Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area Information

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Souderton Borough is in the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. The PA Department of Agriculture has provided us with information on the Spotted Lanternfly. This information is listed below. Please feel free to print them or stop by the Borough office to pick one up.

Spotted Lanterfly Permit information

With this quarantine, any businesses that are located or working within this area are required to participate in a short training to obtain a Spotted Lanternfly Permit. Please click below to link to the training.

https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training

If you have any questions or concerns on the above training please contact Tyler Bettinger with the Pa Dept or Agriculture. His number is 717-908-6518 or you can email him at tbettinger@pa.gov.

Photos of The Spotted Lanterfly

Souderton Hometown Heroes Banners- Active Service Men & Women are Welcome to get banners too! Total of 150 so far hanging in the Borough!

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The Souderton Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor our Veterans who are serving or are veterans who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.

To qualify, a Veteran, living or deceased, must have had a connection to Souderton (attended local schools, relative, friend, etc…) at some point in his or her life, also those honored on War Memorials and Veterans recommended by the local VFW and American Legion Posts.

The Banner will be 24” x 48” heavy vinyl, printed the same on both sides, and will display the service person’s photograph, include their full name, branch of the Military and the era of service (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc.) Banners will be displayed from May through Veterans Day in November in observance of all Military Branch birthdays.  Banners will be removed and stored until the same period in the following year at which time they will be re displayed.

Each Banner requires the Hometown Hero Form to be filled out, a photograph of the Hero in uniform and a payment of $130.00 for each banner, payable to: Hometown Heroes. Click here to download form. Please note the picture will not be returned.

For further information please contact Anne Henning Scheuring, 225 South Line Street, Lansdale, PA. 19446 or at E-Mail address: heroes@verizon.net or call: (215) 855-1743

Hometown Hero banners have been placed around the Borough. We have received a total of 149 banners so far.  We have been told that there are more on order. So if you don’t see a name on the list we haven’t received it into our office at this point in time.  Click on the link to view the HOMETOWN HERO BANNER LIST- UPDATED JULY 17 2019

Ordinances now online !

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Souderton Borough Council has considered and enacted over seven hundred ordinances governing a vast variety of matters from designating streets, traffic laws, creating a police department, setting annual budgets and tax rates, building codes, property maintenance, use of public parks and public spaces to name only a few. Most of the borough ordinances are codified and maintained in specific categories for easy reference by a municipal consulting firm known as General Code. This firm has completed the update to our codification of ordinances to make this entire library of ordinances available online. Please Click Here to view the library of ordinances.

One major component of legislation is the Souderton Borough Zoning Ordinance, which establishes zoning districts throughout the Borough and permitted uses and other regulations governing the use of property. The Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance is appended to this article for viewing or downloading.

The division and development of property within the Borough is governed by the provisions of the Souderton Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, most commonly referred to as SALDO. This ordinance is a comprehensive document governing procedures to create subdivisions of property and provides regulations for the development of property covering all aspects from utility construction, street construction, landscaping, stormwater management and even architectural standards in certain zoning districts. A copy of the SALDO regulations is also appended to this article.

Attachments
Souderton Borough SALDO
Souderton Zoning Ordinance 2017
2015 Zoning Map 

LEGAL NOTICE OF SOUDERTON & INDIAN VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS FOR 2018

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LEGAL NOTICE OF SOUDERTON & INDIAN VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS FOR 2018

To be published one(1)Time

December 17, 2017 edition

One Proof of Publication

LEGAL NOTICE

BOROUGH OF SOUDERTON, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

SOUDERTON PLANNING COMMISSION

2018 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 2018 calendar year:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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

2018 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 23, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

P. Michael Coll

Borough Manager/Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE OF BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR 2018

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LEGAL NOTICE OF BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR 2018

To be published one(1)Time

December 17, 2017 edition

One Proof of Publication

LEGAL NOTICE

BOROUGH OF SOUDERTON, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

2018 CALENDAR YEAR

NOTICE is hereby given that the Souderton Planning Commission will hold their regular monthly meetings at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Souderton Municipal Building, 31W Summit Street, Souderton Pennsylvania on the following dates during 2018 calendar year. An agenda will be on file at the Borough Office prior to the scheduled meetings:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 (Reorganization & Regular Meeting)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

NOTICE is also Given that Souderton Borough Council will hold monthly work sessions on the second and third Monday of every month beginning at 7:00 pm in the rear Conference Room of the Souderton Municipal Building, 31 W. Summit Street, Souderton Pennsylvania. Matters involving public works committees are discussed on the second Monday and Administrative committee items are discussed on the third Monday.

Any member of the public wishing to attend a work session to address a particular committee of Souderton Borough Council should make arrangements with the Borough Manager during normal business hours by calling the Borough Office at 215-723-4371

P. Michael Coll

Borough Manager/Secretary

2018 Budget Available for Review

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The 2018 Budget is now available for review and will be formally considered by Souderton Borough Council on Monday, December 4, 2017. The general purpose tax rate will remain at the current level of 5.00 mills. The Special Library Tax will also remain at the current level of 0.30 mills. The Special Fire Tax will remain at 0.210 mills.

Attachments

2018 Budget

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.