Information on COVID-19

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SOUDERTON BOROUGH DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Current-Local Outbreak Information

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NEWEST INFORMATION:
Borough Council Work Session Agenda 07.13.20 7pm
ZOOM RECORDING OF BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING 07.06.2020
2020 POOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT
Souderton BID offers giveback
SOUDERTON BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING COVID-19
FOOD NEEDS DURING COVID-19

Effective May 4, 2020; The Borough office will be open from 8:30am to 5pm. If you have symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 please don’t enter the building. Upon entering the building all residents must wear masks, abide by the social distancing guidelines, use the hand sanitizer provided in the lobby and please only have one representative enter the building. We ask that if you just need to make a payment or drop off paperwork that you use the 24 hour drop box inside the first set of doors.  As for rental and commercial business license inspections please just return the paperwork to our office and we will call you once we are able to complete the inspections.

Cash payments will not be accepted at this time. You may use our 24 hour drop box for check payments; we are also able to take credit card payments over the phone 215-723-4371 for building permit and other Borough payments, and also for trash/sewer payments. Trash/sewer payments can also be made online at www.soudertonborough.org/Bill Pay. For rental invoices and building permits please call the Borough office to make credit card payments.  

Parks and Playgrounds

All Souderton Borough Parks and Playgrounds are now open to the public. The community is encouraged to implement social distancing practices when using these facilities and to bring their own personal hand sanitizers and wipes. Avoid group gatherings in excess of 25 individuals.

At this time we do not expect there to be any interruption to Trash service. There will be no interruption to Police or Fire Department services at this time.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this challenging time for all of us.

PREVIOUS INFORMATION:
June 1,2020 Borough Council Minutes
Borough Council Agenda 06.01.2020 7pm VIA ZOOM
Borough Council Zoom Meeting from 06.01.2020
Special Borough Council Meeting 06.29.2020 7pm
2020 Pool Notice
BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING 07.06.2020 7pm
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Souderton Pool General Info for the 2020 Season

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Souderton Community Swimming Pool
Closed for the 2020 Season

The COVID-19 Pandemic resulted in significant disruption to our daily lives and daily routines. Businesses have been forced to close or operate under significant restriction. Schools closed, traditional graduation ceremonies were cancelled, summer youth sports and recreational facilities have closed and most summer festivals and gatherings have also been cancelled or postponed. We all share in the growing frustration of the continuing restrictions and disruption to normal routines and expectations. Recent reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our lives and is showing signs of a resurgence as many states begin to reopen.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the opening of many recreational facilities, including the Souderton Community Pool. Some of our neighboring community pools decided to remain closed, while others have decided to open with restrictions to only serve their local residents. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Montgomery County Health Department determined that outdoor pool facilities can open in the yellow and green phase of the Governor’s re-opening plan but must implement policies and procedures to strictly adhere to CDC COVID-19 guidelines and the Governor’s restrictions for business openings. The restrictions will impose significant occupancy limitations, maintain social distancing requirements, increase sanitizing of the facility and mandate additional staff responsibility and training to monitor compliance with CDC guidelines. These restrictions will make it impossible to provide deck furnishings, will limit access to the bathhouse facilities, requires the use of masks and social distancing practices while inside the pool facility and will not provide residents with equal opportunity to access the pool due to occupancy limitations.  

On June 1, 2020 Souderton Borough Council reached a split decision to maintain the closure of the Souderton Pool through the yellow phase of the Governor’s re-opening plan. Souderton Borough Council further created a special committee to evaluate a potential operational plan if and when the Governor moved Montgomery County into the green phase of the re-opening plan. The special committee spent the past several weeks evaluating and discussing potential operational plans in an attempt to salvage a few weeks of the 2020 season for our residents. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 restrictions presented significant operational obstacles to limit membership sales to maintain reduced occupancy limitations of the pool. Planning was further challenged by the recent resignation of key experienced management staff, the eventual loss of other experienced staff members to school in August, and concerns over the heavy reliance on younger staff to lifeguard and monitor COVID related restrictions and social distancing policies. 

After much discussion and careful evaluation it has been determined that the logistics of operating the pool under the mandated restrictions, compounded with the loss of key management staff will create significant and unacceptable challenge to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for our patrons and staff.

Souderton Borough Council did not take this decision lightly and realizes the frustration and disappointment to our residents. The special pool committee and Borough Council will continue to develop plans and preparations to reopen the Souderton Community Swimming Pool for the 2021 summer season. Please remain safe and vigilant as this COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Pool Contact information:

Pool Phone number: 215-703-0123
Email: poolmanager@soudertonborough.org or soudertonpool@yahoo.com Location: 480 Wile Ave, Souderton, PA 18964

JULY’s BRUSH PICK UP WILL START JULY 6th

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June’s brush pick up has been completed. 
 
If you have brush that need to be collected call the office to be added to the July 6th’s brush pick up list.  July’s Brush pick up is scheduled to start on July 6th depending on weather.  The Borough office’s phone number is 215-723-4371.
 
Stick and branch pick up is the first Monday of every month. No root balls, shrubs, logs, stumps, leaves, weeds or grass. Sticks and branches should be 1″-6″ diameter and no more than 8′ in length. They must be placed out front or if corner lot on side road NO ALLEY pick ups. Brush should also be stacked in a clean manageable pile free of stones or other debris. 
 
BRUSH SHOULD BE ON A SEPARATE PILE THAN LEAVES

 

 

Souderton Hometown Heroes Banner

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Active Service Men & Women are welcome to get banners too!

Total of 171 banners hanging in the Borough!

The Souderton Hometown Heroes Banner Program, is a living tribute created for the community, to recognize and honor our Veterans. Participants can be serving or have served our country in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. Additionally, a Veteran or active duty service-person, living or deceased must have/had a connection to Souderton at some point in his or her life. Examples of the connections are: attended local schools, relative, friend, or resident. Also Veterans who have been honored on War Memorials or Veterans recommended by the local VFW and American Legion Posts. Any additional questions of if your Veteran qualifies please contact the Borough office.

Banner Description and Instructions for purchase:

The banner will be 24” x 48” heavy vinyl, printed the same on both sides.  The banner will display the service person’s photograph, include their full name, branch of the Military and the era of service (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc.).  An example of the banner is the the photo to the left. Each Banner requires the Hometown Heroes 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. Please note the picture will not be returned. All applications should be mailed to Anne Henning Scheuring her address is listed below.

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.

Banner Locations

Banners will be displayed from May through Veterans Day in November in observance of all Military Branch birthdays.  Afterwards the banners will be removed and stored until the same period in the following year at which time they will be re displayed.

The 163 Hometown Heroes banners we have received into the office have been placed around the Borough.  Also we have been notified by Anne  that there are more on order. Consequently if you don’t see a name on the list we haven’t received it into our office yet.  Click on the list below to find the location of your banner.

HOMETOWN HERO LIST 07.02.2020

Spotted Lanternfly Information

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Souderton Borough is in the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area:

What exactly is the Spotted Lanternfly? In this post you will find Spotted Lanternfly information on what exactly they are and how to control them.

If you aren’t able to print this information please stop by the Borough office to pick up the information.

Lanternfly Permit Information:

Any businesses that are located or working in this area are required to have a permit. After completing a short training the permit will be issued. Please click the link below to access the training. Any questions on the training please contact Tyler Bettinger at the Pa Dept or Agriculture. His number is 717-908-6518 or you can email him at tbettinger@pa.gov.

Photos of The Lanternfly:

Life Stages of the Spotted Lanterfly. A is Egg Masses on trees, B is Early Nymph small black bug with white dots, C is Late Nymph Red and black bug with white dots, D is the Adult with wings closed it has longer black front legs with pink in color with black dots, E is the Adult with wings open bright red color under the white with black dot wings.

Information provided by the PA Deptarment of Agriculture.
https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training

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