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Committee Vacancies

posted Jul 21, 2017, 5:13 AM by Judith Decker

There are three volunteer committee opportunities in WRT: Planning Commission, the Joint Recreation Commission  (Manages the Holiday House Pool) and an engineer, architect, or an individual with knowledge of construction and codes to serve on the Joint UCC Board (Uniform Construction Code) which meets as needed to review appeals of the building code. Please fill out a Volunteer Application and submit it with a resume for consideration. Thank you!

Weekday Lane Restrictions on Route 563 (Ridge Road) for Resurfacing Operations in Bucks County

posted Jul 14, 2017, 6:33 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated by Judith Decker ]

Penn DOT: Weekday lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 563 (Ridge Road) between County Line Road and Park Avenue in West Rockhill Township and Perkasie Borough for milling and paving operations as part of a project to repair and resurface 15 miles of state highway in Bucks County from 7/17/17-8/11/17 . The weekday restriction is scheduled to be in effect  from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor's schedule is dependent on the weather.

 

Route 563 (Ridge Road) is one of three state roads to be resurfaced under this project. PennDOT’s contractor completed resurfacing operations on Route 412 (Durham Road) between Route 611 (Easton Road) and Route 212 in Nockamixon and Springfield townships.

 

Kumry Road between Sleepy Hollow Road and Creamery Road in Milford Township and Trumbauersville Borough is scheduled to be resurfaced later this year.

 

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.

 

Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc., of Hilltown Township, Bucks County, is the general contractor on the $3,732,792 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.

 

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

 

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

 

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

 

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

WRT Under Spotted Lanternfly General Quarantine

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:28 PM by Judith Decker   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 11:37 AM ]

West Rockhill Twp is under a Spotted Lantern Quarantine imposed by the PA Dept of Agriculture on June 24. Experts are still learning about this threat to agriculture in Pennsylvania and the United States and how to combat it. See this flyer for more information also available at the Township building. Please be on the lookout for this new pest species in our Township!

Spotted Lanternfly Regulations: What the General Quarantine Means for Cannot Be Moved Items 
Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is a new threat to Pennsylvania and the United States. It lays egg masses of 30-50 eggs wherever there’s a flat surface – meaning that many home items easily transported can pack this pest and help it spread quickly. Therefore, a general quarantine over any area found to harbor the Spotted Lanternfly means that any material or object that can spread the pest cannot be moved. 

Regulated Articles and Limitations Imposed by the General Quarantine:
• Any living life stage of the Spotted Lanternfly 
• Brush, debris, bark, or yard waste 
• Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste 
• Logs, stumps or any tree parts 
• Firewood of any species 
• Packing materials like wood crates 
• All plants and plant parts 
• Outdoor household articles like RVs, lawn mowers, chairs, grills, tarps, tile, stone, deck boards, and trucks or other vehicles not stored indoors 

You can move these and similar items if: 
• You have a valid certificate or limited permit that shows that the item has been inspected and determined free of Spotted Lanternfly, or if you have entered a compliance agreement that shows you have the understanding to identify the pest and can ensure the items you transport aren’t carrying it. 
• You are driving through the quarantined area and are transporting your item in a way that makes it unlikely to harbor the pest as you pass through. 
• You complete a certification checklist. 

For Additional Information: • http://pda.state.pa.us/SpottedLanternfly/ 

• Quarantine Questions: Dana Rhodes 717-772-5205 danrhodes@pa.gov 
• To report possible Spotted Lanternfly: 1-866-253-7189 or badbug@pa.gov

With your assistance we can stop the spread of Spotted Lanternfly, and increase our chances of eradication of this pest. 

Recycling Your Old TV

posted May 5, 2017, 6:06 AM by Judith Decker   [ updated May 19, 2017, 5:26 AM ]

The Bucks County Planning Commission has released a 2017 resource guide for disposal of your old TVs.

Your waste hauler is not permitted to accept electronic devices such as laptops, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, and televisions with the regular trash. Under the PA Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010 (Act 108 of 2010), these items must be sent to an electronics recycler. The law also requires manufacturers of covered devices to host one-day events to collect, transport, and recycle these items or institute permanent collection programs or mail-back options. This section of the law has not been implemented. Please contact your state representative to request action.

Bucks County does not collect Electronics at its annual Hazardous Waste Collection events. 

For more Recycling information, visit the Trash & Recycling page. 

Get Fit with a Doc Walks at James Park

posted Mar 21, 2017, 5:33 AM by Judith Decker   [ updated May 1, 2017, 6:40 AM ]

Get Fit with a Doc walks are held the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. Walks last  30 to 60 minutes in James Memorial Park on our ½ mile paved trail. 

Get Fit with a Doc is a community outreach program that offers opportunities to exercise with Grand View Health physicians and staff . This successful program had an average of 50 participants per session with over 200 registered participants last year! The goal of Grand View Health is to have at least one physician lead each walking event.

Our goal is to Get Healthy Together! Everyone is welcome, including children and pets. A brief educational talk from a Grand View Health doctor will be provided at the beginning of each walk. Please bring your own water bottle. Registration will be available before each event.

Information is posted at www.gvh.org/event/get-fit-with-a-doc/   

ERT-WRT Water Well Testing Notice

posted Nov 18, 2016, 9:44 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated May 5, 2017, 6:02 AM by Judith Decker ]

West Rockhill Township was informed in November of 2016 that wells in East Rockhill Township have been found to have slightly elevated levels of PFCs (perfluorinated compounds) in the water resulting in North Penn taking one of its wells offline. After sampling private drinking water wells located within 1 mile of the North Penn Authority wells, it was discovered that additional private wells in West Rockhill contained PFCs and the investigation radius was increased to include the Bethlehem Pike and Old Mill Road area of West Rockhill Township. The investigation in ongoing.

The Pennsylvania DEP has dedicated website to posting results from the investigations and other information on PFOA and PFOS. Additional Notices are at the bottom of the page.


DEP MAP Ridge Run North Penn Well Map

Well Testing Company: Certified Water Services in Newtown 215-968-8860 Approx. cost $495, takes one-three months for results for PFOS and PFAS testing

Be Prepared for Emergencies

posted Jan 5, 2016, 5:53 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 8:03 AM by Greg Lippincott ]

Find useful preparedness information below:

For current weather and updates go to: 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/national.php?thumbs=on 

Bucks County's Emergency Preparedness Guide:

http://ow.ly/Xngpu 

Pennsylvania State EMA: 

http://www.pema.pa.gov/   (click on Alerts) 

Personal Preparedness Steps (American Red Cross): 

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family  

PA Homeland Security Advisory Level: 

http://www.homelandsecurity.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.VAnjpfmwInU 

National Homeland Security Advisory Level:

http://www.terror-alert.com/ 

Illegal Roadside Dumping

posted May 4, 2015, 6:04 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 7:33 AM ]

It is unlawful to “throw, deposit, place, or dump…upon any street or highway or upon any public or privately owned land without the owner’s consent…”

Littering or dumping trash, furniture, electronics, animal carcasses, grass or brush clippings, construction materials, etc. along roadsides is prohibited. Violations are misdemeanors and punishable by fines of up to $1000.00 or 90 days in jail, or both. (Ordinance 167)

Residents are asked to be observant of suspicious vehicles and activity. If you witness roadside dumping, note the vehicle description, license plate number and dumping location and call the Pennridge Regional Police Non-Emergency line: 215-257-5104 immediately.

Penn DOT Roads in West Rockhill Township

posted Mar 18, 2015, 12:28 PM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 5:29 AM ]

Many residents are not aware that major roads in West Rockhill are state roads maintained by Penn DOT. The Township does not plow, repair, or set speed limits for Penn DOT roads.  Please call the PENNDOT Bucks County Maintenance Office directly for complaints or concerns about state roads at 215-345-6060.

Penn DOT State Roads in West Rockhill Township:
Allentown Road
Bethlehem Pike
Cat Hill Road
County Line Road
Finland Road
Lawn Avenue from Ridge Road to Farmers Lane 
Ridge Road 
Ridge Valley Road
South Main Street
State Road

Power Outage preparedness

posted Feb 5, 2014, 2:15 PM by Greg Lippincott

Nor'easter storms can leave significant damage with downed trees, power lines and possibly localized flooding. Reporting outages is important because the more information we get, the better we can assess damage and prioritize repairs. Residents experiencing outages are asked to report them at 1-800-342-5775 (1-800-DIAL PPL) or through the online Outage Center at www.pplelectric.com/outagecenterWhen prompted, customers reporting by phone should press 1 for "Power Problem." The Outage Center also is available on smart phones or other mobile devices.


Staying safe is paramount in severe weather. PPL Electric Utilities advises the public to:

  • Stay clear of downed power lines.
  • Do not use gas ovens or ranges to heat your home.
  • Avoid candles and use flashlights instead. Candles can cause a fire if tipped by animals or people, or if they come in contact with a combustible item.
  • Never run a generator in your home, basement, or other indoor space where exhaust fumes may accumulate.

Other steps to take in an outage also are available at the utility's online Outage Center.  


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