Events Calendar

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Tuesday - April 04, 2017
Shade Tree Commission
Tuesday - April 04, 2017
Board of Supervisors'
Wednesday - April 12, 2017
Leaf Collection
Wednesday - April 12, 2017
Planning Commission
Tuesday - April 18, 2017
Board of Supervisors'

News

Free Street Tree Program Continues

Mon, Mar 20th, 2017

The Shade Tree Commission is continuing its Free Street Tree Program.

Through this pilot program, a limited number of property owners will be able to obtain a free street tree, 2 inch to 2.5 inch caliper for their property if they meet certain criteria. This program is limited and only one street tree will be provided to the first qualifying candidates.

Please click here to learn more.

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Volunteers Improve Wentz Run Trail

Sat, Mar 11th, 2017

The Wissahickon High School boys lacrosse team and other volunteers completed a morning of community service last Saturday helping improve Wentz Run Trail.

Despite brisk conditions, the team made quick work of breaking brush, moving logs, and spreading nearly 40 cubic yards of wood chips.

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Resident Named Honorary Historian

Sat, Mar 11th, 2017

The Board of Supervisors have named long-time Township resident Bob Whittock as Honorary Township Historian.

Mr. Whittock is a life-long resident of Whitpain having lived here since 1936. As a child, he attended school at the historic 1895 schoolhouse which foreshadowed his love of Township history in later years.

Since his retirement in 1997, Mr. Whittock has written extensively about the history of the Whitpain School System, the Village of Centre Square and the Centre Square Fire Company. He also places American Flags on US Military Veterans graves in the cemeteries at St. John's Church, Boehms' Church and Mt. Pleasant each Memorial Day.

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Police Department Launches Bike Patrol

Sat, Mar 11th, 2017

The Police Department unveiled its new Bicycle Patrol Unit at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors' meeting and thanked Township resident Frank Engro for his generous donation, which helped purchase the bicycles.

The Bicycle Patrol Unit will allow for better policing, improved ability to patrol the Township's trail system, and improved community relations.

"Experience has shown that citizens are more likely to approach a bike patrol officer than even a neighborhood beat officer, optimizing community oriented policing efforts," said Chief Ken Lawson. "Since improved community relations is a key component of this effort, the generous donation from Mr. Engro is particularly meaningful to the Police Department and the Township."

Officers assigned to this unit will receive specialized training, uniforms, and gear. Residents can expect to see the police bicycles out and about this spring.

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Bike Montco Initiative Wants Your Input

Fri, Mar 10th, 2017

Montgomery County wants your input on a new bicycle mobility plan.

The "Bike Montco" plan will focus on four specific types of bicycling opportunities - safe bicycle routes to parks and trails, bicycle mobility in towns/village areas, biking to transit, and biking near colleges and schools. Township Supervisor Fred Conner serves on the "Bike Montco" Steering Committee.

Montgomery County is creating a new bicycle mobility plan and Whitpain Township is all in.

The plan focuses on four specific types of bicycling opportunities - safe bicycle routes to parks and trails, bicycle mobility in towns/village areas, biking to transit, and biking near colleges and schools.

You can use this interactive map to share your favorite biking routes or routes you would like to see improved and identify obstacles or barriers that prevent you from riding safely.

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