What East Brandywine Township Does
Local government is becoming more complex every day. Across the country residents are demanding more services and federal and state governments are placing more responsibility at the local level. The administration of local government requires much "behind the scenes" work in support of those employees and contractors providing direct services to the residents of East Brandywine Township.
Historic Commission is an advisory body to both the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. Members survey and research historic resources, review of demolition permits affecting historic resources, publish historical books and brochures, and maintain official historic resource maps and archives.
Land Use Planning & Zoning Administration
The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the Township’s Board of Supervisors. Primary responsibilities of the Commission include review and comment on land development plans and other land use related plans, making recommendations on those plans to the Board of Supervisors, or to the Zoning Hearing Board in certain circumstances. The Planning Commission also reviews the land use regulations of the subdivision and land development Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plans, and makes recommendations for revisions and updates to those planning documents.
Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Committee advises the Board of Supervisors on the development and maintenance of East Brandywine Township's three park sites: the Community Park on Dilworth Road; Spatola Park on Raleigh Drive, and Hopewell Field on Township Road. The volunteers of this committee also host events such as the Community Day and fund-raisers for programmed park improvements such as a Golf Outing and the Run for the Parks 5K.
Preserving Open Space
The Open Space Committee was created by the Board of Supervisors in 2002, with the charter to help identify potential open-space properties and explain the conservation options to those property owners.
The East Brandywine Township Police Department is a full service police organization with a service area encompassing 11 square miles and providing police protection on a 24/7 basis. Fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to East Brandywine Township is provided by the volunteers of the East Brandywine Fire Company. Emergency Management coordinates our community's response to major emergencies.
Building Permit & Codes Enforcement
Building codes attempt to assure the construction of Construction Sitesafe structures to protect their occupants from injury resulting from collapse, rapid conflagration, and other problems that may arise with new construction. These codes regulate the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, renovation, conversion and demolition of buildings or structures.
The Public Works Department consists of four full-time and one part-time employees who are responsible for: More than 35 miles of Township-owned roads; mowing and maintaining Township parks and trails; the curbside chipping and leaf collection services; maintaining the Township's vehicle fleet and equipment; and maintaining Township facilities.
The Township's Municipal Authority operates and maintains three wastewater treatment facilities serving nearly 700 customers in the communities of Keats Glen/Delaware County Community College, Hopewell/Guthriesville, and Applecross.
East Brandywine Township provides the following services: Weekly Curbside Collection of Trash and Recycling; Monthly Curbside Bulk Trash Collection; Curbside Yard Waste Collection; Leaf Collection; a limited Wood Chipping Service; a Recycle Center; a Christmas Tree-Drop Off; Household Hazardous Household Waste Collection Events; and a Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Event.