Events Calendar

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Tuesday - April 21, 2015
Board of Supervisors'
Thursday - April 23, 2015
Earth Day Celebration
Sunday - April 26, 2015
Shade Tree Commission Tree Giveaway
Tuesday - May 05, 2015
Board of Supervisors'
Saturday - May 09, 2015
Paper Shredding Event

News

Whitpain Again Named Tree City

Thu, Apr 16th, 2015

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Whitpain a 2014 Tree City, the 20th consecutive year that the Township has received the honor.

The Tree City designation recognizes the Township's commitment to urban forest management. The Township also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care.

"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Whitpain make smart investments in urban forests," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.

Supervisors Chairman Fred Conner said tree care remains a priority for the Township and highlighted the efforts of the Shade Tree Commission.

"In words and in actions, our Shade Tree Commission has been a advocate for the environment in Whitpain and we can't thank them enough," he said.

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Expect Delays On Morris Road

Sat, Apr 11th, 2015

Over the next few weeks, motorists can expect some lane restrictions on Morris Road between Cathcart Road. and Ginko Drive as crews from PECO and North Wales Water work on relocating underground utilities.

The lane restrictions will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. At least one lane will be passable during the construction. Crews will be on hand to direct traffic.

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Police Department Recognizes Service To Community

Sat, Apr 11th, 2015

At the April 7 Board of Supervisors meeting, Police Chief Mark Smith presented the following police commendations:

Ready Commendation

Sergeant Jay Pratt was recognized for achieving 25 outstanding years of service and dedication to the citizens of Whitpain Township.

Civilian Service

Phillip Mandrack, a foreman for Glasgow, was recognized for his actions at a work-site medical emergency last year. His crew was resurfacing part of North Wales Road when a fellow employee was pinned between two construction vehicles. Mandrack administered immediate medical attention to the injured employee until police and EMS crews arrived on scene. His actions greatly contributed to saving the victim's life.

Meritorious Service

Officers Brian Sweisfurth and George Frost from Whitpain and Sergeant Brian Wagner and Officer Todd Jordan from Plymouth Township were recognized for subduing and arresting a dangerous, knife-wielding suspect this past August.

Click here to see photos of the recipients 

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Supervisors Act On Meadowlands Country Club Proposal

Sat, Apr 11th, 2015

The Board of Supervisors approved a resolution on Tuesday agreeing in principle to an agreement that would place a permanent conservation easement over all 128 acres of Meadowlands Country Club.

The agreement in principle also includes an option for the Township to buy the property outright for $1 at a future date. Details of the agreement in principle can be found by clicking here,

A final agreement is subject to conditions and finalization by the Township's Solicitor and attorneys for Meadowlands. The final agreement must be approved by the club and then by the Board of Supervisors.

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Drafting Of Comprehensive Plan To Begin

Fri, Mar 27th, 2015

The last of four Comprehensive Plan Town Hall Meetings was held at Centre Square Fire Company on Wednesday.

The meeting focused on recreation and featured guest speaker Drew Gilchrist, Regional Advisor, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In addition to discussing recreation, the meeting also profiled the West Ambler village area.

The Comprehensive Plan Committee will turn its attention to creating a draft comprehensive plan based on the feedback received during the town hall meetings and in our survey. If you haven't taken the survey yet, please click here.

The committee will meet once again on Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Township Building. All committee meetings are open to the public.

Click here to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan.

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