Events Calendar

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Tuesday - November 04, 2014
Election Day
Wednesday - November 05, 2014
Board of Supervisors' Mtg.
Thursday - November 06, 2014
Budget Work Session
Sunday - November 09, 2014
Trails and Tails 5K and 1-Mile Walk
Monday - November 10, 2014
Planning Commission

News

Halloween Safety Tips

Wed, Oct 29th, 2014

We wish everyone a safe Halloween. Here are some tips from the Police Department to keep in mind as you prepare for trick or treating.

For Parents and Guardians

- Please accompany young children on their trick of treat route
- Send older children out with a friend, a watch and a light. Agree on where they will go and when they will return.
- Make sure your child can easily see and walk in their costume. Short costumes will help.
- Put your child in a light-colored costume.
- Give your child a flashlight or light stick to carry
- Keep children away from pets. Even if a child knows a pet, the animal may not recognize a child and could become frightened.
- Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers or swords. Instead, use foam rubber or other soft and flexible material.
- Do not let children carry a lighted torch or candle.
- Give out wrapped candy to trick or treaters.
- Check your child's candy before they eat it.

Tips to Share with Children

- Trick or treat in your neighborhood or an area you know.
- Create a map of your route.
- Stay away from moving cars. Do not walk between parked cars or run across streets.
- Walk, don't run. Use sidewalks or walk facing traffic.
- Stop, look and listen when crossing intersections.
- Be respectful of other people and their property.
- Stop only at well-lighted houses.
- Never go inside a stranger's house.
- Make sure someone checks your candy before you start eating.

Please report any suspicious activity to police by calling 610-279-9033. In an emergency, call 911.

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Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies

Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

The Montgomery County Health Department has confirmed that a raccoon has tested positive for rabies on the 200 block of Penllyn Blue Bell Pike. Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by, or had saliva exposure to a raccoon must receive treatment to prevent this fatal disease. If you, someone in your household, or any of your pets have possibly had contact with a raccoon or any other stray or wild animal, immediately call the Montgomery County Health Department, Division of Communicable Disease Control at 610-278-5117.

If you see an animal acting strangely, please contact the Whitpain Police Department at 610-279-9033. In the event of an emergency, always dial 9-1-1.

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Whitpain Receives Sustainability Award

Thu, Sep 11th, 2014

Earlier this week, the Township was recognized by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVFTMA) with a Sustainability Award. Awards were given to organizations including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, developers, health care institutions, engineering firms, municipalities and business improvement districts that represent over 165,000 employees.

"It was an honor to receive the award on behalf of the Township," said Township Engineer Jim Blanch. "Only 4 municipalities were recognized, so we are in some very good company."

For more information on the award and GVFTMA, click here.

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