Montco Election Preparations Continue
Preparations for the upcoming election have hit a snag in Montgomery County. Sitting as the Election Board, the county commissioners Thursday deferred action on moving a polling place in Upper Hanover as well as two more in Upper Moreland. The delay came up after an Upper Moreland resident pointed out that state law requires a final list of polling places be posted at the Voter Services Office no less than 20-days before the May 21st election. County Commissioner Vice Chair Leslie Richards says the issue hinges more on the unavoidability of the move and the three polling spots in question will stay where they are if possible. The Election Board will meet Friday afternoon to consider again the three proposed polling place changes. It did take action Thursday to move eight other polling places because the original locations were no longer available.
High Tech Upgrades for Traffic Lights in Lansdale
Lansdale officials want to bring the traffic lights of the borough into the 21st century. They've won a $216,000 state grant that will be used to replace the existing copper wire interconnecting the signals with state-of-the-art fiber optic cable. Borough officials say the new network will streamline traffic moving through Lansdale during an emergency. It will also connect borough buildings, electric substations and sewer pump stations as well as allow for live streaming video cameras out on the street.