Category: Government

Comprehensive Planning Meeting

Last night the township held its public comprehensive planning meeting. The turnout was good, about what I saw with the WSSD strategic planning meeting. The format of the meeting was different. The meeting opened with an introduction by the township manager Dave Grady and long-time planning commission member […]

WSSD Athletic Field Survey

A reader pointed out to me that WSSD is conducting a survey about the use of its athletic fields. There’s only a week to respond, WSSD Operations is soliciting comments about our athletic fields for a study to be completed by ELA Sport consultants. We would like to […]

More Sleep Needed

Today is Daylight Savings Time, the biannual event that everyone agrees is a bad idea yet somehow persists. With it will come a Monday of sleep-deprived children (and teachers) struggling to consciousness at too early a time. This lack of sleep will lead to all sorts of bad […]

Township Elections 2023

This week I stopped by the Bureau of Elections in Media to find out who’d be on the ballot this year. The candidates for local office are: You’ll note that I’ve listed only one candidate for each office (there are two Region 2 seats up for election). Because […]

Nether Providence March 2023 Workshop Meeting

Nether Providence Township held its regular workshop meeting on March 9th. The video is available on Youtube and the agenda on the township website. The audio was much improved for this meeting. Opening One strange part of the meeting was Micah Knapp returning as 3rd Ward Commissioner despite […]

School Events This Week

Mental Health Resource Night WSSD has three school events this week. Tonight (March 7th), is Mental Health Resource Night from 6;30 – 8:30 at the SHMS auditorium. From the flier, it looks like there will be resource tables as well as presentations for both students and parents/guardians: It […]

Two Big Projects Coming Up

Two Garden City organizations are gearing up for big projects this year. Creekside Swim Club has launched its “Pool Our Resources” campaign. Creekside is in the best financial shape its been in for quite some time and now they’re looking to tackle some of the overdue maintenance to […]

WSSD Committees and More

Transparency At the school board meeting this past Monday, the school board decided to start streaming the committee meetings – policy, educational affairs, finance and facilities – like the board meetings themselves are now. This was one of the requests of the petition last month, so it’s good […]

Comprehensive Plan Survey

I’ve mentioned previously that the township is undergoing a comprehensive planning process. You can find the previous plan here from 2006. I got a postcard today with a link to the survey as well as the details of the public meeting at WES on March 14th from 7-9 […]