Snow Emergency Declared at 12:00 PM on Thursday March 5, 2015
Pursuant to Souderton Borough Ordinance #599 MAYOR JOHN R. REYNOLDS has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY effective 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Due to the forecast of considerable accumulations, the snow emergency is expected to remain in effect until 1:00 PM on Friday March 6.
For citizens, a snow emergency means that all vehicles parked on those streets where signage indicates no parking during a snow emergency are required, by law, to be moved elsewhere in order to allow snow plowing of the road surfaces. These restrictions are put into place for the purpose of public safety as well as the efficiency of snow clearing on Borough streets; vehicles in violation are subject to ticketing and/or towing by the Souderton Borough Police Department.
A reminder to Borough property owners and residents to clear all sidewalks of snow within 24 hours of the storm’s end and that it is a violation of Borough ordinance to plow or otherwise dispose of snow onto Borough streets, sidewalks or public thoroughfare. Residents are also encouraged to clear snow from around fire hydrants located near their homes.
Stone & Flick Children Fund Established Through Univest Foundation In Partnership With Word FM And Souderton-Telford Rotary Club
Souderton, Pa., December 17, 2014 – Word FM, a local, faith-based radio station, and the Souderton-Telford Rotary have partnered with Univest Foundation to establish the Stone & Flick Children Fund to assist in raising funds for the Stone daughters and for Anthony Flick, surviving children who lost their parents and siblings after the devastating tragedy in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on Monday, December 15.
“We know that we can never put back together the pieces that these children have lost, but our hope is that as the generosity of our community members comes forth, we’ll be able to provide a little peace and comfort,” Word FM station manager, Dave Baker said.
The fund has been jumpstarted with a $5,000 donation – $3,000 of which is from Univest Corporation, $1,000 from Word FM and $1,000 from Souderton-Telford Rotary.
“Our community has been hit hard by this unthinkable tragedy,” said Jim Leary, chief of police for Souderton Borough and president of Souderton-Telford Rotary Club. “We are responding as our community always does – united to show our support for the children who need to know we stand beside them and are here to help them move forward.”
Individuals who are interested in donating can do so in the following ways:
Univest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization so all donations are tax deductible. Donors can be assured that their donations will be secured in a private account, growing with interest until all funds are designated to the children. A funds management team will be formed to handle the disbursements.
About Word FM:
Word FM, a branch of Four Rivers Broadcasting, is a local faith-based radio station that works to provide positive messaging and uplifting music daily for everyday living to inspire hope and encourage the community in which it serves.
About Souderton-Telford Rotary:
Souderton-Telford Rotary Club has been serving the local community since 1925. Our vibrant club is honored to be one of the more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the world committed to service above self.
About Univest Foundation:
Established as an independent entity in 2002, Univest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization located in
Univest Foundation/Univest Corporation
The 2015 Budget and 2015 Real Estate Tax Ordinance was formally approved by Souderton Borough Council on Monday, December 1, 2014. The general purpose tax rate will increase by 1.3% from 4.94 mills to 5.00 mills. The Special Library Tax was increased in 2013 to 0.2475 mills in response to the request of the Library Funding Task Force, and will increase in 2015 to 0.30 mills, which is less than the increase recommended by the Indian Valley Library Task Force Funding Committee. The Special Fire Tax will modestly increase from 0.20 mills to 0.210 mills in 2015 primarily to cover the increased cost of workers compensation insurance. Total Real Estate Tax Rate for all funds for 2015 increased from 5.3875 mills to 5.510 mills, increasing the average total tax bill by $18.37, $9.00 of which will support Borough General Fund activity, $1.50 will cover increased workers compensation insurance for the volunteer fire company and an additional $7.87 will fund the Indian Valley Public Library.
Souderton Community Park
Thanks to many volunteers and borough crews the Souderton Community Park annually recieves a fresh look. Earth Day kicks off a community clean up and the Souderton Community Park is one of the many sites throughout the borough to get a spring pick up and a year long make over. Recently the park benches, tables, shuffleboard, pavilion and band shell were painted. Even though park maintenance is in the plan, Mother Nature usually adds a few items on the 'list of things to do' .
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.