Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Supervisors hear presentation from consultant on beginnings of streetscaping and beautification projects
Tuesday night's Limerick Township Board of Supervisors meeting saw the reveal of early proposals for rezoning Ridge Pike, presented by consulting architect Peter Simone of Simone Collins Landscape Architecture. The supervisors want to institute consistent building, landscaping and appearance guidelines along the length of Ridge Pike because it serves as the "main street" for Limerick Township. Simone's presentation included redrawn zoning districts, including some new zoning areas that will allow for mixed property uses such as residential properties attached to commercial properties. The new guidelines would allow more flexibility in how properties could be used, while implementing design standards and developing streetscapes that would …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
A look back at the top stories of the week.
Happy New Year to everyone in Patchland! We hope you enjoyed some relaxation and plenty of time with your loved ones. The first week of 2012 was filled with local reorganization at both Limerick and Spring City town meetings. A new president was appointed to the board of supervisors in Limerick, while Spring City decided to retain its current one. In other news, we heard about the closing of a local grocery store, as well as the sad news that Sacred Heart would merge with St. Eleanor. Did you miss something this week? Here are our top 12 stories:
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Board reorganizes for 2012 at first meeting of year
The Limerick Township Board of Supervisors elected Kara Shuler chairman at Tuesday's first meeting of 2012. Supervisor Joseph St. Pedro was elected vice chairman after being sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Walter F. Gadzicki Jr. St. Pedro was elected in November 2011 to his first full term as a supervisor. He has been a supervisor since 2009, when he was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the board. Judge Gadzicki also administered the oath of office to Carl Namiotka, who was elected auditor in November. The board reappointed Joseph McGrory to the position of township solicitor, and retained Pennoni Associates and Traffic Planning and Design as the township's civil engineer and traffic engineer, respectively. The reorganization …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
Election week has come and gone in Montgomery and Chester counties. Locally, the republicans swept, unofficially winning races in Spring City, Royersford, East Vincent Township, Limerick Township and Upper Providence. The Spring-Ford Area School District has one new face after Donna Williams decided not to run for reelection. Four others retained their seats while running unopposed. Did you miss the election action, or anything else this week? Check out these top 12 stories:
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Results from the race for supervisor in East Vincent Township
In one of the tighter races in our coverage area, republican candidate Jane Peronteau edged out democrat Saul Rivkin for the East Vincent Township supervisor spot. The final count, barring an influx of absentee ballots, was 741-707, with one write-in. Rivkin held an early lead, but Peronteau soon took it and never lost it throughout the night. NOTE: Election results are unofficial until certified by the county.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Results for this years race for supervisor.
In the race for the one open supervisor seat on the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors, republican incumbent Joe St. Pedro defeated democrat Robert Siegel in the election to the five-person board. The term will last six years. St. Pedro has donated his supervisor salary to charity for the past three years. Here are the results: St. Pedro said he wants to continue keeping a tight budget and running things like a business. "The plan is probably going to be pretty much the same," he said. "Make sure the government doesn't spend a lot of money and keeps the budgets low. My goal is small government and to run it like a business. We've got to take care of the people living here." He had nothing but good words to say about his opponent. "He …
A peak at the polls
Officials and voters are out at the local polling places. Officials are greeting and assiting voters and according to Spring City Borough Council President Lou DiGuiseppe, in four hours, 65 voters showed up to Spring City 1, which is far better than anticipated. Make sure you stick with Patch for voter input at 6 p.m. and the results after the 8 p.m. poll closure for results of Limerick, Royersford, Spring City and Spring-Ford Area School District elections, as well as updates on Upper Providence, East Vincent and Montgomery/Chester County by the morning.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Another East Vincent letter.
The following Letter to the Editor was sent in by Todd Palmer of East Vincent Township: I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt, which I had done with Jane Peronteau– candidate for East Vincent Township Supervisor– whom I only know by reputation. That was until I visited my mailbox on two separate occasions this week. Jane Peronteau has taken the race for East Vincent Township Supervisor to a new low. Perhaps our local race is only a microcosm for what is happening across our country or maybe her campaign mailers truly reflect her personality. Whatever the reason or reasons, it reflects badly on her, her handlers, her political party and our township. Saul Rivkin is a good man. He has volunteered his time and has done a great …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Board also discusses 2012 public works budget
The Limerick Township Board of Supervisors heard preliminary plans at Tuesday night's meeting for a new soccer and lacrosse facility located on Airport Road. Gabe Betancourt, owner of The Far Post in Oaks, owns a property near the Limerick Airport and is in the beginning stages of planning for three outdoor fields and a building with two indoor fields at the location. Betancourt and Nick Feola, representing Bursich Associates, presented the preliminary plan to the board and told the supervisors there would be several zoning relief requests as the plan is developed. The board was generally positive toward the project, suggesting that Betancourt work with the owner of Limerick Airport to develop the edges of the property along Peters Road. …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Donation benefits local foundation
Limerick Township Supervisor Joseph St. Pedro announced Tuesday night at the Board of Supervisors meeting that he would again be donating his supervisor's salary of $3,250 to the Montgomery County Foundation. This year is the third time St. Pedro has donated his salary to the foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to help donors realize their philanthropic goals by providing grants within the local community for programs such as emergency assistance with heating and cooling costs and help for local residents who are hungry and homeless. St. Pedro is involved with the foundation on a day-to-day basis and sees the good work it does in the community. "This is good because it puts this money directly back into our …