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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. downtownThe 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 admin@perkasieborough.org 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!

Today’s Headlines

Borough Council Approves New Wheeled Cart Trash Service

64 gallon wheeled cart image 02Beginning later this year, Borough residents will have the option of a wheeled cart instead of the current bag program for trash removal. At the May 2nd Borough Council meeting, the Borough Council approved the new wheeled cart service. The carts will be provided by the Borough to residents that opt for the new service. They are 64-gallons in size and have wheels for easier use by customers. The carts will be green in color, and marked with the Borough’s tree logo.  The new wheeled cart service will be available at a cost of $70 per quarter plus the $15 annual fee paid by all residential customers.

Borough residents may continue to use Borough bags for trash removal. The fees for the trash bags have not changed ($2.25 for small black bags & $3.25 for large green bags). The annual fee was increased from $12 to $15 at the May 2nd public meeting. If you wish to continue using the Borough’s bag program, no action is necessary.

Sign up information will be available soon for the new wheeled cart service. The service is expected to begin in the late summer or early fall. The Borough will also be offering online bill pay for refuse service and electric service. The Borough hopes to implement this at the same time – in the late summer or early fall.

Sign Up Form for the New 64-Gallon Wheeled Cart Service (Available here soon!)
Wheeled Cart Trash Info Sheet

Street Sweeping Starts June 13

The Borough of Perkasie will begin its annual street sweeping program Monday June 13 and continuing Tuesday June 14, Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16.   These dates may be changed as this is a weather dependent project. Streets will be swept by an outside contractor, beginning at 7:30 AM.  The street sweepers will follow a specific route assigned to them by the Public Works Director.

In order for residents to be aware of the schedule, the street sweepers will be cleaning streets in the section of the Borough that corresponds to the day your refuse gets picked up.  For example, if your refuse is picked up on a Monday, you can expect the street sweepers to be in your area on Monday of that week. Tuesday refuse pick up would mean sweepers would be there on Tuesday, etc.  This schedule is weather dependent and may be adjusted accordingly.

Signs will be posted at the entrance to these areas to remind residents to be watchful for the sweepers. Residents are strongly encouraged to remove their parked vehicles from the street, on the day of sweeping, in order to allow the sweepers to clean the curb line.

Street sweeping is an important component of storm water management practices as it reduces sediment build up and decreases silt accumulation in storm water that flows into our local streams. Street sweeping also helps with weed control, and in addition, beautifies the overall appearance of Perkasie Borough.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel welcome to contact the Perkasie Borough Public Works Department at 215-257-6860.

June 6 Council Meeting Cancelled

                            PERKASIE BOROUGH

                     COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Perkasie Borough Council meeting scheduled for June 6, 2016 is cancelled.  The next meeting of Borough Council will be held on  June 20, 2016 at 7:00PM in the Perkasie Borough Municipal Building at

 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie.

Andrea L. Coaxum

Borough Manager

 

Perkasie Historic Society Memorial Day Featured Exhibit

Saturday and Sunday May 21st and 22nd (Noon to 4 pm): Memorial Day Memories will be presented by the Perkasie Historical Society at their museum at 513 West Walnut in the Town Center.

This is a display of how Memorial Day was celebrated over the years. Many images of Perkasie Parades and celebrations.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? DO YOU LIKE TO SKATE BOARD?
We have a job for you. Perkasie Parks and Recreation is offering a skate boarding camp for six weeks this summer and we are looking for counselors. Access the Employment Application  below and return to Carolyn Hanel, Park and Recreation Director.  The camp will run June 27 through August 5. Applicants must be at least 15 years old and available for the entire six weeks. There will be a skate board skills evaluation as part of the interview process.
Call the Recreation Department with any questions. (215) 257-5065 x115

Employment Application