During a Collegeville Borough Council meeting this past Wednesday evening, Andrew Feick, director of facilities at , addressed the board about forming a mutually beneficial plan to limit pedestrian accidents along Main Street from Fifth to Ninth streets.
Many considerations were discussed, such as extended crosswalk “bump-outs” that are already in use on lower Main Street, medians and fencing. Several people offered their input, including representatives from Fire & Rescue, the police and Ursinus.
Wifth safety being the main concern, as well as legal responsibility, Feick expressed his willingness to work with the borough in finding a solution. Councilman Rowan Keenan, after a productive discussion with the board, indicated that the board would be willing to work with Ursinus in developing safety measures.
The next step for Ursinus is to re-engage with the traffic engineers at Gilmore & Associates, a firm Ursinus has started traffic studies with to determine what options are viable to present to the planning commission in the coming months.
Ordinance No. 550, zoning exemption for borough services
The board approved a recent amendment for zoning exemption for all properties and land used for borough services.
“Basically, this is just an expansion of the previous definition of municipal-owned property to include borough services,” said Township Manager Geoffrey Thompson.
Feick asked the board, “Will this exemption affect any of the standards that are set by the Collegeville Beautification Committee?”
Thompson replied that land development would still have to go through the "usual process of approvals with the board.”
Resolution No. 2011-03, approval of Schwenksville Borough as a member of the regional Board of Code Apppeals.
The Board of Code Appeals is a regional group that mediates appeals and local board discrepancies. As a member, Schwenksville will benefit from the group’s expertise and knowledge of construction and development code appeals.
Collegeville Farmers Market proud to participate in PA Preferred Program
PA Preferred is a branding program for the local agriculture industry. The Collegeville Farmers Market is now being accepted into this program. The PA Preferred logo will be displayed where Pennsylvania products are proudly offered.
Linda J. Flederbach, Main Street Manager, announced that with the farmers market's official grand opening coming June 18, the market already hosts 500-plus people every Saturday, and it is still adding vendors.