Met-Ed Transmission Line Check:

Please be advised that in one week (approximately 4/23), weather permitting, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be mobilizing to the Met-Ed region to begin performing UV/IR patrols on all Met-Ed 69kV and 115kV lines. These inspections are expected to take approximately one to two weeks to complete, however, any storm or outage-related patrols could prolong completion. The helicopter to be used is as follows:

  • Blue Bell 206 Jet Ranger w/tail registration number N719CB

A UV/IR patrol (also known as Infrared & Corona inspection) is a similar to a routine visual patrol in terms of patrol speed, but the onboard inspection crew is viewing the transmission line(s) through the infrared and ultraviolet spectrums through specialized cameras. The purpose of a UV/IR patrol is to detect any overheated transmission line components or arcing that isn’t otherwise visible to the naked eye.

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. “breaker-to-breaker”), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew will provide information on their daily location to any local airports when in their airspace.

2023 Berks County Field of Honor®

West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club is coordinating a display to bring the community together in a patriotic tribute to honor our heroes. United States flags will fly at the Wyomissing Stone House Pond (1216 Parkside Dr. N – Wyomissing, PA 19610) July 2-8, for the Inaugural 2023 Berks County Field of Honor®.  This will enhance Wyomissing’s annual July 4th Parade and Celebration.  Join the Rotary by honoring your team members, veterans, or other heroes in your life by sponsoring or dedicating a flag. Funds raised will be used to facilitate the flag display and support the West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club’s community service projects. One of their service projects will be to support upgrades to Wyomissing’s Playgrounds.  The display is open to all without charge. Don’t miss it!

To sponsor or dedicate a flag please use the appropriate form found here, or visit Berks County, PA~ Inaugural Field of Honor® 2023 – Colonial Flag Foundation ( for more information. If you have further questions, please use the “Contact Us” feature on the Field of Honor website to reach out to the Rotary club.


As a reminder, Borough-wide yard waste collections have begun for the season and will run every Monday until December 4, 2023. Yard waste collections during the weeks of Memorial Day and Labor Day will move from Monday to Tuesday.

A few friendly reminders for the Yard Waste program:

Biodegradable paper yard waste bags or refuse type containers without lids are acceptable for yard waste. Yard waste bags can be purchased at Borough Hall, or a home improvement store (The hauler will not accept items in plastic bags.)

Yard waste bags or containers should not exceed 40 pounds

Yard waste bags should not be placed in gutters if rain is expected

Branches should be 6” in diameter or less, and less than 4’ in length

Residents are limited to 10 bundles of yard waste per week

Firewood, stumps, dirt or rocks are not considered yard waste

Never mix trash and yard waste