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Drafting Of Comprehensive Plan To Begin

Fri, Mar 27th, 2015

The last of four Comprehensive Plan Town Hall Meetings was held at Centre Square Fire Company on Wednesday.

The meeting focused on recreation and featured guest speaker Drew Gilchrist, Regional Advisor, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In addition to discussing recreation, the meeting also profiled the West Ambler village area.

The Comprehensive Plan Committee will turn its attention to creating a draft comprehensive plan based on the feedback received during the town hall meetings and in our survey. If you haven't taken the survey yet, please click here.

The committee will meet once again on Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Township Building. All committee meetings are open to the public.

Click here to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan.

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Supervisors Receive Comments On Meadowlands Proposal

Fri, Mar 20th, 2015

The Board of Supervisors heard comments on the Meadowlands Tract proposal once again at its meeting earlier this week.

Rick Collier, Chair of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, spoke and reaffirmed the Watershed's commitment to offering its expertise and in-kind services to preserve and enhance the Meadowlands tract. Collier cited a study that examined the positive impacts of open space preservation in Southeastern Pennsylvania, which can be found here.

The proposal being considered by the Township would place a permanent conservation easement over the 125-acre Meadowlands Country Club property off Boehms Church Road. It would also give the Township the option to purchase the property outright for $1 at a future date.

The proposed price for this permanent conservation easement and the option to purchase the property is $6 million. The supervisors are concurrently considering a proposal to fund an additional $1 million in open space projects throughout the Township.

Click here to learn more about the proposal

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Leaf Collection Set For April 8

Sun, Mar 29th, 2015

Now that most of the snow has melted, lawns are visible throughout the Township. Just in time, the first leaf collection of the Spring is scheduled for April 8. Leaves will be collected again on April 22.

Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags and put out at the curb the evening before your scheduled collection date to ensure they will be picked up. Bags should not weigh more than 40 pounds and should not contain trash or other waste. Bags can be purchased at the Township Building for 3/$1 from 8:30 a.m. to - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Leaf waste includes leaves, shrubbery and minor tree trimmings in biodegradable paper bags or containers, bundled shrubs or plants, excluding dirt, under four feet in length and tied tree branches under three inches in diameter and under four (4") feet in length. Grass clippings are excluded.

Click here for more information on leaf collection.

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Township Continues Progress on Trail Network

Fri, Mar 27th, 2015

The Township has a long-standing goal of creating a trail network connecting community facilities and open space.

Work on what is called the Core Connector trail started in 2009. The Township hopes to make substantial progress on the trail project this year.

To learn more about the Core Connector trail, click here.

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Parks and Recreation Looking To Fill Job Openings

Sat, Feb 28th, 2015

The busy season for Parks and Recreation isn't too far away (despite what the weather may have you think). Parks and Recreation is currently looking to fill various positions including:

- Camp Counselor
- Camp Counselor In Training (CIT)
- Park Attendant
- Program Assistant
- Event Support Staff

Click here for position descriptions and applications

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Shade Tree Commission
Tuesday - April 14, 2015
Planning Commission
Thursday - April 16, 2015
Zoning Hearing Board
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