Events Calendar

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Monday - May 30, 2016
Township Holiday
Tuesday - June 07, 2016
Shade Tree Commission
Monday - June 13, 2016
WPA Golf Outing
Tuesday - June 14, 2016
Planning Commission
Wednesday - June 15, 2016
Parks & Open Space

News

Second Alarmers Recognized During EMS Week

Thu, May 19th, 2016

The Board of Supervisors recently recognized the Second Alarmers Rescue Squad (SARS) as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

Second Alarmers' Whitpain Station handles approximately 1,400 calls annually. SARS was recently awarded the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Recognition Award.

EMS Week expresses appreciation for the lifesaving services EMS personnel provide our communities all year long. This year is the 50th anniversary of modern EMS.

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Supervisors Honor Business And Church

Thu, May 19th, 2016

At Tuesday's meeting, the Board of Supervisors recognized Boehm's Church and Baird/The Foley Hillsley Group with proclamations.

Boehm's Church was recognized for its historical significance as one of the oldest churches in the Township.

The Foley Hillsley Group, which recently relocated to Blue Bell, was honored for its tremendous charitable impact in raising awareness and helping add names to the National Bone Marrow Registry. This will mark the fourth consecutive year the Foley Hillsley Group has been the lead sponsor of the Whitpain Community Festival.

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Supervisors Seek Tax Reform Bill In Harrisburg

Thu, May 19th, 2016

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging the Pennsylvania Legislature to reform the Sterling Act, which permits the City of Philadelphia to collect wage taxes from residents and non-residents working in the city.

Unlike the Local Tax Enabling Act, a loophole in the Sterling Act does not require Philadelphia to remit any portion of the wage tax to the municipality in which the taxpayer resides.

"This inequity in the tax structure means that Whitpain residents working in Philadelphia won't see any portion of their wage tax returned to their home municipality where it can be used for infrastructure improvements, public safety, and open space preservation," said Vice Chairman Melissa Murphy Weber. "We are simply asking for changes that would result in one percent of the wage tax that Whitpain residents pay to Philadelphia being returned to the Township."

Other municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery County have joined a growing chorus of voices seeking legislative reform to the Sterling Act.

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Concerts And Movies Coming Soon

Mon, May 16th, 2016

The Townhip's annual Summer Concert and Movie Series returns beginning June 21 with a slate featuring something for all ages.

The free series is held at Wentz Run Park and is sponsored by Einstein Medical Center Montgomery and Genisys Credit Union.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Chairs are placed out and available first-come, first served. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels, candy and beverages are sold in the Parks and Recreation tent.

Movies begin at dusk. Bring your own blanket or camping chair and come early to get a good spot.

Schedule

June 21 Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2
June 30 Concert: The Sofa Kings
July 12 Movie: The Goosebumps
July 21 Concert: The Amish Outlaws
July 26 Movie: Minions
August 2 Movie: Norm of the North
August 11 Concert: The Insiders Band
Sept. 16 Drive-In Movie (To Be Announced)

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Arrest in String of Burglaries

Thu, May 12th, 2016

On Wednesday afternoon, May 11, Whitpain Police Detectives identify and took a subject into custody who was wanted for numerous area burglaries. We would like to thank the public and media for their valuable assistance in this matter.

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