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
EMERGENCY ALERT & NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Would you like to be informed of flood and snow emergencies, road closures, trash pick-up schedule changes, etc.? Click on this following link to input your contact information and we will keep you informed! Contact Form
COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS
Last fall 1,700 survey postcards were sent out to Sellersville Borough residents from the Revitalization Committee containing six general questions revolving around the perception of downtown and area. 178 Surveys were returned for a 10% response rate. The pie charts below summarize the responses: 2016 Survey Results
Residents who would like to provide input to the Revitalization Committee may send a email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LICENSE YOUR DOG!
The PA Dept. of Agriculture / Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement wishes to inform Sellersville residents of the dog canvassing which will take place in Bucks County on May 24, 2017. 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.
BUCKS COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAYS
Many household products contain chemicals that cause contamination to the environment if disposed of improperly. The Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program provides the opportunity for residents to get rid of unwanted hazardous chemicals, such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, caustic cleaners, pool chemicals, mercury, and automotive and rechargeable batteries, by offering a safe and easy disposal solution. Please note that LATEX paint is NOT a hazardous waste and can be dried out and disposed of in your regular trash.
Residents can drive to any of the collection sites listed, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, rain or shine, and their household hazardous waste will be removed from their vehicles and sorted for safe disposal.
No electronics (TVs, computers, or other electronic devices) will be collected this year, due to the effects of a Pennsylvania law, the Covered Devices Recycling Act.
May 27, 2017
Harry S. Truman High School, 3001 Green Lane, Levittown, Bristol Township
June 17, 2017
Upper Bucks Area Vocational–Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Bedminster Township
July 22, 2017
Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington Township
August 5, 2017
Strayer Middle School, 1200 Ronald Reagan Drive, Richland Township
August 26, 2017
Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road, Bristol Township
The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions. More information on the collections or on recycling in general is available by calling the Bucks County Planning Commission at 345-3400 or checking the County of Bucks website www.BucksCounty.org/recycling or clicking on: 2017 HHW Flyer
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection dates and locations above DO NOT include televisions or other electronics or any Freon containing items such as air conditions, refrigerators or freezers. Information regarding disposal for television and electronic devices can be found by clicking on: Television Disposal Flyer2017. Disposal options for freon containing items can be seen by clicking on Freon Flyer 2017. Suggestions on paint disposal can be viewed by clicking on Leftover Paint Flyer 2017
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT 4-22-2017
Perkasie Borough will be hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 22nd between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Perkasie Borough Hall, 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie, PA 18944. Please click on Electronic Waste Recycling Event Earth Day to view the flyer for more information regarding acceptable items and costs, where applicable.
BOROUGH-WIDE CLEANUP DAY- SATURDAY MAY 6TH!
Sellersville Borough will be holding its annual clean up day on Saturday, May 6th. Signups for this event are at 10 a.m. behind the Sellersville Fire Hall. Come and join your fellow residents in cleaning up the streets and parks in the borough!
HYDRANT FLUSHING PROGRAM
North Penn Water Authority has scheduled the 2017 water hydrant flushing program for 2017. Sellersville Borough’s system will be flushed between May 7th -May 21st. For more information on this, please click on NPWA 2017 Flushing Plan
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA
EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM
The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. May’s theme is Salute To The Troops! 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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
RULES ON ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL
PENNSYLVANIA’S ELECTRONICS RECYCLYING LAW WENT INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2013. AS OF THAT DATE, THE BOROUGH’S TRASH COLLECTOR 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 .
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: