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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 

 

TENNIS COURTS REFURBISHED & INCLUDE PICKLEBALL BOUNDARIES

The tennis courts in the Druckenmiller Playground off from Maple Avenue have been newly refurbished and are open for play. Black lines have been included outlining pickleball courts in each of the three tennis courts.

PUBLIC NOTICE –Sellersville Borough, Bucks County, PA

Pollution Reduction Plan

Notice is hereby given that Sellersville Borough is considering adoption of a Pollution Reduction Plan. The Plan specifies the activities proposed to reduce the total sediment levels discharging from the Sellersville Borough storm sewer system in accordance with the requirements established by PaDEP for the NPDES Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems program.

 Various methods for the reduction of sediment levels were evaluated and have been outlined in the Plan which is available for public review at the Borough Municipal Building or on the municipal website (www.sellersvilleboro.org). The chosen alternative is to perform streambank restoration on the section of an unnamed tributary to the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek between Main Street and Ninth Street. The restoration will effectively improve the water flow characteristics of the watercourse and reduce erosion of the streambank, thereby reducing the sediment discharges from the Borough.

 Notice is hereby given that the Pollution Reduction Plan is available for public review and comment at the Borough Building, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, PA, for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this posting. The Borough will receive and consider comments on the Pollution Reduction Plan at a public meeting scheduled for September 11, 2017, at 7:30 P.M., at the Borough Building. All comments must be submitted in writing and addressed to Mr. David Rivet at the Borough Building by August 28, 2017. Please click on Pollution Reduction Plan 6-9-2017  to view the plan.

 

 

 

 

PERKASIE POLICE OFFICERS GIVEN COMMENDATIONS

Pictured above are Perkasie Police Chief Steven Hillias, Officer Ryan Richardson, Sargent Alec Sprouse, Officer Seth Mumbauer and Detective Sargent Russell Closs.

At the July 10, 2017 Sellersville Borough Council meeting, Perkasie Police Chief Steven Hillias presented Perkasie Police Merit awards to Detectives Sargent Russell Closs and Detective Eric Richter for outstanding performance of duty under unusual or difficult conditions, actions constituting exceptional thoroughness or initiative, or the performance of meritorious action. Sargent Alec Sprouse, Officer Seth Mumbauer and Officer Ryan Richardson received the Perkasie Borough Police Department Commendation Award for efficient and valuable service to the department and community in the performance of duty. All awards were in recognition of the actions taken in the investigation and arrest of Damion Walker who pleaded guilty to 1st degree murder for the death of Faith Price committed in a downtown Sellersville apartment on September 6, 2016.

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

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, is having a series of fun events this September!

Highlights include:

  • Storytime on the Road – Tabora Farm & Orchard (9/7)
  • Storytime on the Road –  Detlan Equipment (John Deere store) in Silverdale (9/27)
  • Yoga Storytime with Jess at the library 4th Tuesdays in September, October and November at 10:15 AM
  • The return of BINGO for Books – last Monday of the month at 7 PM

 

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th 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.

GALLERY OF THE ARTS-SUNDAY, 9/17/2017

The annual Gallery of the Arts event will be held in downtown Sellersville from 12 pm- 5pm, Sunday, September 17, 2017. Gallery of the Arts features food, arts and crafts form local artisans, music and more. Come and join us for this fun filled event!

For more information, click on Gallery of the Arts.

ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL of BUCKS COUNTY TOUR – PERKASIE and SELLERSVILLE 9/23/2017

Fall tour offers “behind the scenes” peek at Perkasie and Sellersville

From a free ride on the historic Perkasie carousel to a guided tour of the Washington House and Sellersville Theater, “P.S. I Love You!” will pull back the curtain on two of Upper Bucks County’s often overlooked boroughs. Scheduled for September 23 and presented by the Arts & Culture Council of Bucks County, “”P.S. I Love You” will give visitors an opportunity to learn about the area’s rich history, talented local artists and thriving new businesses

Perkasie and Sellersville are neighboring communities that have a rich history (dating back to the 1700’s), and are the homes to many talented local artists, art galleries, cultural attractions and thriving new businesses.The primary goal of the tour is to bring visitors to Perkasie and Sellersville for a personalized look at this area’s “hidden gems,” according to Council President James Sell.

“This will be an exciting opportunity to explore and learn about the cultural amenities in this often overlooked area,” said Sell. “Perkasie and Sellersville occupy a unique spot in the region’s history.”

Stops on the tour include a visit to the 200-year old Washington House Hotel & Restaurant and the Sellersville Theater, a ride on Bucks County’s oldest carousel, and a peek at Perkasie Park’s 19th Century Victorian cottages. Along the way, visitors will experience some of the up-and-coming businesses that are part of the Pennridge area’s economic revival, including the headquarters of Eric & Christopher (a nationally-known pillow company started by two Bucks County artists), and Chimayo Gallery.

The day will conclude with a tour of the Free Will Brewing Company, which is quickly becoming a household name among craft beer lovers up and down the East Coast. Participants will receive a ticket for a complimentary brew.

The tour will begin at noon. Tickets are $30, and include light refreshments. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.perkasierec.com/info/activities/

For more information, send an email james.sell@bucks.edu or call 267-685-4801.

 Calendar Listings:

Short Listing

Explore Perkasie and Sellersville with the Arts and Culture Council of Bucks County. Saturday, September 23, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets: $30 per person, includes free refreshments on the tour. More information: http://www.bucksarts.org/  

 Expanded Listing

Explore Perkasie and Sellersville with the Arts and Culture Council of Bucks County. Stops include the Sellersville Theater/Washington House Restaurant, the Perkasie Carousel, and Perkasie Park. Saturday, September 23 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets: $30 per person, includes free refreshments on the tour. More information: http://www.bucksarts.org/

HALLOWEEN PARADE SATURDAY 10/28/2017 CHANGE IN LOCATION!

For safety reasons and to minimize disruption to traffic on Main Street, the annual Sellersville Halloween Parade will be held in Lake Lenape Park this year. Registration and formation will begin at the park’s Walnut Street parking lot. The parade route will follow the bike trail to the fire house for judging and refreshments. All motor vehicles, including those pulling floats will park at the fire house for judging. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the parade starts at 10 a.m. In case of rain or snow, there will be no parade, but we will meet at the fire house for judging at 10 a.m.

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

 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.

 

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

 

 RULES ON ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL

PENNSYLVANIA’S ELECTRONICS RECYCLYING LAW WENT INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2013. 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.  PERKASIE PC REPAIR & RECYCLING 1133 NORTH 5th STREET, PERKASIE, PA 18944 WILL TAKE TV’S AND ELECTRONICS. THERE ARE FEES FOR SOME ITEMS. INFORMATION ON WHAT THEY TAKE CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON Perkasie PC flyer

  

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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