Meetings are held the first Wednesday in January, March, May, September and November, at noon at The Fredericks Company, 2400 Philmont Avenue.
A meeting of the Lower Moreland Business Association was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 starting at noon at The Fredericks Company, 2400 Philmont Avenue. Present were:
Cloie Volz, President
David Service, Vice President
Walter Reimann, Board of Directors
Tom Marron, Board of Directors
Also present were Andy Karff, Joseph DiPalantino & Sons, Inc.; Jack Founds; Luis R. Rivera, Chairman of the Lower Moreland Historical Society; Christopher Hoffman, Assistant Township Manager; Robert DeMartinis, Chairman of the Township Commissioners; Donald Rowley, Coldwell Banker Hearthside Reality.
The minutes of the January 9, 2013 meeting were approved. There is $5068.40 in the treasury.
There was a discussion about the storm water management that is being completed at the new field. Including a retention pond and piping to distribute the water coming off the high school field. There will also be a playground, bathrooms, parking lot, ¼ mile walking trail and a nature trail.
The Township is considering applying for a grant from the (DCNR) Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, but that will take about a year. In order to get this grant the Township needs partners in the development of the project. They have HVAA and the School District but having the Business Association would be more helpful. In order to become a partner the LMBA would have to commit $250 to the project. A vote was taken and it was approved to be a partner and to pay the $250. Dave Service will write a letter to confirm us as a partner.
The Township is looking to sell naming rights to the field for 10 years for $250,000, naming rights for the bathrooms permanently for $100,000 and the playground for $75.000, and other sponsorships like the trees and bricks.
There will be a tree planting on Saturday, April 27th where the Township will be planting 40 trees around the base of the field.
The Township received a $196,000 grant for large recycling containers for every home in Lower Moreland.
Chris Hoffman stated that the Township is working together with the Historical Society concerning the signs on Huntingdon Pike. The Township is also continuing to look at ways to make the Huntingdon Pike shopping area more accessible for shopping and parking.
The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 1, 2013 starting at noon at The Fredericks Company, 2400 Philmont Avenue.