Supervisors And Residents Discuss Open Space Initiative
Thu, May 21st, 2015
Last night, the Board of Supervisors again discussed a proposed open space initiative to preserve the Meadowlands tract.
The board did not take any action on the proposal and discussion is scheduled to continue at a meeting on June 3 at 8 p.m. Last night's meeting included an updated presentation on the proposal, which, if passed, would place a permanent conservation easement over the 125-acre Meadowlands Country Club property. If passed, the conservation easement would guarantee no future development on the tract except in accordance with the easement and the existing Park and Recreation Zoning on the tract.
The draft agreement as presented grants the Township an option to purchase the entire property for $1 if all terms and conditions are not met. The proposed price for the conservation easement and option is $6 million. The Supervisors said the final proposed agreement would be posted on the Township's website prior to any vote on the matter.
The open space proposal also includes the Township funding park and open space projects such as improvements to the Core Connector Trails, the Narcissa Road Trail, Centre Square Park and plantings recommended by the Shade Tree Commission.
Woodchip Bin Reopens
Thu, May 14th, 2015
The Township's woodchip bin on Jolly Road, between Mermaid Lake and Wentz Road, is reopened and stocked with woodchips.
This self-serve facility is free and open 7 days per week from dawn to dusk. The woodchip bin is a pick-up only facility and no dumping of any kind is permitted.
Summer Concert and Movie Series Begins June 25
Wed, May 13th, 2015
Parks and Recreation's annual Summer Concert and Movie Series begins June 25 with a performance by The Sofa Kings.
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. Both are free. Be sure to mark your calendars for what has become a Whitpain tradition.
June 25 Sofa Kings
July 9 The Insiders Band
July 21 Wissahickon Pops
August 13 Amish Outlaws
June 30 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
July 14 The Boxtrolls
July 28 Big Hero 6
August 4 Strange Magic
The Movie Series is sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
Supervisors Name New Police Chief
Wed, May 6th, 2015
Surrounded by family, friends and fellow police officers, Deputy Chief Ken Lawson was appointed Chief of Police by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night.
For Chief Lawson, reaching the role is more than just an honor; it is the culmination of 30 years of hard work and dedication to the Whitpain community.
"I always knew I wanted to be in law enforcement," said Lawson. "My goal in life was to make a difference in the lives of the people in the community."
After graduating from West Chester University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Lawson set his sights on becoming a police officer. Joining the Whitpain Township Police Department in 1985, Chief Lawson steadily worked his way up through the ranks. He started as a patrol officer, and then moved up to sergeant, patrol lieutenant, deputy chief and now chief.
Sun, Feb 8th, 2015
Centre Square Fire Company Carnival
6 p.m. Located at Reeds Parking Lot
Wednesday & Thursday 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Friday 6 - 11 p.m.
Saturday 2 - 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.
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Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike (enter campus at 595 Cathcart Road)
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|Monday - May 25, 2015
|Saturday - May 30, 2015
Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Event
|Saturday - June 06, 2015
Montgomery County Tire Collection
|Tuesday - June 09, 2015
Shade Tree Commission
|Tuesday - June 09, 2015