It is with great sadness and regret that we share that Police Chief Steven Hillias of the Perkasie Borough Police Department passed away suddenly on June 16, 2019. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.
Borough residents are advised that the bill for the annual trash fee is in the mail. The $20 bill is due by July 12th, 2019. Thank you.
Residents and visitors are reminded that S. 7th St. will be closed between W. Chestnut St. and W. Market St. from 8:00am and 12:30pm on Saturday mornings for the farmers market.
This road closure will be every Saturday from June 1st until October 26th.
Residents are advised that trash collection scheduled for Monday May 27th, Memorial Day, will be collected instead on Tuesday May 28th.
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual “Perkasie Pride Award”. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2019.
The “Perkasie Pride Award” was established by the Mayor and Borough Council to recognize up to three properties within the Borough (one in each ward) that have made a significant contribution to beautifying the town. The improvements, restoration and-or beautification recognized by the award do not necessarily have to occur within the calendar year that the award is given.
Please contact the Mayor, any Council member or the Borough Office at 215-257-5065 to nominate a building or property for consideration. Please include a brief paragraph describing the improvements. Awards will be made at a September 2019 Council meeting. We ask that nominees include any historical information about the buildings so that information can be preserved for the record.
Borough Council will select 3 properties to receive plaques. Once nominated, a property would remain in nomination for subsequent years.
The Mayor and Council will award a wall plaque suitable for outdoor display. This plaque is approximately 7 inches in diameter and contains the words “PERKASIE PRIDE AWARD”, the date the award is given and is embossed with the Perkasie Hickory Nut Tree. The plaque also shows the year the building was constructed.
The Perkasie Fire Company are running a Scrap Metal Drive from 8am-11am on Saturday April 27th at Schoellers Inc, 419 S. 5th St.
They will accept household appliances and scrap metal as a recycling fund drive. Appliances with refrigerants (refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers etc) will be accepted with a $30 donation. All proceeds benefit the Perkasie Fire Company.
For additional information, please call 215-257-5131.
Borough residents please note that there will be no RECYCLING collection on Friday April 19th because of the Holiday. Collection will take place as normal on Friday April 26th. Thank you for your understanding.
PERKASIE BOROUGH SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS
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. It is a unique opportunity for individuals to serve their community and be involved with critical issues of subdivisions, zoning, land use and planning. The term is for four years.
Perkasie Borough is seeking residents that may be interested in volunteering to serve as an alternate on the Perkasie Zoning Hearing Board. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 PM. As an alternate, an appointed resident would stand in for ZHB members that might be unable to attending hearings. The ZHB perform an important function in reviewing appeals and variances to the Borough Zoning Ordinance.The term is for three years.
Perkasie Borough is seeking residents that may be interesting in volunteering to serve on the Perkasie Industrial Development Authority. The Authority is a conduit for private financing of economic development projects in Bucks County. Members serve a 5 year term. They meet only when they receive an application.
Interested Perkasie Borough residents may contact any Council member, the Mayor or by writing the Borough Office at 620 West Chestnut Street, Perkasie. An application form is available HERE or by calling the Borough Office at 215-257-5065. .
Perkasie Borough Street Sweeping 2019
The Borough of Perkasie will continue its street sweeping program beginning Monday, April 29 and continuing Tuesday, April 30, Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2. These dates may be changed as this is a weather dependent project. Streets will be swept by an outside contractor, beginning at 7:00 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.