Supervisors engaged McMahon Associates to conduct a traffic analysis
along Perkiomen Avenue to determine what improvements could be made to improve
safety for pedestrians and motorists.
work was initiated in response to resident concerns about PennDOT’s proposal to
restripe Perkiomen Avenue to include a center left turn lane.
results of the traffic analysis indicated that:
(4) lanes of travel is required
left turn lanes can be installed
and left turn lanes can be narrowed
parking can be preserved
management to properties can improve safety
calming measures can be constructed
safety can be increased
trees and ornamental lighting can be installed
is the presentation that will be made at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on
Monday, February 27th.
following conceptual plans have been prepared by the Township’s consulting
traffic engineer. They depict the same
improvements proposed by PennDOT along with a number of additional
improvements, primarily along the east side of Perkiomen Avenue.
primary concern to residents and the Board is to better manage the flow of
traffic along Perkiomen Avenue to ensure the safety of pedestrian and
motorists. Several proposed improvements
are designed to improve access to and from the properties along the east side
of Perkiomen Avenue. Access management
is an important component of traffic safety.
To better manage access, curbing with defined access curb cuts are
proposed. This will provide motorist
with clear direction on where to enter and exit from these properties.
and sidewalk bumpouts (shown in yellow) are proposed to function both as
traffic calming measures and to provide pedestrians with a safe zone while
waiting to cross the street.
the proposed left turn lane on Oley Turnpike and the intersection improvements
at 37th Street and Perkiomen Avenue.
parking areas along the east side of Perkiomen Avenue is also proposed.
sidewalks, street trees and ornamental street lights are proposed along the
Following plans are the draft plans from PennDOT illustrating their proposed
scope of work along Perkiomen Avenue.
Note the illustration of new curb along the west side of the road, the
installation of storm sewers and the replacement of curbing along the east side
of Perkiomen Avenue.
plans also illustrate the proposed center turn lane.
Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal from the traffic engineer to
conduct a traffic calming study along Painted Sky Road, Dunham Drive and
Gibraltar Road/Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge Replacement
County of Berks owns the Althouse Mill Bridge, which carries Gibraltar Road
over the Antietam Creek, and is located just west of the intersection. The County recently informed Exeter Township
of future plans to address structural issues with the bridge, including potential
replacement of the superstructure of full replacement of the bridge. The County initiated coordination with Exeter
Township regarding the scope of the bridge improvements (and related roadway
and intersection improvements), as well as ownership of the bridge.
County’s potential replacement of the Althouse Mill Bridge present an opportunity to provide a bridge with an appropriate width to accommodate
roadway and intersection improvements, including travel lanes, turn lanes, and
sidewalks necessary to accommodate the future transportation needs of the
Township. The County considers roadway
and intersection improvements to be beyond the County’s responsibility;
however, the County has offered a willingness to work with the Township on
roadway and intersection improvements as part of the bridge project,
particularly if the Township is willing to assume ownership of the bridge after
it is replaced.
Board will consider this matter at the meeting on February 27th.
Please see the attached presentation and story regarding the new Exeter Township Police Department labor agreement. This information was presented at the February 13th Board of Supervisors meeting.
Exeter Township is utilizing Code Red software as a way to inform residents about pertinent emergency information. Please follow the link below and enroll in Code Red so that you can stay up to date on local events, road closings and emergency information.
Code Red website
Download the mobile app here:
Tri-State Financial Group is handling all of the Exeter Township Business Privilege Tax information. If you are a Township business, please use the attached form to declare your taxes. Any questions may be directly asked of Tri-State Financial.
Tri-State Financial Group, LLC
P.O. Box 38
Bridgeport, PA 19405-0038
408 East Fourth Street, STE 207
Bridgeport, PA 19405
At the January 16th Board of Supervisors meeting a resolution was passed that updates the rules for public comment during meetings. Please see the attached resolution for details.
Exeter Township is pleased to announce that we have hired David Speece as the new General Manager of the Reading Country Club. David is an avid golfer and brings with him a wealth of knowledge. Check out our new rates for 2017 and come visit the RCC to say hello to our newest member!
As of 1/1/17 A.J. Blosenski is handling Exeter Township's recycling routes. There will be no change to your existing schedule/route. We are now SINGLE STREAM- which means you no longer have to sort your paper from plastic. The schedule is attached. It will be mailed out in the March newsletter.
Please see the attached information regarding an open position for employment at Exeter Township.
Please note that your sewer bill now offers the option of sending payments directly to our Township "lockbox". Please send your sewer payments to the address noted on your bill. By utilizing this payment service, it will help cut down in inner-office administrative time and help us service your needs more efficiently.
The address is:
Hermitage PA 16418-0922
Also, please be aware that the new sewer rates will be effective for the billing cycle that goes out in February. Your recycling fee will now be listed on your tax bill and will no longer be listed on your sewer bills.
Please see the attached sewer rate study that was presented at the October 24th Board of Supervisors meeting.
Attached is the information that was presented by John Baker from the PA Department of Agriculture at the September 26th Board of Supervisors meeting regarding the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine.
Attached the the information regarding the Spotted Lanternfly that was presented at the September 26th Board of Supervisors meeting by John Baker of the PA Department of Agriculture.
The 2017-2019 Budget & Financial Plan is the first to be prepared in the program budget format. Several years ago, the PA Department of Community & Economic Development DCED, awarded Exeter Township a grant enabling Exeter to participate in DCED’s Early Intervention Program.