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Simon Wins President Slot in Board Reorganization After Township Swearing-in Ceremonies

At its annual reorganization meeting Monday night the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners selected veteran board member Mickey Simon to take the reins as board president.  Simon, representing Ward 6, was voted in unanimously by the new board. Newly elected board members...
Posted On Jan 05 2016
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Final Workshop on Comprehensive Zoning Changes Set for Thursday

by Edie Cerebi The third and final workshop on Cheltenham’s Revised Draft Zoning Ordinance is set for this Thursday evening.   The focus will be on Mixed-Use Districts, an important new category not part of the existing zoning code, which is very much in line with the...
Posted On Dec 15 2015
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Cheltenham Budget Dilemmas Spur Proposed Tax Increase for 2016

It’s down to crunch time for the crafting of Cheltenham Township’s 2016 budget, and the balancing act this time around looks like another grueling fiscal exercise.  In his budget message in early November, board President Harvey Portner said this:...
Posted On Dec 04 2015
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Grove Park Residents Raise Questions about Army Corps Flood Project

At a meeting Monday night at Glenside Hall, residents primarily from the Grove Park area (Glenside) peppered an official from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with questions concerning a plan to transform the park into a detention basin as part of an estimated $9.2 million...
Posted On Dec 03 2015
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Township Honors Retiring Police Officers and Swears in New Recruits

Some changes are afoot at the Cheltenham Police Department. At the board of commissioners meeting last week three retirements, including one by the department’s second-in-command, were announced, while two new recruits were sworn in. The retirees include Deputy Chief Kev...
Posted On Nov 25 2015
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Army Corps Flood Study Set for Township Final Review Tues. Night

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) will present an overview of its final draft of a study of key flood reduction measures for Cheltenham Township Tuesday night.  The study, which covers the Tookany Creek Watershed, was almost four years in the making and was given the...
Posted On Nov 08 2015
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State Watchdog Says Township’s Closed Session on Sewers Failed to ‘Err on Side of Transparency’

  In mid-September the Cheltenham Township board of commissioners held what appeared to be a routine executive session to discuss issues around the possible sale or divestiture of the sewer system.  The township is under pressure from the PA DEP to settle on a costly capital...
Posted On Oct 29 2015
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Harvest Festival Gives Off Warm Glow on a Cold Day

It was a crisp – no, teeth clattering fall day, but Harvest Festival celebrants at Curtis Arboretum on Saturday were undeterred. Plenty of activities kept people going – from checking out the the crafts booths, searching for that needle in a haystack (you’ll be...
Posted On Oct 19 2015
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Flood Buyout Demolitions Move Forward on Bickley Road, but Not Without a Regulatory Dustup

In late August and early September of 2011 Hurricane Irene and then storm Lee lashed the region with heavy rain and swirling winds.   Sections of Cheltenham Township suffered serious flooding.   A series of meetings and hearings at Curtis Hall attended by federal and state...
Posted On Oct 13 2015
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A Meet and Greet with Joaquin – Hopefully, from a Distance

Township Prepares for Emergency Coordination According to the National Hurricane Center as of late Thursday evening, the threat of direct impacts from Joaquin in the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states appears to be decreasing.  However, the storm has been upgraded to an “extremely...
Posted On Oct 01 2015
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