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Posted on: October 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Municipal Monthly E-News: October 2021

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Upcoming Events

  • Open-Air Downtown closure – every weekend until November 29th, Friday: 4pm to 11pm, Saturday/Sunday: 7am to 11pm
  • First Fridays – 10/1, Main and Bridge Street Parking Lot, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Movie in the Park – 10/9, Reeves Park ball field, 7pm 
  • A Whole Lot of Lulu – 10/23, Main and Bridge Street Parking Lot, 10am - 4pm
  • Citizen’s Advocacy Phoenixville Run – 10/23, Reeves Park
  • Fall Festival – 10/30, Reeves Park, 12pm - 4pm

Borough Council and Committee Meetings for October

  • 10/4  – HARB, 5pm, PPPS, 6pm, CSC 7pm, (as needed)             
  • 10/12 – Council 7pm
  • 10/14  – Planning Commission – 7pm
  • 10/18 – Beautification Advisory Commission 5:30pm, Tree Advisory Commission 6:30pm (Moved due to Columbus Day Holiday)Recreation Board 6:30pm
  • 10/19 – Parks & Recreation 6pm, Infrastructure, Tech., Transportation 7pm
  • 10/20  – Zoning Hearing Board 7pm, (as needed)
  • 10/26 – Policy 6pm, Finance 7pm
  • 10/27 – Phoenixville Reg. Plan. Committee 7:30pm 

Seasonal Reminders 

October 2021 Tax Collector Hours:

Tuesdays: October 12 and 26 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Thursday October 14 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Fridays: October 1, October 29 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Compost Site Hours

Starting October 1st, the Compost Site hours will be Monday through Friday 7am to 3pm. Weekend hours have been suspended until April 1st 

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Hurricane Ida Recovery Resources

U.S. State Representative Chrissy Houlahan has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for those in Chester County still recovering from Hurricane Ida last month. You may view the list here: 

 Police Department News

Phoenixville Police Awarded Accreditation Status Until 2023  


The primary objective has always been to provide Phoenixville residents with the best and highest quality of police services possible. The Phoenixville Police values statement plaque, hanging on the wall in the lobby entrance, lists professionalism as one of them. Accreditation equates the pinnacle of professionalism. This process would not come to fruition without the fortitude and devotion of Chief Thomas Sjostrom, Lieutenant Brian Marshall and Sergeant Joseph Nemic read a release from the Phoenixville Police Department. According to inter-office communication written by Sjostrom, the acknowledgment of the accreditation was the result of the recommendation of assessors who visited their department this past December.  During the two-day visit, three assessors examined the Phoenixville Police Department’s policies and procedures as well as proofs of compliance. 

There was clearly a moment of civic pride at the Phoenixville Borough Council meeting where it was first announced in 2014 that the Phoenixville Police Department had received a Certificate of Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). In June 2020, three members from PLEAC’s assessment team recommended re-accreditation status to their board members.  Sjostrom acknowledged the support of Borough Council and each and every member of the Police Department whose efforts on a  day-to-day basis ensure that the residents, businesses, and visitors to Phoenixville receive law enforcement services that meet the highest standards established by our profession.

 The purpose of the accreditation by PLEAC, an independent reviewing body, is to help maintain "the highest standards of professionalism," according to the organization's Website.
According to the site, PLEAC assesses a police department's procedures, policies and their officers.  

Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping institutions evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the endorsement of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating administrators then conduct a thorough analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by an authoritative body that the institution is worthy of accreditation.

Image left: L to R- Chief Sjostrom, Assessor Dana Leonard retired Captain from State College Borough; Assessor Ashley Heiberger retired Captain Bethlehem City PD, Assessor Sgt. Sven Beauchmin Falls Twp. PD, Sgt. Joseph Nemic, & Lt. Brian Marshall

According to Borough Manager Jean Krack, the accreditation status received by our police department puts us heads and shoulders above other agencies.  This is the third accreditation assessment the department has completed according to Phoenixville Police Chief Thomas Sjostrom.   The accreditation bestowed on a department runs for three years. Phoenixville Police department was the second agency in Chester County to achieve this distinction. Approximately 117 agencies have obtained accreditation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which currently has just over 1,200 police agencies.  

Recreation News/Programming 

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Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development for ages 2-8. The program consists of fun drills and games designed to teach skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting defending and positioning.  

Location: Morris St. Park

WHEN: Saturdays 9/11-10/30 (8 weeks) 

8:45-9:15am (Minis)   

9:25-10:05am (Classics)  

10:15-10:55am (Premier)  

Make Up Dates: 11/6, 11/13 


FALL (I) - Sundays 9/12-10/31 (8 weeks) 

8:45am-9:15am (Mini) 

9:25am-10:05am (Classic)

Make Up Dates: 11/7, 11/14

 FALL (I) – Thursdays 9/9-10/21 (7 weeks)
 5:15-5:45pm (Minis)   

5:55-6:35pm (classic)   

Makeup Dates: 10/28, 11/4  

 FEES:  $120 for 8 week sessions

            $105 for 7 week sessions



Youth Crossfit

Come join us for some socially distanced, outdoor CrossFit workouts on Saturday mornings at Reeve's park!  The workouts can be modified to any ability so all are welcome.  Show up with a cold drink and ready to put in some work!  Any questions or to register, reach out to John at

Location: Reeves Park

When: Saturday mornings, September 18-October 23 


Ages: 13-18 years

Cost: FREE


Yoga for Teens

 All levels yoga class for youth ages 13-18.  Bring your own mat to practice mindfulness and relaxation.  

LOCATION: Reeves Park

DATES: Sunday Mornings October 3 – November 7

TIME: 10-11AM

COST: $50 for the 6 week session/$15 drop in 




Knights, Captures, Action!

Whether you are new to the game, learning to push pawns for the first time or have played in numerous tournaments and want to sharpen your skills, come to a Shining Knights Chess Club!  We have trained numerous state champions and national trophy winners!  So, whether you want to win games in your living room against friends and family or win tournaments come join us!

LOCATION: Reeves Park

WHEN: October 28-November 16


AGES: 6-13

COST: $120

REGISTRATION:  (click on clubs/townships/Phoenixville Borough/Register)



Tinkergarten brings early childhood education to Reeves Park. In our classes, kids ages 18 months- 8 years enjoy the freedom of independent exploration through well-designed play-based activities that lend from the best of research and best practice to promote the development of critical capabilities, including self reliance, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Tinkergarten classes are led by a trained, certified community of leaders — often parents — who bring a healthy, social, and engaging learning experience to their community.


Location: Reeves Park

When: Wednesdays 9/29-11/24

Time: 10:30-11:30 am

Fee: $199 per student for 9 sessions




Kinderbots -  Young children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. These two fall sessions of Kinderbots will focus on engineering, so students will discover ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters, robotic dogs, and much more!  This is a six week program that has been broken into two parts.  You may register for either one, or both for the full program.  

Location: Reeves Park 

Ages 4-7.  

Session 2: October 8, 15, 22   : 4-4:55pm       

Cost: $55


 Monster Mania - Get your creepy on with Snapology’s Monster Mania! Use LEGO® bricks to create your own monster fighter, build a haunted town and have a scary good time during this fun program.  Come and join us, if you dare!  

Location: Reeves Park

Ages: 4-12

When: October 8, 15, 22 :  5-5:55pm

Cost:  $45


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