Below are reminders for residents to be mindful of with the potential forecast for accumulating snow Wednesday morning. Check the Township's website and Facebook page to see if a snow emergency has been declared.
Parking - When a “Snow Emergency” is declared by the Township, all cars must be removed from streets designated and posted as a “Snow Emergency Route.” Vehicles not removed are subject to towing and citation. During any snow storm, even if a snow emergency is not declared, all residents are highly encouraged to remove all vehicles and seasonal equipment from the roadways by placing them in their driveways if possible. This will ensure streets are cleared and to allow plow drivers unobstructed ability to plow roadways.
Sidewalk Shoveling & Driveway Plowing – Township Code does not allow for snow to be plowed or blown back into the street. Ordinances prohibit this practice, which in extreme conditions can result in fines. The purpose of this ordinance is to keep our streets clear for safe travel. For residents who have a private contractor clearing their driveways, please remind them of this provision.
Fire Hydrants - A fire hydrant can help save lives and property in your neighborhood. The Township and Fire Company request residents to assist the community in keeping fire hydrants, located in front their home, clear of snow.
Mailboxes - Property owners are reminded to check the security and proper placement of their curbside mailboxes after the recent snow and ice storms. The Township has policies in place regarding replacement of mailboxes that are properly placed and have obviously been directly hit by a snowplow. However, the Township is not responsible for mailbox damage caused by snow being thrown off the plow, or if a mailbox is unstable and/or hanging over in to the cart way. According to the United States Postal Service, mailboxes are to be placed with the face of the box 6 to 8 inches from the front of the curb.
Items in rights-of-ways - All items must be removed from the Township’s right-of-way, i.e. decorations, basketball nets or other portable objects. A good rule of thumb is to keep such items 10 feet back from the roadway to reduce the damage from the plows. As an unapproved structure within the legal right-of-way, the following applies:
The Township will not pay for any damage to basketball poles, nets or any other recreational equipment located within the public right-of-way that is damaged by plowed snow or struck during plowing operations.
Police Lieutenant Promotion – Geoffrey Wainwright
At the Board of Supervisor's last meeting, January 11th, Sgt. Geoffrey Wainwright took an oath and accepted his promotion to the position of Towamencin Township Police Lieutenant. Geoffrey Wainwright began his career with the Towamencin Township Police Department in 1995, as a patrol officer. In 2008, he was promoted to patrol sergeant. In 1997 Geoff became a department trainer, earning instructor certifications in firearms, defensive tactics, less-lethal systems, active shooter response, and de-escalation tactics. He currently serves as the department’s training coordinator. He also served on the regional SWAT team as an entry operator from 2000-2016, and was one of the department’s field training officers, where he was responsible for the initial training of newly hired officers when they start in patrol.
We congratulate and wish Lt. Wainwright success as he continues serving our community in his new role.
Lt. Wainwright pictured with the Board of Supervisors - left to right: Kristin Warner, Laura Smith, Joyce Snyder, Lt. Wainwright, Chuck Wilson and Richard 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.
Board of Supervisors – January 25th Meeting
The next Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 25th 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. Meeting agenda
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 email@example.com until 4:30 pm the day of the meeting and your comment will be read at the beginning of the meeting.
Meeting ID: 875 2192 1713
Dial by your location: 1-267-831-0333 US (Philadelphia)
Government Study Commission - February 1st Meeting
The elected Government Study Commission is holding meetings the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7 pm, in the Meeting Hall of the Municipal Complex, located at 1090 Troxel Road, Lansdale. The next Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 1st, at 7 pm. For more Commission information and updates, please visit their website at https://towamencingsc.org.
Last Call for Christmas Tree Pickups - Friday, January 27th
This Friday, January 27, will be the last day our Public Works Department will pickup Christmas trees. If you would like your tree removed, place the tree by the curb the night before as pickups will begin at 7 am on Friday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.