Board Meeting Cancelled
Thu, May 28th, 2015
The Board of Supervisors' meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 has been cancelled. The Board will meet again on June 16 where discussion on the Meadowlands proposal will continue.
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. 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.
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.
Important Pedestrian Link Completed
Fri, May 29th, 2015
Crews recently completed laying a 277-foot section of sidewalk connecting the existing sidewalk on Norristown Road to the Narcissa Road Trail.
This new section of sidewalk provides a key link allowing pedestrians to walk from Prophecy Creek Park to the corporate offices near the 5-Points intersection.
"With each connection we make we come closer to achieving our long-standing goal to have a Township-wide trail network linking neighborhoods to community facilities and open spaces," said Parks and Recreation Director Kurt Baker. "The Board of Supervisors, the Park and Open Space Board, and Township staff members remain committed to achieving a walkable Whitpain."
The sidewalk project was paid for by a developer as part of a land development approval.
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.
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.
June 25 Sofa Kings
July 9 The Insiders Band
July 21 Wissahickon Pops
August 13 Amish Outlaws
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.
|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
|Tuesday - June 16, 2015
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