Monday, November 16, 2009

Limerick, not a funny rhyme

Feds are back in Limerick looking for something. What have you heard? They, that would be the feds, were there early last year but nothing ever came of it. They were looking into allegations against former supervisor David Kane. Now I'm being told they were there to gather information on equipment at Limerick nuclear plant for security purposes, saying it's routine. Really? How come we've never heard of these visits before?

114 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard about the Feds being back in Limerick Township yet. However this could be the precursor for an investigation of Lower Providence Township officials. Frankly this would be most welcome by most of our honest citizens after what we have endured for the past six years.
Pete Schrack
Trooper, Pa

Anonymous said...

Not too sure about David Kane, but if you go back farther - Why was the Limerick Nuclear Plant built there in the first place? I lived in that area before the construction and it was a surprise to us and the surrounding area because the cooling situation was not considered - you can't get water out of those rocks during a dry season. Routine checks at all nuclear plants are made - that is a known fact and then of course there are those "surprise visits" that are done to keep personnel on their toes. To answer your question on "Limerick, not a funny rhyme" maybe it is the growth and how all of a sudden everyone has heard of this small village - good and bad..

Anonymous said...

Why does every question you ask end up with somebody pointing a finger at LP Township?

Touching on the subject of Limerick, am I the only one who gets creeped out at the sight of those cooling towers looming over the landscape up at the so-called Premium Outlets?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kane has had no business with LPT. Pete get your facts straight before making blunt accusations, especially against the officals of the Township. You look like a horses ass.

Anonymous said...

11/17/ Anonymous Blogger:
To answer your question, Is it just possible that the honest citizens of LPT are both frustrated and disgusted about the political shenanigans that have gone on our township for over the past 5+ years and just vent at any given oppurtunity? What happenened in the primary election in the Spring was one example of disgust. If you have any doubts, just watch how the new township wide trash contract will be attempted to be pushed through by the same lame duck Supervisors for previous favors granted. That my friend is why we are so upset and therefore vent.
Been There
Lower Providence Township

Anonymous said...

Whoa Nelly!

Anonymous on November 17, 2009 4:10stoops to namecalling to defend the management of LPT. Comments like that will only make some of the outvoted and unpopular officials and followers look worse. Pete commented that it COULD BE the Precursor to an investigation in LPT. He did not comment that Dave Kane did any business in LPT.

Great fertilizer Pete.

Giddy up!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11/17 asks " Why does every question you ask end up with somebody pointing a finger at LP Township? "If you live in LP or read the TH you should know there are unhappy residents. Two supervisors were voted out this year. Residents get great lipservice and are told to go to a meeting when they call with problem. Tune into a meeting and you be the judge.

Janice said...

Looking at Lower Providence...

Check out the meeting of Nov.19th on the township channel for the laugh of the century.

Comcast #28
Verizon #42 Tues. Thurs. Sat.
Show times 1A.M, 9 A.M. 7 P.M.

Watch three members of the zoning board and their solicitor make a total a## of themselves. Only in L.P.

Anonymous said...

What in the heck does Limerick and a visit from the Feds and a former Supervisor up there have to do with LP Supervisors and their Zoning Committee,which is like camparing apples with oranges. Can't we look at other areas to see how they are doing and if they make mistakes - we surely can learn from them - enough already.

Anonymous said...

With a safety inspector like Homer Simpson, is it any surprise the nuclear power plant is being investigated?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11/20/09 Blogger:
For a moment please forget Limerick Township and just concentrate on Lower Providence Township. Three of five of our five current supervisors bend over backwards to satisfy special interest groups and political friends who are in a position to grant favors to them. In addition consider that our ZHB Chairman, V-Chairman, and one other ZHB member plus the ZHB Solicitor also grant favorite status to those who in turn can help them plus manage the disruption of BOS meetings...Why. So, Mr/Ms 11/20 Blogger, where else can one turn to vent our frustrations. The Tmes Herald can only print what they see and hear, but until the Feds come in for an investigation, this fine newspaper can only do so much to print the truth. Therefore we state our frustrations when and if we can. Understand now!
Celtic Slayer
Eagleville, Pa

PS: Rumor's have it that the Feds are going to ruin certain parties Chrismas Holidays.

Anonymous said...

Understood! Why not start your own Web Site? Oh, I know it would not be the same and exactly who in their right mind would just vent there when a more public attraction is here in Stan's Backyard. I would like to only see how Limerick is making out right now and after the NEW Supervisors are in place how the FORMER Supervisors in LP get their day in court if necessary. Get your permits in now - Right? or Not Right? What did that Deed say that was sooo important when you purchased your home? You have a junkyard now next door and can't do anything about it - but your Deed said what? Oh, forget it we do not have enough enforcers in LP to do anything about it anyway.

Montco PA Dem said...

Since there are apparently a bunch of folks from LP here, maybe somebody can fill me in: what's with the giant sign that just appeared facing Rt.422 next to Mascaro's, announcing some sort of holy roller, fundamentalist "Victory" church? Is that what they meant by "sacred ground" when you guys were fighting against the Revolution Center?

Trooper Mary said...

Why...Why...Why... is it soo important to have a zoning hearing on a Sat? First in the history of L.P. Why was it so important to have a zoning hearing at another location than the Township Building? Why is a certain hearing so important to have it completed before the end of the year? The odor of this one is still stinking up the area. Could it be...a new broom sweeps clean? Just sit there and try to look pretty. I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

nd they stop short, you may break your nose.

Anonymous said...

Victory Church needed more room - so the Mascara Bldg. was available and exactly what they need at this time. I think it is great they stayed here in this area. Our church,not the above, has expanded and we were lucky to find additional facilities to take care of our needs.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11/20 - 2:15pm
This has nothing to do with "Limerick,not a funny rhyme" but it does with that not too funny LP Arena. Will you be attending the Overlay Meetings, check the township office for exact date and times,scheduled for the Industrial Park - starting near the Mascara Exit on Audubon Road? The whole area is being looked at - the PRESENT SUPERVISORS AND THEIR COMMITTEES are acting fast - time is running out. Let us know how you feel on this item, plus Limerick's Feds Visits.

St. Peter the Great said...

Montco Dem. Mascaro is renting the lower floor to the Victory Chuch. I know it's not rent free. Mascaro bought Victory's old building on Park Ave.and are renting it to a Baptist Church out of Norristown. Just give me that old time religion, some people think that may help you get to the pearly gates. Can't burn both sides of the candle--so they say.

Anonymous said...

Went shopping up at the Outlets in Limerick. It really is chilling when you look at the towers. Now, think how the people in Linfield,Limerick, Sanatoga and Pottstown felt when these towers went in and there was no place to turn to get help - after all it was not a choice for this area. Check it out! Our Governor and our County Commissioners must have been aware of the feelings in that area. Now, we have another problem at Three Mile Island...and the Feds once again are visiting all Nuclear Plants, which I understand from an old friend, he is assigned to various Plants every year, that has been in place all along. So, I'm not too sure we should be worried - but maybe those that are working there should be given other assignments every couple years so their little brains have a chance to rest.

Stan said...

The biggest issue that no one wants to talk about is the storage of spent rods at the site. Remember Yucca Mountain? That's where they were supposed to go, but that fell through. They're just storing them right on site. If they should have been stored deep inside a mountain five years ago shouldn't we still be looking for a place to store them?

race me on 422 said...

Wow, If that's the case, look out for those little green people walking around limerick. No wonder the building on the Ridge in Limerick is so screwed up. That's why the police cars are painted in green to reflect the radiation.

Anonymous said...

A good olde village name for a city/county in Ireland really do carry out their color scheme when it comes to the Township vehicles. The Fire Company and The Police Department use "Green" that shows they are proud of their name and the country of origin. The Township of Limerick covers quite a few square miles - (Linfield, Neifer and the village of Limerick). Take a ride in that area - it is beautiful and Billy Penn gave the township quite a few acres for use by various religious groups.

Anonymous said...

Stan, Yucca was the site for storage of the spent rods, but the transportation of the rods has always been a sticking point and the Feds,State and Nuclear Reg. Commish. will toss this around with our local Utility Company until ---- freezes over.

Hot and Bothered in UP said...

Yea Stan, if PECO wanted to get a permit to store the nuclear waste on site in Limerick the whole township would come out and oppose it. Now if you keep quiet and don't ask for permission, maybe no one will notice the decaying rods and buildup of nuclear waste. It is only a matter of time until they run out of space and start looking around for more dumping grounds in the area. Maybe Upper Providence for example, they seem to take any kind of development or over development from Neilson, how about PECO?

Anonymous said...

On the Victory Church gigantic sign on Mascara's building, that was agreed to by our Liberal Zoning Hearing Board headed up by Chairman Kearney. The sign is an atrocity and a disgrace to our community, how could they agree to such a thing, is there no shame?

Anonymous said...

I have not seen the sign you are concerned about - Any sign in LP comes with regulations - check it out with the Township. I'm not too sure about the verbiage, but I know size is controlled.

Anonymous said...

Decaying Rods! Maybe the Feds and the Reg. Commission need a little shake up. Could be the time has come. A few jobs here and a few jobs there. If you were in charge of shipping and transporting, the pay would be quite good - but dangerous and of course your insurance coverage would be quite high, but needed. Start the ball rolling or should I say wheels before the snow flies.

Anonymous said...

Stan, these idiots are more worried about the size of a church sign on an industrial zoned property than the hazardous waste being stored at Limerick. These idiots should know that they are in the evacuation area should these rods be exposed or damaged and their poor little lives will mean exactly *&#@ when they are sent to Emmaus High School. Where will they worried about a church sign then? Maybe they need to move the rods themselves which will be one less knucklehead in LPT

Astonished said...

To Anon of November 24, 2009 12:09 PM, you must be kidding, LP does have a sign ordiance regulating the size of a sign, but the ZHB can overrule the township code and grant any size the applicant wants. Just take a ride down the bypass and check it out, you will be astonished.

Anonymous said...

The sign on Audubon Road just cheapens LP all the more. Chruchgoers coulde find it if it was half the size. It is not the verbiage.It is the cheesey monsterous size. I wouldn't waste my breath calling the township.
The winds are changing soon. Dinniny, Sassu are out in January, and Dunbar's multi-year contract is up too.How much longer for Kearney and all of the solicitors?

Anonymous said...

Maybe our Commissioners could help with the "Rods".. They seem to know how to take care of so many problems. Send a letter, registered to them and ask for a response.

Anonymous said...

Dunbar's Contract will be up? Exactly who do you have in mind to replace him? The gentleman from E.Norriton retired and of course Dunbar learned from him how to run a Township of our class. His job is not one you can just step into -it takes devotion and willingness to listen to all sides and not to over-react. So, Supervisors come and go - but a good Township Manager comes along once in a life-time.

Anonymous said...

Ask for a response? They are too busy with the budget and finding some way to pay their court cost of the Ethics Policy. Now, who is running for Governor? Common Sense is needed for that position I'm told.

Anonymous said...

Caught up to you on this Limerick Township thing and Spent Rods. The area never asked how they felt about the Nuclear Plant is correct and the Spent Rods always seem to be filed away with PECO and their to-do lists. The Public needs to bring it on and have the Rods shipped before the plan that is outlined, just in case, proves to be unworkable.

Nothing will ever change said...

Stan, Please say is is'nt so: I've been told from the Sheriff down to Corporals they all drive a county car at no cost. The gas and insurance are payed for by the taxpayer. If this is true, no wonder the county is in trouble. What excuse will the Sheriff have to say about this boondogle.

Outside observer said...

The commissioners may find a way to tax the spent rods and generate some revenue to help pay health care benefits for the poor souls who work for them. Is that any way to treat an employee, low wages, poor health care benefits, poor morale, low self esteem. Now you want to go into the courthouse on a Monday morning and try to get something done, good luck.

Anonymous said...

Who gets a free car, gas and insurance? Local commissioners or county?

Anonymous said...

Feds are back? Equipment failure? Sure it does. What danger is there? Plenty! So, why was this plant built there? It was because electric power for this area was needed and the danger for all surrounding areas was not considered. Are they checking on this plant? You bet on a regular basis. Should the public be notified within 30 minutes of a mishap? You bet! Do the the electric company expect to have all people out of that area within a certain length of time? You must be kidding. A time-table set for all people to get to a safe zone will not work and it is well known. Now, how would you respond in case of an accident like Three Mile Island? Probably say a prayer and stay out of traffic. Now, do you think "Limerick" is a funny rhyme or a town that love green? They make the most out of life, which most of us do, but not looking every AM at the Towers that are close by.

Anonymous said...

You bet the Sheriff's Department has cars..have wheels will travel. Why do you suppose the Prison is in LP instead of Norristown? A need to take a ride, right? But, the department heads should use their own car, with paid mileage and those in the top two positions with the insurance covered. Vans are another thing. If the prisoners need transporting to town or other counties this type of transportation is needed at the expense of co-county expense. A budget has always been a guideline and most of us do not expect department heads to find ways of spending every last penny to prove their point of importance. Every employee should have their own wheels and the county should have wheels for the employees to do their job during their shift.

How can it change? said...

Let's get everything in perspective. The sheriff's department have marked vechicles to transport. The sheriff, his aides, lieutenants, sergeants and corporals all drive unmarked vehicles supplied by the county. It's called a stimulas, instead of a pay increase you get a vehicle,gas and insurance. Now, count how many persons are driving these vehicles' multiply the cost,see what you come up with. These are personel vehicles to use as you please, shop, take the family on trips, whatever. Not a bad deal on your tax dollar.

Anonymous said...

Just reading all the comments'and adding my third cent:

1- no facts about the Feds in Limerick or LP it seems like all speculation. Stan has the TH done any further invesigative reporting other than on the blog? I know you can only report so much. This was the real topic of discussion and could be the most serious.
2- spent rods are scarey but they did not creep too many people out or seem to bother the shoppers in Limerick this week.Limerick officials should see where PECO has them on their to do list and the residents deserve answers if it is a real problem.
3- LPT Supervisors hardly come and go.They have six-year terms and hired a former supervisor as manager with a 5 year contract. Call the township for a copy of details if he is released in January.
4- The County Commissions may have some perks but lets face it some county and local officials need cars during the normal work day and the gas and insurance should be covered. Useage should be limited for business only and logged and audited. Taxpayers should NOT pay for personal use,gas and unlimited miles.
5 - Saturday Zoning meetings scheduled in late November peaked my curiosity too but have no idea what could be so importantant.I know some in LP are fired up about the trash hauler renting space out to a church and sign on a business lot but really what else is going on there.Only in LP.

Anonymous said...

Silver fox has high hopes

Keep the faith. Surely some of the newly elected officials will look deeply for ways to unveil some of the mistakes that were made and correct them. They may remain in office by cutting the fat on some of the unnecessary high salaries that surfaced over the past years and do away with awarding lengthy contracts and automobiles for personal use. There is still hope. Some should look at what their predessors made and realistically realign the salary levels and hire accordingly. That would not only be good politics but good business.

Anonymous said...

11/29/09 Blogger:

With regard to your comment #1 regarding the Feds coming, don't be so quick to jump to conclusions. LPT will have a visit by both the State and Federal Investigators in December; the coordination is being worked out as we speak now. There will be a few persons of interest(or more!) that will not enjoy a very Merry Christmas. Just have sone patience and give it some time since several potential witnesses have been contacted already...this is fact and not rumor.
Been There
Lower Providence Township

Anonymous said...

Anonymous ll/30 - You got that right, what goes around comes around...Happy Holiday(s) for some, but not for all. Sorry about that!

Anonymous said...

Retirement? Where did you say? Check it out first and ask questions. There are some good and some very bad things that can and probably will happen shortly here in Montgomery County.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coverage on Nuclear Plant in Limerick - Building on? Where in the story did you see anything about the spent rods? That story should be in the TH and Ptsn. Mercury this week, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

The Feds are back? Right, to check the new area for the addition and also the present facility of the Limerick Nuclear Plant. Now if we could get some wind farms here in Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Bucks Counties our future will look a lot rosier. The rods have to go and the Regulatory Commission should be working on this rather than shifting it around. The roads around the area of the plant need a lot of work. Who do you think should take care of this matter? Well, if you build a facility such as the nuclear plant way out in no-mans land, it should be the responsibility of owners of this facility. More jobs should be showing up very soon in this area. If you have a strong back and are a pipefitter,electrician or a member of a Union covering any of the trades - it looks good.
So, watch the Feds coming and going it could mean JOBS if you act now. Now that verse, which some call a rhyme, is all about GREEN - not only just a color.

A little birdie said...

Hey Anon,

You would be surprised how many hundreds of thousands of $$$$$ that PECO has given to limerick Township as donations. They could have paved the roads in gold. What happened to all the money and why have so many supervisors resigned in office.

Anonymous said...

Stan:
Do you have any information regarding that new investigative group seen moving into a certain unnamed building on Rittenhouse Rd this week in Lower providence.
Are they here?
Been there
Lower Providence Pa

Anonymous said...

Take a good look at Limerick Township - try a before say 1980 to 2009. This township has really taken off and any money received was needed to update all areas of government. Have you ever tried to be a Supervisor? If you have, then you know it is not just a PR position, but it requires knowledge on all levels. The land use was just one major factor and still is a thorn that keeps turning and making most of the residents in that area feel it is too developed, especially along the 422 Bypass. The farm that at one time was owned by the Ziegler Family,along Swamp Pike and the Ridge and is now owned by the Sankey Family (or it was a few years back) is the only property within the village that is not developed - but don't hold your breath, because this property has been rented out to a farmer that more than likely will retire and so this property and more than likely his farm will go the way of all things and more development will take place. How many Supervisors will come and go up there is a good question. I believe the whole Plan for that area was dictated when Royersford's Area (The section that is Limerick Township) was developed with little strip malls - Kohls, etc. Now, it seems that no one person can get a handle on the development or put on the brakes without being sued.

Anonymous said...

Check the Township Office. Maybe this has something to do with the overlay meeting on the 3rd. Let us know, I'm sure Limerick would like to know some other Township has problems, even if the township's name brings to mind
Birds and a great Artist and not a city and county in Ireland.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the Feds investigating without fanfare? If they announced every investigation the rats would take the money and run.

A little birdie said...

To Anon of December 2, 2009 11:27 AM. You make a good point, Herman Sankey died a good many years ago and I guess the estate hasn't been settled yet. Limerick has grown out of control, why don't they have ordinances in place to keep this growth under control. One needs only to look at Worcester Twp to see that it can be done with the will of the board and one good attorney at the helm.

The feds should still be turning up stones on the troika even though two of them are gone. They were Kings in their own minds, hope they all get coal in their Xmas Stockings. Yes, Limerick has been plundered and pillaged by developers, who can we blame, them or their governors? DEvelopers do what they do, line their pockets with opm, and sometimes spread some of it around, that's the part the Feds are looking into.

And no, I haven't heard that they moved into a property on Ritthouse Street in LP, who knows where?

Anonymous said...

Time and Patience shall prevail. We are all just specualting right now. Both townships have a lot of people talking. Both townships are under alot of scurtiny.Two different townships and mindsets but neither should be compared to Worcester. Worcester is by far a better place all the way around. They keep a keen eye on things and run a their township with pride. They care what people think of them as individuals and community leaders and lead by example.LP and Limerick have employees who reside or resided there. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is so peacefull in the country, but we do have to sit in lines of traffic every AM to get to the office. Now, we just moved out of Blue Bell because of traffic and relocated in the Collegeville Area. Traffic? Not any better up there but of course we live out in the country and we need to drive every where to keep our home in order. So, is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? No, not really. We are thinking of getting a smaller lot and smaller home asap.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Worcester Supervisors move very slowly on most improvements that are requested and needed. Do you remember how long it took to get a light at Township Line Road and Park Avenue?? Mr. Lewis,God rest his soul, I believe was the driving force behind that adventure. Just trying to drive from Lansdale to the Ridge in the AM you could see how Country Roads (two lanes) just don't cut it.

Anonymous said...

Shopping in Limerick was great today. It is so peaceful in the country. It would be nice if we had a shopping center here in Worcester Area. Country is fine with all the fresh or not so fresh air, but more convenience stores, including dress and mens' wear stores, would be welcomed.

Anonymous said...

The good wife loves Worcester

Worcester is perfect. I wouldn't want to see it ruined like LPT. Adding a dress shop now could end up a tatto or Adult Shop later. WT is a great place to raise a family in a superior school district.

The open space and family farms are a refreshing site to drive by. The community leaders take things seriously and and run things methodically. They are family-oriented, follow through and truly care about preserving Worcester.

The officials take pride in living in WT. They seek professional, well-educated experienced people with high moral standards.

The township is a beautiful site that is missing from so much of America's landscape. They are doing it right. Keep the outlets by the towers and little shops in LP and Collegeville. They are only a short drive away and already zoned for retail/commerical. There is plenty of empty spaces available in those townships. Take pride and keep Worcester's open space.

Anonymous said...

Limerick has a Police Force, Lower Providence has a Police Force - Worcester has ???? Worcester needs to get their act together because the State Police can not or should not handle their problems. The Township has a great Fire Company and right next to it should be their Police Department and Ambulance Service, this is what makes a Great Township.

Anonymous said...

Marshall's is coming to West Norriton. It's in the Home Depot complex.

Anonymous said...

TJ Maxx will be next, we hope.Worcester needs one or two clothing establishments on Germantown Pike - it only makes sense.

The poor senior said...

To the good wife.

Yesterday I received my membership to the Lower Providence Ambulance.
In that application it states that the Ambulance covers Worcester Township,Upper Providence, and Lower Providence. My senior membership for my wife and myself costs $50.00. Lower Providence donates $50,000 a year to the squad. Can you tell me what Worcester and Upper Providence donates? Do you get the same bill as us? Please advise. Thanks

Anonymous said...

How and the heck did we go from Limerick Nuclear Plant to Lower Prov. and Worcester and now West Norriton Marshalls's Store? Oh, it is the shopping under the towers, right? So, is it safe? How many times per year are the Feds there? It seems from all the reports, companies do not need clearance here in Montgomery County to build Towers or Wind Farms. Why is that? I have checked with other Counties and it usually is brought to their attention and the public is notified of the intention and clearance is usually required. So, how did that plant end up so near a hospital and the Black Rock County Facility? Why wasn't Graterford considered? Oh, it would have been too close to a Prison? So many questions and of course no answers.

Anonymous said...

The Good Wife Said...

To 'senior':
I am a resident not a politician. You know a bit more than the average Joe on what the township donates and spends their tax dollars on. Ask your township officials why they did not plan with the residents dime in mind like Worcester.

If Worcester can run a top notch township without a police force, ambulance and donations maybe other townships should follow their lead. They jsut may not have the success. No doubt Worcester officials will pull together and expand both if it becomes truly necessary. They keep residents and their families well being their highest priority.

If Worcester maintains the same level of safety and keeps the tax base low without hiring a police or ambulance force, so be it. There are far less accidents and crimes.They certainly don't get the number of shoplifters.



To those requesting more retail:

Ask the board to set up bus stops on Germantown to shuttle them to the stores in other townships drowning in retail and empty space.There are several TJ Maxx and Marshalls within ten minutes driving distance.Hop in the car.Better yet, poll the residents to see if they seriously want more stores.I doubt it.

Worcester continues to do a fantastic job of keeping businesses on the boundries; away from the residential areas while preserving the small farms and countryside.

The Senior said...

Good wife:

You still have not answered my question. Are you being billed for your L.P. ambulance service? Are you being billed for your state police coverage? Everyone in PA. are paying for your police coverage. It's not because you have smart politicans..It's called beating the system.

Anonymous said...

How townships are run and some rely on neighbors and then snub them when it comes to sharing responsibilities.
Limerick has a Police Force, Pottstown has a Police Force, Collegeville has a Police Force, Royersford has a Police Force, Upper Providence has a Police Force,Lower Providence has a Police Force,Lansdale has a Police Force, West Norriton has a Police Force, East Norriton has a Police Force.
Now tell me why Worcester does not have a Police Force and relies on the State Troopers and Lower Providence to solve their many problems? Yes, it is truly great to sit on your hands and brag about what is not needed to run a Township, when every township around it is taking over what they lack during the tough times.
Get a life!

Anonymous said...

The traffic is backed up - Why? The tractor is unable to travel at the minimum speed. What type of license is needed for farm machinery to travel on a State Highway for more than one mile?? Tax base you said is very low, this I can believe and it shows? A turn-off for this type of machinery is needed since you only have two lane highways. Get with it and move into the 21st Century! Road improvements are every where up in Limerick Township and they have moved into the 21st Century, which isn't easy, but they are working on it. Worcester, give it a try.

Anonymous said...

But why oh why are so many of you choosing to living there? . Ask some of your officials, employees and consultants why they choose to live there. Not all of them were thrown out on the street and forced to live there were they? No, they decided it was just a better place to live. WT is a diamond in the rough.End of story.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12/9 - I have no idea why people choose to live in the country. Their is plenty of land for retirement homes use, I guess is the answer or maybe room enough for your pickups. The only really good reason is the School District and that is a joint venture and with the Lower Providence Police/Ambulance responding, just in case. Now, back to Limerick - it is also peaceful in that part of the country, but they do have great services that the people are willing to pay for and support when fund raisers are presented.

Anonymous said...

You bet Anonymous THERE is plenty of room for Retirement Homes, but really they should have a Police Department.

Anonymous said...

Your right - living is ROUGH in Worcester Twp. unless you like walking, but then there are no sidewalks - tish, tish.

Anonymous said...

Gee Wiz, Upper Merion is cutting back on their budget and downsizing their police force. Not a popular decision but something was needed to keep things in check. The 'know it alls' in this thread are encouraging more retail space and hiring police. Retirement homes in WT? There are plenty of aging baby boomers who would welcome that. And I am confident that WT will not have a Shannondell on their hands.What is Limerick doing to keep their budget in check? Fill us in. I know LPTs Finance Director quit three years ago. Grab your Annual Reports from six years ago and see which townships are fiscally sound. Which created unnecessry spending on key jobs, promotions studies and law suits.

Had enough said...

The cops in Upper Merion are the epitome of self entitlement, they are knocking down $75K a year plus another 30K in benefits, free coffee and donuts and don't want to help out with a short furlough. The don't even need a degree to become a cop. At least the teachers have to get that before their entitlements start. What greed, when all of the municipalities are grappling with their budget shortfalls. First of all we have too many cops to begin with, I can only blame our supervisors for that error in judgment. I see them all over the place pulled up side by side behind one business or another, chatting the day away like they don't have a job to do. Give me a break, I don't want to see my taxes go up anymore for benefits and salaries for these never have enough folks. When is enough is enough???

A Believer said...

When a former cop and still active in police matters, a present Township Supervisor is the negotiator in the police contract what do you expect.

Be a nice guy, be their buddy, that's what it's all about.

Saddle someone else with the budget headache, I'll be gone shortly. I'm a hero.

Then when the cut's come, that person takes to the woods,the police scream, the citizens scream, and the people who have to make the decision to cut are the bad guys.

The blame goes to the decision maker who voted to increase the department when it was not needed.

Make the cuts, so you take the flak, life goes on. In the end all things turn out to the best.

Anonymous said...

Went shopping and siteseeing in Limerick Twp. I have no idea why any person would not want to live there. If you want to live in the country - there is plenty of space with a view. Now, for shopping, where in the world would you go that could compare to the shops in this township? I went to the new outlets and it of course was busy, but all stores had bargains and the sales people were more than eager to help me, when it came to size and color. If for some reason the Townships close by have problems with this township, maybe they are a little too green. The FBI have taken care of the "Towers" and the workforce, which is exactly as it should be. Maybe extra surprise visits will be necessary and short vacations for those that are full-timers. Have a great Holiday and if you tire of KofP, Lancaster and Reading Shops - do give Limerick a try.

Anonymous said...

You are right about shopping in Limerick. Plymouth Meeting would be great, but the traffic - Please! The whole area has a problem with the Blue Route and Turnpike with endless traffic and crashes. Maybe the little villages inbetween on Germantown Pike would be great for some company wanting to make a hit with customers that want to shop, but not sit in traffic jams. Back to Limerick, it was and is a great place and now shopping, why not!!!

Anonymous said...

Spot zoning up and down Germantown and Ridge have caused traffic congestion for miles.Spot rezoning along the stretch on other townships borders took off like wildfire years ago and replaced family dwellings. Towns are stuck withthe eyesores. Revitalization projects to improve the image of the mistresses on those roadways are under way but the marred images of bad zoning decisons still remain. Some towns like Collegeville had some success but others don't have a chance. They never had the small town look or feel and never will. As Obama said on his campaign trail.. "you can put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig". Major rezoning should be put to a public vote. Outlying townships in rural areas are learning from these mistakes and preserving open space and keeping historical buildings in tact.

Anonymous said...

Lipstick on a pig, chop and dice are all common phrases used by politicians - it's a catch when unable to think of another word(s) to express themself.
Looking around Limerick it still has that village look, except where new developments were placed by Moore and Waltz. They both were Limerick Township young men and the way the township looks now, is part of their doing. The Village people enjoy the new additions and free play areas that were gifts from these two families. So, outsiders may look at one area and say no way, but others say, I wish we had young people investing in our township as these youngmen have done. So - that Lipstick, it depends on who is wearing it.

Anonymous said...

Sure glad the Feds make unscheduled visits to the Limerick Towers. I do not believe any type of attack on these cooling towers would do much harm, but the radiation that is another story. The story on "Three Mile Island" has not had its last chapter written. As for Limerick, nice village and an old school house remains which is unbelieveable, since Moore made sure the homes built back in the late 1920s no longer are there. Progress!

Anonymous said...

Those young men in Limerick - a great bunch. Now, I understand they are trying to modernize Potter and Tioga Counties -- big ranchers you know. Just kidding, I knew the Moore Family before they had the Diner, etc. and after the Diner was purchased - Grandmom did a great pie, good memories! Good Luch Buch!

Anonymous said...

Don't laugh at the Green Fire Trucks - it's because the town is named after a town/county in Ireland. But, I would like you to take a ride around the area and look at how much is now offered to the youth and older generation. Growth problems exist, but this to will pass. The Field for all athletics and playground on the Swamp Pike behind Waltz's Turf Farm is out of this world. It did take planning and community to make it all happen. The next stop was on Township Line Road - The "Y" - it has everything. The shopping experience near the Sanatoga Exit from 422 is a great way to spend a whole day and come home with some change in your pocket. That is all we noticed this weekend trip. So, Limerick has a lot going for it and of course there are many funny rhymes I can imagine.

Anonymous said...

Growth in Limerick Township - The Wallmark Store that is planned for the Royersford Exit off the By-pass should make traffic very interesting. It is tight now, can't wait to see what PennDot does or does not do. The Village is coming along nicely and their is plenty of room for growth - it certainly isn't standing still.

Anonymous said...

The new shopping centers on the Ridge in UP and Limerick seem to be thriving - if Walmark is added to the Royersford Area what will the drain be on these businesses? I know you can not stop a business from trying - but enough is enough when there is an overlap.

Anonymous said...

The Game Farm Road in Limerick Twp. is really a nice road to travel, but it isn't when you have a heavy foot. There are quite a few roads in this township that remind you of upstate roads, the views are great and unclutered, but easy does it.

Anonymous said...

The Township Line Road in that Township has a lot to be desired too. Weather I believe that makes these road dangerous is not considered by most drivers.

Anonymous said...

LIMERICK
It remains a great place to go shopping, play golf and work - but don't drink the water. We have found while traveling the best beverage is bottled water, because out in the country where there are farms with farm animals there is always a chance of a little chemical from the elimination of an animal may have seeped into the wells. So, Limerick has now found out "they have a problem"!!! Well, it isn't the farm animals in this case - that is great.

Anonymous said...

Limerick has many great places to eat and shop. Our men played golf this past weekend and of course on Saturday we went shopping. The price is right up there. I can see why so many from LP & UP head up to Limerick Village .

Anonymous said...

I watched the Spring-ford School Board Meeting on TV, they are great when discussing the future needs or some visual needs for teaching that could be considered. The discussion on cost entered into it and they of course will keep all of new visuals in mind, but for now -- No Funds. They have growing pains, but the gray matter is used when decisions need to be made. Teaching is an art and a good teacher does not need caned teaching methods.

Anonymous said...

How is the water situation up there? We have not heard anything more about the contamination along Lewis Road - need to know, Please!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you like bottled water! No, I'm not aware of how wide-spread this contamination is, but just in case...

Anonymous said...

It looks like visual needs are #1 on the Spring-Ford School District. Back in April, it was just a discussion, but now it looks like it is out for bids/contracts. Cost? Not to worry!

Anonymous said...

Right Anonymous! The School District seems to have a very large Need List. How is the cash flow - dripping - you say?

Anonymous said...

Great Fireworks Reds! There needs to be more home town people in other areas of Montgomery County to follow your way of giving back to a community that has been kind to your family for as far back as I can remember - 80 plus years!!!

Anonymous said...

The Catholic High School is ready to go - now how much more traffic will Limerick and State Police have to contend with? Transporting/Busing in place??

Anonymous said...

To Grid or not to Grid in an area that is not within a commercial setting...should be interesting to follow!!!

Anonymous said...

The Green Fire Trucks formed an arch at the entrance to Limerick Garden of Memories and all along Kugler Road to the entrance of St. James Lutheran Church there were Fire Trucks as far as you could see. Well done Limerick Fire Company - Shaun McKenrick, age 26, who died in a motorcycle accident, was a great volunteer for this company and this show of support for his family and also the final goodbye is how it should be.

Anonymous said...

Decided to take the long way other than 422 Bypass (Pottstown Expressway). Collegeville needs a lot of work - traffic wise. Trappe & Upper Providence has come a long way in upgrading their road & signal system and now we are in Limerick Township and the village of Limerick. What a difference in the past 10 years, all for the better and it is oh so easy to get to the Outlets. I know they have a lot of problems, but they sure are getting their without junking up the main street. We ate at the local eatery and played golf - now the golf part was interesting. In a couple weeks we are going to try another course. You know we have a lot going for us here in Montgomery County - try the back roads that will take more time but who is counting!!!

Anonymous said...

Water, Water every where but the Power Plant needs more and so do the local streams. But, the facts are still there - The Plant that was built in Limerick Township without taking into consideration - water, was the biggest mistake ever made by the industry. From time GO it was noted that the water level was not there and the various towns starting in Reading thru the area used the water for drinking, etc. Consideration, we hope from here on will have people with better judgment when making the call. There is one other bad call and that is our Green Lane Park - Who polluted the water? Did Judge Knight sell to the wrong Water Company? There are so many questions when it comes to water and the use of it, we voters would like to hear the answers.

Anonymous said...

Green Lane was a great place at one time - Camping, Swimming and boating. Now that was almost 60 years ago. In the last 19 years we have visited that same area - you must be kidding, you call that a "County Park"??? Where are all the people and their families?? The Water Company owns the water for fishing and swimming - pollution you say is the cause of everyone staying home. Now, that is sad and way too costly to maintain. Really most of our small County Parks have turned into Parking Lots and those that are worthwhile and have educational programs should have more money funneled into them.
Now what does that have to do with Limerick - really nothing, except to explain the system that is broken and the "Towers" should never have been built there in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Oh Please! The two families I thought so highly of are now being charge by the Federal Government - Mariono (Skippack Twp.) and Kane (Limerick Township). I guess some blogers are correct when they see positions go from an elected official to a non-electrf committee position and the business they were or are in seemed to flourish.

Anonymous said...

Well PennDot was busy in Limerick on Tuesday AM - two trucks were in use making sure the drainage areas were cleared - OK, I'll give PennDot B+ for their effort - hope it continues.

Anonymous said...

On one of the Blogs I saw the quote "Build it and they will come"... Yep, all the way from New York with charge plates in many names to shop at the new outlet. It seems that scum also comes along with pride in a new venture. The Police Department will have their hands full from here on.

Anonymous said...

The Nuke Plant shut down for another repair job. Not to worry because the situation was taken care of and also a diagram for all to see how the whole system works. Interesting! Look at what type of buildings that surround these two towers. Hospitals, Retirement Homes, New Schools, both private & Public also a very large Outlet. This system sounds alerts on a weekly basis, but really there isn't too much any person can do about getting out of here, but we can hope our homes, schools and mfg plants are tight and supplies for emergency needs is up-to-date.

Anonymous said...

The "Y" in Limerick is doing all they can for this area. I do hope the Markley Farm turns our "Y" into a destination for many families.

Anonymous said...

This is the week and next too to shop in Limerick. After all it is named for a city and county in Ireland. They remain true to the Irish colors with their green fire trucks and those that are from Northern Ireland will once again wear Orange with a small sampling of green. Enjoy the surrounding area up there it is beautiful country and the locals are friendly to all that eat and shop.

Anonymous said...

We are taking the Ridge this weekend to Pottstown and of course it will take us thru, Trooper, Eagleville, Collegeville, Trappe, Limerick, and Sanatoga before we reach Pottstown and head out to Ringing Rock to look for our old haunt "The Skating Rink". The route used this weekend is not the shortest, but since the gas prices have risen and who knows how high they will be in a month or two, why not make it an outing of sorts. Do it now before your children are out of college and your car is no longer your car but first come first served is the motto.

Anonymous said...

Limerick, is not a funny rhyme - you are correct. Do you remember when the Nuke Plant was built? Do you remember when the summer was warm and dry and where was the water for cooling the Nuke? Poor planning. Take a look at how housing was and how it is now. Feel safe? You are out of your cotton-picking mind.

Anonymous said...

If you live 10 miles from the Nuke Plant you have received instruction on how to escape to a safer area. I hope you have wings because there is no way, judging the traffic pattern listed, could this be accomplished. I know the township receives quite a few dollars from the company but getting paid for something that if all angles had been checked would never have been built. Japan is now feeling the pain...we are lucky here in Limerick and surrounding areas that nothing major has happened.

Anonymous said...

I know we will not be able to escape to a safe place if the Nuke Plant has serious problems. No! is the answer regarding 422 as an escape route. Back in the 1970 era only two lanes over the bridge at Betzwood was completed and trying to get from GE in K of P was quite a trick. The big problem is poor planning in the first place for the location. Not enough thought went into it and the whole plan was of a secret nature. The water supply was just one of the first big problems. But, would you think they would consider starting from scratch? No indeed. So, here we are now with questions that should have been addressed first before the quiet purchase of the land. A reminder here in PA concerning Nuke Plants- that is if you can't get there from here in an allotted time - stop building even if it would mean many jobs would be lost. Safety first...

Anonymous said...

Ok, so the Nuke Plant is out-of-date and there is problems. What is plan "B"??? No matter how you cut it, this will be costly to update or build another Plant some where that has all the necessary qualifications that would fit into serving Pennsylvania and all people. It will need to fit into another plan that most of us call PPPP which usually is associated with Penn Dot if not done correctly.

Anonymous said...

A great Saturday for just doing nothing - so back to old posts. It has been many years since PPPP was used mostly concerning Penn Dot and anything to do with the state's ability, county or Townships also to plan and carry thru any type of construction. Poor Prior Planning became P--- Poor Prior Planning by most people and was also part of factory/blue collar personnel speaking about certain jobs. It kind of makes it all clear when listening to local takes on subjects.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful picture in many local news papers of the "Nuke" Plant in the Limerick Area that also included the surrounding area. Now how safe do you believe this area is? I know they are really working on it, but all updates are needed and the cost should not enter into it. Keep the pressure on this matter - nothing should be left undone, the stakes are too high.

Anonymous said...

We know now what all the locals were saying about the Limerick Nuke Plant - you need water, lots of it, and not just during the rainy season. The one comment about PPPP really hit the Nuke Plant right on its head. Now, here in PA we have two plants that did not pass the smell test, but as the saying goes build it and everything else will be purchased at a later date...well not this time.

Anonymous said...

Well Kane has been tried - guilty. Now what about the nuclear power plant? If it is decided that it should be shut down, what happens to the funds given to the Township in the form of taxes? That end of Limerick Township really depends on all taxes to keep up with developments. Well, this is a case of the plant must be up to snuff at all times. It is life or death if anything happens because of the original plan that was carried out - PPPP!!