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HOT ISSUE :  Development (or is it Overdevelopment? )
                                                  Our township is under assault from developers throughout, with the complicity of the Commissioners, Manager and
                                                 those we elect and pay with our tax dollars. Why do we seem to have no say in how our community is developed?


   HOT ISSUE : 365 Apartments at the Willow Grove Mall
                                                  But it isn't really just that at all..... the true facts were not shared
                                                  What they presented was NOT what they submitted - They are rezoning- not applying to build.
                                                   The new zoning will enable MANY to build  more densely.

                                                  Commissioners, manager, solicitor & planner - all sat silent while the public was misled

    HOT ISSUE : The Economic Development Corporation  
                                                   If you have seen what they have already decided to approve that is absoluetly contrary to what residents
                                                      are requesting
. Your leaders want to use your taxes, grants & personnel to "become the developers" .....
                                                   but  through a separate legal entity, distancing them from public opinion and all the normally required  rules.... 
                                                  Conflict lines are  completely blurred.

                                                 
  IMPORTANT:Public Comment    Your rights were removed.  Will you allow that ?
It will not change  until you care
                                                   and until you understand how much this matters. Will you wait until the important issue at stake is YOUR Issue?
                                                   It will be too late then.  They are violating the laws regularly. 


 IMPORTANT:The Budget -
2021 Proposed
We were told there were a ton of tax cuts - but how could that be? 
                                                  We lost  a little over $5Million in revenues --- but took $5 Million from the fund balance.  Someone's pulling your leg. 
                                                  The massive tax  increase that was planned to accommodate this Manager's Wish List  is on hold thanks to Covid .
                                                  Once again the budget was put out at the last minute, over the holidays  &  promises to answer questions were broken
                                                  Even Right to know's on the Budget  were not properly answered.  This is overtly problematic management.  

 CONTACT YOUR COMMISSIONERS  to tell them what you think of these things
                        
https://abingtoncitizens.com/TwpGovt/Commissioners.htm

                                                 

 
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CURRENT  ISSUES

Development : St Basil's Academy   Sadly closing. Redevelopment apparently imminent . 

Violations of our Trust :
Colonade Whistle Blower Lawsuit Update   The corruption has not been addressed. The  Grand Jury  results still withheld by AG

Zoning  Plans and Studies : 
Comprehensive Plan : Vision 2035  Here is the PowerPoint Presentation (abingtonpa.gov)

Development : The Greenwood Ave- Washington La. 104 Apartments saga

Parks Travesty : The Boy Scout Preserve in Meadowbrook - down to the mud a travesty to our nature and our wildlife at the outset of winter.

Parks & Recreation : Manor Woods - back on the front burner with  the Football Field Option still in the plan. Does the public know the details?

Development :  Old York and Susquehanna  - Intersection Improvement? Or donation to a developer? How does the  Economic Development Corp tie in?

Development :
 The Baederwood Shopping Center is approving  244  retal apartments on 8 steeply sloped acres.   Brandolini

Development :  The new PSU academic building & REZONING - a new building-PLUS- rezoning 2 campuses PLUS  modifying  residential uses

Public Affairs :  Parks: Manor Woods is back on the front burner. And the Football Field Option is still in the plan


Public Affairs :  Your Speaking Rights were eroded silently without your knowledge - you should care.

Development :   Former YMCA Property - is now CHOP  Huge improvement from the senior apts monstrosity- but  what else was simultaneously re-zoned ?

Public  Works :  The Edgehil-Tyson StormwaterProject - 12 years in the making by 2019 - finally underway


Coming soon - Zoning/Code :  If you are  paying an Abington permit you may be paying a hefty  extra "tax"

Coming soon - Finances :  Fee Waivers : What activities they hide via the waivers and how the waivers impact us


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Development - The Economic Development Corporation - your leaders want to use your taxes, grants & personnel to create profits through a separate legal entity
Development - The  Colonade / 100 York  
Development - Old York Mediplex  2018-2019
Development - Fairway Transit District Ordinance /The Baederwood Shopping Center/  Brandolini
Development - Rydal Waters
Development - Noble Train Station
Development - Manor Woods
Development - Glenside- Weldon Elementary School
Development - St Michael's
Development - Wawa On York near Baeder Rd
Development - Hallowell Fields - SPS
Development - The Huntingdon Valley Shp Cntr- Rite Aid etc
Development - Memorial Field
Development - Guernsey & York 711
Development - Galman-Longhorn Steakhouse - Near Lenox Rd & Fox Pavillion on Old York 
Development - The Old York Rd "Revitalization" Plan
Development - McDonalds/DunkinDonuts/ Roy & Chester
Development - The Williard Development in Glenside
Development - Rydal Green Clubhouse
Development - Development, Land Use & Open Space
Development - Eminent Domain
Development - VNA Senior Center - Request for Donation of Township Green Space
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Zoning/Code - The 4-27-17 Zoning Rewrites Passed
Zoning/Code -  Bamboo Enforcement
Zoning/Code - Zoning Variances
Zoning/Code - Neon Sign at Noble Plaza & now Township wide
Zoning/Code - Sign placement in general
Zoning/Code - Advertising & Billboards
Zoning/Code - Certificate of Occupancy Ordinance 1994
Zoning/Code - Zoning Rewrites
Zoning/Code - Contractors
Zoning/Code - Illegal Aliens
Zoning/Code - Ordinances Passed & Pending --   coming.....
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Public Affairs -  Public Comment /Your Speaking Rights were eroded silently 1-11-18 without your knowledge - you should care .
Pubic  Affairs
Business Use of Our Township Funds and Resources  
Public Affairs -  Channel 43 & 24 Government Access Channel
Public Affairs - TV Access Channels - Keep Commercials Off!

Public Affairs - Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Public Affairs
- E-Verify
Public Affairs - Deer Hunting  in Abington
Public Affairs - Jobs For Our Kids  

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Public Safety - Red Light Cameras 
Public Safety - Police Matters
Public Safety - Pesticide Spraying  
Public Safety - Flooding
Public Safety - Commercial Solicitation Door to Door
Public Safety - Marcellus Shale - Fracking - Gas Drilling  
Public Safety - Emergency Information  
Public Safety - Cell Phone Towers
Public Safety - Anonymous Reporting
Public Safety - Fire Dept --   coming.....
Public Safety - GMO's ( Genetically Modified Organisms)-   coming.....
Public Safety -
Phone Scams and Robo Calls

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Public Affairs - Communications- New Website
Public Affairs - Current :  The Economic Development Corporation
Public Affairs - Parks in General
Public Affairs - Park: The Boy Scout Preserve
Public Affairs
- A Place To Meet

Public Affairs - The $72,000 Township Bus  
Pubic Affairs  - Elections  Elections
Public Affairs - The Roslyn Dog Park  
Public Affairs - The Roslyn Skate Park  
Public Affairs - Hunter Soccer Clubhouse  

Public Affairs - Energy Policies & Grants  -   coming.....
Public Affairs - Transparency- What is it ? -   coming.....
Public Affairs - Get Your Neighborhood Connected -   coming.....
Public Affairs - Is Your Local Paper Bringing You the News ?-   coming.....
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Finances - Tax Abatements

Finances - The Local Services Tax

Finances - Tax Collection Costs
Finances - The Budget for 2017
Finances- The Budget  for 2020  9.9% this year - $60.21 per average home  
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Public Works - Edgehill-Tyson Stormwater/ State Road renovation project
Public Works -
The New Trash System
 
Public Works - Trash Can Size Changes  
Public Works - Trash-Roadside

Public Works -  Sewer System is NOT being considered for sale 
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School - School Issues
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