Towamencin Township Supervisors plan to ask the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to change the name of the Lansdale interchange of Interstate 476 to Kulpsville.
Lansdale Borough says not so fast.
According to The Reporter Online, Towamencin Township Supervisors Chairman Dan Littley said supervisors expect the PTC to agree with the request and revert the name back to Kulpsville as it was up until the late 1970s.
Littley was quoted in The Reporter as such:
“Too many officials come to this community and welcome everyone to Lansdale. We are not Lansdale.”
At the June 20 Lansdale Borough Council meeting, councilman Jack Hansen proposed a vote for the borough to lobby Harrisburg to prevent the name change.
Council then voted unanimously to do just that.
"Lansdale is becoming a destination. We are in the middle of revitalization. People know where Lansdale is because they see it on the map with the interchange of the turnpike," Hansen said. "I move that borough council and the borough manager lobby our representatives in Harrisburg to maintain the name of Lansdale."
The motion was seconded by councilman Dan Dunigan.
"Why not?" he said.
Council President Matt West liked the idea proposed by Hansen.
"I fully support that," West said.
Littley said he had no comment until he sees Lansdale's resolution.