Monday, May 23, 2011
The township has applied for a grant through the Montgomery County Act 147 Radiation Emergency Response Program
In the event of displacement during a nuclear emergency, Montgomery Township residents should seek shelter at Montgomery Mall. Because of that plan, Montgomery Township is eligible to receive a grant from the Montgomery County Act 147 Radiation Emergency Response Program. Bill Brightcliffe, township director of fire services and emergency management coordinator, told supervisors at a recent meeting that the grant’s intent is to develop and maintain a comprehensive, multi-agency emergency response plan for areas surrounding each nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Montgomery Township, he said, participates in the annual Limerick Generating Station drill by having the mall serve as a reception center for displaced residents during an …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
If successful, the township intends to bring certain handicapped-ramps up to new standards.
Montgomery Township is ramping up to apply for some much-needed funding to help those with disabilities. The township intends to send an application to the Montgomery County Housing and Community Development office, seeking to participate in the Block Grant program. The county received an estimated $3.5 million this year for the program, and to qualify for the grant, a project must meet one of the following three national objectives: The township applied for the grant last year, seeking to secure funding to assist with the installment and replacement of handicapped-ramps throughout the township. However, the application was denied due to the county focusing its efforts on nonresidential areas. Assuming the application will fare better this…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Supervisors also accepted the certification and training of volunteers and fire police members for 2011
The jobs of the men and women of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township got a little boost recently by supervisors. The Fire Department of Montgomery Township has received new funding in order to purchase emergency equipment, and it has also notified supervisors that all volunteer firefighters and fire police members are trained and certified for 2011. At a recent supervisors meeting, supervisors accepted information on certification and training of department personnel. Director of Fire Services Bill Brightcliffe said per the Fire Services Agreement with the township, the fire department annually submits a letter from the fire chief to certify to the board that the volunteers and fire police members responding to calls for emergency …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Money will go toward hiring a market manager
The Lansdale Farmers Market has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to hire a market manager for 2011. "The hiring of our first paid position is a big step as we enter our third season this spring," said Molly Daveler from the farmers market. Applications are being accepted through March 1. Read more about it at TheReporterOnline.com.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Rep. Allyson Schwartz appeared at ceremony Monday morning to celebrate groundbreaking on $3M streetscape project
The facelift for Lansdale is on. On a balmy, freezing Monday morning at Railroad Plaza, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Lansdale Borough council, mayor Andy Szekely and manager Timi Kirchner broke ground on the $2.36 million streetscape project in the downtown borough. In 18 months, the telephone poles and overhead wires in Madison lot will be buried underground, the sidewalks will be new, the street trees will take new roots and streetlights will be more efficient and brighter. The $3.2 million project is funded through multiple federal and state grants. Kirchner called the project “long awaited” during the introduction to the groundbreaking Monday. “We also have to honor Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz who, as our representative, worked …