Lansdale officials are raising concerns about traffic safety along Whites Road near the entrance into the community pool. Even with crossing guards present, it seems some motorists have difficulty seeing pedestrians in the street and there have been a few near misses. Borough Council Member Mike Sobel says the road is on a hill and that's part of the problem but speeding is an issue too. He says Lansdale Police will be watching to make sure motorists obey the 25-mile per hour speed limit. He also says the borough traffic consultant will conduct a study to see what can be done about the hill.
The dust hasn't settled yet from the meeting Lansdale Borough Council held Tuesday night to discuss the future of the former Performing Arts Center on West Main Street. It was at that meeting that a consultant proposed converting the building into a community center. Council meet again wednesday night for its monthly work session and after the close of business Council President Matt West said the excitement still hasn't let up. The consultant estimated the cost of the community center conversion to be almost $4,000,000. Borough council will vote August 17th on the formation of a task force that would study the proposal.