Monthly Archives: August 2014

Veterans’ Job Fair – October 2nd

Dan Fraley, Director of Veteran Affairs for Bucks County, announced that the County has partnered with Parx Casino, PA Career Link and many other corporations to host a Salute 2 Service – Veterans’ Job Fair on Thursday, October 2 at Parx Casino in Bensalem.  The job fair is scheduled from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the 2nd.  For more information visit:  www.Salute2Service.com


Perkasie Fire Company to Hold Additional Open House on 10/25/14

The Perkasie Fire Company held a public forum on their request to increase the Fire Tax to fund the purchase of a new fire engine/pumper and have now scheduled an additional Open House-type event for anyone interested in further information before voting in November.  Long range capital improvements were also discussed.  To read a copy of the memorandum that was prepared for the meeting, please click below.

PFC – Funding Request

The open house event will be held at the Fire Hall, 100 North 5th Street on Saturday, October 25 from Noon-5:00 pm.

The Fire Tax is currently at 1 mil, with the entire amount dedicated to pay for the ladder truck that was purchased in 2006. The Fire Company is looking to continue that 1 mil to purchase a pumper/ engine in 2015. They are also requesting an additional 0.5 mil in funding to help fund capital projects. Please check back soon for more detailed information on this request.


PennDOT Yellow Dot Program Benefits Seniors

The Yellow Dot Program was created by PennDOT, the Department of Aging and the State Police, and could save your life.

The driver and any passenger who regularly use the vehicle complete a special form that lists their health issues, medicines, allergies, etc.  You attach a photo to the paper and place it in the glove box.

Then  you place a yellow dot in the lower left hand corner of the back windshield.  If you are in an accident, the emergency medical services can act quickly to render aid without compromising existing health conditions.

For additional information go to:  www.YellowDot.pa.gov


Walnut Street Bridge to Close to Pedestrians

Pedestrian bridge in 2nd Street Park, Perkasie, Pa.
Pedestrian bridge in 2nd Street Park, Perkasie, Pa.
Pedestrian bridge in Lenape Park, Perkasie, Pa.
Pedestrian bridge in Lenape Park, Perkasie, Pa.
The pedestrian crossing over the East Branch of the Perkiomen on Walnut Street is currently closed.
The pedestrian crossing over the East Branch of the Perkiomen on Walnut Street is currently closed.
Gerald Anderson, Director of Operations for Bucks County, has advised the Borough that the County has closed the sidewalk on the Walnut Street Bride on Friday, August 8th. Pedestrian access is available via the Twin Bridges in Lenape Park or the Market Street pedestrian bridge located in the 2nd Street Park.

The County hopes to be able to make the necessary repairs to the pedestrian section of the bridge using in-house staff after the repair design receives approval.  If it is determined that the repairs cannot be made by the County Bridge Department, the project will have to be put out to bid, which will take significantly longer.

According to the County, the pedestrian sidewalk is a separate structure from the roadway. The roadway passed the routine Pennsylvania Department of Transportation inspection, while the sidewalk did not. The County has been working to schedule and fund the replacement of the entire bridge structure since at least the year 2000. However, funding issues along with an issue regarding the FEMA floodway calculations has stalled the project. Many changes to the permitting process has also happened along the way.

The replacement of the bridge is now on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the year 2018. At this point the project involves rehabilitating or replacing the narrow two lane bridge with a wider structure that provides one lane of traffic in each direction and a painted median. Improvements to the nearby intersection of Walnut Street and Constitution Avenue will also be included in the project. The new bridge is also expected to have sidewalks on both sides of the roadway to improve pedestrian access.

The Borough will continue to work with the County to see if the design schedule can be compressed to allow for an earlier start date than the Spring of 2018.


APRIL 2017

03|  Perkasie Regional Authority (PRA)
03|  Borough Council Committee Meeting 
05|  Park and Recreation Board
12|  Planning Commission
17|  Borough Council Voting Meeting
18|  PRA
24| Pennridge Wastewater Treatment Authority (PWTA)
24|  Zoning Hearing Board
27|  Planning Commission