August 22, 2017

Tri-County Trails Study – Public Meeting #2 Notes

Growing Interest and Attention

The Schuylkill River Trail voted as national asset
• “Best urban trail in the country” as chosen by readers of USA Today in 2015
DCNR identifies planned Schuylkill Highlands Greenway as #3 in statewide importance

• Identified greenway corridor of 50 miles or longer and crossing at least 2 counties:
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_002138.pdf
DCNR lists two local trail gaps as top priorities for Pennsylvania: http://maps.dcnr.pa.gov/trailgaps/#

• #14 SRT, Pottstown to the Perkiomen Trail

• #15 SRT, Pottstown to French Creek State Park
MontCo lists two planned trail corridors in 2015 primary trail network plan:
http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/586

• #6 Manatawny Trail

• #14 West Trail

PA SCORP – 2014 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Survey

• 89% of the 7000+ surveyed responded that trails and natural areas were valued most about their communities.

• 41% of respondents listed community-wide trail systems as the highest priority item for local community
investment in the next 5 years.

Sly Fox Brewery donates over $4,700 to SRT through SRT Ale sales in 2016
• More than $8,000 over two years

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Construction Postponed on Grosstown Road (Route 4042) Bridge Project in West Pottsgrove Township

Montgomery County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

King of Prussia, PA – Construction for the Grosstown Road (Route 4042) bridge, which spans Manatawny Creek in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County has been postponed. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of July 24.

Construction is now expected to begin during the week of August 7 and be complete in late November. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along West High Street (Route 4031) and Manatawny Street (Route 4037).

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.

This bridge is referred to as JV-219 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.

4th Annual Fishing Derby Saturday May 27th, 2017 – UPDATED DATE & TIME

West Pottsgrove Township 4th Annual Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Ralph Murgia Park
Manatawny Street
Stowe, Pa 19464

The WPPA is hosting a fishing derby for all children under the age of 16. All participants must be pre-registe red, Registration begins on April 1; 2017. Sign ups sheets will be available at The West Pottsgrove Police Station and The West Pottsgrove Township
building located at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe, West Pottsgrove Township; Montgomery County, PA 1 9464

This event is FREE to ALL WEST POTTSGROVE RESIDENTS and their Children under 16 years old.

FREE HOT DOG & DRINK FOR ALL REGISTERED CHILDREN

Every registered child will receive one free dog and one free drink Other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Event is RAIN or SHINE!

Prizes for all age groups.

See all Rules & Regulations at registration.

Parking will be available on Sell Road the day of the event.

Anyone interested in donating or volunteering, please contact us at 610-323-2090.

Election Day November 8th

Come out to vote at the West Pottsgrove Township building on Tuesday, November 8th

Voting opens at 7:00 a.m. and polls close at 8:00 p.m.   The Township Office is closed on this day.

Senator Bob Mensch Holds Successful Montgomery County Veteran ID Event

Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) held a successful and well-attended Veteran ID event with State Representative Justin Simmons (R- 131) on Friday, September 16 for Montgomery County veterans.

Over 40 veterans and their family members attended. Veterans met with the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds who recorded their discharge papers and provided them with a Veteran Photo ID card. The cards entitle veterans to a discount at over 500 Montgomery County businesses.

“I’m pleased that Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds is able to provide this valuable outreach program to our veterans,” said Mensch. “The Vet ID program is a great way to honor and thank our vets for their service and promote small businesses in Montgomery County.”

Staff from US Senator Pat Toomey’s office and Congressman Ryan Costello’s office also assisted constituents with federal-related questions.

Senator Mensch is also hosting a free shredding event with Representative Simmons on Saturday, October 22 from 9am to 11am at the Red Hill Fire Company parking lot (71 East Fourth Street, Red Hill, PA). Constituents can bring up to 6 bags of paper to be shredded. In order to ensure that they are able to serve as many constituents as possible, paper cannot be accepted from businesses or commercial entities.

CONTACT: Sarah Rasmussen srasmussen@pasen.gov (215) 541-2388

Random Acts of Kindness

Over the last couple of days the police officers of West Pottsgrove Township have had visits from local youth thanking them for their service while demonstrating random acts of kindness.

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West Pottsgrove Community Pool Closing to Financial Reasons

To: Members and customers of the West Pottsgrove Community Pool

Earlier this week the Township was notified by Bennington Pool Services (the private operator the West Pottsgrove Community Pool) that they will be closing the pool to the public for the remainder of the season due to financial reasons.

Township staff did meet with the operator to discuss alternate options and explored other options to try and keep the pool open for the remainder of the season.

However, given the juncture of time that we are at with regard to the swimming season and the time and other resources required to get the pool properly setup and staffed, the township decided that we would not be able to take over the operations for the rest of the season.

The pool operator also informed us that he will be contacting members on what they will need to do to get a refund of their paid membership fees.

Both the Township staff and officials agree that we should now begin planning on how we are going to proceed with pool operations for next season and going forward.

Respectfully submitted,
Craig Lloyd
Manager, West Pottsgrove Township

West Pottsgrove Township’s 3rd Annual Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 28, 2016
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
West Pottsgrove Park
Manatawny Street
Stowe, Pa 19464

West Pottsgrove Township is hosting a fishing derby for all children under the age of 16.

This event is FREE to ALL WEST POTTSGROVE RESIDENTS and their children under 16 years old.

Every registered child will receive one free hot dog and one free drink. Other refreshments will be available for purchase.

  • Event is RAIN or SHINE!
  • Prizes for all age groups.
  • See all Rules & Regulations at registration.
  • Parking will be available on Sell Road the day of the event.
  • All participants must be pre-registered.

Registration begins on April 15, 2016.

Sign ups sheets will be available at The West Pottsgrove Police Station and The West Pottsgrove Township building located at

980 Grosstown Road,
Stowe, West Pottsgrove Township;
Montgomery County, PA 19464

Anyone interested in donating or volunteering, please contact us at 610-323-2090.

All donations are a 2016 tax deduction. Save your receipts along with this flyer.

Download Flyer PDF

West Pottsgrove Township Emergency Services Day

May 14th 2016 9:00AM to 3:00PM
at the West Pottsgrove Elementary School
25 Grosstown Road, Stowe PA

  • Police K9 Demonstration
  • EMS Helicopter
  • Police Swat Equipment
  • Goodwill Ambulance
  • Fire Apparatus
  • Vehicle Rescue Demonstration

Bike Rodeo(For Children age 13 and younger.
Bring a helmet if you have one, working bicycle and a positive attitude.

Bicycle Registration
Bicycle Safety Check
Safety Clinic
Obstacle Course
Certificate of Completion

Food and Drinks for sale by the Lions Club
West Pottsgrove Township will provide a shredder for
residents to shred personal documents

Download Flyer PDF

Spring 2016 Newsletter

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As many of you may have heard this will be my last newsletter as I will be retiring. I want to thank the Board of Commissioners that hired me for the position of Township Manager and gave me the outstanding opportunity to represent the Township. I watched with every passing election changes in the Board and noted that all Commission-ers are serving to make the community a better place to be.

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