Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Borough Council plans to pursue a grant to complete work at 1st Avenue.
Royersford Borough Council spent a large portion of Tuesday's meeting discussing work to be done at 1st Avenue and Main Street. Plans include finishing the intersection and widening the road that leads to Lewis Environmental Group's corporate headquarters. In attendance at the meeting were Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) and Rick Lewis, president of Lewis Environmental Group. Lewis Environmental Group's office is just off 1st Avenue, and Rick Lewis told council that he has 124 full-time employees who have trouble coming in and leaving work due to traffic and lack of traffic control. "We're stuck," Lewis said. "I have no way of getting people in and out of there. It's a safety issue; trying to pull out by the old Pretzel Depot there is …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Emergency Management Coordinator Joe Lorman has resigned.
The Spring City Borough Council met for its regular meeting last Monday night at Borough Hall. Among the major topics discussed were the Emergency Management Coordinator position, the Keystone Markers and a request for a new position for tax collection. The major topic of discussion was what to do with the resignation letter of Joe Lorman, former Emergency Management Coordinator for the borough. Lorman submitted his letter of resignation last month. At last month's meeting, council decided to talk to Lorman more in depth about why he was resigning. Council President Lou DiGuiseppe said he felt like he was being held hostage by Lorman's many requests. "He said he needed to have this, that and the other to continue in this position," …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Democratic Councilman Enters State House Race in the 155th
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
SPRING CITY – Mike D. Hays announced today that he will run for the open seat in the 155th State House District. Hays, 30, was elected to Spring City Borough Council in 2009 as one of its youngest members ever. Now in his third year in local government, he continues working for Main Street improvements, necessary investments in the borough’s infrastructure, and better communication with taxpayers and neighboring municipalities. “Under Gov. Corbett and a Republican Legislature, Pennsylvania is leaving many working families and the middle-class behind,” Hays said. “If elected, I will be an independent representative for the people and not any particular industry or interest.” The newly redrawn 155th includes Spring City, East Pikeland, East …
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:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A multi-part series, conversing with former Royersford Mayor Dave Urner about life, the borough and his seven-plus-year term.
Royersford's Mayor Dave Urner made a truly difficult decision in September. He announced that he would be stepping down just about a year shy of the expiration of his term for personal reasons. His resignation was effective Sept. 30 and in the meantime, the borough council had to make moves to select an interim. Urner took a few hours of his time to sit down with Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch Editor Kevin Haslam and discussed everything from the genesis to his term to the wonderful people he's served in the community. In Part I of our series, Urner discussed his seven-year term, as well as the revitalization efforts of the past, present and future in Royersford. Today, we continue our conversation with the former mayor. In Part II …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Results from this year's race for borough council.
In a heated and spirited race for three borough council seats in Spring City, the Republicans - two incumbents and one newcomer - look to be the unofficial winners as of 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night. The seats of Vice President Rich Beard and board members Donald Shaner and Micheal Petak were up for grabs Tuesday. Beard did not run for re-election. Potentially taking his place will be Republican candidate Euguene Sweeney. According to councilman Jim Burns, the results will not be official until December, after absentee ballots are counted and letters are sent out. Here are the unofficial results: NOTE: Election results are unofficial until certified by the county.
We caught up with local voters in the Spring City area.
- Jim Heck
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
One of the hotter races in the local area has to be the three seats on the Spring City Borough Council. We caught up with local voters to see how they thought the election would unfold.
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.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The council met for a regular meeting on Tuesday night.
Royersford Borough Councilman John Kring gave an additional finance report at Tuesday night's regular meeting that could prove to be a pleasant surprise for local taxpayers. "I just want to take a moment to give forward information to expect for the next meeting," Kring said. "We may have no tax increase this year." Kring went on to say that the finance commitee started out with a $3.88 million requirement to start and panned that number back to the potential for no increases in taxes, which can be attributed to "significant clipping in terms of numbers." "To do that, there are things that will take reductions," said Kring, who noted the street sweep, library and historical society to be among those to have reduced funding. "Some will get …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The borough council met for a regular meeting on Tuesday night
The Royersford Borough Council met for a regular meeting on Tuesday night to hear commitee reports and appoint a new mayor. The most eventful committee report came from finance, in which the council resulted in voting for the approval of three new vehicles to be purchased under the 2012 budget and beyond. Councilman John Kring delivered the finance report in detail to the council. He first reported the pricing for an upgrade to the heating system at Borough Hall, which was awarded to Ohlert Brothers. The total price for a heating upgrade is $22,047, which was approved unanimously by the council. Kring then explained plans to purchase a new police cruiser, which would be purchased this year, but not included in the budget until 2012. The …