No Turn Signs Virginia Dr. & Camphill Rd.

Now that the bridgework is completed on Virginia Dr., it is important to know that the NO TURN signs are back in place on the corner of Virginia Dr. and Camphill Rd.

REMEMBER: NO TURNS in any direction at the corner of Virginia Dr. and Camphill Rd.

Police will begin ticketing drivers!



Substance Use Disorder

We have all heard about the effects of substance use disorder. If you would like information on treatment and prevention go to the website below from Montgomery County. There are many resources there including the locations of 50 drug take back boxes around the county and where people can get narcan.

www.montcopa.org/overdoseprevention


Road Work Construction Updates

Welsh Road Bridge over Norfolk Southern Re-Decking Project — Scheduled to begin 7/3/17. Project will have Welsh Road down to one lane in each direction for about 60 days. Here is summary of road closures/limitations:
Thursday, July 6, through Thursday, July 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a weekday lane closure is scheduled on Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Twining Road and Computer Avenue for traffic signal work related to the bridge construction.
Thursday, July 13, through the end of construction in late September, a single lane closure is scheduled in both directions on Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Twining Road and Computer Avenue for bridge deck rehabilitation.
In addition to the lane closures, there will be a detour in effect beginning Thursday, July 13, through end of construction in late September, for westbound Route 63 (Welsh Road) motorists who want to make a left onto Twining Road. Those travelers will be directed to use Fitzwatertown Road and Susquehanna Road to access Twining Road.

Virginia Drive Road Diet & Trail Project (from Rapp Run Culvert to 1100 Virginia Drive (Bridge #1) — Will begin in mid-September.

Curb and Sidewalk Program 2017— project is almost completed. One vendor has a few homes remaining and the Township contractor is finishing up their punch list. All work should be completed by July 14th.

Streetlight Conversion —  Our light inventory should be received by the end of July. Installs should begin during the first two weeks of August. Should take about two months.    Armour and JCI will provide an installation schedule during the third week of July. Armour will notify PECO and us of any power concerns or issues. We can provide them with a list of lights we would want them to do first. Project status meetings will be held every two weeks.




Candlelight Vigil

The Upper Dublin community came together last night to support tolerance and brotherhood. In a heart felt vigil friends and families of Upper Dublin joined together to express the true values of our community.






Coffee with Commissioner Scarpello
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Railroad Bridge on Welsh Rd at Twining to be Repaired in August

Starting in August the railroad bridge under Welsh Rd. near Twining will be repaired. All traffic will be down to one lane each direction. The repair should be completed in 50 days. Check here for updates.


Detours on Virginia Dr. Finished by End of June

By the end of June, the road work on Virginia Drive should be completed ahead of schedule.




Thank You Senator Casey

Me w Sen Casey 3-23-17 L Best

I thanked Sen. Casey again last Thursday for holding his discussion about the affect of PFCs on the water quality in Horsham, Warminster and Upper Dublin and measures to address the cleanup on Sept. 22 2016 in Washington, D.C. I attended along with Upper Dublin Township Manager Paul Leonard, Horsham, and Warminster representatives as well as US Rep. Brendan Boyle, PA Reps. Meehan and Stevens. The discussion brought together Federal officials from the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to listen to our concerns about the water quality in our communities. Sen. Casey ensured there would be only one contact on the Federal level to communicate with instead of the many different agencies thus streamlining the process of communication between the local level and the Federal government.



School Crossing Guard at the Yellow Posts
3:30-4:00pm

There was concern by many parents of Jarrettown Elementary School walkers of the chaos of drivers (possible cut-throughs) and speeders at the corner of Derry and Kenmare (the Yellow Posts) after school when the children try to cross the street at that intersection on their way home at the end of the day.  After the UD Police department analyzed the situation, they assigned  a crossing guard to that location every school day from 3:30-4:00pm.



Come Out to Monte Carlo Night and Support Upper Dublin!

Monte Carlo 2017 Crop

https://www.upperdublin.net/event/monte-carlo-night/



Christmas Tree Collection

Final collection on February 1, 2017.
Please do not place your tree in a plastic bag because the trees will be composted by the Township.
Please remove all decorations!!



Happy Holidays
To You and Your Family!

Wishing you and your family a warm and restful Holiday!



Happy Holidays!
0% Tax Increase in UD Township Taxes in 2017

No tax increase for UD township taxes in 2017!
The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved
a zero tax increase for 2017.




Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Leaf Collection 2016

It's that time of year again - leaf collection. Below is information about leaf collection.
Ward 3 is in both zones 1 & 3. Zone 1 is Ward 3-2 (East of Turnpike).
Zone 3 is Ward 3-1(West of Turnpike).

****NOTE: Leaves are not to be placed in the street! ****Place them on the island by the curb.

Leaf Collection 2016

Township vacuum collection of leaves requires leaves to be raked curbside, NOT IN THE STREET, in accordance with Ordinance #1081. Weather conditions may severely affect adherence to the schedule below.

Leaf Collection Bulletin:

NO PARKING on/near leaf piles (prevents crews from picking up leaves)
AVOID PARKING on street in cul-de-sacs (leaf machines cannot enter tight space)
PLACE LEAVES CURBSIDE (against Township policy to be placed in street)
ONLY LEAVES, no twigs, branches, stones, etc… in leaf pile (breaks machine and crews will not pick up leaf pile) Once machine passes the road it is done for that cycle and WILL NOT return until next cycle

Weather permitting our crews will be in the following areas during the week of:
Area 1: 10/11, 10/31, 11/21, 12/12 Area 2: 10/03, 10/24, 11/14, 12/05 Area 3: 10/17, 11/07, 11/28, 12/19




Environmental Protection Advisory Board (EPAB)



The Board of Commissioners have made a public motion/action to task the Environmental Protection Advisory Board (EPAB) to review the science of the water quality in UD. This Advisory Board will help understand the science related to water quality and to focus the township's efforts regarding the water quality in UD.   


The BOC is concerned and will hold Aqua and other providers accountable.   For up to the minute updates please go to the UD Township website and the UD Water Quality Updates Facebook page set up by UD residents for news and reports.





Ft. Washington Office Park gets ZIP Ramp

UD received $2.037 million grant from the state for a ZIP ramp that will lead from the PA Turnpike directly onto Commerce Drive. The ramp was in the works for three years and now has the funding to proceed.

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$10.5 Million in Grant or Reimbursement Funds Awarded to UD since 2014
Breakdown:

1. Virginia Drive Pine Run Bridges Reconstructions:
Over
$3.2 million from PennDOT
2. Virginia Drive Rapp Run Replacement:
$400k grants
from PA Dept. of Community & Economic Dev.
3. Virginia Drive Road Diet & Trail:
$1 million from
PennDOT Transportation Alternatives Program
(TAP) grant
4. Virginia Drive Cross County Trail Final Segment:
$750k PennDOT TAP grant
5. Commerce Drive Road Diet & Trail:
$2.853 million
from PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund and
$250k from PA Dept. of Community & Economic
Dev. just awarded
6. PA Turnpike Zip Ramp to Commerce Drive:
$2.038
million
just awarded through CFA Multimodal
Transportation Fund.
Overall the projects listed above have a
Total Cost Estimate of $18.9 Million. The $10.5 Million grant/reimbursement program awards plus $700k from Upper Dublin's land development set aside, the Township is obligated to contribute $7.7 million. The Township is pursuing additional grants from PennDOT.




New Traffic Light Intersection in FWOP


Will be constructed at the sharp turn in the road between the Best Western Hotel and the new Trumark Financial Credit Union headquarters at 335 Commerce. This intersection will also serve the new Life Time Fitness facility, now under construction on an adjacent 13.8 acre site at Commerce Drive, facing the Turnpike tolls.




$250,000 Grant from the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program


This grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) will help fund a redesign of the roadway and construction of a paved walking and biking trail.