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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 

2018 BOROUGH BUDGET

The 2018 budget for Sellersville Borough is scheduled to be adopted at the December 11, 2017 Council meeting. A summary of revenues and expenses can be viewed at: 2018 Budget Summary Documents. The real estate tax rate will remain the same as 2017 at 24.00 mills.

HOMETOWN HEROES BANNERS

The Sellersville Borough Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a living tribute created to honor our veterans who are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces.  To qualify, a veteran living or deceased, must have had a connection to Sellersville Borough (attended local schools, relative, friend,..) at some point in their life. Also eligible are those honored on war memorials and veterans recommended by the local VFW or American Legion Posts.

The banner will be 24″ x 48″ heavy vinyl, printed on both sides, and will display the service person’s photograph, full name, branch of service of the Military and the era of service. Banners will be displayed from Memorial Day in May through Veterans  Day in November then taken down, stored and then redisplayed the next year during the same time period.

Each banner requires the Hometown Hero Form to be filled out, attach a photograph of the hero in uniform and include payment of $130 for each banner, payable to Hometown Heroes. Send the completed form, photograph and payment to Sellersville Borough, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.  For more information and the form, please click on Hometown Heroes form

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

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA

6th ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST

Judging for the Holiday Lighting contest will be done on December 15th between 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. by the Park & Recreation Committee. The judging categories are single family homes, townhouses, twins and businesses. First, Second and Third Place winners will receive a beautiful glass Christmas ornament courtesy of BuxMont Awards plus bragging rights for a year! Please have house numbers visible for judges.

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 December.

December 2017 Kids Schedule

Storytime on the Road!  At the Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 on Thursday, Dec. 7 @ 10:30 AM!  The house will be dressed in all its Christmas decoration glory!

 

Storytime on the Road at Santa’s Perkasie House – Saturday, December 16th at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 23rd at 11 a.m.  Join a librarian at Santa’s Perkasie House for stories, songs, rhymes and fun while you wait in line for pictures with Santa.  All ages welcome! Location: 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie, PA 18944

 

 NEW Badge events – Come and earn actually badges for their Everyday Reading online program for school aged children.  This month features the Wimpy Kid series and the Serial Madness Badge!

 

 NEW ESCAPE ROOM @ your library on Wednesday, December 27th for children in grades 3rd – 6th,. This is a new program featuring the popular Escape Rooms! Participants MUST REGISTER ONLINE ahead of time at https://buckslib.org 

 

Special Date and Time for BINGO! For Books – Thursday afternoon, 12/28 at 3 PM.

4th ANNUAL ST. PARTICK’S DAY PARADE AND CELTIC FESTIVAL

The 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Fest will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018.   This is a combined effort between the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and Sellersville Borough. This year the parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Pennridge Middle School on Fifth Street and proceed down East Church Street to North Main Street in Sellersville, ending at the Sellersville Fire House. All events after the parade will be held in the Sellersville Fireman’s Picnic Grove behind the Fire Hall. In the event of rain or snow, the festivities will be held inside the Fire Hall. There will be food and craft vendor tables, games and contests! Businesses and other groups have opportunities to promote their organization through sponsorships, entering a float in the parade, or having a table at the Grove!  To register, please visit the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce website for specific details on registration.  www.pennridge.com

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, January 13th and Sunday, January 14th 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 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.

OTHER INFORMATION

WATERLINE REPLACEMENT EAST PARK AVENUE AND HUGHES AVENUE

Beginning Monday, October 23rd,  a contractor for North Penn Water Authority will be replacing waterlines, including water services and fire hydrants on East Park Avenue between North Main Street to the National Guard Armory. A segment of waterline on the 100 block of Hughes Avenue is also being replaced.  Hughes Avenue will be closed during that portion of the project during work hours at the E. Park Avenue intersection. They anticipate construction to take approximately 5 weeks.  Additional information is included in the letter being sent to the affected residents.  Your patience during this construction is appreciated.

            

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.

For information on how to kill the Spotted Lanternfly please click on Spotted Lanternfly Control

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.

 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  

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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