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Wissahickon Creek Watershed MS4 TMDL Strategy Plan

Fri, Nov 20th, 2015

Whitpain Township is required to implement a TMDL Stormwater Strategy Plan through a national permitting program. In fact, all municipalities in the Wissahickon Creek watershed are part of this same requirement.

The program is intended to reduce the amount of sediment that enters the Wissahickon Creek during storm events. As part of the plan, the Township is posting our proposed strategy plan to deal with these requirements. Comments on this plan will be accepted until December 20, 2015.

A public meeting to discuss the proposed plan will be held at the Whitpain Township Building on December 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Please click here to review the proposed plan.

Please email any comments to Township Engineer Jim Blanch

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Food Drive Underway

Thu, Nov 19th, 2015

The Police Department is accepting donations in its lobby as part of the 20th Annual Law Enforcement Food Drive.

More than a dozen local law enforcement agencies and area businesses are teaming to collect food items through December 16. The drive benefits Catholic Social Services in Norristown, Eagleville Elementary School Snack Backpack Program, the Patrician Society in Norristown and the Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler. The Cupoard's wish list includes boxed instant potatoes, sweet peas, canned peas, pancake syrup, pancake mix, jelly, peanut butter, kids' snacks, crackers, juice boxes, canned carrots, canned tuna and spaghetti sauce.

On December 17, a parade of police cars and motorcycles will lead a flatbed tractor-trailer loaded with donated food and toys from the Police Athletic League to The Salvation Army on Swede Street.

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Outdoor Classroom Sprouting At Prophecy Creek Park

Sun, Nov 29th, 2015

Whitpain's Shade Tree Commission was recently joined by volunteers from the Fiddleheads organization in a tree planting event at Prophecy Creek Park.

The planting, which included 5 trees and 13 shrubs, is one of the final steps required in completing an outdoor classroom sponsored by the Fiddleheads.

"As part of this project, we planted native species that will provide shade and attract a variety of birds to the outdoor classroom," said Shade Tree Commission Chairman Edgar David. "We were joined by a group of energetic and dedicated volunteers who provided a lot of enthusiasm and muscle."

A formal dedication for the outdoor classroom will occur in the spring of 2016.

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2016 Budget Has No Tax Increase For 6th Consecutive Year

Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

The preliminary general fund budget was presented on Tuesday and the Township will hold the line on taxes for the sixth consecutive year. In fact, projections show that a tax increase will not be required for another four years.

"Holding the line on taxes for this long is a testament to the hard work of my fellow Supervisors, our Boards and Commissions members, our community partners, and especially our dedicated Township staff," said Chairman Fred Conner. "This accomplishment is due to our close scrutiny of the budget throughout the year and is reflected by the Township's AAA bond rating and our awards for financial reporting."

Budget adoption is set for Tuesday, December 1.

Click here to view the 2016 budget presentation

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Events Calendar

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Tuesday - December 01, 2015
Shade Tree Commission
Tuesday - December 01, 2015
Board of Supervisors'
Tuesday - December 08, 2015
Planning Commission
Tuesday - December 15, 2015
Board of Supervisors'
Thursday - December 17, 2015
Zoning Hearing Board