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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

FOLLOWING SCHEDULED MEETINGS ARE CANCELED:

REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE 4/13/2020

BOROUGH COUNCIL 4/13/2020

PLANNING COMMISSION 4/20/2020

PUBLIC MANAGEMENT 4/21/2020

 

CHANGE IN WASTE COLLECTION-YARD WASTE & LARGE ITEMS

The following message has been sent to the Borough regarding waste collection from our contracted waste collector Republic Services:

“Republic Services garbage and recycling crews are working diligently to continue to serve the Borough residents with curbside collection services while experiencing an increase in volume of household set-outs. To protect garbage and recycling staff during this time, we ask that you do the following beginning Monday, March 30th:

  1. Bagged or Garbage Can Contents Only for Trash (No loose items on the ground)
  2. Bagged or Garbage Can Contents Only for the Recycling (No loose items on the ground)
  3. Suspend Yard Waste Collection (during the COVID 19 Pandemic only)
  4. Suspend Bulk Waste Collection (during the COVID 19 Pandemic only)

We greatly appreciate you considering these extra measures to ensure the safety of our solid waste and recycling collectors and the community.”

RECYCLING – 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 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 tighten quality control on recycled materials. Contamination of unacceptable materials can lead to a 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 have 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, put into the recycling containers. Recycled items also need to be clean and dry. The recycled items cannot be treated like regular garbage. Flyers that provide more information on 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.

If the quality of the borough’s recycled materials is not improved, we may be forced to stop the program. 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.

 

VOLUNTEER WANTED – JOINT RECREATION AUTHORITY (HOLIDAY HOUSE POOL)

Sellersville Borough is seeking a volunteer to serve on the West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority. The Authority manages the Holiday House Pool and Recreation Center. They meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Sellersville Borough Hall. The Joint Recreation Authority consists of three members from West Rockhill Township and three from Sellersville Borough. If interested, please send a letter if interest to:

Sellersville Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

TAX COLLECTOR HOURS FOR APRIL CANCELLED

The previously scheduled Tax Collector hours at Borough Hall for April have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Future ones may also be cancelled so continue to monitor this website for updates. Follow mailing instructions on the tax bills! DO NOT PLACE IN BOROUGH UTILITY DROP BOX!

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES

CANCELLED: April Public Collection Hours

Discount Due Date: April 30th  (no extension)

Face Due Date: July 31st  (was June 30)

10% Penalty Begins: August 1

 

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

Unemployment compensation has been expanded in Pennsylvania to help those impacted by COVID-19.  While the unemployment compensation site was briefly down earlier in the week, the site has been restored and all eligible claimants can file a new claim or submit a bi-weekly claim. For more information or to file a claim, visit UC.PA.GOV.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE NEEDS

If you have lost your employment-based health insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you do not need to wait for an open enrollment period to sign up for insurance through the ACA. Visit www.Insurance.PA.gov for more information.

 

​HEATING ASSISTANCE / LIHEAP

The 2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season
is now open! Apply for benefits online using COMPASS

About the Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.  The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid. Click on COMPASS to apply.

 

As a service to the community, The Bucks Bounty Business Association is offering two needed services for all individuals and businesses in Bucks County and the surrounding area:

  • Delivery Service
  • Grocery Shopping Service

Both services are available to all individuals and businesses in Bucks County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia, and are exempt from Pennsylvania stay-at-home orders. Same day delivery for most orders.

Deliveries – simply call or email them directly with your request – or fill out the online form. They will contact you to arrange the delivery. Deliveries include (but are not limited to) prescriptions, post office, supplies, documents and business materials.

Groceries – simply call or email them directly with your request – or fill out the online form. They will contact you to schedule the shopping, receive your grocery list, and arrange delivery. Shoppers will call you from the store if there are any substitutions or unavailable items.

All drivers and shoppers wear gloves and follow strict social distancing standards. Deliveries are left at the door when possible.

All delivery requests are subject to review based on driver availability and the nature of the delivery. Delivery requests should be generally limited to Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

Please contact them directly if you would like to make grocery arrangements for groups of peopleinfo@buckscountyba.org.

Pricing:

Delivery only – $20 for trips of 10 miles or less from point of origin to destination, additional $2 per mile for trips greater than 10 miles.

Grocery Shopping – $30 all inclusive to shop for and deliver groceries, plus price of groceries. ($90 monthly for unlimited shopping and delivery trips)

Both services are payable by credit card, check or cash on delivery.

Request Groceries or a Delivery

Call them at 215-733-9696, email at info@buckscountyba.org or visit their website at www.buckscountyba.org.

 

SELLERSVILLE BOROUGH ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street is temporarily closed to members of the public, effective immediately. The move is in response to Governor Wolf’s strong recommendations to all counties in the Commonwealth regarding the rapidly evolving Covid-19 Coronavirus situation.

For the time being, members of staff are continuing to work in the Borough’s administrative buildings and are available to help members of the public via phone, fax and email, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Limiting access to Borough hall is a pre-emptive move meant to help slow the spread of the virus, and to keep staff  healthy and able to provide services to the public. Residents and visitors are asked to use phone, fax or email to contact Borough staff.

Sellersville Borough is limiting public gatherings in the park system. There will be no interruption to Trash, Recycling, Police or Fire Department services at this time.

The Borough reminds everyone that the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation is rapidly evolving and that things are changing quickly. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the PA Department of Health websites for the latest bulletins and updates. Sellersville Borough will continue to post any local changes for residents on our website.

Readers are encouraged to use the following contact information to reach Borough staff:

Sellersville Borough Hall: Phone: (215) 257-5075; Fax: (215) 257-6163; Email: sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

Perkasie Borough Police Department: (215) 257-6876

Bills for trash and sewer can be dropped off in the dropbox located by the Borough Hall front door. Online payments are also possible using the following link:  https://sellersvilleboro.epayub.com/

DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATION

 Sellersville Borough Mayor has announced a Disaster Emergency Declaration beginning 12:00 p.m.  Tuesday,  March 17, 2020 due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Notice of when the declaration will be lifted will be given through the news media and the borough’s webpage: http://sellersvilleboro.org

Residents are advised to keep abreast of the latest news on COVID-19, by checking the national Center for Disease Control website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

The CDC recommends taking the following steps to protect yourself and others.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • stay 6′ away from others when in public
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces daily

____________________________

David J. Rivet

Borough Manager/Secretary

 

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT & TRAIL USAGE

During the current COVID-19 outbreak and given the significant potential for surface contamination on playground equipment,  Sellersville Borough has posted “DO NOT USE” signs on the equipment in Druckenmiller Playground until further notice.  It is not possible to properly sanitize these pieces after every use and in an effort to slow the spread of this virus, we respectfully request that this ban be respected.

The Lake Lenape park trail will be open for use but we are requesting that “social distancing” of 6′ be observed as must as possible.

The portable restrooms located in the Lake Lenape Park and Druckenmiller Playground, have been temporarily removed as they are a “high contact” item and have had a rash of theft of hand sanitizer and toilet paper.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT-CANCELLED 4/11/2020

The Easter egg hunt is cancelled this year due to recommendations to practice social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The chocolate bunnies that have already been purchased will be donated to the local food pantry F.I.S.H. and NOT handed out as previously advertised.

 

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

As of March 13th, Bucks County has declared a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The Bucks County Emergency Operations Center is in full operation. All public schools in Bucks County are closed for the next two weeks (March 16 thru March 27th). There are two reported cases of Coronavirus in Bucks County.

To keep abreast of the latest news on COVID-19, we recommend you check the national Center for Disease Control website at : Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the most up to date and accurate information.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health website is also an excellent source of information: PA Department of Health-Coronavirus as is the Bucks County Health Department website: Bucks County Health Department Coronavirus

Additionally, Bucks County has initiated a data portal with important information that can be accessed at:  https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/

Other useful sites include:

PA Governor’s Office Resources: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

FEMA CoronaVirus Rumor Control: www.FEMA.Gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

John Hopkins CoronaVirus Dashboard: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

CISA CoronaVirus: https://www.cisa.gov/coronavirus

DHS CoronaVirus: https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus

FBI CoronaVirus: https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus

The COVID-19 portal contains vital information and links to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It also contains directives and guidance for our small businesses to help navigate closures and the disruption to employees and the local economy.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

A part of the Federal government’s response to assist with the economic impact of forced closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak is a loan program for small businesses. Below are links with information regarding the program.

Interim final Rule (as of 4/1/2020)

Small Business Guide

Documents Needed – Generally

SBA Form 2483

 

PA PRIMARY DATE MOVED TO JUNE 2, 2020

PA EXTENDS STATE TAX FILING DAY TO JULY 15, 2020

Click on the following link to the PA site for more information: PA Revenue Newsletter

IRS EXTENDS FEDERAL TAX FILING DAY TO JULY 15, 2020

Click on the following link to the IRS site for more information: IRS Newsletter

STIMULUS CHECKS INFORMATION

See the latest #IRS information on Economic Impact Payments: No action needed by most people at this time. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus

The IRS and US Treasury announced that the distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks with no action required for most people. www.irs.gov/coronavirus  Some who aren’t typically required to file taxes will need to submit a return to get it. Go to: www.irs.gov/coronavirus 

Eligible people who filed taxes for 2019 or 2018 will automatically get an economic impact payment from the IRS in the next three weeks. Learn more at: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFICIARIES WHO DO NOT FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment.  The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.

Treasury, not Social Security, will make automatic payments to Social Security beneficiaries.  Beneficiaries will receive these payments by direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their Social Security benefits.

For updates from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov/coronavirus.

For more information click on:Press Realease.COVID 19 -Social Security

Spanish: 53019_CDC-CM-EM-Spanish+19+EIP+Statement+04-06-20

 

Unemployment Compensation Info

If you are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation (UC) or Workers’ Compensation (WC) benefits.

The following changes to UC have been made to help Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • The Waiting Week is suspended. Previously, claimants were not eligible for benefits during their first week of unemployment (the “waiting week”). This has been suspended; eligible claimants may receive benefits for the first week that they are unemployed.
  • Work Search and Work Registration requirements are temporarily waived for all UC claimants. Claimants are not required to prove they have applied or searched for a new job to maintain their UC benefits. Claimants are also not required to register with PACareerLink.gov.

Find out more about UC and WC eligibility and how to apply.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

To find out more regarding the recently enacted federal law providing sick leave during the Coronavirus-19 outbreak, click the US Department of Labor site at:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements

NOTICE TO BIDDERS- FUEL

 Sealed bids will be received by the Borough of Sellersville, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, Pennsylvania, until 1:00 O’clock P.M. on Friday, May 1, 2020, for the following items:

Sellersville Borough Bid No. 20-01

 Gasoline No Lead   6,000 gallons

Diesel Fuel –  1,000 gallons

The bids will be publicly opened at the above time and location, tabulated and referred to Borough Council for action at the regular May 11, 2020 Borough Council Meeting. Bid forms, to which specification are attached, can be secured from the Borough Office at the above noted address. All bids must be in duplicate on these forms, properly identified, and in the hands of the Secretary on or before the time of opening. The Borough reserves the right to waive any information and accept or reject any part or entirety of all bids. Bid information and forms can be downloaded here: 2020 FUEL BID FORM

By Order of Sellersville Borough Council.

David J. Rivet Borough Manager

 

 

NPWA TO FLUSH WATER HYDRANTS

North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) has announced its water hydrant flushing program for 2020. Sellersville Borough is scheduled for May 8 – 14, 2020. 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.

Flushing is done at night between 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. and during the day between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. As a result, some customers may notice discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. If discoloration occurs, run cold water for about 10 minutes and your water should clear up.

 

 

NEW VOTING MACHINES

Due to a state mandate, Bucks County had to switch over to new voting machines with verifiable paper ballots. Bucks County Board of Elections has chosen the ClearCast voting machine as its standard. Those machines have completely replaced the old machines and will be used right away during the April 28, 2020 primary election.

Below are some links that will provide information as to what you can expect the next time you vote.

What To Expect From Bucks County Elections

What To Expect At Your Polling Place

The Benefits of Hand-marked Paper Ballots

How To Vote At Your Polling Place

More information including a listing of the Bucks County Board of Elections public training dates can be found on this link:

http://buckscounty.org/government/CommunityServices/BoardofElections/ClearBallot-BucksVoting

The video below shows how to use the ClearCast machine:

 

Drumroll please… We have videos! Watch below to see how our ClearCast scanner will work at the polls.Part 1: How to vote with ClearCast.Check out our next post for Part 2, How to vote with ClearAccess!

Posted by Bucks County Board of Elections on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Each polling place will also have an ADA accessible machine called a ClearAccess machine. The following video demonstrates how to operate it.

Part 2: How to vote on ClearAccessWatch the video below to see how our ClearAccess works. Check out Part 1: How to…

Posted by Bucks County Board of Elections on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    2020 CENSUS

    Census takers will be available at St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25 E. Church Street at  the end of April to aid residents with completing the online survey. Times will be posted when they become available.

    The 2020 U. S. Census is underway and it is important that everyone be counted! The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the U.S. as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years. Beginning in mid-March, households can respond to the census online or by phone. Additionally, about one-quarter of households will receive a follow-up paper questionnaire at that time. Beginning in mid-April, households that have not responded will receive a paper questionnaire.

    Your responses are confidential and cannot be used for any other purpose. Below are links relating to the census:

    Sample Copy of the 2020 Census Questionnaire

    2020 Census FAQ

    Brochure About Residence Criteria

    CENSUS JOBS

    The 2020 Census Team is looking for people to help with the 2020 US Census! They offer great pay at $20/hour, flexible hours and paid training. Call 1-855-562-2020 (1-800-877-8339 TTY/ASCH) or apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs Click on www.gsa.gov/fedrelay for additional information.

    Working together to clean-up and protect our local streamside habitats

    Each spring, the Perkiomen Creek Watershed Conservancy hosts a watershed wide clean-up event focusing on removing trash, tires and other debris from regional waterways. During this event, volunteers work together to clean up sites located throughout the watershed. In 2019, 1,170 volunteers removed 1,022 bags of trash, 78 bags of recyclables, 145 tires and 3,620 lbs of scrap metal from 88 sites throughout the watershed! Some of these sites include Sellersville and Perkasie Boroughs.

    The 2020 Stream Clean-up is now re-scheduled for

    Friday, October 30th, 9 am – 12 pm – for corporate groups

    Saturday, October 31st, 9 am – 12 pm – for general volunteers

    For more information on joining the cleanup effort, please go to: https://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/stream-clean-up

     

    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

     

     

    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 re-displayed the next year during the same time period.

    BANNERS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE BOROUGH BY MAY 1st OF THE YEAR TO BE HUNG. BANNER ORDERS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED TO BE RECEIVED IN TIME IF ORDERED AFTER MARCH 15th. The Borough rents a bucket truck to mount and take down the banners and will not rent a truck to mount banners after the initial installation.

    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

    Sellersville Announces Arbor Day Tree- Naming Contest

    Throughout human history, we have always named our children, pets and cars – so why not name our trees, as well? On April 15th, the Sellersville Parks and Recreation Board will launch a special Arbor Day Tree-Naming Contest in Lake Lenape Park. The contest will run until Arbor Day, April 24th, and will be a family-friendly, self-directed outdoor activity that will enable people to practice social distance precautions during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Contestants can enter the contest by visiting the website www.sellersvilleboro.org and downloading the park map and  Entry Form, as well as photographs of the 12 selected trees for this year’s contest. Lake Lenape Park is the home of many wonderful trees, and those who spend time in the park have come to appreciate and feel affection for many of them.     Each selected tree in the park will bear a green ribbon and a numbered sign, which corresponds to a number on the map. The entry form will have spaces to write participants’ creative names for each tree.

    The entry form can then be scanned and emailed to the Sellersville Borough Office at sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org, or mailed though the post office to: Sellersville Borough, Name the Trees, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960

    After the contest is over, the Board will announce the “winners” on the Sellersville Borough website, and will later inscribe a plaque with the name of the tree as well as the person who named it, to be mounted near the tree itself.

    Participants will begin the contest at the Boy Scout cabin, whose parking lot is reached from an entrance on Walnut Street near its junction with Temple Avenue. The area included encompasses most of Lake Lenape Park, from the War Memorial to the Little League fields. The Parks & Recreation Board hopes that this will be just the first in a series of tree- naming contests to be held yearly on Arbor Day.

    The link for the entry form can be downloaded here: Entry Form

    The park map with the tree locations can be downloaded here: Park Map

     

    READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

    ALL Bucks County Libraries are currently CLOSED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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 Mondays March 2nd; 9th and 16th  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

     Check out all Bucks County Free Library branch events at:  http://calendar.buckslib.org/         

     

    EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

    The Sellersville Museum will be postponing the LEGOS exhibit until a future date. 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.

     

    BINGO THURSDAY NIGHTS AT SELLERSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

    The Sellersville Fire Department has cancelled regular Bingo night until May 7th due to current concerns with the COVID-19 virus. Check the Fire Department website for updates. The Sportsman Bingo scheduled for May 3rd is expected to be held at this time.

     

    OTHER INFORMATION

    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.

    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.

    RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY LICENSING AND INSPECTION

    Sellersville Borough Council requires the licensing and inspection of certain residential rental units. Residential rental property owners must apply for a license by December 31, 2019 to: Sellersville Code Enforcement Officer, 140 Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. Inspections will take place in the year 2020 by Barry Isett & Associates.

    The full text of the Ordinance can be viewed by clicking on Rental Property Inspection Ordinance 728.

    The  Rental Dwelling Registration Form to register a rental unit(s) can be downloaded at Rental Unit Registration Form

    The list of minimum inspection elements can be downloaded at Rental Property Inspection Requirements

    The fee schedule has been established by Resolution #19-10 and can be viewed at Resolution 19-10 Establishing Rental Property Fee Schedule

    The Rental Property License Fee is $80/unit which is paid with the Application form. A copy of the lease agreement is required to be submitted with the application. The License is good for three (3) years from the date of issuance or the sale or transfer of the residential rental unit. If a re-inspection is required following a Notice of Violation or following a Residential License Revocation, there will be a $50/unit fee for  the re-inspection. Appeals of the Code Enforcement Decision to Borough Council is $500.

    PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE

    Sellersville Borough Council adopted 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

                

     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

    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.

    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

    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:

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    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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