On Saturday December 7, 2013 at 11am the annual Holiday Parade will begin at Main Street and Clarion Avenue, proceed down Main Street to East Broad Street and continue to School Lane. Many local businesses, community groups, and individuals will participate in this annual parade. Come out and enjoy all the festivities of the holiday season. Please visit Souderton Telford Main Streets website for registration and information www.stmainst.org.
Take a stroll along Main Street, visit the local businesses, view the tree lighting and enjoy the holiday cheer at the Downtown Tree Lighting event scheduled on Saturday December 7th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Downtown Souderton. The official tree lighting will take place at 7:00pm in the downtown municipal parking lot on Main Street. Scheduled entertainment will begin at 6:00pm.
In the spirit of holiday giving this year's tree was donated by a community resident. The tree will stand approximately 20 feet tall and is expected to light a sparkle in every heart. We look forward to you joining us for an evening with families and friends gathering together in the holiday spirit embracing a community rich with tradition.
Refreshments will be available, Santa will be in the downtown for photos and plan to stroll along the streets of the borough shopping at our local stores as you enjoy the holiday displays by our businesses. Please take time to vote for your favorite display. Voting opens Black Friday and ends December 14th. Voting will be available online www.stmain.st.org and by ballot. Ballot boxes will be located at several selected locations in the borough.
Application and job description is available as an attachment and will also be available at the Souderton Borough Office, 31 W. Summit Street, Souderton weekdays between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. Salary will be based on experience and certifications with an excellent benefit package. Applicants must demonstrate experience with building construction and certification as a Building Code Officer (BCO). Applicants must further demonstrate or be capable of receiving other certifications as noted in the job description. Completed Applications, along with a Resume, will be accepted until January 15, 2014. Souderton Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The proposed 2014 Budget is now available for review. The proposed general purpose tax rate increase of 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, but is proposed to remain at this same rate through 2014. The Special Fire Tax is proposed to increase 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 will increase 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.
Spot Collections scheduled to begin the week of October 21st
Rake your leaves to the curb line of the street for collection by the Borough. Please note that the Borough will not collect leaves in alleys. Leaves are collected through vacuum equipment and disposed at a recycling facility. Please keep in mind that we cannot pick up piles of leaves with excessive quantities of sticks, stones, hedge clippings, plant materials, and other trash. These items will damage or clog the equipment or jeopardize our ability to dispose of the load at the recycling facility.
Collections will alternate each week between east and west sections of the Borough. Rake your leaves out to the street by the beginning of the scheduled collection week; remember that once the crew has passed your street they will not return until the next scheduled collection time.
Includes the area east of the railroad tracks to the Borough line between Reliance Road and Cherry Lane
Includes the area west of the railraod tracks to the Borough line between Reliance Road and Cherry Lane
Christmas Tree Collection
The Borough will collect Christmas Trees curbside during the week of January 6, 2014