May 14, 1987 |
A letter from a resident has prompted the Lower Moreland Board of Commissioners to review speed limits on residential streets in the township in addition to requesting that the police monitor Winthrop Road for speeding motorists. During its meeting Tuesday night, the commissioners reviewed requests by Janet Thorpe of Winthrop Road. Thorpe had written the board requesting that stop signs be placed on her residential street to deter speeders. Police Chief Frank J. Amabile said there was not enough traffic on the road to justify a stop sign.
January 17, 1997 |
Worried that someone will turn the house next door into a nursery school? A club? The Board of Commissioners has decided it can't happen - at least not for now - unless the site's entrance is on a major road. The board on Wednesday passed an ordinance forbidding clubs, fraternities, private educational institutions, religious uses, and hospitals in residential areas unless they are on primary, secondary or tertiary roads - relatively busy streets such as Montgomery Avenue or Old Gulph Road.
December 2, 2004 |
Need a pack of smokes at 2 a.m.? Have to make a toilet-paper run at midnight? You may soon be out of luck. A bill pushed by Councilman Darrell L. Clarke - and up for final vote in City Council today - would scale back the hours of operation for a number of retail stores that operate on predominantly residential blocks. The purpose of the bill, Clarke said, is to crack down on criminal or nuisance activity outside late-night establishments in city neighborhoods. To do so, he said, his bill would require retail shops on blocks where 80 percent of the buildings are residential dwellings to open no earlier than 6 a.m. and close by 11 p.m. But the legislation has whipped city business groups into an uproar.
May 15, 1998 |
To the applause of fellow Wynnewood residents, Commissioner Alan C. Kessler said the township should continue to restrict schools, clubs, social-service centers, and churches in residential neighborhoods to main roads. The restriction was approved in January 1997 as a temporary measure that would govern the location of institutions in residential areas until the township developed an ordinance that could better address each situation. The Board of Commissioners formed a committee to write the ordinance, which was presented Wednesday night at a Building and Planning Committee meeting.
January 21, 1996 |
The Borough Council has tabled an unpopular proposal that would prohibit certain businesses from operating in residential areas. Several residents complained at a meeting Tuesday that the proposed ordinance was too vague and could put them out of work. Many were contractors objecting to a provision that would bar construction vehicles from being parked in driveways or on residential streets. The ordinance was drafted after the borough received complaints from residents who said the businesses brought unwanted traffic and noise into their neighborhoods.
January 30, 2008
MICHAEL Tremoglie's glib dismissal of concerns over current casino sitings (op-ed, Jan. 28) ignores real impact of having casinos on the river near residential areas. Millions would have to be spent on mitigation, so those concerns are most certainly neither "bogus" nor "self-centered. " Thousands of us in the target areas simply want a solution that protects our homes and neighborhoods. Anne Dicker's assessment of the economic and social impacts of casinos, while palpable, seems somewhat naive and an argument you could also use to make Philadelphia a dry town in a wet state because of concerns with drinking.
November 3, 1996 |
Nothing outside Peggy and Bryan Rynearson's home on Tenby Chase Drive betrays what goes on inside their front door. On weekdays, Peggy Rynearson converts the house into a small, licensed day-care center. Bryan Rynearson, a sales manager for an international marketing and manufacturing company, works from a first-floor office, conducting his business by computer, fax and phone. With the Delran Township Council's passage of an ordinance permitting many home-based offices, entrepreneurs and home office users such as the Rynearsons no longer will be operating on the wrong side of the law. The new ordinance, which becomes law within 20 days of its Oct. 23 passage, allows residents to set up home offices, provided they do not disrupt the neighborhood with noise and traffic.
January 24, 1993 |
Joanna Rhodes called it a "victory for the community" when she prevented a business from opening next door to her home on South Barber Avenue. And now, other commercial sites in residential neighborhoods that want to expand or change uses will be scrutinized more closely, local zoning officials say. The idea is to protect the aesthetics of the city's neighborhoods. "They will be handled on a case-by-case basis," said Jack Paterson, chairman of the zoning board. About 30 feet separates Rhodes' house in the 200 block of South Barber Avenue from a small, green, one-story commercial building.
November 21, 1986 |
City Council has lowered the boom. In giving final passage yesterday to three ordinances restricting the public playing of loud portable radios and tape players commonly referred to as boom boxes, Council assured that some neighborhoods will be able to rest in peace, said Councilman John Street. "The problems associated with the loud volume of these things has reached almost epidemic proportion in certain neighborhoods," said Street, who sponsored the measures. The ordinances, which go to Mayor Goode for his signature, restrict the use of boom boxes in these ways: Earphones must be used during business hours in commercial districts and at night in residential areas.
January 3, 2002 |
The township's Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance that would require businesses along Cabot Boulevard East to cover a portion of the $1.7 million cost for new construction in the area. The ordinance, still in its preliminary stages, would assess 14 businesses a share of the cost of the project, which would include installing street lighting, curbs, and a storm-water management system, Falls Township Manager Wayne Bergman said. The businesses would be assigned a certain percentage of the costs based on the results of a study that will gauge traffic patterns in the area, he said.