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role, if any, in terms of di­rect fund­ing for the project is un­clear, but SEPTA is ex­pected to ask for more than $500 mil­lion in fund­ing from the state and other sources.

In other busi­ness, the com­mis­sion­ers heard about the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Pulse­point AED “Easi­est Schol­ar­ship Ever Con­test,” that awards a $250 schol­ar­ship to county stu­dents who doc­u­ment the lo­ca­tion of au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tors each month.

Com­mis­sioner’s’ Nov. 2 Meet­ing Note­book

• The Mont­gomery County Depart­ment of Be­hav­ioral Health/de­vel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties was ap­proved for $2.36 mil­lion in bud­geted con­tracts to pro­vide for: pri­vate psy­chi­atric in­pa­tient ser­vices at BHC North­west Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal in Fort Wash­ing­ton ($75,000); men­tal health com­mu­nity res­i­den­tial ser­vices at the Penn­syl­va­nia In­sti­tute for com­mu­nity Liv­ing ($796,690); and ad­min­is­tra­tive, co­or­di­na­tor, cri­sis in­ter­ven­tion, eval­u­a­tion and train­ing costs at Mont­gomery County Emer­gency Ser­vices.

• The com­mis­sion­ers unan­i­mously ap­proved a pro­posal for the con­struc­tion of a multi-use trail on the New­town Trail, which ex­tends the Pen­ny­pack Trail in Bucks County along the SEPTA rail line be­tween County Line Road and Bris­tol Road, at 50 per­cent of the project’s de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing cost.

• In the Elec­tion Board meet­ing, there was an an­nounce­ment to fill va­can­cies for tem­po­rary poll work­ers for the gen­eral elec­tion, Nov. 7, in Demo­cratic des­ig­na­tions for the fol­low­ing wards: Hat­field 1-1, Hat­field 5-2. Lans­dale 1-3, Lower Me­rion 7-2, Lower More­land 2, Up­per More­land 2-2; and Re­pub­li­can des­ig­na­tions for wards: East Greenville, Hat­boro South 1, Mont­gomery 1, Up­per Me­rion King 2, Up­per Prov­i­dence Oaks and Whit­pain 3. In­ter­ested prospec­tive poll work­ers can be of ei­ther party so long as they are reg­is­tered vot­ers in Mont­gomery County.

• Hor­sham Town­ship Man­ager Bill Walker and town­ship coun­cil mem­ber Tom John­son ac­cepted a procla­ma­tion in honor of Hor­sham’s tri­cen­ten­nial. The town­ship, which main­tains bor­ders es­tab­lished by an orig­i­nal mas­ter sur­vey drawn by Wil­liam Penn, re­cently cel­e­brated with its first pa­rade in close to 50 years.

• John­son and Camp Rain­bow Di­rec­tor Dean Del­lobuono also ad­dressed the com­mis­sion­ers to thank them for their sup­port for the sum­mer camp­ing pro­gram in which ap­prox­i­mately 520 chil­dren from 21 town­ships in Mont­gomery County par­tic­i­pated in week-long ses­sions this sum­mer at an av­er­age cost of $25.

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