Sellersville borough is located in the upper portion of beautiful Bucks County in southeastern Pennsylvania approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia and 22 miles south of Allentown . The Borough is governed by the Council-Manager form of government. There are seven Council members and a Mayor who are elected by the voters. The Chief Administrator is the Borough Manager, who is appointed by Council and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Borough. Sellersville borough welcomes input from its residents. Questions, concerns and comments can be brought to our attention by e-mail at Sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org , USPS mail to Borough Manager, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or by telephone (215)-257-5075. This website is regularly updated to better serve you as additional information and links are added.
NEW ITEMS OF INTEREST
UPCOMING FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA
HOLIDAY HOUSE POOL
Holiday House Pool is now taking applications for the 2016 season! Daily rates for 2016 are $10 for a full day and $6 after 5:00 p.m. The daily rates apply to anyone entering the Holiday House facility swimmers and non-swimmers alike. Swim lesson sign-ups are now underway and can be done in person at Sellersville Borough Hall, Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Spaces are limited, so the earlier you sign-up, the better the chances of getting your preferred time spot. For more information, click on http://sellersvilleboro.org/recreation/
BINGO THURSDAY NIGHTS at SELLERSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Sellersville Fire Department holds bingo games every Thursday night between 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Fire Hall is located at 2 North Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.
Exhibits at the Sellersville Museum
The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. The Sellersville Museum is located at 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. For information on the the Museum click on: www.SellersvilleMuseum.org or call 215-257-5253.
SELLERSVILLE CLEAN-UP DAY
Sellersville Borough is having a clean-up day on Saturday, May 14, 2016 between 10 a.m-2 p.m. If you would like to participate, details can be viewed at: 2016 Sellersville Cleanup Day
PA DOT ANNOUNCES 2016 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP OF PA
Registration for the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA is now open for enthusiastic volunteers and partnering organizations who are interested in joining thousands of citizens across the state to participate in an effort to clean and beautify their communities in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. All registered event’s are eligible for free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT while supplies last.
Cleanup days are scheduled on March 1 to May 31 with the focus day on April 23rd. PA Department of Environmental Protection and PA Waste Industries Association are sponsoring Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday from April 16 through May 9th during which time trash collected at registered events can be taken to participating landfills for free or reduced cost disposal.
To register an event or for more information, participants are asked to log onto www.gacofpa.org to obtain a registration number or contact Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA Program Coordinator at 1-877-772-3673, Ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer with additional information and a supplies request form can be viewed by clicking here Great American Cleanup 2016
Bucks County Habitat for Humanity “A Brush with Kindness” Program
Now’s a great time to apply for Spring home repairs.
A small repair can have a big impact. Do you know of low-income homeowners who need to fix up the exterior of their homes? Now is the perfect time to contact Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness to help with Spring clean-up and repairs. Click on http://www.habitatbucks.org/a-brush-with-kindness for details, or see the attached flyer Habitat for Humanity Flyer 11.1.15, or contact Karen Reever at 215-822-2812 x 304, email@example.com.
Qualified homeowners pay only a percentage of total repair costs which can be repaid over time using their zero-interest loan. Habitat keeps repair costs low by working with volunteers and donated materials. Typical projects are:
- installation of safety ramps/railings
- painting/repairing siding/roofs
- replacing porches/doors/windows
- landscaping for function/aesthetics
- repairing sidewalks
- many other repairs
Swimming pools are regulated under the Borough’s Zoning Ordinance and the Uniform Construction Code. Prior to purchasing and installing any type of pool, including the blowup types, please review Zoning Ordinance Section 160-56 for the restrictions and requirements that need to be met. Some of the requirements include a 20′ setback from adjacent property lines, a fence with a latching gate and plantings of trees and bushes to block the view and noise from neighbors. Section 160-56 can be viewed at: http://www.ecode360.com/27025767 . The Permit fee for an above ground pool is currently $200 plus a $500 Compliance escrow. The fee for an in-ground pool is $850 plus a $500 Compliance escrow. Building permits can be downloaded at: http://sellersvilleboro.org/building-permit-application/
RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT IN PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY
Sellersville Borough Council passed an ordinance at the November 9, 2015 Council meeting which bans the use, erection and storage of recreational equipment in the public right-of-way. The full text of this ordinance can be viewed at Ord-705 Recreational Equip in R-O-W
OUTDOOR BURNING ORDINANCE
On Monday, August 10, 2015 the Sellersville Borough Council updated to the Code of the Borough of Sellersville regarding outside burning regulations within the borough. The newly enacted ordinance can be viewed by clicking on Ord. No. 702 – Burn Ordinance The former regulation is contained in Chapter 60 of the Code of the Borough of Sellersville Borough and can be viewed at http://www.ecode360.com/27035513
Elmhurst Gardens Planned Residential Development
A Planned Residential Development (PRD) named Elmhurst Gardens was submitted to Sellersville Borough for approval by Curtis Building Co., Inc. Elmhurst Gardens consists of a six story, 115 unit residential building with a 12,000 square foot commercial component surrounded by a 279 space parking lot located on currently vacant property located off of the paper streets known as Elmhurst Avenue and Pine Street. The PRD does not include an age restriction and has an optional request to substitute 24 residential units for the 12,000 square foot commercial area. Council voted to deny the Curtis Building Company’s application for tentative approval of the Elmhurst Gardens Planned Residential Development Plan at the November 9, 2015 Council meeting. A scan of the plan can be viewed by clicking on Elmhurst Gardens Record and Lot Plan
Reporting Potholes – PennDOT Highways
There are two ways to contact PennDOT to report potholes on PennDOT highways. You can call 1-800 FIXROAD (1-800- 349-7623), or you can go on the PennDOT web site, www.dot.state.pa.us and contact them via the Customer Care Concerns in District 6-0.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
What do you do with household hazardous wastes in your home when it is necessary to dispose of them? Your waste hauler does not want hazardous waste mixed in with your household trash nor does he want any liquids for that matter. Therefore, you may have begun to wonder what is the proper way to dispose of this material? If so, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program is for you. Bucks County Planning Commission is offering a series of 5 collection days throughout the County. The program for the five county area including Bucks County sites, can be viewed by clicking on Hazardous waste . Please note that this year’s program does not include electronics, however Perkasie is holding an electronics collection event on May 21, 2016 between 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 620 W. Chestnut Street. For additional information, click on E-Waste Recycling Event 2016 for more information.
Recycling Stickers Available
Republic Services has provided the Borough 8″ diameter Recycling Stickers for residents to use on their recycling containers to help the collectors better identify the recycling containers from the trash. They can be obtained at the Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tips for Reducing Stormwater Pollution
Sellersville Borough and the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy would like to remind you of the importance of preventing stormwater pollution while you make the most of the fall season. Stormwater is formed when rainwater makes its way into storm drains or runs off our properties directly into streams. On its journey to the stream, stormwater can pick up harmful substances that pollute our watershed. Click the following link for tips from the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for fall related tips on helping to reduce stormwater pollution:Seasonal Tips for Protecting Our Waterways-Fall Additional information on reducing stormwater contamination can be found on our website under: Stormwater Management
NEW RULES ON ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL
PENNSYLVANIA’S NEW ELECTRONICS RECYCLYING LAW WENT INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2013. AS OF THAT DATE, THE BOROUGH’S TRASH COLLECTOR, WASTE MANAGEMENT, WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PICK UP TELEVISIONS, COMPUTERS. PRINTERS, SCANNERS, KEYBOARDS, MOUSES, SPEAKERS, CABLES, BATTERY BACKUPS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES. MORE INFORMATION ON ELECTRONICS RECYCLING CAN BE FOUND THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION’S WEB SITE AT www.depweb.state.pa.us .
A LETTER FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT ADDRESSED TO THE BOROUGH CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING HERE
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!
April has been designated “National Safe Digging Month” by the Common Ground Alliance, a member-driven association of 1,700 individuals, organizations and sponsors in every facet of the underground utility industry. (www.commongroundalliance.com) Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. and Sellersville Borough supports this initiative. For more information on how to avoid trouble when excavating and/or digging holes, please click on: