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Wednesday - September 28, 2016
Leaf Waste Collection
Tuesday - October 04, 2016
Shade Tree Commission
Wednesday - October 05, 2016
Board of Supervisors'
Tuesday - October 11, 2016
Planning Commission
Wednesday - October 12, 2016
Leaf Collection

News

PECO Grant To Help Fund Trail Development

Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

The Township has received a $10,000 grant from PECO Energy as part of the PECO Green Region program.

The grant will be used to help fund a board walk and stepping stones as part of the Wentz Run Trail to the state champion Pignut Hickory tree.

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Township Creates Traffic Task Force

Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

One of the biggest issues facing Whitpain is the headache of traffic.

The Township's geographic position as the "Crossroads of Montgomery County" means that it deals with both east-west and north-south traffic that is moving through the county. To address some issues that come with traffic and traffic safety, the Township has formed a Traffic Task Force.

This Task Force consists of police officers, engineers, public works employees, and administrative staff who comprehensively analyze and address traffic concerns.

"The root cause of our traffic issues come from the lack of capacity on Routes 202 and 73," said Township Manager Roman Pronczak. "As traffic backs-up on these main roadways, frustrated motorists look for shortcuts through our residential roadways which are not designed to handle the volume of traffic."

PennDOT plans to go out to bid for the expansion of 202 and 73 next year or in early 2018. Once this project is completed, residents will see welcomed relief in traffic delays. In the meantime, the Traffic Task Force will seek to address traffic issues while we wait for major relief.

"The long-term solution to our traffic problems is state-funded roadways improvements," said Mr. Pronczak. "However, in the short term, the Township can address issues like signage, traffic signal timing, and enhanced enforcement."

If you have a specific traffic issue or suggestion, please click here to email the Traffic Task Force.

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Township Joins Clean Water Partnership

Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

The Board of Supervisors last week formally agreed to join up to 16 of Whitpain's neighboring municipalities and four waste water treatment plans as charter members of the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership.

This partnership is already providing national expertise and local solutions for the Wissahickon's sediment and phosphorus pollution problems which far exceed federal Clean Water Act standards.

"As a recognized leader in municipal resource conservation, we are delighted to collaborate with our neighbors, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Temple University's Center for Sustainable Communities, the Environmental Finance Center, Montgomery County Planning Commission, and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association," said Supervisor Fred Conner. "Whitpain already has extensive and well-funded plans to continue rehabilitating our section of the creek, but we can't do it alone."

Click here for more on the partnership

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Wissahickon Park Planning Continues

Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

The Board of Supervisors was updated last week on the community partnership that is working to reopen Wissahickon Park in Whitpain's West Ambler Village Area.

The park was closed in 1984 because of concern about the potential risk associated with what became known as the BoRit Asbestos Site. Ever since, the Township's goal has been to reopen the park as soon as the health and safety of the community could be assured. Later this year, EPA will complete its Removal Action and issue a proposed plan for the site's long-term remedial solution.

EPA and the Township remain confident that with careful planning, a community park is compatible with the work being completed. The routine maintenance and oversight required in the restored park will eliminate potential exposure pathways and enhance the permanent remedial solution.

Click here for updated information on the project and the latest renderings

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Night Road Work Scheduled For Rt. 202

Fri, Aug 5th, 2016

Periodic nighttime road work is being performed on the Route 202 right-of-way near Skippack Pike until September 26.

The work will take place from Sunday through Thursday each week. Crews will be working on paving and storm and sanitary sewers. The work is related to the development of Centre Square Commons.

The work may require temporary road and moving lane restrictions but at least one lane will be open at all times.

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