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2016

Council Meeting

October

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2016

Council Workshop Meeting

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October

01

2016

Montgomery County Integrated Health & Wellness Fair!

Free event open to Montgomery County residents of all ages. Saturday, October 1, 10 am to 1 pm. rain or shine at the Plymouth Meeting Mall.

October

06

2016

Capital Improvement Plan Public Meeting

Residents are invited to learn more about the financing strategy and potential projects in Norristown’s first-ever Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan. Please join us for an opportunity to participate in deciding which projects Municipal Council should focus on by weighing in on the ones that are important to you!

Capital Improvement Plan Public Meeting

Residents are invited to learn more about the financing strategy and potential projects in Norristown’s first-ever Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan. Please join us for an opportunity to participate in deciding which projects Municipal Council should focus on by weighing in on the ones that are important to you!

October

07

2016

Smoke detector blitz

October 7, 2016, fire department personnel and Montgomery County Health Department personnel will be partnering to conduct a multi-block smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector blitz in the 500,600,700 & 800 blocks of Chain Street.

October

08

2016

Norristown Car Show

Rain Date: Saturday - OCTOBER 15, 2016
BENEFITS: Norristown Parks and Recreation
REGISTER HERE: http://www.norristown.org/template/upload_files/CarShow.pdf


Location: 2 West Main Street
(Main & Swede Streets Downtown Norristown)

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Awards presented at 2:30 PM
Price is $10.00 for early registration and $15.00 day of show
Registration starts at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM day of show

THE FIRST 100 CARS TO PRE-REGISTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE A TROPHY WINNER
Pre-registrations must be received by September 30, 2016– No exceptions

Open to all years, makes, & models: CARS/BIKES/TRUCKS
TROPHIES: 200 Total
Plus 15 6’ Sponsor Specialty trophies
Burnout Demonstration -- 50/50 – DJ’s -- Live Band’s – Vendors

For more info, please contact:
Frank Pileggi or Bill Plichta 610-270-0467
John McClure 215-906-2829
Gary Butler 610-220-2285


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October

02

2016

Elmwood Park Zoo - Free Admission Norristown Residents

Free Admission for Norristown Residents


Elmwood Park Zoo extends gratitude to loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to Norristown residents on the first Sunday of each month beginning at 2 PM.

Residents of Norristown that present valid photo I.D. may enter the Zoo free of charge after 2 PM on the following dates:

Sunday, October 2
Sunday, November 6
Sunday, December 4

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents are defined by living within the following four boundaries:
east of Forrest Avenue
south of Johnson Highway
west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street
north of the Schuylkill River

October

04

2016

Nutrition Matters Presentation at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Join us at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library for a presentation series by Komal Shah from Penn State Extension on Nutritional Facts Tuesdays in October at 6PM:


October 11th: Importance of 5 food groups

October 18th: Label reading & smart shopping

October 25th: Food safety & myths surrounding it



To register, please visit or call the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Reference Desk at 610-278-5100 extension 2.

October

06

2016

Farmer's Market

e Norristown Farmers’ Market
June 2 thru October 28th
Thursdays 11am-2:30pm
Main St. below the Courthouse
Norristown, PA 19401
Sponsored by the Municipality of Norristown, Montgomery County Commissioners, The Food Trust and CADCOM,
Phone: 610-277-6363 x132

The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen

Celebrate the beginning of the baseball playoff season at the HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Making History Greater Series Presents:
“The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen”
Presented Mitchel Nathanson

DICK ALLEN:
The Wampum Walloper,
Philadelphia Phillie,
1964 National League Rookie of the year,
1972 American League Most Valuable Player.

Join Mitchel Nathanson, author of “The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen” and baseball historian, as he examines some of the off-field issues and the perceptions and conclusions that grew from them which may have kept Allen out of the Hall of Fame.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Historical Society of Montgomery County,
1654 DeKalb Street,
Norristown, PA 19401

For more information on this free program call 610-272-0297 or email contact@hsmcpa.org. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

October

08

2016

3rd Annual Sole Harvest 5K Run/Walk

October 8th is our 3rd Annual Sole Harvest 5K Run /1 Mile Walk

This year we have great additions to the festivities including:
team registrations - be a team captain and create a team to walk/run with
an improved process for collecting donations - don't forget to bring donations for the center use daily
an improved process for the gift basket raffles - there will be 10+ gift baskets raffled off after the race so bring cash
virtual runners/walkers for those who live out of state but want to support the Hospitality Center
In addition to free breakfast from Chick-Fil-A Audubon after the race, the Elmwood Park Zoo will be providing free admission to the zoo for anyone who shows their bib upon arrival on race day!

We have enjoyed your support in the past! Invite your company, family and friends. Don't forget to like us on FaceBook and share with your friends on your social media sites.

See attached flyer with more details.

Runners, walkers, and families are welcome!

Thank you for your support and we hope you too will be part of the days event.

Sincerely,
Denise
Volunteer Race Director

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3rd Annual Sole Harvest 5K Run/Walk Benefiting the Norristown Ministries Hospitality Center

9am 10/08/2016 | Norristown Farm Park (Whitehall Rd entrance)
Team Packet:
http://www.hospitalitycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Sole-Harvest-2016-Teams-Packet.pdf

Register
http://www.hospitalitycenter.org/soleharvest5k/

Donate to A Team
https://fundraising.active.com/event/2016SoleHarvest5K

Like us
on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoleHarvest5K


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October

04

2016

Simmons Park Pre-Bid Meeting

INVITATION FOR BIDS

The Municipality of Norristown will receive sealed bids for the Simmons Park Improvement Project-Phase IV (Re-Bid), as delineated in the plans and specifications, until 4:00 P.M. (prevailing time) on Friday, October 21, 2016 in the Office of the Municipal Administrator, Municipal Hall, 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at Municipal Chambers at 4:00 P.M., Municipal Hall, 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401. The project involves site clearing and site demolition. Funding for the project is derived from the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The project has a budget of approximately $160,000.00

SEALED BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONE OF TWO WAYS:
Option One: Bidders may submit bids through the PennBid™ web site, bids shall be submitted and updated online until 4:00 P.M., prevailing time, on Friday, October 21, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. All documents and solicitation details are available any time at (www.pennbid.net) by clicking on the “Solicitations” then “View” tabs. Hard copies of all documents may be optionally purchased through PennBid. Estimated cost is $100.00.

Option Two: Bids are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope, clearly marked on the outside. Bids are to be delivered to the Office of the Municipal Administrator, on the first floor of the Municipal Building located at 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA before 4:00 P.M. prevailing time on Friday, October 21, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

Contract documents, including Technical Specifications are on file in the Planning Department in Norristown Municipal Hall where they may be inspected at any time during working hours (8:30 - 4:30). Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from the Planning Department for a NON-REFUNDABLE charge of fifty dollars ($50.00) per set. (Contract Documents will be mailed for an additional non-refundable charge of $5.00). Contract documents may not be reproduced or transferred without the written permission of the Norristown Department of Planning & Municipal Development.

Mandatory Bonds and Guarantees - A certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10% of the total bid will be required. Bid guarantees, performance bonds and payment bonds will be required in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 31.36(h). Bonds are required to be issued by a surety licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The bidder’s attention is called to the fact that the successful bidder shall pay no less than the current wage rates set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor determined for the project area as described in the contract documents. The successful bidder must insure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The Municipality of Norristown reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding, when, in the opinion of the Municipality, such rejections or waivers shall be to its interest or advantage. Prior to awarding the Contract, Bids may be held by the Municipality of Norristown for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of Bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of the Bidders.

The Municipality encourages the participation of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) for this project.


All Bidders are invited to attend a PRE-BID MEETING to be held at 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at Municipal Hall, 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA, 19401.

Jayne Musonye
Director of Planning and Municipal Development

October

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2016

Planning Commission Meeting

October

25

2016

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting

Notice of Public Hearing
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Municipality of Norristown’s Zoning Hearing Board will conduct a Public Hearing on the following appeal(s):
(21-16) Special Exception – Christ Ambassadors Ministries Inc., 4019 Cardin Place, Eagleville, PA 19403
For property Located at: 105 W. Brown Street
Property Owner: Christ Ambassadors Ministries INC
The applicant is seeking a Special Exception under Article V - R-2, Section 320-41.C.6, Special Exceptions to allow for a house of worship in the R-2 Residence Zoning District.

(22-16) Variance and Special Exception – Norristown Area School District, 401 N. Whitehall Road, Norristown, PA 19403
For Property Located at: 1518 Arch Street and 1520 Arch Street
Property Owner: Norristown Area School District
The applicant is seeking a variance from Article XXVI- Off-Street Parking and Loading, Section 320-301.A.3, Application and Interpretation. The applicant is also seeking a Variance from Section 320-304.A of the same Article. Additionally, the applicant is requesting a Special Exception under Article V - R-2, Section 320-41.C.7, Special Exceptions to combine two lots to enhance roadway access to Arch Street from Hancock Elementary School in the R-2 Residence Zoning District.

(23-16) Variance – Capri, LLC, 300 Dorset Road, Devon, PA 19333
For Property Located at: 109 Water Street
Property Owner: Virginia Smith and The Francis J. Smith Terminable Interest Residuary Trust
The applicant is seeking a Variance from Article XII - DR, Section 320-116.A Use Regulations to allow for granite fabrication and storage in the DR Downtown Riverfront Zoning District.

The applicant(s) as well as all persons interested and /or wishing to be heard in this matter must be present for the Zoning Hearing Board Meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, Municipal Hall, 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the above referenced hearing, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the hearing, please call (610) 270-0420.
The owner of the property must be present, or send with the applicant, documentation authorizing the applicant to represent him/her, such as a power of attorney or an agreement of sale or lease agreement. The lease must specifically permit the application before the Board. There should be a clause stating that the application is permitted or at least that the lease is contingent upon the successful completion of the Zoning Application process. A corporate entity must be represented by an attorney or at least have an officer with authority (i.e., the President of the organization with specific authority to act on behalf of the corporation) present or a majority shareholder.


Jayne Musonye
Director of Planning/Zoning Officer

October

26

2016

Special Planning Commission Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Municipality of Norristown Planning Commission will hold a special meeting WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a request for final land development approval for the following project:

(16-2) Final Plan Review – Redevelopment of the former Kennedy Kenrick (HS) site.

For property Located at: DeKalb Pike and Johnson Highway
Property Owner: Aquinas Realty Partners, LLC (Equitable Owner)

Aquinas Realty Partners is seeking final land development approval for the redevelopment of the
former Kennedy Kenrick site which includes the construction of one multi-family building with one
hundred and ten (110) independent living residential units and a community center, construction of two
(2) multi-family buildings with forty-eight (48) independent living residential units each, and one (1)
proposed retail building. Also included will be the construction of two (2) single family dwellings with
two (2) garages for the community staff personnel and (1) maintenance building for the community.
Total units – 208 dwelling units. The project is restricted to residential individuals over the age of 55.

The applicant(s) as well as all persons interested and /or wishing to be heard in this matter must be present for the Norristown Planning Commission Meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., and the Municipal Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, Municipal Hall, 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the above referenced hearing, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the hearing, please call (610) 270-0420.


Jayne Musonye
Director of Planning/Zoning Officer-

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October

07

2016

Coffee with a Cop

Join the Norristown Police Department for Cofee with a Cop, see flyer for more details.

October

22

2016

Prescription drug take back day

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 11, 2016)—Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and the law enforcement professionals of the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County announce the annual prescription drug Take Back Day, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at 29 locations throughout Montgomery County.

This fall’s Take Back Day—which coincides with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s nationwide Take Back Day—is a chance for Montgomery County residents to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications and dispose of them easily in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. Ridding homes of these medications is an important step in combatting the growing opioid and heroin epidemic, which often begins with prescription medicines taken from a home medicine cabinet.
During the spring Montgomery County Take Back Day in April, a record 5,637.8 pounds of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications—nearly three tons—were collected that day through resident drop-offs and by police departments emptying the permanent MedReturn boxes that collect unwanted medicines throughout the year.

“Collecting a record amount of unwanted medications is gratifying in that we are getting those drugs out of medicine cabinets and safely disposed of. But as I helped collect bag after bag of pills and capsules last April, it was apparent that there are far too many prescriptions being written in the first place, especially prescriptions for dangerous opioids that are fueling the escalating overdose epidemic gripping Montgomery County and our country,” said Steele. “It’s a very serious problem requiring concerted effort on many fronts. Collecting unwanted medications is just one of many ways the DA’s Office and Montgomery County law enforcement are working together to combat the devastating effects of increasing drug abuse.”

Take Back Day participating sites will be staffed by police officers, Montgomery County Detectives, members of the DA’s Office and community volunteers. The sites will accept prescription and over-the-counter tablets and capsules, liquid medications, inhalers, creams and ointments, nasal sprays and pet medications. Intravenous medicines, injectable solutions and needles are not accepted. Prescription medicines can be in their original prescription bottles or they can be placed in plastic bags.

The staffed Take Back Day location in Norristown for Oct. 22 is:

• Norristown Police Department, 235 E. Airy St., Norristown, PA 19401


Unwanted medications can be dropped off and disposed of throughout the year at approximately 50 permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Boxes located at nearly every police department in Montgomery County, the county courthouse and two medical facilities. Many of the MedReturn boxes are sponsored by Pennsylvania American Water in an effort to help keep our water supply safe. The complete list of locations can be found at www.montcopa.org/da.

Since the prescription medication disposal program began in 2010, more than 22,000 pounds of unwanted, unneeded and expired medications have been collected and safely destroyed.

Norristown Police Department



Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

info@norristown.org


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