Towamencin officials want to make it easier to track purchases the township makes on credit. They are getting Visa cards for the information technology, public works and police departments. Currently there is only one and it is shared by all of the department heads so when the invoice arrives there can be some confusion about where the transaction originated. That won't be a problem under the new scenario since the purchases made on each credit card will be listed separately on the billing statement. Township officials say the additional plastic won't make it any more difficult to control costs. They also say the township uses its credit wisely and does not carry a balance from month to month.
Lansdale officials are moving ahead with the formation of the 311 West Main Street Task Force. That's the eleven member group responsible for providing borough council with input on the future use of the old Performing Arts Center. Council President Matt West Wednesday night announced that four North Penn School District residents and three members of the arts community have been selected to sit on the panel but their names will not be released until they have been contacted and borough officials are sure they are still on board. The seven were chosen from a field of 19 candidates. Borough officials hope to make their idenities known before the next council businesss meeting on October 19th. The remaining four members of the task force will be Council Members Mike Riccio, Mary Fuller and Mike Sobel as well as Borough Manager Timi Kirchner.