New Electric Supplier Contract Approved in Lansdale
Lansdale Borough Council has approved a new contract with its power supplier. The borough buys electricity in bulk for resale to its residents and the agreement with American Municipal Power will stabilize rates over the life of the five year deal. Borough Council also took action Wednesday night to simplify the electric rate structure. Bills will be easier to understand and should reassure residential, commercial and industrial customers that they are being charged in the same way as everyone else in their rate class.
Ex Graterford Chaplain Suing State
A Catholic priest who worked for nearly ten years as a chaplain at Graterford State Prison is suing the state in federal court, saying it defamed him and wrongfully fired him.
Welsh Road Corridor Rezoning Discussed in Towamencin
More than two dozen Towamencin residents turned out for a Township Planning Commission meeting Monday night to learn more about proposed zoning changes in the Welsh Road Corridor between the Main Street Apartments and Grist Mill Road. It is currently primarily residential but officials might allow more office uses there hoping to encourage higher standards of property maintenance. Township officials say they have no timetable for putting the proposed zoning changes into place and there will be at least one more opportunity for residents to comment. The Planning Commission won't make the final decison about the issue but it will pass a recommendation onto the Township Board of Supervisors.