Click this link to read the full text of the Perkasie Borough EMERGENCY DECLARATION, signed March 17th, 2020.
Based on an assessment of current conditions, and in close cooperation with the Borough’s Emergency Management personnel, Perkasie Borough Mayor John Hollenbach, Council President James Ryder, and Borough Manager Andrea L. Coaxum have signed a temporary Declaration of Disaster emergency.
“We hope that this crisis will pass without having a serious impact on our community,” said Mayor John Hollenbach. “I ask everyone to comply with Federal, State, and County recommendations and guidelines, and to do your best to stay well and healthy. At the same time, it is important to be a good friend and neighbor, especially to the vulnerable or elderly. “
What does a Declaration of Disaster mean for Perkasie? Signing the Declaration enables the Borough to take advantage of any State or Federal funding opportunities should they become available. It also allows Borough officials to act as necessary to respond to the demands of the emergency: by employing temporary workers, renting necessary equipment, purchasing supplies and materials and by entering into such contract and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law. Of course, all mandatory constitutional requirements will be followed without exception.
The full text of Perkasie Borough’s Declaration of Disaster can be read on the home page of the Perkasie Borough website: www.perkasieborough.org.
Perkasie Borough encourages everyone to follow the mandates provided by the Federal government, officials for the State of Pennsylvania and with Bucks County officials.