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 Continues “Code Blue” Weather Alert for Four More Nights through Thursday March 6
February 28, 2014: As the next storm system moving into our region brings with it more arctic air, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the county Health Department to continue the “Code Blue” declaration through 7 a.m. Thursday, March 6. The Code Blue activated Wednesday, February 26, was set to expire at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 2; however the National Weather Service is predicting, after a short, small warm up Sunday, a new system will impact the area, bringing hazardous weather and lows in the teens for most of the week. The EMA has made arrangements with the on-call churches, Calvary Baptist in Bristol, Andrews Hall in Doylestown Presbyterian Church and St. Isidore’s Roman Catholic Church in Quakertown. The on-call churches will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities. Click here for more.
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.
Trash Collection Update: Alley collection should resume as normal for the week of Monday, February 24th, depending on the weather, if the alley is clear enough. Please check back regularly for an update.
Curbside paper collection has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 26th. Residents can also bring it to the Recycling Center.
Attention Property Owners: Please make sure you shovel out any fire hydrants near your home. It is important that the Fire Department can quickly get access to the hydrant in an emergency.
Parking restrictions (see link below) will be put in place when three inches of snow have accumulated. Also, please remember that it is against Borough Ordinance to deposit snow in the roadways even along the curb line! When the Borough declares a snow emergency, information can be found by clicking here.
Have you ever wondered what those whites lines are on the road before snow is expected? Click here to learn more about brine use in Perkasie.
Please be safe and check on neighbors and loved ones. Also, remember to protect your pets from the cold winter weather that is expected!
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting to be Rescheduled
The Perkasie Borough Zoning Hearing Board public hearing previously scheduled for February 24th has been rescheduled. The public hearing on the appeal listed below will be held on Monday, March 4, 2014 beginning at 7:30P.M.
File No. 2014-2, Pemma Holdings, LLC, Appellant. The property is located at 1301 N. 5th Street, Perkasie Borough, Tax Parcel #33-019-034. This hearing will be held at the Perkasie Borough Office, 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie. All interested parties wishing to be heard are requested to be in attendance. Please see the agenda for more information.
Andrea Coaxum, Interim Borough Manager
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.
Storm Clean Up - Fallen Branches & Trees
At this point, because of the dangerous conditions, the Borough will not be scheduling an extra curbside branch collection to collect trees downed from the snow and ice. Residents may call to be placed on the list for curbside collection on the regular monthly collection date - Wednesday, March 5th. There is a lot of snow and ice at the curb and on the ground, creating a dangerous situation for residents, people who walk on the sidewalks, and Borough crews. We ask that residents keep the branches and trees in their yards until conditions improve.
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.
Perkasie Borough Civil Service Commission will meet on
*This meeting will be rescheduled due to weather.
Perkasie Borough is seeking proposals for the 2014 season at the Menlo Aquatics Center for the lease of the concession stand. Please click here for more information.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Perkasie Borough Council’s Quality of Life Task Force will meet on March 10, 2014 at 7:00 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
Snow & Ice Removal Information
Parking will be restricted where posted in Perkasie Town Center from Friday evening through Saturday until Borough crews have completed clearing the snow in that area. Please be mindful of the crews working in that area when driving through town. All other parking restrictions resulting from the snowfall have been lifted at this time. For more information on road plowing and helpful tips for residents, please click here.
Discount Ski Tickets Now Available at Borough Hall
Discount ski tickets are available from December through March of each year for Camelback, Elk, Big-Two (Jack Frost and Big Boulder), Blue Mountain and Bear Creek.
With each ticket sold, Perkasie Borough Parks and Recreation earns 50˘ or more toward local parks and recreation projects. When purchasing your tickets at the Borough office you will save money while supporting your community. Please click here for more information.
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.
Next Family Friday Event is March 14th!
MOLLY HOPWOOD: LET'S PLAY TODAY | Pennridge High School Cafeteria
This fun music group motivates kids to exercise, to use their imagination, and to take care of their bodies and minds. Kids will get excited about moving to the fun lyrics, dancing to playful tunes and silly freeze songs, while taking adventures on train rides, animal parades, and popping bubbles.
Family Fridays are held the second Friday of the month. Doors open at 6:00 pm for dinner, the entertainment begins at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Family Friday runs October- April. Click here for information on admission to the events!
Borough Council Seeks Youth Councilor
Perkasie Borough Council is seeking a High School Junior or a Senior for the 2013-2014 school year for appointment as a Youth Borough Councilor. Applicants must be a resident of Perkasie Borough, a High School Junior or Senior (for the 2013-2014 school year), and willing to attend evening meetings on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Appointees shall serve a term of office concurrent with the school year.
Youth Borough Councilors are encouraged to participate in all public Borough Council discussions, but may not vote. In addition to the opportunity to provide input on a variety of matters that come before Borough Council, a Youth Borough Councilor will be able to gain familiarity with local government operations.
Interested students should contact Ms. Donna Benner for information on how to apply. Call her at the Borough Office at (215) 257-5065 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, March 11th 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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