Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lansdale Borough Council recognizes bimonthly the employees of Lansdale and their tenures in the borough.
It was that time again at Lansdale Borough Council Wednesday—A bit of recognition for longtime borough employees. Council President Matt West and borough Manager Timi Kirchner congratulated and applauded each employee as he or she was recognized for their anniversaries. Each name and time of service was usually met with awe from the public. The employee recognized for the longest tenure in Lansdale was electric department employee John Hawley at 45 years with the borough. Close behind, at 35 years, was wastewater treatment plant director Dan Shinskie. Ed Lindinger, of the electric department, celebrated 25 years of service with Lansdale. Joining him at the 25-year mark was public works employee Ed Goetz. Denise Brackin has spent a decade …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Two seats are open in Ward One for Lansdale Borough Council, including that of council Vice President Mary Fuller. Three Democrats are vying for the most votes to make it to the General Election to challenge two Republicans.
Two seats are up for grabs in Ward One on Lansdale Borough Council, and one of them belongs to Vice President Mary Fuller. The Democratic councilwoman—who chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Economic Development Committee—is facing a challenge this year from newcomers Jeff Howard and Joe Wolf. After May 21, there can be only two. The two Democrats with the most votes on the Primary will move on to challenge Republican contenders Michele Coyle and Jean Fritz, and Independent Jason Van Dame, in the November election. The Lansdale First Political Action Committee and the Lansdale Democratic Committee endorsed Fuller. Howard is also endorsed by the Lansdale Democratic Committee, as well as the Friends of Lansdale PAC. Wolf is …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Hello Lansdale. My name is Leon Angelichio and I am running as a candidate for borough council in Ward 3. I want to serve you. As an introduction, I would like to tell you that I was born and raised in the North Penn area, have owned a home in the borough for the last 12 years, raised my children here, centered my business here, and continue to be an active member of the Lansdale Democratic Committee as its elected vice-chairman. I can bring to council my experience of running a successful service business that is driven by customer satisfaction and the knowledge of the financial world that has made my business successful. I promise that I will work hard to serve you, the public, to the best of my ability and to listen to and work on …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Lansdale Borough and Equus Capital Partners may be forward thinking in their transit-oriented Madison Lot Redevelopment project, per a report from CoStar on multifamily living.
Friday, April 12
A transit-oriented project gaining speed in Lansdale may prove to be forward thinking for the borough and developer Equus Capital Partners. A report by commercial real estate information company CoStar shows an increase of multifamily projects in walking distance of rail and bus line between 2000 and 2013. According to CoStar’s Third Quarter 2012 Multifamily Review and Outlook, between 2000 and 2010, new apartment units made up less than 20 percent of transit-oriented development in the United States. Today, that number is at 42 percent, according to the report. Analysts found these developments demand higher rent premiums and offer higher occupancies. The rent is affordable, according to the article, because renters don’t have added …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lansdale Parking Authority member Tom Work, who is running for council on the Republican ticket in Ward Two, tells why he voted against the Madison Lot Redevelopment.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Lansdale Borough is seeking applicants locally and nationally for its holistic redesign of www.lansdale.org. Requests for Proposals are due April 19 to Lansdale Borough at 1 Vine St.
Local and national website designers will have a chance, starting Friday through April 19, to submit proposals for the desperate facelift of Lansdale Borough's online brand. "Something had to be done about it," said Councilman and Communication Commission Chair Denton Burnell at Wednesday night's council session. "We're going to take a holistic approach. It's not simply about making the website look better; it's really in how we organize the content that's there, how to ... extend and adapt and improve the site as we grow as a borough." Borough Manager Timi Kirchner announced Wednesday night that a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be finalized on Friday, opening up bids from interested firms for the next 30 days. "A municipality's website …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lansdale Police Chief Robert McDyre told the public safety committee this month that Montgomery County will finance the radios at zero percent interest. Lansdale is expected to buy 40 radios at around $4,000 a piece.
Lansdale Police will be saving about $30,000 when it upgrades to new digital radios in 2014, thanks to a negotiation made between Motorola and Montgomery County. Lansdale Police are poised to buy 30 handheld radios and 10 mobile radios for its vehicles, for anywhere between $4,000 to $4,500 each. Lansdale Police Chief Robert McDyre said the new estimated department cost of around $170,000 is about $30,000 cheaper than first estimated. He said that was made possible via a deal between provider Motorola and the county. At one time, Motorola was edging closer to $7,000 a unit, he said. "The good news in it is (the county) was able to negotiate a great price with Motorola where prices are frozen back in tme. It will be a little cheaper," …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Those renting in Lansdale might want to take a look at what those around them are paying.
If you rent in the Lansdale area, you may be interested to know that your monthly rent might be higher than your neighbors. A website called RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com has broken down these facts into a very digestable, detailed, yet understandable interactive map. Do you want to know what the renters "next door" are paying? Do you need to beef up your negotiations with your landlord? This map can help. As you can see from the image, those in Lansdale are fairly divided. According to the site, the map uses data from Census reports. "All data comes from the 2007 to 2011 American Community Survey. The statewide middle range covers Census Tracts which have a median monthly rent higher than the lowest 40 percent - and lower than the highest 40 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Montgomery County Health Department in February conducted inspections of food-service establishments. Here are the public inspection reports
The Montgomery County Health Department in December conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Lansdale Borough. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report. Lansdale Borough Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LansdalePatch| Follow us on Instagram | Check out our YouTube page|
Friday, February 15, 2013
The borough Communication Commission reported that a little more than 1,700 surveys were taken out of 8,000 utility customers. Chairman Denton Burnell said that number is 'statistically significant' based on the population.
During the 2012 annual report of the Lansdale Communication Commission Monday night, Chairman Denton Burnell revealed that single trash hauler surveys were sent out to nearly 8,000 utility customers, with more than 1,700 coming back for review, or 21 percent of customers responding. While the number may be one-fifth of the population of Lansdale, Burnell said that result is more than "statistically significant." "For it to be statistically significant, for our population, it's about 400, even less than that," Burnell said. "There are some demographic considerations, but that number is so large against our basic population." The borough is in the midst of assessing whether to move residential customers only to a single trash hauler. Now, …