There is an Ambler Borough Committee Meeting tonight at 7pm at Ambler Borough Hall. See some of the things on tonight’s agenda below followed by a link to view it below:
Public Safety Committee
Fireworks Update – The Police Department and the Code Enforcement Department would like to remind residents that fireworks are not permitted to be discharged in the Borough. If you see illegal use of fireworks please contact the Police Department.
Public Utilities Committee
Water Authority – Council’s PUC Committee members and staff met with their Harrisburg PUC attorney and the Borough Solicitor to discuss operations options and the logistics of forming a Water Authority. The Solicitor is preparing a Notice of Action.
Tower Rental – Authorization is requested to approve the tower lease on the Water Tank at Skippack and Butler Pikes in Whitemarsh.
Water Department Testing – The Water Department will be conducting voluntary water testing for PFAS in early March
Finance and Planning Committee
Parking Improvements– The Committee would like to discuss parking upgrades for 2019. Consideration of the following is requested:
- Add 1 kiosk to Lindenwold lot
- Increase fee from $0.50 per hour to $1.00 per hour
- Increase street metered parking time limit from1 hour to 2 hours
- Update all signage to reflect rate change, parking hours, parking availability
- End free parking in December
- Maintain free parking from 12:00-2:00
Land Development – 171 Rosemary Avenue – Attached are all of the associated reviews and information for the Zaccone Motors land development application. The applicant will be submitting the additional sets of plans.
Parks and Recreation Committee
Plastics Ordinance– The Committee would like to explore a possible Plastics Ordinance in the Borough. They will work with local businesses and discuss options. Attached for consideration is Resolution-2019-1 on single use plastics.
Bike Safety – The Borough will host a training session for cycling safety in March for ages 10-16, flyer attached.
Salary and Personnel Committee
Environmental Advisory Council – A vacancy exists on the Environmental Advisory Council. Interested residents should forward a letter of interest/resume to the attention of the Borough Manager at manager.borough.ambler.pa.us
Social Media Policy– The Committee will review a Social Media Policy and Code of Conduct Policy and make a recommendation for adoption.
View the full agenda for tonight’s Borough Committee Meeting here.