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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.

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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.

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Vote For Blue Bell In PetSafe Dog Park Content

Sun, May 24th, 2015

Vote for Blue Bell in PetSafe's "Bark For Your Park" Contest and you can help the Township win up to $100,000 for the new dog park at Centre Square Park.

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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.

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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.

Concerts
June 25 Sofa Kings
July 9 The Insiders Band
July 21 Wissahickon Pops
August 13 Amish Outlaws

Movies
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.

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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.

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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
Planning Commission
Tuesday - June 16, 2015
Board of Supervisors'