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Amid shortfall, Souderton to study pensions


At Souderton Borough Council’s February work session, Ron Bittner, of Girard Pension Services LLC, a Univest Wealth division, provided data for the last two years regarding the municipality’s nonuniform pension plans.

Bittner recommended changes to mitigate a financial shortfall, due to negative economic factors arising from 2022. Borough Manager Stacy Crandall recommended the development of a pension subcommittee that’d meet quarterly.

Council unanimously passed a public works recommendation for upgrades to the accessible pedestrian signals and push-buttons at the corner of Broad and School Lane streets. Safety at the intersection was of primary concern as the intersection has seen increasing vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

An updated Park Rental fee schedule for Souderton Community Park was unanimously approved, subject to a written Waiver of Park Retal Fees policy and procedures.

Two Souderton Community Park improvements were discussed — paving the walking track and installing rain gardens.

Resolution 2024-07 was unanimously rejected. It called for a handicap sign on East Summit Street. It was determined the sign was for a very limited time during the week and only for an occasional pick-up and drop-off point for a single resident.

Council also reported that former borough manager Mike Coll is scheduled to end his time working with borough manager Stacy Crandall on March 31.

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