Open Space Referendum & Funding

Open Space Planning

Upper Dublin Township has produced an Open Space and Environmental Resource Protection Plan in accordance with the requirements set forth by Montgomery County. Through meetings with Upper Dublin's Citizens Advisory Committee, a set of five goals for the Plan were agreed upon. The following goals are specific to neighborhood parks and playgrounds, geared to serving local neighborhoods into the future.

Open Space Referendum and Voting Results

The voters of Upper Dublin Township were asked on the November 4, 2008 ballot to vote on a referendum authorizing the Township Board of Commissioners to borrow up to $30 million to fund the acquisition of land or easements in the Township. The Township will only borrow funds on an as needed, least cost approach.

The official referendum results from Montgomery County are:
YES 67.14% (8,102 votes) / NO 32.86% (3,965 votes); total votes of 12,067.

Official Election Results from Montgomery County

Summary of 2008 Electoral Debt Referendum

Authorized Electoral Debt Limit: $30,000,000

Expenses
Land Purchase - Orlando Tract $ 145,295
Land Purchase - Brown Tract $ 120,406
Conservation Easements - Lulu Country Club $ 2,313,541
Land Purchase - 730 Susquehanna $ 211,504
Trails $ 159,250
Total Expenses $ 2,949,995
Balance $ 27,050,005

(Summary as of 4/30/15)

Electoral Debt Issued
7/1/2010 $ 2,680,000
11/15/2011 $ 260,000
Total Electoral Debt Issued $ 2,940,000
Electoral Debt Limit Balance $ 27,060,000

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