Chief Mettin Recognized
At the Commission August 27, 2014 monthly meeting Chief Mettin was recognized and thanked for his valuable service to the community and Bucks County area. Chief Mettin thanked the Officers, "The policing side of this was very easy thanks to the guys in the room.'
Rockhill Road Bridge ReOpens
The Supervisors held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday August 1, 2014 at 9:00am to celebrate the re-opening of Rockhill Road Bridge located on Rockhill Road at Three Mile Run Road. They were joined by Bucks County Lynn Bush and Representative Paul Clymer. The process of applying for 80% retroactive reimbursement will now begin.
2014 Household Hazardous Waste
What do you do with household hazardous wastes in your home when it is necessary to dispose of them? Your waste hauler does not want hazarous waste mixed in with household trash nor does he want any liquids for that matter. Take advantage of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. The last 2014 collection date was August 23, the 2015 dates will be posted as soon as they are available.
Gary W. Volovnik Recognized
On March 18, the township recognized Gary Volovnik for 30 years of dedicated service. With a surprise visit from his family, Gary Volovnik was presented with a plaque and special citations by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania Senate for his leadership. Gary Volovnik is the third generation of his family to live in East Rockhill. He resides on the farm his grandfather purchased. 'Whatever you can do to reach out and help someone that's what you do, and that's how we live. It's an honor and it's been a great journey.' said Gary Volovnik.
Recycling Costs Increase
For years the Township was able to operate the Recycling Center at no cost to taxpayers. That will change in 2014 adding $6,000 unanticipated expense to the Township budget which may force the Township to remove the containers.
In March another rate increase notice was received increasing the unbudgeted expense from $6,000 to $10,000 by the end of 2014. The Supervisors will be evaluating the service at their mid-year budget review.
Help reduce the expense by taking advantage of recycling services built into the cost of your trash collection and offered by your trash hauler, which is required by law.
For example, Republic Services, offers a Recycle Bank Program which pays reward points to customers based on the volume they recycle. You are able to put ALL recycling into one container. The more you recycle, the more points you earn for discounts and specials at your favorite local shops and restaurants.
County Closes Schwenkmill Road Bridge
In order to correct some Critical Deficiencies; as identified by PennDOT's review, the County closed Schwenkmill Road Bridge over Perkiomen Creek on July 23, 2013. The design has been completed and after receiving PHMC Historic review the plans were revised and submitted to PennDOT Bridge unit for approval. It is anticipated to be out for bid by May 2014 and is anticipated to re-open by December 2014.
Any questions can be directed to Bucks County Public Works at 215-345-3950.
BC Covered Bridge Society Unique Tables
Bucks County Covered Bridge Society offered a rare opportunity to purchase tables built with wood salvaged from the decking of the Gayman Bridge in Plumstead Township.
The 100-year old white oak is known for its exceptional strength and durability. It was removed when the pony truss bridge that spans the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek was rebuilt last year due to structural deficiencies.
Students at the Upper Bucks County Technical School custom-make a Communal Dining Table, a Side Table, or a Coffee Table. Prices are based on size for the communal dining table, the side table and coffee table are standard size. Delivery is available for a small fee, depending on distance. The sale will re-open May 2014.
Welcome to East Rockhill Signs
Thanks to John Cressman and Dave Nyman contributing their Pennridge Wastewater Authority yearly wage in 2013, visitors will now know when they have entered East Rockhill Township along Route 313. One sign will be purchased every year with the contribution of the wage for placement to be determined by the Board of Supervisors.
Sellersville Fire Department 125th Year
Congratulations to the Sellersville Fire Department celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013.
5th Street Basin Construction is Complete
East Rockhill Township was awarded a growing Greener grant from the state Department of Enviornmental Protection and Bucks County for retrofitting the Fifth Street stormwater basin with a naturalized basin designed to current DEP standards. The new design will help reduce non-point source pollution and help maintain water quality. Main excavation began in September 2012, re-plantings occured in the Fall of 2013.
Republic Services, 215-723-0400, previously known as Allied Waste and BFI, will be the exclusive trash and recycling hauler within the Trash District starting January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014. Two additional years have been approved extending the contract to 2016. Republic is pleased to offer Recylcebanks so customers can earn rewards with the more recycling they do. While all 180 households in the Trash District (Pines II, Pines III, Cedarbrook Crossing) must use Republic, other township residents are free to choose their own hauler. However, Republic has agreed to extend the terms of their winning bid to all township residents willing to sign a three-year contract. More information: Trash & Recycling Implementation Plan, Recyclebanks Information
Protect yourself from a Flood
Anywhere it rains, it can flood. A flood is a general and temporary condition where two or more acres of normally dry land or two or more properties are inundated by water or mudflow. Many conditions can result in a flood: hurricanes, broken levees, outdated or clogged drainage systems and rapid accumulation of rainfall. Draft Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps