Announcements


Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) Weekday Lane Closures Scheduled for Construction in Montgomery and Bucks Counties

posted Dec 4, 2019, 9:46 AM by Greg Lippincott

King of Prussia, PA – Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) motorists will encounter a weekday lane closure in both directions between Unionville Pike and Reliance Road in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County and Hilltown Township, Bucks County on Monday, December 9, through Friday, December 20, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for lighting installation and lane shifts under a $53.5 million project to rehabilitate the pavement and repair several structures on a 9.1-mile section of the expressway in Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. 

 

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

 

Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will reconstruct and rehabilitate the Route 309 corridor (Sellersville Bypass) from Unionville Pike in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, to just north of Rich Hill Road in Richland Township, Bucks County. The improvement plan includes the following:

 

  • Milling and overlay;
  • Reconstructing shoulders;
  • Installing new guide rail and median barrier;
  • Replacing two bridge superstructures;
  • Rehabilitating eight Route 309 bridges, four overhead bridges and four culverts;
  • Repairing concrete ditches;
  • Installing drainage improvements, new pavement markings and signs; and
  • Integrating Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

 

James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Physical construction on the project is expected to finish in summer 2023.

 

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties at www.penndot.gov/District6.

 

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA application for iPhone and Android devices. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/phillypenndot and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.



DRAFT Short Term Rental Ordinance

posted Nov 21, 2019, 10:39 AM by Greg Lippincott

Below is the draft short term rental ordinance. This is only a draft. The Board of Supervisors have not authorized advertisement  for a hearing on this draft ordinance. At this time no date has been set for a hearing. 

2020 Proposed Budget

posted Nov 21, 2019, 6:55 AM by Greg Lippincott

The 2020 West Rockhill Township proposed budget shows no tax increase for 2020. The Township is proposing the following major projects.  

$221,465 will be allocated on road repair. 

$120,000 will be taken from reserves and allocated to Adelphia Legal expense 

 $80,000 will be allocated for demolition of the Buildings on the Catch Basin Property. 

$63,272 to Replace 2007 GMC Truck and new debris blower for John Deere Tractor. 

The proposed budget is below. 

PA DEP Update to Ridge Run PFAS HSCA Site

posted Nov 12, 2019, 11:03 AM by Greg Lippincott

11/12/2019 Email from PA DEP:

Hello,
You are receiving this email from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) because you have previously expressed interest in the Ridge Run PFAS HSCA Site located in East and West Rockhill Townships, Bucks County.

This resource account, RA-EP-SEROecb@pa.gov, was recently created as a tool to better keep the community and other stakeholders informed of the Ridge Run investigation and other updates pertaining to the site. We will also be archiving each Community Update on our newly updated Ridge Run web page, found here.

UPDATES:

  • DEP announced today that it has identified a source of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at the Ridge Run PFAS HSCA Site as part of its investigation in East and West Rockhill townships, Bucks County. A copy of the press release and letter to Bergey’s Realty Co. and/or Bergey’s Retread Technologies is available on the project website.
  • Residents within the Site can expect to see DEP’s contractor surveying the monitoring wells on November 14th.
  • The monitoring wells will be sampled in the coming weeks.
  • DEP is also continuing to work with those homeowners with wells testing above 70 ppt to install the in-house treatment systems. We are installing them on a rolling basis and hope to have all of them completed by the end of the year.

Thank you for your continued interest in DEP’s work at the Ridge Run PFAS HSCA Site.

If you receive this message from a friend and would like to be added to the list, please contact RA-EP-SEROECB@pa.gov to be added with the heading “Ridge Run Updates” in the subject of your e-mail.

Sincerely,

Colin R. Wade | Environmental Protection Specialist
Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields
Department of Environmental Protection

Repair 9.1 Miles of Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) in Bucks County

posted Nov 4, 2019, 11:05 AM by Greg Lippincott

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 25, 2019

 

Wolf Administration Announces Project to Begin to Rehabilitate and Repair 9.1 Miles of Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) in Bucks County


King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that construction will begin on Monday, November 11 on a project to rehabilitate the pavement and repair several structures on a 9.1-mile section of Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) in Bucks County.

 

“The planned improvements to this heavily-traveled corridor will renew the life-span and ride quality of the pavement and enhance the overall safety of the highway,” Governor Tom Wolf said. 

 

Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will reconstruct and rehabilitate the Route 309 corridor (Sellersville Bypass) from Unionville Pike in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, to just north of Rich Hill Road in Richland Township, Bucks County. The improvement plan also includes the following:

 

  • Milling and overlay;
  • Reconstructing shoulders;
  • Installing new guide rail and median barrier;
  • Replacing two bridge superstructures;
  • Rehabilitating eight Route 309 bridges, four overhead bridges and four culverts;
  • Repairing concrete ditches;
  • Installing drainage improvements, new pavement markings and signs; and
  • Integrating Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

 

Beginning Monday, November 11, Route 309 motorists will encounter single lane closures in both directions between Bergey Road in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County and just south of the Route 152 (State Road) Interchange in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County. Weather permitting, the lane restrictions will be in place Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and possibly weeknights from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM through mid-December.

 

The lane closures over the next several weeks will allow crews to reconstruct and pave the shoulders in order to shift traffic onto the temporary pavement before the end of the year under Stage 1 construction.  Once the new pattern is in place, activities over the winter will include center median and inlet reconstruction in this southern section of the project limits.

 

James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $53,491,393 project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

 

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties at www.penndot.gov/District6.

 

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA application for iPhone and Android devices. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/phillypenndot and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

Joint Rec Authority / Holiday House Pool needs Board Member

posted Aug 28, 2019, 12:48 PM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Sep 23, 2019, 5:30 AM ]

West Rockhill Township Board of Supervisors is requesting a volunteer to serve on the Joint Rec Authority / Holiday House Pool Board.  As a Board member you will be required to attend the monthly meeting which is held the first Thursday of each month. If interested, please fill out the form below and mail, fax or email back to the Township. 

WEST ROCKHILL TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
1028 Ridge Road
Sellersville, PA 18960

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED ADELPHIA GATEWAY PROJECT

posted Jan 4, 2019, 10:58 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 5:26 AM ]

Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the EA’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on the project, it is important that FERC receive's your comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00pm Eastern Time on March 1, 2019.


For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208-3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded.


(1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project;


(2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on “eRegister.” You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select “Comment on a Filing”; or


(3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address. Be sure to reference the project docket number (CP18-46-000 and/or CP18-46-001) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.


Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214). Motions to intervene are more fully described at

http://www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/how-to/intervene.asp. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or judicial review of the Commission’s decision. The Commission may grant affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered.


Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings.


In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.


Below is the FERC Notice and Adelphia Gateway Enviromental Assessment


FERC, PADEP, Gov. Wolf and Adelphia Contact Information

posted Dec 20, 2018, 6:21 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Aug 29, 2019, 5:12 AM ]

You can contact FERC by phone, email or snail mail. Here’s how: 

Headquarters Address: 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
888 First Street, NE 
Washington, DC 20426

Public Inquiries: Local: 202-502-6088 |TTY: 202-502-8659 |Toll-free: 1-866-208-3372 | customer@ferc.gov

PADEP
Regional Office location Southeast Regional Office
Regional Director: Patrick Patterson
Serving: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

2 East Main Street 
Norristown, PA 19401
Main and 24-hour emergency number: (484) 250-5900


Adelphia / New Jersey Resources
1415 Wyckoff Road
Wall, NJ 07719
Telephone: 732-938-1000

https://www.njresources.com/contact-us/index.asp

Gov. Tom Wolf

Office of the Governor

508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone 717-787-2500

Fax 717-772-8284


Website Contact Form:

https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/


Below is the Township Letters to FERC as well as Plans Adelphia submitted to the Bucks County Conservation District. As well as sample letters you can send to FERC and PA DEP 


Bucks County A-Z Recycling Guide

posted Dec 7, 2017, 6:47 AM by Lynda Seimes   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 10:41 AM by Greg Lippincott ]

The County of Bucks has issued a Bucks County Recycling A-Z Guide for resident use. Please print and save a copy for your convenience. For more information visit our Trash & Recycling page.

WRT Under SPOTTED LANTERNFLY General Quarantine

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:28 PM by Lynda Seimes   [ updated Apr 8, 2019, 10:15 AM by Greg Lippincott ]

West Rockhill Twp is under a Spotted Lantern Quarantine imposed by the PA Dept of Agriculture on June 24, 2017. 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. The Spotted Lanternfly has been found in West Rockhill Township. For the latest information about this new pest, please consult this Penn State Extension link: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fextension.psu.edu%2fspotted-lanternfly&utm_campaign=Sellersville+to+Receive+Major+State+Grant+for+Sewer+Project



The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recommends (based on information from PennState Extension [9]):

1) Kill eggs October through May by scraping them off of surfaces, “Double bag them and throw them in the garbage,"[4] or scrape the eggs directly into a ziploc bag of alcohol or hand sanitizer to kill them. [10]

2) Removing/killing 90% Ailanthus altissima trees (Chinese Sumac or Tree of Heaven)  since the spotted lanternfly requires a meal from this non-native tree before laying eggs. They recommend saving the male trees as "trap trees", see #3. To kill the tree of heaven, it can be cut down and the stump sprayed with 44% triclopyr-in-water solution, for example Garlon 3A Herbicide. Otherwise, it will send out new shoots. DO NOT MOVE CUT TREES OCT-MAY when they might contain egg masses. Or you can leave the tree standing and kill it with 12% triclopyr-in-oil solution as a basal bark application. You may have to mix the triclopyr-in-oil. The two components are Triclopyr 4 and basil oil with dye.

3) The remaining male "trap" trees should be wrapped with sticky bands starting in early spring to catch any nymphs. These trees should also be treated with systemic pesticides June-August. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recommends applying pesticides containing Dinotefuran or Imidacloprid as a basal bark spray.[11] One example would be Zylam Liquid.


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


• 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. 

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