Melissa Wagner

Shoemakersville National Night Out Cancelled

It is with much regret, but due to the global pandemic and the uncertainties surrounding the opening of our state, National Night Out, which was scheduled for August, will be cancelled for this year. We will host the event in 2021. Please use caution and be safe. Thank you, as always, for your continued support.

Mayor Dustin Remp

Borough Office Closed to the Public – Effective 3/24/20

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Borough Office is closed to the public, effective 3/24/20 until further notice.  The Borough will remain operational to provide services to the public.

Please contact us at 610-562-8030 or administration@shoeyboro.org

For payments, please utilize the drop box located in the front of the Borough Office at 115 E. 9th St., Shoemakersville, PA 19555 or by mail or online bill pay.

Berks County DES – Notice on Coronavirus

Please visit the site below to see the latest information on the Coronavirus from the Berks County Department of Emergency Services.

 

https://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/DES/Pages/NEW_DES.aspx

 

 

 

 

Junior Council Person Program

The borough is in the process of starting a Junior Council Person (JCP) Program.  This program will provide youth in the community with an opportunity to get engaged in borough government and develop leadership skills. It also allows borough officials to serve as mentors to students who will be future leaders in the community.

This program will allow high school students the opportunity to learn critical skills including team building and collaboration, public speaking, public engagement, budgeting, and running effective meetings.  It also allows the student the opportunity to deliberate on issues that are affecting his or her community.

Please click here to access an application.  Contact the Borough Office for more information.

 

 

 

 

Proposed Zoning Ordinance

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Office at 115 E. 9th St. to present an updated and comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for the borough.

 

Please click HERE to view the proposed ordinance.

MS4 Program

MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is:

  • owned by a state, city, town, village or other public entity that discharges to waters of the U.S.; designed or used to collect or convey stormwater (including storm drains, pipes, ditches, etc.); not a combined sewer; and not part of a publicly owned treatment works (sewage treatment plant).

Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must develop a stormwater management program.

Phase I, issued in 1990, requires medium and large cities or certain counties with populations of 100,000 or more to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.

Phase II, issued in 1999, requires regulated small MS4s in urbanized areas, as well as small MS4s outside the urbanized areas that are designated by the permitting authority, to obtain NPDES permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.

Generally, Phase I MS4s are covered by individual permits and Phase II MS4s are covered by a general permit. Each regulated MS4 is required to develop and implement a stormwater management program to reduce the contamination of stormwater runoff and prohibit illicit discharges.

The MS4 program consists of several requirements, referred to as the six minimum control measures and are as follows: public education and outreach; public participation and involvement; illicit discharge detection and elimination; construction site runoff control; post-construction runoff control; and pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations. The Phase I communities have additional requirements of monitoring outfalls and inspection of industrial facilities located in the MS4 boundary.

Click the link below to read the Borough’s Pollutant Reduction Plan.

Pollutant Reduction Plan

 

 

Click here to view a video from Berks Nature, to learn about water sheds and how to keep your drinking water clean.

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