PWCA Annual Meeting is Thursday, November 16th

The annual meeting of the Penn Wynne Civic Association will take place Thursday, November 16th at 7:00pm in the Penn Wynne Elementary School cafetorium. The meeting is open to the public. We will have a presentation on the current status of school district efforts to manage the growth of the student population, will review the Association’s activity for the year, and will elect new officers. Current Association members are eligible to vote (one vote per member household). If you’re interested in joining the Civic Board, or know someone who is, let us know! We’re always happy to have more people involved.

In addtion, Robin Vann Lynch, a director of the Lower Merion School Board and a neighbor, has agreed to give a brief update on where the LMSD Board is regarding facilities planning and other issues across the district. She’ll also answer a list of questions submitted in advance, though there will not be a freeform Q&A or discussion with her at the meeting.

If you have any questions for Ms. Vann Lynch, please email them to admin at pennwynnecivic dot org by the morning of Tuesday, November 14th. The Civic Association will select from amongst all questions submitted and pass the selections along to her to be answered at the meeting.

The nominees for officers and directors of the PWCA for the 2017 election are:

President: Justin Davis
President-Elect: Nicole Lubiski
Treasurer: Jordan Landau
Secretary: Paul Liebeskind
Directors to be elected to 2 year terms ending in November 2019:
Avri Dub
Mabel Haggerty
Vincenzo Nelli
David Smith
Sharon Weinstein
 
(Note: Our email listed Paul Downie in error; we have removed his name) 

Outcome of Sidewalk Vote & Important Upcoming Meeting Nov. 1st

Last night, the board of the Civic Association voted in favor of this recommendation to the Board of Commissioners:

The Penn Wynne Civic Association supports the construction of a sidewalk along the northeast side of Trent Road between Suffolk Lane and Remington Road, by whatever means the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners chooses, so long as Trent Road remains a two way street.

Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00pm in the Township Administrative Building, the township Public Works Committee will be meeting to discuss the sidewalk and make a proposal to the Board of Commissioners. There will be time for public comment. If you have any interest in this issue, this is an important meeting at which to make your voice heard.

http://www.lowermerion.org/…/Compo…/Calendar/Event/8773/1719

Final PWCA Board Vote on Sidewalk Recommendation – Monday, Oct. 30th, 7:30pm

On Monday, October 30th, at 7:30pm, in the lower level auditorium of the Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church (enter through the red door at the rear of the church), the board of the Penn Wynne Civic Association will take a yes/no vote on whether to make the following recommendation to the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners:

The Penn Wynne Civic Association supports the construction of a sidewalk along the northeast side of Trent Road between Suffolk Lane and Remington Road, by whatever means the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners chooses, so long as Trent Road remains a two way street.

Only the board of the Civic Association will be voting, but the meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Please note that there will be no time set aside for discussion or public comment. Sidewalk construction has already been discussed at length at public meetings on October 5th and August 2nd. The meeting agenda is limited to the vote itself. We expect the meeting to be brief so we will make every attempt to start promptly.

The township Board of Commissioners will next be meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, at 7:30pm at the Township Administration Building, 2nd Floor Board Room. At that time they may take up this issue. As the Civic Association has no power to decide the issue, just to make a recommendation, we encourage interested parties to bring their concerns about the sidewalk construction, either pro or con, to the Township Board of Commissioners and to appear at meetings of the Board of Commissioners.

Trent Road Sidewalk Public Workshop

There will be a public workshop to discuss the installation of a new sidewalk on Trent Road between Suffolk Lane and Remington Road. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 p.m. at the Penn Wynne Library

Based on comments and suggestions made at an earlier meeting discussing the sidewalk, the township created a matrix of options. You can view the matrix at http://www.pennwynnecivic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TrentRoadSidewalk.docx. The Civic Association board will be voting on these options at the October 5th meeting, and is hoping to get as much feedback as possible from residents before it does so. If you have any interest in this topic, we encourage you to attend.

Important Public Workshop on School Enrollment and Expansion – Monday, September 25th

The workshop will run from 7:00-9:00pm in the LMHS Administrative Board Room and is hosted by the Lower Merion School District Facilities committee.

The committee will discuss the district’s enrollment needs assessment and its plans for permanent school expansions. As anyone who has seen the trailers or the traffic at Penn Wynn Elementary knows, these are issues which deeply impact our community and the township as a whole. This is particularly true given that the district recently approved $1.5 million in funding for design concepts for expansion at PWES and the two middle schools.

Town Hall on Sidewalks and Safety – Wednesday, August 2nd at Penn Wynne Library

This is not a PWCA event – we are posting it to publicize an event of local interest. 

Town Hall Meeting on PWES Traffic & Pedestrian Safety: Sidewalk on Trent Rd between Remington Rd & Suffolk Lane

Commissioner Rick Churchill has scheduled a Town Hall meeting to facilitate a community discussion about possible sidewalk improvement. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Penn Wynne Library. 

This project would connect the school’s sidewalks with Wynnewood Valley Park/Remington Road, allowing for crosswalks and potentially crossing guards for the safe passage of PW families. Please attend to voice your concerns and/or support for this project.

4th of July Parade and Fair

 

The 74th annual 4th of July Parade and Fair is coming up soon. To help with the event, we’re looking for volunteers for a wide variety of tasks. We need people to help with registration at the firehouse, to help with setup and cleanup at the park, and to run the various booths and activities. We’ve created a signup sheet at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948abaa2da4f85-4thofjuly. If you would like to volunteer but cannot access that link, you can also email admin @ pennwynnecivic.org. We appreciate all the help we get from community members which makes it possible for us to continue this neighborhood tradition.

School District Enrollment Growth Meeting – Wednesday, June 14th

The School District will host a presentation on planning for enrollment growth at LMSD secondary school facilities this Wednesday, June 14 at 7 PM in the Board Room of the Administration Building (301 E. Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore). The presentation and discussion will address the current status of school facilities and options under consideration for addressing growth. Public attendance and feedback is welcome.

For more information, visit the “Planning for Enrollment Growth” section of the District website at http://www.lmsd.org/enrollment-planning