The proposed 2014 Budget is now available for review. The proposed general purpose tax rate increase of approximately 2 % from 4.85 mills to 4.94 mills. The Special Library Tax was increased in 2013 in response to the request of the Library Funding Task Force, but is proposed to remain at this same rate through 2014. The Special Fire Tax is proposed to increase from 0.1775 mills to 0.200 mills primarily to cover the increased cost of workers compensation insurance. Total Real Estate Tax Rate for all funds for 2014 will increase from 5.2750 mills to 5.3875 mills, increasing the average total tax bill by $16.87, $13.50 of which will support Borough General Fund activity and the remaining $3.37 will cover increased workers compensation insurance for the volunteer fire company.
Many changes took place during the 2013 summer season and the feedback the Souderton Community Pool and Souderton Borough received was overwhelmingly positive. We thank the members and guest for an enjoyable summer and with the appreciative nature and community support we anticipate an exciting 2014 season with many activities and special events continuing to expand.
Looking forward to 2014! Membership cards issued in 2013 will be re-activated and membership status will be updated by completing a 2014 registration form in the spring of 2014. Should a membership card be misplaced please contact the Souderton Borough office 215-723-4371 for a new membership identification number and membership card.
Souderton Community Park - gets all spruced up and ready for an exciting season.
Thanks to many volunteers and borough crews the Souderton Community Park has received a fresh new look. Earth Day kicked off a community clean up and the Souderton Community Park was the one of the many sites throughout the borough to get a spring pick up and a year long make over was well on its way. Recently the park benches, tables, shuffleboard, pavilion and band shell were painted. Even though park maintenance was in the plan, Mother Nature added a few items on the 'list of things to do' and after many hours of cleaning up the trees have been trimmed and braches removed.
The Souderton Community Park is a gathering place for many activities throughout the seasons. Thousands of guests visit the park each year. Many memories are cherished and celebrated annually, family reunions, birthday parties, picnics and special events. Families enjoy spending the day at the Souderton Community Park and taking advantage of all the amenities the park and the community has to offer. The pavilion in the Souderton Community Park can be reserved by calling the borough office for availability and information.
Please consider safely disposing of prescription drugs instead of flushing them down the toilet or placing them in the trash. Bring your unwanted and expired prescription medications to a local prescription drop box. Souderton obtained a prescription drug drop off box through the efforts of the Indian Valley Character Counts Coalition. The prescription drug drop off box is located between the garage doors in the rear of the Souderton Borough Police Station. The box is readily accessible so residents can drop medications off at any time. This box is designated for prescription drugs in pill form only; all other prescription drug disposal such as needles, inhalers and liquids should be properly disposed according to hospital, pharmacy or physians instructions.
The new Souderton Community Pool opened on Monday May 28, 2012 for its first complete season.
A formal dedication marking the grand re-opening of the pool complete with a ribbon cutting was the highlight of the holiday weekend. Mayor John R. Reynolds presented the ribbon cutting scissors to Major Contributors from Univest, Souderton-Telford Rotary and Moyer Indoor Outdoor. Many celebrated this monumental moment including Borough Council President Brain K. Goshow, members of Borough Council, Souderton Borough Manger P. Michael Coll, Police Chief James P. Leary, representatives of the Dolphin Swim Team and an array of individuals all with great expectations of an exciting season. Read More to view the photos.