BOROUGH COUNCIL CONSIDERS BIDS FOR THE INTERIOR PORTION OF THE BROAD THEATER PROPERTY

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Souderton Borough Council received two formal bid proposals to purchase the interior parcel of the former Broad Theater properties. The Broad Theater was located within the corner parcel, which is not part of this sale. Broad Entertainment, LP purchased the Broad Theater and the adjoining parcel known as 30 W. Broad Street for the purpose of renovating the theater with an adjoining full service restaurant and lounge. Renovations began around 2008 but structural challenges and resulting financial difficulties stalled the project for the past several years. The building interiors on both parcels have been completely gutted and significant structural improvements completed. The Borough of Souderton took possession of the Broad Theater properties through Sheriff Sale on April 26, 2017 due to default on an economic development loan.

Front view along West Broad Street

 

On September 18, 2017, Borough Council received two qualified bid proposals to purchase the interior section of the property. Both proposals suggest commercial use of the property, but their approach and proposed design is distinctly different.

  1. Davood Sowhangar, owner of Broad Street Pizza, submitted the highest purchase price proposal at $250,000. They propose to relocate the Broad Street Pizza restaurant into the first floor space of the property with a second commercial rental unit on the first floor. Office suites are proposed on the second floor with a third floor residential rental unit. Click here to view Davood’s Proposal.
  2. Barbara Smith-Johnson, t/a 30 West Partnership, LLC submitted a purchase price proposal of $200,000. They are proposing to create a vibrant public market place throughout all three floors of the building. The market concept will feature a mix of retail, restaurant and gathering spaces on the first and second floors with a roof top garden and restaurant space on the third floor. Click here to view Barbara’s t/a 30 West Partnership’s Proposal.

The bid documents state that Borough Council will base their final award, not only on price, but also in consideration of the proposed concept plans and ability of the bidder to carry out the intended project. Borough Council met with both bidders at the September 18 Administrative Work Session and will be considering a final award at their November 6, 2017 Borough Council meeting. The bid proposals are above in this article for your review.

Borough Council will be looking to advertise the Theater section of this property following this decision.

NPWA Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program Scheduled

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Lansdale, Pa- March 29, 2017- During the week of April 2, 2017, the North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection and flushing program which runs through May 21.  Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by ensuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire.  Flushing of hydrants also improves water quality by removing the build-up of materials from the inside of water distribution pipes.

“The Authority is dedicated to providing all of our customers with quality drinking water and reliable fire protection which is why NPWA inspects and flushes all of the fire hydrants in our distribution system every year,” said Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority.

Flushing will take place at night between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and4:00 a.m.and during the day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The following is a tentative flushing schedule:

–           April 2 through April 19:   Lansdale, Hatfield and New Britain Boroughs, Hatfield and New Britain Townships

–          April 19 through May 14:  Skippack, Worcester, Lower Salford, Franconia, Salford and Towamencin Townships

–          May 7 through May 21:  Sellersville Borough

–          May 14 through May 21:  Souderton Borough, Hilltown and East Rockhill Townships

If water discoloration occurs, customers should run the cold water for a few minutes.  If the water does not clear up, customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes.  Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at 215-855-3617 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

for more information go to North Penn Water Authority’s Website

Leaf Clean Up-STARTING IN APRIL

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Yellow Maple Leaf --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

The Borough will start curbside leaf pick up the week of April 3th. As the weather permits leaf collection will continue throughout the Borough for the first two weeks in April. Please note that the Borough will not collect leaves in alleys. Leaves are collected through vacuum equipment and disposed at a recycling facility. In addition to wet or snow covered leaves 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.

Stick and Branch Pick up- First Monday of every month. Please call Borough office 215-723-4371 to make sure that you are on the list for pick up. No Root Balls, Shrubs or Stumps. Branches/sticks should be 1″-6″ diameter and no more than 8′ in length. Must be out front or if corner lot on side road NO ALLEY Pick ups.

Community Park Clean Up Scheduled for Saturday April 22, 2017

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Volunteers are encouraged to get involved!   Bring your work gloves and meet the crew in  the Souderton Community Park on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 9:00 am.

Earth day

Earth Day began in 1970 to create awareness for the Earth’s environment. Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. Souderton Borough volunteers will join together on Saturday April 22, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am in the Souderton Community Park located at Wile Avenue and Reliance Road. Volunteers will rake leaves, pick up trash and add mulch and flowers to enhance the beauty of the park for upcoming community gatherings. A morning of community cleaning up of the park and the surrounding area is planned and a lunch will follow for volunteers participating in the clean-up.

Please contact the Borough office if you are planning on attending this event. Call 215-723-4371 or email bea@soudertonborough.org, maryjane@soudertonborough.org or laura@soudertonborough.org