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April 1st, 2020


DRAFT BOS Minutes 3-25-2020 Emergency Meeting



US Census Information

April 1st, 2020



As of 03/30/2020, here are the US census response rates thus far.


Tilden Township 43.90%
Berks County 40.90%
Pennsylvania 37.50%
National 36.20%



Below is a message from Isabel Monterrosa, Publicity & Volunteer Coordinator, Berks Complete Count Committee


Greetings All,


Due to COVID-19, Census 2020 operations are suspended until April 15, 2020 moving the final self-response day to August 14, 2020. The shelter in place response has severely limited any previously planned outreach activities and the message ought to be to encourage the community to respond online or by telephone.


The message we’re pushing is that it’s never been easier to respond — online, by phone, or by mail.


The online response portal went live on March 12, 2020.




Households should use the 12-digit code they received to complete the 2020 Census online or by phone. If they do not have a code, no worries — they can still complete the census online or by phone without it. All households that have not responded online or by phone by the end of April will receive a paper questionnaire.


By phone (English): 844-330-2020
By phone (Spanish): 844-468-2020
TDD: 844-467-2020


For additional language assistance, you can visit



US Census Video:


April 1st, 2020


In keeping with the guidance of the CDC and DOH regarding COVID-19; The Board of Supervisors have cancelled the scheduled Workshop Meeting on Friday, April 3, 2020.


Extension of Emergency Declaration

March 27th, 2020

On 03/20/2020, the Tilden Township Board of Supervisors issued a Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency pertaining to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 world-wide pandemic. By design, these last 7 days and must be extended each time.


03/27/2020, the Board of Supervisors extended the proclamation another 7 days.


Click below for the document:


DRAFT BOS Minutes 3-11-2020 – Regular meeting

March 26th, 2020

DRAFT BOS Minutes 3-11-2020 Regular Meeting


Message from Berks County Election Services

March 26th, 2020

Message from Berks County Election Services:


We are trying to get the word out to the voters that the Primary has been moved to June 2, 2020.  If you would be able to place on your websites and also in your newsletters(if it didn’t go out yet) that the Primary Election has been moved to June 2, 2020.


Also,if a voter does not want to go to their respective polling location on the day of the primary they can request a mail-in ballot by going to or completing a paper application by calling the Election Services Office at 610-478-6490.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Stay safe


Deborah Olivieri

Director, Election Services

Berks County Services Center

633 Court Street, 1st Floor

Reading, PA  19601

610.478.6490 Ext. 5577

Fax: 610.478.6218

Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency

March 20th, 2020

Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency

Signed 03/20/2020

Tilden Township Board of Supervisors


Click below for the document:



DRAFT BOS Minutes 3-6-2020 Workshop

March 20th, 2020


DRAFT BOS Minutes 3-6-2020 – Workshop


Office closure

March 16th, 2020

Release date: 03/16/2020




In keeping with CDC and PA DOH guidelines regarding the coronavirus, the Tilden Township Municipal Office, 874 Hex Highway, will be closed to the public until Monday, 03/30/2020 at


The office will continue to be staffed and available by phone or email during regular business hours.


Please use the front door dropbox for any sewer or tax payments. If you need to drop off plans or anything else that does not fit in the dropbox, please call the office at 610-562-7410 to schedule an appointment.


The Tilden Township tax collector’s office will only be open during the scheduled times printed on the tax bills.


The Tilden Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 03/17/2020 has been canceled.




As of today, the lobby of the Tilden Township Police Department, 870 Hex Highway, will be closed to the public until Monday, 03/30/2020 at


For emergencies, always call 911.


For non-emergencies requiring a police response, call Berks County dispatch at 610-655-4911.


For other business, call the police office at 610-562-9001.


March 6th, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 4th, 2020

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the immediate risk to the general American public for contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low, they suggest that now is the time for communities to start preparing.

To stay up to date and informed on official coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, you can sign up for the latest CDC updates here:

Below are the CDC’s prevention tips:

•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Stay home when you are sick.
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and certainly if your commute includes public transit.
•If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
•Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The purpose of a face mask is to prevent droplets from sneezing and coughing from becoming airborne.

A wealth of information about COVID-19 is available on the CDC website here:

Fact Sheet:

BOS Minutes – 2020

February 27th, 2020


February 21st, 2020

Tilden Township Act 44 Disclosure 2019 – RJ Hall

December 27th, 2019

2020 Schedule of Meetings

December 19th, 2019

2020 Meeting Schedule


December 19th, 2019




BOS Minutes 2019

March 20th, 2019

BOS Minutes 1-4-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 01-07-19 – Re-organization Meeting

BOS Minutes 1-7-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 1-28-19 – Special Meeting

BOS Minutes 2-8-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 2-13-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 3-8-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 3-13-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 4-5-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 4-10-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 5-3-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 5-8-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 6-7-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 6-12-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 7-5-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 7-10-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 8-9-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 8-14-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 9-6-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 9-11-19 – Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 9-20-19 Special Meeting

BOS Minutes 10-4-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 10-16-19 Regular Meeting

BOS Minutes 10-16-19 – Budget meeting

BOS Minutes 11-8-19 – Workshop

BOS Minutes 11-12-19 – Budget meeting

BOS Minutes 11-13-19 Regular Meeting

How to Eliminate or Control Spotted Lanternfly Adults

October 1st, 2018


SLF Control 9-13-2017


2020 Fee Schedules

February 22nd, 2018

Schedule of Fees 2019

2019 Building & Zoning Fee Schedule – BIU

2019 SEO Fee Schedule

2019 Subdivision Filing Fees

1/6/2020 No Change for 2020

First Responders honored by Senator Argall

November 30th, 2017

Berks first responders honored for saving Tilden man from burning house



Reading Eagle



The firefighters and police officer who helped save a wheelchair-bound man from his burning home earlier this month believed they were just doing their jobs. But Trooper Janssen Herb, a state police fire marshal from the Reading station, thought it was much more than that. He contacted state Sen. David G. Argall, who agreed these men deserved recognition for their heroic actions. 

“It’s important I think to understand that the majority of the people involved here were volunteers, and that’s a tremendous thing to be said for the community,” Herb said. 

Argall honored Shoemakersville Fire Chief Rusty Wagner; Hamburg Fire Chief Troy Hatt; Dylan Hatt of Hamburg Fire; Wagner’s brother, Shoemakersville Fire Capt. Dusty Wagner; Shoemakersville Fire Deputy Chief Matthew Tobias; and Tilden Township Police Officer Sgt. Peter Witman on Wednesday afternoon at the Tilden Township Municipal Building. 

“I don’t usually try to disagree with my constituents, but I’m going to say no, you certainly did more than your job,” said Argall, a Schuylkill County Republican who represents part of Berks County. “You did it well. You did it at personal risk to yourselves, and this family would be without a father if you hadn’t done it so well.” 

The men were among the first to arrive at the fire at 160 Cheese Lane in Tilden on Nov. 16. 

They heard Paul Correll Jr., 63, who was in his wheelchair, pounding on the door of a garage attached to the one-story home. 

Together, the men pulled on the garage door, raising it 3 feet. Dusty Wagner crawled through the opening and guided Correll under the door to safety. It was only a matter of seconds before the entire garage was in flames.

Correll was taken to Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Regional Burn Center for treatment of burns to his leg. 

His mother, Betty Correll of Port Clinton, thanked the first responders and commended them for their heroism. 

“They did such a great job,” she said. 

She added that her son is recuperating and recently had some skin grafting done on his leg. 

Dylan Hatt said it feels good to have been able to help. He’s been a volunteer firefighter with Hamburg for four years, but with his father, Troy, as fire chief, he’s always tried to help in whatever way he could. 

“It’s nice to know that we did a good deed and helped out the community,” Dylan said. 

Argall shook every man’s hand as he recognized each one with a certificate. 

“Thank you for what you do,” Argall said. “Not just today, but every day.”

PEST ALERT: Spotted Lanternfly

October 16th, 2017

The Township has been notified that a few Spotted Lanternflies have been found in the area.  Please click the link below to educate yourself on this insect.


Lantern Fly


If you find one, please contact the Township office at 610-562-7410.  Please destroy the insect but do not bring the insect to us.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 18th, 2017


The Board of Supervisors has declared the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so we may properly pay tribute to the families, friends professionals and communities who lend their strength to the brave children fighting pediatric cancer across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Berks County 2018 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program

August 2nd, 2017

Gyspy Moth Program and Application

Medication Drop Box

July 18th, 2016

med box pic

The Tilden Township Police Department was provided a medication drop box by the Berks County District Attorney’s office as part of the Pharmaceutical Drop Box Program.


Tilden Township residents may now drop off unwanted medications at the Tilden Township Municipal Building, 874 Hex Highway, first floor lobby, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.



Prescription medications in standard container or sealed bag.

Over the counter medications


Drug samples

Pet medications

Liquid medications in plastic, leak proof containers



Loose pills



Bloody or infectious waste

Medication from businesses

Hydrogen peroxide or other cleaning agents

Aerosol cans & inhalers


Recycling Info

June 6th, 2016

recycling information flier

recycling info

2016 Tilden Township Newsletter

April 8th, 2016


Tilden Tribune 2016


Right-To-Know Request form

April 24th, 2013


Completed Right-to-Know requests can be submitted to Tilden Township to:


Monica Flower, Right-to-Know Officer

Fax at 610-562-5490

Email to

Mail/hand deliver to Tilden Township at 874 Hex Highway, Hamburg PA 19526


Right-to-Know Request form