Events Calendar

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Wednesday - December 24, 2014
Township Holiday
Thursday - December 25, 2014
Township Holiday
Wednesday - December 31, 2014
Township Holiday
Thursday - January 01, 2015
Township Holiday
Monday - January 05, 2015
Board of Supervisors' Mtg.

News

Shade Tree Commission Beautifies Library

Thu, Dec 11th, 2014

The Township's Shade Tree Commission recently completed a beautification project at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library Blue Bell Branch.

As part of the project, 13 new trees were planted in the library's parking lot and 4 dead trees were removed.

"This was a rewarding project," said Shade Tree Commission Member Andy Meehan. "We were able to partner with the library to improve the aesthetic appeal of their parking lot by planting native tree species that are ideally suited to our climate."

This project was one of many that the volunteer commission completes throughout the year. They also sponsor a tree giveaway in the spring for Township residents and participate in the Township's annual Earth Day festivities to name a few.

Click here for more information on the Shade Tree Commission

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2015 Budget Adopted

Fri, Dec 5th, 2014

The Board of Supervisors has adopted the Township's 2015 budget, which again maintains the current tax rates.

The December 2 action by the Board concludes a yearlong process involving the Supervisors, Township staff and members of volunteer boards and commissions.

The $13 million budget maintains the current real estate tax rate in the Township for the fifth consecutive year. Based on current projections, no increase is anticipated for the next four years.

"We work very hard to run an efficient and effective organization that serves all who live in, work in and enjoy Whitpain," said Supervisor Chairman Fred Conner. "We are very pleased to have a budget in place that enables us to continue our efforts while holding taxes steady."

Click here for the 2015 Budget Presentation

Click here for the 2015 Budget Summary

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19th Annual Lt. Patty Simons Law Enforcement Food Drive Underway

Thu, Nov 20th, 2014

The Police Department is again supporting the 19th Annual Lt. Patty Simons Law Enforcement Food Drive.

Donations of non-perishable food items can be made in the lobby of the Police Station off Wentz Road until December 17. Click here for a list of drop off locations.

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Township Receives Award For Financial Reporting

Wed, Oct 8th, 2014

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Township a 2013 GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

The award is the highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

"As I've had the pleasure of saying the last couple of years heading into our public budget work sessions, knowing that the Township's financial reporting system has again been recognized for excellence adds a tremendous amount of confidence to our budget process and projections," commented Board Chairman Fred Conner.

"In fact, similar to last year when just 25 out of Pennsylvania's over 2,500 municipalities and just 1,913 municipalities across all of the U.S. received similar recognition, Whitpain is fortunate indeed to have the team of professionals we have accounting for our financial resources."

For more information on other GFOA Certificate of Achievement winners, please click here.

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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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