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CODE BLUE SHELTER OPEN JAN 17 - JAN 23
Bucks County’s emergency management director has declared a Code Blue for the period of Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7 PM until Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7 AM.

The Code Blue Shelter at the Quakertown Masonic Lodge (501 W. Broad Street) will be OPEN each night from January 17-23 from 8:15-11:00 PM. Car rides to the shelter are available from the Turkey Hill @ Ottsville/Harrow and the Landis' Supermarket in Perkasie Square @ 8:00 PM at both sites. To request a ride, call 267-450-5191 before 7:15 PM and leave your name, your phone number, and which site you want to be picked up from, and transportation volunteers will pick you up and bring you to the shelter, returning you to your pickup site in the morning. If you need further information on the ministries of Advocates for the Homeless of Upper Bucks, please contact Pr Dave Heckler @ 570-470-0716. Posted 1/16/2020.

TINICUM TOWNSHIP 2020 BUDGET
A hearing was held as scheduled to adopt the Tinicum Township 2020 Budget during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 19th. Click here for a copy. The budget was adopted as advertised. Posted 11/26/19

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES 
  • Uhlerstown Hill Rd hill section going one-way, uphill is CLOSED.
  • Headquarters Rd Bridge over Tinicum Creek at Sheephole Rd is CLOSED.
  • Check traffic conditions on major PA highways: Log on to www.511pa.com or call 511.

RIVER ROAD CONCERNS UPDATE
PennDOT has agreed to lower the speed limit on Route 32 (River Road) to 35 mph. In a letter to the Township, PennDOT said they also intend to lower the recommended speed limit in the Smithtown area to 25 miles per hour to bring it into conformance with the site distance. They said they will improve signage and would look to do similar things at the Bridge Lanes. A meeting will be set up to determine a timeline for implementing the improvements. The Township wishes to thank Representative Wendy Ullman and Senator Bob Mensch for their support in advocating for these safety changes with PennDOT. Posted 11/26/19

HEADQUARTERS ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT
In 2018, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) filed a complaint (Case#: 2:18-cv-04508) in US District Court against PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration with regard to the Headquarters Bridge Project, stating the defendants have unlawfully determined that the bridge must be replaced with a new 2-lane concrete bridge. The DRN maintains that the existing bridge can be rehabilitated. PennDOT engineers have determined that the deterioration is too severe and there are two options: 1) Construct a new two-lane bridge, which PennDOT would retain ownership and responsibility. 2) Construct a new one-lane bridge, which would require Tinicum Township taxpayers to take ownership and responsibility. Revised 11/06/19

PIPER GROUP SUBDIVISION TEST WELL LETTER
It has come the attention of the Township that a letter dated October 7th from Earth Data Northeast, Inc. and Piper Group Inc. regarding aquifer testing for a proposed Oak Grove Subdivision on Randts Mill Road has been sent to neighboring property owners. The letter mistakenly references Teri Lewis, Tinicum Township Manager, as the contact for more information. Additionally, the subdivision referenced in the letter has been in litigation for several years and the Township has not received a new or revised subdivision application for review at this time.

Any questions regarding this letter should be directed to Robert Sigety, Piper Group, at (215) 766-2900 and/or the Piper Group Office at 103 Randts Mill Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947. David Fennimore, P.G. at Earth Data Northeast, Inc. and consulting hydrologist to the Piper Group, can be contacted at (610) 524-9466. Click here to reference the Township Groundwater Ordinance 228 establishing the standards for the hydrological evaluations to be conducted prior to drilling new wells. Updated 10/16/19

RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS
TVs, computers and some other electronics can contain mercury, lead, arsenic and other potentially hazardous substances that can contaminate groundwater. Don't throw them in the trash. Check with your waste hauler for pick-up or the Bucks County Planning Commission lists 611 Metals located at 6776 Easton Rd, Pipersville as a TV and electronics drop-off location. Please check with 611 Metals at 267-221-6924 for acceptable electronics, fees and hours. For more recycling info go to www.buckscounty.org/recycling or call 215-345-3400. Posted 3/28/19

RECYCLE YOUR USED MOTOR OIL AT TINCUM PUBLIC WORKS
If changing your engine oil, please bring the used oil to the Public Works garage,where there is a barrel in the parking lot. No gas or antifreeze, please. Posted 3/28/18

STOP THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY
These invasive insects pose a significant threat to Pennsylvania agricultural, grape, tree fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. Property owners can help prevent the spread. During the winter months, check trees for eggs and scrape them into a jar of rubbing alcohol. In early spring (march), banding trees will help to prevent nymphs from crawling up trees to feed. Property owners can also choose to remove or treat the Ailanthus (tree-of-heaven) trees, their preferred host tree. More info and treatment assistance from the USDA, contact extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call (888) 422- 3359. Posted 9/26/19

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Updated 1/16/2020