LEGAL NOTICE OF PLANNING MEETING 2017

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LEGAL NOTICE

BOROUGH OF SOUDERTON, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

SOUDERTON PLANNING COMMISSION

2017 MEETING SCHEDULE

NOTICE is hereby given that the Souderton Planning Commission will hold their regular monthly meetings at 7:00pm in the rear Conference Room of the Souderton Municipal Building, 31W Summit Street, Souderton Pennsylvania on the following dates during 2017 calendar year:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Public is invited to attend. An Agenda for each meeting will be on file in the borough office. Please note that the Commission will meet on the above dates only if there is scheduled business.

INDIAN VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISION

2017 MEETING SCHEDULE

The Indian Valley Regional Planning Commission comprised of representatives from Franconia, Lower Salford, Salford and Upper Salford Townships, Souderton and Telford Boroughs will hold their meetings at the Franconia Township Building, 671 Allentown Road, Franconia PA beginning at 7:00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

P. Michael Coll

Borough Manager/Secretary

Policy Change: Residents Must Forward Tax Bills To Mortgage Companies

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Due to homeowner’s tax policy change, Souderton residents must forward the yellow tax bill they received from the borough office in the mail to their respective mortgage companies.

Call or Visit Souderton Tax Collector with Questions

Newly elected tax collector Don Bergey’s first priority is to help residents acclimate to the new homeowner’s tax policy. “I am committed to helping the community during this time of policy change,” says Mr. Bergey.

The borough understands that many homeowners have not seen a tax bill for nearly 15 years, therefore, any resident with questions is encouraged to call or visit Mr. Bergey during his Souderton office hours. On the top Left of your bill you will find Don’s office hours and Phone number. Residents may also use the lock box at Borough office 31 W Summit St Souderton PA during non Business hours. Please call Don before stopping in during non Office hours to make sure he is here.

Tax Collector Office Hours

  • Mondays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mr. Bergey says this policy change will benefit the tax-paying system in Souderton in the long run because this process assures that the bill reaches the proper lending institution for payment out of the owner’s escrow account.

The Main Street Plaza and Sculpture Project Wins 2010 Green Futures Achievement Award

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Pictured: Jeff Gross, Borough Councilor, Pam Coleman, Souderton-Telford Main Streets Manager, Jill Dietterich, Horticulturist, Mike Coll, Souderton Borough Manager, and Berdine Leinbach, of the Indian Valley Arts Foundation, are presented with the 2010 Green Futures Achievement Award by a representative of the Montgomery County Lands Trust at the October 20, 2010, awards ceremony.

Montgomery County Lands Trust awarded Souderton Borough, Souderton-Telford Main Streets and the Indian Valley Arts Foundation, a 2010 Green Futures Achievement Award for their collaborative work on The Main Street Plaza and Sculpture Project.

Souderton Borough obtained funding for the project from the Montgomery County Commissioners and managed the hardscape construction of the plaza. The Souderton-Main Streets Design Committee created the design, and Horticulturist Jill Dietterich created the landscaping plan for the park and assisted with the planting. Volunteers planted, weeded, and helped install irrigation and the Indian Valley Arts Foundation commissioned the striking sculpture by Artist Wayne Trappe.

 

High School Redevelopment Project Update

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June 4, 2009

As the final school year at the Souderton High School comes to a close, Borough Council is working to finalize the overlay zoning district to lay the foundation for the redevelopment of the school property. This ordinance is expected to be presented to the Souderton Planning Commission on June 17 and will be formally considered at the August 3 Borough Council meeting.

Next Steps

Borough Council must approve the overlay zoning district and master design standards before Metro Development Company can complete its final land development plans for the property. The land development plans will provide details for infrastructure, roads, buildings, parking lots, and more. We expect the borough engineer, Souderton Planning Commission, Montgomery County Planning Commission, and Borough Council to carefully review and discuss the plans for several months before construction can begin.

High School Redevelopment Project Overview

At a special Borough Council meeting in December 2008, Metro Development Company presented its conceptual plan to transform the high school property into the Souder Hill Towne Centre. Some changes to the plan since its November 2008 unveiling included eliminating the natatorium and private health club along Chestnut Street and proposing a 3-story independent and assisted living facility.

An overview and conceptual sketch are available on www.SouderHill.com.

Next, Metro is expected to consider adjacent properties available for purchase, complete its sales agreement with the Souderton Area School District, and complete its land development plans.

The land development review process is expected to take at least one year to complete. Stay tuned to www.SoudertonBorough.org and sign up for eNews for updates on this process and upcoming redevelopment meetings and presentations in 2009.

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Work Crews Getting Ready to Pour Concrete for New Souderton Pool

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A view of the new diving well. Penn Builders is pictured in the
background excavating for the footings for the new bathhouse building.
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A view of the zero entry area which will lead to the children’s area filled
with water features including a palm tree, a fire hydrant, and a sunflower.
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A view of the intermediate area where the large tube
slide will be located as well as an underwater bench section.

The Souderton Pool is beginning to take shape! Crews are hard at work framing up forms so that the base concrete shell for the leisure pool can be installed during the week of November 8.

The Pool Fundraising Committee reminds the community that donations will be accepted throughout the project, and {rokbox text=|naming opportunities| size=|750 520|}images/stories/PDFs/NamingOpportunities.pdf{/rokbox} are still available for many of the pool’s amenities. There still remains a lot of site work to complete and funds are greatly appreciated to help us meet the goal of opening Memorial Day weekend of 2011.

To donate by credit card call the Souderton Borough office at 215-723-4371.

To donate by check download the donation form and mail it with your check payable to the Make Your Splash Pool Campaign, Souderton Borough Office, 31 W. Summit Street, Souderton, PA 18964.

All gifts of $5,000 or more are considered a major gift and will be acknowledged on the entrance dedication wall of the Souderton Community Pool. For additional information visit the Souderton Pool Fundraising Committee’s website.