Announcements


WRT Closed for Memorial Day

posted May 26, 2017, 5:49 AM by Judith Decker

West Rockhill Township will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017. 

Hiking Week – May 25 through June 2

posted May 25, 2017, 7:21 AM by Judith Decker

In recognition of Hiking Week, DCNR and Keystone Trails Association have partnered to offer organized hikes across Pennsylvania’s 11,000 miles of trails.  Most of the events are scheduled during the weekend periods but several weekday and evening hikes are also being provided.  A variety of hikes are scheduled throughout state parks and forests, and in city and community parks.  All of the scheduled events will have a group leader.  Some special hikes include night hikes, wildflower walks, pet walks, and much more.

Visit www.explorePAtrails.com to view scheduled hiking week events or if you’d like to submit a hiking week event.

 

Zoning Hearing Board Notice

posted May 24, 2017, 11:48 AM by Judith Decker

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Hearing Board of West Rockhill Township will hold hearings on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville, Pennsylvania, to hear the applications of:

John and Carol McCloskey, who appealed the determination of the Zoning Officer which denied a request to place a new mobile home on the property and a variance from Section 402.A.B1 of the West Rockhill Township Zoning Ordinance to permit less than the required front and side yard setbacks and more than the permitted impervious surface area to replace the existing mobile home with one that is slightly larger.  The property is located at 1018 Thousand Acre Road (Tax Parcel No. 52-5-17) in the Residential Conversation District of the Township.

Kathy D. Kline, who requests a variance from Section 1002 to permit less than the required side yard setback in order to construct a garage on the property located at 23B Green Top Road (Tax Parcel Nos. 52-9-152, 52-9-154-6 and 52-9-154) in the Planned Commercial 2 District of the Township. 

Harry and Loretta Kostyk, who request a variance from Section 502 to permit less than the required side yard setback in order to construct a garage on property located at 111 Holiday House Road (Tax Parcel No. 52-14-148-2) in the SR Suburban Residential 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

Bituminous Seal Coat Invitation to Bid

posted May 9, 2017, 9:56 AM by Greg Lippincott

Sealed bids will be received by West Rockhill Township electronically via the PennBid System until 2:00 PM  on May 30, 2017 for approximately 57,250 SY (base bid) of double application Bituminous Seal Coat, including street sweeping, (pre- and post- application), and traffic control. Bids will be reviewed publicly and made available at 2:00 PM  on May 30, 2017.  Specifications and forms for proposal may be obtained or examined on the internet at www.pennbid.net at no cost. (Contractors must register in accordance with PennBid requirements).  The successful bidder is required to pay fees established by PennBid equal to ¼% of the awarded bid total.

Bids must be made on forms furnished by the Township (via PennBid) and must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, issued by a Surety licensed to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of at least (10%) of the total price bid made payable to the Township.  Bidder shall verify compliance with the Public Works Employment Verification Act (E-Verify Program).

The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Insurance; Performance and Payment Bonds each in the amount of One Hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price; and a Maintenance Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price; with a corporate surety licensed to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and approved by the Township, in accordance with bid specifications.

Award of Contract, if a Contract is awarded, will be based on the Total Base Bid or total Base Bid plus Alternate #1 and/or Alternate #2 at the sole discression of the Township, and will be to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.  West Rockhill Township reserves the unqualified right to reject any or all bids and waive any informalities.  West Rockhill Township is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the basis of race, religion, color, creed, sex or national origin.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                        Greg Lippincott

                                                                              Township Manager  

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/   

Joint UCC Board Opening

posted Dec 27, 2016, 6:05 AM by Judith Decker   [ updated May 19, 2017, 5:25 AM ]

The Township is seeking 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! 

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.

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