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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. 

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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

Main Street Lane Restrictions Scheduled Thursday for Bridge Beam Construction MAIN STREET AT FIRE HOUSE

 King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Main Street between Park Avenue and Elm Street in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County, on Thursday, May 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to midnight, for bridge beam construction as part of the project to replace the three-span bridge carrying Main Street over Perkiomen Creek, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent. During construction, the bridge remains open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as the contractor builds the new structure. However, there will be additional periods of lane restrictions with flagging.

In mid-summer, traffic will be shifted onto the new first half of the bridge while the other half is constructed.

PennDOT’s contractor will replace the current bridge with a new two-span, pre-stressed, concrete bulb-tee beam bridge. The project scope includes the installation of eight-foot sidewalks on both sides; resurfacing of the bridge approaches; and performing safety upgrades and other miscellaneous construction. The new structure will be 56 feet wide and 153 feet long.  The current bridge, built in 1940, is 46 feet wide and 128 feet long. The existing structure is currently posted for 13 tons and 17 tons for combination vehicles.

J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $4,537,292 improvement project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction on this bridge improvement project is expected to be completed in spring 2019.

 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.govA list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

 

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 860 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.

Route 563 (Ridge Road) Scheduled to Close Weekdays for Base Repair Operations in East Rockhill Township, Bucks County

King of Prussia, PA – Route 563 (Ridge Road) is scheduled to close weekdays between Park Avenue and Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Broad Street) in East Rockhill Township, Bucks County, on Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 15, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for base repair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the weekday closure, Route 563 (Ridge Road) motorists will be detoured over Bethlehem Pike, Route 309 and Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Broad Street). Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the construction zone. The schedule is weather dependent.

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.

 A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

 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 860 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.

 NPWA Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program Scheduled

Lansdale, Pa- March 28, 2018– During the week of April 8, 2018, the North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection and flushing program that runs through May 27, 2018. 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.

“The Authority is dedicated to providing all of our customers with quality drinking water and reliable fire protection which is why NPWA inspects and flushes all of the fire hydrants in our distribution system every year,” said Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority.

Flushing will take place at night between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. and during the day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The following is a tentative flushing schedule:

  •  May 13th through May 27th: Sellersville Borough
  •  May 20th through May 27th: Souderton Borough and Hilltown Township

If water discoloration occurs, customers should run the cold water for a few minutes. If the water does not clear up, customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes.  Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at 215-855-3617 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

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 redisplayed the next year during the same time period.

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

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE-PERKASIE BOROUGH Monday MAY 28th

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held in Perkasie on Monday, May 28th. The  Parade forms at 9:00 a.m. and starts at 10:00 a.m.

READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

The Samuel Pierce Branch of the Bucks County Public Library, 491 Arthur Avenue, Perkasie 18944.

 Yoga Storytime with Jess: continuing Last Tuesday of the month through June; 10:15 – 11:00 AM see Yoga June 2018

Join Jess from Shine Yoga Studio at the Perkasie Library for a new yoga and storytime class!  Bring water and wear comfortable, movement-friendly clothes. A yoga mat or a towel is recommended but not necessary. Best for children ages 4-6, all ages welcome.  Sponsored by: Friends of the Samuel Pierce Branch

NEW HOURS at the Branch:

Mon – Thurs      9 am – 8 pm

Fri                        10 am – 6 pm

Sat                       9 am – 5 pm

Special Library events in June include:

* SENSORY STORYTIMES: Mondays, 6/4                          12:45 PM

These storytimes 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 storytime, join us for 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

Take a look at the Summer Kickoff Celebration information on the Summer Quest calendar – including Mr. Chuck the Train Man and a Touch-A-Truck featuring 2 local firetrucks – Saturday, June 16 from 11 am – 3 pm!

May kid’s activities can be viewed by clicking on June 2018 Kids Program 

 

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th 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 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.

OTHER INFORMATION

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE

Sellersville Borough Council adopted Ordinance 717 at the Monday, March 12, 2018 Council meeting .Ordinance 717 adopts 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

            

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.

For information on how to kill the Spotted Lanternfly please click on Spotted Lanternfly Control

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.

 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.

 2018 BUCKS COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
The Bucks County Planning Commission has announced a series of Household Hazardous Waste  (HHW) collection events for 2018. Household products containing toxic chemicals, like pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, cleaning products, weed killers and automotive batteries can be a threat to people and the environment if improperly discarded. Never throw these materials into the trash, as the toxic chemicals may harm sanitation workers, or result in fires in collection vehicles. It is also not safe to pour them into a sink or storm drain as they can end up in the environment polluting the air, water, or soil. See the Bucks County recycling website  for more information.

 

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  

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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