Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The budget will be up for final adoption on December 10.
Though it wouldn’t be finalized until December 10, the Main Line Media News is reporting that the Haverford Township Commissioners approved a preliminary budget last week that would raise taxes by 4.52 percent. Some highlights from the budget. Read the full story, including details on the township’s pension obligations, here.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
During Monday night's Haverford Township Board of Commissioners' meeting, Jim McGarrity was honored for his 20 years of service. Board president and 9th ward commissioner Bill Wechsler said that the state Association of Commissioners honored McGarrity with an award for being a commissioner of the 7th ward for 20 years. "It's a tribute to your longevity Jim," Weschler said before he presented the award to McGarrity. Going up to the podium, McGarrity jokingly said that he was simply a quiet man but he did thanked the association and his fellow commissioners. "I'm not going to take any cheap shots or anything, but if my opponent elects to keep running against me the next four times and the good Lord keeps me here, I hope I'm here for the 40…
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Haverford Township Board of Commissioners will have their meeting at 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 09, 2012.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Here is the agenda for the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners' meeting for Monday night.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Here is the Haverford Township 2012 municipal directory.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The proposed plan would move the 1st and 9th wards, and this time the 2nd ward’s precinct 4, from the 166th district to the 163rd district.
In a press release to the media on Thursday afternoon, State Rep. Greg Vitali (D-166) stated that the state’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission has released a new plan that would move some Haverford wards from his district to the 163rd district. The commission’s plan is very much like the original one that was proposed in October of 2011 when it suggested moving Haverford Township’s 1st and 9th wards from the 166th district to the 163rd district, which is Republican State Rep. Nick Micozzie’s district. In January, the state’s Supreme Court threw out the original proposal, saying the plan was against the state’s constitution, but the court did allowed the commission to draw up a new one. The new plan now calls for moving those same …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The tank still needs approval from the DEP and other organizations before it can be built.
Eight out of nine Haverford Township Board of Commissioners approved the $2 million controversial underground sewer storage tank at Monday night’s meeting. Radnor Haverford Marple (RHM) Sewer Authority won a long, and often times heated, battle by having a 1.5-million gallon underground sanitary sewer storage tank placed where the volleyball courts are located now at Merry Place Park and would be flush to the ground. The sewer storage tank would handle the two to four yearly overflow problems, where heavy rains overflow the sewer and brings up waste to the surface. Before the vote took place, township Vice President and 1st Ward Commissioner Steve D'Emilio, who did not vote in favor of the odor-controlled tank, said he has not seen a study…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Proposed plan includes brick paver edgings at the Oakmont section of Havertown.
(Editor's note: It was originally reported that the HPED was also proposing to have decorative lampposts installed. That was not the case. This article has been edited to reflect that. Please read the follow-up story regarding this topic.) During Monday night’s Haverford Township Commissioners’ work session, the Haverford Partnership for Economic Development (HPED) proposed a possible $11,000 development plan that calls for brick paver edgings of the Oakmont business section of Havertown. Colette Bannan, treasurer of the HPED, explained to the commissioners that since the Oakmont Parking Lot is scheduled for construction for repaving and new lighting and utility lines being installed this spring, her organization has proposed that the …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The money will go towards road, park and sewer projects.
The majority of the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners voted to borrow $5 million from Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority (DelVal). During their meeting on Monday evening, March 12, the commissioners discussed borrowing $5 million. Sixth Ward Commissioner Larry Holmes said that it would be a short-term loan and the township would save $50,000 by going with DelVal. Holmes expressed his concerned there would be a slight risk borrowing the money from DelVal because the group borrows money from other groups. Holmes and a few other commissioners wanted to borrow the money by using a general obligation note, but the majority of them voted for DelVal. Chris Connell, 8th Ward commissioner, abstained from voting. Originally the …
“We will not be in the composting business anymore,” Haverford Township Manager Larry Gentile exclaimed.
After years of complaining about the smell of the leaf compost program by both residents and township officials, Haverford Township will no longer have the program. Township Manager Larry Gentile said during the Monday, March 12 meeting that the joint compost program between Haverford and Marple townships would cease. “We will not be in the composting business anymore,” he exclaimed. He said that the township would continue to collect the leaves and that an unnamed vendor would pick them up from Haverford Township’s public works facility with tractor trailers and move the leaves to the Delaware County Disposal Yard on Highland Avenue in Chester. While the township will be saving $185,000 and there will be no tipping or fuel fees that need …