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FIRE COMPANY FUND DRIVE SCAM
Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company has been notified that a Fund Drive scam mailing has been sent to local residents. These scam mailings are addressed back to Topeka, Kansas. Please discard these mailings.
Any fund drive letter from the Delaware Valley Vol. Fire Company will have a return address of:
75 Headquarters Rd., Erwinna, PA 18920.
Any
fund drive letter from the Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company will have a return address of:
249 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942.

Posted 7/31/18 and updated 8-14-18

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES:
Tinicum Township received notice that PennDOT will be working on the Golden Pheasant Bridge on River Road in Erwinna in September to temporarily reinforce the substructure while the required procedures and approvals are sought for the permanent repair or replacement. This reinforcement is necessary for the public health and safety of all. Details, detours and dates will be posted as we receive them. Posted 8/8/18

HEADQUARTERS ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE:
The Township is continuing to try to work with both groups, PennDOT and Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), to expedite a solution to the closure of the Headquarters Road Bridge. The Board of Supervisors has repeatedly attempted to have a temporary bridge constructed for the health and safety of the community during this contentious process.

Originally, there were three options:

1. Rehabilitation of the existing bridge.
2. Construction of a new one-lane bridge. (This option would require Tinicum Township taxpayers to take ownership and responsibility.)
3. Construction of a new two-lane bridge. (Under this option, PennDOT would retain ownership and responsibility.)

At this time, PennDOT engineers have determined that rehabilitation of the existing bridge is not an option due to its structural integrity. Transportation Secretary Richards has confirmed that rehabilitation of the existing bridge is not an option. DRN engineers disagree.

At the request of a DRN member, the Board of Supervisors attempted to arrange a meeting with PennDOT Engineers with DRN Engineers to try to discuss the issues in a productive and open-minded way, so that talks and presentations can be based on understandings from both parties' engineers. PennDOT agreed to this meeting at the Township’s request. DRN has declined to participate.

PennDOT is working through the Section 106 process for historical structures and has filed for a categorical exclusion for the work in and near the Exceptional Value stream. The Board of Supervisors is continuing to listen and attempt to work to bring all sides together to expedite a bridge as soon as possible.

PennDOT District 6 Project Management Consultant, Ryan Whittington confirmed that there has been NO reassignment of funds taken from this project as indicated in the Bucks County Herald. Posted 7/16/18

NOTICE for those residents who remain concerned about the article in the July 12th edition of the Bucks County Herald, please see the retraction below from the July 19th edition of the Bucks County Herald on page 11:

False Alarm on Bridge Construction Delay
Reports in the July 12 issue of the Buck County Herald that construction of the long delayed Headquarters Road Bridge would be further delayed were unsubstantiated. PennDOT spokesmen today said the current estimate is that construction can begin on the project as planned, in 2020, at which point PennDOT will have full access to the required construction funds. “Construction is anticipated to conclude by the end of 2020 at which point the bridge will open,” said Brad I. Rudolph, Deputy Communications Director for PennDOT Engineering District 6. The news reports were based on a press release by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. “It appears that the DRN and the Herald misinterpreted the funding shown for the project on the Draft 2019 Transportation Improvement Plan published by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission,” Rudolph said.

Posted 7/24/18

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
The next event is scheduled for August 25th at the Bucks County Technical high School, 610 Wistar Rd, Fairless Hills. See the 2018 Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Schedule to see what you can bring to recycle. Posted 7/31/18

BRING USED MOTOR OIL TO TINCUM PUBLIC WORKS
If you are changing your lawn mower oil or engine oil, please bring the oil to the Public Works garage, there's a barrel in the parking lot. Doing so allows us to lower costs by reusing the oil and helps you to properly dispose of it. No gas or antifreeze, please. Posted 7/3/18

PENNDOT VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PERMITS AVAILABLE
Residents who live along a state highway and are concerned with the spraying of herbicides by PennDOT may opt by filling out the PennDOT Application for a Right- of -Way Vegetation Management Permit. The property owner must maintain vegetation on their property in the right-of-way in accordance with PennDOT's roadside management standards. Detailed requirements are in the permit application. Return permits to: PennDOT, District 6-0, 7000 Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Posted 7/11/18

INVASIVE INSECTS DISCOVERED IN PENNSYLVANIA:

LICENSE YOUR DOG
Pennsylvania law requires all dogs 3 months or older to have a current dog license. An annual license costs $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. For more info go to www.padoglicense.com Posted 3/28/18

POWER OUTAGES
If an outage occurs, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report it, or go to www.firstenergycorp.com/outages where you can also find more info on Met-Ed's restoration progress and safety. Never try to remove a tree or debris from downed lines. Always assume downed lines are energized and immediately call Met-Ed at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

RIVER CONDITIONS:
In case of flood warnings,check the National Weather Service website for current and forecasted river conditions at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=phi&gage=fren4&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1%22 Floodplain Maps can be viewed at the Bucks County website: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com Additional information can be found at www.FloodSmart.gov and www.FEMA.gov.

LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOUR GROUNDWATER
For more info about how you can protect your groundwater, click here.

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Updated 7/31/2018