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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. 

“SELLEBRATE” SELLERSVILLE

Annual Community Cleanup

Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning at the American Legion , 75 N. Main Street, Sellersville

Participants will fan out through Sellersville to pick up trash, and clean up Sellersville’s Parks and Streets.  Hotdogs, Soda and Water will be served afterwards, courtesy of the American Legion.  The Borough will provide bags, gloves, and safety vests.

please RSVP to 215-257-5075 to ensure enough food and supplies!

BOROUGH HALL IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville is now open to the public.  In compliance with Governor Wolf’s declaration and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Visitors must wear a mask at all times and socially distance themselves from others at all times.  If you choose, Residents can also use the grey metal drop box located near the front entrance for utility bills. Anyone who needs to drop off other documents or requires other information, may call 215-257-5075 and someone will assist you.

NEW STYLE SEWER  & TRASH BILLS

Starting in 2021, Sellersville Borough sewer and Trash bills will have a new look! We have gone to a postcard-style bill as pictured here: New Sewer & Trash Bills

Please be on the lookout for them at your usual billing date!

NEW INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS FROM BUCKS COUNTY

Bucks County has a link on their website that provides information on the vaccine rollout for residents to pre-register for the vaccine as it becomes available at Bucks County Coronavirus Vaccine Information

JOINT RECREATION AUTHORITY (HOLIDAY HOUSE POOL)

POSITION OPENING

Sellersville Borough is seeking a volunteer to serve on the West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority. The Authority manages the Holiday House Pool and Recreation Center. They meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Sellersville Borough Hall. The Joint Recreation Authority consists of three members from West Rockhill Township and three from Sellersville Borough. If you would like to play a pivotal role in one of your community’s recreational planning board, please send a letter if interest to: Sellersville Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

PARK & RECREATION BOARD POSITION OPENING

There is an opening on the Sellersville Park and Recreation Board. The Park and Recreation Board acts as an advisor to the borough council on matters related to the park, playground and other recreational activities within the borough. This is an appointed, volunteer position. The Park and Recreation Board meets at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

If you would like to be a part of your community’s leadership, please send a letter if interest to: Sellersville Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

PLANNING COMMISSION POSITION OPENING

    There is an opening on the Sellersville Planning Commission beginning January 1, 2021. The Planning Commission acts as an advisor to the borough council on matters of community growth and development. This is an appointed, volunteer position. The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 pm on the third Monday of the month.

    If you would like to be a part of your community’s leadership, please send a letter if interest to: Sellersville Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

    INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

    POSITION OPENING

    There is an opening on the Sellersville Industrial Development Authority beginning January 1, 2021. The Industrial Development Authority acts on loan applications for businesses who desire certain financing. This is an appointed, volunteer position. The Industrial Development Authority  meets at 7:00 pm on the third Monday in April and other such times as called by the Authority Chair.

    If you would like to be a part of your community’s leadership, please send a letter if interest to: Sellersville Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

    ZONING HEARING BOARD POSITION OPENING

    There is an opening on the Sellersville Zoning Hearing Board beginning January 1, 2021. The Zoning Hearing Board The Zoning Hearing Board hears and renders adjudication regarding challenges to the Zoning Officer’s decisions and land use ordinance procedural questions. This is an appointed, volunteer position. The Zoning Hearing Board meets as required.

    If you would like to be a part of your community’s leadership, please send a letter if interest to: Sellersville Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

    FOUND IN LENAPE PARK

    A large dog water bowl was turned into borough hall that was found on Saturday, October 10, 2021 in Lake Lenape Park. Call 215-257-5075 and describe it to pick up.

    PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

    MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021 AT 7:30 P.M.

    The Planning Commission meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

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    SELLERSVILLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING

    On Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. is to be held via ZOOM Teleconference

    Sellersville Borough Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Eileen M. Bradley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Council Meeting Zoom
    Time: Mar 8, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    SELLERSVILLE BOROUGH COUNCIL’S PUBLIC MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING ON 04/20/2021 at 7:00 pm TO BE HELD via ZOOM TELECONFERENCE

    Sellersville Borough Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Public Management Committee Meeting

    Time: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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      BOROUGH MEETING FORMAT CHANGE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

      Notice is hereby given, that in order to insure the public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the monthly meetings for the following Sellersville Borough Commissions, Boards, Authorities and Committees will be held by audio and video conferencing until Pennsylvania Governor Wolf rescinds the social distancing requirements and lifts the state’s emergency declaration relating to COVID-19. Meetings may be cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

      2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

      The public is invited to log on or phone in to the virtual meetings. Public comment will be taken by email (sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org) during and before the meeting, by phone during the meeting, or as part of the video conferencing. Details on how to phone in to the meeting or log in to the video conference are posted on the Sellersville’s website http://sellersvilleboro.org.  All interested parties are invited to participate.

      Notice is hereby given that the following meetings shall be held during 2021 by Sellersville Borough Officials at the designated times; all meetings are held at Sellersville Municipal Building, 140 East Church Street, Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

      BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS – 7:00 P.M.  Mondays

      January 11                               May 10                        September  13

      February 8                               July 12                         October 11

      March 8                                   August 9                     November 8

      April 12                                                                       December 13

      Public Management Committee – 7:00 P.M. –  Tuesday

       January  19                              May  18                       September  21

      February 16                             June  15                       October  19

      March  16                                July 20                         November  16

      April  20                                  August  17                  December  21

      Planning Commission – 7:30 P.M. – Mondays

      January  25      *                      May 17                        September 20

      February 22     *                      June 21                       October 18

      March  15                                July 19                           November 15

      April 19                                   August 16                       December 20

      * NOTE:  Moved from 3rd Monday to Fourth Monday due to holidays.

      Park and Recreation Board – 7:00 P.M. – Tuesdays

      January 5                                 May 4                          September 7

      February 2                               June 1                         October 5

      March 2                                    July 6                          November 2

      April 6                                    August 3                        December 7

                 

      Zoning Hearing Board – 7:00 P.M.

       At the Call of Chairperson

       

      West Rockhill-Sellersville Jt. Rec. Authority/Comm. – 7:00 P.M. – Thursdays

      January  7                                May  6                         September  2

      February 4                               June  3                         October  7

      March  4                                  July 1                             November  4

      April  1                                    August 5                         December  2

      Sellersville Historical and Achievement Authority – 7:00 P.M. – Tuesdays

                  Meets at Museum – 120 E. Church Street

      January  19                              May  18                       September  21

      February 16                             June  15                       October  19

      March  16                                July 20                         November  16

      April  20                                  August 17                      December  21

      Emergency Management – 7:30 P.M. – Monday

      January  25      (4th Mon.)                   July  12            (2nd Mon.)

      April  12          (2nd Mon.)                    October  18     (3rd Mon.)

      Industrial Development Authority – 7:00 P.M.

      April 19, 2021 –  Reorganization Meeting

      Other meetings at the call of the Chairman

      2021 BUDGET INFORMATION

      2021 Budgeted Revenues -Expenses

      2021 Budget by Fund (long sheets)

      2021 Budget Book

      Meeting Dates 2021

      WASTE COLLECTION-YARD WASTE & LARGE ITEMS

      The following message has been sent to the Borough regarding waste collection from our contracted waste collector Republic Services:

      There is a limit of one large item on the last day of your collection for the week (Thursday for the south side and Friday for the north side).

      1. Bagged or Garbage Can Contents Only for Trash (No loose items on the ground).
      2. Garbage Can Contents Only for the Recycling (No loose items on the ground). Do not bag recyclables.
      3. Do not put used masks, gloves or other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the recycling cans; they go in the bagged trash
      4. Do not put disinfecting wipes in your compost pile as they will kill the beneficial bacteria needed for successful composting. Do not flush them down the toilet either as they do not breakdown and may cause blockages in your system as well as damage equipment at the waste water treatment plant. Put them in the trash.

      Recycle Do’s and Don’t with new COVID

      We greatly appreciate you considering these measures to ensure the safety of our solid waste and recycling collectors and the community.

      RECYCLING – ACCEPTABLE AND NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

      Sellersville Borough has a single stream recycling program where items can be put out for collection on the last day of collection; Thursday for the south end and Fridays for the north end. In recent years it has become harder for recycling companies to find markets for their products and have had to tighten quality control on recycled materials. Contamination of unacceptable materials can lead to a load being rejected and sent to a landfill. Rejected loads of recycled materials cost the haulers as much as $175/ton versus a cost of around $65/ton to haul directly to a landfill. The extra charge is being passed on to the customers.

      We need to improve the quality of items put in our single stream recycling containers. There have been too many non-recyclable goods, such as plastic bags, used pizza boxes, ceramic and china kitchen ware, light bulbs, garden hoses, used diapers, and food contaminated containers among many other items, put into the recycling containers. Recycled items also need to be clean and dry. The recycled items cannot be treated like regular garbage. Flyers that provide more information on the proper preparation of recycled materials can be viewed at: Recycling PDF-What Is and What Isnt Recyclable and Empty Clean Dry Flyer

      Republic Services has a video that is very informative regarding proper preparation of recyclables that can be accessed by clicking on this link Recycling Video.

      If the quality of the borough’s recycled materials is not improved, we may be forced to stop the program. Your cooperation on making the recycling program work is greatly appreciated.

      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.

      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

      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 re-displayed the next year during the same time period.

      BANNERS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE BOROUGH BY MAY 1st OF THE YEAR TO BE HUNG. BANNER ORDERS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED TO BE RECEIVED IN TIME IF ORDERED AFTER MARCH 15th. The Borough rents a bucket truck to mount and take down the banners and will not rent a truck to mount banners after the initial installation.

      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

      READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

      For information regarding the library please click on: Bucks County Free Library COVID-19 FAQ – Bucks County Free Library (buckslib.org)

       February 2021 Storytime

       Check out all Bucks County Free Library branch events at:  http://calendar.buckslib.org/         

       

      EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

      The Sellersville Museum will be postponing exhibits until a future date. The Sellersville Museum is located at 120 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.   For information on the Sellersville Museum click on: www.SellersvilleMuseum.org or call 215-257-5253.

      BINGO THURSDAY NIGHTS AT SELLERSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

      The Sellersville Fire Department has cancelled regular Bingo night until further notice due to current concerns with the COVID-19 virus.  Please click on Bingo canceled Updated 05182020 for more information. Check the Fire Department website for updates.

      OTHER INFORMATION

      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.

      DISCHARGING FIREWORKS IN BOROUGH

      The change in the Pennsylvania fireworks law has created confusion on the part of citizens who are under the mistaken belief that fireworks are allowed to be set off anywhere, anytime. In reality, there are essentially no places in the Borough of Sellersville where private citizens can set off fireworks as they cannot be set off within 150′ of an occupied structure whether or not it is occupied. This provision essentially eliminates any location within the Borough for discharging fireworks. Other restrictions include:

          They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.

      ·         They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
      ·         They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
      ·         They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure, whether or not a person is actually present.
      ·         They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.

      For more information on the fireworks regulations, please see the PA State Police FAQ site

      If residents hear or observe the improper setting off of fireworks within the borough they are encouraged to contact the Perkasie Police Department at (267) 517-0099.

      RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY LICENSING AND INSPECTION

      Sellersville Borough Council requires the licensing and inspection of certain residential rental units. Residential rental property owners must apply for a license by December 31, 2019 to: Sellersville Code Enforcement Officer, 140 Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. Inspections will take place in the year 2020 by Barry Isett & Associates.

      The full text of the Ordinance can be viewed by clicking on Rental Property Inspection Ordinance 728.

      The  Rental Dwelling Registration Form to register a rental unit(s) can be downloaded at Rental Unit Registration Form

      The list of minimum inspection elements can be downloaded at Rental Property Inspection Requirements

      The fee schedule has been established by Resolution #19-10 and can be viewed at Resolution 19-10 Establishing Rental Property Fee Schedule

      The Rental Property License Fee is $80/unit which is paid with the Application form. A copy of the lease agreement is required to be submitted with the application. The License is good for three (3) years from the date of issuance or the sale or transfer of the residential rental unit. If a re-inspection is required following a Notice of Violation or following a Residential License Revocation, there will be a $50/unit fee for  the re-inspection. Appeals of the Code Enforcement Decision to Borough Council is $500.

      PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE

      Sellersville Borough Council adopted 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

                  

       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: https://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

      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. Penn State Extension also has a page for homeowners to help manage SLF on your property: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-management-for-homeowners

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

      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.

         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:

      Spring Flyer

      Summer Flyer Winter Flyer Fall Flyer

      Fall Flyer

      Winter Flyer

      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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