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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. 

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TRAFFIC INFORMATION

GREEN STREET SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

Green Street will be closed to through traffic from Wednesday, May 8th to June 11, 2019 for replacement of the sewer main and laterals. Doli Construction will be the contractor performing the work. The contractor is expecting to work Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 5 pm. Fridays will be reserved for rain day make-up if needed. Garbage pickup and bus traffic will be allowed, however, there will be times the street is open and vehicles will not be able to physically pass through.

 

ONE WAY TRAFFIC CHANGE-OLD MAIN STREET (WEST CHURCH STREET)

Old Main Street from the intersection of North Main Street (Route 309) next to the truss bridge over the SEPTA tracks beginning at Washington Avenue is now a ONE WAY street heading towards North Main Street. Signs have been erected indicating the traffic pattern change. The change was prompted by the anticipated one year closure of the truss bridge in June for rehabilitation.

 

BID REQUEST – GREEN STREET AND W. RIDGE AVENUE STREET RESURFACING

Sealed proposals for “2019 Street Resurfacing Program” will be received by the Borough of Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, via PennBid, until 10:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

This project will consist of roadway overlay on Green Street and reconstruction on West Ridge Avenue. Work on Green Street is to include bituminous milling, placement of 117 tons of 9.5 mm bituminous scratch coat, and placement of 3,508 S.Y. of 9.5 mm bituminous wearing course. West Ridge Avenue scope of work is to include excavation of old roadway and subgrade, installation of new 6” 2A stone subbase, 5” of 25 mm bituminous base course, and 1 1/2” of 9.5 mm bituminous wearing course. Items for sweeping and preparation, tack coating, and joint sealing around curbs, manholes, inlets, and valve boxes will be incidental to the project.

Bids will be administered via PennBid. Complete sets of contract documents are available via www.PennBid.net. The successful bidder who is awarded the contract will be required to pay “PennBID” a fee in accordance with their established fee schedule.

Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, made payable to the Borough of Sellersville.

A Prebid Meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Sellersville Borough Office, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. Meeting will be followed by a tour of the project sites. ATTENDANCE AT THE MEETING IS MANDATORY.

Award of Contract, if a Contract be awarded, will be to the lowest responsible bidder, but the Owner reserves the unqualified right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities. All current Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Standards and Specifications will prevail over all standards and specifications included in this contract.  The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment Bonds, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price with a corporate surety approved by the Owner.

The work in connection with this project constitutes a Public Works by a Public Body project. Bidders are advised that prevailing minimum wage rates, as set forth in the Contract Documents, must be paid to workmen employed on this project. In addition, the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.  David Rivet, Borough Manager Borough of Sellersville

 

NPWA ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT INSPECTION and FLUSHING PROGRAM

North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection  and flushing program in Sellersville between May 12 – May 26, 2019. Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by ensuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire. Flushing of hydrants also improves water quality by removing the build-up of materials from the inside of water distribution pipes.

“The Authority is dedicated to providing all of our customers with quality drinking water and reliable fire protection which is why NPWA inspects and flushes all of the fire hydrants in our distribution system every year,” said Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority.

Flushing will take place at night between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. and during the day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

If water discoloration occurs, customers should run the cold water for a few minutes. If the water does not clear up, customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes. Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at 215-855-3617 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

BUCKS COUNTY SENIOR GAMES EVENTS

Are you a Bucks County resident over the age of 50? Then think about participating in the Bucks County Seniors Games! Events take place all over the county June 3rd through the 14th in table tennis, track, bowling, golf, darts, pinochle, and more! Click below for the 2019 brochure – registration deadline is May 13th! 2019 Guide and Registration: https://bit.ly/2Ve6lNJ

HOLIDAY HOUSE YARD/CRAFT SALE SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019

The Holiday House Pool is having a large yard/craft Sale at the Holiday House Pool grounds, 801 Washington Avenue, Sellersville between 8 am -12 noon (Rain Date: June 30th). Only $10 for a 10′ x 10′ table space. Only 26 spaces. so reserve your spot soon!

Contact us at holidayhousepool@gmail.com or stop by the West Rockhill Township Building (215) 257-9063) and reserve your spot! See Flyer 2019 Yard Sale Flyer for more details.

 

EMERGENCY ALERT & NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Would you like to be informed of flood, snow emergencies, road closures, trash pick-up schedule changes, etc.?    The recent storm that knocked out landline telephone as well as electric service to many residents, underscored the importance of providing cell telephone numbers for our contact information. Click on this following link to input your contact information and we will keep you informed Contact Form

 

RECYCLING GUIDES- ACCEPTABLE AND NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Sellersville Borough has a single stream recycling program where items can be put out for collection on the last day of collection; Thursday for the south end of and Fridays for the north end. In recent years it has become harder for recycling companies to find markets for their products and have had to tightened quality control on recycled materials. Contamination of unacceptable materials can lead to an load being rejected and sent to a landfill. Rejected loads of recycled materials cost the haulers as much as $175/ton versus a cost of around $65/ton to haul directly to a landfill. The extra charge is being passed on to the customers.

We need to improve the quality of items put in our single stream recycling containers. There has been too many non-recyclable goods, such as plastic bags, used pizza boxes, ceramic and china kitchen ware, light bulbs, garden hoses, used diapers, and food contaminated containers among many other items. The recycled items also need to be clean and dry. The recycled items cannot be treated like regular garbage. Flyers that provide more information non the proper preparation of recycled materials can be viewed at: Recycling PDF-What Is and What Isnt Recyclable and Empty Clean Dry_Flyer

Republic Services has a video that is very informative regarding proper preparation of recyclables that can be accessed by clicking on this link Recycling Video.

Your cooperation on making the recycling program work is greatly appreciated.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA

READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

Hours at the Branch:

Mon – Thurs      9 am – 8 pm

Fri                        10 am – 6 pm

Sat                       9 am – 5 pm

Sensory Story times scheduled on Monday at 11:30 a.m.  These story times are 30-minute interactive sessions ideal for children on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing issues, or who feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds.  After story time, there is 30 minutes of monitored social play including toys aimed at improving fine & gross motor skills. Registration is required as sessions are limited to 10 children and their families.  Limited to Pre-school-aged children. Register at calendar.buckslib.org

NOTE: The library will be CLOSED Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

May Activities can be viewed at:

Badge Squad activity for May is:

Badge Squad: Sprout Scout Thursday, 5/9  6-7:30 pm  and  Saturday 5/11 2-4 pm

Other Highlights Include:

Bingo for Books! Saturday May 4th 10:30 am-Noon

Yoga with Jess will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:15 am

Wild Rumpus Dance Party Saturday May 25th at 10:30 am

Let’s Build Together every Thursday, May 2nd; May 9th; May 16th; May 23rd and May 30th from 10 am -12 noon.

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m.  May’s featured exhibit is Photography! The Sellersville Museum is located at 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.   For information on the Sellersville Museum click on: www.SellersvilleMuseum.org or call 215-257-5253.

FATHER’S DAY KID’S FISHING DERBY

Join in the fun at this year’s annual Father’s Day Kid’s Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at Angler’s Pier in Peace Valley Park. Check-in time will start at approximately 7:30 am until 8:15 am and fishing will begin at 8:30 am until 10:30 am. It is a catch and release derby for boys and girls ages 5 to 15 years in four age categories. Prizes are awarded to the winners in each age group as well as overall winner. Coffee and donuts are served to parents and kids who participate. This is a rain or shine event. Cancellation may occur for thunderstorms. Registration is required to participate. For more information, click on:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-fathers-day-fishing-derby-tickets-57032146686

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

DISCHARGING FIREWORKS IN BOROUGH

The change in the Pennsylvania fireworks law has created confusion on the part of citizens who are under the mistaken belief that fireworks are allowed to be set off anywhere, anytime. In reality, there are essentially no places in the Borough of Sellersville where private citizens can set off fireworks as they cannot be set off within 150′ of an occupied structure whether or not it is occupied. This provision essentially eliminates any location within the Borough for discharging fireworks. Other restrictions include:

    They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.

·         They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
·         They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
·         They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure, whether or not a person is actually present.
·         They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.

For more information on the fireworks regulations, please see the PA State Police FAQ site

If residents hear or observe the improper setting off of fireworks within the borough they are encouraged to contact the Perkasie Police Department at (267) 517-0099.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE

Sellersville Borough Council adopted Ordinance 717 at the Monday, March 12, 2018 Council meeting .Ordinance 717 adopts the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures in the Borough of Sellersville; providing for the issuance of permits and collections of fees therefor; and all other ordinances and parts of the ordinances in conflict therewith.

The full text of this ordinance can be viewed at Ordinance 717 Property Maintenance

            

SELLERSVILLE IN SPOTTED LANTERNFLY QUARANTINE AREA

The Bucks County Conservation District (BCCD) has a program to assist in controlling the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) infestation. An integral part of the program, is to scout for and destroy egg masses. The Borough’s Lake Lenape Park has a large number of tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) where the SLF prefers to lay its eggs. BCCD is willing to provide on-site training. If anyone is interested, or if you know of someone who might be interested in participating and receiving the training, please send an email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org by November 9,2018 and the borough will make arrangements with BCCD to schedule a group training session.

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.

Please see Management Options for SLF- sticky bands to get information from the Penn State Extension on the use of “sticky bands” to assist in capturing spotted Lanternfly. Penn State Extension also has a page for homeowners to help manage SLF on your property: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-management-for-homeowners

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

LICENSE YOUR DOG!

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.

   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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