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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.

 

NEW ITEMS OF INTEREST 

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/

Upcoming events at the Holiday House Pool include a Flick & Floats on Friday, August 5th; and Christmas in July beginning on Saturday July 23rd thru 25th.

Aqua Aerobics will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. beginning June 14th until August 4th. Sign up at the pool, 801 Washington Avenue, Sellersville. The cost is $5.00/class or all 18 classes for $80 (a $10 savings).

Click on the above links for more information!

GALLERY OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL

Sellersville Borough’s annual Gallery of the Arts Festival, held the third Sunday in September will be on September 18th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on N. Main Street in downtown Sellersville, PA. The Gallery of the Arts features a wide variety of artwork and crafts  for sale from local artists as well as food and live music!

PERKASIE FARMER’S MARKET

The Perkasie Farmer’s Market is now open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon starting June 4 -October 15, 2016. It is a popular market held at 7th St. and Market St. in the center of Perkasie. Local farmers and crafters bring locally grown and Certified Organic produce, eggs, meat, honey, breads, coffee, cookies and cakes, preserves, olive oil, sweet treats, flowers, plants, and home-made craft items. Every week features a local musician and visiting community organizations provide crafts and activities for families. 

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, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m.  The display theme for August is comic books!  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.

OTHER INFORMATION

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION -LOT #5 SELLERSVILLE BUSINESS CAMPUS

Sellersville Borough Council will be reviewing a final plan application from CCSK Holding LLC (Kaler Motor Company) to develop Lot #5 on the Sellersville Business Campus at the August 16, 2016 meeting, at 7:00 p.m. at Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. The application can be viewed by clicking on Kaler Final SALDO Application

 

 RED CROSS ISSUES PLEA FOR BLOOD DONATIONS

The Red Cross has issued an emergency blood shortage. Blood products  are dangerously low and they are being sent to hospitals faster than donations are arriving. This is an emergency, and we are calling all eligible donors to give:

Click here for the American Red Cross Blood Drive Page 

and enter  your zip code   to view local blood drives and schedule an appointment or  call 1-800- redcross  

 

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, k.reever@habitatbucks.org.

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

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 .

 

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.

Recycling Sticker picture

  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: We support Pennsylvania 811 web button

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