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Township eNews

March 30, 2018

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Community

First Ave Road Diet Information Sessions

Construction on the First Avenue Road Diet will begin later this April, so KOP-BID is holding public information sessions to provide information about this roadway improvement. Property owners, business owners, residents, and employees that use First Avenue are encouraged to stop by at one of two information sessions and review the plans, ask questions about the project, and learn more.

1st Session - Wednesday, April 4 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Freedom Conference Center, 1st Floor

630 Freedom Business Center Drive

2nd Session - Thursday, April 5 | 7:30PM

During the Board of Supervisors Workshop

Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd.

Upper Merion Township Park & Stream Clean Up

Saturday, April 14 | 8:30AM to 12:00PM

Lower Parking Lot of Township Building

Calling all volunteers! Residents, local businesses, community groups, and schools - we welcome you to come together to clean up Upper Merion Township's streams and parks! Volunteers will meet at the Township Building to enjoy FREE coffee and breakfast, and receive vouchers for free pizza. Once volunteers get their assignments, they'll go to their sites to remove trash, beautify their community, and have fun outdoors! Learn more and sign up now

 

KOP Rotary Club Presents: Taste of the Suburbs

Sunday, April 15 | 6:30PM to 8:30PM

King of Prussia Mall

Come out once again for this phenomenal food & wine festival to help support the King of Prussia Rotary Club's Charitable Foundation. Sample signature menu items and spirits from over 30 of the area's top restaurants and wineries. Learn more and purchase tickets today!

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

April 2


No Meetings Scheduled

  

TUESDAY

April 3

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

April 4

 

Zoning Hearing Board

7:00PM

Freedom Hall

 

THURSDAY

April 5

 

BOS Zoning Code Workshop

6:00PM

Board Room

 

BOS Workshop

7:30PM

Board Room

 

FRIDAY

April 6

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Viking 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run - Discounted Registration Now Available!

Sunday, April 29

Caley Elementary School

Join us for the Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation's 4th Annual Viking 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk. Enjoy food, music, and prizes. Participants of all abilities are welcome! All proceeds go to help Upper Merion Area schools. Register online.

 

KOPSC Travel Soccer Registration 2018 is Open!

Early registration for Travel Soccer is now open through April 7. Using the new registration system, you will need to create an account and register online. The early registration cost is $200. If a player registers after April 7, the cost is $225. In addition, all players who have registered AND paid by April 7 may try out without paying an assessment fee. If you have not registered AND paid by April 7, you must pay a $20 non-refundable assessment fee and complete an injury waiver. Waivers must be signed by parents or legal guardians. Failure to do so will prevent your child from participating in that assessment. *If you have any questions about registration or are in need of financial assistance please contact Jim Roberts at registrations@kopsc.org.

Travel Soccer Assessments 2018

Assessments begin in April for travel soccer. Please visit the website to understand the process and dates for assessments. if you have any questions please contact Matt Wintersteen at mattwintersteen@yahoo.com.

Join the Team!

Upper Merion Township is hiring for a variety of positions. Browse the job openings and learn more about the application process.

 

Community Center

431 West Valley Forge Road

King of Prussia, PA 19040

610-265-1071

 

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There's always something fun happening at the Community Center! Try a fitness class, learn a new craft, or pick up a sport during Open Gym.

Parks & Recreation

Sports Spectacular - After School

Do you love to play sports? Join the Overtime Athletics Staff in this fun after school program. Each week, play a different sport or game, all while working on teamwork, sportsmanship and fitness. Learn more.

 

Purposeful Play and Create

More than just an art class! This program threads a theme with music, pictures and multi-sensory activities. Parent or guardian must be present. Learn moreAges 18 months - 6 years. 

 

Library

Spring Story Times

Join us for free, interactive story times for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and families, for birth through age 6. We offer educational and fun story times on different days and evenings. Check our calendar and register for the one that best fits your needs. Register online.

 

Baby Boomers Retirement Roadmap series

All programs start at 1:00PM. Register online.

Saturday, April 7 - Maximize Your Social Security Income

Saturday, April 14 - Medicare

Saturday, April 21 at - Retirement Planning

Saturday, April 28 at - The Income for Life Model

 

Farmers Market

Winter Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Other Saturday
10:00AM-12:00PM
Rain or Shine!

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If you haven't joined us before in the off-season, here's how it works:

 

We have a smaller group of vendors, all of whom have a way of pre-ordering. Every other Saturday from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, they set up on the lower level of the parking lot behind the Township Building. You can pick up your orders, and most vendors bring a little extra to tempt you. The next Market will be on April 7.

Public Safety

The Upper Merion Township Public Safety Department is a singular, unified department that encompasses the divisions of police, fire, ambulance, and emergency management services, overseen by Director Tom Nolan, who is also the current Chief of Police.

 

 
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Upper Merion Police

View the crime bulletin archive.

 

Fire & Rescue

Have No Fear - Volunteer!

The Upper Merion Township Fire & Rescue Services is seeking volunteers. Interested in joining? Contact William Daywalt, Deputy Fire Marshal, at 610-205-8554 or find out more on our website.

 

Montgomery County News

 

Upper Merion Senior Service Center

Located at the Community Center
431 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

21st Annual Upper Merion Senior Service Center Flea Market & Bake Sale

Saturday, April 14 | 9:00AM to 1:30PM (Rain or Shine - held indoors) 

Open to the public. You can buy a table space to sell your unwanted "treasures" ($20.00 for an 8'x4' space - bring your own table & chair) or come in to shop from our vendors or from the senior center Thrift Shop (also open now Monday-Friday - 9:30AM to 1:30PM). Whether you are buying or selling there will be something for everyone! Cash prizes, refreshments, baked goods and more! This is always a fun family day!

 

Excursion Group to Laurel Hill Cemetery

Thursday, April 19

Join us for a trip to Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Transportation is by carpool. We will leave the swimming pool lot at 9:45AM to be there in time for the tour at 10:30AM, or you can drive on your own. There is a free parking lot across the street from the main entrance on Ridge Avenue. Cost for the tour is $10 for UMSSC members, $15 for non-members. After the tour, we will stop at a nearby restaurant for lunch. Sign up and make your payment in the lobby.  Note: wear shoes and clothing that are comfortable for walking outdoors.

Roadway Restrictions

First Avenue Safety Improvements

The First Avenue Road Diet is a safety improvement project for motorists and pedestrians. The project will reduce the 4-lane road to 3 lanes that includes a lane of traffic in each direction, a dedicated center turn lane, and bicycle lanes or a wider shoulder. The project is expected to begin in April. Learn more.

 

US 422 E. Ramp to Route 23 Temporarily Closed

The ramp from EB US 422 to Route 23 (Valley Forge Rd) is scheduled to be closed through late summer for construction on a new fly-over ramp. Learn more.

 

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available on the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

umtownship.org | 610-265-2600

175 West Valley Forge Road • King of Prussia, PA 19406-1802

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