Lansdale Councilman Denton Burnell lays out his opinion on the borough hall plans.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Mayor Andy Szekely offers his take on the decision of whether or not to demolish Lansdale's borough hall.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Three sought in grocery store thefts, high school student seriously hurt in crash also make headlines.
The 20-year-old victim was trying to hop a fence separating the two tracks on Thursday evening when he was struck by a westbound train. The senior at the regional Catholic high school in Upper Providence Township was on her way home through Limerick Township when she was involved in a head-on collision. A Lansdale Borough Police officer fired in June 2010 for failing to appear at a preliminary hearing — and allegedly lying during Loudermill hearings with borough police officials and administrators as to why he missed the hearing — had his job reinstated by a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge in January. The borough is appealing. A car traveling along the Pennsylvania Turnpike lost control and ended up falling 65 feet below, …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A website redesign is on the horizon in Lansdale Borough, as two commissions implement the branding touchpoints from the recent brand narrative and platform. Local designers, and national designers, can submit a Request for Proposal
Lansdale Borough knows its website stinks. It's no surprise then — now that the 100-plus-page branding narrative and platform from North Star Destination Strategies is in the hands of borough council and committeemembers — that a facelift of www.lansdale.org is a major branding touchpoint to be implemented ASAP. "It's not easy," said Communication Commission Chairman Denton Burnell Monday night at the joint session with the borough Economic Development Committee, "but we absolutely have to tackle it now 100 percent. We have to throw out the old and start over." Suggestions were made at the final presentation on the branding initiative by North Star of what a website could look like. Even Burnell designed a mock-up of a revised website at …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
See how your faves fared during the December health inspections in Lansdale Borough.
The Montgomery County Health Department in November conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Lansdale area. 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.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The vacant seat left by the resignation of former Lansdale Borough Council Vice President Paul Clemente is up for grabs. The borough accepted letters of interest until Dec. 31, 2012, with an appointment on Jan. 16
Come January 16, the battle for the open seat on Lansdale Borough Council comes down to two Ward One residents: Jason Van Dame and Jeffrey Howard. Council President Matt West informed Patch that the borough received two letters of interest for the open Ward One seat, vacated by the resignation on Dec. 31, 2012 of Vice President Paul Clemente. Van Dame is a resident of Jenkins Avenue. Howard is a resident of South Chestnut Street. West said that, as of Wednesday, there are no plans to extend the due date. Council will appoint either Van Dame or Howard to the vacant seat at its Jan. 16 action meeting. Whoever is appointed will fulfill Clemente's term, ending Dec. 31, 2013.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Borough Manager Timi Kirchner now has a document that guides her, as it relates to management of employees and staff in Lansdale
Employees of Lansdale Borough, present and future, now have a document that outlines the guidelines, policies and procedures that impact their employment — a personnel policy manual. Yet the policy does more than that — it now guides the borough manager as it relates to management of that personnel in the borough. Borough council last week unanimously adopted the 79-page policy manual, which is a major facet of the recently completed human resources study by N.J. Hess Associates of Hummelstown, PA. Before now, there was no human resources management system in Lansdale Borough. Borough Manager Timi Kirchner presented the final version of the policy manual to council last week. Kirchner said that, under the borough code, the management of …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Lansdale Patch readers took to the site to express their opinions for or against the new Landale branding initiative
The Lansdale branding initiative — logo, tagline, research and all — has been in effect for five days. Since then, Lansdale staff has seen the recommendations and how to implement the brand moving forward over the next two years. Lansdale council and the borough manager have recently responded to criticisms from residents and non-residents alike, and even outlined the goals in a brand narrative. Those criticisms were expressed by Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch fans and Facebook followers over the past week. Want to know what people are saying about Lansdale's new branding package? You can read the first post and comment thread here. A second posting and response on the branding can be read here. The third and most recent posting can be …
Council President Matt West, Borough Manager Timi Kirchner, Communications Commission Chairman Denton Burnell and Economic Development Committee Chairwoman Mary Fuller respond to the harsh community response on the new branding package for Lansdale
Since North Star Destination Strategies' reviewed its $68,000 branding initiative with the Lansdale Borough Economic Development Committee and Communications Commission on Monday night, residents and non-residents alike have taken to Facebook and the water cooler to support or criticize the results. On Wednesday night, councilmembers and the borough manager responded to many of the criticisms they have been facing since Monday. "A few of you were there Monday night as the borough revealed our brand, and reading the articles, being there, reading many of the comments online, listening to folks around the neighborhood, I felt it necessary to talk about the brand tonight," said council President Matt West. West said the top question he has …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
North Star Destination Strategies, of Tennessee, reviewed its recommendations Monday night on how Lansdale can implement the results of a branding study. The borough's new slogan: Life In Motion
After Monday night — and a $68,000 branding initiative cost — Memphis, Tennessee's North Star Destination Strategies' recommendations for Lansdale's future branding are "in motion." North Star Vice President Ed Barlow reviewed his firm's final recommendations in the branding initiative with the borough's Economic Development Committee and Communications Commission. "Lansdale: Life in Motion" is the new motto for the borough. However, the motto can be interchangeable and flexible, as local businesses and organizations are encouraged to use the new motto and logo in merchandising and marketing. For instance, "Lansdale: Health in Motion" on health-related paraphernalia. How about a "Lansdale: Dogs in Motion" branded Frisbee? The ideas are, …