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March

01

2016

Council Meeting

Council Meeting
March 1, 2016 – Tuesday
7:30 pm – Council Chambers

I. Call to Order, Council President
II. Moment of Silence/Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Motion to approve the Minutes of the Council Workshop meeting held on February 23, 2016
V. Executive Session announcement
VI. Presentation – Lafayette Street expansion project
By: Montgomery County Planning Commission
VII. Announcements
VIII. Public Comment

IX. Action Items

Planning/Municipal Development

Presentation – John James Audubon Society

A. Request Municipal Council consider supporting or not supporting the S.T.E.A.M. program for Thomas Barone Park. Motion to support or not support the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math program for Thomas Barone Park.


B. Request Municipal Council consider appointing or not appointing a member of Municipal Council to serve on the Blighted Property Review Committee. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16-110 appointing a Councilmember to serve on the Blighted Property Review Committee.


C. Request Municipal Council consider appointing or not appointing new members to the Design Review Board. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16-111 appointing one person and one Councilmember to fill the vacant seats on the Design Review Board.


D. Request Municipal Council approve or disapprove advertising the revised program year 2016 CDBG Action Plan budget. Motion to approve or disapprove advertising the proposed ordinance to adopt the revised 2016 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan budget.



Legal

A. Request Municipal Council consider for approval or disapprove adoption proposed Ordinance 16-01 – the Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights. Motion to adopt or disapprove proposed Ordinance 16-01 – the Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights.


Finance

A. Request Municipal Council consider for approval or disapprove the advertising of a proposed Ordinance to adopt Norristown Paid Fire Fighter Pension Plan Amendments. Motion to approve or disapprove the advertisement of a proposed Ordinance to adopt Norristown Paid Fire Fighter Pension Plan Amendments.


B. Request Municipal Council consider for approval or disapprove the advertising an amendment to Ordinance 11-04 to accept the proposal of VIST Financial. Motion to approve or disapprove the advertising of a proposed Ordinance to amend Ordinance 11-04 to accept the proposal of VIST Financial to reduce the interest rate portion of the Municipality’s General Obligation Note, Series of 2006.


C. Request Municipal Council consider for approval or disapprove a Resolution to reimburse the general operating fund for capital improvement plan asset expenditures. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution No. 16-112 to reimburse the general operating fund for capital improvement plan asset expenditures.


Code

A. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove HARB Certificate of Appropriateness. Motion to approve or disapprove one (1) HARB Certificate of Appropriateness for 732 Kohn Street.


X Adjournment


Anyone with a disability who wish to attend this meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the meeting, please call 610.270.0421

March

09

2016

Special Council Meeting

Public Meeting
Special Council Workshop
Norristown Municipal Hall
March 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

March

15

2016

Council Workshop Meeting

NORRISTOWN MUNICIPALITY
Council Workshop
March 15, 2016 - Tuesday
6:30 pm – First Floor Conference Room
AGENDA

I. Call to Order, Sonya Sanders, Council President
II. Moment of Silence/Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Motion to approve Minutes of the Council Meeting held on March 1, 2016.
V. Executive Session Announcement
VI. Announcements
VII. Public Comment
VIII. Communication

IX. Items for Action

Finance

1. Request Municipal Council approve or disapprove the Ordinance Modification process for the General Obligation Note, Series of 2006. Motion to approve or disapprove the adoption of Ordinance 16-04 the Note Modification process for the General Obligation Note, Series of 2006.
2. Request Municipal Council approve or disapprove the Ordinance regarding the amendments to the Firefighters Pension Plan. Motion to approve or disapprove the adoption of Ordinance 16 –03 - amending the Firefighters Pension Plan

Administration

1. Request Municipal Council approve or disapprove the Resolution to properly dispose of Municipal records in accordance with the PA Record Retention Act. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16-113 to properly dispose of Municipal records in accordance with the PA Record Retention Act.
2. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove awarding the bid for the Public Works Roof repair. Motion to approve or disapprove awarding the bid for the Public Works Roof repair to Munn Roofing Corporation of Hatfield, PA, Section “A” and Section “B” in the amount of $255,125.00.

Planning/Municipal Development

1. Request Municipal Council approve or disapprove Preliminary/Final Land Development for the property located at 1800 Markley Street. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16-115 - Preliminary Final Land Development for the property located at 1800 Markley Street.
2. Request Municipal Council approve or disapprove the Cooperation Agreement between the Municipality of Norristown and the RDA of Montgomery County for the $500,000 RACP funds used for demolition for the Montgomery Park Project. Motion to approve or disapprove the Cooperation Agreement between the Municipality of Norristown and the Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County for the $500,000 RCAP funds used for demolition for the Montgomery Park Project.

3. Request Municipal Council approve or disapprove the advertising of a public notice regarding the revised Zoning Ordinance. Motion to approve or disapprove the advertising of a public notice to consider the adoption of the revised Zoning Ordinance.
Code

1. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove the advertising of a proposed ordinance regarding bank foreclosed properties. Motion to approve or disapprove the advertising of a proposed ordinance allowing a third party agency, on behalf of the Municipality, to create a data base and collect fees for vacant bank owned properties.

Public Safety

1. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove a Resolution to establish three handicapped parking spaces. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16-114 to establish Handicapped parking at 36 Jacoby St., 535 Cherry St., 1418 Tremont St and to remove the Handicapped sign at 1023 West Lafayette Street.

Municipal Engineer

1. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove entering into an agreement with the County of Montgomery regarding Bioretention (raingarden) maintenance. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16 – 116 - entering into an agreement with the County of Montgomery regarding Bioretention (raingarden) maintenance.
2. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove entering into an agreement with the County of Montgomery regarding Traffic Signal Maintenance. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16 – 117 - entering into an agreement with the County of Montgomery regarding Traffic Signal Maintenance.
3. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove entering into an agreement with the County of Montgomery regarding Roadway Lighting. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16 – 118 - entering into an agreement with the County of Montgomery regarding Roadway Lighting.

Legal
1. Request Municipal Council to approve or disapprove the proposed Resolution establishing the regulations to implement the Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights. Motion to approve or disapprove Resolution 16-109 establishing the regulations to implement the Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights.

X. Items for Discussion


1. Monthly Departmental Reports

a. Police Department
b. Codes
c. Finance
d. Public Works
e. Planning and Development
f. Fire Department
g. Office of the Administrator

XI. Adjournment

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March

02

2016

Town Hall Meeting with Councilwoman Valerie Cooper

Town Hall Meeting
Sponsored by Councilwoman Valerie Scott Cooper
March 2, 2016 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Norristown Library

Guest speaker: Developer Sarah Peck

March

03

2016

Theatre Horizon presents LOBBY HERO (Feb. 18th – Mar 13th)

Lobby Hero
FEB 18-MAR 13, 2016
by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Matthew Decker

“…a masterpiece. The best drama, the best comedy and the best romance of the year, all rolled into one.”
—TIME OUT NEW YORK
Jeff, a hapless young security guard working at a Manhattan high-rise, is just trying to get his life together after being thrown out of the navy. When he finds himself drawn into a local police investigation, Jeff must decide between loyalty to William, his supervisor, or disclosing what he knows to Dawn, a rookie cop involved in the case. This tangled morality play—dealing with the damage caused by impure motives, police corruption and racial profiling—is written by Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Gangs of New York).

Tickets go on sale on January 7, 2016.

Theatre Horizon will offer free tickets to Norristown residents for its 2015/16 season. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 610-283-2230 x1. All tickets are subject to availability.

Did you know our lobby is BYOB? Enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beer in our inviting lobby and converse with fellow audience members. We will provide storage for your beverages while you enjoy the show.

March

05

2016

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library is hosting Mont Co Comic Fest on April 16th from 10 am - 3pm.

March

08

2016

READING YOUR HOUSE

READING YOUR HOUSE/ RESEARCHING YOUR HOME

Barry Rauhauser, Executive Director,
Historical Society of Montgomery County, Presenter

WHERE: HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, 1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - READING YOUR HOUSE
Tuesday, March 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - RESEARCHING YOUR HOME

READING YOUR HOUSE will introduce the fundamental tools needed to start seeing your house in a new light. Topics covered: formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700-1920, how to measure and draw a house, and how to look at landscape.

RESEARCHING YOUR HOME will examine various documents related to house construction and occupancy that give researchers more information about how houses and architecture function. Mary Lou McFarland, Senior Preservation Specialist of the Heritage Conservancy, will discuss the role the Conservancy plays in the preservation and protection of various aspects of Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

COST: $25 per class, Society members - $40 for both sessions
$30 per class nonmembers - $50 for both sessions

For information: 610-272-0297 or contact@hsmcpa.org

The Historical Society is handicapped accessible.


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March

01

2016

Get Ready for Kindergarten

"All the Colors of the World”: Preschoolers explore different ways to play with colors, through stories, crafts, and sensory play. For children ages 3-1/2 to 5. Registration required – call 610-278-5100 x 205 or stop by the children’s department to sign up. Class size is limited. Drop in.

Homework Helpers

Tuesdays and Thursdays--Bilingual volunteers are available to help students with homework. For kids in grades K-6.

March

02

2016

Baby Lap Rap

Simple stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for your baby and you! Ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.

March

03

2016

Homework Helpers

Tuesdays and Thursdays-- Bilingual volunteers are available to help students with homework. For kids in grades K-6.

Toddler Tickle Tales

Stories, songs, fingerplays and simple games for the active toddler and early preschool child, followed by playgroup time with toys. Ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Drop in.

Evening Stories

Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and movement fun for the whole family. Ages 0-6. Drop in.

March

05

2016

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library is hosting Mont Co Comic Fest on April 16th from 10 am - 3pm.


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March

08

2016

Planning Commission Meeting

March Planning Commission Agenda

March

22

2016

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting

March Zoning Hearing Board

March

23

2016

HARB Review Board

Municipality of Norristown
HARB – Historical Architectural Review Board
March 23, 2016
7:00 pm

A G E N D A


1. Call to Order: Bill Ward, Chairman

2. Roll Call:

3. Approval of Minutes of the HARB meeting held on February 24, 2016

4. Board Review of Applications:

➢ 16-03-01 – 503 West Marshall Street - HARB Zone A – Application received to install a new wall sign & replace face of an existing projection sign.
➢ 16- 03-02 – 307 Haws Avenue – HARB Zone A - Application received to install new shingle roofing. Install a new beam, columns, floor and railings for front porch. Replace select windows and install vinyl soffit, fascia and siding that is already existing.
➢ 16-03-03 – 826 Dekalb Street – HARB Zone A – Application received to demolish vacant unsafe building.
➢ 16- 03-04 – 1003 West Marshall – HARB Zone A – Application received for a financial hardship to remove slate roofing and install shingle roofing system.


5. In-Kind Approvals: None

6. Old Business:

7. New Business:

8. Adjournment:

Any person with a disability requiring a special accommodation desiring to attend Norristown Municipality Public Meetings should call 610-270-0420 as early as possible prior to the meeting. The Municipality of Norristown will make every effort to provide a reasonable accommodation.

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Norristown Police Department



Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

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

info@norristown.org


RT @MontcoPA: Tonight, we lit the Christmas Tree, Menorah, and Kinara, outside of the #MontcoPA Courthouse. Happy Holidays! https://t.co/zk…

RT @MontcoPA: There is a #CodeBlue cold weather declaration for #MontcoPA starting today, 12/12 at 9pm and ending on Thursday, 12/14 at 9am…

Norristown Council approves the advertisement of the 2018 Proposed Budget, see full press release here:… https://t.co/pJKZx1FnT3

Norristown Fire Department Provides 100 meals to Families in Need
Norristown Municipal Council Meeting held on December 05, 2017
Norristown Council Meeting held on November 8, 2017
Norristown Council Meeting held on October 3, 2017


Congratulations to K9 Jerry and Officer Nawoschik on their graduation from Penn Vet Working Dog Center!
From the gallery Norristown Police Department


2017 CLA Graduates
From the gallery Citizens' Leadership Academy


From the gallery 2017 Clean Up Day