Monday, July 2, 2012
Check out what's on tap for tonight's committee meetings in Abington.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Abington Public Affairs, Public Safety, Public Works and Code Enforcement committees will meet tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Check out the agendas in the PDF section to the right, or in the links below. (The code enforcement committee has no business tonight.) Of note: The public affairs committee will entertain a motion to approve an ad hoc building sustainability committee comprising township staff and volunteers to review township buildings for performance, maintenance and sustainability; the public works committee will entertain a motion to enter into an agreement with PennDOT for ... snow and ice removal; and the public safety committee will entertain a motion to advertise a public hearing pertaining to door-to-door solicitation…
Friday, May 11, 2012
A motion to modify the 'public comment' portion of the Abington Board of Commissioners meetings is tabled.
On Thursday night, the Abington Board of Commissioners tabled a motion that would have revised the rules of procedure for public comments for full board meetings. Abington Township Manager Michael LeFevre spoke on the issue during a May 2 public affairs committee meeting; he revisited the topic during Thursday night’s meeting. “I suggested that a better way of soliciting public comment may be to move all public comment to the beginning of the meeting,” LeFevre said. The now-tabled motion would have given residents three minutes to speak on agenda items, and three additional minutes to speak on non-agenda items — both in the beginning of the meeting, following the approval of the minutes and any scheduled ceremonial presentations. There …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Township looks to move forward on former Settlement site
Update: The Abington Public Affairs Committee deleted this item from the agenda. Abington Township Manager Michael LeFevre said the township is still in talks with the group Lubavitch of Abington regarding a lease. LeFevre said he expects a lease to be brought to the board of commissioners in June or July. -- According to the Abington Public Affairs Committee agenda, the committee will discuss the lease terms for Alverthorpe Manor at its meeting tonight. According to the agenda, the group Lubavitch of Abington agreed on the terms of a lease with the township for the 2,300-square foot building — except for the rental costs. The township reached out to Quinn and Wilson Realtors to have the former Settlement/Jenkintown Music School site …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Cheltenham becomes the latest municipality to adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance; it passes 6-1
Last night, the Cheltenham Board of Commissioners approved an anti-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 6-1. The township calls the policy the “Cheltenham Township Human Relations Ordinance.” The ordinance provides: “for the creation of the Cheltenham Township Human Relations Commission, and to prohibit discrimination in housing, accommodations, commercial property, employment and public accommodations on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, age, religious creed, ancestry, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals … or because of an individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression …” The commission will comprise nine members, each of whom will serve …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Abington Commissioner Steven Kline will host a meeting to discuss controlled deer hunts at Karebrook.
Wondering about the controlled deer hunts in the township? Well, the issue was tabled at the June Abington Public Affairs Committee meeting, as a handful of residents had concerns over the proposed hunt in the Karebrook Nature Study Area on Valley Road. The issue will likely be on the agenda for the July 6 public affairs committee meeting. But, prior to that, Abington Commissioner Steven Kline, will host a deer hunt meeting Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the township building, according to an email sent to Ward 1 residents. Abington Parks and Recreation Director Doug Wendell, as well as a representative from Abington Deer Management, will be on hand for the meeting. The Abington Deer Management agency has handled controlled deer hunts in…
Monday, February 7, 2011
The Abington Public Affairs Committee discusses a modified version of a failed ordinance, though nothing is 'on the table'
The Abington Public Affairs Committee revisited the issue of the Abington Township Human Relations Ordinance last week — an ordinance that the board of commissioners voted down 10-5 during a public hearing last month. The failed ordinance would have prohibited “discrimination in access to employment, housing and commercial property, public education and public accommodations,” and would have provided protection to a broader range of classes, including the gay, lesbian and transgender community. The failed ordinance would have also established a township human relations commission. Though there is no such ordinance currently on the table, the committee discussed a modified version of the failed ordinance that does not seek to establish a …