Archive for February, 2012

Jesus and Taxes

18 February 2012 in Community | Comments (0)

Please read my letter to the editor published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  I am responding to a writer who is against raising taxes to assistance the indigent.  The link is

Progress Towards Goals-February 2012

15 February 2012 in Community | Comments (0)

Aggressively Move Forward on Sewer Upgrades-The Commissioners adopted a plan to accelerate sewer replacement and relining work and cut about one year from the prior plan.

Aggressively Move Forward with Flood Control Projects-A meeting with DEP Waterways Division was held to get the Glenside Flood Control Project under construction.  New flood control designs that are unimpeded by SPS will be completed by DEP in April for review by Cheltenham.  Short term flood reduction measures were adopted by the Board of Commissioners.

Engage Army Corps of Engineers-Negotiations continue with ACOE.

Reduce Real Estate Tax Gap- An ordinance to attract new housing/new taxpayers on sites of 5 acres or more was approved by the Board of Commissioners.

Revaulate Recycling and Trash Collections

Free Old York Road and Church from Public Works Facility

Adopt Anti Discrimination Ordinance-Adopted 15 February.

Adopt Equal Opportunity in Contracting Resolution

Adopt Sustainability Goals-Draft sustainability goals were adopted by the Sustainability Committee in January 2012 and then by the Public Works Committee of the Board of Commissioners in February 2012.

Adopt Sustainability Budget

Increase Physical Activity of Residents-Cheltenham advertised the walk and run to support the Glenside 4th of July parade.

Sustainable Cheltenham Committee Presents 10 Goals

10 February 2012 in For Sustainable Living | Comments (0)

After almost a year of work the Sustainable Cheltenham Committee presented 10 goals to the Board of Commissioners at the Public Works Committee meeting on 8 February.  The 10 goals were approved unanimously.  The goals can be found at  The goals address energy conservation, supporting our local economy, healthy living, maximizing the use of solar, wind and other renewable energy, making biking and walking more convenient and safe and other items.  Please review these goals and let me know what you can do to act today to protect the Cheltenham of tomorrow.