Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Souderton Business Improvement District (BID)?
We are a non-profit dedicated to supporting small businesses in Souderton. To know more, visit our About page.
Who is included in the Souderton BID?
*All properties were notified by letter if they are to be included in the BID. If you aren't sure, refer to last chart on our Preliminary Plan or call to find out. 215-723-6627 ext101
Starting in 2021, we will use the Souderton Borough as the boundaries for the Souderton BID. All Commercial or Industrial properties in the Borough with zoning C1, C2, LI, GA, MUR, R1, R2, or R3 are included. Properties designated Class R (Residential) and zoned C1 or C2 are also included because commercial use is possible, especially in the core commercial business district. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us.
Who oversees the activities of the Souderton BID?
We are governed by a board of directors called the District Advisory Council (DAC), who are residents, local business owners, and/ or property owners. The board oversees all BID services, finances, and operations. DAC members serve for 2 years and then step off. We currently have open seats on the DAC. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Businesses and property owners who are not on the board are always welcome and encouraged to present their ideas. Contact us to get involved.
Where can I get more information about monthly meetings?
BID board meeting agendas and minutes are listed on the site. Contact us to present at a meeting.
How can I get support from the Souderton BID with selling/ renting my commercial property? With hiring for my business?
Let us know if you property is up for sale or for rent by filling out this form. Your property will be highlighted on our website and shared via social media. If your business is hiring, post your job opening on Facebook so we can help you connect with the right applicants.
How does the Souderton BID reauthorization process work?
REMEMBER: If you are in favor of the BID reauthorization, you don't need to do anything.
We thank you for your support!
We are currently seeking reauthorization for 2021-2025. The DAC presented the Preliminary Plan to the Souderton Borough Council and received their full support. During this process, the Souderton BID held two public hearings in order to present our work and hear from our stakeholders. *All properties were notified by letter if they are to be included in the BID. If you aren't sure, refer to last chart on our Preliminary Plan or call to find out. 215-723-6627 ext101
The method of voting to reauthorize the BID is established by the Commonwealth. The Souderton BID is not able to change what the Commonwealth has set forth. BID property owners who wish to cast a 'no' vote for BID re-authorization can mail or drop off a letter at the Souderton Borough office (31 W. Summit St., Souderton, PA, 18964). The letter should be addressed to: 'Souderton Borough Council' with 'Attention: Mike Coll' added. The letter should specify the name of the BID property owner(s), the property(ies) they own, and a brief sentence expressing a 'no' vote towards BID reauthorization. Please include a phone number and email address. The letter should be signed by all owners of the property. Please note that if multiple properties are owned, the letter should list the associated properties for which a 'no' vote is being cast. Letters must be received in the Souderton Borough office by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
We have learned that inaccurate information about the benefits of reauthorizing the BID has been given out. We want people to vote as they feel inclined but believe it's critical that they have accurate information. Upon learning first-hand how the BID plans to support Souderton businesses over the next 5 years, some BID members have retracted their 'no' vote by calling Mike Coll of Souderton Borough at 215-723-4371. If you think you may have received inaccurate information or just want to make sure you have all the facts, we encourage you to call Liz Peitzman, BID Coordinator, at 215-723-6627 ext101 or Margaret Zglinicki, BID chairperson, at 215-527-2396. We're here to help!
From NIDMA 2000 Act 130 (NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ACT): Any objections by property owners within the proposed NID must be made in writing by persons representing the ownership of 40%, in numbers, of the benefited properties within the NID. Objections must be signed by the property owner and filed in the office of the clerk for the governing body of the municipality in which the NID is proposed.