Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania

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Important Information! Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at Home Order

On Monday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m., Governor Tom Wolf issued a Stay at Home order for Montgomery County, along with Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Monroe counties to go into effect at 8:00 p.m. on March 23.

In his announcement, the Governor noted that the goal is to prevent a big strain on the state's health care system and prevent COVID-19 from expanding in other parts of the state.

Based on this order, certain non-essential Township employees will be working from home but will be monitoring and responding to Township voicemail and emails. All emergency services (Police and Fire) remain in place.  The Township will continue to inform you on information regarding COVID-19 on the following channels:

Montgomery Township urges residents to follow Governor Tom Wolf's Stay at Home order.

Click here to view the official announcement from Governor Tom Wolf's office. 


Declaration of Disaster

In response to the current COVID-19 Health Pandemic, the Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors has signed a Temporary Declaration of Disaster.

In signing this Declaration, the Township is enabled to take advantage of any State or Federal funding opportunities should they become available. It allows the officials of Montgomery Township to act as necessary to meet the current demands of this emergency response including: employment of temporary workers, rental of equipment, purchase of supplies and materials and by entering into such contract and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency.

This will allow for officials of Montgomery Township to take these actions without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitution requirements excepted.

The official declaration is available in the Helpful Links section at the bottom of this page. 


Montgomery County COVID-19 Website

To stay updated on data pertaining to the amount of positive COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County and the most recent press releases, visit their website at https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19.


Food Drive

To help those struggling in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be collecting non-perishable food items at the Montgomery Township Police Department lobby between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., located at 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936.

While we encourage our residents to come together and help our fellow neighbors and community members, we also remind you to maintain social distancing while you do so.


Support Local Business

Here in Montgomery Township, we have a lot of great restaurants who are still open and happy to provide you with delivery/take-out/drive-through options!

Please keep this in mind as we all work together to get through the impacts of COVID-19. 

Share with us your favorite take-out/delivery/drive-through options here in the Township on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #engagemontgomery. 


Small Business Guidance

Small business owners in PA are eligible to to apply for a low-interest loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Follow the link below for more information. 

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources


Unemployment Information

Montgomery Township residents whose jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for unemployment or workers compensation benefits. 

You may be eligible if:

  • Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19.
  • Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19
  • You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19
  • You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts
     

Follow the link below for application and more information. 

https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3Oa9P8uxW5J-UjN0u4cmllqvE5Mud0zdp7K7-L4O3cphLCyDPp11CgllI


Closures

NEW- Effective Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m., Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations. 

Those businesses requesting clarification on whether they are defined as life-sustaining should check this list, email the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) customer service resource account at ra-dcedcs@pa.gov, or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH and select option 1 to reach DCED staff. For businesses that determine from the list that they are non-life sustaining, but would like to seek a waiver, there is an online waiver application.

Effective Thursday, March 12, Governor Tom Wolf announced that in an effort to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all schools, gyms, and entertainment centers in Montgomery County will be closed for two weeks. 

Therefore, the Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center will be closed through March 30, and all activities have been cancelled through the end of the month.  

Effective Friday, March 13, The Montgomery Township Building will be closed to the public, as we continue to monitor the situation. 

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 16, ALL bars and restaurants in Montgomery County were ordered to cease dine-in service by order of the Governor. Take-out and delivery service is still permitted and encouraged. 

Effective 12 p.m. on Monday, March 16, Montgomery Township Bark Park and the following Montgomery Township park amenities will be closed until further notice:

• Playgrounds
• Courts (tennis, basketball, street hockey, etc)
• Soccer fields
• Baseball fields

Bark Park is the only park closed to the public at this time, as it often serves as a popular gathering place for residents.

Montgomery Township park trails and open space will remain open to the public. If you do choose to use the trails and open space within our parks, please make sure you are maintaining a 6-foot distance from others.

Montgomery Township has made this decision in an effort to protect our residents, and encourage the social distancing recommendations made by the CDC.

The more we encourage social distancing, the faster we can see our residents and community members enjoying our playgrounds, courts, fields, and Bark Park.

Thank you for your understanding and support.


Township Operations & Mitigation Efforts

In response to the Governor’s directive on Thursday, March 12, 2020, Montgomery Township began mitigation practices to help slow and prevent the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19. Effective Friday, March 13, The Montgomery Township Building closed to the public. The Township will continue to provide essential services, such as Police and Fire. 

Township Staff will be available to serve the public in all non-essential services such as business tax collection and permits, but residents will be directed to communicate with the Township via email and telephone rather than in person.

All in person “over the counter” Township services will, subject to evolving conditions with COVID-19, resume Monday, March 30, 2020.  Please be aware that this timeline is based on the Governor’s current directive and is subject to change.

Below is a breakdown of the mitigation efforts and department services. 

Cancellation of Events and Public Meetings

The Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors scheduled for March 23 has been cancelled, along with all volunteer committee meetings through the month of March and April. The following events have been cancelled:

  • Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-off scheduled for March 21
  • Networking After Hours scheduled for March 26
  • Public Safety Celebration scheduled for March 28
  • Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 3

Front Desk/Administration Department

The front desk is closed to the public. Please call 215-393-6900 to reach the receptionist and Township staff. You may also email generalinfo@montgomerytwp.org

Planning & Zoning Department - Permits and Code Enforcement

All new zoning, building or other applications will be processed via mail and online. You may also drop your application off to the Police Department. Inspections will still be taking place on a limited basis. The public will still be able to interact with township personnel via phone and email. Residents are encouraged to call 215-393-6920 to discuss their applications.

Finance & Business Tax

The due date for Business Tax has been extended until further notice. You may drop-off Business Tax payments at the Police Department or mail them to 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936. 

Earned Income Tax

Berkheimer has determined that it would be in the best interest of their clients, taxpayers and tax professionals, to extend the local filing due date to July 15, 2020, matching the State Federal requirement. More information is available on Berkheimer's website at https://www.hab-inc.com/

Real Estate Tax

Real Estate Tax payments may be mailed to 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936. You may also pay your bill online at www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-2PAYTAX. Click here for more information. 

Fire Services

Fire Services personnel can be reached via phone through the Township's main line at 215-393-6900. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Police Department

The Police Department will be open and providing services as usual with some provisions below.

Officers responding to private residences and businesses for a non-emergency call for service may request the caller to meet them at the entrance or outside to reduce the possibility for any cross-contamination of the COVID-19 virus.

In some non-emergency situations, you may receive a return phone call from a police officer who will take the report over the phone to reduce the possibility of any COVID-19 virus cross-contamination between the police and people contacting the police department for non-emergency police services.

Police Services Personnel can be reached 215-362-2301. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. 

Click here for more information from the Chief of Police. 

Public Works

The Public Works staff is available by phone for any questions at 215-855-0510. You may also request for service on the Township's website by clicking here. 


Communications

Montgomery Township continues to encourage our residents and community members to follow the guidelines offered to us through the Montgomery County Department of Public Health, PA Department of Health, and the CDC. Links to these sites are available below.

Please wash your hands often, clean surfaces frequently, and if you are sick, stay home.

Montgomery Township will continue to share information on COVID-19 on the Township's website and social media pages.

Follow Montgomery Township on the following social media pages:

We also strongly encourage residents to follow Montgomery County's social media pages:

Please visit the helpful websites below to stay updated on COVID-19. 


Information for Seniors

Montgomery Township values the active senior community we have here, and we want to make sure our seniors are well informed as we all work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of helpful links and information for our senior community, and for the children of our senior community. 

Grocery Store Special Hours: Many grocery stores are beginning to implement special shopping hours for seniors. If you'd rather not go to the grocery store, most grocery stores offer home delivery as well. Click here for a recent news article on grocery stores who have implemented special shopping hours for seniors. 

Local News: While the most timely news is posted here on the website and the Township's social media channels (listed above), we understand that some of our seniors may not have access to a computer. In this case, we recommend viewing the Township's cable channels (Comcast 22 and Verizon 34), and tuning into Montgomery County's Ready Radio. The frequency's are available on the County's website at https://www.montcopa.org/3281/Ready-Radio. 

Montgomery County Community Connections: Montgomery County's Community Connections Department provides compassionate assistance, by highly skilled staff who navigate and advocate for those in need of human services and to foster partnerships with the community and providers to improve access to service. Their main Community Connections telephone number will direct you to the Navicate in your region who is an expert in all services closest to you. The phone number is 610-278-3522. 


15 Days to Slow The Spread

The President has provided the United States with a document titled "Coronavirus Guidelines for America." The goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these guidelines. 

The link to this document is available below, along with other helpful links to help you stay informed on COVID-19.