J.P. Mascaro Collection Schedule for Week of August 17

8/19/20 UPDATE:  Per J.P. Mascaro, 5 out of 7 Trash routes will be picked up today.  The remaining 2 routes will be collected on Thursday.  Also, 2 out of 5 Recycling routes will be picked up today.  The remaining 3 routes will be collected on Thursday.

Per J.P. Mascaro, by the end of Tuesday, all of the yard waste in the Township will be collected.

Mascaro stated that trash and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, August 19th.  Mascaro will not be running any yard waste routes this Thursday.  They will collect yard waste over the weekend. 

Watch the August 12, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting

On August 12, 2020, the Board of Supervisors held their meeting via teleconference platform Microsoft Teams. The Work Session was held at 6:30 PM. The Public Meeting was held at 7:30 PM.

Due to technical issues, we are unable to play the meeting video on our TV channel.

The next Board of Supervisors Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Click HERE to view the meeting.

August 12, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Workshop will be held at 6:30 PM. In response to the current health pandemic, this meeting will be conducted via the teleconference platform Microsoft Team. The public may listen live to this meeting by telephone using the dial-in number below. Please note – the public will be muted during the meeting. Below you will find instructions on how to access and participate in the meeting:

Meeting Date: August 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Meeting Dial-in Number: 1-814-626-9459

Meeting ID Number:  971046608#

Public Comment or questions can be sent to publiccomment@lstwp.org until 7:30 PM on August 12, 2020. All public comments must contain your name and address. All comments will be read aloud.

Click HERE to view the meeting agenda.

Notice to Residents Regarding Collection of Household Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, J.P. Mascaro & Sons has advised that there will be continued delays in the collection of household trash, recycling and yard waste. The Township has been actively monitoring collections and communicating with Mascaro on a regular basis to insure that Mascaro is aware of any issues observed by the Township or reported by Township residents.

Please continue to place these household trash, recycling and yard waste curbside as you normally would on the assigned days. Mascaro will pick up items as soon as they can in the following priority:

Priority #1 – Household Trash – For health and safety reasons, all household trash should be placed in bags, and preferably inside containers.

Priority #2 – Household Recyclables – All recyclable materials should be placed loosely (not inside bags) inside clearly marked recycling containers; not outside or next to the container. All large recyclables, such as cardboard boxes, should be broken down to fit in the recycling containers.

Priority #3 – Yard Waste – Preferably, all yard waste should be placed in biodegradable bags. Please note that Yard Waste may be collected on weekends.

The Township appreciates your understanding and cooperation in these unprecedented times. Please check the Lower Southampton Township Website for future updates.

Storm Damage

If you have any significant damage from yesterday’s storm, please report it to the emergency management office at 215-357-7300 ext. 342 by Friday 4pm!  This applies to Lower Southampton Township residents only.

PECO Information

DO NOT CALL 911 IF YOU LOSE POWER!  PLEASE REPORT THE POWER OUTAGE DIRECTLY TO PECO.

PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines.  Report downed power lines by contacting PECO at 1-800-841-4141.

Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141.

PECO also has a two-way texting program for outages.  By texting ADDOUTAGE to 697326, customers can enroll in the program, report power outages, and check the status of their outage through text messaging.  To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account.

Tropical Storm Isaias AM Update

Tropical Storm Isaias Update Tropical Storm Isaias Update August 4, 2020 8:00 AM PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Weather Service is forecasting that Tropical Storm Isaias could directly impact our region on Tuesday. The storm is forecasted to produce heavy rain and strong winds. PECO is actively monitoring the weather and developing plans to prepare in advance for potential impacts to the company’s electric and natural gas system. PECO has activated its Emergency Response Organization and is prepared to respond to any potential impacts to the company’s electric and natural gas systems. In addition to this weather, the nation continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic that is increasing customer reliance on energy service as they work from home and take care of their families, making the need for reliable energy even more important. PECO will actively work to restore service to any potential customers in need, while also ensuring the health and safety of employees and customers. What are we doing? • We continue to monitor the weather conditions to prepare for any potential issues. If an issue occurs, we will work safely to repair damage and restore service as quickly as possible. • When storms and extreme weather hit, PECO is prepared and dedicated to restoring service to our customers as safely and quickly as possible. ° PECO crews, along with local contractors, work around the clock until every last customer is restored. ° We are also bringing in an additional 225 contractors to help with any restoration efforts. • Enhanced staffing plans are being developed for both field and back office employees. • PECO has activated its Emergency Response Organization and is prepared to respond to any potential impacts to the company’s electric and natural gas systems. • Every day throughout the year PECO has teams of employees, both in the field and back office, and on call to respond quickly if needed and supplement the company’s 24×7 staffing. What do we want customers to know/do? • PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines and potentially damaged electric equipment. • Customers should always assume that PECO equipment is energized. Report downed power lines by contacting us at 1-800-841-4141. • Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141. • Customers also can easily report issues with their electric service at peco.com/outages using their phone, tablet or computer or through PECO’s free mobile app. ° Download PECO’s free mobile app to report outages and receive notifications on restoration status. The PECO mobile app is available through the App Store or Google Play. • Visit peco.com/alerts to choose how to receive information – via text, email or phone – including when power is out in your area, when your service is expected to be restored, or when your power is restored. • PECO also has a two-way texting program for outages. By texting “ADDOUTAGE” to MYPECO (697326), customers can enroll in the program, report outages and check the status of their outage through text messaging. To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account. • Customers can find additional information at peco.com/storm. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/pecoconnect and on Twitter at twitter.com/pecoconnect.