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Spotlight On Upper Merion’s Progress, Q1 2018

From Supervisor Greg Waks, here is the quarterly update of all the progress being made in Upper Merion: Every quarter I post a list of many of the redevelopments approved in Upper Merion Township as well as some planned infrastructure improvements and some restaurant and store openings. This is by no means an all-encompassing list. The list also includes locations and/or the most recent information I have about potential opening dates though dates are always subject to change. • Keystone Shops medical marijuana dispensary (Hansen Access Road and S. Henderson Road) – Spring 2018 • Upper Merion Community Garden groundbreaking (Corner of Henderson and Ross Road) – Spring 2018 • J. Alexander’s restaurant (former site of LA Fitness on Mall Blvd) – Spring/Summer 2018 • First Avenue Road Diet with bike lanes and sidewalks- late Spring/Summer 2018 • Eddie V’s restaurant (pad in front of the King of Prussia Mall) – Summer 2018 • Workhorse Brewing Co. (King Manor) – Summer 2018 • North Italia restaurant (in the King of Prussia Mall) – Summer 2018 • Caley Elementary School – August 2018 • Gulph Elementary School – August 2018 • The Brownstones at the Village at Valley Forge by Toll Brothers- 132 stacked townhomes (Village at Valley Forge/former golf course in accordance with the terms of the settlement of the golf course litigation) – 1/3rd is already completed and occupied, other units completed 2018-2021 • Dredging of the stormwater retention basin (aka the pond) at the Township Building Park – 2018 • Construction of a dog park – 2018 • Park Square (aka Bentley) – (311 high end apartments...

Montgomery County Commissioners: State Of The County Is Strong

From the Times Herald, 2/15/2018: NORRISTOWN >> The state of Montgomery County is strong. That was the prevailing message the county commissioners relayed in their annual state of the county presentations at Thursday’s meeting at One Montgomery Plaza. Commission Chair Dr. Val Arkoosh began the address by explaining the county’s metrics for success: a vibrant economy, healthy communities and the effectiveness with which the county meets the needs of its citizens. She began by harkening back to 2012, when the county faced a $10 million budget deficit, was making no payments to the pension fund, and had a depleted reserve fund. Now, Arkoosh said, the county is on “strong financial footing” through the administration’s focus on strategic fiscal management. “Fund reserves increased 70 percent over the past four years to $57 million. The general fund finished with four consecutive surplus years, and the 2018 projected surplus is $3.8 million,” she reported. Arkoosh said the county has contributed $9 million annually to the pension fund in recent years and has a reserve fund of a “healthy” 15 percent. “We’ve accomplished this while maintaining the lowest property tax rate among the four counties surrounding Philadelphia,” asserted Arkoosh, adding that the stable and growing economy led Moody’s Investors Services to bestow a AA1 bond rating and upgrade the county’s outlook to “positive.” Adding to the strong state of the county is the relatively low unemployment rate, which sits below the state and national averages, and the county’s growing population, a development Arkoosh attributed to burgeoning economic opportunities and the high quality of life enjoyed by county residents. Arkoosh made special mention of the...

Josh Shapiro is a no-nonsense reformer who is cleaning up county government, getting its fiscal house in order and creating greater efficiency and effectiveness in government. Dr. Val Arkoosh has been a leader in healthcare reform and is bringing her public service expertise to the courthouse. Together they are our Democratic team for County Commissioner!

Josh Shapiro & Val Arkoosh

Montgomery County Commissioner

Democrats Bill Jenaway and Greg Waks have proven that they are the right team to lead Upper Merion forward.

Bill Jenaway & Greg Waks

Upper Merion Supervisor

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