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GOLDEN PHEASANT BRIDGE
Tinicum Township Board of Supervisors will be representing the Township at a National Historic Preservation (Section 106) Hearing on Thursday, October 20th to learn about the options that PennDOT is considering for the Golden Pheasant Bridge on Route 32 (River Road) in Erwinna.  For more information on the process click here.

If you are a resident and would like to let the Board know your opinion/concerns, please send an email with your name, address and phone number to goldenpheasantbridge@tinicumbucks.org prior to Monday, October 17. Please note: Emails without name, address and phone number will not be accepted.

COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT: Oct. 5, 10 AM - Noon
Get to know your local Tinicum Township police officers over a cup of coffee. Ask questions, discuss issues, voice concerns and learn more about each at Brigadoon Coffee Shop, 239 Durham Road, Ottsville. Children welcome.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT: Oct. 8, 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Strayer Middle School, 1200 Ronald Reagan Dr., Quakertown, Richland Twp. For more info visit the Bucks County website. Click here for more info on what you can bring. NO electronics will be accepted. To dispose of TVs, computers and other electronics that can contain mercury, lead, arsenic and other hazardous substances that can contaminate groundwater, please check with your waste hauler or go to 611 Metals TV and electronics drop-off location at 6776 Easton Road, Pipersville 267-221-6924. www.611metals.com. For more recycling info click here for the 2021 Bucks County Recycling Guide.

SPOOKY TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT: Oct. 22, 4:30 - 7PM
A safe off-road Trick or Treat event at Tinicum Community Park, 30 Tohickon Valley Road, Ottsville. Prizes for best original, scariest, funniest and superhero costumes, best tailgate and canine costume parade. Click here for more info.

DRUG TAKE BACK & SHARP COLLECTION EVENT: Oct. 29, 10 AM - 2 PM
A safe, responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs, needles and syringes at Wehrung's Home Center, 711 Easton Road, Ottsville.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LIVE STREAM
Click here to live stream the Tinicum Township regular Board of Supervisors meeting on Zoom. The next meeting will be held on September 20 at 7:30 pm. For more information on Zoom, go to www.zoom.us.

TINICUM TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE & BOARD VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Planning Commission (4-year term): Seeks new member to review matters relating to planning and zoning, subdivisions and land development applications, planning modules, and proposed ordinances and advise the Board of Supervisors.
  • Planning Commission Secretary: Seeks a secretary to attend evening meetings, 1 to 2 times per month, and take minutes. The PC reviews matters relating to zoning, subdivisions, land development and proposed ordinances, and advises the Board of Supervisors.  
  • Communications Ad Hoc Committee (1-year term): Seeks volunteers to help develop a Township newsletter.
  • Historical Commission (3-year term): Seeks new members to help preserve Tinicum's historic character.
  • Park and Recreation Board (5-year term): Seeks new members to help maintain, operate and supervise Township-owned parks. 

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please provide a letter or email of interest along with the volunteer application form to admin@tinicumbucks.orgClick here for the application form.

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES
  • River Road/Route 32 Closure, Sept. 26, through Oct. 4, weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm, will be closed and detoured between Dark Hollow Road and Point Pleasant Pike. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Dark Hollow Road, Route 413 (Durham Road), and Point Pleasant Pike. Please allow extra time.
  • Beaver Run Road Bridge (Bucks County Bridge 365) over Beaver Creek Rehabilitation. Due to the poor condition of the substructure, Bucks County has proposed rehabilitating the single span concrete encased steel I-beam bridge.  Public comments may be sent to DEP Waterways and Wetland Program, DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA  19401 before September 24th.  For more info about this land review process, please visit www.dep.pa.gov
  • River Road Closure, Sept. 20 from 9 am to 3 pm for tree removal. Motorists will be directed to use Cafferty Road and Dark Hollow Road. Local access will be maintained. Please allow extra time.
  • DVRPC Federally-Funded Transportation Improvement Project Golden Pheasant Bridge Update: On July 28 the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) held a webinar regarding upcoming projects. The River Road Bridge at the Golden Pheasant over the Delaware Canal project was noted as "currently in the Preliminary Engineering phase and there will be an opportunity in the near future as part of a Public Meeting to hear details regarding the current design and impacts to traffic that may occur during construction." Meeting dates and more info will be posted as it becomes available. A summary of the July 28 meeting is on the DVRPC website.
  • It's pothole season! Report potholes on PennDOT roads by calling 1-800-FIXROAD or online at PennDOT's customer care center. Unsure if a road is PennDOT or Township owned? - check our list.
  • Headquarters Road Bridge Update: The PA Environmental Hearing Board has denied the petitions for supersedeas. A PDF of the opinion issued by the Judge can be downloaded here: EHB (courtapps.com) or here: documentViewer.php (courtapps.com)
  • Headquarters Rd Bridge over Tinicum Creek at Sheephole Rd is CLOSED. Renderings of the proposed structure may be viewed at www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-6/Pages/Headquarters-Road-Bridge-Renderings.aspx. PennDOT's general plan and elevation drawings can be viewed here.
  • The hill section on Uhlerstown Hill Rd is OPEN. The hill is one-way going uphill.
  • Traffic conditions on major PA highways: Log on to www.511pa.com or call 511.
TINICUM TOWNSHIP BUSINESS
  • Township Budget Meeting: The preliminary work sessions to discuss the 2023 budget requirements were held as advertised on Sept 14th and Sept. 21. The next scheduled budget workshop will be held on Sept. 28 at 4 pm.
  • Board of Supervisors Meetings will be live streamed on www.zoom.us. Click here to livestream the meeting.
  • Township Administrative Office: Call 610-294-9154 to schedule an appointment before visiting the office for in-person assistance with permitting, property info or other issues. Scheduling an appointment enables officials to prepare for your appointment and ensures that you make the best use of your time. Building Code and Zoning Officials are part time and have limited hours.
  • Permit Applications: Applications can be found online. Completed applications can be mailed or left in the gray drop box located outside the office door during regular office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 - 5 and Wednesday 9 - Noon. Incomplete applications will be returned. NO rolled plans please -- folded only.
  • Permit Payments: Personal or cashiers checks (for the correct amount) should be made out to “Tinicum Township.” Credit cards are not accepted. Please call 610-294-9154 prior to picking up permits.
  • Building Inspections: Take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. To schedule an inspection, please call 610-294-9154 during regular business hours.

TINICUM HAS TAKEN THE MONARCH PLEDGE
The Eastern Monarch population has declined 80% in the last two decades. To learn more about how you can help these lovely pollinators click here!

REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS FOR COUNTY & SCHOOL DISTRICT

For questions regarding tax bil
ls, please contact the Tax Collector, Mike Clement.

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Updated 9/26/2022