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Montco Passes Expanded Budget for 2016 Along with Tax Hike

This story has been updated. The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a $389.7 million operating budget linked to a property tax increase of 9.8 percent, the first since 2012 and the first engineered by the Shapiro administration. The budget reflects a...
Posted On Dec 18 2015
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Arkoosh Adds to her Portfolio as Montco Sets Up Interim Leadership Team at Health Department

The Montgomery County Board of Health today put in place an interim leadership team in the county health department upon the retirement of Director Dr. Joseph DiMino, who announced his departure some two months ago after a 13-year tenure. County Commissioner Val Arkoosh was named...
Posted On Aug 14 2015
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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Thursday

The Montgomery County Health Department will be spraying in Cheltenham on Thursday to combat mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. The spraying will be done within the perimeter of Radcliffe Road, Glenside Avenue, Rices Mill Road, Limekiln Pike, and Church Road, where sampling...
Posted On Jul 21 2015
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Now You Can Text to 911 in Montco, But . . .

This story was updated on Tuesday, July 21. Montgomery County has enhanced its 911 call service to give residents the ability to send short text messages in an emergency. “Text-to-911” is designed to be used primarily in emergency situations where a caller is unable...
Posted On Jul 20 2015
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Montco Moves to New Emergency Alert System

Montgomery County is going to a new system of sending emergency alerts via phone, text, and email.  The system currently known as ReadyNotify will become ReadyMontco. The upgrade will begin shortly, according to the county, and subscribers will have to take steps to update their...
Posted On Jun 01 2015
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Montco Voter Services Chief Charting Course for Improvements

It’s election time, with the primary set for May 19, what Montgomery County Voter Service’s director, Kelly Green, calls “Super Bowl” season. As an elections administrator, Green knows well that every election is for all the marbles and only a “win” is acceptable.   “You ju...
Posted On May 11 2015
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