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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 local news. Posted 7/13/18

TINICUM TOWNSHIP POLICE CHIEF MATTHEW PHELAN SWORN IN ON JULY 3rd
Matthew Phelan, was officially sworn in as Tinicum Township's new Chief of Police on Tuesday evening, July 3rd during the the Board of Supervisors' meeting. The Township congratulates Phelan, an 18-year veteran of the Tinicum Police Department, on his well deserved appointment. Posted 7/5/18

TINICUM POLICE DEPARTMENT JOINS CRIMEWATCH SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK
The new website can be found at the Tinicum Police link on the left or by pasting https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/tinicumtwppd/ into your browser. You can subscribe to receive notifications or download the CRIMEWATCH Mobile Application for Apple or android devices. The service is free to the public. Visit the new website to learn more. Posted 5/17/18

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
The next events is scheduled for August 25th 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 8/12/18

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

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES:

DRIVEWAY PAVING SCAM
The Tinicum Township Police Department would like to warn residents to be aware of traveling contractors going door-to-door offering a "good deal" on home or property improvements, driveway sealing, and paving. Before making any hiring decisions, thoroughly research the company. Request bids from 2-3 other companies and check with The Better Business Bureau. Report solicitations to the Township Police. Posted 4/18/18

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 7/11/17

INVASIVE INSECTS DISCOVERED IN PENNSYLVANIA:

LICENSE YOUR DOG
Pennsylvania law requires all dogs 3 months of age or older to have a current dog license. An annual license costs only $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is 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 information about how you can protect your groundwater, click here.

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Updated 7/12/2018