Souderton eNews
Souderton eNews
SEPTEMBER 2008
 
Little Souderton Borough is big in community and revitalization. There's a lot going on in our 1.2-square-mile borough, and as we have news to share, we'll send eNews-like this one.
 
Keep reading to find out about construction on a new traffic signal, Souderton's newly appointed police sergeant, new playground equipment at Lawn Avenue Park, and more.
lawnaveNew Playground Equipment at Lawn Avenue Park

Enjoy the last warm days of fall outdoors as your kids explore the new playground equipment at Lawn Avenue Park. As part of a complete renovation, the borough installed new playground equipment geared toward kids ages 2 to 12. It features a swing set and two modular pieces, and will be enclosed in a fenced-in area.
 
The site, previously known as the Lawn Avenue Tot Lot, is in the process of a complete renovation. Where outdated playground equipment and a small ice-skating pond once stood, we now have a baseball field, batting cage, walking paths, lighting, and new off-street parking.

For more on what's next at Lawn Avenue Park, including a conceptual sketch, visit the Recreation section of our Web site.

trafficTraffic Signal Construction to Begin this Week

Crews will begin construction on a traffic signal at the intersection of Main Street and Reliance in Souderton. The installation process will start this week with the traffic signal's foundation and underground wiring. Traffic will not be affected by this work. Poles and mast arms are scheduled for installation in November. The signal should be operational in December.
 
Last month, borough council voted to install the traffic signal in an effort to reduce accidents in this busy intersection. Check www.soudertonborough.org for updates on traffic signal installation.
officerOfficer Scherzberg Appointed Sergeant of the Souderton Police Department
 
Officer Kurt E. Scherzberg was promoted to sergeant at the September 2 borough council meeting. He was sworn in by Mayor John Reynolds with his wife, Beverly, and his children, Danielle and Tyler, by his side.
 
Borough Hall was packed with family, friends, and well-wishers who stood and cheered after Sgt. Scherzberg's oath to do his job to the best of his ability. Police Chief Charles Quinn replaced his badge with a sergeant's badge, and Mayor Reynolds revealed the new sergeants' stripes on the sleeve of his uniform.
 
Sgt. Scherzberg joined the Souderton Police Department in 1987. His new position offers more responsibility, including more managerial work. 
Souderton Pool Not Likely to Open in 2009
 
Borough council is considering a recommendation not to open the Souderton Community Pool for the 2009 season. Instead, council may earmark the estimated $40,000 in operating costs toward planning for renovations to the current pool facility. The decision is in response to a recommendation by the finance committee at a recent Souderton Borough public works meeting.
 
Discussions on this topic will continue as the 2009 budget is developed in October and presented to borough council in November. Borough council will vote on the budget in December. Visit the Souderton Borough Web site for updates.
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In This Issue
New Playground Equipment at Lawn Avenue Park
Traffic Signal Construction to Begin this Week
Officer Scherzberg Appointed Sergeant
Daniel Yocum Appointed Junior Councillor
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Daniel Yocum Appointed Junior Councillor
Daniel Yocum, a junior at Souderton Area High School, was appointed Souderton Borough Junior Councillor at the September 2 borough council meeting. As a non-voting member of borough council, he participates in meetings and work sessions, offering a youthful perspective to discussions on borough issues.
 
Recommended by Council President John Young, Daniel is an active member of the community and a Souderton resident. His term will run through the school year to the end of June 2009. Learn more about Daniel and the rest of the borough council members on the Borough Council page of our Web site.