|New 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 Where outdated playground equipment and a small ice-skating pond once stood, we now have a baseball field, batting cage, walking paths, lighting, and new off-street parking.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.
|Traffic 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.
|Officer 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.