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Be Cautious Around Coyotes

Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

The Police Department reports that coyote sightings are on the rise throughout the Township.

Coyotes will typically run or hide when they spot a human or larger animal. However, female coyotes give birth in the spring and will aggressively defend their pups from perceived threats. If you are walking on a trail or in a park and come upon a coyote, do not be aggressive toward the animal. If a coyote is standing its ground, back away and walk in another direction, then call the Police Department at 610-279-9033.

Although coyotes are usually not aggressive to humans or larger animals, they will attack small domestic pets. Do not feed your pets outside. Coyotes, raccoons and fox are tricksters and are always in search of a quick meal. They will make your deck or shed a home.

Please do not feed wild animals. This only teaches them that humans are a source of food and increases the risk of conflict. Wild animals are part of the beauty and rich heritage of Whitpain. Please exercise respect and use common sense if you should see coyotes or other wild animals.

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Discussion On Open Space Initiative Tabled

Wed, Jun 17th, 2015

Discussion on the proposed open space initiative that would preserve the Meadowlands tract was tabled at last night's Board of Supervisors meeting.

The Board is disappointed the proposal could not be discussed again and regrets any inconvenience caused by the necessary tabling of the agreement and associated ordinance. The tabling was due to last minute questions and requests posed by Meadowlands Country Club. The Township remains interested in the proposal, but future public meetings on the agreement, at this point, have not been scheduled.

The Township will provide continued updates in the Wire, on its website and through Twitter.

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Police Officers Promoted

Fri, Jun 19th, 2015

At the June 16 Board of Supervisors' meeting, two veteran members of the Whitpain Police Department received well-deserved promotions.

Sergeant William Armstrong was promoted to Administrative Lieutenant and Patrolman Jon Bleuit was promoted to Sergeant. Lieutenant Armstrong has served on the police department for 27 years and Sergeant Bleuit will mark his 20th anniversary later this year.

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Road Resurfacing To Start in July

Fri, Jun 12th, 2015

The first phase of the Township's road resurfacing program has been moved to the second week of July.

The second phase will take place the first week of August. The schedule is weather dependent and roadways may be removed from the schedule if any unforeseen circumstances occur.

Roadways Scheduled For July

Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike (from Stenton Avenue to Township Line Road)
Arch Street Road (from Township Line Road to Shepard Drive)
Plymouth Road
Lantern Lane
Jolly Road (from Arch Street Road to 200 ft. west of Union Mtg. Road)

Roadways Scheduled for August

Brittany Way
Cambronne Circle
Lepont Circle
Amour Circle
Normandy Drive

Oak Ridge Drive
Rosewood Drive
Carriage Lane
Clover Court

Arch Street Road (from Jolly Road to Shepard Drive)
Jolly Road (from Union Mtg. Road west 200 ft.)
Union Mtg. Road

Manor Lane
Topton Place
Deaver Drive

Royal Oak Drive

Beale Road
White Road
Derwin Road
Hillside Road

Lenmar Drive

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Community Calendar

Wed, Jun 10th, 2015

July 3

Annual Carnival & Fireworks, Kiwanis Club of Ambler
Wissahickon High School

Carnival Tuesday, June 30 through Saturday, July 4
Evenings 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fireworks Friday July 3rd at Dusk/9'ish

July 7

Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie
Wentz Run Park, begining at dusk

July 9

The Insiders Band Concert
Wentz Run Park, 7 p.m.

July 19

Wissahickon Valley Historical Society Open Houses
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Franklinville School, a one room schoolhouse built in 1858, 1701 Morris Road
1895 Schoolhouse is Whipain's first consolidated school, 799 Skippack Pike

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Events Calendar

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Tuesday - July 07, 2015
Movie: Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Thursday - July 09, 2015
Concert: The Insiders Band
Saturday - July 11, 2015
Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Event
Tuesday - July 14, 2015
Movie: The Boxtrolls
Tuesday - July 14, 2015
Shade Tree Commission