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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

TRASH COLLECTION FOR FRIDAY, JULY 3rd WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED

JULY UTILITY BILLS – DISTRICT 2 (BLACK)

The sewer and trash bills recently mailed out for the July billing in District 2 (black print) have the incorrect date and amounts. A problem occurred in the software with the default date setting that reverted to July 2019. New bills will be mailed out the week of July 6th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

BUCKS COUNTY GOES INTO GREEN PHASE FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH

Governor Wolf has announced that Bucks County will be going into the “Green Phase” on Friday, June 26th. This designation will mean that more businesses may open with restrictions and some restrictions on currently opened will be lessened. More information regarding the impacts of  this change can be found on the Borough’s COVID-19 post or the Governor’s website.

 

PennDOT to Begin Rehabilitation of Cathill Road Bridge in West Rockhill Township in Bucks County

Construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 7, to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Cathill Road over East Branch Perkiomen Creek in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

Due to the nature of construction, Cathill Road will be closed and detoured 24/7 between Clymer Avenue and Lonely Road beginning Tuesday, July 7, through the completion of the project scheduled for mid-August.

During the bridge closure, Cathill Road motorists will be directed to use County Line Road, Route 563 (Ridge Road), and Lawn Avenue. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the structure over East Branch Perkiomen Creek by repairing joints at both piers; substructure patching with latex overlay; paving at both approaches; and placing pavement markings on the new bridge deck and roadway.

Built in 1970, the Cathill Road bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek is 145 feet long and 48 feet wide, which carries an average of 1,839 vehicles a day.

The structure is one of nine bridges in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $4,475,284 project financed with 100 percent state funds.

 

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.

REGULAR SCHEDULED BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS 7:00 P.M. Mondays:

May 11th;  July 13th; August 10th; October 12th; September 8th; November 9th; December 7th

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

 May  19th; September  15th; June  16th; October  20th; July 21st; November  17th; August  18th; December  15th

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

May 18th;  June 15th; July 20th;  August 17th; September 21st; October 19th; November 16th; December 21st

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

May 5th;  June 2nd; August 4th;  September 1st; October 6th;  November 10th; December 1st

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

May  19th; June  16th;  July 21st;   September  15th; August 18th; October  20th; November  17th;  December  15

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

July  13th (2nd Mon.);  October  19     (3rd Mon.)

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 https://sellersvilleboro.org.  All interested parties are invited to participate.

COUNCIL’S JULY 13, 2020 MEETING TO BE TELECONFERENCED VIA ZOOM

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The June 16, 2020 Public Management meeting was teleconferenced via ZOOM The agenda can be viewed at: PMC AGENDA 6-16-2020

The unofficial minutes for the June 16th meeting can be viewed at: Council Minutes 06-16-20

WEST ROCKHILL-SELLERSVILLE JOINT RECREATION AUTHORITY PUBLIC MEETING LEGAL NOTICE

The July 2, 2020 meeting of the West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority will be held at the Holiday House Pool, 801 Washington Avenue at 7 pm. Unofficial minutes from the meeting can be viewed here:7-02-2020 Rec Auth

Minutes from May 7, 2020 West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority meeting:5-07-2020 Rec Auth 

Unofficial minutes of the June 4, 2020 meeting West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority:6-04-2020 Rec Auth

HOLIDAY HOUSE POOL 2020 SEASON CANCELED

It is with great regret that the West Rockhill – Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority has determined that given the current health department restrictions revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not feasible to open the Holiday House Pool this summer. There are too many factors affecting safely operating the facility and following health and safety guidelines for the Authority to feel comfortable operating and opening to the public. The pool facility also has some structural issues, such as leaks, that need to be addressed before the pool can open. This decision was a difficult one and very sad and disappointing to the Authority as it is to our members who have always been supportive of Holiday House Pool. We look forward to opening in 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.

 

VOLUNTEER WANTED – JOINT RECREATION AUTHORITY (HOLIDAY HOUSE POOL)

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 interested, please send a letter if interest to:

Sellersville Borough Manager, 140 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960 or email to sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

SELLERSVILLE BOROUGH ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC

Sellersville Borough Hall, 140 E. Church Street is now open to members of the public. Please wear a mask when visiting Borough Hall and observe social distancing protocol. The move is in response to Governor Wolf’s strong recommendations to all counties in the Commonwealth regarding the rapidly evolving Covid-19 Coronavirus situation.

The Borough reminds everyone that the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation is rapidly evolving and that things are changing quickly. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the PA Department of Health websites for the latest bulletins and updates. Sellersville Borough will continue to post any local changes for residents on our website.

Readers are encouraged to use the following contact information to reach Borough staff:

Sellersville Borough Hall: Phone: (215) 257-5075; Fax: (215) 257-6163; Email: sellersville@sellersvilleboro.org

Perkasie Borough Police Department: (215) 257-6876

Bills for trash and sewer can be still dropped off in the dropbox located by the Borough Hall front door. Online payments are also possible using the following link:  https://sellersvilleboro.epayub.com/

DISTRICT COURT EMERGENCY ORDER HOURS

A Message from District Judge Regina Armitage

Pursuant to an extended emergency order of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, District Court #7-2-08 covering Chalfont, Hilltown, New Britain Boro/Twp, Perkasie, Sellersville, Silverdale and Telford, will remain closed to the public through the end of May.  Cases are scheduled to resume in June, however, the office is staffed and court personnel can assist with questions regarding hearing timelines. For couples who have had to cancel or postpone a wedding celebration but would still like to keep the special date, please contact my court and I’ll be happy to try and coordinate a “social distance”ceremony. The office number is 215-230-7265 and our email address is dc7208@buckscounty.org.

Regina Armitage, Magisterial District Judge DC #07-2-08

DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATION

 At the May 11, 2020 Sellersville Borough Council meeting, the council passed Resolution 20-09 Emergency Declaration which declared a Public Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration is in effect concurrent with the Governor;s emergency declaration. Notice of when the declaration will be lifted will be given through the news media and the borough’s webpage: https://sellersvilleboro.org

Residents are advised to keep abreast of the latest news on COVID-19, by checking the national Center for Disease Control website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

The CDC recommends taking the following steps to protect yourself and others.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • stay 6′ away from others when in public
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces daily

____________________________

David J. Rivet

Borough Manager/Secretary

 

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT & TRAIL USAGE

During the current COVID-19 outbreak and given the significant potential for surface contamination on playground equipment,  Sellersville Borough has posted “DO NOT USE” signs on the equipment in Druckenmiller Playground until further notice.  It is not possible to properly sanitize these pieces after every use and in an effort to slow the spread of this virus, we respectfully request that this ban be respected.

The Lake Lenape park trail will be open for use but we are requesting that “social distancing” of 6′ be observed as must as possible.

The portable restrooms located in the Lake Lenape Park and Druckenmiller Playground, have been temporarily removed as they are a “high contact” item and have had a rash of theft of hand sanitizer and toilet paper.

 

NORTH PENN WATER AUTHORITY REPLACING WATER MAIN ON EAST GRANDVIEW AVENUE

North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will begin the construction of a new 8” water main on E. Grandview Ave., between Main St. & Diamond Ave. in Sellersville Borough on or about Monday, May 4, 2020. To view the letter sent to affected property owners please click on: Grandview Ave Letter_LH

Project Summary:

This new water main will replace an older cast iron water main prone to breakage and will enhance the public water supply and fire protection to the residents of the borough.

After completion of the water main installation, the water services will be renewed from the new water main to the property owner’s curb stop, including a new meter pit located in the utility right of way behind the curb in the grass or sidewalk, followed by soil, concrete & trench restoration. They anticipate the construction work for the water pipe to take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete, weather permitting. This work is being done in cooperation with Sellersville Borough and was recently approved by the Governor’s Office as an essential project related to the life-sustaining function of the public water supply.

Timeline (Tentative) From Project Start:

Week 1— Water Main Installation Week 2—Water Main Testing

NPWA is planning on beginning the Service Renewals and Meter Pit Installation the week of July 6th and the final Restoration after that work is complete.

Questions:

Please call Jim Sharayko, NPWA Construction Superintendent, at 215-855-3617 x 137 Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

NEW VOTING MACHINES

Due to a state mandate, Bucks County had to switch over to new voting machines with verifiable paper ballots. Bucks County Board of Elections has chosen the ClearCast voting machine as its standard. Those machines have completely replaced the old machines and will be used right away during the April 28, 2020 primary election.

Below are some links that will provide information as to what you can expect the next time you vote.

What To Expect From Bucks County Elections

What To Expect At Your Polling Place

The Benefits of Hand-marked Paper Ballots

How To Vote At Your Polling Place

More information including a listing of the Bucks County Board of Elections public training dates can be found on this link:

http://buckscounty.org/government/CommunityServices/BoardofElections/ClearBallot-BucksVoting

The video below shows how to use the ClearCast machine:

 

Drumroll please… We have videos! Watch below to see how our ClearCast scanner will work at the polls.Part 1: How to vote with ClearCast.Check out our next post for Part 2, How to vote with ClearAccess!

Posted by Bucks County Board of Elections on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Each polling place will also have an ADA accessible machine called a ClearAccess machine. The following video demonstrates how to operate it.

Part 2: How to vote on ClearAccessWatch the video below to see how our ClearAccess works. Check out Part 1: How to…

Posted by Bucks County Board of Elections on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    2020 CENSUS

    The 2020 U. S. Census is underway and it is important that everyone be counted! The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the U.S. as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years. Beginning in mid-March, households can respond to the census online or by phone. Additionally, about one-quarter of households will receive a follow-up paper questionnaire at that time. Beginning in mid-April, households that have not responded will receive a paper questionnaire.

    Your responses are confidential and cannot be used for any other purpose. Below are links relating to the census:

    Sample Copy of the 2020 Census Questionnaire

    2020 Census FAQ

    Brochure About Residence Criteria

    CENSUS JOBS

    The 2020 Census Team is looking for people to help with the 2020 US Census! They offer great pay at $20/hour, flexible hours and paid training. Call 1-855-562-2020 (1-800-877-8339 TTY/ASCH) or apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs Click on www.gsa.gov/fedrelay for additional information.

    Working together to clean-up and protect our local streamside habitats

    Each spring, the Perkiomen Creek Watershed Conservancy hosts a watershed wide clean-up event focusing on removing trash, tires and other debris from regional waterways. During this event, volunteers work together to clean up sites located throughout the watershed. In 2019, 1,170 volunteers removed 1,022 bags of trash, 78 bags of recyclables, 145 tires and 3,620 lbs of scrap metal from 88 sites throughout the watershed! Some of these sites include Sellersville and Perkasie Boroughs.

    The 2020 Stream Clean-up is now re-scheduled for

    Friday, October 30th, 9 am – 12 pm – for corporate groups

    Saturday, October 31st, 9 am – 12 pm – for general volunteers

    For more information on joining the cleanup effort, please go to: https://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/stream-clean-up

     

    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

    Sellersville  Tree-Naming Contest Winners

    Thank you to all who participated in the Tree Naming Contest! We had nine contestants who submitted suggestions. The Park & Recreation Board has selected the winning names for each tree as indicated below:

    The park map with the tree locations can be downloaded here: Park Map

    Tree #12

    “Merlin” submitted by Tanya Scarpiello

     

    Tree #11

    “Perkiomen Pine” submitted by the Reilly Family

     

    Tree #10

    “Green Giant” submitted by Kimberly Aldridge

     

    Tree#9

    “Maleficent” submitted by Cheryl Zischang

     

    Tree #8

    “Skye Dancer” submitted by Cheryl Zischang

     

    Tree #7

    “The Matriarch” submitted by Rebecca Ditmar

     

    Tree #6

    “Arthur” (in honor of Arthur Rackham) submitted by Jennifer Campbell

     

    Tree #5

    “Father & Son” submitted by Kathy Hallman

     

    Tree #4

    “Romeo & Juliet” submitted by Janice MacKenzie

     

    Tree #3

    “Slitherin” submitted by the Reilly family

     

    Tree #2

    “Let’s Dance” submitted by Rebecca Ditmar

     

    Tree #1

    “Father Pine” submitted by the Reilly family

    READING PROGRAM -SAMUEL PIERCE FREE LIBRARY IN PERKASIE

    ALL Bucks County Libraries are currently CLOSED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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 Mondays March 2nd; 9th and 16th  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

     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 August 6th due to current concerns with the COVID-19 virus.  The Ladies Basket Bingo has been re-scheduled for August 16th. The Sportsman Bingo has been rescheduled for September 26, 2020.

    All Fire Hall and Papa Joe’s Picnic Grove rentals are canceled through the end of June. 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:

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    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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