Archive for the ‘MontCo News’ Category

Willow Grove’s Aviation Museum To Be Transformed Into Major Attraction

September 15, 2014

Pitcaren Wings of Freedom Museum planning huge expansion. The museum located at the site of the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station could become a major regional attraction and draw huge crowds.

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Castor sides with Horsham on Willow Grove Airbase runway

June 28, 2011

Many of the communities closest to the Willow Grove Airbase have spoken out on their desires for the continued existence and use of the runway, some very strongly.  Are your Montgomery County  comissioners representing you?  Commissioner Bruce Castor Jr. has taken a position against keeping the runway open.   Commissioner James R. Matthews and Commissioner Joseph M. Hoeffel III want to keep it open.  This is one of the most significant issues to face our area in my memory.

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Montgomery County Planning Commission to study Willow Grove airport plan

June 27, 2011

The Montgomery County Planning Commission will be crafting responses to pointed questions from the Horsham Land Reuse Authority (HLRA) about the county’s interest in developing an executive airport at Willow Grove air base..

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Primary Election Dates

February 15, 2011

The following are the key dates to participate in the upcoming May 17th primary election.  If you wish your voice to be heard, please take action by the dates in the article.

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MontCo budget available for public’s viewing

January 13, 2011

Montgomery County’s finalized 2011 budget is now available both in written form and online.

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PA Turnpike tolls going up January 2nd

December 31, 2010

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, tolls will increase 10 percent for cash customers and 3 percent for E-ZPass holders

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PA Turnpike considers getting rid of cash tolls

December 29, 2010

The Turnpike Commission has hired consulting firms to study how the toll road could switch to a cashless toll-collection system.

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Montgomery County could lose Triple A bond rating

December 2, 2010

Montgomery County’s prized Triple A bond rating, which enables the county to borrow money at the lowest interest rates possible, is in jeopardy.

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FEMA Releases New Preliminary Flood Maps

December 1, 2010

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released updated preliminary flood hazard maps that show whether properties are in high, moderate or low risk of flooding. These maps, also known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), are used to determine the need for property owners to carry flood insurance.  It’s important to keep in mind that these maps are still preliminary to allow time for municipal review and public comment.  Official adoption will not occur until mid-2011. Hard copies of the preliminary maps can also be reviewed at the Township Manager’s Office.

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Montgomery County Commissioners: Cut budgets 5 percent

November 11, 2010

Montgomery County department heads who do not comply may have commissioners do it for them.

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