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Township eNews

May 25, 2018

Adjusted Holiday Hours

Township Administrative Offices

Closed Monday, May 28

 

Upper Merion Township Library

Closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28

Reopens Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00AM

 

Upper Merion Community Center

Open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27

Adjusted schedule on Monday, May 28: 5:00AM to 5:00PM

 

Upper Merion Senior Services Center

Closed Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28


The Rambler

No Rambler service on Monday, May 28

 

Community

Upper Merion Township Pool Opening Day

Saturday, May 26 | 11:00AM to 8:00PM

Upper Merion Township Pool (Community Center Complex)

Whether you want to cool off and relax, get some exercise, or have a ton of fun, there's no better way to enjoy a warm day than jumping in the Township Pool! Learn more about memberships.

 

Memorial Day Carillon Concert

Monday, May 28 | 2:00PM

Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park

This free carillon concert by Doug Gefvert will feature patriotic selections and works by American composers. The event takes place outside, rain or shine. Find more information on the Washington Memorial Chapel's website

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

May 28


No Meetings Scheduled

  

TUESDAY

May 29

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

May 30

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

THURSDAY

May 31

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

June 1

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Outdoor Movies at Town Center: Wonder

Thursday, May 31 | 8:00PM

King of Prussia Town Center

This summer, the King of Prussia Town Center will transform into an outdoor movie theater showing new releases and beloved classics for all ages. The next movie in the Summer Movie Night series is Wonder on Thursday, May 31! Bring a blanket and enjoy this summer treat. 

 

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 2 | 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Valley Forge National Historic Park

Celebrate America's 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System by visiting Valley Forge Park for National Trails Day! Try well-loved trails or lesser-known ones that will surprise and challenge you. Join park staff, partners, and volunteers on guided hikes and walks. All programs are free, though space is limited and online pre-registration is required for most trips. 

 

Yoga Happy Hour

Tuesday, June 5 | 5:30 to 6:30PM
King of Prussia Town Center
June through August, King of Prussia Town Center hosts free outdoor yoga sessions on Tuesdays at 5:30PM. The introductory class welcomes all levels of practice. Afterward, stick around for Happy Hour specials and freebies from KOPTC restaurants. BYO mat, towel, and water. 

 

Upper Merion 2040 Comprehensive Plan Open House

Tuesday, June 5 | 6:00 to 8:00PM
Upper Merion Township Building (second floor lobby)
Join us for our second Upper Merion 2040 Comprehensive Plan Open House! The steering committee and community planners have been hard at work turning your feedback from the first round of public outreach into the preliminary recommendations of the Upper Merion 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and we need your help again. This is your chance to provide feedback which will be incorporated into the final recommendations regarding land use, transportation, open space, environmental protection; both at the township-wide and neighborhood scale. Learn more.
 

Rock Your Lunch Summer Concerts

Thursday, June 7 | 11:30AM to 1:00PM (Thursdays in June)
900 First Ave.
Break free from your desk for the 7th Annual Rock Your Lunch Summer Concert Series produced by King of Prussia District, and presented by AVE. Every Thursday in June, enjoy live music from talented musicians in the Philadelphia region, free samples from your favorite King of Prussia restaurants, and giant yard games on the lawn at Arkema, 900 First Ave. in Moore Park KOP (formerly known as the KOP business park). BYO friends, colleagues, chairs, blankets and bagged lunch, or enjoy lunch for purchase from Sodexo. 

Farmers Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Saturday

Mid-May to Mid-November

9:00AM-1:00PM
Rain or Shine!

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Our next market is on Saturday, May 26. We will be partnering with Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company to bring you our annual delicious Chicken Barbecue! A ticket will get you a platter including one half of a chicken and two sides (baked potato and coleslaw) – all for only $10! The proceeds will benefit Upper Merion Farmers Market and Swedesburg Fire Company. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Swedesburg Fire House, the Community Center front desk, or the Public Information Office at the Township Building. Reserve tickets online by contacting manager@uppermerionfarmersmarket.org.

 

Interested in volunteering for the market? Contact Vince at 484-636-3910 or email  manager@uppermerionfarmersmarket.org.

Upper Merion Township & King of Prussia District
Receive $100,000 Grant from Montgomery County for First Avenue Linear Park

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The Montco 2040 Implementation Grant will support landscape and hardscape improvements in Moore Park KOP, formerly known as the King of Prussia business park.

 

Resident Services

Yard Waste Collection

Now through October 26

Upper Merion Township conducts a Yard Waste Collection each year. The collection season will run Friday, April 20 to Friday, October 26, 2018. Pickup days will vary each week depending on workload and weather. We will make every effort to collect yard waste the same week the request is submitted. To submit a request, fill out a request for service online or call the Public Works Department at 610-265-8465 before 12:00PM on the Tuesday of the week you wish to have your yard waste picked up. Please follow the collection guidelines.

Montgomery County Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

Saturday, June 2 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM (Pre-order by May 30)

Norristown Farm Park

Purchase discounted backyard compost bins and rain barrels from Montgomery County. The Earth Machine Compost Bin is on sale for $50 and the Systern Rain Barrel is on sale for $65. Additional items, such as aerators and kitchen scrap buckets, may also be purchased online. Pre-order online by May 30 to pick up on June 2.

Montgomery County Tire Collection

Saturday, June 9 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM 

Montgomery County Community College (Enter at 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422)

The Montgomery County Commissioners authorize these FREE events to prevent
tires from being improperly disposed of and to reduce breeding grounds for disease
carrying mosquitoes. The tires that are collected will be shredded and re-purposed by a
local business into products such as road surface material, highway sound barrier wall
material, and playground material. For more information, visit Montgomery County's website.

 

Volunteer on a Citizen Board

There are 25 commissions, boards, and authorities currently serving Upper Merion Township. They are staffed by appointed citizens who assist in township government by advising, informing, and assisting the Board of Supervisors. These citizen volunteers provide a valuable service to the township.

 

  • We're looking for citizens to join the newly-formed Farmers Market Advisory Board to initiate, provide, and recommend plans for the operation and management of the Upper Merion Farmers Market. Learn more about the application process.
  • The Board of Supervisors currently has one vacancy, to be filled at the June 21 Board of Supervisors Business Meeting. Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Township Manager David G. Kraynik by June 1 for consideration.

 

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

Adult Sports Leagues

UMPR offers a wide variety of fun and competitive sports leagues for adults. This summer's leagues include men’s basketball and coed volleyball. Act fast, the registration deadline has been extended until May 30!

 

Junior Chef Baking Camps

Week of June 18

Kids ages 5-11 are invited to sign up for two baking camps, Learn the Baking Basics and Everybody Cooks. Campers will learn basic kitchen skills, baking techniques, fun recipes, and healthy alternatives. Learn more and register now.

 

Library

Tech Night

Monday, June 4 | 7:00PM

Henderson Room

Own an iPad or iPhone, but have trouble using it? Planning on buying a new device, but the latest technology is troubling you? Our youth volunteers are here to help! Register now.

 

Free Kona Ice for All!

Monday, June 11 | 6:30 to 7:30PM

Rear parking lot of the township building

Preview our exciting Summer Reading Program. Bring the whole family to get more information and sign up for one of the fun reading programs offered for all ages, from kindergarten to adult. Learn more.

 

Call for Musicians!

We're looking for talented adults to perform at our International Music Festival on Tuesday, July 10. If you are interested, please email Sangeetha or call the library at (610) 265-4805. 

 

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

Wayne Senior Center Peer Educators

Monday, June 4 | 11:30AM

Educators will present "How To Talk To Your Doctor." Please sign up in the lobby.

 

Excursion to Stoneleigh 

Thursday, June 21 | 9:45AM (Sign up by June 20)

We're hosting a free excursion to Stoneleigh, the former Haas Estate in Villanova, which is now a "natural" garden, open to the public. Transportation will be by carpool. We will meet in the upper parking lot (swim club) at 9:45AM for the short ride to Villanova. Sign up in the lobby and please indicate if you are willing to drive.   

 

Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Hospital Presentation

Monday, June 25 | 1:00PM

Hospital staff will present “Cardio Vascular Disease: What You Need to Know About Heart Disease and Stroke.”

Roadway Restrictions

Schuylkill Expressway Safety and Traffic Improvements

This project is the first phase of a long-range, multi-modal transportation plan designed to enhance travel along Interstate 76. PennDOT will install Variable Speed Limit and Queue Warning systems along Interstate 76 from U.S. 1 to just west of U.S. 202 in Philadelphia, Lower Merion and Upper Merion townships and West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County. Construction is expected to begin this summer and be completed in the summer of 2019. Learn more.

 

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 June. 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.

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