Boarding the Train for a Ride with Santa 2014
Visit with Santa at the Glen Mills Train Station 2014
Train Ride with Santa 2014
Thornbury Farm CSA
2014 Fall Festival
Goose Creek Park Playground
Squire Cheyney Springhouse
Battle Reenactment 2014
Brandywine Battle Reenactment
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Keystone Collections Notice - 2014 Local Tax Return Due April 15, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Your 2014 local earned income tax return is due on April 15.

Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at

Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2014 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).

Please note that the forms changed this year. If you will be claiming an out-of-state tax credit or if you work in Philadelphia, you may be eligible for a local earned income tax credit up to the amount you owe to your resident municipality. The worksheet on the back of the form will help you calculate your out-of-state tax credit (attach a copy of your out-of-state filing).

If you have questions regarding local tax filing, call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions to “Taxpayer Support” at

Taxpayers with earned income in 2014 are required to file a tax return by Wednesday, April 15.

2015 Reorganization

The Thornbury Township Board of Supervisors held their annual Reorganization Meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015. The Board of Supervisors made the following appointments:


Bob Anthony: Cheyney University Liaison, West Chester Area Council of Governments and PSATS Convention Voting Delegate

Jim Benoit: Police Commissioner

Bill Reilly: Treasurer, Parks and Recreation Board Liaison and West Chester Area Council of Governments Alternate

Mike Gallagher: Planning Commission Liaison

George Stasen: Historic Preservation Commission Liaison


Terry Donohue for a 4-year term to expire on 12/31/18

Matt Salerno for a 4-year term to expire on 12/31/18


Jacqui Guenther: Township Manager, Municipal Secretary, Road Master and PSATS Alternate Voting Delegate

Maryann Furlong: Assistant Treasurer, Deputy Tax Collector and Bookkeeper

Teresa Destefano: Permit Officer, Address & Tenant Coordinator, Assistant Township Secretary, Subdivision & Land Development Coordinator and ZHB Coordinator, Office Administrator

Kathy Labrum: Township Solicitor, Township Sewage Solicitor

Stacey Fuller: Planning Commission Solicitor

Patrick McKenna: Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor

Mike Conrad (Yerkes): Engineer

Peter Simone: Land Planning Consultant

Pennoni Associates, Inc.: Traffic & Consultant

Jim Dickey (Code Inspections, Inc.): Code Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer and Building Code Official

Percy Neall: UCC (BOCA) Board of Appeals

F. David Smiley: Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Marshal

Rene Braun: Vacancy Board

County-Wide Hazard Mitigation Plan

Chester County has recently completed the draft version of our county-wide hazard mitigation plan. The mitigation plan aims to reduce the impacts from future disasters by outlining actions that can be taken now, before the emergency begins. We are looking for your input and local knowledge to aid us in ensuring that we have covered the concerns of the community in this plan.

The plan is broken into two sections. The first is an overview of the hazards facing the county and the county-wide hazard mitigation actions. The second half focuses on the hazards and mitigation actions specific to each municipality, with two to three pages per municipality. We have a draft version of the plan and a comment form available online for your review at as well as hard copies available at the 18 libraries throughout the county. We will be accepting comments on the plan through March 1st.

Chester County Watch Officer
Fax: 610-344-4111

Thornbury Board Vacancies

There are currently vacant seats on the Planning Commission, Parks & Recreation Board and the Historical Preservation Commission. Any resident who is interested in serving on any of these boards should send a letter of interest to Jacqui Guenther, Township Manager via email at or by mailing to 8 Township Drive, Cheyney, PA 19319.

Police Scams

Police Chief Bernot has alerted the Township that many telephone "scams" are currently being perpetrated in Thornbury Township. Some of the scams include the "Granny Scam" and an "IRS Scam". For information on these scams please click on "Services" above and then click on "Police" and scroll down to the Police Scams.

Upcoming Events

  • GROUNDHOG DAY – February 2, 2015
  • Board of Supervisors Work Session – February 3, 2015
    6:00 pm
  • Parks & Recreation Board Meeting – February 5, 2015
    7:00 pm
  • Historic Preservation Committee Meeting – February 11, 2015
    7:30 pm
  • VALENTINE'S DAY – February 14, 2015
  • PRESIDENTS' DAY – February 16, 2015