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Welcome Back to High School Park and to Arts in the Park “PARKTOBERFEST” 2021!
Posted: 9/27/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County is now scheduling booster shots for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.
Posted: 9/27/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Cheltenham has begun discussions on the conditions of its facilities. Related presentations can be viewed here.
Posted: 9/23/2021
 
 
 
 
 
In response to traffic issues raised, PennDOT has provided the following response.
Posted: 9/23/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Small Business Administration and Montgomery County Resources
Posted: 9/20/2021
 
 
 
 
 
The Township wants YOUR opinion to guide the future of Cheltenham!
Posted: 9/14/2021
 
 
 
 
 
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) kicked off its 7th Annual Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive on Sept. 1.
Posted: 9/14/2021
 
 
 
 
 
On September 10, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida from August 31 to September 5, 2021.
Posted: 9/13/2021
 
 
 
 
 
On this 20th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we remember...
Posted: 9/10/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Oak Wilt, cause by a fungus, is deadly to this tree species, especially those in the red oak family.
Posted: 9/10/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Emergency Road Closure 9/11 on Church Rd between High School & Cedar Rds; Look-ahead to PECO Natural Gas Service Work Next Week
Posted: 9/10/2021
 
 
 
 
 
New vacancy on the La Mott BHAR, and more vacancies:
Posted: 9/9/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County Press Release:
Posted: 9/9/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Township has cancelled or changed the following fall events:
Posted: 9/8/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Multi-Agency Resource Center will be open Wednesday & Thursday 9/8-9
Posted: 9/7/2021
 
 
 
 
 
See the following press release forwarded by Senator Haywood's Office.
Posted: 9/2/2021
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Commissioners will hear public comment on an amendment to the Township's Zoning Map and an Amendment to the Township's Zoning Ordinance. The meeting will be held via Zoom.
Posted: 9/2/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to our many attendees at Wednesday's Public Meeting regarding the stormwater management program and fee structure.
Posted: 9/2/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MontCo is now accepting appointments for a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals.
Posted: 8/23/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Take measures to eliminate mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease.
Posted: 8/9/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note these special Saturday collections due to Wednesday's storm.
Posted: 7/23/2021
 
 
 
 
 
If you've received unemployment funds but never filed a claim, please read. & Please share!
Posted: 7/21/2021
 
 
 
 
 
See important updates about storm damage.
Posted: 7/21/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As some COVID-19 mitigation restrictions have been lifted, the Public Works Facility remains closed for weekday drop-offs.
Posted: 7/14/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Philadelphia Inquirer article lists resources still available for small businesses recovering from COVID.
Posted: 7/13/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Economic Development Task Force members interview Township businesses.
Posted: 7/12/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Township Offers Condolences on the Passing of Wilbert Spence
Posted: 7/9/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A letter from the Township Manager to all residents
Posted: 7/8/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A look into the Emergency Medical Services serving Cheltenham for almost 40 years!
Posted: 6/29/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A breaker has been installed as a temporary solution.
Posted: 6/21/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Due to recent state legislative changes, this week's Board meeting has been rescheduled to 6/23 and will be held in person.
Posted: 6/15/2021
 
 
 
 
 
The Accounting team is using their combined years of experience to not only keep the Township running, but also to make it better and more efficient.
Posted: 6/9/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Letter from the Township Manager: Modified Township Operations due to COVID-19 will continue through June 30, 2021.
Posted: 5/31/2021
 
 
 
 
 
In Memory of Betty Ann (Smith) Schmidt
Posted: 5/17/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Before digging on your property, call 811 to make sure you're not in the area of utility wires or pipes.
Posted: 5/14/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County OPH announced the Pfizer vaccine will be available to ages 12-15.
Posted: 5/11/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Behind Township Manager Robert Zienkowski is an administrative team of support – learn more about the roles of Assistant Township Manager, Executive Assistant, and Special Projects Coordinator.
Posted: 5/5/2021
 
 
 
 
 
This Arbor Day was celebrated by planting trees in Carroll Brooke, Melrose, and Tookany Creek Parks.
Posted: 4/30/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEP will be spraying for black flies by helicopter and ground crews.
Posted: 4/23/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Staff sat down with Chief of Police John Frye (26 years with Cheltenham) and Officer Dave Sparango (24 years with Cheltenham) to learn more about the Department, Community Policing, and the HUB program.
Posted: 4/20/2021
 
 
 
 
 
11 Drop Boxes will be stationed throughout the County for the May 18 election starting May 1.
Posted: 4/20/2021
 
 
 
 
 
A thank you to our volunteer firefighters from a resident following an incident Wednesday morning.
Posted: 4/15/2021
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Commissioners passed an Ordinance extending the Business Privilege Tax deadline to May 17.
Posted: 4/8/2021
 
 
 
 
 
A look at our Tax Office team and some of the most frequent questions they get from residents.
Posted: 4/5/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Summer 2021 bridge inspections will impact traffic.
Posted: 3/26/2021
 
 
 
 
 
A look at the daily job of enforcing Township codes to help all residents reap the benefits of a clean, beautifully maintained Cheltenham.
Posted: 3/22/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief Program will provide assistance for households facing financial hardship due to the pandemic.
Posted: 3/18/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Willow Grove vaccination site will open Friday; Governor Wolf announced the lifting of certain restrictions effective April 4.
Posted: 3/17/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County's MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Applications opened at noon today.
Posted: 3/12/2021
 
 
 
 
 
A Department Insider's view and updates straight from the Director of Planning & Zoning
Posted: 3/10/2021
 
 
 
 
 
From Montgomery County: County commissioners, county council members, and state legislators met Sunday with PA officials regarding the state’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccine to the Southeast PA counties.
Posted: 3/8/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Groups throughout the Township made sure #CheltenhamCounts!
Posted: 3/3/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Additional County COVID-19 updates:
Posted: 3/3/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-register for this virtual Montgomery County Town Hall with updates on COVID vaccines and resources.
Posted: 3/2/2021
 
 
 
 
 
As part of PECO’s commitment to providing safe and reliable energy, PECO has provided the following information regarding inspections of its natural gas meters and regulators:
Posted: 2/25/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Public input wanted in a survey about improvements to Easton Road and other County corridors.
Posted: 2/24/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County announces COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration is now available at their COVID-19 Hotline.
Posted: 2/24/2021
 
 
 
 
 
The Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery County Conservation Districts, in partnership with the Southeast PA RC&D Council, invite you to attend a virtual workshop
Posted: 2/23/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Ever wonder how Public Works prepares for and handles a storm? Our Superintendents explain their roles in this Department Spotlight.
Posted: 2/22/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to these Cheltenham establishments who were awarded the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant.
Posted: 2/17/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Single stream contamination rate has doubled over the past 12 months. Here are common problem items to avoid:
Posted: 2/10/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County Commissioners announced a new COVID-19 hotline.
Posted: 2/10/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County announced a Feb. 16 Virtual Town Hall event with speakers addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the Latino community.
Posted: 2/9/2021
 
 
 
 
 
An Open Letter to the Residents and Property Owners of Cheltenham Township, from Township Manager Zienkowski:
Posted: 2/4/2021
 
 
 
 
 
The Montgomery County Board of Elections released today upcoming deadlines and information for the 2021 election cycle.
Posted: 2/4/2021
 
 
 
 
 
See the latest from Montgomery County here.
Posted: 2/3/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Mark your calendar for these Zoom events to learn about local black history.
Posted: 2/1/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Qualified candidates should apply to by February 5. Click the graphic for details.
Posted: 1/25/2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We asked, and you shared with us! See our final mosaic:
Posted: 1/13/2021
 
 
 
 
 
As expected, details on the vaccination plan have changed since yesterday's post. Pennsylvania issued an updated COVID-19 Vaccination Phasing list. Montgomery County is still working to distribute vaccines to the Phase 1A population only. A timeline for when Phase 1B vaccinations will start is still unknown.
Posted: 1/9/2021
 
 
 
 
 
Comments made by the Board President, Daniel Norris, at the beginning of the Commissioners' meetings on Wednesday night
Posted: 1/8/2021
 
 
 
 
 
On December 16, 2020, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners increased the Earned Income Tax by 0.5%. Starting January 1, 2021, an additional 0.5% will be deducted from your paycheck.
Posted: 12/23/2020
 
 
 
 
 
12/21: Following last week's storm, Highway Crews hope to finish leaf collection for Route 15 this week. Bagged collection for 12/18 moved to 1/8.
Posted: 12/21/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Ogontz Fire Company, Station 5, was decertified by the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners on December 16, 2020, effective immediately. Fire and emergency responses will be covered by Glenside, La Mott, Elkins Park and the Cheltenham Hook and Ladder Company.
Posted: 12/16/2020
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Commissioners is accepting applications to fill the position of Finance Officer. Position available immediately and open until filled.
Posted: 12/16/2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An update on COVID-19 Risk Factors, showing a substantial increase in recent weeks.
Posted: 12/10/2020
 
 
 
 
 
County data on positive COVID-19 cases shows a drastic increase in Cheltenham in November.
Posted: 12/4/2020
 
 
 
 
 
December 1, 2020: Updated information for Montgomery County COVID-19 Testing sites.
Posted: 12/1/2020
 
 
 
 
 
If you or your loved ones are seeking support for your mental health this holiday season,
Posted: 11/25/2020
 
 
 
 
 
PPE kits will be available to small businesses at Senator Haywood's Roslyn Office 11/19-11/23 by appointment.
Posted: 11/18/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Please note the following changes for the safety of the community and Township employees amid rising numbers of COVID cases
Posted: 11/17/2020
 
 
 
 
 
The Montgomery County Board of Health voted to require all Montgomery County public and private K-12 schools to move to virtual or remote learning between November 23 and December 6.
Posted: 11/13/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Colder weather and more time indoors is bringing a rise in positive COVID cases in Montgomery County. Remember to practice these safety precautions.
Posted: 10/30/2020
 
 
 
 
 
The Friends of High School Park have contracted with the Philly Goat Project to manage invasive species in the park.
Posted: 10/21/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Cheltenham Township Police Chief John Frye announce the arrest of Terrell Russell, 25, of Philadelphia, on charges related to the fatal hit-and-run crash in Cheltenham that killed Shanna Hurdle.
Posted: 10/20/2020
 
 
 
 
 
The Flu Shot Clinic held October 16-17 at Cheltenham High School was a success.
Posted: 10/19/2020
 
 
 
 
 
The Township's Deer Management Program will run from Saturday, September 19, 2020 through Saturday, January 18, 2021.
Posted: 10/8/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Flu shots are available by appointment at various locations in the county throughout October.
Posted: 9/30/2020
 
 
 
 
 
The Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia (KAAGP) donated 2,000 masks for first responders and emergency personnel.
Posted: 9/4/2020
 
 
 
 
 
August 10, 2020: Additional financial support is available for neighborhood nonprofit organizations and small businesses.
Posted: 8/10/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Cheltenham news and information can be found on our website, cable channels, Facebook sites, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube! Sign up for news right to your email inbox or sign up for emergency alerts through the Ready Notify system.
Posted: 7/27/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Residents are still needed from 4 Wards to serve on the Township's new Traffic Calming Advisory Committee
Posted: 7/15/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Three COVID-19 testing sites are open each week day in Montgomery County. Testing is free and does not require a health care provider's order; however appointments are required.
Posted: 6/16/2020
 
 
 
 
 
The Township is accepting letters of interest and resumes from Cheltenham residents who want to serve on the new Traffic Calming Committee and citizen committees that tackle a number of community issues,
Posted: 1/10/2020
 
 
 
 
 
DEP presented a presentation to Public Works on Glenside flood control, read the presentation.
Posted: 1/10/2020
 
 
 
 
 
PennDOT Determination of Effect Finding (Above Ground Historic Properties)for Greenwood Avenue/Chruch Road Improvment Project
Posted: 10/10/2019
 
 
 
 
 
In light of recent storms that have caused many trees to fall in yards and in the streets, we thought this might be a helpful guide on how to handle a fallen tree if it happens to you.
Posted: 3/8/2018
 
 
 
 
 
The company that receives the Township’s recycling material reports an increase in unacceptable items at nearly all of its facilities. Mixing unacceptable material with recyclables jeopardizes the usability of the recycled supply chain.
Posted: 12/16/2014
 
 
 
 
 
Community Connections provides a one-stop center to assist any Montgomery County resident find needed human servies. The assistance is free of charge.
Posted: 10/29/2014
 
 
 
 
 
Critical moments wasted while police, fire or ambulance personnel search for unmarked properties could make the difference between life and death.
Posted: 2/1/2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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