Events Calendar

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Wednesday - August 20, 2014
Board of Appeals
Thursday - August 21, 2014
Zoning Hearing Board
Wednesday - August 27, 2014
Leaf Waste Collection
Monday - September 01, 2014
Township Holiday
Tuesday - September 02, 2014
Board of Supervisors' Mtg.

News

Remember To Call Before You Dig

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014

August 11 was National Call Before You Dig Day. The day is intended to remind everyone to call before digging.

Nationwide, an underground utility line is struck every eight minutes because digging occurs without first calling 811. Whether you are planting a tree, installing a pool or laying a foundation, every diggins project requires you to call 811 three days in advance.

When calling 811, you are connected to the PA One Call System and can provide information on your project. PA One Call then notifies local utilities.

Please remember to call 811 before you dig.

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Township Going Greener

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014

As part of an ongoing move toward improved energy efficiency and sustainability, the Township's Public Works Department installed energy efficient outdoor lighting at the Township Building Complex this week. The new fixtures are not only more environmentally friendly, but will last longer and shine brighter than the old fixtures.

This project is part of a larger move toward energy efficiency. When mechanical or building products reach the end of their useful life, they are replaced with a more energy efficient option. Other upgrades at the Township Building include motion sensing interior lighting, solar powered attic fans for cooling, a more energy efficient HVAC unit, and new windows.

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Whitpain Remembers Ambler Mayor Bud Wahl

Mon, Aug 11th, 2014

The greater Ambler Area lost a highly effective leader and very good man last week with the passing of Mayor Bud Wahl. In his passing, Whitpain Township lost a former resident and great friend. Along with countless others in the area, we remember Mayor Wahl as a selfless champion of all that is good and all that could be even better in our contiguous communities.

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What Is Going On At the Manor House?

Tue, Aug 5th, 2014

If you have been to Prophecy Creek Park in the past few weeks, you probably noticed some construction around the Manor House. Crews there are expanding the parking area and installing a new storm-water management system. This project was planned as part of the original public-private partnership agreement between the Township and Weddings by the Pond. For more about this unique partnership which directly benefits Whitpain's Park & Open Space system, please click here.

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LiveSTRONG Challenge In Whitpain August 17

Tue, Aug 5th, 2014

On Sunday, August 17, the Montgomery County Community College will again be hosting the LiveSTRONG Challenge.

This event will include a 5K walk/run, a 10K run and bike rides of varying lengths. The starting point of all events will be the Morris Road lot of MCCC. This will be the ninth year for this event.

The 10K run will start at 7:30 am from the Morris Road lot and will proceed through Normandy Drive and into Lower Gwynedd Township. They will return to the Township from School Road and will make their way through Blue Bell Knoll and back to MCCC.

The 5K walk/run will begin at 7:45 am in the Morris Road lot of MCCC and will proceed through Normandy of Blue Bell. They will return to MCCC via Plymouth Road and Morris Road.

Due to the number of runners participating in these events, we ask that you please not park any vehicles on the roadway along the course route, so there is enough room for the runners to get through.

The bike rides will leave the college in waves beginning at 9:30 am, and will travel through sections of Montgomery County and then back to MCCC to end their event. There will be some traffic control provided at specific locations due to the large amount of riders on local roads. Morris Road will be closed to vehicle traffic between DeKalb Pike and Cathcart Road on Sunday from 6 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Also, much of Cathcart Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.

There may be some other restrictions on vehicle traffic during the 5K/10K events, and we ask that you be aware of the increased foot traffic coming through the neighborhoods. We would appreciate anyone who would come out and cheer on the runners. Many of the participants and volunteers are cancer survivors.

If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Cathy Penecale at 610-279-9033. Click here for additional information on the LiveSTRONG Challenge.

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