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.