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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Home Heating oil Tips from the PA DEP.

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Now is the time to remember to check your home heating oil tank for leaks or spills.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has created a self-inspection checklist to help determine if your heating oil tank may need some TLC before winter rolls in. Be sure to visit their new web page at website to prepare for the upcoming heating oil season. Learn more about Home Heating oil Tips at  www.dep.pa.gov/homeheatingoil. Please view the Home Heating brochure attached for more information.

Remember to check your home heating oil tank for leaks or spills! Learn more: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home Heating oil tip: Ensure the tank address is clearly visible and the fill line is clearly marked. Many Spills and overfills have resulted from deliveries made to the wrong tank. More tips: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Routinely inspect the exterior of above ground tanks and all attached equipment. Many times leaks can easily be detected and corrected before extensive environmental damage occurs. MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Install spill and overfills occur when product is delivered to the tank. There are simple and generally inexpensive devices that can prevent this from occurring.  MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Tanks can collapse when the tank legs rust or when the soil underneath settles. Tanks should be installed on a concrete pad and be secured with floor flanges and concrete anchors. MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home Heating Oil Tip: Tanksand equipment should be inspected for uniform corrosion, pitting holes, leaking pipes, loose joints and loose fittings. Tanks rust from the inside out.  A Freshly painted tank doesn't mean that it is structurally sound! More tips: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL

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.

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.