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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.

Photograph courtesy Janice MacKenzie

Bucks Beautiful was responsible for planting 10,000 daffodil bulbs in Lake Lenape Park last fall in honor of Boy Scout Troop #1’s 100th year anniversary this year.  Bucks Beautiful is non-profit organization in Bucks County that promotes the beautification of Bucks County.  The Bulbs for Bucks Program was the inspiration of Bucks Beautiful President Chuck Gale to welcome springtime with blooming daffodils at key locations throughout the county. With the profound positive impact the program has had in the community, Bulbs for Bucks has become a permanent program of Bucks Beautiful. With continued community support and by partnering with the groups committed to beautification programs in their own community it will continue to be an important part of Bucks Beautiful’s mission. To their knowledge, this is the largest bulb planting project in the state of Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 2010, they have planted over 1.1 million daffodil bulbs, all in locations the public can enjoy.

 

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HOLIDAY HOUSE POOL CLOSING AT 4 PM. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH DUE TO PUMP PROBLEM

TRAIN DERAILMENT- CRESSMAN POND, SELLERSVILLE

At approximately 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 20th, three freight cars loaded with butter derailed in Cressman Pond park near St. Michael’s Cemetery. The cars were a part of a 23 car train with 3 other freight cars containing lumber and 17 containing butane. There was a leakage of diesel fuel used to refrigerate the three derailed freight cars, but it is being contained.  Haz-Mat Teams, PA Water Conservation, PA State Police, Perkasie Police Department,  Bucks County Emergency Services, Sellersville, Telford, Perseverance and Perkasie Fire and Fire Police Departments and the owner of the rail line were on the scene. No one was injured in the accident and the public is not in danger, however, the public is warned to stay away from the scene. Cleanup at the scene is continuing.

DISC GOLF IN CRESSMAN POND AREA

Due to the ongoing work to reset the derailed freight cars and contain the diesel spill, holes 8-15 in the Cressman Park area are not available for use. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please click on Disc Golf Course Map for a map of the affected area.

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

PT Accounting Clerk – Sellersville Borough, PA Position requires accounting and clerical knowledge in the application of double-entry bookkeeping principles and practices.  Assists  Borough Manager with day to day bookkeeping, reconciliation, reporting, record keeping and data entry. Assists with answering the telephone, reception and public assistance. This is a non-exempt, PT position expecting to become FT within a year. Working hours between 8 am – 4:00pm. The employee reports to and receives work assignments from the Borough Manager. Click here for a more detailed job description click on 2017 Acct Clerk – part-time

REQ: High School diploma or GED and three years or more bookkeeping/accounting work preferably in the government sector. Experience with MS Office. EOE. Salary depending upon experience. Apply by 7/7/2017.  Send cover letter, resume and Employment Application to: Sellersville Borough, attn.: Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.

 

 

N. MAIN STREET (ROUTE 309) CLOSURE BETWEEN 12th STREET   &  LONGWOOD AVENUE

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that North Main Street (Route 309) between 12th Street and Longwood Avenue will be closed for a large culvert replacement beginning May 30, 2017. The closure is expected to last 15 weeks. The official detour route has signs posted and uses Ridge Road and the 309 bypass to access North Main Street. The following is the official PA DOT press release:

PennDOT to Replace Main Street Culvert over Wertz Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County

 King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 30, to replace the structurally-deficient Main Street culvert over Wertz Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today. The new bridge is expected to be completed in September.
Over the next three months, crews will work to replace the existing concrete arch culvert with a new precast concrete box culvert.

 During the operation, Main Street will be closed between Longwood Avenue and Twelfth Street. Main Street motorists will be detoured over Route 563 (Ridge Road), Lawn Avenue, Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) and Route 152 (State Road).
  Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

 Built in 1937, the one-span culvert is 19 feet long and 47 feet wide. The structure carries about 6,044 vehicles a day.

 The replacement of the Main Street culvert over Wertz Creek is part of PennDOT’s $6.8 million project to rehabilitate five structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks and Montgomery counties, three structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks County, and to stabilize a stream embankment at a bridge in Bucks County.

 Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.

  For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

 For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

 MEDIA CONTACT: Bob Kent, 610-205-6801

 

WEST PARK AVENUE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

West Park Avenue street construction project has been completed. Sellersville Borough wishes to thank you for your patience during construction.

COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS

Last fall 1,700 survey postcards were sent out to Sellersville Borough residents from the Revitalization Committee containing six general questions revolving around the perception of downtown and area. 178 Surveys were returned for a 10% response rate. The pie charts below summarize the responses: 2016 Survey Results

Residents who would like to provide input to the Revitalization Committee may send a email to: contact_revitalize@sellersvilleboro.org

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.

 

BUCKS COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAYS

Many household products contain chemicals that cause contamination to the environment if disposed of improperly. The Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program provides the opportunity for residents to get rid of unwanted hazardous chemicals, such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, caustic cleaners, pool chemicals, mercury, and automotive and rechargeable batteries, by offering a safe and easy disposal solution. Please note that LATEX paint is NOT a hazardous waste and can be dried out and disposed of in your regular trash.

Residents can drive to any of the collection sites listed, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, rain or shine, and their household hazardous waste will be removed from their vehicles and sorted for safe disposal.

No electronics (TVs, computers, or other electronic devices) will be collected this year, due to the effects of a Pennsylvania law, the Covered Devices Recycling Act.

May 27, 2017

Harry S. Truman High School, 3001 Green Lane, Levittown, Bristol Township

June 17, 2017

Upper Bucks Area Vocational–Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Bedminster Township

July 22, 2017

Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington Township

August 5, 2017

Strayer Middle School, 1200 Ronald Reagan Drive, Richland Township

August 26, 2017

Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road, Bristol Township

The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.  More information on the collections or on recycling in general is available by calling the Bucks County Planning Commission at 345-3400 or checking the County of Bucks website www.BucksCounty.org/recycling or clicking on: 2017 HHW Flyer

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection dates and locations above DO NOT include televisions or other electronics or any Freon containing items such as air conditions, refrigerators or freezers. Information regarding disposal for television and electronic devices can be found by clicking on: Television Disposal Flyer2017.  Disposal options for freon containing items can be seen by clicking on Freon Flyer 2017. Suggestions on paint disposal can be viewed by clicking on Leftover Paint Flyer 2017

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA

SUMMER 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 summer! They will have a different type of schedule for the summer beginning June 17th. Their regular story-times take a pause until September, but the summer schedule is quite full with different activities and performances in support of “Building A Better World”, the theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program. The calendar of events between June 17th – August 2nd can be viewed by clicking on:2017 SRP.Calendar 01  The Franklin Institute’s Amazing Machines visits Perkasie flyer can be viewed by clicking:Flyer.2017Franklin Institute.06.26 The Summer Reading Program Kick-off Fair flyer can be viewed at:Flyer.Kickoff.06.17.17  Summertime readers (pre-school, elementary-aged, and teens and adults) can keep track of how many minutes they read using Reading Logs supplied by the library. The library’s goal is to have its patrons read and report 225,000 minutes for the summer!

Shine Yoga Center will be holding a Kids yoga class on Tuesday July 11th from 11 -1:30 a.m. For more information click on Flyer.Yoga at the Library.07.11.17

JULY 4th BELL RINGING AT THE MUSEUM

Sellersville Borough will be holding its annual July 4th Bell Ringing ceremony in front of the Sellersville Museum, 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville beginning at 10:30 a.m. This patriotic event features the reading of the Declaration of Independence, children ringing the Museum bells in honor of the original 13 Colonies and singing! Bring a lawn chair and start your Fourth of July holiday honoring and remembering the reason we celebrate!

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th 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 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.

FIRE DEPARTMENT CARNIVAL

The annual Sellersville Fire Department Carnival will be held from Tuesday, July 11 to Saturday July 15th.

OTHER INFORMATION

 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.

 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  5 collection days throughout the County. The program for the five county area including Bucks County sites, can be viewed by clicking on Hazardous waste .

 

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

 

 RULES ON ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL

PENNSYLVANIA’S ELECTRONICS RECYCLYING LAW WENT INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2013. AS OF THAT DATE, THE BOROUGH’S TRASH COLLECTOR 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 .

 

 

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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