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 firstname.lastname@example.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
HOLIDAY RECYCLING SCHEDULE
Due to no garbage/recycling collections on Thursday December 25, 2014 and January 1, 2015, the recycling pickup days will be moved to the following Mondays, December 29, 2014 and January 5, 2015 for those residents on the Monday-Thursday pickup schedule. The regular Thursday recycling days will resume Thursday, January 8, 2015. Those residents on the Tuesday-Friday schedule are not affected.
UPCOMING FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA
Holiday at the Sellersville Museum Exhibit
The Sellersville Museum will be hosting the annual display of decorated Christmas trees exhibit on Saturday, December 13th and Sunday December 14th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. at the Sellersville Museum, 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. Trees are decorated by scouts, churches and many other! Come and vote for your favorites through coin donations which support the Pennridge F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there on Saturday and Sunday! For more information on the exhibit and the Museum click on: www.SellersvilleMuseum.org or call 215-257-5253.
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!
Holiday Lighting Contest
Sellersville Park and Recreation Board will be holding the 2nd annual Holiday Lighting contest. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. All borough residents are eligible. Judging will be done between the hours of 6 – 9 p.m. December 15 -18th.
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.
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
Ordinance to Vacate Carillon Hill Road
On December 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA, Borough Council will consider an ordinance to vacate (abandon) a portion of Carillon Hill Road. For further information, contact Borough Manager David Rivet at 215-257-5075
Ordinance to Update Chapter 68 of the Code of the Borough of Sellersville entitled “Flood Damage Prevention”
On December 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA, Borough Council will consider an ordinance to update Ordinance 612 enacted on May 13, 1999 . New FEMA flood maps have been created and will take effect March 16, 2015. Prior to that date, the Borough is required to update its Flood Prevention ordinance. For further information, contact Borough Manager David Rivet at 215-257-5075.
Ordinance Fixing Real Estate Tax For Fiscal Year 2015
On December 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA, Borough Council will consider an ordinance to fix the real estate tax for general Borough purposes for the Borough of Sellersville for fiscal and calendar year of 2015 at 20.0 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation. The Per Capita Tax, Occupation Tax and Real Estate Transfer Tax shall continue in effect as previously enacted. A budget summary by fund can be viewed by clicking 2015 Budget Summary by Fund
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 email@example.com 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