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UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF SENATOR BOB MENSCH; Applications for waiver to allow your business to remain open

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is alerting partners that businesses that
submitted a waiver form through the email process should re-submit their waiver request through the DCED web form found here if they have not already been approved: https://expressforms.pa.gov/apps/pa/DCED/Waiver-process-keeping-physical-locations-open.

If you submitted a waiver through the original email process, please reach out to DCED and/or re-submit at the link above. Please see this link for a revised FAQ listing on submissions.

Those businesses requesting clarification on whether they are defined as life-sustaining should check this list, email
the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) customer service resource account at ra-dcedcs@pa.gov, or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH and select option 1 to reach DCED staff. For businesses that determine from the list that they are non-life sustaining, but would like to seek a waiver for the first time, there is an online waiver application

As a reminder, there is additional information and & resources on the PA DCED website at www.dced.pa.gov. To apply for the PIDA loan, visit https://dced.pa.gov/programs/pennsylvania-industrial-development-authority-pida/.  

In addition, applications are now being accepted for the COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). The program will provide critical working capital financing to small businesses located within the Commonwealth that are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. All CWCA loan applications must be submitted through a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO). For the list of CEDO’s operating within Pennsylvania, please refer to https://dced.pa.gov/programs/covid-19-working-capital-access-program-cwca/Posted 3/27/20 

STATEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE:
"Anyone who has left New York should self-quarantine."

Due to the number of property owners in Tinicum Township, Bucks County that reside or work in New York, Tinicum Township urges anyone fleeing New York- and anyone who has been in New York in the last three weeks- to self quarantine for a minimum of 14 days per the recommendations of the Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx and Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Please help us keep our community healthy and adhere to the recommended self quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. Use the helpful links on this website for assistance if you need to self quarantine.

Thank you for your cooperation in this difficult time. Posted 3/25/20


TOWNSHIP DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY AS OF MARCH 17, 2020.


The disaster emergency is due to the threat that the COVID-19 virus may spread.
In the interest of health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Township and its employees, all Board of Supervisors, Zoning Hearing Board and Committee meetings are suspended/cancelled with the execption that the Board of Supervisors meetings may be held on an as needed basis.

In addition, all programs operated by the Township or its committees are cancelled/suspended. 

Fire Department, Police and Public Works remain open and continue to operate. 

The Police department civilian office will be operating at a reduced staff level and is closed to the public.
No in person meetings will be held.

The Township can no longer accept development or permit applications.

Construction reviews and inspections have been suspended as of 8 pm on March 19th by order of the Governor.

Please delay all non-essential business with the Township. Posted 3/19/20 Updated 3/20/20

TOWNSHIP BUILDING CLOSED TO NONESESSENTIAL BUSINESS
On the strong recommendations from Governor Wolf to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Bucks County, Tinicum Township Administrative Offices are closed to the public effective immediately and will remain closed for a minimum of two weeks. The Township will reassess the situation and update this notice as necessary.

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. Please note that no applications for permits or other business will be accepted without a signed waiver of deadline. Please be patient and understand that there are limitations to the resources immediately available over these next 2 weeks. Posted 3/17/20

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
Coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation. For the most up-to-date, local information, check the Bucks County website. Additional information can be found on the CDC website or PA Department of Health.
Emergency Food Assistance Information can be found here: Department of Agriculture.
Small Business Assistance information is available through Pa Dept of Economic Development.
For Senior Citizen services check the Pennsylvania Dept. of the Aging.
Posted 3/17/20 Updated 3/19/20

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE: PT PLEASANT 25 MPH SPEED ZONE EXTENDED
The Township is continuing to work with PennDOT for safety improvements on River Road. The Township would like to advise residents that River Road from the Point Pleasant Bridge to Bridge Lane Two is now posted as a 25 mph speed zone. Please be aware of this change while driving through this area. Posted 2/28/20

BE A 2020 CENSUS TAKER
It’s not too late to apply for a temporary, part-time position with the 2020 Census. Jobs pay over $20 per hour, pay weekly, and include paid training. The results of the census have important impacts for our community, from determining the number of seats each state has in the US House of Representatives to planning for roads, schools, and hospitals – an accurate count is crucial. You will be ensuring that your community is properly represented. Apply online at 2020CENSUS.GOV/JOBS or call 1-855-JOB-2020. Posted 3/2/20

THE IMPORTANCE OF LAND PRESERVATION
Tinicum Township is renowned for it’s breathtaking vistas, rugged topography, and pristine beauty. Anywhere you go in Tinicum you are bound to enjoy some aspect of the Township’s natural beauty. These views, this land, and it’s splendor are available to us because of the foresight and work put into preserving Tinicum Township. Generations of landowners have contributed to preserving this land and we hope generations to come will continue these efforts. Click here to learn more about land preservation in Tinicum or contact the Tinicum Conservancy. Posted 3/2/20

RECYCLE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AT BUCKS COUNTY 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:

  • April 4 - Bucks County Community College, Newtown
  • May 9 - Upper Bucks Area Vocational Technical School
  • June 27 - Central Bucks South High School, Warrington Township
  • August 8 - Bucks County Technical High School, Fairless Hills
  • October 17 - Strayer Middle School, Quakertown

RECYCLE USED MOTOR OIL AT TINCUM PUBLIC WORKS
Changing your engine oil? Please bring the used oil to the Public Works garage. (No gas or antifreeze, please.) There is a barrel in the parking lot at 23 Hollow Horn Rd. Thanks to your support of this program, Public Works has utilized 1,000 gallons of used oil this past year, saving taxpayers money while providing a safe place for the residents to dispose of unwanted oil.
Revised 2/11/2020

RECYCLE ELECTRONICS
TVs, computers and some other electronics can contain mercury, lead, arsenic and other potentially hazardous substances that can contaminate groundwater. Don't throw them in the trash. The County recommends contacting your waste hauler for pick-up or 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. Go to www.buckscounty.org/recycling or call 215-345-3400 for more recycling info. Posted 3/28/19

TINICUM TOWNSHIP 2020 BUDGET
The 2020 budget was adopted at the Tinicum Township Board of Supervisors meeting on November 19, 2019 as advertised. Posted 11/26/19

PIPER GROUP SUBDIVISION AQUIFIER TEST
Earth Data Northeast, Inc. and Piper Group Inc. have sent a notice to neighboring property owners indicating that they will commence 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 the Township Groundwater Ordinance 228. Revised 2/11/2020

STOP THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY
These invasive insects pose a significant threat to Pennsylvania agricultural, wine, fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. Property owners can help prevent the spread. In early spring (march), banding trees will help to prevent nymphs from crawling up trees to feed. Property owners can also choose to remove or treat the Ailanthus (tree-of-heaven) trees, their preferred host tree. For more info and treatment assistance from the USDA, contact extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call (888) 422- 3359. Posted 9/26/19

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES 

  • Uhlerstown Hill Rd hill section going one-way, uphill is CLOSED.
  • 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 they 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 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 11/06/19

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Updated 3/16/2020