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

Souderton Hometown Heroes Banner

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

Total of 185 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 185 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 Banner 10.27.2020

Welcome and Thank you

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On Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7pm. We recognized Willie Powis for his 40 years of work and dedication to the Borough of Souderton. We also recognized councilmen Richard Halbom for 11 years on council and Jeffery Gross for 12 years on council. Thank you all for your dedication and years of hard work for Souderton Borough and its residents. 

Additionally, new council members Donna M. Rogers and Darly W. Littlefield where welcomed to Borough Council.

Below are a few photos from the nights awards. 

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

Souderton Borough has received the following notice:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 18, 2019

 

PECO to Restrict Route 113 (Harleysville Pike/Main Street) Intersection Next Week for Utility Improvement in Souderton Borough

King of Prussia, PA – PECO Energy is planning a weekday lane closure from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Route 113 (Harleysville Pike/Main Street) at Reliance Road in Souderton Borough, Montgomery County on Tuesday, June 25, through mid-July, for utility work, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur.

PECO Energy will complete this project under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

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Souderton Borough Ordinances are online !

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ORDINANCES ARE ONLINE!

Souderton Borough ordinances are online for easier accessibility to residents. 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. This ordinance 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.

Souderton Borough SALDO
Souderton Zoning Ordinance 2017
2015 Zoning Map     For questions on exact zoning for a property please contact the Borough office.

Earth Day – 2019 Community Clean Up- THANK YOU!!!

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Approximately 65 volunteers gathered on Saturday April 27th to participate in the community clean up.

Earth Day began in 1970 to create awareness for the Earth’s environment. Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22.

Souderton Borough volunteers worked together on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the Souderton Community Park, the Souderton Pool, the Clock, Borough Building and Chestnut St Park. Volunteers helped beautify the town by raking leaves, picking up trash, weeding the beds, and spreading mulch to enhance the community for upcoming gatherings.

The event started at 9 am. After working hard from 9 am to 12 noon volunteers were treated to lunch. Participants were excited to find that lunch was provided by The Burger Shop of Main Street, Souderton. The beverages were donated by Jim and Martha Leary of Souderton.

Several groups volunteered including Moyer Indoor/Outdoor, Univest, Indian Valley Democrats, and the Souderton Charter School Collaborative. In addition to the groups of volunteers there were several local residents, borough staff, borough councilors, and Mayor John Reynolds.

The Borough would like to say thank you to the many volunteers for their hard work in making the town look so great. A special thank you to The Burger Shop and Jim and Martha Leary for their gifts of great food and drinks.

Below are some pictures of the event.