PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING – JUNE 3, 2020

The North Wales Borough Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 P.M. via Zoom. Please click here to view the agenda for meeting. If you would like to attend the meeting, please click here for the access instructions.

Montgomery County Announces Five Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations for June 2 Primary Election

Montgomery County officials announced that five secure ballot drop-off boxes have been installed throughout the County to help voters meet the deadline for the June 2 Primary Election. Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be dropped off starting Saturday, May 23, and must be placed in the drop-off boxes by 8 p.m. on Election Day, June 2. Please click here for the list of drop off locations and more information.

FREE Bike Helmet Giveaways Are Back!

In partnership with the North Wales Borough Police Department and North Wales Borough, the PTMA will be hosting a FREE bike helmet giveaway on June 10th from 4 pm to 7 pm at the North Wales Borough Building. The event will be held rain or shine.

The following changes have been made to the program in order to comply with social distancing regulations while providing helmets for those that need them.

Parents and children will remain in their cars but instead of fitting each child’s head in order to determine which size will actually fit, parents will need to provide the circumference of their child’s head in order to receive a free helmet. Appropriate attired PTMA staff and a North Wales Borough Police Officer will then give them an appropriate sized helmet which is packaged in plastic. Different sizes and colors will be available on a first come, first come serve basis. No helmet will be given out without a head measurement. Tape measures will be available on site for measurement.

In addition, with a generous grant provided by the Univest Foundation and an idea generated by our Board of Directors, the PTMA will be offering FREE bike helmets to seniors age 65 and older. It was pointed out to us that more seniors are riding than ever before but do not have helmets. So in order for them to be a good role model for their children and grandchildren, the same rule will apply. Just give us your head circumference and you get a free helmet! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 10th!

NORTH PENN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER

COVID-19 has caused North Penn to have to cancel two of their larger fundraisers. Profits from this t-shirt fundraiser will go directly back to your 100% volunteer fire company! Please click here to purchase your t-shirt today and spread the word!

MESSAGE FROM NORTH WALES WATER AUTHORITY

North Wales Water Authority recommends that building operators of all restaurants, schools, churches, synagogues and other buildings that have been dormant to flush their plumbing systems before reopening to help maintain water quality. Please click here for instructions and more information.

FACE MASK FLYER FOR BUSINESSES

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety has created a flyer for businesses to post on their front doors to alert customers that face masks are required for entry. Please click here to view the flyer. They also created one in Spanish. Please click here to view that flyer. Please share and post these in your windows!

NEW DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING SITE TO OPEN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM, a new drive-through testing location will open on the Central Campus of the Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain Township. This site will provide self-swab COVID-19 testing, by appointment ONLY. Due to the limited number of tests available, tests will be reserved for ONLY high-risk individuals meeting one or more of five (5) specific criteria. Please click here to see if you qualify and for more information.

COVID-19 – IMPORTANT LINKS

MONTGOMERY COUNTY UPDATES

  • The Montgomery County Public Inquiry line is open from 0800-1800, 7 days a week.
    • Public Inquiry can be reached at 610-631-3000 or COVID19@montcopa.org.
    • The inquiry line has fielded over 10,000 phone calls since March 12.
    • Main themes for calls include: access to testing, businesses in violation of orders, who to notify, help by volunteering and donations.
  • A Montgomery County public Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donations warehouse has been setup in Upper Providence Township.
    • Any potential donors should contact the public inquiry line at 610-631-3000 or email eocdonations@montcopa.org.
    • Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday, from 1000-1600.

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NWPD

    The North Wales Police Department strives to protect and serve the community on a daily basis and especially in times of emergencies or situations requiring heightened health and welfare of the public’s safety.  In an effort to keep the public and officers safe from any possible transfer of the COVID-19 Virus, the police department will begin to reduce the number of physical interactions between officers and the public in non-emergency situations.  In no way will this reduce the police public safety and protection provided to the citizens of North Wales Borough and the people who work in and travel through the Borough. 

    The North Wales Police Department will be working diligently through the Covid-19 Virus mitigation guidelines as established by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety.  We will continue to respond to all emergency calls for service and provide a high level of police response and professionalism.  Officers responding to private residences and businesses for a non-emergency call for service may request the caller to meet them at the entrance or outside to reduce the possibility for any cross-contamination of the COVID-19 Virus.  In some non-emergency situations, you may receive a return phone call from a police officer who will take the report over the phone to reduce the possibility of any COVID-19 Virus cross-contamination between the police and people contacting the police department for non-emergency police services.

    The North Wales Police Department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Virus and make all appropriate procedural changes needed to protect the citizens in which we serve on a daily basis.  It is my hope that the partnership between the police and community can help us get through these situations and help us grow as a community and Borough.

    Emergencies requiring immediate assistance, continue to dial 9-1-1

    Non-emergency police business, please call 215-699-9270 or email nwpd@northwalesborough.org

    BOROUGH CLOSURE INFORMATION

    • Due to COVID-19, Governor Wolf has ordered closure of Public Venues in Montgomery County.
    • Borough Offices will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. All Borough sponsored events are cancelled until further notice.
    • Please email info@northwalesborough.org or phone 215-699-4424 and leave a message if you require local government assistance pertaining to administrative functions.
    • All emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
    • Real Estate Tax Payments and other Borough related documents can be dropped through the mail slot at Borough Hall.

    COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION 

    North Wales Borough Public Officials and Emergency Personnel are very much aware of the changing dynamics regarding the COVID-19 virus. The Borough is monitoring information closely and based on reports we continue to evaluate participation/hosting upcoming public events. The health and safety of our staff and residents is paramount. To assure that the Borough continues to run and provide essential services, we will continue to follow the lead of the Montgomery County Office of Health and the Center for Disease Control. We encourage anyone who has questions about the virus to visit the County DOH and CDC websites for further information.

    CDC COVID-19 Website
    World Health Organization COVID-19 Website
    PA COVID-19 Website
    Montgomery County COVID-19 Website


    How you can help prevent Stormwater Pollution:

    Please report the following activities to the Borough if they are observed:

    • Sediment leaving a construction site

    • Spills such as chemicals, gas, diesel or oil

    • Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (Dial 911)

    • Sanitary sewer overflow

    • Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (please allow 72 hours after a rain event to report)

    • Dumping or composting of firewood or leaves along stream embankments

    • Storage of firewood or other loose materials along stream embankments

    During normal business hours (M-F, 8:00-4:00 P.M.): 215-699-4424
    During all other hours: 215-699-9279

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