Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The group aims to inform motorists and officials of cyclists’ legal right to public roadways, and to honor cyclists who have been injured.
Bikesport is organizing a group of cyclists for the 10th annual Ride of Silence through Trappe and Collegeville on Wednesday night. Participants will ride, with a Pennsylvania State Police escort, through Collegeville and Trappe beginning at 7 p.m. to honor those who have been injured or killed on roadways and to increase awareness of cyclists' rights. The group will meet at the Trappe Shopping Center at 6:30 p.m., and will be part of a world-wide event. “Join us in silent solidarity as we bring awareness to our right to ride on the roads, and to honor fallen riders who have been injured or killed on roads,” said Bikesport. Cyclists across the globe will participate in the event.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Drop off unwanted or expired prescription medications and visit the fire house on May 5.
The Collegeville Fire Co. will host a Drug Drop Off event and Open House at its headquarters at 29 East Fifth Avenue on May 5 from noon-4 p.m. “Residents of the Borough and surrounding municipalities are invited to visit the firehouse and turn in unwanted or expired prescription medications to ensure a proper disposal,” according to the fire company. Members of the fire department, and elected officials from the borough, will be on hand. Members will also conduct fire education activities and offer tours of the facility and apparatus. For more information on the fire company, which is 100 percent volunteer, contact Richard Aston at 610-489-4464 or visit www.collegevillefire.org.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Collegeville Zoning Hearing Board voted to permit a flower tent to go up in the Collegeville Shopping Center, and a long-time local florist is offering some additional competition in response.
After the Collegeville Zoning Hearing Board approved a parking variance to permit a Cella Industries flower tent to be erected in the parking lot of the Collegeville Shopping Center, one local florist has taken things into her own hands. Jenny Greenwald, who owns a flower shop at 360 E. Main Street in Collegeville, will open her own tent next to her flower shop – “a local alternative to the tent guys” - called the Garden at Greenwald, on April 15. A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will be held on April 18 at 10 a.m., and the tent will be up through mid-June, according to a press release. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Greenwald, whose flower shop has been a part …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Collegeville Police Department was thanked for helping when Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was killed in the line of duty in September.
Plymouth Township officials visited the March Collegeville Borough Council meeting to thank the borough, and its police department, for helping the township when Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox was shot and killed in the line of duty in September. On March 6, Plymouth Township Council Chairman Sheldon Simpson, Vice Chairwoman Lenora Bruno, Police Chief Joseph Lawrence and Township Manager Karen Weiss attended the meeting, expressing gratitude for the help. “Without any questions or concerns, Collegeville sent their representatives down,“ Simpson said. “Your police officers were protecting our residents, keeping our township safe while we got through our tragedy." According to Lawrence, Plymouth Township has been visiting all…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The neighboring boroughs will now bid the service separately after more than a decade.
Collegeville and Trappe Boroughs decided to part ways regarding snow removal and bid for services separately, due to discrepancies in billing and contractor performance. According to Trappe officials, the issue was brought up in January, when Trappe township staff deduced that 58 miles were being plowed in Collegeville and 42 miles were being plowed in Trappe, but they were being billed evenly. According to township staff, this has been the billing process for at least the past decade. Trappe council, which had been witholding payment to the vendor due to billing issues, voted to pay January’s bill while they worked to sort out the rest of the billing, which included increased hours because the plows were "called out and given no …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dave Brown will walk from Atlantic City to San Francisco, hoping to raise $110,000 for ovarian cancer research.
“With apologies to Lou Gehrig I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth to have known my wife Joan for over four decades,” Dave Brown says in the preamble to his blog, ocjoan.blogspot.com. “I am a better person because of her." Joan passed away from ovarian cancer in August of 2011, and Brown is honoring her memory in a 227-day cross-country walk, beginning next month. “Before she passed away from the dreaded disease she told me if there was anything that I could do to use her experience to help other women with ovarian cancer she was for it,” the preamble continues. “This is the reason for the walk.” On February 28, Brown will set out on a seven-and-a-half month trek from Atlantic City to San Francisco, with hopes to …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Borough Council approved the land development plan at its January meeting; the fast-food restaurant will be closed for four months during renovations.
Collegeville Borough Council approved a land development plan regarding the Collegeville McDonald’s, which includes removing the Play Place, improving site circulation, and adding a side-by-side drive-through. “This is all part of the new McDonald’s re-branding initiative, in regards to bringing a lot of their existing facilities up to the new look of the McDonald’s,” said Michael Jeitner, Principal of of Boehler Engineering, who presented to council at its January meeting along with Bill Zuccarello of McDonald’s. The site, on the corner of Main and Second Streets, will be closed for roughly four months during construction, which is likely to begin around September of this year. The new site circulation will feature the same number of …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Collegeville Borough will no longer use J.P. Mascaro for trash collection, which offered residents incentives for recycling.
Collegeville Borough Council voted unanimously to enter into a five-year contract with Quality Disposal for trash, leaf and recycling service, opting against continuing the J.P. Mascaro Recycling Rewards Program, at a savings of $77,000 over five years. Quality Disposal, located in Honeybrook, Pa., was the lowest overall bidder with $1.11 million for five years, including trash, recycling and leaf pickup. J.P. Mascaro of Audubon, which also offered trash, recycling, leaf pickup and a Recycling Rewards program for five years, came in at a cost of $1.19 million. “We have to take the most reasonable and most responsible bid, by law,” said Borough Council President Terrie Stagliano. J.P Mascaro Director of Sales Sam Augustine attended the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Collegeville/Trappe Municipal Authority raised sewer rates to reflect a regional rate increase; a joint public works-recommended water rate increase was passed in Collegeville and tabled by Trappe.
Collegeville and Trappe residents will seen an increase in their sewer bills, and likely water bills, after this month’s budget season. Collegeville/Trappe Municipal Authority Sewer Rates The Collegeville/Trappe Municipal Authority (CTMA) voted to raise sewer rates by seven percent, or 35 cents per 1,000 gallons, due to a similar raise in rates from the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority. Collegeville/Trappe Joing Public Works Water Rates The Collegeville Borough Council voted unanimously to approve an eight percent increase in water rates recommended by the Collegeville/Trappe Joint Public Works, raising water prices from $3.10 to $3.25 per 1,000 gallons. Trappe Borough Council, which tabled the vote at its Dec. 4 meeting, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The ordinance will be aimed at regulating individuals who sell seasonal products throughout the borough.
At the borough's November meeting, Collegeville Solicitor Mark Hosterman announced that he is working to develop a transient vendor ordinance to regulate vendors who temporarily set up shop in the borough, such as selling plants for Easter or Mother's Day. "They come into the borough and set up a tent for a week or two, maybe longer - it's not previously well-regulated in our ordinances," said Hosterman. "What I've been working on is trying to incorporate that particular concept into the peddling and soliciting ordinance that was adopted by borough council about a year ago." As it stands currently, anyone selling items in a public place is required to obtain a permit from the Collegeville Chief of Police. Ursinus Director of Facilities …