Monthly Archives: September 2014

Upcoming Budget Meetings

The Borough’s Finance Committee will be meeting on Saturday, September 27th and Saturday, October 4th 2014 to review the draft 2015 Budget. The meetings will be held at Perkasie Borough Hall and begin at 9:00 am. Look on the website under Meetings & Agendas for more information.

PERKASIE FIRE COMPANY OPEN HOUSE ON OCTOBER 9

The Perkasie Fire Company will hold their annual  Fire Prevention Open House on Thursday, October 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.   There will be a variety of fire safety activities  as well as a display of fire equipment and apparatus.  

The Fire Company will also be holding a food drive and ask that you bring canned goods to the open house to benefit the Pennridge Fish Organization.

Check out the Fire Company website at www.perkasiefd.org for more information. The Fire Company will also be hosting an Open House-type event on Saturday, October 25th from Noon to 3:00 pm to help answer any questions from the public before the election in November. There will be a question on the ballot asking residents if they support an increase in the Fire Tax millage in the amount of 0.5 mil to support capital projects at the Fire Station.

Park and Rec Board seeking Youth Delegate

The Perkasie Borough Park and Recreation Board is seeking any interested high school student, age 15 or older, who resides in the Borough to serve as the Youth Delegate. The Youth Delegate serves a three-year term. The Park and Recreation Board (PRB) meets monthly on the first Wednesday at the Borough Hall. The PRB advises Council on issues associated with the Borough parks, trails and recreation facilities. Interested students should contact the Borough at (215) 257-5065 to obtain an application form or download the form on the Borough website: www.perkasieborough.org Applications will be accepted through October 27, 2014.

BOROUGH INSTITUTES ANNUAL $12.00 TRASH FEE

During the 2014 Budget review process, several alternatives were discussed to balance a $42,000 shortfall in the refuse fund. The $42,000 shortfall is primarily the result of households that utilize the borough services for free pick up of bulky waste and recyclables, but do not purchase the Borough trash bags. The trash bag revenue funds these other waste disposal expenses including equipment (e.g. a trash truck costs approximately $200,000) and labor. When the 2014 budget was adopted On December 16, 2013, Council approved an annual charge of $12.00 per household beginning in 2014 to offset the shortfall. The fee is levied on all residential units, based on the number of electric meters on the property. An estimated 10% of households currently do not participate in the Borough “Pay-As-You-Throw” program yet do take advantage of the free collection of bulky waste and recycling, Council believes that the annual fee will result in sharing the cost of collecting all materials among all residents, regardless of their support of the Pay-As-You-Throw program. If you have any questions, please contact the Borough Administration at (215) 257-5065.