One of the major problems with working for a company that shuts down for the Christmas/New Years Holiday — returning to work in January is a nightmare. So, I am backed up on my news, my comments and my little tidbits of info that I come across.
In any case, some great stuff has been taking place in Conshohocken over the past few weeks and I wanted to comment on them…
- My personal favorite is the property tax cut. Councilman Jason Salus made the announcement that the property taxes will be cut by more then 12% and the Borough has a balanced budget. Nice work, my wallet thanks you.
- A bit of West Conshohocken news, but important to me because I work for a Pharmaceutical company. Lonza, one of the largest companies to make the active ingredients for drugs, will be closing the site on River Road in West Conshy.
- This guys sculpts things out of butter. A bit out of the ordinary, one might say, but interesting all the same.
- An interesting little PR piece on Brain-Pad, a mouth-guard company located on Fayette St. I’ve always poked my head in there to check out what they do. Never seemed to be open. But, with the increase in the number of concussion diagnosed in sports today, I think products like this might really take off.
- It looks like West Conshohocken has updated the web site to WordPress and they are actually keeping it up to day! The lack of good Permalinks are annoying though. If there are any West Conshy residents who want to help, I’ll just point you to this link or just email me. (http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks)
- Looks like Conshohocken Borough Council has started an Environment Advisory Committee and they are taking applications to join. If you have some extra time and want to get involved in the government/environmental side of the Borough, I suggest you apply. As a member of the Planning Commission, it’s very interesting to see behind the curtain on how things get done.
- Also, reminder — the speed limit on Fayette Street is 25 MPH. I saw someone screaming up the right lane last night doing at least 45 — blam, got pulled over.
- Lastly, Jason Salus is also partnering with a couple of local businesses for a Food Drive. Make sure you take some extra stuff over there and help those who need it.