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TINICUM TOWNSHIP BUSINESS UPDATES

  • Proposed Budget: The advertised hearing for adoption was held at the Board of Supervisors meeting of December 1st. Click here to view the adopted 2021 Budget.
  • Zoning Hearing Board Application ZHB#2020-5 for John Ferrari: Request is for relief from the 1998 Zoning Hearing Board Decision (#ZHB1998-3), which granted construction of a barn in the setback for the purposes of storage, to now allow the use of the barn as an accessory dwelling. TMP #44-022-044, is a 1-acre property located at 13 Tory Road in the Residential Agriculture District. The hearing is scheduled for December 10th at 7 PM. Interested parties wishing to attend must email the Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor, Mary Eberle, at meberle@grimlaw.com, prior to noon the day of the hearing, to request an invitation to the remote meeting.
  • The Township's physical office is closed to the public due to covid-19, but we are open for business. Please 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 Township". Click here for permit applications. 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.

UPPER BUCKS CODE BLUE SHELTER OPENS WHEN TEMPS DROP
The Upper Bucks Code Blue Shelter at the Quakertown Masonic Lodge at 501 West Broad Street, Quakertown, will be open November 15 to April 15 when the temps drop below 27 degrees. Shelter check-in time is 8:30 PM til 11 PM. The shelter closes at 7 AM the following morning. Due to the COVID pandemic, procedures and policies are in place to assure a safe shelter including: social distancing, guests will be screened for COVID, partitions seperating volunteers from guests and guests from each other in the dorms, dividers where food is prepared, and the shelter will be sanitized. These are just a few of the new measures in place. To find out if the shelter is open, call the Code Blue status line: (267) 450-5191 after 1 pm.

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES 

  • Uhlerstown Covered Bridge on Uhlerstown Hill Road is OPEN.
  • Uhlerstown Hill Rd hill section going one-way, uphill is OPEN. Winter Closing Date is at the discretion of the Public Works Director.
  • 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 BRIDGE NEWS UPDATE
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in PennDOT's favor and granted PennDOT's Motions for Summary Judgment for the lawsuit filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The Summary Order and the full Memorandum are available here.
The PennDOT design team continues to work on the final engineering plans to construct a bridge that accommodates both the transportation needs of the community while remaining sensitive to its historical, 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.

RECYCLE USED MOTOR OIL AT TINICUM 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 recycled 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.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION_& SUPPORT

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 12/2/2020