Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Solicitor and Peddlers of Act of 1961 is being changed to be allow fewer permits to be issued.
The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors plans to to initiate background checks for solicitors and peddlers applying for a permit in the municipality, according to a discussion at the body's May meeting. The background check would be valid for one year and after that one year would need to be renewed for permit renewal. Permits, valid from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Sunset Monday through Saturday, are now good for 30 days and are $100 per permit. Perkiomen Township Manager Cecile M. Daniels says the change is necessary because "too many solicitation permits are being issued," and the $100 price to own a solicitation permit for a year could limit that number. After passing the background checks and receiving a permit the solicitor or …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Perkiomen Township board approves the rehabilitation of Wartman Road beginning mid-June
The Perkiomen Township Board approved a bid from Allan A. Myers to begin the construction project to rejuvinate Wartman Road in its entirety. The project will include storm sewer work along the road, as well as an entire overlay of Wartman Road from Township Line Road to Bridge Street, and Bridge Street to Route 29. Out of the nine bids placed, the low bid of $414,005.50 from Allan A. Myers was the contractor that was chosen for this project. The township will share some of the cost with PennDOT. The project is schedule to start mid- to late-June thru July.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A look at a few of the events in the Perkiomen Valley this week.
Municipal Meetings Galore: Get some knowledge of what's going on in your backyard with Lower Frederick, Trappe Borough and Perkiomen Township meetings on Tuesday night at 7. http://www.trappeborough.com/ http://www.lowerfrederick.org/ http://www.perkiomentownship.org/ Movie Day at the Library: Watch Disney's "Brave" for free at Perkiomen Valley Library Monday afternoon. Hearing Aid Clinic: Get help with your hearing on Tuesday.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Property was damaged on Bridge Street, Main Street.
The Pennsylvania State Police –Skippack Barracks is investigating two reports of criminal mischief in Perkiomen Township. Overnight on March 11, the rear passenger window of a victim’s vehicle was damaged with an unknown object while parked on the 600 block of Main Street in Perkiomen Township, according to the PSP, Skippack Barracks. Around the same time, a mailbox was damaged on the 200 block of Bridge Street in Perkiomen Township, according to police. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police – Skippack Barracks at 610-584-1250.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Gary Edward Law, 55, was allegedly found sitting on the victim’s recliner on Seitz Road.
A Collegeville man was charged with criminal trespass after allegedly entering a home on Seitz Road in Perkiomen Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Gary Edward Law, 55, was allegedly entered a home on the 90 block of Seitz Road by through the front door around 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and was found by the home’s owner sitting in a recliner in the living room, police said. When the victim said he was calling 9-1-1, Law left the home, police said. He was then picked up by the PSP and arrested. According to an area resident, there was an attempted break-in on Seitz road earlier Tuesday morning; police took a statement from the owners but have not released the information. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
James Fletcher Whaley, 61, was arrested in the Maple Hill Community.
A Boyertown man was arrested in the Maple Hill Community in Perkiomen Township for alleged possession of child pornography, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. James Fletcher Whaley, 61, of Pennsylvania Avenue in Boyertown, was arrested on March 11 after an investigation into the possession of child pornography his computer that began on Jan. 29, the PSP, Skippack Barracks said. After a forensic examination of the computer and its contents allegedly identified roughly 100 images of child pornography, Whaley was charged with 50 counts of sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography. Judge Albert J. Augustine set Whaley’s bail at $50,000 cash, and Whaley was committed to Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Monday, March 11, 2013
A vehicle struck a road sign and fled the scene, according to police.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident on Wartman Road near Acoma Lane in Perkiomen Township on Feb. 1 just after midnight. According to police, the crash occurred as a driver was allegedly traveling eastbound on Wartman Road, when the driver traveled off the roadway on the right-hand side and stuck a speed limit sign. The vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction, police said.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The incident occurred in the Maple Hill Community off Rt. 29; the dog was put down by Pennsylvania State Police after the attack.
This story was updated on Monday at 3 p.m. after receiving additional details from the Pennsylvania State Police. A Rottweiler was "put down" in the Maple Hill Community in Perkiomen Township on Sunday night after attacking a child who suffered bite wounds to her leg, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Member of the Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps were dispatched to Lexington Road off of Rt. 29 for the initial "animal bite," according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, and Pennsylvania State Police officers were also on the scene. According to the PSP, residents on Lexington Road had either just purchased or were planning on purchasing the dog when the girl was attacked. Subscribe to our free daily …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Irked by being considered ‘Collegeville’ and ‘Schwenksville,’ township officials hope to become ‘Perkiomen' in the eyes of the U.S. Postal Service.
Perkiomen Township Supervisor Richard Kratz said at the board's February meeting that a recent invitation to a local business really bothered him. The business, in Perkiomen Township, was invited residents to its “Grand Opening”-in Collegeville. “Quite honestly it’s disturbing, to me at least,” Kratz said. Kratz recouted a conversation he had with Mayor Connie Peck of Trappe, who told him that the first step in creating a “Perkiomen”mailing address-Trappe created its own mailing address previously-is to contact the township’s U.S. Representative. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @PerkiomenVPatch So Kratz went right to Rep. Jim Gerlach’s office, and a staff member told him that the township must …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police reported 89 incidents, Perkiomen Township Fire Co. responded to 20 incidents, and there were 31 ambulance requests in January.
Pennsylvania State Police Four assaults, six disturbances, one domestic incident and one DUI were reported to the Pennsylvania State Police in Perkiomen Township over the month of January. One Megan’s Law update was reported, one sex offense, and one attempt to locate. Five thefts were reported – four by unlawful taking, one fraud. Three reports of criminal mischief, one drug possession and one suspicious vehicle were also included in the agency’s 89 incident throughout the month. Perkiomen Township Fire Company There were 20 incidents reported by Perkiomen Township Fire Marshal John T. Moran, Sr. in the month of January. Two dwelling fires, four investigations, two accidents with injuries, and four false alarms were reported among …