2017 Borough Achievements
Trappe Borough Achievements 2017
- Celebrated the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Trappe through numerous events and activities initiated and planned by the Trappe 300 Committee, which is to be commended for all of their hard work and untiring efforts.
- At the western entrance to the Borough, on the north side of W. Main St., installed a double sided “Welcome to Historic Trappe” sign.
- Competitively bid water, sewer and Borough electric supply contracts which are estimated to reduce our electricity cost by approximately $92,500 cumulatively over the next five years.
- Installed a new water main and additional fire hydrants on 3rd Ave. near South Elementary to Betcher Rd. and continuing on Betcher Rd. to Nicholas Ln.
- Upgraded storm water drainage on Clahor Ave. and repaved Clahor Ave. (.28 mi.), Betcher Rd. (.26 mi.) and Borough Line Rd. (.44 mi.) from 7th Ave. to N. Borough Line Rd. as part of joint ventures with Collegeville Borough, Perkiomen Township, and Upper Providence Township, respectively.
- At Rambo Park added a pergola with a sign to the new W. Main St. entrance trail and, in addition, rebuilt the wooden bridge over the stream. At Waterworks Park seal coated and relined the parking lot.
- Awarded a $72,710 grant by Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to cover 70% of the cost to upgrade the street lights in Trappe to energy efficient LED technology, which will significantly reduce our electric consumption in late 2018.
- Developed and budgeted for a five year Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Pollution Reduction Plan and submitted it to Pennsylvania for review and approval.
- Agreed with PennDOT and Upper Providence Township to change the intersection of Borough Line Rd. and 7th Ave. to a four way stop.
All of the above were accomplished without raising municipal real estate taxes. Trappe Borough maintains its status as having the third lowest municipal real estate tax in Montgomery County.