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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. 

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PA DOT ANNOUNCES ROAD WORK IN BUCKS COUNTY

Weekday lane restrictions are scheduled on three state highways as part of a project to repair and resurface 44 miles of state highway in Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:

  • Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Park Avenue/Ferry Road between Route 152 (North Main Street) and Old Easton Road in Chalfont Borough, and New Britain and Plumstead townships, for milling and paving operations;
  • Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 152 (Main Street/Limekiln Pike/Hilltown Pike) between East Butler Avenue and Mill Road in Chalfont Borough, and New Britain and Hilltown townships, for milling and paving operations; and
  • Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 31, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Hilltown Pike between Route 152 (Limekiln Pike/Hilltown Pike) and Callowhill Road in Hilltown Township, for milling and paving operations.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.

State highways completed under this resurfacing project include:

  • Swamp Road between Route 232 (2nd Street Pike) and Route 413 (Newtown Bypass) in Wrightstown and Newtown townships;
  • Route 563 (Ridge Road) between West Park Avenue and Route 313 (Dublin Pike) in Perkasie Borough and East Rockhill Township;
  • Pine Run Road between Limekiln Road and Old Dublin Pike in Doylestown Township; andRoute 563 (Mountain View Drive) between Route 313 (Dublin Pike) and Route 412 (Durham Road) in East Rockhill, Haycock and Nockamixon townships.

State highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:

  • Route 532 (Bustleton Pike) between County Line Road and Route 213 (Bridgetown Pike);
  • Business U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway) from Neshaminy Street to east of South Bucks Town Road in Penndel Borough and Middletown Township;
  • Trenton Road between Route 513 (Neshaminy Street/Bellevue Avenue) and Route 413 (Veterans Highway) in Hulmeville Borough and Middletown townships;
  • Main Street from Reading Avenue to the ramp to northbound Interstate 95 in Yardley Borough and Lower Makefield Township;
  • Pineville Road/Ridge Road/Street Road/Lurgan Road between Route 413 (Durham Road) and Van Sant Road in Buckingham, Solebury and Upper Makefield townships; and
  • New Ford Mill Road between Bordentown Road and Tyburn Road in Falls Township.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.

Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc., of Blooming Glen, Bucks County is the general contractor on the $12,610,492 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.

Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in December 2018.

JOHN FRIES HIGHWAY (ROUTE 663) LANE RESTRICTIONS

Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 663 (John Fries Highway) between Allentown Road and Mill Hill Road in Milford Township, Bucks County, on Monday, August 20, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for maintenance operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. The schedule is weather dependent.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

 

SALE OF SURPLUS BOROUGH PROPERTY

The Borough of Sellersville is accepting proposals for the sale of the following surplus equipment. All item are being sold as is, where is. Bids will be administered via Public Surplus. com and the auction closes Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. E.D.T. Information regarding the items including pictures and bidding instructions is available on the Public Surplus website by use of the following links:

One (1) 1994 GMC 6 wheeled dump truck with a 10′ snow plow; 2011 Swenson tailgate spreader http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=2153555

One (1) 1950 Ferguson Tractor with tire chains, plow and brushhog

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=2153585

One (1) 1973 Elgin White Wing Street Sweeper

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=2153637

 

FIREWORKS IN BOROUGH

The change in the Pennsylvania fireworks law has created confusion on the part of citizens who are under the mistaken belief that fireworks are allowed to be set off anywhere, anytime. In reality, there are essentially no places in the Borough of Sellersville where private citizens can set off fireworks as they cannot be set off within 150′ of an occupied structure whether or not it is occupied. This provision essentially eliminates any location within the Borough for discharging fireworks. Other restrictions include:

    They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.

·         They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
·         They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
·         They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure, whether or not a person is actually present.
·         They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.

For more information on the fireworks regulations, please see the PA State Police FAQ site

If residents hear or observe the improper setting off of fireworks within the borough they are encouraged to contact the Perkasie Police Department at (267) 517-0099.

 

VACANCIES – SELLERSVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT  AGENCY AND HOLIDAY HOUSE JOINT RECREATION AUTHORITY

Sellersville Borough is seeking a representative to serve on the Planning Commission, the Industrial Development Authority and the West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority (Holiday House Pool). The Planning Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 P.M., at the Borough Office, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville. This unpaid position has a 4-year term and will commence immediately.

The Industrial Development Authority meets annually on the 3rd Monday of April at 7:00 P.M., also at the Borough Office. Additional meetings may be called as required by the Chairperson.  This unpaid position is a 5-year term and will commence immediately.

The West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority (Holiday House Pool) meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Sellersville Borough Hall. The borough has three representatives as does the town of West Rockhill. A vacancy now exists due to the resignation of a longtime member.

Interested parties in any of the open vacant positions should contact the Sellersville Borough Manager by telephone at 215-257-5075 or e-mail sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org.

 

PROPOSED ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE  AMENDMENTS

NOTICE is hereby given that the Sellersville Borough Council, at a public meeting on September 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, Pennsylvania, 18960, will consider and could vote to adopt an ordinance amending the Code of the Borough of Sellersville, Chapter 160 (Zoning) to (1) amend the Official Zoning Map of the Borough to rezone the following tax map parcels from I-Industrial to NC-Neighborhood Commercial: 39-008-039, 39-008-040, 39-008-041, and 39-008-062; (2) create a new authorized use within the NC zoning district known as “age restricted multiple dwelling;” (3) create dimensional, design, parking, and other requirements associated with such new use; and (4) replace the Table of Use Regulations with a new Table of Use Regulations to include the age restricted multiple dwelling use.

Copies of the full text of the proposed ordinance are available for examination during normal business hours at the offices of this newspaper; the Bucks County Law Library, 55 E. Court Street, 2nd Floor, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901; and Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be obtained for a nominal charge. A copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance is available for examination by clicking on Sellersville Zoning Ordinance No-720 Amendment.

An amendment to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) is also being given consideration to clarify off-street parking requirements and to add recreational facilities for age restricted multiple dwellings. The text of that ordinance can be viewed by clicking on Sellersville SALDO Ordinance No-721 Amendment

A companion resolution to amend the Comprehensive Plan to reflect the re-zoning of the above four parcels from Industrial to Neighborhood Commercial to provide for adequate senior housing within the borough can be viewed by clicking on Resolution 18-08 Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Three of the four parcels makeup the former AMETEK parking lot and the other parcel is located between East Clymer Avenue and East Fairview Avenue behind Sellersville Beverage, J.T. Bankers and A & N Diner.

 

EMERGENCY ALERT & NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Would you like to be informed of flood, snow emergencies, road closures, trash pick-up schedule changes, etc.?    The recent storm that knocked out landline telephone as well as electric service to many residents, underscored the importance of providing cell telephone numbers for our contact information. Click on this following link to input your contact information and we will keep you informed Contact Form

RECYCLING GUIDES- ACCEPTABLE AND NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Sellersville Borough has a single stream recycling program where items can be put out for collection on the last day of collection; Thursday for the south end of and Fridays for the north end. In recent years it has become harder for recycling companies to find markets for their products and have had to tightened quality control on recycled materials. Contamination of unacceptable materials can lead to an load being rejected and sent to a landfill. Rejected loads of recycled materials cost the haulers as much as $175/ton versus a cost of around $65/ton to haul directly to a landfill. The extra charge is being passed on to the customers.

We need to improve the quality of items put in our single stream recycling containers. There has been too many non-recyclable goods, such as plastic bags, used pizza boxes, ceramic and china kitchen ware, light bulbs, garden hoses, used diapers, and food contaminated containers among many other items. The recycled items also need to be clean and dry. The recycled items cannot be treated like regular garbage. Flyers that provide more information non the proper preparation of recycled materials can be viewed at: Recycling PDF-What Is and What Isnt Recyclable and Empty Clean Dry_Flyer

Your cooperation on making the recycling program work is greatly appreciated.

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.

 

 

HOMETOWN HEROES BANNERS

The Sellersville Borough Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a living tribute created to honor our veterans who are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces.  To qualify, a veteran living or deceased, must have had a connection to Sellersville Borough (attended local schools, relative, friend,..) at some point in their life. Also eligible are those honored on war memorials and veterans recommended by the local VFW or American Legion Posts.

The banner will be 24″ x 48″ heavy vinyl, printed on both sides, and will display the service person’s photograph, full name, branch of service of the Military and the era of service. Banners will be displayed from Memorial Day in May through Veterans  Day in November then taken down, stored and then redisplayed the next year during the same time period.

Each banner requires the Hometown Hero Form to be filled out, attach a photograph of the hero in uniform and include payment of $130 for each banner, payable to Hometown Heroes. Send the completed form, photograph and payment to Sellersville Borough, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.  For more information and the form, please click on Hometown Heroes form

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA

READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

The Samuel Pierce Branch of the Bucks County Public Library, 491 Arthur Avenue, Perkasie 18944.

The 1st Library Night @ the Movies is being held in conjunction with the Sellersville Theater’s View & Brew FREE Movie Night

Showing: Coraline (PG) @ 7:30 PM.   Doors open at 7 PM This should be a fun event for the whole family!  Let’s pack the place!

Cruise into Kindergarten Storytimes: For children heading into Kindergarten in the fall! Tuesday, 8/14 @ 10:30 am and Thursday, 8/16 @ 6:30 pm

Storytimes at the Perkasie Farmers’ Market: Saturday, August 25 @ 9:30 and 10:30 am

 

NEW HOURS at the Branch:

Mon – Thurs      9 am – 8 pm

Fri                        10 am – 6 pm

Sat                       9 am – 5 pm

Special Library events in June include:

* SENSORY STORYTIMES RETURNS monthly on Monday September 10th and 17th at 11:30 a.m.!

These storytimes are 30-minute interactive sessions ideal for children on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing issues, or who feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds.  After storytime, join us for 30 minutes of monitored social play including toys aimed at improving fine & gross motor skills. Registration is required as sessions are limited to 10 children and their families.  Limited to Pre-school-aged children. Register at calendar.buckslib.org

August kid’s activities can be viewed by clicking on August 2018 Kids Calendar

September’s schedule can be viewed at September 2018 Kids Activities  September’s schedule include:

NEW Storytime on the Road events

Al Reese Park.09.2018              9/6 @ 10:30 am

Tabora Farm  and Orchard      9/19 @ 10:00 AM

Perkasie Farmers Market         9/22 @ 9:30 & 10:30 AM

Yoga Storytime with Jess RETURNS for the fall starting Tuesday, September 25th at 10:15 a.m. at the Shine Yoga Center at the Perkasie Library!

 

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m.  September’s featured exhibit is STAR WARS COLLECTORS!  The Sellersville Museum is located at 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.   For information on the Museum click on: www.SellersvilleMuseum.org or call 215-257-5253.

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.

OTHER INFORMATION

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE

Sellersville Borough Council adopted Ordinance 717 at the Monday, March 12, 2018 Council meeting .Ordinance 717 adopts the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures in the Borough of Sellersville; providing for the issuance of permits and collections of fees therefor; and all other ordinances and parts of the ordinances in conflict therewith.

The full text of this ordinance can be viewed at Ordinance 717 Property Maintenance

            

SELLERSVILLE IN SPOTTED LANTERNFLY QUARANTINE AREA

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that nine municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania have been added to the list of areas quarantined due to the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. In Bucks County, sightings of the invasive insect were confirmed in Springfield, East Rockhill and West Rockhill townships, as well as Perkasie, Sellersville and Telford boroughs. The  total number of affected municipalities to 84. The quarantine restricts movement of any material or object that can spread the pest.

The Spotted Lanterfly is an invasive exotic species that originated in China, India and Vietnam. The Spotted Lanternfly  (SLF) feeds on a variety of plants including sugar maple, grapes, cherries, stone fruits and Tree of Heaven. The PA Agricultural Department is requesting that residents be on the lookout for this devastating pest and take action to help eradicate them.  Risks of SLF movement come from transportation of firewood, outdoor equipment and toys, timber and woody debris. For more information please go to: www.pda.state.pa.us/spottedlanternfly. You can also click on Spotted Lanterfly brochure   for information and Spotted Lanterfly Checklist for a checklist for residents to review before moving possible items hosting the Spotter Lanternfly eggs, nymphs or adults.

Please see Management Options for SLF- sticky bands to get information from the Penn State Extension on the use of “sticky bands” to assist in capturing spotted Lanternfly.

For information on how to kill the Spotted Lanternfly please click on Spotted Lanternfly Control

LICENSE YOUR DOG!

If you own or are harboring a dog, it is your responsibility to make sure that the dog or dogs has/have a license.  Information on where and how to license your dog(s) can be obtained by clicking on: Dog Licensing or by visiting www.licenseyourdogpa.com. You may also contact the PA Department of Agriculture at 717-787-3062 or the Bucks County State Dog Warden, Verna North at 610-909-5707.

 SWIMMING POOLS

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

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.

 2018 BUCKS COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
The Bucks County Planning Commission has announced a series of Household Hazardous Waste  (HHW) collection events for 2018. The link to these events can be downloaded at: http://buckscounty.org/government/CommunityServices/PlanningCommission/Recycling Household products containing toxic chemicals, like pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, cleaning products, weed killers and automotive batteries can be a threat to people and the environment if improperly discarded. Never throw these materials into the trash, as the toxic chemicals may harm sanitation workers, or result in fires in collection vehicles. It is also not safe to pour them into a sink or storm drain as they can end up in the environment polluting the air, water, or soil. See the Bucks County recycling website  for more information.

 

  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  

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: We support Pennsylvania 811 web button

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