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Wire Wins Statewide Award

Thu, Dec 18th, 2014

The Township is pleased to announce that the Whitpain Wire won first place for best electronic newsletter in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' (PSATS) 47th Annual Citizen Communication Contest.

All contest entries were judged on the usefulness of the information presented and how well the information was communicated to township residents. Publications were also judged on their overall attractiveness and readability.
PSATS represents Pennsylvania's 1,454 townships of the second class.

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Walking Trails Open at Centre Square Park

Thu, Dec 18th, 2014

The walking trails and parking lots are now open from sunrise until sunset at Centre Square Park. However, all fields will remain closed until the fall of 2015 so the fields can fully stabilize.

Vehicles should enter the park from Yost Road, but traffic can exit onto Route 202 or onto Yost Road.

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Supervisors Authorize Ordinance Advertisements

Thu, Dec 18th, 2014

The Board of Supervisors' authorized several ordinances for advertisement at their December 16 meeting. Two of the ordinances concern the proposed Centre Square Commons Development at the southeastern corner of Routes 202 and 73 (commonly referred to as the Leoni Tract). The other ordinance addresses electronic message boards. All three of these proposed ordinances are listed below:

Ordinance No. 4-237 Community Shopping Center Overlay District
Ordinance No. 4-238 Zoning Map Amendment - Community Shopping Center Overlay District
Ordinance No.4-236 Electronic Message Board

The Centre Square Commons ordinances will appear before the Planning Commission on Tuesday, January 13 and will appear before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, January 20. The Electronic Message Board ordinance will appear before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in February.

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Shade Tree Commission Beautifies Library

Thu, Dec 11th, 2014

The Township's Shade Tree Commission recently completed a beautification project at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library Blue Bell Branch.

As part of the project, 13 new trees were planted in the library's parking lot and 4 dead trees were removed.

"This was a rewarding project," said Shade Tree Commission Member Andy Meehan. "We were able to partner with the library to improve the aesthetic appeal of their parking lot by planting native tree species that are ideally suited to our climate."

This project was one of many that the volunteer commission completes throughout the year. They also sponsor a tree giveaway in the spring for Township residents and participate in the Township's annual Earth Day festivities to name a few.

Click here for more information on the Shade Tree Commission

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2015 Budget Adopted

Fri, Dec 5th, 2014

The Board of Supervisors has adopted the Township's 2015 budget, which again maintains the current tax rates.

The December 2 action by the Board concludes a yearlong process involving the Supervisors, Township staff and members of volunteer boards and commissions.

The $13 million budget maintains the current real estate tax rate in the Township for the fifth consecutive year. Based on current projections, no increase is anticipated for the next four years.

"We work very hard to run an efficient and effective organization that serves all who live in, work in and enjoy Whitpain," said Supervisor Chairman Fred Conner. "We are very pleased to have a budget in place that enables us to continue our efforts while holding taxes steady."

Click here for the 2015 Budget Presentation

Click here for the 2015 Budget Summary

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Wednesday - December 24, 2014
Township Holiday
Thursday - December 25, 2014
Township Holiday
Wednesday - December 31, 2014
Township Holiday
Thursday - January 01, 2015
Township Holiday
Monday - January 05, 2015
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