What Would You Improve in Upper Dublin Township in 2014?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Upper Dublin, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Upper Dublin Township to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your Upper Dublin wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2014?

Tell us in the comment section below.

Valerie-Clark Roden January 02, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Clean up St Mary's lake which has been deemed unsustainable and dangerous by the DEP. The rotting trees and mud in the spillover (northeast side of the lake which serve as spillover from Loch Alsh dam) clogs the expensive taxpayer paid culverts built under Farm lane and Highland Avenue. Lower the Loch Alsh reservoir and maintain it continually so that residents and businesses do not experience the damage caused by 100 year storms such as the storm in Aug 2009 and the tropical storm in 2012. The spillover from the reservoir flows all the way to downtown Ambler. I can easily show the path of this storm water to anyone interested as it flows under Bethlehem Pike to the Wissahickon, flooding homes along the way. One inch of water causes the reservoir level to rise one foot. The reservoir wells can function normally at far lower levels than they are kept now. Install a remote operated or automatic system to open the pipes to allow water to flow out of the reservoir once levels reach minus five feet from top of reservoir dam. Protecting UD residents and their properties should be top of the list, before rebuilding the flooded industrial park buildings which were erected on natural swamps. The Loch Alsh dam is overwhelmed with inflows of water unnatural to its original purpose - it was never built by Mattison to overflow with this added storm water. Construction, drainage from rebuilt 309 now all flow into the reservoir.
Patrick A. McGee January 04, 2014 at 01:15 AM
The township needs to do a much better job of monitoring that property owners keep sidewalks and curbs maintained. In the Aidenn Lair section of the township some streets were resurfaced and some homeowners spent thousands to replace cracked curbs and sidewalks. Other homeowners have cracked sidewalks and curbs but after a few years they have not been fixed because their street has not been resurfaced. Perhaps the township needs to consider inspecting all streets in a neighborhood so there is a consistant enforcement policy of insuring that property owners maintain curbs and sidewalks. The existing policy of inspecting curbs and sidewalks when a property is sold or inspecting them when a street is to be resurfaced is not fair to all concerned and is creating a patchwork of sidewalks and curbs with some up to standards and some below.


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