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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 

UPCOMING FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA

 Exhibit at the Sellersville Museum

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday March 15th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m.  The Sellersville Museum is located at 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.   For more information on the exhibit and the Museum click on: www.SellersvilleMuseum.org or call 215-257-5253.

Pennridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Fest

The Pennridge Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Sellersville and Perkasie Boroughs is holding a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Fest on Saturday, March 14th. There will be kids activities starting at 9:30 a.m. in Druckenmiller Park located on Maple Avenue, Sellersville. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m.  in the parking lot at  the intersection of  Maple and Lawn Avenue, Sellersville and continue east on Maple Avenue – Temple Avenue – Walnut Street in Sellersville to S. Fourth Street- Arthur Avenue – S. Fifth Street – W. Market Street in Perkasie ending by the railroad tracks at W. Market and S. 8th Street. There will be music, food, beer and a climbing wall! Come join in the fun! For additional information, please go to www.pennridge.com

Kid’s Fishing Derby

The annual Pennridge Chamber of Commerce Kid’s Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, April 11th at the pond behind the Sellersville Firehouse. Pre-registration is required. You may pre-register at the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce office Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. Registration also at the Sellersville Borough Hall on Friday, April 10th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All registration forms require a signature, therefore registration cannot be accepted by telephone or email. There are sponsorship/contribution opportunities available. Please see www.pennridge.com for more details.

 

OTHER INFORMATION 

Public Hearing on Granting a Five Year Tax Exemption for Improvements on the Sellersville Business Campus

A Public Hearing will be held  Monday, March 9, 2015,  beginning at 7:30 P.M.  O’clock, in the Chambers of Sellersville Borough Council, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, Pennsylvania, regarding Ordinance 701, with Exhibit A Sellersville Business Campus (2) designating the Sellersville Business Campus, the former Ametek Plant 2 site, in the Borough, in which new construction and improvements of industrial, commercial or other business property are eligible for a tax exemption pursuant to the local economic revitalization tax assistance act as amended; providing for an exemption on the assessment attributable to the actual cost of such new construction or improvements and providing for the effectiveness of the Ordinance.

All persons interested either for or against the Ordinance will be heard at the designated time by the Sellersville Borough Council.

KEYSTONE COLLECTIONS GROUP TAXPAYER HELP LINE

Keystone Collections Group has opened a new phone line dedicated exclusively for taxpayer inquiries during the tax filing season.

Connect Direct: Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline will connect you directly to a professional Taxpayer Services Agent, reducing wait times and bypassing menu options to bring you the fastest and most reliable answers to your tax questions.The number to call is:  1-888-328-0565

or Email 24/7: You can also send inquiries via email 24/7 to Keystone. Go to: www.KeystoneCollects.com  > “Contact Us”

 

First Year Dated Sellersville Christmas Ornaments For Sale

The Sellersville Parks and Recreation Board is selling Christmas ornaments for $5/each to raise money to replace the lighted Christmas tree across from the Fire Hall. The ornaments are 3″ high by 2 3/4″ wide, pewter colored and dated (see picture below). They can be purchased at  Sellersville Borough Hall 140 E. Church Street: McElhare’s Service Center, 93 S. Main Street; Stella’s House Blend Café, 200 N. Main Street; The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N. Main Street and A&T Chevrolet / Subaru, 801 Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville. We want to extend a special thanks to A&T Chevrolet /Subaru for sponsoring the purchase of the ornaments!

closeup of 2014 ornament

 

 Help End Human Trafficking

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be hosting an event regarding human trafficking awareness and prevention on Thursday, January 29, 2015 between 1-3 p.m. at the Holy Family University, 1 Campus Drive, Newtown, PA 18940.  For more information contact Stacey Mulholland 215-579-8102 or by email at Stacey.mulholland@mail.house.gov  The flyer for this event may be viewed by clicking Flyer 2 0

 

Recycling Stickers Available

Waste Management 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

Tree Planting in Lake Lenape Park

Sellersville Borough is proud to announce that has been the recipient of a Pennvest grant/loan and Bucks County Open Space grant, to plant 500 trees consisting of 11 different species, in Lake Lenape Park. The tree planting has recently been completed. The project included planting 400 riparian trees along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek plus 100 lawn trees throughout the park. The project was awarded to Sellersville to re-forest the park and reduce erosion and sedimentation in the Perkiomen Creek. The Borough acknowledges the work of Emma Melvin from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for making this a project reality by securing the funding and administrating the project. The trees will be maintained and guaranteed through September 2016 by the contractor, All Seasons Landscaping, Aston, Pa.

 DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER AMETEK SITE

Below is a link to view the new updated Site  and Subdivision plan for the re-development of the AMETEK  (U.S. Gauge) site as prepared for the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority.  AMETEK Site & Subdivision Plan

Snow and Ice Removal From Sidewalks

Residents are reminded that they are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours after the snow or ice has ceased to fall and have a minimum 30 inch passageway. Snow cannot be deposited in the street, on against a fire hydrant or on someone else’s land without their permission. For corner property owners, this includes cleaning the walkway to the street intersection. If the Borough is forced to clear your sidewalk, it can recover the cost to do so plus 10%. The MINIMUM charge the Borough will assess to clean the sidewalk is $300.  If the Borough successfully prosecutes an offender in court, a fine of up to $600 PLUS the costs to prosecute and cleanup can be imposed. Property owners should also keep in mind that they are personally liable for any injuries that pedestrians may incur due to owner’s negligence to properly maintain their walkways.

  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 . BUCKS COUNTY ALSO OFFERS A SERIES OF ELECTRONICS AND HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS (SEE INFORMATION ABOVE REGARDING BUCKS COUNTY HHW AND ELECTRONICS COLLECTION DAYS. THEY CAN BE REACHED AT 215-345-3414 OR VIA EMAIL AT aafectes@co.bucks.pa.us FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEXT SERIES OF SCHEDULED EVENTS.

A LETTER FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT ADDRESSED TO THE BOROUGH CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING HERE

Hope For Veterans

Supportive Services Veterans and Families (SSVF) is a homeless prevention program that assists low-income veteran families in maintaining their housing and rapidly re-housing homeless veterans and their families. Since establishing one of the first SSVF programs in the nation twenty months ago, Community Hope has helped more than 230 veteran households remain in their homes or, when facing eviction and homelessness, has rapidly re-housed them and helped stabilize the family. Counties Currently Serving in NJ:  Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren, Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Hunterdon. Counties Currently Serving in PA:  Bucks, Monroe, Northampton and Pike Services:  Veteran families receive case management to assist them in developing a housing stability plan which may include support services, financial assistance and facilitating access to affordable housing, support services and benefits. A flyer providing additional information can be seen by clicking: Hope for Veterans SSVF Fact Sheet

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