Township agrees to purchase 137 acres

posted Mar 31, 2017, 5:44 AM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 5:44 AM ]

West Rockhill Township and Sellersville Borough are pleased to announce an agreement for West Rockhill Township to purchase 137 acres of borough owned property located in West Rockhill for Open Space Purposes. The Township will be buying the Sellersville Borough Catch Basin Road Property. The land was formerly part of Sellersville’s water system housing the Catch Basin Road water filtration plant and reservoir. That plant has not been used since 2011 following the sale of Sellersville’s water system to North Penn Water Authority. West Rockhill Chairman of the Board Jay Keyser said, “First I would like to express our thanks to Sellersville Borough for working with the Township to permanently preserve this property. Acquiring this large piece of land for the residents of West Rockhill Township has been a goal of the Supervisors for some time. In the future, the Township hopes to offer recreation, trails, and fishing on the location.” Sellersville Borough Council President Robert Rudick stated “Sellersville Borough has held this property since the turn of the last century and it was critical for operating our water system. Once the water system was sold, the Borough no longer had a use for it. We are pleased that the Borough and West Rockhill Township were able to reach a mutually beneficial agreement and that the property will be preserved as open space.”

The property is the headwaters of the Three Mile Creek. The Township has preserved 16.5% of the Township’s 10,496 acres. The Township’s ultimate goal is to permanently preserve  30% of its area.

Any questions can be directed to Greg Lippincott Township Manager of West Rockhill Township 215-257-9063 or Dave Rivet Sellersville Borough Manager 215-257-5075