Announcements


The Pennridge Regional Police Department is accepting applications for a part-time Police Officer.

posted Oct 9, 2019, 10:41 AM by Greg Lippincott

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

United States Citizen
Minimum 21 years of age
High School Graduate
MPOETC Act 120 Certified
Be medically and physically capable of performing duties of the position
Possess a valid Pennsylvania Operator's License
This position is exempt from the Bargaining Unit and is considered an at-will employee.  The hiring process will include interview, background check, medical and psychological exam, and may include successfully passing a polygraph examination.

Hours of work will include day and night shifts, weekends, holidays and other hours required by the Department.

Applications can be picked up in person at the Pennridge Regional Police Headquarters located at 200 Ridge Road, Sellersville, PA

Electronics Recycling Event

posted Oct 1, 2019, 6:25 AM by Greg Lippincott

West Rockhill Historical Society  will have their  electronic recycling event Saturday October 19, 2019  from 9-1 at the West Rockhill Township administration building 1028 Ridge Road Selllersville, PA . $10 donation per car proceeds go to the Historical Society. 

 Additional Disposal fees
Microwave Ovens ($5)
Flat Screen TVs ($10)
Air conditioners, Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers ($15)
Older CRT Monitors & TVs ($25-$75)

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

2020 Census Information from the Bucks County Planning Commission

posted Jul 15, 2019, 5:22 AM by Greg Lippincott

In collaboration with the United States Census Bureau, and on behalf of the County Commissioners, the BCPC has created a web portal for information and resources related to the upcoming April 2020 Census.The link below will have any updates or changes to content will automatically be included.

 

In addition to Census participation, there is also a link to Census Jobs. The US Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of people across the country so this is also a great resource for those seeking employment.


The census portal link is as follows:

 

https://2020census-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/

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. 

ERT-WRT Water Well Testing Notice

posted Nov 18, 2016, 9:44 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 5:25 AM ]

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.

DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS IS AUGUST 31, 2018

Lena Harper PADEP-SE Regional Office
2 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
lharper@pa.gov
www.dep.pa.gov/pfcs
484-250-5721

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/ 

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