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Posted on: November 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Municipal Monthly E-News: November 2021

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Events this Month

  • Open-Air Downtown closure – every weekend until November 29th, Friday: 4pm to 11pm, Saturday/Sunday: 7am to 11pm
  • First Fridays – 11/5, Main and Bridge Street Parking Lot, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Phoenixville Bed Races – 11/6, Reeves Park, 11am – 3pm
  • Burn Off the Bird – 11/27, 9am – 10:30am, SRT

Borough Council and Committee Meetings This Month


  • 11/1 – Hist. Arch. Review Board 5pm, Police, Personnel, Public Safety 6pm, Civil Service Commission 7pm, (as needed) 
  • 11/4 – Planning Commission – 7pm moved due to Veteran’s Day holiday
  • 11/8 – Beautification Advisory Commission 5:30pm, Tree Advisory Commission 6:30pm
  • 11/9 – Council 7pm
  • 11/15 - Recreation Board 6:30pm
  • 11/16 – Parks & Recreation 6pm, Infrastructure, Tech., Transportation 7pm
  • 11/17 – Zoning Hearing Board 7pm,
     (as needed)
  • 11/23 – Policy 6pm, Finance 7pm
  • 11/24 – Phoenixville Reg. Planning Committee 7:30pm

 For virtual meeting links and meeting details, please visit our website at: 

Borough Hall Office Closures This Month

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Thursday, November 11th - in observance of Veteran's Day


Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th - in observance of Thanksgiving holidays

Seasonal Reminders

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Phoenixville Police Department Welcomes Two New Officers!

The Borough is excited to announce the addition of its two newest members of the Phoenixville Police Department.  Michael Kopil and Nilda Jimenez accepted our offer of employment after doing exceptionally well throughout our rigorous hiring process that began last June.  They were sworn in as official members of the Phoenixville Police Department at the October 12 Borough Council Meeting.   


Officer Michael Kopil

Officer Kopil was born in Levittown and was raised in Mohnton, PA.   He graduated from Governor Mifflin High School and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Alvernia University. Officer Kopil graduated from the Reading Police Academy in 2014. 

Prior to joining the Phoenixville Police Department, Officer Kopil was employed as a police officer with the Pennsylvania State Capitol Police Department and recently joins us from the Caln Township Police Department here in Chester County. Ofc Kopil comes highly recommended by both of those agencies. At his swearing in, Officer Kopil was joined by his wife and two sons, and was assisted by his oldest son who held the Bible for him during the oath.


Officer Nilda Jimenez

Officer Jimenez was born in Long Beach, California and her family relocated to Mexico when she was very young.  Her family moved to Yakima, Washington when she was a teenager and she graduated from Toppenish High School.  Officer Jimenez enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and has been active duty since 2012.  She attended Philadelphia Community College and graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy in 2017.   

Prior to joining the Phoenixville Police Department, Officer Jimenez was employed as a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department for 5 years and she comes to us from the 25th District highly recommended. At her swearing in, Officer Jimenez was joined by her wife and mother, and was assisted by her wife who held the Bible for her during the oath.


Phoenixville Police Department Elects New Chief of Police!

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After a several month-long interview process, the Borough is pleased to announce that a new Chief of Police has been elected! Lieutenant Brian Marshall has been elected as the incoming Chief of Police effective January 1, 2022. 

Chief Brian Marshall began his career with the Phoenixville Police Department in March 1988 as a police officer in the patrol division. During his career, he specialized in community policing, field training, and criminal investigations.  Chief Marshall was also a member of the Chester County Drug Task Force and is a former School Resource Officer and Crisis Negotiator with the Chester County SWAT team.  Marshall graduated from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development program held at Princeton University.
Marshall was promoted to the ranks of Corporal in 1997, Sergeant in 2001, and Lieutenant in 2017.  He is a 2019 graduate of the FBI National Academy Command School session #278 held in Quantico, VA. He earned both his Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Masters of Science Degree in Public Safety Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. 

Retiring Chief Thomas Sjostrom, who is departing at the end of the year after 32 years of service said, “Marshall’s experience and strong leadership will continue to guide the police department in the right direction as the new Chief of Police. His dedication and commitment of service will not only benefit the department but the entire Phoenixville community.”

“Lieutenant Marshall is a dedicated public servant who has devoted more than three decades of service to the Phoenixville Community,” said Mayor Peter Urscheler. “He has helped guide our community through its revitalization and is well poised to build upon our commitment to excellence in Community Policing. I along with the rest of the Borough Council look forward to working with Lieutenant Marshall in his new role as Police Chief.”

Recreation News/Programming 


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



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