Board of Supervisors – March 22 Meeting
The next Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held tomorrow night, March 22 at 7 pm. This meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall of the Municipal Complex, located at 1090 Troxel Road, Lansdale. These meetings are streamed online via Zoom, for residents unable to attend in person, but wish to watch and/or hear the meeting. Public comments may be submitted in advance for those who can not physically attend the meetings or made in person. In order to allow as many residents the opportunity to offer public comments, only one communication form will be recognized - email or verbal, not both. Public comments may be submitted to email@example.com until 4:30 pm on the day of the meeting. Please include your name and specify if you are a Township resident or ratepayer.
Additional Parking: Additional parking is available within the Family Worship Center parking lot, adjacent to the Municipal Complex. To access their lot, drive pass the two municipal parking lots (public and private lots), continue into the church lot. Family Worship Center staff asks that our guests use the parking lanes closest to the Municipal Complex.
Meeting ID: 828 4100 0902
Dial by your location: 267 831 0333
- The Veterans Advisory Committee will meet Monday, March 27, at 7 pm.
- The Zoning Hearing Board will meet Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 pm.
These meeting all take place in the Meeting Hall Building of the Towamencin Municipal Complex, located at 1090 Troxel Road, Lansdale.
Towamencin Sewer Sale Update
At last week’s Board of Supervisors Meeting (March 8th), an update on the sewer sale was provided. NextEra Water Pennsylvania LLC (NextEra), the intended purchaser of Towamencin’s Sewer System, made the Township aware of its business decision to redirect efforts away from water and wastewater acquisitions to focus more on renewable energy projects. Toward this end, NextEra intends to assign its contractual rights and obligations under the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) to Pennsylvania American Water (PA American). PA American is the largest water and wastewater utility in the Commonwealth.
This ownership change relative to the Asset Purchase Agreement requires Board action, including: an amendment to the APA; preparation of an Assignment Agreement; and an amendment to the Sewer Sale Ordinance.
The APA Amendment will include:
- A revised sale price of $104 million (the average of the two utility valuation expert appraisals)
- Removal of the 2-year rate freeze
- Return of additional deposit and escrow monies to Next Era
- Change to “Outside Date” definition to accommodate for any unforeseen hurdles that may arise
The Assignment Agreement will assign NextEra’s interests in the APA to PA American. The Sewer Sale Ordinance Amendment will include replacing NextEra with PA American as the Successful Bidder. If such action is taken by the Board, PA American will file with the PA PUC. The PUC approval process will then commence with PA American as the successor. As consideration for this ownership change and its associated costs, NextEra will pay Towamencin Township $600,000—which includes the initial $100,000 deposit and an additional $500,000.
The Board will consider approving the APA Amendment and Assignment Agreement; and will consider the adoption of the Sewer Sale Ordinance Amendment at their next meeting on March 22, 2023 meeting.
International Spring Festival 2023 - Saturday, April 15
The International Spring Festival celebrates cultural diversity in the North Penn community through food, family fun and the performing arts. The Festival features entertainment, multi-cultural exhibits and vendors, a family health fair, hands-on activities, food tasting, an incredible smorgasbord of international cuisines, and fabulous performances of dance and music. Festival organizers anticipate more than 5,000 people will attend this FREE event - the largest multi-cultural festival on the east coast.
For more information, please visit the festival's website at http://iffconnect.org/.
Date/Time: April 15, from 11 am - 5 pm
Location: North Penn High School - 1340 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA
Towamencin Rain Garden Workshop - April 27
Have you ever wanted to learn more about rain gardens? Join us to explore how rain gardens reduce stormwater runoff and filter pollutants while providing a wildlife-friendly addition to your home landscape. Learn about different stormwater management techniques for your property, with an in-depth discussion on rain garden construction and maintenance.
Township residents will be inspired by an informative indoor presentation by Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy staff and will get to take home native plants for their gardens. New this year - the EAC is generously offsetting the cost for residents, so this workshop is only $10 per person and includes three native perennials. Spots are limited so register today! Register here.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 pm
Event flyer & location: Township Meeting Hall - 1090 Troxel Road, Lansdale, PA
photo courtesy of Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy