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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. 

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.

NEW ITEMS OF INTEREST

HOLIDAY HOUSE SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Holiday House Pool opens on Sunday, May 26th at 12 noon! Get you season tickets at the Sellersville Borough Hall. The early discount ends June 1st. You can also sign up for swim lessons which are two, two week sessions with Session I running from July 9 thru July 20th and Session II from July 23rd thru August 3rd.

HAMMOCKS IN LAKE LENAPE PARK

The Sellersville Park and Recreation Board has added hammocks in the park as an added attraction. They will be up all summer for your enjoyment! For more information, please click on Hammocks

HOLIDAY HOUSE CRAFT BEER NIGHT – FRIDAY JULY 19th

The Holiday House Pool is having a craft beer night featuring The Proper Brewing Company’s products and a special menu from Aunt Em’s snack shack on the Holiday House Pool grounds, 801 Washington Avenue, Sellersville between 8 pm- 10 pm.  This is an adults only (21 years of age and older) event. Music, swimming, bocce ball, ping pong and corn hole games will be featured. Pre-sale tickets for $5 each can be purchased at the Holiday House pool, the West Rockhill Town Hall or Sellersville Borough Hall. Tickets purchased at the door on the night of the event will be $7.50.  Flyer for the event can be viewed at Craft Beer Night 2019

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

RECYCLING GUIDES- 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 of 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 tightened quality control on recycled materials. Contamination of unacceptable materials can lead to an 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 has 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. The recycled items also need to be clean and dry. The recycled items cannot be treated like regular garbage. Flyers that provide more information non 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.

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.

 

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

JULY 4th ANNUAL NATIONAL BELL RINGING CEREMONY-SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

Sellersville Borough will be participating in the National Bell Ringing Ceremony on Thursday, July 4th at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Sellersville Museum, 120 East Church Street, Sellersville, PA  Bells will be rung throughout the Nation in observance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The service will feature reading of the Declaration of Independence, songs and ringing the Museum bell 13 times by separate individuals, in honor of the 13 original colonies.

Start off your July 4th Holiday celebration honoring the original reason for this important date in our history!

READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

Hours at the Branch:

Mon – Thurs      9 am – 8 pm

Fri                        10 am – 6 pm

Sat                       9 am – 5 pm

Sensory Story times scheduled on Monday at 11:30 a.m.  These story times 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 story time, there is 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

Summer Quest Volunteer Training- would you like to work with children at the Library? There will be volunteer training on Thursday June 6th and 13th starting at 6:00 pm and Saturday June 8th at 11 am. For more information and to signup online, please click on https://buckslib.org/?s=volunteer

June  Activities can be viewed at:

 

2019 SUMMER QUEST EVENTS 

Bucks County Free Library, Samuel Pierce Branch, 491 Arthur Avenue, Perkasie, PA  18944

Summer Quest Kick-off!

Saturday, June 22                            11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us as we kick-off Summer Quest at Bucks County Free Library with GIANT games, bubbles, face painting, crafts, Mr. Chuck the Train Man, and more! Learn about this summer’s limited-edition badges, pick up reading logs for the whole family, and enter our social media contest for a chance to win 6 VIP TICKETS to a Summer Quest performance on Saturday, June 29. All ages welcome.

 Eyes of the Wild

Wednesday, June 26      3:30 PM                @ Menlo Park Pavilion

From Chinchillas to skunks and wallabies, join us for this live wildlife show featuring animals from around the world!

 Magician Ran’D Shine

Wednesday, July 3          3:30 PM                @ Menlo Park Pavilion

Back by popular demand, it’s no secret that Ran’D Shine is one of the most sought after family entertainers! Known for a “Different Kind of Deception,” his engaging illusions and sleight of hand will amaze children and adults alike during this interactive magic show.

The Franklin Institute’s Life in Space

Saturday, July 6                 1:00 PM                @ Sellersville Theater

Wednesday, July 10        3:30 PM                @ Menlo Park Pavilion

It’s time for liftoff! Embark on a trip to space and explore the challenges of traveling, living and working in orbit, and safely returning to Earth.

Center for Aquatic Sciences’ Animal Champions

Wednesday, July 17        3:30 PM                @ Menlo Park Pavilion

Everybody is great at something, and so are animals! Meet animals that might not swim the fastest or jump the highest, but still win the gold medal at surviving!

 Strongman Eric Moss

Saturday, July 20              1:00 PM                @ Sellersville Theater

Wednesday, July 24        3:30 PM                @ Menlo Park Pavilion

What happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? Find out when world record holder, author, and modern-day performing strongman, Eric Moss, puts his strength to the test against steel, chains, and more in a show that you have to experience live to truly believe.

 Lehigh Valley Zoo

Wednesday, July 31        3:30 PM                @ Menlo Park Pavilion

Join us as we welcome the Lehigh Valley Zoo at the library for an interactive and educational live animal presentation! See the amazing animals up close while learning about them from skilled educators.

 Prismatic Magic Lasermania Light Show

Saturday, August 3          1:00 PM                @ Sellersville Theater

Join us at Sellersville Theater for Prismatic Magic’s Lasermania, pure laser fun set to positively-themed, pop/rock music that is guaranteed to bring the house down!

 Check out all BCFL branch events at:

http://calendar.buckslib.org/         

 Badge Squad activity for June is:

Badge Squad: Melody Maestro Saturday June 8th 2 – 4 pm

Other Highlights Include:

Parachute Story time Mondays June 3rd; 10th and 17th at 11:30 am

Pajama Story time Mondays June 3rd, 10th and 17th at 6:30 pm

Coding Story time for ages 3-5 Saturday, June 1st at 10:30 am

Let’s Build Together Thursday, June 6th; June 13th; June 20th from 10 am -12 noon.

Summer Quest Kick off Party Saturday June 22nd 11 am – 3 pm

Yoga with Jess Tuesday, June 25th at 10:15 am

EXHIBITS AT THE SELLERSVILLE MUSEUM

The Sellersville Museum will be open on Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th between 12 noon and 4:00 p.m.  July’s featured exhibit is Beatles memorabilia! 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 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 Bucks County Conservation District (BCCD) has a program to assist in controlling the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) infestation. An integral part of the program, is to scout for and destroy egg masses. The Borough’s Lake Lenape Park has a large number of tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) where the SLF prefers to lay its eggs. BCCD is willing to provide on-site training. If anyone is interested, or if you know of someone who might be interested in participating and receiving the training, please send an email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org by November 9,2018 and the borough will make arrangements with BCCD to schedule a group training session.

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

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.

   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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