Music in the Meadow July 30th - “Rock and Roll After School” 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Come enjoy Music in the Meadow. Up next is Rock and Roll After School on July 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This school based in Collegeville is an innovative music school where kids ages 7-18 can learn to play guitar, bass, piano, drums, and vocals. Unlike traditional music schools or in home lessons, this school is a place where kids interact as they explore their musical pursuits and where they learn to write and play their own music. A great evening out to hear the talents of these local kids.
Trash Rate Adjustment due to PA Tax Increase
In February, Borough Council reluctantly approved a $.13 per dwelling unit/quarter or $.52 per dwelling unit/year additional charge in addition to the 2014 rate of $55.98 per quarter/$223.92 per year rates contracted late last year. This increase is considered a reasonable Pennsylvania Fuel Tax Surcharge to cover the new tax that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has imposed on every gallon of on-road diesel fuel sold effective January 1, 2014. The new quarterly rate should be $56.11. Please call Borough Hall at 610-287-7442 should you have any questions.
Community Day 2014 a Success
Schwenksville Borough would like to thank all of our sponsors and special contributors who helped make this year’s Community Day possible. It was unfortunate that torrential rains and flooding that occurred two days prior dictated a scaled back celebration. Over 50 vendors and contributors were asked to come back next year because the Meadow was too wet and the parking lot was too small to accommodate everyone. We hope they will join us in 2015! For those who came, there was a lot of fun to be had, from Judy Tudy the Clown to the AMAZING Chris Clark and his fabulous Bicycle Stunt Show. A special thank you to Tailwinds Bicycle shop for donating a Jamis Trail XR Mountain Bike that was raffled off. The lucky winner was Carl Rodzewich who rode the bike home and was thrilled. We had fabulous performances by local band Road House, the Schwenksville Elementary School Orchestra and the Perky Promenaders. Of course the Moon Bounce and the Petting Zoo were huge hits with the kids, as were the face painting and flower making activities provided by our sponsors. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to make the day special. The Schwenksville Fire Company, Schwenksville Borough Authority and Schwenksville Borough Activity Committee all deserve a special Shout Out! We could not have had this family fun day without them! Special Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!
Welcome to new Council Members
You may have read in our Winter Newsletter about Craig Dunham having been sworn in to the office of Borough Council. The Borough would now like to welcome Joseph Homan to Borough Council. Joe has lived in Schwenksville Borough for 14 years, is a U.S. Army Veteran and has a background in corporate management. The Borough is very grateful to both Craig and Joe for volunteering to serve on Borough Council where they will put their expertise to work to benefit their community. Welcome aboard!
Ways You Can Protect Our Water Supply
When rains come down the storm water flows over roofs, across lawns, and down driveways, sidewalks, and roads before entering stormwater drains. The water entering those drains go directly to our water supply, along with all the dirt, debris, and chemicals it picked up along the way. In Schwenksville Borough, that water could contaminate the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries. Protect our water and natural areas by helping to reduce the contaminants in our stormwater. Start with the following tips, and visit the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/water/6008 for more information.
- Use the Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to dispose of hazardous household substances, such as used motor oil, cleaning supplies, and paint.
- Use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides properly to prevent excess runoff.
- Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly. If left in your backyard or at the park, pet waste can be carried into the storm sewer system or a stream by stormwater runoff.
- Instead of washing your car in your driveway, take it to a car wash, where the water is treated and recycled.
Schwenksville Borough operates a municipal storm water system that is permitted by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection. The permit requires that the Borough:
- Continue public education and outreach activities
- Notify and solicit public input/involvement regarding management of the system
- Monitor, test and eliminate illicit discharges from outfalls in the system
- Control construction site stormwater runoff through enforcement of ordinances
- Ensure that all post-construction stormwater improvements in new or re-developed areas are built as designed and are operated and maintained properly
- Implement a pollution prevention program for municipal operations.
For more information or to provide public input please contact the Borough Manager at email@example.com
Montgomery County Sponsored Recycling Events
Electronics Collection events, Free Paper Shredding Events, Tire Collection Events and Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2014 have now been scheduled. For a complete list of events and details please view the following documents: