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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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
SELLERSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT ACHIEVES GOLD LEVEL IN PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION FIREFIGHTING
In December 2016, the Sellersville Fire Department was officially notified by the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner that they have successfully attained the gold special recognition level in their Participating Department Recognition Program.
This program recognizes fire departments that support, promote and encourage their members to voluntarily certify their skills and knowledge of fire and rescue responses to sanctioned Professional Qualification Standards. The gold level means that 100% of the firefighters in the Sellersville Fire Department have successfully attained national professional certification in firefighting. This level of certification is equal to the level of training in all paid fire departments across the country.
Out of the approximately 2,400 fire departments in the State of Pennsylvania, as of June 2016, there were only 368 Certified Departments. Out of those 368 departments only 45 have attained the gold level. The Sellersville Fire Department has now changed that to 46. You will now see the gold bordered special recognition decals proudly displayed on all of its apparatus. This is a great accomplishment for the fire department, all of its members and the citizens they serve.
HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST WINNERS
Judging for the Holiday Lighting contest was done on December 15th by the Park & Recreation Committee. The three judging categories were single family homes, townhouses and twins and businesses. First, Second and Third Place winners received a beautiful glass Christmas ornament courtesy of BuxMont Awards. The following homes and businesses were the winners for 2016:
Single Family Homes:
1st Place: Donna Gastner, 19 W. Clymer Avenue
2nd Place: Paul Markloff, 342 N. Main Street
3rd Place: William Eberts, Jr., 94 Township Road
1st Place: Donald Crouthamel, 135 Green Street
2nd Place: Kimberly Yates, 546 Newbury Court
1st Place: J. Aaron Martin, 367 N. Main Street,
2nd Place: Gerhart Plumbing, 228 South Main Street
3rd Place: McElhare’s Service Center, 93 S. Main Street
The Borough wishes to thank the Park & Recreation Committee for their work on the contest and everyone who decorated their homes to make the holiday season festive!
SURVEY DRAWING WINNER
The winner of the iPad Mini in the resident survey response drawing is Charlene Berbaum of Mews Drive! The Revitalization Committee and Borough Council wishes to thank all who took the time to respond to the survey and share their observations and ideas to improve Sellersville!
LEAF COLLECTION POLICY
Sellersville Borough does not have curbside leaf collection. Please bag your leaves and put them out with your regular trash. Also, please clean the curb line in front of your residence to help keep the storm water inlets flowing!
Sellersville Borough Council will act on the draft 2017 Budget at the December 12, 2016 Council meeting which starts at 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville. There are no fee or tax increases budgeted for 2017. A summary by fund can be reviewed by clicking on 2017-budget-summary-by-fund. If you want to receive additional information, please contact Borough Manager.
CLEAN BLOCK AWARD WINNER- WOODBURY AVENUE
The winner of the 2016 Clean Block Award is Woodbury Avenue! Congratulations to the Woodbury Avenue residents for keeping their neighborhood attractive!
2017 LAKE LENAPE PARK PICTURE CALENDARS/POST CARDS
Local photographer Janice MacKenzie has put together an outstanding 2017 calendar featuring seasonal pictures of our own Lake Lenape park. There are a few calendars available for sale at Borough Hall for $10 each. They may also be purchased on-line at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/janice-mackenzie/my-calendar/calendar/product-22825879.html The on-line price is $15/each.
Janice has also produced some postcards featuring scenes from Sellersville. These are available at Borough Hall and sell for .25/each or 5 for $1. Proceeds from the calendar and postcard sales go to the Park and Recreation Committee to help fund park and playground improvements.
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA
EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM
The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. January is featuring artwork from Pennridge High School! 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: