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
If you have not already done so, you may participate in the resident survey by going to surveymonkey.com/r/sellersvilleresidentsurvey2016
Sellersville Borough is looking for a school crossing guard for afternoons between 3:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m. at 9th Street and N. Main and for other times as needed as a substitute crossing guard during the school year. Applicants need to have PA Child Care clearance. An application for employment can be downloaded by clicking on employment-application . Interested parties may inquire at Sellersville Borough Hall 215-257-5075 for more information.
CLEAN BLOCK AWARD WINNER- WOODBURY AVENUE
The winner of the 2016 Clean Block Award is Woodbury Avenue! Congratulations to the Woodbury Avenue residents for keeping their neighborhood attractive!
2017 LAKE LENAPE CALENDARS
Local photographer Janice MacKenzie has put together an outstanding 2017 calendar featuring seasonal pictures of our own Lake Lenape park. There are a few calendars available for sale at Borough Hall. They may also be purchased on-line at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/janice-mackenzie/my-calendar/calendar/product-22825879.html The price is $15/each and the proceeds go to the Park and Recreation Committee to help fund park and playground improvements.
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA
EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM
The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday November 13th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. This month’s exhibit features model trains! 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.
HALLOWEEN PARADE/TRICK OR TREATING HOURS
The annual Sellersville Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Participants sign in by the Sellersville Museum, 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville at 9:00 a.m. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on East Church Street in front of the Borough Hall, proceeds to North Main Street then south on North Main Street to the Fire Hall. In the event of rain or snow, the parade will be held in the Fire Hall, 2 N. Main Street, Sellersville, PA.
Halloween Trick or Treating hours are between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. October 31st. Please observe that if a porch light is not lit, those residents are not participating.
PERKASIE FARMER’S MARKET
The Perkasie Farmer’s Market is now open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon starting June 4 -October 29, 2016. It is a popular market held at 7th St. and Market St. in the center of Perkasie. Local farmers and crafters bring locally grown and Certified Organic produce, eggs, meat, honey, breads, coffee, cookies and cakes, preserves, olive oil, sweet treats, flowers, plants, and home-made craft items. Every week features a local musician and visiting community organizations provide crafts and activities for families.
The 17th annual Sellersville Winterfest celebration will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 beginning with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the Sellersville Fire Hall, 2 N. Main Street, Sellersville. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at the Fire Hall at 6:45 p.m. and trolley rides begin at 7:00 p.m. Participating businesses and churches will have activities at their locations throughout the borough! The Sellersville Museum will be open with the Christmas Tree Forest exhibit. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! Come out and participate in the fun!
HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST
This year, judging for the Holiday Lighting contest will done the evening of December 15th between 6-9 p.m. The categories are single family homes, townhouse and twins and businesses. Be sure to have your holiday lights on to be considered!
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.
VIETNAM VETERANS’ COMMERORATIVE CEREMONIES
Senator Chuck McIlhinney together with State Representatives John Galloway, Scott Petri, Steve Santarsiero, Marguerite Quinn, Bernie O’Neill and Katharine Watson will recognize and honor the Vietnam Veterans of the 10th Senatorial District for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States, with three special Commemorative Ceremonies.
In Accordance With Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and “in conducting the commemorative program, the Secretary shall coordinate, support, and facilitate other programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and local governments, and other persons and organizations in commemoration of the Vietnam War.” A special Vietnam Veterans’ lapel pin has been produced as part of the commemorative program and will be distributed to attending veterans. In order to attend this event and to be eligible to receive the commemorative pin, the recipient must be a United States Veteran who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 01, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of stationing location.
To fully accommodate all who wish to attend, and ensure a sufficient quantity of the commemorative pins, we ask that you contact Senator McIlhinney’s office at 215-489-5000 or sign up on his website at www.senatormcilhinney.com/vietnam-veterans-50th.
The ceremonies will take place on three dates in different locations; October 13, 2016 7:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 317, 215 South Main Street, Yardley, PA; October 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Plumsteadville Fire Hall, 5064 Stump Road, Doylestown, PA and November 10, at 6:30 p.m. Byers Choice, 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA.
For more information please click on this link: Vietnam Veterans Joint Event Flyer 2016
PA STATE POLICE COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT BULLETIN
The attached Community Awareness Bulletin by the Pennsylvania State Police to share important information concerning the safety and security of the citizens they serve. This bulletin addresses the recent emergence of the recent social media “crazy clown” sightings and posted threats. These bulletins are disseminated as necessary, and contain information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities. 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 their public website at www.psp.pa.gov for additional information you might find useful.
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
Elmhurst Gardens Planned Residential Development
A Planned Residential Development (PRD) named Elmhurst Gardens was 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. Council voted to deny the Curtis Building Company’s application for tentative approval of the Elmhurst Gardens Planned Residential Development Plan at the November 9, 2015 Council meeting. A scan of the plan can be viewed by clicking on Elmhurst Gardens Record and Lot Plan
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.
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: