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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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Cheltenham Looking to Unload its Sewer System

On the heels of an executive session on Wednesday involving a presentation by a consultant, Cheltenham Board of Commissioners President Harvey Portner said he was more than pleased with progress on making a decision to sell or lease its sewer system to either a private entity or...
Posted On Sep 17 2015
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Army Corps Final Flood Study for Tookany Creek Delayed

The release of Tookany Creek Flood Reduction Feasibility Study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has been delayed until at least late August 2015 so the agency can complete a technical review.  The report had been scheduled for release in draft by July. At a public...
Posted On Aug 03 2015
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New Phase of Tookany Creek Trail Heading Toward Final Design

by Edie Cerebi Plans are progressing for Phase III of the Tookany Creek Trail.  According to the master plan completed in1999, the four-phase project will create a 2.2-mile trail running along Tookany Creek from Central Avenue in Cheltenham Village to High School Park in Elkins...
Posted On May 01 2015
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Township Geared to Contract for Sewer System Valuation Study

Cheltenham Township is taking the first step in what could be the the privatization or the establishment of a separate public water authority for the municipality’s sanitary sewer system.   By a voice vote at last week’s Public Works Committee meeting, the...
Posted On Apr 14 2015
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Township Seeks $6 Million to Relocate Public Works and Free Up Prime Development Site

Cheltenham Township is going after a $6 million state redevelopment grant to build a new Public Works Department facility.  But the real point of the project is not about Public Works but the development potential of the site it would be vacating. The northeast corner of the...
Posted On Feb 26 2015
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Change Orders Spur Frustrations from Commissioners on Sewer Plans

As the township plods on in sorting out its long-term plan for sewer improvements, the board of commissioners last week approved change orders for work currently in progress, but not without some serious grumbling. The board approved two change orders involving cost increases,...
Posted On Feb 25 2015
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Lagging Flood Control Projects May be Picking Up Steam . . . Again

Storm waters can rush downstream with astonishing speed, but Cheltenham Township has come to learn that flood control projects proceed with far less urgency. A year ago at a public meeting at Glenside Hall the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) reported that the Tookany Creek...
Posted On Feb 17 2015
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Sewers Yield Financial Penalty and Intensifying Headaches for Township

It began with snowfalls in late 2009, changing to rain in March 2010, and it has had township officials on edge ever since about nobody’s favorite topic (except maybe a few consultants and contractors) – sewers. After some 70 inches of snow over the course of the...
Posted On Feb 14 2015
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