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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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OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY 2-19-2018 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT’S DAY

KEYSTONE TAXPAYER INFORMATION

Keystone Collections Group has a phone line dedicated exclusively to taxpayer inquiries during the tax filing season:1-866-539-1100. You may also go to their webpage at www.keystonecollects.com   and then click on “Contact Us”. To file your tax forms online go to www.keystonecollects.com  and click on “Pay/File”.

 

LAWN MAINTENANCE PROPOSALS

Sellersville Borough is accepting proposals for lawn maintenance. Proposals will be received by Sellersville Borough, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 until 2:00p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018.    General conditions and proposal forms can be downloaded at  2018 Lawn Maintenance Proposal  and the required  Addendum I (NEW!).

 

STATE POLICE WARN OF OLYMPICS INSIRED SCAMS

The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a Community Awareness Bulletin warning residents of Olympic inspired scams that are currently circulating on the internet. please click the following link to read about these scams and how to take measures to prevent them from happening to you. State Police Warning 2018 Olympics May Inspire Scams 

Please visit the Pennsylvania State Police’s public website at www.psp.pa.gov for additional information you might find useful.  

 

PENN DOT BRIDGE REPLACEMENT-EAST BRANCH PERKIOMEN CREEK

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contact for $4,537,292 to replace the Main Street bridge by the Sellersville Fire Hall to J.D. Ekman of Atglen, Pa. The project is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds.

The current three span bridge is structurally deficient. It was built in 1940, and is 46′ wide and 128′ long. It is currently posted for 13 tons and 17 tons for combination vehicles, which greatly restricts large vehicle traffic, including many emergency vehicles.  Crews will replace the current bridge with a new two-span, pre-stressed, concrete bulb-tee beam bridge. The project includes the installation of 8′ sidewalks on both sides, resurfacing the bridge approaches, safety upgrades and other miscellaneous construction. The new structure will be 56′ wide and 153′ long.

Work has begun to build the construction access road, installing drainage structures and clearing trees to allow utilities to move their lines. The bridge will remain open to two-way vehicular traffic and pedestrian access will also be maintained during construction. There will be times of lane restriction and flaggers will be used. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2019.

Your patience during this necessary bridge replacement project is appreciated.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued the following press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 22, 2018

 Wolf Administration Announces Work Underway to Replace Main Street Bridge over Perkiomen Creek in Bucks County

 King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that preliminary construction is underway on a project to replace the three-span bridge carrying Main Street over Perkiomen Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County.

 “This is a key transportation project for this region, one that has been a long time in the making,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This is a significant bridge replacement not just for Sellersville Borough, but for that region of Bucks County. It is critical to the area businesses as well as those who live and travel in that area.”

 Beginning Wednesday, January 24, through mid-February, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled in both directions on Main Street between Park Avenue and Elm Street, as crews perform pipe drainage work; remove trees; construct an access road; and relocate utilities.

 During construction, the bridge will remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as the contractor builds the new structure. However, there will be additional periods of lane restrictions with flagging.

 Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Crews 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.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, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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 850 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

 

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

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

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SELLERSVILLE AREA

READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

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

Storytime on the Road – Landis Supermarket, 543 Constitution Ave., Perkasie, PA 18944  Thursday, Feb. 8 10:30 AM: Join a librarian at the Landis Supermarket for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! We’ll be meeting in the Café. All ages welcome, no registration required.

 Storytime on the Road – Perkasie Borough Hall, 620 W. Chestnut, Perkasie, PA 18944  Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:30 AM.  Join a librarian at the Perkasie Borough Hall for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! Experience storytime in the borough council meeting room, learn about the history of the building, and even check out the building’s old bank vault. All ages welcome, no registration required.

Digital Family Storytime Saturday, February 24, 10:15 AM.  A family story program exploring the library’s digital resources.  Learn more about their collection of digital picture books, music, and more for your child.  Best for ages 3 – 8. All ages welcome.

 Yoga Storytime with Jess: Tuesday, February 27; continuing Last Tuesday of the month through June; 10:15 – 11:00 AM

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

 

4th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND CELTIC FESTIVAL

The 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Fest will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018.   This is a combined effort between the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and Sellersville Borough. This year the parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Pennridge Middle School on Fifth Street and proceed down East Church Street to North Main Street in Sellersville, ending at the Sellersville Fire House. All events after the parade will be held in the Sellersville Fireman’s Picnic Grove behind the Fire Hall, 2 N. Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. NEW THIS YEAR, in the event of rain or snow, the festivities will be held inside the Fire Hall. There will be food and craft vendor tables, games and contests! Businesses and other groups have opportunities to promote their organization through sponsorships, entering a float in the parade, or having a table at the Grove!  Download a sponsorship form here: Sponsorship form 2018  To register, please visit the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce website for specific details on registration.  www.pennridge.com 

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m.  March’s exhibit features LEGO’s! 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

WATERLINE REPLACEMENT EAST PARK AVENUE AND HUGHES AVENUE

A contractor for North Penn Water Authority replaced the waterlines, including water services and fire hydrants on East Park Avenue between North Main Street to the National Guard Armory. A segment of waterline on the 100 block of Hughes Avenue was also replaced.  The affected portions of East Park Avenue and Hughes Avenue will be milled and paved when warmer weather allows. Your patience during this construction is appreciated.

            

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.

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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