Mid-Year Progress Report 2013

21 July 2013 in For Political Participation | Comments (0)

In the first six months of 2013 the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners approved these highlights:

  • the first in Montgomery County and award-winning Sustainability Plan;
  • divestment from companies that make assault weapons and high-capacity ammo clips;
  • a design and plan for the Glenside Flood Control project;
  • relining and replacement of significant sections of our sewer system; and
  • an anti-solicitation ordinance for residents

In addition, the Township successfully started automated collection of recycling; worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers on the flooding study;worked with neighboring Townships and Philadelphia on a regional sewer improvement plan;began to look closely at Township retirement obligations and benefits of employees; received accreditation of the Police Department;  and received the strategic plan of the libraries (which includes a plan for a new library).

In the second half of 2013 we anticipate approval of the regional sewer improvement plan, approval from the state of sewer hook ups for business and residential growth; recommendations from the US Army Corps of Engineers to relieve flooding; and recommendations for addressing our retirement obligations.  The new homes connected with the Ashbourne Country Club, Laverock Hill and Kerlin Farms and the retail Super Wawa are all in stages of zoning approval and unready.


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