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
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, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. December’s attraction features a Christmas tree forest! 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.
ANNUAL WINTERFEST EVENT
The 17th annual Sellersville Winterfest celebration will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 beginning with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the Sellersville Fire Hall, 2 N. Main Street, Sellersville. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at the Fire Hall at 6:45 p.m. and trolley rides begin at 7:00 p.m. Participating businesses and churches will have activities at their locations throughout the borough! The Sellersville Museum will be open with the Christmas Tree Forest exhibit. THIS IS A RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE EVENT!
HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST
The Sellersville Park and Recreation Committee is holding the annual Holiday Lighting contest. Judging will take place on the evenings of December 12th; 13th and 14th. The judges will be touring the borough those evenings to determine the best decorated homes in the borough. Prizes will be given to the top three homes. No registration is necessary, but to be considered, your lights would have to be on the nights of the judging!
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRASH/RECYCLING PICK-UP SCHEDULE
There will not be a trash or recycling collection on Thursday, November 26th due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Those on the Monday/Thursday collection days will have regular trash collection next Monday, November 30th and trash and recyclable collection on Thursday December 3rd. Residents on the Tuesday/Friday collection cycle are not affected and will have trash and recyclables collected on Friday, November 27th as per usual.
BOROUGH REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PWTA NEEDED
Sellersville Borough is looking for a borough representative on the Pennridge Wastewater Treatment Authority (PWTA) beginning January 2016. The Authority is authorized to operate a wastewater treatment plant and related facilities and is responsible for the transportation, treatment and disposal of sanitary sewage for the Borough of Sellersville and five other surrounding towns and boroughs. The Authority meets the 4th Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at the treatment plant on Maple Avenue. This is an unpaid position with a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 2016. Interested parties should contact the Sellersville Borough Manager 215-257-5075 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 16, 2015.
2016 PROPOSED BUDGET
The Sellersville Borough Council will hold the 2016 budget hearing on the December 7, 2015 meeting at 7: 30 p.m. A summary of the 2016 Budget for Sellersville Borough can be viewed by clicking on 2016 Budget Summary. The budget includes a 4 mill increase in the real estate tax rate, a $5/quarter increase in the refuse charge and a $.50 per 100 cubic feet sewer fee after the minimum 300 cubic foot allowance. The authorizing ordinance for the real estate tax can be viewed at Ordinance 708 the refuse storage, collection and disposal ordinance at Ordinance 706 the sewer fee ordinance at Ordinance 707.
“NO SHAVE NOVEMBER” TO FIGHT CANCER
November has been declared “No Shave November” to increase awareness of cancer. The Perkasie Police Department is accepting donations to the American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude Children’s Hospital during the month of November. The Police Department is accepting donations of no-perishable foods or men’s grooming products for Pennridge F.I.S.H. One donation site is at the Sellersville Borough Hall. Money donations can be made to any police officer or at https://www.no-shave.org/team/PerkasiePolice A flyer with additional information can be viewed by clicking on this link: No Shave November 2015 flyer
Sellersville Borough does not have a separate leaf collection system. Please bag your leaves and twigs and place them along side your regular trash for pickup on your regularly scheduled days.
LAKE LENAPE PARK CALENDAR SUPPORTING THE PARK
Local photographer, Janice MacKenzie has put together a 2016 calendar featuring outstanding seasonal photographs of Lake Lenape Park. The proceeds from the sale of this calendar will go to the Sellersville Park and Recreation Committee. The calendar may be viewed and purchased online on lulu.com by the following link: 2016 Lake Lenape Calendar
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
SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Sellersville Borough Council passed an ordinance at the November 9, 2015 Council meeting which created snow emergency routes which will be in effect during declared snow emergency events. The restrictions require vehicles traversing the snow emergency routes be properly equipped with snow tires or chains. Parking restrictions will also be in place during declared emergencies. The full text of the ordinance may be viewed at Ordinance #704 Snow Emergency Routes
PENALTIES PROVISIONS-VARIOUS CHAPTERS of BOROUGH CODE
Sellersville Borough Council passed an ordinance at the October 12th Council meeting which updates the penalties provision of various Chapters of the Sellersville Borough Code. The ordinance may be viewed by clicking on Ordinance #703 – Penalties A summary of the ordinance can be viewed at Penalty Ordinance #703 Summary-C3
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
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER AMETEK SITE
Demolition of the concrete pads at the former Plant 2 AMETEK (U.S. Gauge) site began on Monday, May 11, 2015. Below is a link to view the new updated Site and Subdivision plan for the re-development of the AMETEK (U.S. Gauge) site as prepared for the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority. AMETEK Site & Subdivision Plan
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 25 collection days throughout the County. the program for the five county area can be viewed at SoutheasternRegional-HHWEvents2015_web.final The 2015 Bucks County sites only flyer can be viewed by clicking on 2015 – Hazadrous Waste Collection Additional information is available on the 2015 HHW Press release HHW Press Release 2015 Please note that this year’s program does not include electronics, however Sellersville is holding an electronics collection event on October 17, 2015 between 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. click on October E-Recycling Event for more information.
2105 and 2014 Dated Sellersville Christmas Ornaments For Sale
The Sellersville Parks and Recreation Board is selling Christmas ornaments for $5/each to raise money to replace the lighted Christmas tree across from the Fire Hall. The 2014 ornaments are 3″ high by 2 3/4″ wide, pewter colored and dated (see picture below). The 2015 ornaments are gold snowflake with a green circle in the center. They can be purchased at Sellersville Borough Hall 140 E. Church Street: Bux-Mont Awards, 225 N. Main Street, Modern Male Barber Shop, 7 E. Temple Avenue, McElhare’s Service Center, 93 S. Main Street; Seychelles Salon, 133 N. Main Street; Stella’s House Blend Café, 200 N. Main Street; The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N. Main street; Smale Stover Insurance Company, 400 N. Main Street; National Penn Bank, 96 S. Main Street. We want to extend a special thanks to A&T Chevrolet /Subaru for sponsoring the purchase of the 2014 ornaments and to National Penn Bank for sponsoring the 2015 ornaments!
Recycling Stickers Available
Waste Management 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: