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Quakertown Will Replace Outdated Parking Meters
Written by Jennifer Frieze, Correspondent
2023-09-13

            At last Wednesday's meeting, the Quakertown Borough Council approved a resolution to replace the current parking system. During a work session in August, the council talked over the benefits and process of switching parking systems for a more effective and efficient solution.

            ParkMobile, a parking system utilized by surrounding areas such as the Doylestown and Lansdale area; is a smart meter system that replaces outdated physical meters. It uses an app downloaded onto smartphones. The company also provides parking kiosks and 1-800 numbers for drivers to pay via phone if needed.

            Councilman Michael Johnson explained that the service agreement is a three-year term. The platform and all services are provided by ParkMobile. Concern was expressed to ParkMobile that some residents do not use smartphones but need accessibility to the system. The company stated that they will work to accommodate the borough to fulfill the needs of residents.

            Council voted unanimously to move forward with finalizing the contract with ParkMobile.

            In other news, the borough council talked through the possibility of contributing to a film being produced by Lower Macungie Historical Society. A request was submitted by the Quakertown Historical Society to assist in the funding of this film.

            The project will cost approximately $250,000. Donation brackets range from $2,500-$25,000. "What would our borough residents expect us to contribute from their tax dollars?" said President Ronald Rosenberger.

            The council briefly reviewed the synopsis of the film. McCoole's Tavern plays an important role in the storyline.  This led to more questions about the film including the angle and perspective of the writers. Council decided to research more about the project and request a script to read.  "Let's learn more," said Rosenburger.

            In other news, an exceptional resident of Quakertown was honored at the council meeting. Jann Paulovitz was recognized for her extraordinary benefit to the community. Through her incredible volunteer service and energetic enthusiasm to give back, Jann was publicly acknowledged and chosen as recipient of the award by Quakertown Borough.

            Jann is celebrated for her many positive contributions to the Quakertown Community. Among many achievements and years of dedicated volunteerism, Jann is known for her work at Quakertown Alive, organizing galas, raising funds and offering her time on the BrewFest committee. She was also named Woman of the Year in 2011 by the Quakertown Business and Professional Women's Organization.

            The William Peichel Excellence Award was presented to the Paulovitz Family on behalf of Jann Paulovitz.


 

 

 

 

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