Volunteers are encouraged to get involved! Bring your work gloves and meet the crew in the Souderton Community Park on Saturday April 26th at 9:00 am.
Earth Day began in 1970 to create awareness for the Earth's environment. Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. Souderton Borough volunteers will join together on Saturday April 26, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am in the Souderton Community Park located at Wile Avenue and Reliance Road. Volunteers will rake leaves, pick up trash and add mulch and flowers to enhance the beauty of the park for upcoming community gatherings. A morning of community cleaning up of the park and the surrounding area is planned and a lunch will follow for volunteers participating in the clean-up.
As the weather permits spot leaf collection will begin the week of April 7, 2014. Please note that the Borough will not collect leaves in alleys. Leaves are collected through vacuum equipment and disposed at a recycling facility. In addition to wet or snow covered leaves please keep in mind that we cannot pick up piles of leaves with excessive quantities of sticks, stones, hedge clippings, plant materials, and other trash. These items will damage or clog the equipment or jeopardize our ability to dispose of the load at the recycling facility.
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.
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.
The 2014 Budget is available for review. The general purpose tax rate increase was 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, and will remain at this same rate through 2014. The Special Fire Tax increased 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 increased 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.