A Levittown man and his wife have stepped forward to claim the December 5th Powerball jackpot. Roger Custer bought the winning ticket worth more than 33-million-dollars at Levittown News and Tobacco on South Oxford Valley Road. The store gets a $100,000 bonus for selling it. Custer says he will use the money to take care of his family. He also says the prize will allow him to do alot more hunting and fishing.
Budget Adopted in Lansdale
Lansdale has a budget in place for 2013. Borough Council approved it unanimously Wednesday night. The spending plan totals about $31,200,000 and does not raise property taxes. Sewer rates will remain the same too. Borough officials say the budget maintains municipal services at their current level and includes funding for an additional employee at the Waste Water Treatment Plant as well as an information technology professional at Borough Hall. This is the second year in a row that Lansdale officials have held the line on property taxes.
Animal Waste Ordinance in Whitpain
A proposed ordinance that would require horse riders to clean up after their animals is causing a stir in Whitpain Township. The measure would apply if the horse leaves droppings on public roads or private property other than that of the owner but not on designated equestrian trails. Township officials say there have been recent complaints about animal waste even though Whitpain has a long standing equestrian tradition. The proposed ordinance is currently scheduled for a public hearing on January 29th but the equestrian advocacy group Horseways has been talking with township officials about handling the problem by getting horse riders to police themselves.
Luminary Night in Mont Clare
A holiday tradition continued in Mont Clare Saturday night. Volunteers lined the banks of the Schuylkill Canal with about 1,500 luminary bags. They cast an eerie glow on the water and lit the path that runs almost a mile between Route 29 and the old Locktender's House. Lining the canal with holiday luminaria is a tradition that started three decades ago as the Schuylkill Canal Association began the restoration of the 185-year-old waterway and the historic structures nearby.