Perkasie Borough has declared a Snow Emergency in anticipation of a storm with significant accumulation. The declaration will be in effect from 5am on Thursday February 18th until noon on Friday February 19th. The Emergency Declaration is posted in full below.
WE EXPECT THAT THURSDAY’S TRASH COLLECTION ROUTE WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED. Residents should have their trash out early as we will attempt to collect trash before snow accumulation affects the route.
FRIDAY’S RECYCLING COLLECTION is still scheduled as usual but this may change depending on the storm. Please check the Borough’s home page at www.perkasieborough.org for updates.
Perkasie Borough Hall will be CLOSED and staff will be working remotely on Thursday February 18th. Staff are reachable from 8am-4pm by phone at 215-257-5065.
Again, residents and businesses are directed to our website – please note the temporary parking restrictions that go into effect once snow depth reaches 3″. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated. https://perkasieborough.org/snow-ice-removal/
DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, on or about February 18th, 2021 a snowstorm (disaster) has caused or threatens to cause injury, damage, and suffering to the persons and property of the Borough of Perkasie; and
WHEREAS, the snowstorm has endangered the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in the Borough of Perkasie, and threatens to create problems greater in scope than the Borough of Perkasie, may be able to resolve; and
WHEREAS, emergency management measures are required to reduce the severity of this disaster and to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected residents in the Borough of Perkasie;
NOW, THEREFORE, we, the undersigned Commissioners/Supervisors/Mayor of the Borough of Perkasie, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 PA C.S., Section 7501), as amended, do hereby declare the existence of a disaster emergency in the Borough of Perkasie;
FURTHER, we direct the Borough of Perkasie Emergency Management Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response action deemed necessary to respond to this emergency.
STILL FURTHER, we authorize officials of the Borough of Perkasie to act as necessary to meet the current exigencies of this emergency, namely: by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.
This Declaration shall take effect immediately.
Borough of Perkasie