Announcements


Get Fit with a Doc Returns on April 6

posted Mar 21, 2017, 8:33 AM by Judith Decker

Get Fit with a Doc walks will kick off on April 6 and will be held the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. Walks will last from 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/   

WRT Clean Up Day - Saturday, April 8

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:26 AM by Judith Decker

The Great American Clean-up of PA event for West Rockhill Township will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017. Please consider volunteering for this annual public service event to clean up your road or another road in the Township.

Free trash bags, gloves, vests, and some Caution Litter Crew signs are available at the Township Building between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on April 8.  Coffee and donuts will also be available that morning for volunteers. If you have a conflict on Saturday, the clean-up can be done on an alternate day and supplies can be picked up a few days prior at the township building. 

The Township awards four (4) $50.00 "Thank You" checks for your volunteer efforts, two for youth volunteers and two for adults.

Volunteers are still needed for this year’s clean-up of Route 309 for April 8. We will be cleaning from the Sellersville exit ramp to the State Rd exit, south and north bound. We will start at 7:30 a.m. There will be vests, gloves, and trash bags provided and possibly some leftover donuts. Any amount of help is greatly appreciated!

If you know of anyone who would like to participate please have them contact Shari Frerichs/Northern Division (roads north of Ridge Rd) at 215-257-4277, kidsnkats@verizon.net or Rita Cipriano/Southern Division (roads south of Ridge Rd) at 215-723-9215, rjcip@yahoo.com.

H&K Invites WRT Residents to Naceville Quarry Tour April 15

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:11 AM by Judith Decker   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 10:57 AM by Greg Lippincott ]

Late in 2016, Haines & Kibblehouse (H&K) submitted a request to WRT to amend the Zoning Map and Comprehensive Plan to expand the Naceville Quarry on Ridge Road. One Board of Supervisor's special public meeting was held on December 5, 2016, with an initial presentation by H&K followed a question and answer session. The Plan is currently under review by outside agencies. 

H&K is offering a complementary tour of the Naceville Quarry for West Rockhill Township residents and others in the vicinity on 
April 15 at 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a rain date of April 22. Pre-registration is required.

Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00       Meet at James Memorial Park where everyone will be transported by bus to the Naceville Quarry.

9:00 – 9:30      Greeting and Continental breakfast, obtain name tags, hard hats, etc

9:30 – 10:00    Naceville will conduct a blast and follow with a discussion and review of the seismographic data.

10:00 – 11:00  Site tour (in the quarry) of operation, equipment, plants, proposed expansion area, etc.

11:00               Return by bus to James Memorial Park.

To register please fill out the form below or email manager@westrockhilltownship.org.  We will need a name, phone number, and email address for each attendee.  We will also need to know if you require a handicap accessible bus for the trip.  The contact information will be used if we need to reschedule because of inclement weather.

Naceville Quarry visit 4/15/2017


 

Zoning Hearing Board Notice

posted Mar 20, 2017, 8:38 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 9:16 AM by Judith Decker ]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Hearing Board of West Rockhill Township will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville, Pennsylvania, to hear the application of Richard A. Patterson, who requests a variance from Section 602.A to permit less than the required front yard setback.  The applicant proposes to construct a single family detached dwelling on property located at 2505 County Line Road (Tax Parcel No. 52-10-34-2) in the SR Zoning District of the Township.

 The Board will consider any other business that comes before it in due course.  All interested parties may attend this hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard.  Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the hearing should contact West Rockhill Township at 215-257-9063.


                                                            By:      /s/ Christen G. Pionzio                      

                                                                        Christen G. Pionzio, Esquire

Committee Openings

posted Dec 27, 2016, 9:05 AM by Judith Decker   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 8:03 AM by Greg Lippincott ]

The Township has four committee volunteer opportunities for residents: looking for a citizen to serve on the Comprehensive Plan Committee, one vacancy on the Planning Commission and an opening 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! 

North Penn Water Well Testing Notice

posted Nov 18, 2016, 12:44 PM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Nov 18, 2016, 1:08 PM ]

West Rockhill Township was recently informed that the 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. 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 will begin sampling private drinking water wells located within 1 mile of the North Penn Authority wells. 

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, 8:53 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 11:03 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, 9:04 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 10:33 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, 3:28 PM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 8:29 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, 5:15 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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