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Township eNews

January 18, 2019

Are You Prepared for Winter Storm Harper?

Do you know what to do before, during, and after a storm?

Review our winter weather protocols, tips, and resources.

Community

Teens, Parents & Law 

Wednesday, January 23 | 7:00PM

Upper Merion Area High School, Large Group Instruction Room

Attorney George Nikolaou will educate students and parents about teen issues and the law in order to help them make informed decisions. Refreshments will be available. To register, email Susan Shelton or call (610) 304-5533. 

UMBA Spring 2019 Registration Information

Boys and girls ages 3-18 are invited to register for youth quickball, baseball, and softball.

  • Online registration is open now at www.umbabaseball.com and www.umbasoftball.com
  • Late registration begins January 19. Walk up registration is available at Walker Park on January 19 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, and January 26 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. 

UMBA Winter 2019 Registration Information

Boys and girls ages 3-12 are invited to register for youth quickball, baseball, and softball. Sign up for pitching clinics and skills clinics at the Community Center or on Community Pass. Visit www.umbabaseball.com or email UMBAconnect@gmail.com for more information.

Township Manager Search Committee

The UMT Board of Supervisors is currently seeking applications for consideration of three township residents to serve on the Township Manager Search Committee. Applicants' letters of interest must be received on or before January 31. Learn more and apply 

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Some email providers, like Gmail, will clip our email newsletter if it gets too long. In this case, you'll see "[Message clipped] View entire message" at the bottom of the email. That means there is a lot of news you could be missing! To see the whole newsletter, you can either click "View entire message" or visit our online newsletter archive.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

January 21

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

TUESDAY

January 22

 

UM Sanitary & Stormwater Authority Reorganization Meeting

7:00PM

Board Room

 

WEDNESDAY

January 23

 

Planning Commission

*CANCELLED*

 

THURSDAY
January 24

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

January 25

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Resident Services & Resources

A Tree for Your Yard

Upper Merion Shade Tree and Beautification Commission and UM Tree Tenders will once again offer bare root trees for sale for spring planting. When trees live among us, they give us so many wonderful benefits, including clean air and water, energy savings, increased home values, and more. Residents must place their orders by Friday, February 22. Learn more and download an order form.

Christmas Tree Collection

The collection season runs now through January 31. Simply leave your tree on the curb and it will be collected by the township. All ornaments, lights, stands, and bags must be removed before disposal. Visit our Christmas Tree Collection page to learn more.

Board of Community Assistance Grant Program

Non-profit organizations and Upper Merion students are encouraged to apply for one of many possible grants that are awarded through the BCA each year. The award applications will be accepted now through April 1, 2019. Learn more.

theconnector

Interested in transportation options in King of Prussia? Try theconnector! theconnector is a commuter shuttle bus service connecting King of Prussia business park employees to SEPTA Regional Rail at the Norristown Transportation Center and Wayne Station Monday through Friday during the AM and PM rush hours. The comfortable 14-passenger shuttles have free Wi-Fi and bicycle racks, and are ADA compliant. Learn more and purchase tickets online.

Environmental

Bad Bugs!

If you haven't heard of the Emerald Ash Borer or Spotted Lanternfly by now, you must be living under a rock. Both insects have made Upper Merion their homes, and homeowners and property owners need to be aware of what to do if you spot them on your property. Learn more:

Farmers Market

Indoor Winter Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Other Saturday

December to Mid-May

10:00AM-1:00PM

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Next Market: Saturday, January 26

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

Mindfulness Meditation

Do you feel pulled in a million different directions? Do you feel like you're constantly on the go? Take some time to stop and pause, manage your stress, and focus on self-care. Learn more and register.

Bombay Jam Fitness

Bombay Jam is an ultimate dance fitness total body workout packed with authentic Bollywood flavor. Classes incorporate cardio and toning routines into one action-packed total body workout. Learn more today.

Rookie Volleyball

Have a great time learning the sport of volleyball! Participants will learn a wide variety of skills including passing, setting, blocking, and serving. The new session begins Thursday, January 24 for kids in grades 4 through 6. Learn more and register.

Library

Build on Your Day Off!

Monday, January 21

Join us for two fun building events at the Library. 

Stress Management Strategies for Adults 

Wednesday, January 23 | 7:00PM  

Josh Gansky will lead participants on an exploration of ways to better navigate through their busy and stress-filled lives. Learn more and register.

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 statistics 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.

Upper Merion Senior Service Center

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

Renew Your Membership for 2019

January starts a new membership year at the senior center. If you, or someone you know, is 55 years or older, come check out some of our programs and activities:

  • Garden, computer, or book clubs
  • Finance/investment or current events discussions
  • Friday Flicks
  • Sing-a-longs
  • Fitness, yoga, or tai-chi classes
  • Cards, Pinochle, Mahjong, or Canasta
  • Quilting, knitting, or crocheting workshops
  • Special events and excursions

Learn more and find registration forms on UMSSC's website.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Traffic Signal Replacement

On January 7, the township began replacing the LED signal indicators at 33 intersections. The township’s Traffic Signal Division, along with Signal Service Inc., will be performing the work for about four to six weeks, depending on the weather. Learn more.

Abrams Road Over Abrams Run

Construction of the bridge carrying Abrams Road over Abrams Run continues. Motorists will be directed to use Beidler Road until construction is complete. The bridge will reopen the second week of February, weather permitting. 

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