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Apr 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Schwenksville Borough Residents

As of April 13th, everyone 16 years of age and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Pennsylvania. The Skippack Pharmacy is looking to hold a vaccine clinic specifically for Schwenksville Borough residents. Go to https://hipaa.jotform.com/COVIDVAX/Schwenksville-SkippackPharmacy to complete the interest form.
Apr 05, 2021

Burn Ban in Effect - Per the Fire Marshal

Due to the high fire danger present, a burn ban is in effect for Schwenksville Borough. During a burn ban, NO outdoor burning including the use of fire pits is permitted. A burn ban has been issued due to weather conditions which favor rapid fire spread including sunny conditions, low humidity, elevated winds, and dry tinder. The ban will last until conditions warrant the removal.
Apr 05, 2021

Swimming Pool Management

It is swimming pool season!   It's that time of year when people are cleaning pools, replacing water in pools and installing new pools.

  • Please remember the installation of swimming pools and spas require a Permit under the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.
  • Please remember not to drain a swimming pool into the street where it will drain through a storm drain.  All stormwater drains lead directly to the creek  and illicit discharges is a leading cause of water pollution.
  • Please refer to this FACT SHEET for more information
Mar 24, 2021

Free Watershed-friendly Property Certification Program

Monday April 12, 2021 from 7 PM to 8:00 PM, join a live on-line Zoom event being offered at no charge to participants.  Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar.  Registrant will also receive access to the webinar recording.   Registration Deadline is April 11, 2021.   Follow THIS LIINK to register.
Feb 11, 2021

Virtual Rain Barrel Construction Class 3/13/21

Hello All, 

The Perkiomen Watershed invites you to participate in a virtual rain barrel workshop that the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is hosting on Saturday, March 13th at 10 am.  Registration is required and costs $50.  Participants would need to stop by the PWC Office on Haldeman Road to pick-up the necessary supplies prior to the workshop.  PWC Staff will lead everyone through the steps on constructing a rain barrel via zoom.  Here is the link to registration
Jan 15, 2021

Valentine's Day Workshop For kids

Join the fun Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10 am to 12 PM or 1 pm to 3 as we make four creative, vintage inspired Valentine crafts to share or keep for yourself! Using your hand, trace it and make an adorable card that is just from you to someone special. All crafts are designed for
youngsters to do with minimal help and maximum fun!

Families can choose either the morning or afternoon workshop in the Classroom Building. This year, we are setting up stations to social distance, therefore, there will be just five families per workshop. We are limiting the number of participants to one or two children with one adult. Masks are required. The fee is $5/child, by pre-registration. Call 610-287-9349 or email PennypackerMills@montcopa.org to schedule your participation and to verify availability. Confirmations will be sent for each reservation. 
Dec 15, 2020

Budget Revisions Directed

After considering the comments and concerns voiced by residents, members of the Finance Committee responded to the residents by making a motion to lower the tax increase to 1 mill and reduce expenditures by the approximately $18,000 necessary to balance the budget.  The motion was approved unanimously by Council.     A one mill increase would bring the Borough tax Rate from 6.4 mill to 7.4 mill. This will increase the General Operating Revenue Tax Rate to 6.94 mill, while keeping .36 mill for the fire company and .10 for the library unchanged.
Nov 17, 2020

2021 Budget & Tax Rate

Borough Manager Anne Klepfer presented the draft 2021 Budget as prepared by the Borough Finance Committee to Borough Council for Authorization to advertise.  The budget, all funds totals $1, 165,685.00 and represents the smallest budget since 2016, indicative of a slow down in activity.    Mrs. Klepfer explained that a perfect storm of a small tax base,  lost revenue caused by the Pandemic and increased expenditures  to make repairs from storm damage and to address stormwater management deficiencies has led to a budget that includes a 1.4 mill tax increase which will generate an additional $70,000.00 in tax revenues to compensate for decreases in Earned Income Tax,  Building Permit Revenue, Cable Franchise Fees, Interest Earnings, Gas Tax and other revenues impacted by COVID-19. 

The public is invited to review the budget documents and submit public comments or to give public comment at the December 10th, 2020 Zoom Meeting at 7 PM.  
Nov 13, 2020

New Borough Hall Opening Delayed

New Borough Hall Public Opening has been delayed.  Originally planned for Monday, November 9th, the borough was unable to secure the necessary clearances for public use of the building.  We hope to resolve this matter expeditiously.   

If patrons need staff assistance, or need to drop off paperwork, sign paperwork or pick up paperwork, please call 610-287-7442 during normal business hours or use the call box located on the rear of the building on the southern end, adjacent to double and single doors.     You may also email us at info@schwenksville-pa.org.

In other news,  Borough Council has decided to continue to meet via Zoom until Pandemic Conditions improve.    This will be re-evaluated in January.    Likewise, the borough facilities will not be available for Borough Boards, Commissions or private organizations to use/meet at until Pandemic related safety concerns are eased.
Oct 16, 2020

Stream Clean-up October 31st

The Perkiomen Watershed will be coordinating Stream Clean Up Dates on October 30th (for corporate groups) and October 31st (for general volunteers).  Clean-up sites are located throughout the watershed - check out our clean-up map to see exactly where volunteers will be located. 

 

Oct 12, 2020

Borough Hall Office Building For Sale By Auction

                  Schwenksville Borough Hall is moving to 300 Main Street effective November 2, 2020.  Borough Operations will be on-line and by email only for two weeks beginning November 2, 2020 and ending November 13, 2020.     The former Borough Hall building located at 140 Main Street will be sold via Public Auction    To request an Auction Property Information Package please register here.   
                There has been a delay in obtaining the necessary clearance to permit public entry to the building.   For assistance or to drop off paperwork or pick up paperwork call Borough Hall at 610-287-7442 or use the a Call Box located on the rear of the building on the southern end to contact staff. 
Oct 02, 2020

Halloween in Schwenksville Borough

Schwenksville Borough has canceled its annual Halloween Parade for 2020 due to the CoronaVirus.       Halloween Trick or Treating is not regulated by the Borough.  Please consult Montgomery County Health Department guidance.
Sep 28, 2020

Partnership TMA hands out bike Helmets

Thank you to #PartnershipTMAofMontgomeryCounty and The Pennsylvania State Police for bringing their wonderful "I love you & your brain too" program to Schwenksville Borough.
Sep 28, 2020

Volunteers help landscape

Volunteers from Liberty Ministries assisted Borough Council Vice-President Lee Ann Miller and other volunteers weed, and spread new mulch at the Main Street Plaza.    Thank you for your community service!

Liberty Ministries Plaza 2020 (002)
Jul 02, 2020

Summer Fun Takes Off

Meadow Park has been teeming with visitors which has been absolutely thrilling.   The Boat Ramp, in particular, has seen a lot of use and we couldn't be more excited.   Visitors from all over Montgomery County have discovered Meadow Park; just ask Lindsey Oremus who was found tubing with her boyfriend.  They took two cars and left one at the take-out point and one at the launch site and spent a refreshing hour or two on the Perkiomen Creek.   Check out the Perkiomen Water Trail for Information on where to put in and take out your tubes or boats.
Jun 26, 2020

Our New Website is Launched!

Schwenksville Borough is excited to announce it has just launched a new website powered by ReviZe, the government website experts.    The new website will provide improved service delivery, more transparency and will be easier for staff to update.    We hope you enjoy it. 

This new site is the first website design update in seven years and comes with new capabilities such as on-line form submittal, an on-line document center, e-notifications, 311 Reporting System, an improved calendar and improved navigation. 

Please note that sections of the website are still being enhanced and added.  Not all pages have completed content and not all documents have been loaded to the document center.   We are also still in the process of converting PDF's to fillable forms. 

Feel free to submit comments or suggestions for the website
May 01, 2020

COVID-19 Information

 
At their May Business Meeting, Borough Council approved of a Borough Hall Operations Policy proposed by the Borough Manager.    Borough Council Meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice on their regularly advertised Date and Time.   Access information will be posted one week in advance.  Borough Hall will also remain closed to the public except by appointments approved on a case by case basis and limited access to individuals wearing masks will be permitted. 

Meadow Park, and the boat ramp remain open. The playground is open for use at your own risk. The Borough does not spray, clean or disinfect the playground by any means that would prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Borough Tax Collector will be permitted to host his office hours for June and July, providing that he abides by the policy and that he and taxpayers wear masks upon entry to Borough Hall.   All business is encouraged to be conducted via email, on-line or via U.S. Mail.