The last motion approved by Lansdale Borough Council in the existing Borough Hall will be vetoed. Mayor Andy Szekely Wednesday night announced he will send subdivision and land development plans for the new municipal complex back to council for another vote. With Szekely running for reelection and the vote less than three weeks away, Council Vice President Mary Fuller questioned the motives for the veto. Szekely says his position on the issue has been clear since the discussion started. The existing Borough Hall is scheduled to close Friday, November 8th. Borough administration will be up and running again in modular office units at 645 West Ninth Street the following Wednesday.
Prescription drug abuse is leading to an upswing in heroin use in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Drug counselor Gordon Hornig works with Penn Foundation in Sellersville and says prescriptions have become the gateway.
“Opiate pill abuse, we’ve seen it’s double, two fold in the last couple of years. Time Magazine just featured an article the other day about it.”
Hornig adds, people become addicted and then turn to heroin because it’s a cheaper high. Horning was a guest on Tuesday Comment Please By Univest Program on WNPV.
Starting Thursday morning, motorists that plan on driving in Downtown Lansdale might want to give themselves a little extra time to get where they are going. South Broad and Vine Streets will become ground zero for the Wood-Vine Connector Road Improvement project and construction will continue there for more than a week. Boro officials will work closely with the police as well as the contractor to maintain access for Borough Hall and the Post Office. The Connector will ease congestion at busy intersections Downtown by diverting traffic from Broad and Main Streets onto Vine Street, Susquehanna Avenue, Derstine Avenue and Wood Street after they are rebuilt and realigned.
Families with special needs children are invited to attend a workshop Wednesday night called “Living With Special Needs in The Family: Taking Care of Everyone’s Needs. Doctor Robert Naseef will talk about various special needs, including autism, attention deficit disorder, behavioral problems, all of which, according to Dr. Naseef, ultimately impact the family.
“Hopefully, they can avoid the pitfalls of getting so focused on the child that people are falling apart of the strain of the situation.”
The workshop gets underway at 7 tomorrow night at the Souderton Area School District Administrative Offices at 720 Lower Road in Souderton. Dr Naseef was a guest on the AM-Edition Tuesday morning.