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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.

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 will open on Sunday, May 24th! 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, May 9th and Sunday May 10th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m.  May’s exhibit features cast iron collectables. 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.

 Memorial Day Parade

  The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held in Sellersville on Saturday, May 23rd. The  Parade forms at 9:00 a.m. and starts at 10:00 a.m. The parade route begins on South Main Street at East Grandview Avenue and proceeds north to North Main Street & Temple Avenue; then from Temple Avenue to the Lake Lenape Park entrance located off from Walnut Street. Immediately following the parade there will be a ceremony at the War Memorial located in the park.

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.

 

OTHER INFORMATION 

N. Main Street Bridge over SEPTA Tracks Informational Meeting

A meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at St. Michaels Lutheran Church, 25 East Church Street in Sellersville, Pennsylvania from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. regarding the proposed bridge rehabilitation of the North Main Street bridge over the SEPTA tracks. This is an opportunity to review, discuss, and comment on the proposed project.   If you have any questions, contact the project manager, Steven P. Fellin, at (610) 205-6821, or Monica Harrower, PennDOT District 6-0 Cultural Resources Specialist, at (610) 205-6709.

Revitalization Committee

The Sellersville Borough Council is organizing a Revitalization Committee to provide input for improving the downtown area. Borough residents would like to serve on this committee may send a letter of interest with a brief description of their experience/background and contact information to either: Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or via email sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org by May 22, 2015.

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. The submission for adherence to the Borough’s zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances is currently under review by the borough’s solicitor, engineer and administration. The Sellersville Planning Commission will review the Elmhurst Garden PRD submission at their May 18, 2015 meeting.  A public hearing regarding this PRD will be held at the June 8, 2015 Council meeting. A scan of the plan can be viewed by clicking on Elmhurst Gardens Record and Lot Plan

2015 Great American Cleanup of PA

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced registration is now open for the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA. The effort began March 1st and runs through May 31st. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vest from the PA DOT District offices, as supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events and must be registered through the Great American Cleanup of PA website to receive free cleanup supplies.  For more information or to register your events, visit the Great American Cleanup of PA website at www.gacofpa.org or contact Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA Program Coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or email at mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org  An announcement regarding this program can be viewed by clicking 2015 Great Amer Cleanup   The form to request supplies can be downloaded by clicking Great Amer Cleanup Supplies Request Form

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!

closeup of 2014 ornament

 

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.

Recycling Sticker picture

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

  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: We support Pennsylvania 811 web button

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

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