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Township eNews

June 22, 2018

 

Congratulations!

On Thursday, June 21, three Upper Merion Police Officer promotions took place. Officer Aaron Barkmeyer was promoted to Corporal, Corporal Michael Bruner was promoted to Sergeant, and Sergeant Al Elverson was promoted to Lieutenant.

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July is National Parks & Recreation Month!

The Upper Merion Board of Supervisors recently recognized July as National Parks & Recreation Month in honor of all of the great events and programs put on by UMPR for the Upper Merion community. We encourage you to take advantage of the many Parks & Rec offerings at any of our facilities and parks throughout UMT!

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Community

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.

  • Construction begins Monday, June 25
  • Excavation will begin on the curb ramps, which includes the sidewalk ramps at Allendale Road, American Ave, and the new mid-block pedestrian crossing near the bus shelters in front of Radial and Maschellmac/Arkema
  • No road construction activity will take place during rush hours
  • Construction may take place out of the roadway during the morning and afternoon rush hours (lanes will not be blocked)

Learn more on the KOP-BID's website.

 

Concerts Under the Stars: Hoots & Hellmouth

Sunday, June 24 | 6:00PM
Township Building Park
What better way to celebrate summer than joining us at our free outdoor concert series? Next Sunday, come out to the first concert of the season to enjoy awesome live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks!

 

Swedesburg Vol Fire Co Annual July 4th Parade

Saturday, June 30 | Parade begins at 12:00PM
Come out with your best red, white, and blue for the annual July 4th parade! Registration begins at 11:00AM for the non-motorized bike, stroller, and wagon decorating contest.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

June 25


No Meetings Scheduled

  

TUESDAY

June 26

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

June 27

 

Planning Commission

7:00PM

Henderson Room

 

THURSDAY

June 28

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

June 29

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Yoga Happy Hour

Tuesdays, June through August | 5:30 to 6:30PM
King of Prussia Town Center
Enjoy free outdoor yoga sessions all summer long! 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. 

 

Rock Your Lunch Summer Concerts

Thursdays in June | 11:30AM to 1:00PM
900 First Avenue
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. Enjoy live music from talented musicians, free samples from your favorite KOP restaurants, and giant yard games on the lawn at Arkema. Bring your friends, colleagues, chairs, blankets, and bagged lunch, or enjoy lunch for purchase.
 

Upper Merion Community Action Network

You’re invited to join the Upper Merion Community Action Network, a network of UM residents who are interested in volunteering to help support the needs within our community, because Upper Merion CAN help! Learn more by joining the UM CAN Facebook group!

 

Advertise With Us!

If you're interested in advertising in our official township publications, please contact us.

Township Lines: Email Allison Pimm

Community Map: Email Michele Freiberg

 

KOPSC Fall Intramural Soccer Registration is Now Open

This is a beginner soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-9. The program focuses on basics and fun! No travel involved. The program begins in September and takes place at Baxter Field. For more information, visit KOPSC's website. If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please contact Jim Roberts at registrations@kopsc.org. If you have any questions about the Intramural Soccer Program, please contact Rose Hinkle at rose.kopsoccer@gmail.com

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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Next Market: Saturday, June 23

 

Summer arrived this week, so Saturday is officially the first market of the summer season! It's sure to be another great day to wander through our vendor stands and stock up on the best in local produce, meats, dairy and prepared goods.

 

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

 

Resident Services

Rambler Service Update

Acme is now a request stop. Please call 610-354-8899 fifteen minutes prior to the "request" time listed. On Saturdays, you must call 610-613-2349 in order to be picked up from any request stop. Rambler schedules can be picked up at the Public Information Office in the township building. 

Yard Waste Collection

Now through October 26

The yard waste collection season will run through 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. 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 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, June 23 | 9:00AM to 3:00PM 

Abington Junior High School

Need to get rid of old paint products, kerosene, or other hazardous materials? Drop them off at Montgomery County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection. For more information, visit Montgomery County's website.

 

Environmental Updates

Emerald Ash Borer Phase II: Timber Harvest at Heuser Park

The second phase of the township's Emerald Ash Borer Mitigation Plan at Heuser Park has begun. Over the next few weeks, a timber harvest is taking place on the Schuylkill River West Trail. Access to the trail will be restricted during the logging process for safety reasons.
 

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

Sunday Pop-Up Yoga at the Park

Sunday, June 24 | 9:00AM to 10:00AM

Leave all of your worries behind while you enjoy a Sunday morning all-levels yoga practice that focuses on breath and energizing body movement. Join Dianne, owner of Stillpoint Yoga, for a beautiful, hour long class by the peaceful water outside of the Upper Merion Township building. Register today.

 

Rookie Volleyball

Thursdays from June 28 to August 9
Grades 1-3 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM | Grades 4-6 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Have a great time learning the sport of volleyball in the Rookie Sports Club Volleyball Program! Throughout the duration of the program, participants will learn a wide variety of skills including passing, setting, blocking, and serving. Register today.

 

 

Library

Summer Saturday Storytimes!

Saturdays from June 23 through July 28 | 10:30AM

Kids birth through age 5 are invited to Library Storytime, where they can enjoy good books, songs, a puppet show and lots of family fun! Register for each story time separately.

 

Ran’d Shine Magic Show and more!   

Tuesday, June 26 | 7:00PM to 8:00PM

Freedom Hall

Attention families - prepare to be wowed with a different kind of deception! No registration necessary. Plus, prior to the show, The Montgomery County Office of Public Health will be distributing free bike helmets from 6:00PM to 7:00PM in the atrium of the Township Building. Helmets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. More info.

 

Dr. Steve Presents...Adventures in the Deserts of Jordan Inside Recent Excavations at Tor Faraj

Monday, July 9 | 7:00PM

Freedom Hall

This lecture takes us deep into the desert of southwest Jordan, to a rock shelter site known locally as Tor Faraj. Portions of the third Indiana Jones movie were filmed in Jordan. This talk will take you behind the scenes of life on an actual dig, illustrated by numerous unpublished photographs taken by Dr. Steve. More info.

  

 

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

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 & Alerts

Line Painting

Our line painters have begun painting stop bars, crosswalks, and arrows, starting on Mall Blvd. Most of the work will be done at traffic signals, and the rest will be on some local roads. The painting will continue throughout the month, weather permitting. If paint gets on your car, call TSSI Line Painting at 610-636-9412 or email john.conner@tssi.cc

 

Gulph Mills Country Club

Please be aware that the Gulph Mills Country Club, located at 200 Swedeland Road, is hosting a private fireworks display for a wedding on June 30. The fire company will be on standby for safety, and the display will end by 9:15PM.

 

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.

 

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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