Thursday, October 18, 2012
The township approved over $3 million in warrants in October. See where the money went.
The Haverford Township Board of Commissioners approved the following warrant, total value $3,407,446, at its meeting on Oct 9. See where the thownship's money goes below.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Although, seriously, this one seems like it won't impact anyone at large.
While its wording might make it seem scary, a first reading of a new proposed parking ordinance will not impact everyday resident parking, according to the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners. At its meeting in October, the board had a first reading of a proposed parking ordinance that, as written, would prohibit the parking of vehicles on Hirst Terrace between driveways leading to 34 East Eagle Road at all times. Commissioner Jane Hall said that, once resident understand what is behind the ordinance, it wasn't "a big deal." "There is an apartment building that has a dumpster on Hirst Road and people are parking in front of the dumpster," she said. "Trash piles up and it can be hard to collect it, so we're just looking to keep people…
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Board of Commissioners meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Haverford might be getting some new parking restrictions after Tuesday night's Board of Commissioners meeting. According to the meeting's agenda, the commissioners will hear the first reading on a proposed traffic ordinance that would prevent parking on Hirst Terrace near E Eagle Road. The commissioners will also hear a discussion about curb replacements and discuss the purchase of construction equipment for township use. The Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7:30 at the Haverford Township building. See the complete agenda on the township's website or attached to this story.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The original proposed 2012 budget had an 8.3 percent tax increase, but with state funds, it has dropped down to a 5.2 percent tax increase.
Seven out of nine commissioners voted to approve the 2012 budget during the Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday night. In a meeting last month, Sixth Ward Commissioner Larry Holmes presented the proposed $35,866,723 budget for 2012, saying that the township might see an 8.3 percent tax increase. But because of additional funding from the state, that tax increase has been lowered to a 5.2 tax increase, Holmes told the board Monday night. “Mr. President, there is one principle change in the budget between the preliminary and the final, there is a Pennsylvania act, Act 205, which provides for the state to provide municipalities grant money that relates to pensions. We have been used to an annual grant from the state approximately a …