What better way to end Local Government Week than a gathering of local, county, state and federal officials?
For the third year, welcomes political officials from Pennsylvania to a legislative breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the township administration building on Stump Road in Montgomeryville.
According to Stacy Crandell, public information coordinator at Montgomery Township, the breakfast is well-attended and productive.
It is open to the public.
The purpose of the breakfast is to discuss issues affecting local communities.
“We are going to end Local Government Week on a high note,” said Crandell. “Representatives from all levels of government will be coming. It should be a good event. Everyone is encouraged to come.”
Officials attending include county Commissioner Bruce Castor Jr., Rep. Todd Stephens and Rep. Kate Harper.
Crandell said there will be representatives present from the offices of Rep. Stewart Greenleaf and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz: Craig Kwiecinski and Pat Beadling, respectively.
The breakfast will begin with a discussion on items of interest from Washington, presented by Kwiecinski.
Items of interest from the state will follow, facilitated by Beadling, Harper and Stephens.
At 9:40 a.m., Castor will discuss items of interest from the county. Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards were invited to the event.
At 9:55 a.m., supervisors Chairman Candyce Chimera, manager Larry Gregan, as well as chairs from volunteer committees and members of the Business Development Partnership, will present items of interest from the township.
Here are some issues identified by supervisors to present to the legislators:
- Stormwater regulations
- Transportation funding
- Increase in prevailing wage exemption
- Public safety and fire protection
- Alternative method to advertise bids, ordinance and meeting schedules
- Radar authorization for local police
- Separations Act
- Unfunded mandates
- Governmental immunity
- Recreation fees
- Mandated union fees
The breakfast will wrap up by 10:15 a.m.
During Local Government Week this week, the township has been inviting area schoolchildren to the township building for tours and demonstrations by the fire and police departments.
Today, Bridle Path Elementary fourth-graders will visit the library during the afternoon.