Monthly Archives: April 2016

Perkasie Regional Authority Water System Interruption of Service

The Perkasie Regional Authority (PRA) is scheduled to perform maintenance on the water system in conjunction with the  water lining project along Fairview Avenue, Chestnut St., Virginia Ave., etc.  The PRA will be doing some preliminary maintenance on the water system to prepare for the lining.  They will be exercising some old valves, and in some cases replacing non-working valves which could cause some customers to temporarily lose water service.starting today through Friday, May 6, 2016.  (No weekends).

During this time period, you may or may not experience temporary interruption of service between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  In the event your property does have an interruption of service, the service will be restored that same day by 3:00 p.m..  PRA suggests you prepare for this interruption by filling several containers with water for drinking and other needs in case  your property has a temporary interruption of service.

Call the PRA at 215 257-3654 with any questions.

Seeking residents to serve on the Regional Authority Board

Perkasie Borough Council is seeking residents that may be interested in volunteering to serve on the Perkasie Regional Authority Board. This Board has the responsibility of overseeing the water and sewer utility.  The 5 year unexpired term is available through December 2018.

Interested Perkasie Borough residents may contact any Council member, the Mayor, or the Borough Office at 215-257-5065. An optional application form is available on-line at Board Application. Applications accepted through May 31, 2016.

Spring Curbside Leaf Collection to begin Monday, April 18th

Perkasie Borough will begin curbside spring leaf collection starting on Monday April 18, 2016.  Borough crews will make one pass through the Borough following the established routes.  There will be no call backs for leaves placed out after April 18.

Residents are reminded that they must have their leaves curbside by 7:00 AM on Monday April 18.  Leaf piles should be placed so they do not block storm drains. Please ensure that the leaf piles are free of any stones or other debris that may cause injury to employees or damage to the machinery. Grass clippings and sticks will not be picked up by Borough crews and will be left curbside for residents to dispose of correctly. 

Residents are also reminded that they may drop off yard waste on the first Saturday of every month at the Borough Recycling Center located at 311 S. 9th St.  Drop off begins at 7:30 AM and ends promptly at 3:30 PM.  No late arrivals please. Leaves and other yard waste being brought in must either be in cans or paper bags.  No material will be accepted in plastic bags.  This is a free service provided by the Borough for Borough residents only, no contractors are allowed.  Proof of Borough residency may be required and must be presented if asked for by the attendant.  Please follow the signs and the attendants’ directions at the recycling center for proper disposal site information.

Please feel welcome to contact the Borough with any questions concerning this leaf collection program at 215-257-5065.

Borough Accepting Bids for Bituminous Seal Coat

The Borough is will receive sealed bids online until 10:00 A.M., prevailing time on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at which time and place the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.  


All Bid Documents and solicitation details are available at no cost at PennBid™ www.PennBid.net. Click on the “Solicitations” then “View” tabs. A nominal fee of 0.25% of the bid amount (up to $5,000) is assessed only to bidders awarded contracts.

Additional information is available under Borough Office/Bids and Requests for Proposals.

Brush Chipping Day Postponed to Friday

Curbside brush chipping day, normally held on the first Wednesday of the month, as been postponed due to an issue with the equipment. Residents that had called to be put on the collection week should now expect their brush to be collected on Friday, April 8th.  Thank you for your patience.

POLICE HOST DRUG TAKE BACK ON APRIL 30

That prescription drug sitting unused in your bathroom could pose a public safety and public health risk. Unused or expired prescriptions disposed of improperly may get into the water supply or be a target of those seeking to feed drug abuse habits.  According to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

The Perkasie Borough Police Department will host a “Drug Take Back” on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Police Station (311 South 9th Street).  

Update on Summer Jobs

Effective April 3, 2016, we will not be accepting any more applications for Front Desk Attendant positions at the Menlo Aquatics Center this summer.  We do have openings for Deck Attendants and Lifeguards.

The employment application is accessible under Employment.

Contact Carolyn Hanel,  Park and Recreation Director if you have any questions. (215) 257-5065 x115.

Public Presentation of the Park Master Plans on Tuesday

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall to review and discuss the latest, updated and revised conceptual plans for the future development of Menlo and Lenape Parks.

Please make every effort to attend and provide your comments and suggestions on the future of these two parks.

If you have any questions contact Carolyn Hanel, Park and Recreation Director at 215 257-5065 ext. 115.