The Borough Council and staff acknowledge that due to the large accumulation of snow some property owners/tenants/residents have not cleared their sidewalks or snow and ice. Please remember Perkasie Borough Code does require sidewalks be cleared to a pathway a minimum of three feet wide. Please clear your sidewalks to provide safe travel for pedestrians including children walking to school, letter carriers and delivery persons.
Property owners/tenants/residents should also clear snow from fire hydrants and storm inlets if possible.
We are still recovering from winter storm Jonas, the fifth biggest in Philadelphia history. The Borough will continue to plow roads in an effort to widen the passable areas. This is necessary to better ensure both emergency vehicles and school buses can get through to their intended locations and postal service is not interrupted. Also, it is important to widen the passing lanes so that melting snow can reach the storm drains. We realize that when we widen roads, driveways will need to be cleared again by residents. There is unfortunately no way to avoid this situation and we ask for your patience and that you assist any elderly neighbors if possible. Thank you.
The Recycling Center has re-opened and returned to regular operating hours.
The public meeting on the Menlo and Lenape Parks Master Plan, scheduled for this evening at the high school as been canceled. A new date for the meeting will be announced as soon as it has been determined.
As the Borough clears away the snow, things are returning to normal. The trash normally picked up on Tuesdays, will be picked up tomorrow. Please have items curb side no later than 7:00 a.m.
As the snow piles up, the Public Works crews are running out of space to put the snow. The gravel parking lots on Second Street and on Walnut Street (near the Little League fields) are now being used for plowed snow. Vehicles are prohibited from parking in these lots while they are used for snow “storage.”
Residents are also reminded that the Borough Code requires sidewalks be cleared of snow within 18 hours of the snow storm. All sidewalks should be clear of snow today.
Mayor John Hollenbach has declared a snow emergency today beginning at 7:00p.m. The emergency will take effect when the snow level reaches three (3) inches or accumulation. As per Borough Ordinance 180-18.2 , it is unlawful to park or abandon your vehicle on any pubic street or highway in the Borough at any time within 12 hours after a snowstorm with accumulations of 3 inches or more. More detailed information is contained in the press release: 2016_01_22 Perkasie snow emergency press release
Borough Mayor has also declared a Snow Emergency beginning 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 22nd. The Snow Emergency Route ordinance will be in effect which restricts parking on North and South Main Streets; Diamond Street; East Park Avenue; Noble Street; Maple Avenue; Lawn Avenue; East and West Temple Avenue; East Walnut Street from the intersection with East Temple to the Perkasie Borough line and East Church Street. Travel on those streets is restricted to those vehicles equipped with snow tires or chains.
The Public Works Department offer the following reminders and suggestions for the impending storm:
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SNOW & ICE REMOVAL ORDINANCE IN PERKASIE.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON A SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION.
- Advise residents to stay off the streets to allow de-icing and snow removal operations to go on unimpeded by traffic.
- If they must travel be aware of snow removal equipment and give the equipment plenty of room.
- With higher snowfall totals snow may be plowed onto sidewalks in order to keep travel lanes open.
- Wait to clear ends of driveways until all plowing operations have ceased.
- If they live in the Town Center area No Parking restrictions will be put into place if totals are over 6 inches. Cars must be moved from posted areas or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- Town center snow removal operations will begin after snowfall has ceased and crews have had sufficient rest. Starting time will be announced.
Based on the current weather forecasts, the Borough staff has begun preparations for a significant storm.
Borough residents should review the rules and regulations regarding snow removal, parking, and sidewalk shoveling on the Borough website at:
Residents are also asked to clear snow away from fire hydrants whenever possible.
TRASH COLLECTION: Collection of trash and recyclables on Friday, January 22 will not be effected. In addition, the recycling center will be open on Saturday, January 23.
Residents are asked to have all trash and recyclables out for curbside pick up by 7:00 a.m. Friday morning.
The Perkasie Farmers’ Market has been nominated as Bucks County’s top Farmers’ Market in the “Bucks County Best 2016 Happening List”.
Please take a moment to follow this link and add your vote. It takes less than a minute, but it would mean a lot to the market and for Perkasie if we won the award, which is decided purely on the basis of votes from the public. http://bucks.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/farmers-market-2016
Thank you in advance for your vote!