Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Recommendations are expected to be presented to the borough on March 5.
After months of discussion, the Trappe Planning Commission intends to propose a new ordinance that will affect signage within the borough. All signs, including banners, yard sale and real estate signs, address, and memorial signs may be affected. If the ordinance is adopted, all individuals and businesses will be expected to comply. The zoning officer will have the authority to remove signs that are not in compliance and fines may be issued. Currently the proposal lists 19 types of signs that will not be permitted in Trappe, including electronic signs, inflatable signs, balloons, streamers, signs painted on a building and signs attached to a utility pole. Sandwich board signs will be permitted under the proposal, but must be purchased …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Attemped arson in Worcester, spray-painted racial slurs and a smashed car window Trappe and Schwenksville, respectively.
Attempted Arson in Worcester On Jan. 8, a man from the 2200 block of Nyce Way in Worcester Township reported to the Pennyslvania State Police that someone tried to set the victim’s vehicle on fire. The attempted arson occurred between 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 9. Police are investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSP – Skippack at 610-584-1250 and reference incident number K03-1896133. Criminal Mischief in Trappe Pennsylvania State Police reported that derogatory slurs were spray pained on the vehicle of a 50-year-old Trappe Woman on North Borough Line Road. The incident occurred between Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. Police are asking anyone with information to contact …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The proposed tax ordinance, which would increase the millage to .47, will be voted on by borough council during their public meeting on December 27 at 7 p.m.
Trappe Borough Council will consider adopting a new real estate tax ordinance during their scheduled public meeting on December 27, which would increase the tax rate to .47 mills. The millage of .47 is the same percentage that was in place in 1998, which was one year after Montco underwent a county-wide reassessment. The previous municipal real estate tax was eliminated by borough council in 2005. According to Borough Solicitor Dave Onorato, the gross revenue to the borough is roughly $100,000, minus a $5,000 fee to collect the proposed tax. Onorato added that he ran a computation on his home in Regency Knoll, and the increased tax amounted to roughly $125. As previously reported on the Perkiomen Valley Patch, the increased revenue will be…
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, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft, which occurred on the 700 block of W. Main Street.
A car was stolen from the 700 block of W. Main Street in Trappe Borough at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, according to the Times Herald. The Pennsylvania State Police reports that a dark gray 2007 Ford Focus was parked on the roadway with the engine running when an unknown person took the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information relating to this incident should contact the PSP Skippack Barracks at 610-584-1250 and reference incident number K03-1890761. Read more at the Times Herald article here.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thefts were reported at a Skippack Park, outside of the Comfort Cafe in Trappe, and Landis Supermarket in Upper Salford.
Theft from Motor Vehicle Reported at Comfort Cafe A 19-year-old male had his car broken into behind the Comfort Cafe in Trappe in Nov. 11, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The man has his unlocked vehicle parked behind the business between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and his wallet was stolen from the vehicle. This is an ongoing investigation. Portable Toilet Stolen From Palmer Park in Skippack The Pennsylvania State Police reported that a large green portable toilet was stolen from the Palmer Park area in Skippack between Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the PSP at 610-410-7841 and reference incident number K03-1885110. Retail Theft Reported at Landis Supermarket Police are …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Trappe Council addresses concerns over loitering and disorderly conduct, as well as the fire company's wish to be a designated provider for the borough.
Following residents' complaints of loitering and possible criminal behavior involving minors in the community, Trappe Borough Council had a first look at a proposed Anti-Loitering/Disorderly Conduct ordinance at their November 13, 2012 monthly meeting. Some parts of the proposed legislation include not allowing more than three people to loiter in a public area and not allowing people to obstruct public streets. Councilman Paul Edwards commented that he witnessed several youths between the ages of 11-15 "kind of getting a little rough" at The Trappe Center recently. He said, "I just saw where this makes it difficult for people to feel comfortable to walk there." Borough Solicitor Dave Onorato said that while this ordinance does not give the…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Trappe borough is NOT requiring address curb number painting.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Below is a message from Jacqui Gunther, Trappe Borough Manager: “If you received a notice like the one pictured here please be advised that this is a marketing ploy to get residents of Trappe to pay for address curb number painting. This company is fraudulently implying that this is a Borough requirement. THIS IS A MARKETING SCAM! These people are illegally soliciting in Trappe Borough without a permit. I would caution all residents not to engage these people for any type of service. If any person is soliciting in Trappe you should always ask to see their Solicitor's Permit issued by the Borough of Trappe. Please note that the Borough is required to issue a solicitor's permit if it is properly applied for. However, the Borough does …
Friday, October 12, 2012
While Collegeville and Trappe are in agreement that Public Works and CTMA should be merged, views differ on how to do that.
At its Oct. 2 monthly meeting, Trappe Borough Council discussed a resolution, proposed by Collegeville Borough, that would eliminate the current Collegeville-Trappe Joint Public Works Department (CTJPWD) and put all of its duties under Collegeville Trappe Municipal Authority (CTMA). Currently, the Collegeville/Trappe Joint Public Works Department provides public water and other services to both boroughs, and the Collegeville/Trappe Municipal Authority provides sanitary sewer services. Both offices are located at 220 W. First Ave. Solicitor David Onorato offered a historical background, saying this issue has been discussed many times over the years. The intention in the 1990’s was to dissolve CTMA, which owns the public sewer system, when …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The famed sandwich shop is moving down Main Street, into the vacant "Lunch Box on Main" storefront.
"The Zep that launched a thousand ships" - is Lou's Too the next Helen of Troy? The sister sandwich shop to Lou's in Norristown is moving out of its digs at 732 W. Main Street in Trappe to the borough next door. The restaurant will re-open at the old Lunch Box on Main, located at 454 E Main Street in Collegeville. The restaurant, known for bringing the Zep over the Perkiomen Creek, will have an expanded seating section in the new venue. The move, reported to Collegeville Borough Council by Collegeville Economic Development Corporation Manager Rachael Morrison at an Oct. 3 meeting, should be completed by December, and the new Lou's will be up and running. Patch will have more to report on this, but wanted to get you the initial information…