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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

NO TRASH OR RECYCLING COLLECTION 11-26-2020 THANKSGIVING DAY

There will not be any trash or recycling collection on Thursday, November 26th due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. The next trash collection day for the south side of the borough will be on Tuesday, December 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

WINTERFEST CANCELED 

The annual Winterfest celebration which would usually be held on the first Tuesday in December has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Hopefully, it will return next year.

HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST 2020

This year the Park & Recreation Board is requiring pre-registration for those interested in participating in the annual Holiday Lighting Contest.

  1. You must register your house (Name, address and phone number) to 215-257-5075 or www.sellersvilleboro.org. (Only your address will be used/or the tour map).
  2. All houses must be registered by December 11th to be eligible for First, Second or Third Place
  3. l’he Park and Recreation Board will pick the winners on December 18th
  4. Winners names and prizes will be awarded in the new year after the holidays
  5. Download the tour map from the above website to enjoy the holiday lights and decorations with this self-guided tour!

    NO TRASH OR RECYCLYING COLLECTION ON CHRISTMAS DAY 12-25-2020 OR NEW YEARS DAY  1-1-2021

    There will not be any trash or recycling collection on Friday, December 25th due to the Christmas holiday. The next trash collection day for the north side will be on December 29th. There will not be any trash or recycling collection on Friday January 1st due to the New Years Day holiday. the next trash collection day for the north side will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The next recycling collection day will be Friday, January 8, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

     

    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 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

    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

      FOUND IN LENAPE PARK

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

      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.

       

      SELLERSVILLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE

      PRIOR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE

      The unofficial minutes of the July 13, 2020 Council meeting can be viewed at: Council Minutes 07-13-20

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

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

      The unofficial minutes for the July 13th Council meeting can be viewed at: Council Minutes 07-13-20

      The unofficial minute for the July 21st Public Management meeting can be viewed at: 07-21-2020 Minutes Public Mgmt

       

      WEST ROCKHILL-SELLERSVILLE JOINT RECREATION AUTHORITY PUBLIC MEETING LEGAL NOTICE

      The October 1, 2020 meeting of the West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority will be held via teleconference at 7 pm. The agenda can be viewed at: 10-1-2020 Joint Rec Agenda

      Instructions to participate are below:

      meet.google.com/kox-kunx-gut

      Join by phone       (US) +1 318-392-3239 (PIN: 755786748)

      Unofficial minutes from the August meeting can be viewed here: 9-3-2020 Jt RecMinutes

      Unofficial minutes from the July 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

      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

      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 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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