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TINICUM TOWNSHIP BUSINESS UPDATES

  • Road Closures Due To Downed Trees and Wires
    • Closed: E. Dark Hollow Road between Stage Coach and River Rds
    • Closed: E. Dark Hollow between Covered Bridge and Ervin Rds
    • Closed: River Road between E. Dark Hollow and Cafferty Rds
    • Closed: Geigel Hill Road between Upper Tinicum Church and Permanent School Rds
    • Closed: Roaring Rocks Road between Boulder and Wildcat Rds
    • Reopened as of 2:25 pm: Cafferty Road between Smithtown and Tory Rds
  • Storm Update: Met-Ed  
    Met-Ed is closely monitoring this weeks developing weather conditions. If outages occur, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com, or text OUT to 544487. Immediately report downed wires to 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call the local police radio dispatch 215-328-8523. Stay away from downed wires. Treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops. Met-Ed customers can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive major storm/extended power outages updates or follow online at www.met-ed.com.  
  • Nicole Madden Named Acting Chief of Police for Tinicum Township Police Dept.
  • Zoning Hearing #2020-4 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 service. 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 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.

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES 

  • Uhlerstown Covered Bridge on Uhlerstown Hill Road is OPEN.
  • 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.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION_& SUPPORT

COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL REAL ESTATE TAX EXTENSION
Bucks County and Township deadlines for the"face value" period have been extended 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 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.

HEADQUARTERS ROAD BRIDGE
Despite the lawsuit in US District Court (Case#: 2:18-cv-04508) filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) against PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 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 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. 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. 

PennDOT engineers have stated that the bridge had deteriorated to a point where it could not be rehabilitated, leaving two options: 1) Construct a new, two-lane bridge, which would be the responsibility of and owned by PennDOT. 2) Construct a new, one-lane bridge. Tinicum Township taxpayers must take ownership of and responsibility for a one-lane bridge.

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 7/23/2020