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TINICUM TOWNSHIP BUSINESS UPDATES
As of June 26th, Bucks County has been moved to the Green Phase.

  • ZHB#2020-4The Zoning Hearing for Tretton and Baldwin, 31 Creamery Road, TMP 44-001-022-002, located in the Commercial District, is advertised for August 13, 2020 at 7 PM. Applicants request relief from Zoning Ordinance to permit renovations of barn and establish a venue for events, such as weddings. The hearing will be held remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Interested parties can attend the meeting by emailing meberle@grimlaw.com with their name and address, to request a remote invitation and instructions to participate.
  • The Township office will remain closed to the public for face-to face servicePlease choose to transact Township business via phone @ 610-294-9154, email admin@tinicumbucks.org, or fax 610-294-9889. Documents can be sent to: Tinicum Township, 163 Municipal Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 or left in the drop box located outside the office, during regular office hours.
  • Building and Zoning Permit applications will be accepted via mail, email, fax or drop-off box. Checks must be made out to Tinicum Townships. Click here for applications.
  • Building Inspections have resumed. To schedule an inspection, please call 610-294-9154. Please follow CDC guidelines during inspections by wearing face masks, respecting social distancing and limiting the number of people present during the inspection. Updated 6/30/20

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES 

  • Frenchtown Bridge Repaving Project: Overnight closure scheduled 10 p.m. July 6th until 6 a.m. July 7th. The bridge's vehicular lanes will be closed to traffic overnight for milling and paving work on the bridge approaches. Motorists are advised to use the nearby Upper Black Eddy-Milford Bridge as an alternate route during the overnight closure. For more info go to: www.drjtbc.org.
  • Uhlerstown Covered Bridge on Uhlerstown Hill Road is CLOSED. Starting April 22nd, Bucks County will be doing maintenance. The bridge will be closed approximately 60 days.
  • Uhlerstown Hill Rd hill section going one-way, uphill is CLOSED while the Uhlerstown Covered Bridge is under repair.
  • 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
PennDOT takes very seriously the hardship and disruption the Headquarters Road Bridge closure has had on residents and the surrounding communities. Despite the lawsuit that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) levied against PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), PennDOT continues to advance this vital transportation improvement project. Extensive dialogue was held over 9 years to develop the project’s Memorandum of Agreement and come to terms with the mitigation to be included in the project. The Design Advisory Committee coordination will continue through the remainder of design and into construction. 

Based on the project’s current schedule, PennDOT anticipates finalizing engineering design activities and selecting a contractor this summer to begin construction to reopen this important stream crossing. The design team is continuing to work diligently on the final engineering plans to construct a bridge that accommodates both the transportation needs of the community while remaining sensitive to its historic and environmental and cultural resources. Renderings of the proposed structure may be viewed at www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-6/Pages/Headquarters-Road-Bridge-Renderings.aspx 

In 2018, the DRN filed a complaint (Case#: 2:18-cv-04508) in US District Court. The DRN maintains that the existing bridge can be rehabilitated. PennDOT engineers say the deterioration is too severe and there are two options: 1) Construct a new, two-lane bridge. PennDOT would retain ownership and responsibility. 2) Construct a new, one-lane bridge. Tinicum Township taxpayers would be required to take ownership and responsibility. Revised 4/30/20

COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS
Completing your Census Questionnaire helps determine funding for roads, schools, hospitals and more for your community for the next 10 years. You can complete your questionnaire online at 2020census.gov, over the phone at (844) 330-2020, or through the mail.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION_& SUPPORT

COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL REAL ESTATE TAX EXTENSION
The Bucks County Commissioners recently extended the Bucks County and Township deadlines for the"face value" period due to the COVID-19 emergency to July 30th (previously June 30th). Please be aware that this is the only change to the regular due dates.

BUCKS COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
Safely dispose of hazardous products, such as toxic chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, weed killers, and automotive batteries that can be a threat to people, well water, and the environment. To find out what you can and cannot bring, click here. Events will be held 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM rain or shine at the following locations:

  • August 8 - Bucks County Technical High School, Fairless Hills
  • October 17 - Strayer Middle School, Quakertown

RECYCLE USED MOTOR OIL AT TINCUM PUBLIC WORKS
Please bring used oil to the Public Works recycle barrel at 23 Hollow Horn Rd. (No gas or antifreeze, please.) Thanks to your participation, Public Works has utilized 1,000 gallons of used oil this past year, saving taxpayer money and safely disposing of unwanted oil.

RECYCLE ELECTRONICS
TVs, computers and other electronics can contain mercury, lead, arsenic and other potentially hazardous substances that can contaminate groundwater. Contact your waste hauler for pick-up. 611 Metals located at 6776 Easton Rd, Pipersville has a TV and electronics drop-off location.

PIPER GROUP SUBDIVISION AQUIFIER TEST
Earth Data Northeast, Inc. and Piper Group Inc. have commenced aquifer testing for a proposed Oak Grove Subdivision on Randts Mill Road. The subdivision has been in litigation for several years and the Township has not received a new or revised subdivision application for review at this time. Questions 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 Township Groundwater Ordinance 228.

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY
Click here for the Penn State Extension link to the webinar series designed to help property owners and businesses safely manage the Spotted Lantern. These invasive insects pose a significant threat to PA agricultural, wine, fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. For more info and treatment assistance from the USDA call (888) 422- 3359.

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Updated 6/30/2020