Lansdale Boro Poised to Take Major Steps in Renewal
Lansdale Boro continues to move forward, not only to accommodate residents and visitors, but to also bolster the Boro’s financial well-being, Boro manager Timi Kirchner cites one particular project that will generate income.
"The Madison Lot project, on a yearly basis will be bringing in three quarters of million dollars in direct revenues back in to the Boro. That property right now is not taxable, it's owned by the authority, but it will become taxable property, so there's the tax revenues that come in from that, also all the new sewer and electric customers will also generate those revenues."
Kirchner, a recent guest on Comment Please by Univest, also commented on the Wood-vine Connector, which will make it easier for visitors to make it around Lansdale.
11-and–a-half to 23 months in Montgomery County Prison, that’s the sentence that was handed down to an Upper Dublin man for his actions in Upper Merion in December of 2011 and may of last year. According to authorities, 38-year-old Kornwell Chan, known as the bra bandit, broke into the home of a Springfield woman and stole her underwear and bra. Chan also used a video device to look up a woman’s dress at a store in King of Prussia. Judge Thomas Branca told the court “the commonality of these crimes is perversion.” Judge Branca also ordered Chan to undergo sex treatment during and after his prison term. Chan faces an additional 8-years of probation and 300 hours of community service.
Group of Workers at Horsham Co. Win Piece of Powerball
68-employees receive a bonus, but not the traditional way. The boss wasn’t involved in this windfall. A group of employees at the Finisar Corporation in Horsham used the possibility of buying more tickets in the recent Powerball by pooling their dollars. The strategy paid off as the group would draw a winning 1-million dollar ticket. The winnings will be split 68 ways. Each worker will come away with a little over 14-thousand dollars. One of the workers purchased 80 machine picks, one of the tickets proved to be worth a million bucks.
The excitement is building for Lansdale day. The 36th annual event organized by the North Penn Rotary Club on the first Saturday of June features plenty of music, a craft show, activities for children and lots of other family fun. There is also a little Miss Lansdale Pageant put on by the McQuillin Studio in the Borough. Mayor Andy Szekely crowns the winner. He says Lansdale Day is a great way to showcase the community.
“We close down Main Street from Cannon up to Broad and we have all the different vendors. We have the petting zoo, we have the rotary raffle. So it’s a great way to get people out in town for first real event of the summer.”
Motorists not coming into the Boro for the big event are advised to steer clear of the downtown area.