Welcome to Perkasie Borough. Perkasie is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is situated approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia, midway between Philadelphia and Allentown.
The Borough encourages the participation of residents in local government and welcomes your feedback. If you have a suggestion, compliment or complaint about any of the services provided by the Perkasie, please feel welcome to e-mail the Borough at email@example.com or call the Borough at (215) 257-5065. Your feedback will be directed to the appropriate department and, if requested, you will be notified of any resulting actions from your comments. Thank you for your participation in our community!
Bucks County Announces 2014 Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Dates & Locations
What do you do with household hazardous wastes and electronics in your home when it is necessary to dispose of them? The Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Program is for you.
The collection program consists of at least twenty-five collection days scheduled throughout southeastern Pennsylvania of which eight are scheduled in Bucks County. The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.
This is a regional program as the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia are working together to make the program more convenient to the residents in southeastern Pennsylvania. As a result, the residents of Bucks County are welcome to take their household hazardous waste or electronics to one of the neighboring county collection events if that date or location is more convenient. Please verify the details of the Non-Bucks events; some will also only be taking paints or only be taking TVs and electronics. All collections are held on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise, rain or shine.
Spring Leaf Collection
Perkasie Borough will begin its Spring leaf collection schedule beginning on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:30AM. Residents are reminded to rake out leaves along the curb line, being careful not to block storm water inlets. Leaf piles must be clear of any large sticks, stones and other debris which may cause damage to the leaf collection equipment and injury to employees.
Borough crews will make one pass through the Borough following the established routes.
Please have all leaves raked curb side by 7:30AM on Monday, April 21 for collection. There will be no call backs for leaves placed out after this date.
Residents are also reminded of the free yard waste drop off scheduled the first Saturday of every month. Leaves and other yard waste may be brought to the Boroughs recycling center, located at 311 South 9th Street between the hours of 7:30AM until 3:30 PM. Please follow the signs and attendants directions for proper disposal. Please feel welcome to contact the Borough will any questions concerning this leaf collection at 215-257-5065.
Town Watch Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd
The next meeting of the Town Watch group will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at Perkasie Borough Hall beginning at 7:00 pm. Those interested in helping their community, or those that frequently walk or jog around Perkasie and/ or Sellersville or in the parks are encouraged to participate! Contact the Police Department for more information.
Nominate A Property for the Perkasie Pride Award!
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual "Perkasie Pride Award". The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014. The "Perkasie Pride Award" was established by the Mayor and Borough Council to recognize up to three properties within the Borough (one in each ward) that have made a significant contribution to beautifying the town. The improvements, restoration and/or beautification recognized by the award do not necessarily have to occur within the calendar year that the award is given.
Any person may nominate a building or property for consideration for the Award by contacting the Mayor, any Council member or the Borough Office at 215-257-5065. Such nominations should be received by the Borough, along with a brief paragraph describing the improvements. Awards will be made at Pennridge Community Day, on July 6, 2014. It is asked that nominees include any historical information about the buildings so that information can be preserved for the record.
Borough Council will select 3 properties to receive plaques. Once nominated, a property would remain in nomination for subsequent years. Please click here for more information including the nomination form.
Potholes: The Borough is aware of the many potholes located on
State and local roads within the Borough limits. This is a problem across the
entire area, not just the Borough. Please note, streets within the Borough
limits but not owned by Perkasie Borough are Constitution Avenue, Walnut Street
from Constitution to the Hilltown Township line, Callowhill Street beyond Main
Street, and Blooming Glen from 5th Street to the East Rockhill Township line.
For any comments or questions regarding the maintenance of the above mentioned
streets, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, (215)345-6060 or
click here to report a problem online.
Perkasie Borough's Electric Stays On; Sends Mutual Aid to Lansdale
Sometimes the anticipation of a storm ends up causing more anxiety and headaches than the actual weather event. That was not the case with the snow and ice storm that rolled through the area on a Tuesday night and Wednesday of the first few days of February. With heavy snow already covering the trees, several more inches of snow was predicted, followed by a thick coating of slick ice and eventually stronger winds. Please click here for more.
In a move initiated by Council Member Matt Aigeldinger, Perkasie Borough elected officials sent a loud and clear message to residents, business owners, and developers welcoming improvements, growth and development in the town. At their meeting on Monday, January 20th, the nine-member Borough Council voted unanimously to approve a new fee schedule for 2014 that cuts many building, zoning, and subdivision & land development fees by 50% for the remainder of the year.
All of the fees included in the reduction are listed on the Borough’s website. Building and construction fees for residential construction, additions, garages, and accessory buildings, including demolition and roof permits, have been cut in half. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits were also reduced. Please click here for more information.
The Perkasie Borough Civil Service Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM at the Police Station, 311 South 9th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944 to hold its reorganization meeting and to begin the hiring process for a new police officer.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Perkasie Borough Council’s Quality of Life Task Force will meet on April 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM for improving the quality of life in the Borough. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held in the Perkasie Borough Hall meeting room, 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie.
Andrea Coaxum, Interim Borough Manager
Borough Council Approves Comprehensive Plan
The Perkasie Borough Council approved the new Comprehensive Plan at their Monday, February 17, 2014 meeting. Please click below to review a copy of this draft. The final version will be available soon.
To visit the webpage with more information on the process, please click here.
Perkasie Borough is seeking Borough residents who would be interested in volunteering to serve on various appointed Boards, Commissions, and Authorities. For more information or to access an optional application form please click here.
Residents are reminded to set their trash curbside on the scheduled collection date no earlier than 6:00 pm the night before and no later than 7:00 am the day of collection. When the weather is extremely cold or inclement, the Department may send out two collection trucks at 7:00 am and complete the route much earlier than normal. There are no callbacks for trash or recycling that is set out after 7:00 am. Please call the Borough at (215) 257-5065 with any questions about this policy or click here to read more about the program.
You know the bottles of medicine in your medicine cabinet that you haven’t a clue what to do with? Now you have an easy solution. Bring your unused, unwanted, and expired medication to the new permanent prescription drop box located at the Perkasie Police Station.The box is located inside the police station lobby. The Borough Council partnered with the Bucks County District Attorney's Office and the Upper Bucks Health Community Healthy Youth Coalition to purchase the box. The hope is that members of the community will safely dispose of their drugs in this box instead of flushing them down the toilet or leaving them where they could be stolen or abused by someone other than the person they were prescribed to originally.
Before this year, residents could reach out to Council members privately through the telephone or e-mail, but actual dialogue during public meetings was limited. A "Public Forum" is held at the beginning and end of each meeting which allows residents to comment but not dialogue with individual members of Council.
The new Constituent Outreach Committee gives residents and businesses owners the opportunity to dialogue with current members of Council in a public meeting. Council members Steve Pizzollo (Ward 1), Justin Stottlar (Ward 2), and Jim Ryder (Ward 3) were appointed to the new Committee. Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every other month. The next meeting date is Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm.
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act was enacted in 2010 and requires consumers to keep covered devices, such as computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions, out of the trash. Please click here for more information on recycling these devices.
Please click here to read the reports by Chief Joseph Gura and Chief William J. Kelly, the investigative findings by District Attorney David Heckler, and the press release related to the June 9th incident.
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