Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police said 16 cars and one home was damaged between 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
All wasn’t peaceful on Serenity Street between 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Pennsylvania State Police said 16 vehicles and one house on the Skippack Township street were vandalized during that time period Police said 13 individuals, including a man from Holland, Michigan, told police their vehicle or vehicles were either parked in their driveway or on the street in front of their home. Those vehicles all had damage to their paint jobs, police said. One victim, a 62-year-old woman, told police her light above her garage door was damaged, police said. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The board of supervisors voted to gather bids on the improvements.
The Skippack Township Board of Supervisors authorized the ability to bid to rejuvenate Chuch Road Park in east Skippack at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. The plans of the engineer, Timothy Woodrow, are to build a parking lot, a lighted trail, basketball courts, replace the old playground, and put in place a surveillance camera system. Church Road Park has been the victim of vandilism in the past, and the vandalized property will be removed. In the past, the board has requested that the public help to keep township parks, particularly the Church Road Park, clean and safe. The board requested public comment and insight from the community to build a park that best suits them. For more information about the project visit the Skippack …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A full-grown bear, and a cub, were seen near Mt. Airy and Collegeville Roads
A Patch reader reported a bear and bear cub sighting in Skippack Township near Mt. Airy and Collegeville Roads. The Pennsylvania State Police have been notified about the animals, which are reported in woods behind townhomes in the area, according to the reader. This is a developing story.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Representatives from PennDOT will be on hand to discuss the project.
A public meeting regarding the Skippack Pike Bridge Replacement will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. a the Skippack Township Building on Heckler Road. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is holding the meeting, to discuss the construction, which will occur over Skippack Creek, just past the intersection of Old Forty Foot Road and Skippack Pike in Evansburg State Park. The project is in preliminary design phases currently, and the purpose of the meeting is to update residents on the status of the design, and to gather public input on the proposed work and traffic control.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Multiple criminal mischief incidents were reported on Tranquility Street.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report of criminal mischief on Tranquility Street in Skippack Township after three Skippack residents found ketchup poured on their vehicles and one house on the morning of March 29. According to police, two 23-year-olds and one 37-year old on the 4000 block of Tranquility Street reported that unknown individuals poured ketchup on their vehicles, and on one home, between 6:30 p.m. on March 29 and 9:45 a.m. on March 30. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the PSP-Skippack at 610-584-1250 and reference incident numberK03-1910169.
Monday, March 25, 2013
With the planned generator, the township building can serve as an Emergency Operations Center.
The Skippack Township Board of Supervisors voted to award Barry J. Hoffman, Co., Inc. the contract to build the township’s emergency generator at a cost of $92,335. The Allentown-based company provided the lowest bid; the highest came in at $152,256 from Henkels and McCoy, of Blue Bell, according to PennBid. According to Skippack Township Manager Ted Locker, Barry J. Hoffman. Co., Inc., also bid an option to install a generator that would reduce the machine's noise 3.1 decibels and increase the cost by $1,900. The board voted against the increase. The installation of this generator, which will be placed just outside of the meeting room, will allow the Skippack Township Building to perform as an Emergency Operations Center in the event of…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Former Montgomery county lawyer David Manilla, currently in jail on involuntary manslaughter charges, pleaded guilty to possession of firearms by a convicted felon and admitted to having them stored in a Skippack home.
David Manilla, 51, of Worcester, pleaded guilty Monday to possession of firearms by a convincted felon in connection to the 2010 death of a Quakertown hunter, according to the U.S. District Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Manilla was previously sentenced to 10-to-25 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntarily manslaughter after shooting Barry Groh while hunting in Bucks County. Manilla, a Montgomery County lawyer who was convicted of aggravated assault in 1985 and was prohibited from possessing weapons, was found to be in possession of 19 firearms and ammunition when police investigated Groh's death. According to Manilla’s plea memo, Manilla had 86 guns removed from his home on Valley Forge Road in Worcester and …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Here is a glimpse into what the Skippack supervisors will be discussing at tonight’s meeting.
The Skippack Township Board of Supervisors will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building. Agenda items include reviewing a request of Drew Bechtel for a lease to farm the Garges Road and Edmonson Properties, and a waiver of conditional use for a Skippack Pike business to add a battery cabinet at an existing tower. Other township business includes a special event permit for the Skippack Food and Wine Festival, authorization to advertise the 2013 road projects, and the Skippack Township generator bid award. For the entire agenda, see the PDF attached to this article or visit the township’s website. http://www.skippacktownship.org/
Thursday, January 17, 2013
William Parkins will serve as vice chair.
Franco D’Angelo will serve as the chairman of the Skippack Township Board of Supervisors, replacing Mary Beth LaBelle. At the board’s Jan. 7 reorganization meeting, members unanimously voted D’Angelo as chairman and William Parkins as vice-chair. Barry Miller, Esq., remains the solicitor, Timothy Woodrow is the engineer and Joseph Sadlo continues to serve as planner. Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. will remain the traffic engineer, and the building inspector for the township will be Pennoni Associates.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Smith will hold the seat vacated by the passing of Capt. Samuel Schweigert through Dec. 31.
Skippack Township resident Paul Smith was welcomed as the newest Perkiomen Valley School Board member on Jan. 14, after being appointed at the Jan. 7 meeting. The board voted unanimously for Smith to fill the vacancy left by Capt. Samuel Schweigert’s passing. “Education is important to our society, and I wanted to get involved,” Smith said of his desire to serve the school board. Smith, who is retired, was initially selected as a potential candidate when the board filled David Warren’s vacat seat over the summer. Andrea Galambos won the board vote at the time, with three votes going to Smith, according to Montgomery News. Four applicants were being considered for the most recent vacancy. Elizabeth Stolar and Jim Nelson addressed the …