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Greetings!

Dear Residents & Friends,

Winter Greetings! Hopefully the ground hogs Phil and Chuck are correct about an early spring! However, early spring thaws and sudden cold snaps cause lots of potholes. Please remember to report potholes on local roads to info@schwenksville-pa.org or by calling 610-287-7442. If the Potholes are on Main Street, Perkiomen Avenue, Game Farm Avenue or Park Avenue, please report the Pothole to PennDot by contacting 1-800-FIX-ROAD.

Thank you in advance for your patience.
Public Meeting Scheduled
Schwenksville Borough Council will be conducting a Special Meeting for the purpose of reviewing architectural plans and bid documents for the Renovations at 300 Main Street. The meeting is scheduled for February 28th at 7 PM in the Meeting Room at 300 Main Street. This meeting is open to the public and will be advertised as a business meeting.
Perkiomen Valley Regional Police Study & Public Meeting
The Regional Police Study Steering Committee will be scheduling a second joint public meet for Mid May. A date, time and place has not yet been confirmed. This meeting will include an update from Lower Frederick Township Police Chief Paul Maxey on local policing needs, issues and challenges from his perspective. The Regional Police Feasibility Study will be reviewed as well as a third hybrid option that is currently being developed.

In addition to the multi-municipal public meeting in May, Schwenksville Borough Council will be holding a "Town Meeting" for Schwenksville Borough residents to discuss what services the Regional Police Department would provide to Schwenksville, the cost of those services and how much real estate taxes would need to be increased to pay for it. Please look for the date and time of this meeting in the next E-Pathways newsletter.
It's not too late for a Flu Shot
   It's not too late to get your flue shot! This year, flue activity in Pennsylvania has been classified as "widespread," per state officials with 1,246 reported cases of flu in Montgomery County alone. This does not account for any unreported flu cases and is the highest number of cases in a county in Eastern Pennsylvania.
It is still not too late to get the vaccine and fight the flu.  While the cash price of a vaccine can vary anywhere from $20-$65 at your local pharmacy, newly reopened,  Skippack Pharmacy , a staple of Montgomery County since 1968 has responded to the urgent need by offering  free flu shots to all residents older than 9 years of age  in Montgomery County who have not received a flu shot yet. Through this charitable initiative, Skippack Pharmacy hopes to create an even healthier Montgomery County as the flu shots can increase “community immunity” by helping to vaccinate more people and decreasing everyone’s chance of exposure to the disease.
 A slight pinch of the arm does not have to result in a pinch of your wallet and anyone wishing to get a flu shot will not have a co-pay or cost - $0, no fine print. The pharmacy is requesting that all Medicare beneficiaries and patients with health insurance bring their insurance cards with them to be registered into the system to receive the flu shot.
Community Day set for Saturday, May 4th from 9am to 3pm
Please Join Schwenksville Borough in Celebrating Ten Years of Celebrating our community.   Community Day 2019 is scheduled for May 4th 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3 PM.     We are still taking applications for vendors and are always looking for sponsors to help make the day extra special.

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Rain Spout Planter Workshop
The PWC will be having a Drain Spout Planter Workshop at the Schwenksville Community Day on Saturday May 4th at 10:30 AM at 300 Main Street - either under the Pavilion at Meadow Park or on the Plaza (still to be determined). Preregistration is required and there is a $50 cost for materials which includes plants. You will learn how to make a Drain Spout Planter to catch water running off your home or garage.  Registration is through the PWC at https://www.classy.org/event/schwenksville-downspout-planter-workshop/e181861www.perkiomenwatershed.org.
New Family Roots Exhibit at Pennypacker mills
Pennypacker Mills presents a new exhibit on Family Roots. The new exhibit focus on PA Governor Samuel Pennypacker's paternal family history and explores the arrival of the first ancestor in America in 1698 through to Samuel's generation.  The exhibit is included on all free guided tours of the Pennypacker mansion. Hours: Tues- Sat: 10am to 4 pm; Sunday: 1pm to 4pm. Closed Mondays and County Holidays.
 
Summer Job Opportunities
Montgomery County is recruiting workers to fill upcoming regional census positions.  The jobs will begin in the summer and may possibly extend through next year, are temporary with flexible hours, are part and full-time. The most common position is that of enumerator otherwise known as the census taker. That position will pay $20.50/hour in Montgomery County. The positions are local and the census takers will be assigned to areas that they reside in.  Applicants must be 18 years or older, be U.S. citizens, have a valid drivers license and access to a vehicle.

For more information you can visit https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/about.html. or email Stephen.f.basenfielder@2020census.gov.
Montgomery County Recycling Events
Every year, Montgomery County sponsors House Hold Hazardous Waste events at locations throughout the county. This spring the closest location is Boyerown Middle School 2020 Big Road in Gilbertsville on Saturday April 27th from 9 am to 3 PM. Here is a list of all their dates and locations.

They also sponsor Tire Collections. The nearest location is at Green Lane Park on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Here is a list of all of their dates and locations.

We are working with Skippack Township to coordinate an electronics drop-off event. More information will be available shortly.
Fire Pits & Burning in Schwenksville
It is that time of year again… Whether we like it or not, the seasons are changing! With fall upon us, the leaves are falling from the trees, and disposal can sometimes be difficult. Burning of leaves, or any other yard waste, without a burn permit from the Fire Marshal is against Borough ordinance. Burn permits may be obtained from Borough Hall during normal business hours, or by emailing the Fire Marshal at FireMarshal@Schwenksville-PA.org.

Burning in the form of a ‘camp fire’ type fire is permitted within the Borough, with some restrictions regarding size, combustible material type, etc.

A full copy of the Borough’s ordinance regarding burning may be obtained from the Borough Website under Chapter 59.
Electronic Message Board & Kiosk
Schwenksville Borough would like you to know that the advertising can be purchased for reasonable rates to have your message on the electronic sign at 300 Main Street. Just complete the application and submit it the info@schwenksville-pa. If we have room on the sign we will contact you about payment and schedule your message.
In addition, the Borough is accepting submissions of Flyers that advertise Public Events of public benefit or interest for inclusion on the bulletin boards inside the new information kiosk adjacent to the Perkiomen Trail at Meadow Park. There is no fee for this.

The Borough reserves the right to approve the content of what is posted for either the electronic sign or Kiosk.
Sign up for Alerts!
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ReadyMontco is your official source for notifications about emergencies, severe weather, crime alerts and disasters in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ReadyMontco is administered by the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety and comes to you free of charge (text messaging and voice rates may apply). All it takes is ten minutes to create a profile and you'll be READY to go! You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.


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511PA
511PA can send email to travelers who sign up for Personal Travel Alerts, and lets you tailor your notifications for all roadways on the 511PA core network. It is easy to sign up to tailor your alerts to only those roadways in which you’re interested. Don’t want alerts on weekends? No problem. You can specify that you only want email alerts on weekdays. Only want email alerts before you start your daily commute? Just say what time of day you’d like them to start (and end!).
From the Fall StormWater Corner
The PWC will be holding its annual Stream Clean on Saturday, April 6th from 9 AM- 12 PM. During this event, community volunteers will be removing trash and debris from our regional waterways. Their goal for the 2019 Stream Clean-up is to have 1,000 community volunteers participate! Please help them reach their goal!
There are several clean-up sites in Schwenksville Borough.  Stream Cleanup Flyer
Here is a link to our Stream Clean-up site map   so you can see where they are located. The Conservancy will be responsible for removing all trash collected from the sites. Contact the PWC at 610-287-9383 with questions and log on to their website at http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/ to sign up. 
DOG Licenses
Did you know that failure to license your dog can result in a fine of $300 per day per dog?

Montgomery County requires dog owners to purchase a dog license. for more information please refer to the following attachments:
Should you have questions or concerns about information contained in this e-newsletter; about projects being undertaken by Schwenksville Borough or about Borough operations please contact us at info@schwenksville-pa.org or call 610-287-7442.  Residents are also welcomed to attend a Council Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each Month at 7 PM --except for January of even years when the Borough conducts a reorganization meeting the first Monday or day after a holiday in January.  The next Council Meeting is Thursday, February 8th.  
Hours of Operation 
M- Thursday 9 AM - 5PM
Friday 9AM - 2PM
140 Main Street
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Phone (610) 287-7442 
Fax (610)287-8098