August 5, 2014 ~ Montgomery County’s Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) would like to reach out to your agency, constituents, consumers, and residents to provide information regarding the NFP program. Please find a flyer attached. We would like to generate recognition and referrals for our program in your service area. The Nurse Family Partnership is a program in the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) for women who are having their first baby. When you enroll, a registered nurse will visit in your home throughout your pregnancy and can continue to visit until your child is two years old. This program is FREE to all women who are eligible. If you live in Montgomery County, meet the income requirements, and are pregnant with your first child you can enroll. The Nurse Family Partnership is a program in 45 states around the country. For more information regarding the NFP program, please visit the national NFP website: www.nursefamilypartnership.org To learn more about Montgomery County Health Department’s NFP, please call 610-278-5117 and ask for the Nurse Family Partnership Program. You can view the NFP Spotlight on the MCHD homepage here: http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/7671
August 1, 2014 ~ Sunset Park took third place in the “What’s Your Favorite Park” contest, and we will receive a bronze medal as well as $5,000.
August 1, 2014 ~ Residents may contact the Health Department at 610-278-5117 if they are concerned about an area of standing water that may be a breeding area for mosquitoes.
June 19, 2014 ~ For all PECO customers, during the next several weeks we will be replacing meters in your area. Please note that when we replace our meter you will experience a brief service interruption. The technician performing the installation will attempt to notify you before they begin working. In addition, if our electric meter is located indoors, or in another location that is inaccessible, you will need to provide access.
If you need to provide us access, please contact us at 215-841-5950 to schedule an
appointment. If our electric meter is already accessible, simply do nothing.
June 4, 2014 ~ PECO has notified the Township that they will be changing meters in our area during the next month. PLEASE BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE SCAMMERS POSING AS UTILITY WORKERS TO GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR HOME.
Homeowners are being notified that the PECO workers are changing OUTDOOR meters and will knock first to notify the homeowners that they will experience a short interruption in service. If the home has INDOOR metering, the homeowner has to schedule an appointment to have the meter changed. PECO workers will not randomly ask to access an INDOOR meter.
PECO contact 1-855-741-9011
April 21, 2014 ~ MAINTENANCE OF SIDEWALKS & CURBS: The Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance enacting and creating Article IV, Maintenance of Sidewalks and Curbs, of Chapter 304, Streets, Sidewalks, and Driveways, of the Code of the Township of Upper Pottsgrove, as amended, for the purpose of establishing responsibility for the maintenance of sidewalks and curbs within the Township for the safety and convenience of the public and protection of streets and property. A complete copy of the ordinance is on file with the Mecury, is available for inspection during normal business hours in the office of the Township Manager at Upper Pottsgrove Township and is posted on the Township website.
WIND BLOWING TRASH ALL AROUND: April 23, 2014, was a day of strong winds. By the time Mascaro made their rounds within our township, plastic milk containers and trash in general were blown along our roadways and on to neighbors’ properties. Suggestion is to bag your recyclables and place that bag into your recyclable container. By doing that, you will be helping keep our township looking good.
Storm Damage Reporting: Please click here to find out what steps resdients can take to report storm damage to your property.
January 13, 2014 ~ Emergency Ambulance Service
Last year, the Board of Commissioners was asked to investigate emergency ambulance response times within Upper Pottsgrove Township. A committee tasked to do so, has concluded that Gilbertsville Ambulance can respond more quickly to certain areas of the Township than Goodwill Ambulance can. The Board of Commissioners will be considering the committee's recommendation to divide the Township between these two emergency providers at their upcoming meeting on January 23rd.
Help Us Help You! ~ High Visibility Address Signs available from the Upper Pottsgrove Twp. Fire Company. Every year, hundreds of emergency responses are delayed due to hard-to-see address markings that make it difficult for Police, Fire, and EMS crews to respond to residences within the township.
If we can't find you, we can't help you! It just might help save you or a loved one's life!
Please click here to place an order.
March 11, 2013 ~
Met Ed has brought to our attention that there are individuals in the Monroe/Pike & North Hampton County areas reportedly going door to door identifying themselves as Met-Ed and asking to see the customers electric bill. In one particular case the customers were elderly and the perpetrators claimed they were checking to see if they were receiving all the discounts seniors are entitled to. Med Ed cannot say if they requested entry for sure or what their scheme is. It may or may not be limited to the Monroe/Pike North Hampton County Area.
- Met-Ed does not go door to door
- Met-Ed does not ask to go into a house (unless their is an inside meter)
- Met-Ed employees and contractors wear a photo ID badge - ask to see it
- Met-Ed vehicles are clearly marked
- If you are suspicious call us at 1-800-545-7741 to find out if we are working in the area
- Or, call 911 to report suspicious activity
Upper Pottsgrove has been included in many of these incidents.
1. Most recently the delivery truck thefts are picking up ; FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, etc. trucks are either being followed and the items being delivered stolen from the front door step or there may be internal problems with the companies. The important issue is to observe anyone who may be tracking those delivery trucks in UPT.
2. The usual scam artists are also busy in the neighborhoods with "excess blacktop", "meats" and other products they claim are left overs and offer these items at very low prices to unsuspecting residents until the jobs are complete. That is when the resident gets hit with other charges or more product than originally estimated. Most of you are familiar with the pavers and their tactics.
3. The chimney sweeps are most recently in town and an incident reported on Farmington is being reported today. Allegedly one chimney sweep goes up on the roof and the other inside. The insider burglarizes the home while the homeowner is being detained outside by the one on the roof.
4. We have had two incidents with meat trucks; both on Stone Hill where they can hit a number of homes in a short time frame. If these people are encountered, make sure to get as much identification as possible. Also, they are required to have a solicitors permit for any sale or service solicited in the township prior to door-to-door canvassing. Pavers and contractors are usually required to have building permits as well so anyone encountered doing work immediately after being hired by a resident is possibly in violation of the township ordinance as well as soliciting without a permit. Every person who solicits must have an individual permit.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Upper Pottsgrove Police Department at their non-emergency number: 610-326-8446.
January 24, 2013
Changes to Electronics Disposal Requirements
JP Mascaro will no longer collect electronics recycling as part of their bulk collections. There is a new law in effect that prohibits this collection. Going forward, residents have access to a closed container for recycling of these items (TV's, computers, laptops, computer peripherals and computer monitors) at the Pioneer Crossing Landfill at 727 Redlane Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 (610) 582-2900 OR residents can recycle these items wherever new electronic items are purchased (ie. Best Buy, etc)