Township eNews

September 21, 2018


Last night's Board of Supervisors Business Meeting celebrated

the swearing-in of three new members to the Upper Merion Township staff:

Police Officers Conner Walsh (above left) and Matt Valocchi (above right), and Chief of Fire & EMS Dennis Rubin (below right).

We want to wish them all happy and successful careers at UMT!



Sanitary & Stormwater Authority Public Meeting

Monday, September 24 | 6:00 to 9:00PM
Henderson Room
Residents are invited to come for this open house/workshop to learn about recent stormwater efforts and offer thoughts, comments, suggestions, and concerns regarding stormwater management in the township. Learn more.

The Nurtured Heart Approach Seminar

Monday, September 24 | 6:00 to 8:15PM

Upper Merion Area Middle School, Room C-230

The Upper Merion Area Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST) is hosting a parenting seminar, “The Nurtured Heart Approach.” The seminar is for parents of children of all ages. To register, fill out an online form, or contact Susan Shelton at or 610-304-5533.  


17th Annual Senior Fall Fling

Thursday, September 27 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

King of Prussia Mall

All Upper Merion seniors are invited to our annual celebration, featuring musical entertainment, a buffet luncheon, and more. Register by filling out the form and submitting it to the Public Information Office in person, by mail, or through email.


GVF's 8th Annual Golf Outing

Friday, September 28 | 7:30AM to 1:30PM

Spring Hollow Golf Club

What better way to spend a Friday than playing a fun round of golf with colleagues and industry professionals on this 18-hole championship golf course?! Join GVF for lunch, raffle prizes and competitions supporting the Foundation with such programs and initiatives like the Peter P. Quinn Internship and Movimento Forum! Register online. 

Meeting Schedule



September 24


Upper Merion Sanitary & Stormwater Authority Public Meeting


Henderson Room



September 25


No Meetings Scheduled



September 26


Planning Commission
Henderson Room



September 27


No Meetings Scheduled



September 28


No Meetings Scheduled


Upper Merion Township Stream Cleanup

Saturday, September 29 | 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Township Building

Residents, local businesses, community groups and schools - we welcome you to come together to clean up our township streams! Due to the recent storms that have impacted the township, your volunteering will make a real difference! Register now.


Plant a Tree Day - Bob White Trees Need Your Help!

Saturday, September 29 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Bob White Park

In celebration of “Plant a Tree Day,” sponsored by the One Tree Planted organization, several trees will be planted to replace some that didn’t survive the summer. Volunteers will also be providing basic maintenance for other young trees that are working to reforest the hillside. No experience is necessary and all are welcome! To RSVP or ask questions, contact Barley Van Clief at (215) 988-8793 or


Evening Campfire Programs at Valley Forge Park 

Saturday, September 29 | 7:00PM

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Warm up by a campfire and enjoy unique stories about Valley Forge National Historical Park and other national parks! The Evening Campfire Programs take place September through November. Learn more about the program and view the schedule online.


5k Trail Race and Mile Walk

Sunday, September 30 | 9:00AM

McKaig Nature Center

Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in McKaig Nature Education Center's annual 5k Trail Run and Monkey Rock Miler! Pre-register online or sign up in person the day of the run. Proceeds benefit student environmental education programs!


Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company's Annual Fire Prevention Expo

Wednesday, October 3 | 7:00 to 9:00PM

GIANT Food Market

Come out to see the different trucks, meet the firefighters, and watch live demos! Free refreshments and treat bags will be available for all of the kids. Learn more.


KOP Beerfest Royale

October 4 and 6

King of Prussia Mall

The biggest party in the ‘burbs is back on October 4 and 6 under grand tents outside of the KOP Mall. KOP Beerfest Royale features over 100 beers, inspired dishes from KOP’s newest and hottest restaurants, live bands on two stages, and so much more! All proceeds from KOP Beerfest Royale are used for physical improvement projects throughout KOP – like landscaped medians, signage, and linear parks. Get your tickets today to Donnerstag: Happy Hour on October 4 and Saturday Sessions on October 6 at


Farmers Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Saturday

Mid-May to Mid-November

Rain or Shine!


Next Market: Saturday, September 22


It’s fall, y’all! Come celebrate the official start of autumn this Saturday with some of your favorite new and returning vendors. Enjoy live music from Rick Pultorak while you shop our 21 fall-tastic vendors!


Interested in volunteering for the market? Contact Vince at 484-636-3910 or email


Resident Services

Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard

Are you or someone you know food insufficient? The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard invites anyone who lives within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District to shop two times each month. The UMACC is located in the Valley Forge Presbyterian building (191 Town Center Road, KOP). There is a *REQUEST* Rambler stop nearby at the Valley Forge Shopping Center. If you'd like to be picked up or dropped off at that location, please call 610-354-8899. For more information about the UMACC, visit their website

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.

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels

We are in great need of volunteers on a weekly, monthly or substitute basis in the King of Prussia area. If you would like to help, we would be happy to have you join us to see if this is a volunteer opportunity you would enjoy. We have volunteers that deliver meals weekly, monthly and on a substitute basis. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or email, or visit



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:

Environmental Advisory Council: Tip of the Week

Find new life for used furniture and household items! Repair, sell, or donate furniture and other used household items. Give usable old clothes to charities, and make non-usable ones into cleaning rags. Read other environmental tips provided by the EAC.

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

Painting with Millie Becker

September 26 through November 14

This introductory painting course welcomes all levels, from beginner to experienced. Millie will teach a variety of watercolor techniques, including color mixing, composition, and more. Learn more and sign up today!


Computer Explorers/Stem Fun from A-Z

October 3 through November 7

What will spark your child’s interest the most? This program is the perfect way to find out. Children will participate in engaging hands-on projects like creating video games, building and programming robots, creating electronic projects, and 3D printing. Learn more and sign up today!



Upper Merion Township Library Fundraiser at Choolah

Friday, September 28 | 11:00AM to 10:00PM

Raise money for the UMT Library by dining in or taking out at Choolah in King of Prussia. 30% of what you spend will be donated to the library. Please mention Upper Merion Township Library at check out.

Parent/Child Workshop

September 28 through October 19 | 10:00 to 11:15AM

Children ages 1-3 and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend this play-focused workshop series. Child development specialists will be available to answer questions about early literacy, sleep, music and play, language, and more. Registration is for the full, four-week session.


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.



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

AARP Driver Safety Course

Monday, October 15 | 9:30AM to 2:00PM

Take this 4-hour refresher driver safety course (you must have completed the 8-hour course prior to this refresher). Class begins promptly at 9:30AM. Cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-AARP members (payable in advance). Sign up and pay in the UMSSC lobby. Learn more on the UMSSC website.


UMSSC Big Bingo

Sunday, October 21 | 11:00AM

Tickets are on sale now: $20 in advance or $25 on the day of registration. Learn more on the UMSSC website.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

For more information on local road work, please visit the following pages: | 610-265-2600

For questions, comments, or submissions, contact

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