Schwenksville Opens House at Finished Borough Hall
SCHWENKSVILLE PA – The big move from Schwenksville Borough‘s picturesque but significantly small and cramped former offices at 140 Main St., to its spacious and re-designed digs in the former Schwenksville Fire Company building, 300 Main St., is now complete. Its new mailing address has been in use for months. Now it’s time to let residents see how their tax dollars are being put to good use.
Borough Council will host an office open house and a short dedication ceremony Saturday (June 26, 2021) from 2-3:30 p.m. inside and, weather permitting, outside the new-look borough hall. Light refreshments will be served, and Schwenksville’s collection of Robert Albright models of several historic properties will be on display, borough Manager Anne Klepfer reported.
What the borough newsletter describes as “normal operations” unofficially re-started June 1 (Tuesday) in the new building. In-person borough council and committee meetings, open to the public, are already being held there. It might have been opened a little sooner, the newsletter explains, but continued concerns about COVID-19 and a “punch list” of building-related items to be finished “took longer than expected to complete,” it stated.
With everything done, the borough now is looking to make its office community room and meeting room available for public use. An application for reservations is being offered online, which can be completed by groups hoping to schedule them. Pavilions at Meadow Park and Main Street, and the Main Street plaza, can be reserved too.
Limited conditions accompany reservations. Borough staff members will determine availability of the requested space. A facilities’ usage policy will apply, a waiver of liability form must be signed, and there are fees involved. Groups who plan to organize an outdoor assembly involving 25 or more people are required to obtain a borough permit for the purpose.
To ensure such events receive public attention the Main Street Plaza sign is back in operation after being turned off for more than a year, due to the hall’s construction and necessary upgrades. The signed has been valued for its ability to communicate public information and community messages, borough council members say. Want to advertise something? There’s an application for that, and a fee too, linked on Schwenksville’s website.
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