Monthly Archives: May 2016

Borough Council Approves New Wheeled Cart Trash Service

64 gallon wheeled cart image 02Beginning later this year, Borough residents will have the option of a wheeled cart instead of the current bag program for trash removal. At the May 2nd Borough Council meeting, the Borough Council approved the new wheeled cart service. The carts will be provided by the Borough to residents that opt for the new service. They are 64-gallons in size and have wheels for easier use by customers. The carts will be green in color, and marked with the Borough’s tree logo.  The new wheeled cart service will be available at a cost of $70 per quarter plus the $15 annual fee paid by all residential customers.

Borough residents may continue to use Borough bags for trash removal. The fees for the trash bags have not changed ($2.25 for small black bags & $3.25 for large green bags). The annual fee was increased from $12 to $15 at the May 2nd public meeting. If you wish to continue using the Borough’s bag program, no action is necessary.

Sign up information will be available soon for the new wheeled cart service. The service is expected to begin in the late summer or early fall. The Borough will also be offering online bill pay for refuse service and electric service. The Borough hopes to implement this at the same time – in the late summer or early fall.

Sign Up Form for the New 64-Gallon Wheeled Cart Service (Available here soon!)
WheeledToterInfoSheet

Street Sweeping Starts June 13

The Borough of Perkasie will begin its annual street sweeping program Monday June 13 and continuing Tuesday June 14, Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16.   These dates may be changed as this is a weather dependent project. Streets will be swept by an outside contractor, beginning at 7:30 AM.  The street sweepers will follow a specific route assigned to them by the Public Works Director.

In order for residents to be aware of the schedule, the street sweepers will be cleaning streets in the section of the Borough that corresponds to the day your refuse gets picked up.  For example, if your refuse is picked up on a Monday, you can expect the street sweepers to be in your area on Monday of that week. Tuesday refuse pick up would mean sweepers would be there on Tuesday, etc.  This schedule is weather dependent and may be adjusted accordingly.

Signs will be posted at the entrance to these areas to remind residents to be watchful for the sweepers. Residents are strongly encouraged to remove their parked vehicles from the street, on the day of sweeping, in order to allow the sweepers to clean the curb line.

Street sweeping is an important component of storm water management practices as it reduces sediment build up and decreases silt accumulation in storm water that flows into our local streams. Street sweeping also helps with weed control, and in addition, beautifies the overall appearance of Perkasie Borough.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel welcome to contact the Perkasie Borough Public Works Department at 215-257-6860.

June 6 Council Meeting Cancelled

                            PERKASIE BOROUGH

                     COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Perkasie Borough Council meeting scheduled for June 6, 2016 is cancelled.  The next meeting of Borough Council will be held on  June 20, 2016 at 7:00PM in the Perkasie Borough Municipal Building at

 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie.

Andrea L. Coaxum

Borough Manager

 

Perkasie Historic Society Memorial Day Featured Exhibit

Saturday and Sunday May 21st and 22nd (Noon to 4 pm): Memorial Day Memories will be presented by the Perkasie Historical Society at their museum at 513 West Walnut in the Town Center.

This is a display of how Memorial Day was celebrated over the years. Many images of Perkasie Parades and celebrations.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? DO YOU LIKE TO SKATE BOARD?
We have a job for you. Perkasie Parks and Recreation is offering a skate boarding camp for six weeks this summer and we are looking for counselors. Access the Employment Application  below and return to Carolyn Hanel, Park and Recreation Director.  The camp will run June 27 through August 5. Applicants must be at least 15 years old and available for the entire six weeks. There will be a skate board skills evaluation as part of the interview process.
Call the Recreation Department with any questions. (215) 257-5065 x115

Employment Application 

MAY IS FOR SPRING CLEAN UP IN PERKASIE

To assist Borough residents with their own spring cleaning, the following events are planned in May:

Saturday, May 14 Perkasie Community Yard Sale in Lenape Park. From 8:00 a.m. top 2:00 p.m. Spaces are only $10.  Register on-line at www.perkasierec.com or in person at the Borough.  You must pre-register.  No walk-ins.

Saturday, May 21 | Perkasie Recycling Center open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (be in line by 3:30 p.m.) to accept recyclables and yard waste from residents.

Saturday, May 21 | Electronics Recycling Event sponsored by Perkasie PC Repair.  In the parking lot of Borough Hall from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.  There are fees for some items. Please contact Perkasie PC Repair at 215 257-7727 for information.

Saturday, May 21 | 

Scrap Metal & Appliance Drive 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Perkasie Fire Company will accept household appliances and scrap metal as a recycling fund drive. Any metals will be collected and ecologically recycled. Appliances with refrigerants (refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.) will be accepted with a $30 donation, all proceeds  will be forwarded to the Fire Company.

Collection held at Schoeller’s Inc, 419 S. 5th Street, Perkasie

For additional information, please call 215-257-5131.


May 28, June 4 and June 11 | Park and Trail Cleanup.  Contact the Park and Recreation Department to schedule and arrange for supplies.


2016 Perkasie Pride Awards

The Perkasie Pride Award is given annually by  the Perkasie Borough Mayor and Council  to recognize  properties within the Borough that have made a significant contribution in beautifying the town.   Nominations are due May 23 and the winners will be recognized at Pennridge Community Day on July 10.  Information on the selection criteria may be found:

GUIDELINES FOR THE PERKASIE PRIDE AWARDS