The Montgomery County Human Services building in Norristown has been sold. It changed hands on Friday, during a transaction of more than 17 million dollars with a property management company. In the meantime, settlement has been delayed for the County nursing facility in Upper Providence. It’s under a 39 million dollar agreement of sale with Mid Atlantic Health Care. Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shaprio says some environmental and structural issues have been raised by the buyer while doing its due diligence.
“This has been a very amicable process and I don’t want to suggest any otherwise. An engineer has been doing work at Parkhouse already. So we can very quickly and easily take a look at some of these issues and compare all the different notes and make a final judgment on how to deal with these few remaining, outstanding issues.”
Shapiro expects a quick resolution of the issues, though a date for settlement remains to be announced.
Fire grants were handed out to fire and ambulance companies across Bucks and Montgomery Counties to help them maintain and upgrade the necessary equipment. The Montgomery Township Fire Company received more than 13,000 dollars it will use to purchase a thermal imaging camera and a meter to detect gases. The Perkasie Fire Company received the same amount, funds that it will be use to replace equipment and pay down some bills. The Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner handed out more than 1 million dollars to 98 fire and ambulance companies throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
The Towamencin Supervisors have approved a zoning ordinance amendment that allows more uses in the Towamencin Business Center, near Bustard Road and Sumneytown Pike. The center is currently designed a planned business campus zoning district. Township Solicitor, Jack Dooley says the change allows the Assembly of Medical and Dental Devices as a conditional use.
“As a conditional use, anyone proposing that use, would need to come before the Board of Supervisors and indicate very specifically what the use would be and the square footage that it would occupy.”
A company that already does business in Towamencin wants to expand its operations in the Township by putting together Dental Surgery Devices in the partially vacant building that used to house office space for Clemens Market
It’s Radon Action Month in Pennsylvania. Bob Lewis is with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Lewis says Pennsylvania is prone to radon. He advises homeowners to buy a test kit at Home Depot or Lowe’s.
“Put the test kit in the basement for two to four days. This an ideal time to do the testing, because the house is closed up. After two to four days it’s sent back to a laboratory and in a week or two they will get the results. They can get in touch with us up here in Harrisburg to some interpretation for the results and see if they need to do anything further.”
Lewis, a guest on the AM Edition this morning, says radon is a natural radioactive gas that is in the soil and rocks, and can cause lung cancer.