Press Releases


Blue Mailbox Check Fraud

A reminder about potential fraud due to mailbox theft.
Posted: 1/30/2023

Advertise Your Business in the Township Newsletter

Place an Advertisement in the Spring 2023 Cheltenham Update
Posted: 1/25/2023

Roadwork and Utility Updates: 1/25

PECO Equipment Replacement Wistar Dr. beginning 2/2
Posted: 1/25/2023

Reminders from the CTPD

Posted: 1/17/2023

PECO Reminds Customers of the Importance of Natural Gas Safety

A release from PECO, especially pertinent as we enter a weekend of single digit temperatures and negative wind chills.
Posted: 12/23/2022

Celebrating Life and Public Service at the Board of Commissioners Meeting

Commissioner Baron Holland, Rev. Dr. Gus Roman, and Vince Menniti were recognized at the December 21 Board meeting.
Posted: 12/22/2022

Montgomery County Seeks Public Input on County Comprehensive Plan

County seeking comments from the public for its Comprehensive Plan Update: Montco 2050
Posted: 12/13/2022

Free Parking for Holiday Shopping

in Elkins Park and Glenside Business Districts
Posted: 12/6/2022

Calendar Misprint

The Township and Public Works will be OPEN 12/23 and 12/30.
Posted: 11/23/2022

PECO Urges Customers to be Aware of Payment Scams during Holiday Season

Use caution and awareness with ALL utility and bill payments for potential scams.
Posted: 11/16/2022

Sustainable Spaces Showcase Participants 2022

An initiative by the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC).
Posted: 11/16/2022

Library Board Vacancy

Qualified candidates should apply by December 2.
Posted: 11/15/2022

Toys for Tots Collection through CTPD

Drop off toys for children up to age 15 now through at the Police Station 24/7 through December 16 at 3pm.
Posted: 11/14/2022

Leaf Collection Update

There were no changes made to the printed schedule.
Posted: 11/9/2022

Make A Difference Monday: Public Works Goes Above and Beyond

Public Works employees made a little boy's day with a special visit.
Posted: 11/7/2022

President's Budget Message November 9

This is pushed back a week from November 2.
Posted: 10/26/2022

2022-23 Deer Management Program

The Township's Deer Management Program will run from Saturday, October 22, 2022 through Saturday, January 28, 2023.
Posted: 10/25/2022

2022 General Election Information

One change to polling locations from 2022 Primary Election: Cheltenham 5-1 moving back to Gratz College. Cheltenham 3-4 will vote at La Mott Community Center.
Posted: 10/21/2022

New Water Rescue Task Force

Public Demo/Q&A This Friday, 10/14 at 7pm
Posted: 10/11/2022

Free In-Person Car Seat Checks Offered During National Child Passenger Safety Week

Montgomery County OPH’s six certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will host a free, in-person car seat check event on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Conicelli Honda, located at 1010 Ridge Pike
Posted: 9/19/2022

Notice about Online Township Payments

If you are going to pay Township taxes, bulk pickup fees, or parking tickets online, please use the direct payment link on the Township website.
Posted: 9/16/2022

Montgomery County Virtual Economic Development Financing Forum

Free virtual event for bankers, accountants, lawyers, and other interested partners at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Posted: 9/12/2022

Cheltenham Police Dept Open House 9/16

Come out and meet your first responders!
Posted: 9/9/2022

Police Support Staff (Employment Opportunity)

Police Support Staff, F/T
Posted: 8/31/2022

Sustainability Awards and Showcase

NEW DEADLINE for Sustainability Awards and its Sustainable Spaces Showcase: Sept. 15
Posted: 8/17/2022

Cheltenham Township Received Tree City USA Growth Award

New Tree Donation program played a part in receiving the Tree City USA Growth Award for 2021.
Posted: 8/10/2022

Resident Volunteers Needed for Citizen Committees

Want to get involved? Consider giving your time to join a committee!
Posted: 8/1/2022

Tax Office Now Hiring

Position: Tax Clerk and Analyst
Posted: 7/12/2022

Fourth of July Safety

Posted: 7/1/2022

Tax Bill Paper

School Tax Bills will be printed on white paper.
Posted: 6/28/2022

Affordable Connectivity Program

This federal program helps with the cost of home internet.
Posted: 6/15/2022

SEPTA Summer Maintenance Webinar

SEPTA Offering a Community Webinar on Summer Maintenance Projects
Posted: 5/31/2022

Sinkhole Update

Chelten Hills Drive between Ivy Lane and Rodgers Rd
Posted: 5/27/2022

Virtual Commissioner Meetings Extended Through September

Commissioner meetings will continue virtually through September
Posted: 5/12/2022

Comprehensive Plan Survey Results Posted

Data from the community survey which closed in October 2021.
Posted: 5/4/2022

Primary Election Information

Ballot drop box and polling place information
Posted: 5/2/2022

Township Building Reopening Tuesday Morning

The Township building will reopen Tuesday, April 19.
Posted: 4/18/2022

Full Time Paramedic (Employment Opportunity)

PARAMEDIC, F/T ($60,000 + benefits)
Posted: 3/18/2022

Be Alert for Ticks

Our Public Works crews have noticed a lot of ticks in our neighborhoods while performing their work, and want you to be alert to help prevent Lyme Disease!
Posted: 3/9/2022

Help CTPD Replace K9 Odie!

After 9 years of service to the Cheltenham community, K9 Odie, CTPD’s explosive detection canine will retire from duty.
Posted: 2/22/2022

Township Tree Trouble

Unauthorized cutting of Township trees
Posted: 2/9/2022

New Emergency Alert Text and Email System

Subscribe to sign up for emergency alerts by text and/or email!
Posted: 2/4/2022

Snow Impact on Public Works Collections

Ahead of Friday's expected morning storm, collections are cancelled.
Posted: 1/6/2022

Curtis Arboretum Receives 17 New Trees

Through grants and donations, and the hard work of volunteers, Curtis Arboretum is being restored.
Posted: 11/15/2021

Local Veterans Refurbish War Memorial for Rededication

This Veterans Day (11/11), consider a visit to the newly restored World War II Memorial at Curtis Arboretum
Posted: 11/10/2021

Acting Chief of Police Sworn In

Cheltenham Township Announces the Retirement of the Chief of Police and the Appointment of Acting Chief of Police
Posted: 11/4/2021

EAC Member to be Recognized by TTF Watershed Partnership

John Raisch will be given the Friend Award at the Watershed Milestones event October 20.
Posted: 10/12/2021

County Flu Vaccine Clinics

Montgomery County is offering the flu vaccine at no cost at the following locations:
Posted: 10/6/2021

Township Landline Phones Down

This issue affecting landlines with most carriers nationwide
Posted: 9/27/2021

Come to Parktoberfest October 3!

Welcome Back to High School Park and to Arts in the Park “PARKTOBERFEST” 2021!
Posted: 9/27/2021

PennDOT Traffic Studies in Cheltenham Township

In response to traffic issues raised, PennDOT has provided the following response.
Posted: 9/23/2021

2021 Township Facilities Presentations

Cheltenham has begun discussions on the conditions of its facilities. Related presentations can be viewed here.
Posted: 9/23/2021

County & Regional Resources for Ida Storm Damage

Small Business Administration and Montgomery County Resources
Posted: 9/20/2021

Freedom From Hunger Food Drive

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

FEMA Assistance For Ida Damages

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

Cheltenham Remembers 9/11/2001

On this 20th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we remember...
Posted: 9/10/2021

Oak Wilt Found in Nearby Townships

Oak Wilt, cause by a fungus, is deadly to this tree species, especially those in the red oak family.
Posted: 9/10/2021

MontCo Working to Prevent Evictions, Stabilize Rental Households

Montgomery County Press Release:
Posted: 9/9/2021

Architect Needed for La Mott BHAR; Citizens Committee Vacancies

New vacancy on the La Mott BHAR, and more vacancies:
Posted: 9/9/2021

Fall Program/Event Update

Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Township has cancelled or changed the following fall events:
Posted: 9/8/2021

Montco Resource Center for Hurricane Ida Recovery

Multi-Agency Resource Center will be open Wednesday & Thursday 9/8-9
Posted: 9/7/2021

Gov. Wolf Announces Low-Interest Loans to be Made Available for Those Affected by August Flash Flooding

See the following press release forwarded by Senator Haywood's Office.
Posted: 9/2/2021

Stormwater Matters

Thank you to our many attendees at Wednesday's Public Meeting regarding the stormwater management program and fee structure.
Posted: 9/2/2021

Montco Offering Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

MontCo is now accepting appointments for a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals.
Posted: 8/23/2021

Mosquito Identified with West Nile Virus

Take measures to eliminate mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease.
Posted: 8/9/2021

Special Debris & Spoiled Food Collections

Note these special Saturday collections due to Wednesday's storm.
Posted: 7/23/2021

Storm Update

See important updates about storm damage.
Posted: 7/21/2021

Beware: Unemployment Compensation Scam

If you've received unemployment funds but never filed a claim, please read. & Please share!
Posted: 7/21/2021

Small Business Stimulus Funds

A Philadelphia Inquirer article lists resources still available for small businesses recovering from COVID.
Posted: 7/13/2021

NEW! Business Spotlight Features on YouTube Channel

Economic Development Task Force members interview Township businesses.
Posted: 7/12/2021

Former Community Service Awardee Passed Away

Township Offers Condolences on the Passing of Wilbert Spence
Posted: 7/9/2021

Recycling Truck Fire: Letter To Community

A letter from the Township Manager to all residents
Posted: 7/8/2021

Department Spotlight: EMS

A look into the Emergency Medical Services serving Cheltenham for almost 40 years!
Posted: 6/29/2021

Wall Park Lights to be Fixed Next Week

A breaker has been installed as a temporary solution.
Posted: 6/21/2021

June Board of Commissioners Meeting Rescheduled

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

Department Spotlight: Accounting / Finance

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

COVID-19 Operations Update: May 28

Letter from the Township Manager: Modified Township Operations due to COVID-19 will continue through June 30, 2021.
Posted: 5/31/2021

Longtime Resident Memorializes a Love Story with Tree Donation Program

In Memory of Betty Ann (Smith) Schmidt
Posted: 5/17/2021

Call Before You Dig!

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 Announces Vaccine Available for Ages 12-15

Montgomery County OPH announced the Pfizer vaccine will be available to ages 12-15.
Posted: 5/11/2021

Department Spotlight: Administration

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

32nd Arbor Day and Tree Donation Plantings a Success

This Arbor Day was celebrated by planting trees in Carroll Brooke, Melrose, and Tookany Creek Parks.
Posted: 4/30/2021

DEP Begins 2021 Black Fly Suppression Program

DEP will be spraying for black flies by helicopter and ground crews.
Posted: 4/23/2021

Montgomery County Announces Ballot Drop-Box Locations

11 Drop Boxes will be stationed throughout the County for the May 18 election starting May 1.
Posted: 4/20/2021

Department Spotlight: Police Department

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

Cheltenham Township Fire Department Shows Up For the Community at All Hours

A thank you to our volunteer firefighters from a resident following an incident Wednesday morning.
Posted: 4/15/2021

Township Business Privilege Tax Deadline

The Board of Commissioners passed an Ordinance extending the Business Privilege Tax deadline to May 17.
Posted: 4/8/2021

Department Spotlight: Tax Office

A look at our Tax Office team and some of the most frequent questions they get from residents.
Posted: 4/5/2021

Montgomery County Bridge Inspection Schedule

Summer 2021 bridge inspections will impact traffic.
Posted: 3/26/2021

Department Spotlight: Code Enforcement

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

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

Montgomery County Announces Vaccination Site in Willow Grove

Willow Grove vaccination site will open Friday; Governor Wolf announced the lifting of certain restrictions effective April 4.
Posted: 3/17/2021

MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Recovery Program Opened 3/12

Montgomery County's MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Applications opened at noon today.
Posted: 3/12/2021

Department Spotlight: Planning & Zoning

A Department Insider's view and updates straight from the Director of Planning & Zoning
Posted: 3/10/2021

Southeast Pennsylvania Counties Issue Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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

Montgomery County Launced Mobile Vaccination Program

Additional County COVID-19 updates:
Posted: 3/3/2021

Census Bureau Recognizes Community Partners

Groups throughout the Township made sure #CheltenhamCounts!
Posted: 3/3/2021

Montco COVID-19 Town Hall, Tomorrow 3/3

Pre-register for this virtual Montgomery County Town Hall with updates on COVID vaccines and resources.
Posted: 3/2/2021

For PECO Customers: Natural Gas Regulator Inspections

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

Montgomery County Vaccine Pre-registration by Phone

Montgomery County announces COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration is now available at their COVID-19 Hotline.
Posted: 2/24/2021

Montco Pikes Project

Public input wanted in a survey about improvements to Easton Road and other County corridors.
Posted: 2/24/2021

Virtual Stormwater Workshop for HOAs and Property Management

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

Department Spotlight: Public Works & Winter Storms

Ever wonder how Public Works prepares for and handles a storm? Our Superintendents explain their roles in this Department Spotlight.
Posted: 2/22/2021

Cheltenham Recipients of the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant

Congratulations to these Cheltenham establishments who were awarded the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant.
Posted: 2/17/2021

Avoid These Common Recycling Contaminents

Single stream contamination rate has doubled over the past 12 months. Here are common problem items to avoid:
Posted: 2/10/2021

Montgomery County COVID-19 Hotline

Montgomery County Commissioners announced a new COVID-19 hotline.
Posted: 2/10/2021

Montgomery County Town Hall: The Latino Community & COVID-19

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 Regarding Ogontz Fire Company Decertification

An Open Letter to the Residents and Property Owners of Cheltenham Township, from Township Manager Zienkowski:
Posted: 2/4/2021

Montgomery County Announces Spring Voter Registration Deadlines

The Montgomery County Board of Elections released today upcoming deadlines and information for the 2021 election cycle.
Posted: 2/4/2021

Montgomery County Continues to Urge Patience; Updates on COVID Vaccine Situation

See the latest from Montgomery County here.
Posted: 2/3/2021

Black History Month Virtual Events 2021

Mark your calendar for these Zoom events to learn about local black history.
Posted: 2/1/2021

Part Time School Crossing Guard (Employment Opportunity)

Posted: 1/29/2021

Completed Cheltenham Mask Mosaic

We asked, and you shared with us! See our final mosaic:
Posted: 1/13/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Phasing Updated

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

Message from the President of the Board

Comments made by the Board President, Daniel Norris, at the beginning of the Commissioners' meetings on Wednesday night
Posted: 1/8/2021

Township to Increase the Township’s Earned Income Tax in 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

Fall Leaf Collection Update

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

Cheltenham Township Decertified Ogontz Fire Company

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

Finance Officer Vacancy

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

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool Shows Increase

An update on COVID-19 Risk Factors, showing a substantial increase in recent weeks.
Posted: 12/10/2020

Mask Up, Cheltenham: COVID Data and Resources

County data on positive COVID-19 cases shows a drastic increase in Cheltenham in November.
Posted: 12/4/2020

Cheltenham Township COVID-19 Updates

December 1, 2020: Updated information for Montgomery County COVID-19 Testing sites.
Posted: 12/1/2020

Mental Health Resources

If you or your loved ones are seeking support for your mental health this holiday season,
Posted: 11/25/2020

Free PPE Kits For Small Businesses

PPE kits will be available to small businesses at Senator Haywood's Roslyn Office 11/19-11/23 by appointment.
Posted: 11/18/2020

Changes to Public Works and Library Services Due to COVID-19 Surge

Please note the following changes for the safety of the community and Township employees amid rising numbers of COVID cases
Posted: 11/17/2020

MontCo Schools Ordered to Implement Virtual Instruction for Two Weeks

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

COVID-19 Safety Precautions as Positive Cases Rise

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

Ashbourne Meadows

Posted: 10/21/2020

Philly Goat Project Coming to High School Park

The Friends of High School Park have contracted with the Philly Goat Project to manage invasive species in the park.
Posted: 10/21/2020

Arrest Made on Charges Related to Fatal Hit-and-Run in Cheltenham

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

Cheltenham Flu Shot Clinic Was A Success

The Flu Shot Clinic held October 16-17 at Cheltenham High School was a success.
Posted: 10/19/2020

Part Time Paramedics and EMTs (Employment Opportunity)

The Cheltenham Township Emergency Medical Service has part-time per diem and permanent part-time hours available. Open until filled.
Posted: 10/19/2020

Montgomery County Announces October Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shots are available by appointment at various locations in the county throughout October.
Posted: 9/30/2020

Mask Donation: Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia

The Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia (KAAGP) donated 2,000 masks for first responders and emergency personnel.
Posted: 9/4/2020

COVID-19 Small Business Resource News

August 10, 2020: Additional financial support is available for neighborhood nonprofit organizations and small businesses.
Posted: 8/10/2020

Do You Know How to Stay Informed on Township News and Events?

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

Several Openings on Traffic Calming Committee

Residents are still needed from 4 Wards to serve on the Township's new Traffic Calming Advisory Committee
Posted: 7/15/2020

Three MontCo COVID-19 Testing Sites Open to Everyone

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

Cheltenham Township is Looking for Residents to Fill Citizen Committee Vacancies

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

Glenside Flood Control Update

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)

PennDOT Determination of Effect Finding (Above Ground Historic Properties) for Greenwood Avenue/Chruch Road Improvement Project
Posted: 10/10/2019

What to Do if a Tree Falls

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

What NOT to Recycle

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

Montgomery County Community Connections

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

Post House Numbers in Cheltenham Township

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