In the Colonial era, many farm buildings in New Hanover were roofed with clay tiles or rye straw thatch.

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Sep 15, 2020

Montco Pikes

Help to identify key issues or problems along Montgomery County  owned roads such as where you might encounter congestion or might feel unsafe walking, biking, accessing transit, or driving.  What improvement might you suggest?  Please go to  to open an interactive page.   

Aug 25, 2020


Now that we are in the midst of hurricane season, it is important that residents understand best practices for performing stream maintenance on their properties in order to minimize sediment discharges into surface water.  There are specific stream maintenance activities that can be performed without approval or permitting from PA DEP because of the low potential for impact to streams.  If you would like guidance for specific types of stream maintenance activities and to know when to contact PA DEP, please follow the link:

Aug 17, 2020

Community Connections - Montco PA

Need help and don't know where to start?  Montgomery County is offering help with services for seniors, mental health services, employment, child care, food and more!  Novicates, skilled human services professionals, can be reached by phone at 610-278-3522 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM or at connections.

Feb 13, 2020

2020 United States Census

The 2020 census is underway.  It is important that everyperson in the U.S. be counted since it affects funding for services and how we plan for our future.  Mailers will be mailed late March to each household and can be returned by mail, by phone or online.  If the mailer is not returned by late April, a census taker may visit your home.  Please be sure to require identification before providing any information and be respectful.  Also, the Census Bureau is recruiting persons to fill various part time positions, offering flexible hours and paid at an hourly rate.  For more information please call 1-855-562-2020