New Police Officers Recognized & Sworn-In
At the Board of Supervisors’ December 28 Meeting, Officer Ryan Maloney and Officer Michael Rubas were welcomed and sworn-in before family, friends and members of the Towamencin Township Police Department.
Officer Ryan Maloney attended Penn State Abington, before transferring to Temple University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2019. Officer Maloney then enrolled in the Temple University Municipal Police Academy in June of 2020, where he successfully completing the academy in November of 2020. In July of 2022, Officer Maloney began working as a part-time police officer for the New Hope Borough Police Department, where he served honorably until starting with Towamencin's Police Department in December.
Officer Michael Rubas is a lifelong resident of Towamencin Township. After graduating from North Penn High School, Officer Rubas attended Montgomery County Community College, earning an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts Studies in 2018. Officer Rubas was hired as a Pennsylvania State Trooper and began the PA State Police Academy in January of 2020. After completing over 2 months at the Academy, he suffered a broken foot, rather than potentially having to start over again at the State Academy, Officer Rubas elected to pursue municipal police employment, enrolling in the Montgomery County Community College Municipal Police Academy, completing in 2021. In October of 2022, Officer Rubas began working as a police officer for the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department, where he served honorably until joining our force in December.
We welcome Officer Maloney and Officer Rubas and wish you both success and safety as you protect and serve our community!
pictured left to right: Chairman Chuck Wilson, Officer Maloney, Officer Rubas, Supervisor Joyce Snyder, and Supervisor Rich Marino
Sidewalk & Trail Connectivity Study: Survey Open & Public Meeting February 9th
Last year, the Township engaged Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, the Township’s Planning Consultant, to perform a Sidewalk Connectivity Study. The study will be used to determine where additional sidewalks and/or trails should be provided to improve the ability to walk or bike within the Township. The Township website includes a dedicated webpage for future meeting dates, meeting notes, presentations and an online survey. This resource can be found under the Community Connections section of the homepage of our website, or using the link here.
As part of the study, an online survey (survey link) has been created to collect data from resident responses. Feedback from Township residents and other stakeholders will help prioritize desired locations for future sidewalks and trails. The next public meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7 pm. While, the study survey will be open through April 13, 2023.
Christmas Tree Pickups - Begin January 9th
Our Public Works Department will start Christmas tree pickups Monday, January 9th and will continue on a Monday/Friday schedule through January with the exception of Monday, January 16th.
If crews are tasked with snow removal or emergency work, the pickup will be the following business day. Be sure to place your tree at the curb on these designated days if you would like your tree removed.
Board of Supervisors – January 11th Meeting
The next Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 11th at 7 pm. This meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall of the Municipal Complex, located at 1090 Troxel Road, Lansdale. The meeting will also be streamed online via Zoom, for residents unable to attend in person, but wish to watch and/or hear the meeting. Zoom links are provided on the Township website and Facebook page. An agenda will be added by Friday, January 6th.
Public comments may be submitted in advance for those who can not physically attend the meetings or made in person. For those unable to attend in person, submit your public comment to firstname.lastname@example.org until 4:30 pm the day of the meeting and your comment will be read at the beginning of the meeting.
2023 Sponsorships Opportunities for Local Business Owners
Sponsorships are a great opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure, increase clientele and help provide family entertainment to the community they serve. Our Special Events Committee is working to expand quality programming for our residents this year. Consider joining our Community Partnership Program. For more information, contact Katie Cleary at email@example.com.