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Township Honored With Award

Fri, Sep 22nd, 2017

Earlier this week, the Township was recognized by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVFTMA) with a Gold Level Traffic Demand Management (TDM) award.

Awards were given to organizations including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, health care institutions, and municipalities that represent over 55,000 employees.

"We were honored to be recognized as part of this event," said Township Sustainability Coordinator Greg Klucharich. "The Township's efforts in encouraging employees to seek alternative means of transportation to and from work, including biking, walking, carpooling, and using public transportation helped us receive this award."

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Protect Your Trees From Deer Rub

Mon, Sep 18th, 2017

As we enter the fall season, it is an important time to take steps to protect trees, especially young trees, against possible damage from "deer rub." This occurs when male deer rub against trees to remove velvet from their antlers. This can cause major damage to young trees as these trees have very thin bark which offers little protection to the tree's vascular system.

One way to protect young trees is to place fencing or barriers around the trunk. Another option is to split a corrugated plastic drainpipe and place it around the trunk. At this year's annual Shade Tree Giveaway, the Shade Tree Commission gave away corrugated plastic pipe to protect the free shade trees that were distributed.

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Interim Boys & Girls Club Opens

Thu, Sep 7th, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, the Board of Supervisors joined with the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girl Club for the ribbon cutting of the Club's new interim facility on Maple Avenue in West Ambler.

To celebrate the facility's grand opening, students were accompanied by Centre Square Fire Company Fire Trucks and Whitpain Township Police vehicles as they marched down Maple Avenue from the Daniel W. Dowling American Legion Post to the Club.

"Whitpain was delighted to stand with the exceptionally dedicated professionals of the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Clubs and all our partners to open a truly game-changing resource for the community," said Whitpain Board Chair Melissa Murphy Weber. "West Ambler's "new kind of factory" will be building great futures for generations."

The new facility, which is over 7,000 square feet, consists of several modular building which are located on Township-owned property. This larger interim facility will allow the Boys & Girls Club to expand its offering and serve more students from the Wissahickon School District.

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Supervisors Hear Informal Presentation On Retirement Community

Wed, Sep 6th, 2017

At Tuesday's Board meeting, representatives from the Hawthorn Retirement Group and Columbia/Wegman Acquisition gave an informal presentation on a potential land development proposal on the south side of Skippack Pike at Meehan Boulevard in front of Whitpain Hills.

The potential land development proposal concerns the development of a retirement and assisted living and memory care community.

It is important to note that this meeting was for informational purposes only, as no formal application has been submitted for review. If the project proceeds, the review process will follow the normal course, which starts with a review by the Township's Planning Commission.

Click Here to view the presentation.

Click Here to view an associated traffic study.

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Interim Clubhouse Planned For Boys And Girls Club

Mon, Jun 12th, 2017

The Township hosted a community meeting in West Ambler last Tuesday to discuss updates on revitalizations efforts, sidewalk improvements and the Wissahickon Valley Boys and Girls Club.

At the meeting, the Boys and Girls Club announced plans to create an interim club house on Township-owned lots on Maple Avenue.

The interim clubhouse will be located in modular buildings while efforts to open a permanent home for the Boys and Girls Club continue. The interim facility will open in mid-September.

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