Message from Borough Manager
As we all continue to adjust to the daily changes of our routine, the Borough is continually evaluating our role in helping residents and businesses deal with increasing uncertainty. The recent shut-down order of ‘non-life sustaining’ businesses by Governor Wolf has created several challenges for all of us. I‘d like to share some of the steps we are taking to follow these mandates:
I request all ‘non-life sustaining’ businesses in the Borough to follow the governor’s mandate and close down until further directed by the authorities. If you feel there are businesses that remain open and don’t follow these guidelines, you can call the Lansdale Police Department at 215-368-1801 to file a complaint. That report will be turned over to the County Department of Health for enforcement. In cooperation with Discover Lansdale, the Borough’s Economic Development Committee is providing a map of businesses in the vicinity that are “life-sustaining”; you can find the map at this link https://arcg.is/1PuHij
In an effort to assist all our residents and businesses, we will be suspending disconnections and waiving any new late charges for electric services within the Borough effective immediately, and we will be working with our customers to arrange payment plans should they be needed. We will provide more details later, but questions can be addressed by calling 215-368-1691. All customers are encouraged to pay their utility bill by phone: 1-888-844-8371; online at - http://pa-lansdaleborough2.civicplus.com/…/Online-Utility-B… or by using the dropbox in the vestibule area in Borough Hall 24/7. Electric service applications can be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by appointment, please call 215-368-1691 to schedule
All construction projects in the Borough will be shut down. This includes road paving and infrastructure replacement, the skatepark and scheduled maintenance at our facilities. You may continue to see activity as contractors work to cleanup and secure jobsites for an extended period of closure.
The Borough parks remain open and we encourage everyone to take advantage of our walking trails – maintaining a safe distance, of course. The playground equipment and playing court facilities remain closed until further notice.
The Borough continues to operate with essential personnel only. All public meetings for the remainder of March have been cancelled. We are exploring ways to accommodate public participation in upcoming meetings via remote access software.
Finally, as a resident of the Borough for almost 30 years, and as the person responsible for keeping the business of the Borough running, this is as deeply personal for me as it is for all of you. I love this town and the people who live and work here. Here at the Borough we will continue to do our best to look for opportunities that help lessen the burden and uncertainties this current situation has presented. This path is new for all of us, and we need to work together to sustain a manageable way of life for as long as necessary. As the situation continues to change, I will encourage you to check the Borough website www.lansdale.org and Facebook page for updates.