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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Tinicum Township is looking for volunteers to serve on the following advisory committees and board:

  • Land Preservation Committee: Advises the Board on matters relating to the protection, conservation, management, promotion, acquisition and use of open space resources, as outlined in the Tinicum Township Open Space Plan. Serving on this committee will involve meeting with property owners who are interested in selling or donating a conservation easement.
  • Park and Recreation Committee: Advises the Board on the Township parks and recreational needs and facilities. Serving on this committee will involve improving, managing, maintaining, and revitalizing the two Township parks to bring the community together.
  • Zoning Hearing Board: A quasi-judiciary Board that hears and decides zoning and flood plain variance requests, special exceptions and appeals of any administrative official in connection with the Zoning Ordinance and amendments.

If you would like more information, please contact us at (610) 294-9154. Interested residents should send a letter or email to tlewis@tinicumbucks.org for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. Posted 10/21/19

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 hydrogeologic evaluations to be conducted prior to drilling new wells. Updated 10/16/19

OUR COMMUNITY WATER MONITORING NEWTWORK SEMINAR: October 21 & November 25
The Bridgeton-Nockamixon-Tinicum Groundwater Committee will be presenting a District Community School course at Palisades High School's Auditorium on Monday 10/21 and 11/25 from 7:30 - 9pm. The course is free to the public. The seminar will present efforts to manage water resources and avoid overuse and contamination. Bring your electronic devise so you can access various websites that archive data and provide more info. Posted 10/1/19

DRUG TAKEBACK DAY AT WEHRUNG'S: October 26
Wehrung's Home Center, 7711 Easton Rd, Ottsville, is hosting a Drug Takeback Day from 10am to 2pm. Safely and responsibly dispose of any unwanted and/or expired prescription drugs. For more information, go to www.wehrungs.com. Posted 10/4/19

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Tinicum Township is looking for volunteers to serve on the following advisory comittees and board:

  • Land Preservation Committee: Advises the Board on matters relating to the protection, conservation, managment, promotion, acquisition and use of open space resources, as outlined in the Tincium Township Open Space Plan. Serving on this board will involve meeting with property owners who are interseted in selling or donating a conservation easement.
  • Park and Recreation Committee: Advises the Board on the Township parks and recreational needs and facilities. Serving on this Board will involve improving, managing, maintaining, and revitalizing the two Township parks to bring the community together.
  • Zoning Hearing Board: A quasi-judiciary Board that hears and decides zoning and flood plain variance requests, special exceptions and appeals of any adminstrative official in connection with the Zoning Ordanance and amendments.

If you would like more information, please contact us at 610-294-9154. Interested residents should send a letter or email to tlewis@tinicumbucks.org for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. Posted 10/21/19

RIVER ROAD CONCERNS UPDATE
In accordance with the Board of Supervisors meeting of October 1st, the Township sent a letter to Representative Ullman, Senator Mensch, Governor Wolf and PennDOT Secretary of Transportation Richards, along with all resident concern letters received to date, requesting PennDOT address safety improvements along River Road between Bridge Three Lane and E. Dark Hollow Road. The Township will continue to accept letters and emails from residents. Click here for the letter from the Township. Posted 10/4/19

HELP STOP THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY
This invasive insect poses a significant threat to Pennsylvania agricultural, timber and nursery industries, collectively worth nearly 18 billion to the state's economy. The USDA is proactively working to stop these insects. You can help by:

  • REPORTING spotted lantern fly sightings at extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly.
  • DESTROYING all life stages that you find by scraping eggs, banding trees, removing host trees and using chemical control when appropriate.
  • PREVENTING THE SPREAD by checking your car, outdoor equipment, firewood, etc. before traveling.
  • SHARING your knowledge with others.

It is currently believed the insect needs the "Tree of Heaven" (Ailanthus altissimo) to complete their life cycle. If you have one or more of these non-native trees, need more info on how to identify the insect and/or the Tree of Heaven, and to receive treatment assistance from the USDA, contact extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call (888) 4BAD- FLY. Posted 9/26/19

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES 
  • Uhlerstown Hill Rd hill section going one-way, uphill is OPEN.
  • 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.
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. A ruling from the court is expected in October. Revised 9/20/19

INVASIVE & DISEASE CARRYING INSECTS

RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS
TVs, computers and some other electronics cannot be disposed of with your regular trash because many contain mercury, lead, arsenic and other potentially hazardous substances that can contaminate groundwater. 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

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Updated 10/2/2019