Monday, March 11, 2013
Last month, the township's bond underwriters sold $8 million in bonds, in order to fund the construction of a recreation community center and refund a portion of a $5.5 million 2012 bond.
Montgomery Township last month has increased its indebtedness by $8,745,000 through the sale of bonds that will be applied to the construction of a recreation community center and the refunding of a $5.5 million bond from 2012. Finance Director Shannon Drosnock said the increase of indebtedness of Montgomery Township could not exceed $10 million through a 2013 bond offering. "Proceeds of this bond offering will be used for two principal purposes: finance certain capital improvement projets in the township, including the design, construction and equipping of a recreation community center, and to refund a portion of the township's general obligation note series 2012," she said. That 2012 general obligation bond totaled $5.5 million, of which…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Old Navy, along with organizations like North Penn PAL and North Penn YMCA, and area businesses like Chantilly Floral, Theraplay and Cardano Realtors, held a bake sale fundraiser for Matthew Knoebel and his family
It was a case of come one, come all when local shoppers and supporters stopped in Old Navy at Airport Square in Montgomery Township Saturday for a bake sale fundraiser to support Matthew Knoebel, 13, and his family. Knoebel, a Penndale Middle Schooler, is battling acute myeloid leukemia and is awaiting a bone marrow transplant this month. Old Navy brought out businesses like Cardano Realtors, Chantilly Floral Boutique, Theraplay and Wells Fargo to support the cause. North Penn YMCA had a table at the store, as did North Penn Police Activities League. There was also a face painting table in the back of the store manned by associate Ali Moore. Tables were set up around the store for the entire business day. Assistant store manager Aisha …
A look back on our region's history via 'Old Images of Montgomery County' on Facebook
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, March 4
This week's look back in time is at a very familiar intersection in Montgomery Township. This photo, courtesy of "Old Images of Montgomery County PA," is of Five Points then and now, looking down Horsham Road toward North wales Road. The photo was posted by Jimmy Fessler, according to the post. What do you remember of Five Points? Tell us in the comments! See more old North Penn photos at the "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" page on Facebook.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Two accidents Saturday afternoon in Towamencin Township and Montgomery Township resulted in Medevac for injured individuals.
Two major accidents with entrapment occurred Saturday at opposite ends of the North Penn School District. At around 2:15 p.m., Fire Department of Montgomery Township responded to a vehicle accident at Route 309 and Hartman Road. The accident closed northbound 309 for more than two hours. The vehicle was found on its side, with one person trapped, according to MontcoAlerts. JeffStat was called in to transport the injured individual. Around the same time, a major accident closed Old Forty Foot Road on the 2000 block in Towamencin Township. A vehicle hit a tree and overturned, trapping two individuals and leaving one of them unconscious, according to Towamencin Township Fire reports. Stay tuned for more details.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The development would be located on an 11-acre parcel owned by John Pileggi, which is now a tree farm. The parcel is at County Line Road, Limekiln Pike and Lower State Road in Montgomery Township
Montgomery Township Supervisors voted 4-0 Monday night to approve a conditional use application by John Pileggi to develop an 18 single-family detached homes on a triangular parcel and current tree farm at County Line Road, Limekiln Pike and Lower State Road. Supervisor Robert Birch was absent from the meeting. The development would also realign Lower State Road to a 90-degree angle with Limekiln Pike. According to civil engineer Richard Stoneback, the property is near where the Neshaminy Creek crosses Limekiln Pike. Stoneback said the original portion of Lower State Road would be one-way eastbound. The new aligned Lower State Road would intersect with the old Lower State Road, with a stop sign stopping traffic on the one-way portion of …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Facebook group 'Old Images of Montgomery County' featured a few photos of the old mart on Horsham Road in Montgomery Township
Here's a photo of the old entrance to the Montgomeryville Mart, courtesy of Old Images of Montgomery County on Facebook. The mart existed on the site where Home Depot and OfficeMax are located on Horsham Road. It was destroyed by a fire in October 1991, according to this report. Do you remember the Montgomeryville Mart? Let us know your memories in the comments.
Friday, February 22, 2013
A black-and-white mixed breed male dog was found near Babies R Us in Montgomery Township Thursday
Animal Medical Center in Trappe is attempting to return a found 7-month-old black-and-white neutered mixed breed male dog to his owner. The dog was found by Babies R Us on Route 309 in Montgomery Township on Thursday. The dog was brought to the Trappe veterinary hospital to check for a microchip, but he does not have one, according to a Facebook post. If you know the owner, or if you want to help, contact Animal Medical Center at 610-489-8982. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LansdalePatch| Follow us on Instagram | Check out our YouTube page|
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Montgomery Township supervisors on Monday recognized 16 members of the volunteer Fire Department of Montgomery Township who were founding or charter members of the organization.
On July 22, 2012, the volunteer Fire Department of Montgomery Township celebrated its 10th anniversary. According to Director of Fire Services Rick Lesniak, on that date in 2002, the supervisors created the township fire department via resolution. In a decade, members have come and gone — but 16 founding members have remained dedicated to serving and protecting the public. On Monday night, Montgomery Township Supervisors recognized those founding members whom have maintained active memberships in the department: "It takes a lot of courage to do what you did 10 years ago," said supervisors Chairman Joseph Walsh. "We appreciate your volunteer work and keeping the town safe. We can't say enough. We appreciate everything you do. You've done …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Montgomery Commons Shopping Center, Giant, Costco, Saladworks, and Ooka just some of the Montgomeryville food service establishments inspected by the Montgomery County Department of Health
The Montgomery County Health Department in January conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Montgomery Township. 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. Want to see more health inspection reports from January? Click here to read the most recent health inspections in Lansdale Borough.
Friday, February 8, 2013
If and when Montgomery Township declares a snow emergency, here's what you need to know
As of Friday morning, Montgomery Township had not yet declared a snow emergency in anticipation of what the National Weather Service was calling "a potential historic winter snow storm and blizzard" that was expected to hit the Montgomery Township area Friday and Saturday. That said, it seems a snow emergency is likely. You can find information about what to do in a Montgomery Township snow emergency here. Here's a summary of the main points: