After years of planning and discussion, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) ordinance. [Read more...]
Today, King Street in Malvern is still reminiscent of Malvern’s industrial heritage, but a new plan could change that. [Read more...]
The long-anticipated slip ramp from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Route 29 could be detoured – again. Environmental permits are delaying the construction of a slip ramp connecting the PA turnpike and Route 29. The delay is being caused by unsettled storm water management issues. Construction on the project was scheduled to begin this spring, but has been pushed back to fall with completion planned for 2010, according to estimates on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Web site. The slip ramp will consist of four ramps, westbound on and off and eastbound on and off. Officials believe that the ramp will offset traffic problems in the area.
Voters in Malvern will be asked on primary election day to decide whether the borough should adopt a new form of government. The new form of government, called home rule charter, would give Malvern more control over its fiscal management and shift the responsibility for local governance from the State Legislature to the local community. Citizens will have a chance to comment on the charter during the February 11th Borough Council Meeting. Click here to read the report on the proposed home rule charter. If council approves the charter, then a ballot question will appear on the April 22nd ballot.
Newsweek just released its 2007 list of America’s Top Public High Schools. The complete list only includes 1,300 high schools which are considered the top 5% in the country. From this area, the following made the cut:
- #156 JR Masterman (Philadelphia)
- #301 Conestoga (Berwyn)
- #488 Lower Moreland (Huntingdon Valley)
- #950 Harriton (Rosemont)
- #1090 Lower Merion (Ardmore)
- #1163 Central (Philadelphia)
- #1171 Wissahickon (Ambler)
- #1227 Great Valley (Malvern)
- #1319 Council Rock North (Newtown)
- #1332 Central Bucks West (Doylestown)
PECO’s Green Region program will award a $5,000 grant for the design of a new walking trail for Chester County. The path will connect the Phoenixville High School and Middle School, the Pickering Preserve and the Phoenixville YMCA.
East Whiteland Township officials and residents will meet with the Department of Environmental Protection to discuss the Worthington Urban Town Center development plan. The Town Center development proposal planned for the 96-acre Worthington Steel site includes 753 multi-family homes, 745,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space, and 185,000 square feet of office space.
Voters across Pennsylvania voted overwhelmingly against Act 1 referendum questions during last Tuesday’s primary election. Only four of Pennsylvania’s 498 school districts, including Bristol Borough in
County, approved the tax shift designed to provide homeowners with greater reductions in property taxes.
Pennsylvania’s Taxpayer Relief Act (ACT 1) mandated that school districts place a referendum question on the May 15, 2007 primary election ballot asking voters whether earned income (EIT) or personal income (PIT) taxes should be increased, or instituted for the purpose of reducing real estate taxes on qualified residential properties. All school districts in Pennsylvania, other than Philadelphia, Pittsburg and
Scranton, are required to place a referendum question on the ballot. Click here to see the referendum question and result for each school district in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and
Pennsylvania’s Taxpayer Relief Act (Act 1) referendum questions available on SRA (Suburban REALTORS Alliance) website
Pennsylvania’s Taxpayer Relief Act (ACT 1) mandates that school districts place a referendum question on the May 15, 2007 primary election ballot asking voters whether earned income (EIT) or personal income (PIT) taxes should be increased, or instituted for the purpose of reducing real estate taxes on qualified residential properties. All school districts in Pennsylvania, other than Philadelphia, Pittsburg and
Scranton, are required to place a referendum question on the ballot. The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance (SRA) is urging voters to educate themselves about ACT 1 and the important tax-shifting referendum questions. · Click here to view the referendum questions appearing on the ballot in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and
Counties· Click here to access the SRA’s “Act 1 Primer- Understanding the Question on your May Ballot”