2015 Garden Contest RulesSellersville 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
Season Tickets and Swim Lesson Applications for Holiday House Pool
We are now accepting season ticket applications and swim lesson applications for the 2015 season at Holiday House Pool which is now open! For more information, please click on Recreation: Parks and Holiday House Pool.
Exhibit at the Sellersville Museum
The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday July 12th 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.
Kid’s U! at Delaware Valley College
Delaware Valley College is opening registration for their 2015 Summer Youth Program at the Doylestown campus. Program and registration information can be found on their website: www.delval.edu/summer or by calling 215-489-4848. The program flyer can be viewed by clicking on DelVal College Kids Summer Program 2015.
Perkasie Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, there is a Farmer’s Market at the intersection of 7th Street and Market Street, Perksaie. Come out to get fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and jewlery! There is also live music and demonstrations.
Pennsylvania State Police Warn of Spring/Summer Scams
Captain Brian S. Tobin of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Bethlehem has provided important information concerning the safety and security of our citizens. A bulletin that contains information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities can be viewed at: Spring Scams CAB -4-2015. The Pennsylvania State Police remains committed to working hand-in-hand with the public to reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life in our communities. Please consider visiting the State Police public website at www.psp.pa.gov for additional information you might find useful.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER AMETEK SITE
Demolition of the concrete pads at the former Plant 2 AMETEK (U.S. Gauge) site began on Monday, May 11, 2015. 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
Elmhurst Gardens Planned Residential Development
A Planned Residential Development (PRD) named Elmhurst Gardens has been submitted to Sellersville Borough for approval by Curtis Building Co., Inc. Elmhurst Gardens consists of a six story, 115 unit residential building with a 12,000 square foot commercial component surrounded by a 279 space parking lot located on currently vacant property located off of the paper streets known as Elmhurst Avenue and Pine Street. The PRD does not include an age restriction and has an optional request to substitute 24 residential units for the 12,000 square foot commercial area. A scan of the plan can be viewed by clicking on Elmhurst Gardens Record and Lot Plan The first hearing regarding this development was held on June 8, 2015. The next public hearing date has not yet been scheduled.
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 25 collection days throughout the County. the program for the five county area can be viewed at SoutheasternRegional-HHWEvents2015_web.final The 2015 Bucks County sites only flyer can be viewed by clicking on 2015 – Hazadrous Waste Collection Additional information is available on the 2015 HHW Press release HHW Press Release 2015 Please note that this year’s program does not include electronics.
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!
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.
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 .
A LETTER FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT ADDRESSED TO THE BOROUGH CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING HERE
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:
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