Monday, October 6, 2014- Curb Side Stick and Branch Collection (Call Ahead)
Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Chestnut Street Playground Community CARES 11:00-2:00pm
Souderton Community Park
Thanks to many volunteers and borough crews the Souderton Community Park annually recieves a fresh look. Earth Day kicks off a community clean up and the Souderton Community Park is one of the many sites throughout the borough to get a spring pick up and a year long make over. Recently the park benches, tables, shuffleboard, pavilion and band shell were painted. Even though park maintenance is in the plan, Mother Nature usually adds a few items on the 'list of things to do' .
The Souderton Community Park is a gathering place for many activities throughout the seasons. Thousands of guests visit the park each year. Many memories are cherished and celebrated annually, family reunions, birthday parties, picnics and special events. Families enjoy spending the day at the Souderton Community Park and taking advantage of all the amenities the park and the community has to offer. The pavilion in the Souderton Community Park can be reserved by calling the borough office for availability and information.
We thank the members and guest for an enjoyable summer and with the appreciative nature and community support we anticipate an exciting 2015 season with many activities and special events continuing to expand.
Looking forward to 2015!
Membership cards issued in 2013 and 2014 will be re-activated and membership status will be updated by completing a 2015 registration form in the spring of 2015. Should a membership card be misplaced please contact the Souderton Borough office 215-723-4371 for a new membership identification number and membership card. There will be a fee for reprinted membership card requests.
The 2014 Budget is available for review. The general purpose tax rate increase was approximately 2 % from 4.85 mills to 4.94 mills. The Special Library Tax was increased in 2013 in response to the request of the Library Funding Task Force, and will remain at this same rate through 2014. The Special Fire Tax increased from 0.1775 mills to 0.200 mills primarily to cover the increased cost of workers compensation insurance. Total Real Estate Tax Rate for all funds for 2014 increased from 5.2750 mills to 5.3875 mills, increasing the average total tax bill by $16.87, $13.50 of which will support Borough General Fund activity and the remaining $3.37 will cover increased workers compensation insurance for the volunteer fire company.
Please consider safely disposing of prescription drugs instead of flushing them down the toilet or placing them in the trash. Bring your unwanted and expired prescription medications to a local prescription drop box. Souderton obtained a prescription drug drop off box through the efforts of the Indian Valley Character Counts Coalition. The prescription drug drop off box is located between the garage doors in the rear of the Souderton Borough Police Station. The box is readily accessible so residents can drop medications off at any time. This box is designated for prescription drugs in pill form only; all other prescription drug disposal such as needles, inhalers and liquids should be properly disposed according to hospital, pharmacy or physians instructions.