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Scholarship Available for Perkasie Student

The Borough of Perkasie is a member of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP). One of the membership benefits is participation in this yearly scholarship program. The attached flyer provides information about the Lloyd B. Wright Scholarship program. The deadline to submit your information to the Borough is Friday, December 9th. The Borough will select one candidate to submit to AMP. AMP will be awarding four of these scholarships, and students from all of their member municipalities are eligible. Each scholarship is worth $2,000.

2016 American Municipal Power Scholarship Program – Lloyd B. Wright Scholarship

Perkasie Skate Park Closed for Repairs

The Perkasie Skate Park will be closed for a period of time so that repairs can be made in the Park. The Park was vandalized over the holiday weekend, resulting in heavy damage to the storage shed. There are also several welds on the ramps that need to be repaired due to normal wear and tear. The Borough crews will work to get the repairs made as quickly as possible so it can once again be open for public access.

THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE FOR BOROUGH

The Borough offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.  Borough offices will re-open on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Trash collections scheduled for Thursday, November 24 will be picked up on Monday, November 28.


Recyclables schedule for pick-up on Friday, November 25 will be picked up on Friday, December 2.

Perkasie Borough Seeks Volunteers for Various Boards, Commissions, and Authorities

Perkasie Borough Council seeks Borough residents who would be interested in volunteering to serve on various appointed Boards, Commissions and Authorities.  The following positions offer a unique opportunity to serve your community and learn more about municipal services:

1 resident for a five year term to the Pennridge Regional Authority
1 resident for a six year term to the Civil Service Commission
1 resident for a four year term to the Perkasie Planning Commission
1 resident for a five year term to the Perkasie Zoning Hearing Board
1 resident for a three year term as an alternate on the Perkasie Zoning Hearing Board
1 resident on the Pennridge Wastewater Treatment Authority
1 resident for a one year term to the Vacancy Board
1 resident on the Perkasie Industrial Development Authority Board
2 residents for three year terms to the Perkasie Parks and Recreation Board
1 resident for a three year term as an elder delegate to the Parks and Recreation Board
1 resident as a youth delegate to the Parks and Recreation Board
1 resident for a five year term to the Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals

Interested Perkasie Borough residents should apply by letter addressed to the Borough Office, P.O. Box 96, 620 Chestnut Street, Perkasie or by calling Donna Benner at the Borough Office at 215-257-5065 or via email at: dbenner@perkasieborough.org.  An optional application form  is available here:  Citizen Board Application Form.  

The Borough maintains a file of interested residents that is referred to from time to time as various positions become available.  While several of these positions may be filled by individuals seeking reappointment, all residents are encouraged to apply for future consideration.

Perkasie Seeks New Planning Commission Member

Perkasie Borough is seeking residents that may be interested in volunteering to serve on the Perkasie Planning Commission.  The Board meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM.  This Board has the responsibility for advising Borough Council on land use planning, zoning proposals and the Borough’s Comprehensive Plan. It is a unique opportunity for individuals to serve their community and be involved with critical issues of subdivisions, zoning and planning.  The term is for an unexpired four year term through December 2017.

Interested Perkasie Borough residents may contact any Council Member, the Mayor or by writing the Borough Office at 620 West Chestnut Street, Perkasie.  An optional application form is available below or by calling the Borough Office at 215-257-5065.

Citizen Board Application Form (Click Link)

Applications accepted through November 7, 2016.

PERKASIE POLICE PARTICIPATE IN “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER”

The Perkasie Police Department are participating in No Shave November again this year. No Shave November encourages participants to put down their razor for 30 days as they raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

In 2015, the Police Department engaged in a good natured online contest and members of the public made donations to their favorite officer. They raised over $3,000 and Officer Brun, who raised the most funds, was treated to a luxury shave by Perkasie’s Styles Salon.  

When you see bearded officers this November, please consider making a donation at www.no-shave.org. Collection boxes will also be stationed at Perkasie and Sellersville Borough Halls and the Perkasie Police Department building.

At the public Borough Council meeting on October 17, Perkasie Mayor John Hollenbach issued the following proclamation for No Shave November 2016:  no-shave-november-proclamation 

PUBLIC HEARING ON PENNRIDGE AIRPORT RE-ZONING NOVEMBER 7

Perkasie Borough will hold a public hearing to consider the re-zoning of several parcels encompassed by the Pennridge Airport on November 7, 2016 at the Perkasie Borough Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.   The parcels involved would be re-zoned to form an I-3 Zoning District

Please understand this hearing will only be in reference to the re-zoning and not any proposed construction or development.

A Planning Commission meeting is scheduled to be held on October 26, 2016 to discuss the I-3 Zoning District and re-zoning of the parcels. This meeting will be held at Borough Hall at 7:00 p.m.

We recommend that you check social media, the Borough website or contact the Borough Office to ensure there are no changes to these dates as they approach.  If you have any questions, contact Perkasie Borough at (215) 257-5065.

A draft ordinance to implement the re-zoning may be accessed below.
Planning Commission Meeting Agenda (10/26/16)
Draft Ordinance 998
Draft Ordinance 999
Copy of Courtesy Notice Letter