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What To Know For Winter Weather

Snow, sleet, rain and ice are upon us! Please take some time to go through the important information and resources available to ensure your safety during winter weather conditions.

Snow Emergencies:

Bucks County will issue a Snow Emergency if the conditions are extremely bad. When a snow emergency is declared, all routes must be kept clear of parked cars or unattended vehicles so they roads can be plowed properly.

Emergency Alerts:

Receive snow emergency and other emergency alerts via text message and or email by singing up for ReadyBucks. Click here to sign up. LIKE Doylestown Township and Doylestown Township Police on Facebook. FOLLOW @DoylestownTWP on twitter for important information and weather updates.

POWER OUTAGES:

Power outages can happen during sever winter weather. Please do not report power outages to the Township or inquire when it will be restored as we do not have this information. It is important to contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141 to report any power outages. Please note that every home without power should report it to PECO so they can be aware of the number of outages in the area. Utilize PECO website at http://www.peco.com to stay updated.

Administration Offices Closed

We will be closed on Monday. February 18 for President’s Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 19. Thank you.  

Code Enforcement Office Updates: Looking forward to projects in 2019

If you are a planning a home improvement project for the New Year, it is always important to make sure you have properly planned and researched what your Municipality requires of you. As of October 2018, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code adopted the 2015 ICC Construction Codes. This is applied to all residential and commercial building projects contracted after October of 2018. Any and all new construction plans submitted with applications must be compliant with the 2015 Codes.

Our website contains resources for the most common projects we see within the Township. This would be a good place to start your research. Look under the “Code and Zoning” section (under the “Departments” tab on the home page) for some basic guidelines on permit requirements. The Doylestown Township On-Line Code book is also accessible on this page. Chapter 175 of the Township Code is where all Township Zoning requirements can be found. Please check to make sure your application is compliant with the regulations of your Zoning District.

You can also find the updated 2019 Fee Schedule here. Please check the current Fee Schedule as some fees have changed for 2019. We do not require payment of permit fees at the time of submission. Permit fees are due after the application has received approval, and the exact amount due is calculated during the plan review process. You will be notified of the fees due.

Additionally, we have provided downloadable PDF files under the “Forms for Download” tab for “Code Enforcement Guidelines”. Here you will find literature on certain projects, such as, basement finishing, new home construction, and stormwater management practices.

We look forward to receiving your applications, and as always, are more than happy to assist you with the permitting process.

Accepting Applications for Vacancies on Boards & Committees for 2019

Applications are being accepted by the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors for possible vacancies on the following boards and committees for 2019:

• Public Water and Sewer Advisory Board

• Agricultural Security Area Council

• Friends of Kids Castle Committee

• Park and Recreation Board

If you are interested in serving on any of the above boards or committees, please send a letter of interest and resume to Doylestown Township. Please include which board or committee you would like to serve on.

Letters should be addressed to the Board of Supervisors, Doylestown Township Municipal building, 425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 or sent to info@doylestownpa.org.

Winter Storm Tips

Winter is approaching so use these tips!

∗ Listen to weather and travel advisories, but if you don’t have to travel in bad weather, don’t.

∗ If you must drive, keep your gas tank at least half full and prepare your vehicle for winter

∗ Carry a cellphone

∗ Get notifications on winter storms and severe weather by ReadyBucks. Sign up here.

∗ Read PennDOT alerts and winter tips at www.pendot.gov

∗ Please do not call 9-1-1 to ask about school closings/early dismissals or to report power outages.

If you need to report a power outage, contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141 or http://www.peco.com.

 

Leaf & Yard Waste Recycling

Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling from 9am – 11am.

Bring your yard waste including leaves and branches to the New Britain Road access to Central Park.

We do not accept Bamboo of any kind.

Please call our Administration office with questions.

(215) 348-9915

Dog Park Advisory Council

Areas of Concern/Responsibility

• Observation, discussion and recommendations relative to ongoing maintenance, management and operations of the Dog Park.
• Follow-up review and discussion of incident reports received and action taken.
• Follow-up review and discussion of incident reports received and action taken.
• Review, recommendations and support (when necessary) relative to special event requests.
• Establishment and coordination of Site Watch Program for safety, security and adherence to rules & regulations.
• Coordinate for clean-up days and or other activities deemed appropriate and/or beneficial. This may be done in cooperation with the FDDP
• Communicate with FDDP relative to continued fundraising for park amenities and capital needs.

Doylestown Dog Park Members

Have an interest and commitment to the value of the Doylestown Dog Park. 2) Have a commitment to the operational procedures as established. 3) Understand and support the financial commitment and fee structure established for ongoing operations and maintenance. 3) Understand and serve as an advocate for the park as well as rules and regulations. 4) Contribute to the awareness of DP

Members

•  Kathy Brown, Chairperson

•  Deborah McComas, Vice Chairperson

•  Donna Cawthorne, Secretary

•  Karen A. Sweeney, Staff Liaison

•  Andrew Miller

•  David Cochran, Member at Large

•  Warren Grant, Member at Large

•  Katelynn Sterk, Doylestown Borough

• Kristin McCoach, Doylestown Borough

•  Caroline Brinker, Borough Liaison

•  Barbara N. Lyons, Board of Supervisors, Liaison

Meetings

• 5:00 PM

• 1st Monday Monthly

• Administration Trailer Large Conference Room

Tree Work Continues on the Neshaminy Geenway Trail

Tree work on the Neshaminy Greenway Trail from the 202 parkway to Upper State Road continues. Signs will be up when the contractor is working. Please do not go around the barricades as they keep both pedestrians and bikers safe.

Please call 215-348-9915 with any questions.

Bicentennial Event

Veterans Day Lunch

November 11, 2018

Peco Tree Trimming May 7