Township eNews

December 29, 2017



You might notice some things look different around here... We're so excited to reveal our updated look! This is the new eNewsletter template that matches our brand new township website. 


If you haven't had a chance to check out the new website, view it now and let us know what you think. We're continuing to make changes and updates so that it can be an easy to use and accessible website for everyone.


Holiday Hours and Closures

Township Administrative Offices:

Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed
Upper Merion Public Library:

Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed
Upper Merion Community Center:

Sunday, December 31: 5:00AM to 5:00PM

Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed

The Police Department is open 24/7/365 as usual.

Drum Circle & Fire Ceremony

Monday, January 1 | 3:00PM to 5:00PM

The Beach at McKaig Nature Center, Marker White 21

The fire ceremony is traditionally done at the New & Full Moons. As an extension of the Inkan, Hopi, Mayan and Tibetan traditions, we gather our tribe together in ceremony to dream the new world into existence. Coming together we dream into existence the world we want to leave to our children and children’s children. Learn more and register today.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Wednesday, January 10 | 7:00PM

Upper Merion Middle School

Join us for the 30th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2018 theme is Help Humanity, Create Community. Highlights include the presentation of Humanitarian and Community Service Awards, Musical & Dramatic performances by UMASD students, and refreshments. For more info, contact UMPR at 610-265-1071 or


Meeting Schedule



January 1


Administrative Offices Closed for

New Years Day



January 2


Board of Supervisors Reorganization


Freedom Hall



January 3


Elected Auditors Reorganization


Administrative Conference Room



January 4


BOS Zoning Code Workshop


Board Room

BOS Workshop


Board Room



January 5


No Meetings Scheduled

Community Center

431 West Valley Forge Road

King of Prussia, PA 19040




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


Playball is a specialized sports program that uses sports as a means to assist the development in children. The focus is on stability, locomotion, and manipulation, and then working up to sequential movements. Learn more.


Tae Kwon Do

Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do, including basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, and patterns. Classes take place at the Community Center with Instructor Matt Glidden on Mondays & Wednesdays, or with Instructor Mike Coleman on Tuesdays & Thursdays.


Transform YOU this New Year!

Thursdays at 7:00PM

Attend all six classes or choose what suits you best from this multi-class series on becoming the best you. Learn more.


Check out the Library's event calendar for upcoming events and programs.


Sign up for the Library's eNewsletter to receive email updates directly from them.


Farmers Market

Winter Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Other Saturday
Rain or Shine!


Tomorrow will be our last Winter Market of the 2017 season, just in time for your New Year's Eve celebration! Then, from January 13 to early May, look for us every other Saturday.


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 Emerald Ash Borer:
What You Need To Know 

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive pest that is attacking ash trees nationwide and locally in Upper Merion Township. Learn all about this beetle and how it may affect your neighborhood or backyard.

Industrial Waste Pretreatment Awards

On November 17, the 2017 Eastern PA Water Pollution Control Operators Association (EPWPCOA) Awards were presented to treatment facilities, staff, and management. Janet Serfass, Upper Merion's MIPP/MS4 Administrator, received the Industrial Waste Pretreatment Award to recognize facilities for excellence in development and administration of an Industrial Pretreatment Program. Congratulations!


Public Safety

The Upper Merion Township Public Safety Department is a new 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.



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.

2040 Comprehensive Plan

Stay Connected
Visit the 2040 Comprehensive Plan page of the township website. This page will be updated with upcoming events and outreach opportunities, as well as data, analyses, and information.

Follow along with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Facebook.

Kyle Brown, Associate Planner

Senior Service Center

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

Join and Enjoy the Benefits! 
Members enjoy a multi-use environment for physical, educational, and recreational activities. For more information about the Center or to join, click here.

Roadway Restrictions


A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available on the District 6 Traffic Bulletin. | 610-265-2600

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