River Road between Headquarters and Uhlerstown Hill Road is scheduled to close for pipe installation from May 1 through May 12. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through while the project is underway.

River Road will be closed during the weekdays from 9am to 3pm. During construction River Road traffic will be detoured over Dark Hollow Road, Route 611 and Marienstein/Bridgeton Hill Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone and motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. 4/26/17

Bucks County has announced the dates for their 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Check out our Recycling in Tinicum page for helpful information!

Uhlerstown Hill Road is now open.

2017 Tinicum Township Invitation to Bidders

Sealed proposals for the Township's Department of Public Works requirements for 2017 will be accepted for the following, which may be more or less than bid but shall not exceed budgetary limits. Bids will be opened on Monday, May 1st at 10:00 am in the Township Municipal Office, 163 Municipal Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947. Bids will be awarded at the regular Supervisors' meeting scheduled Tuesday May 2nd. Bidders are invited to download specifications. 3/31/17

Sealed proposals for Mount Airy Bridge repair at the intersection of E. Dark Hollow Road in Pipersville will be accepted by Tinicum Township, 163 Municipal Road, Pipersville PA 18947 on or before May 1st.

Envelopes must be clearly marked Sealed Bid. The winning bid will be formally awarded at the meeting of June 6. We reserve the right to accept or reject any or all proposals in the best interests of Tinicum Township. Bidders are invited to download specifications , or request them by calling Tinicum Township at 610-294-9154. A Mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on site at 1 pm on Monday, April 10th. 3/21/17 ADDENDUM #1- Pre-Bid Attendees, Meeting Notes and Drawings please click on the underlined word to download individual documents. 4/12/17

Zoning Hearing Board

The ZHB public hearing on the application of Jennifer McCandless (Appeal #01-2017) for the purpose of receiving evidence and testimony on the Applicant's request for a use variance from Article IV, Section 404.2, to permit an Adult Day Care Center in the Village Center District has been continued to Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7PM. This property is identified as TMP# 44-004-006 located at 249 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA. It is a 1.59 acre tract located in the VC- Village Center District.

The ZHB public hearing on the application of Marilyn Tjaden (Appeal # 04-2016) to the Tinicum Township Zoning Hearing Board for the purpose of receiving evidence and testimony on the Applicant's request for a use variance from Article VIII, Section 806(e)(5), that requires septic absorption areas must be setback at least 150 feet from the top of bank of any waterway within Tinicum Creek Watershed Overlay District to permit the septic absorption area to be setback 63.3 feet from the top of bank of the Tinicum Creek is scheduled for June 22, 2017 at 7PM. This property is identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 44-005-064 located at 73 Beaver Run Road, Ottsville, Pennsylvania 18942. It is a 6.39 +/- acre tract located in the RC - Residential Conservation Zoning District. Planning Commission review 4/11/17 at 7:30pm

Conditional Use Hearings

The BOS will hold a public hearing at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, on the conditional use application of Thomas J. and Heather R. Walker (CU 01-2017) to Tinicum Township for the purpose of receiving evidence and testimony on the Applicant's request for conditional use approval to allow construction of a swimming pool and patio totaling 1,400 square feet of impervious surface in the Critical Recharge Overlay District in accordance with Article VIII, Section 806(d)(3), which requires all development in Critical Recharge Areas shall be subject to Conditional Use approval. This property is identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 44-021-005 located at 111 Stover Park Road, Pipersville, Pennsylvania 18947. It is a 67.18 +/- acre tract located in the RA- Residential Agriculture Zoning District. Planning Commission review 4/25/17 at 7:30pm.

All hearings are held in the Township Municipal Building- any interested party may inspect the application and any plans relating to this hearing will be available at the Municipal Office between the hours of 9am-5pm M, T, Th, F and 9-noon Wed.

Tinicum Township needs your help!

We are looking for residents interested in serving as a volunteers to please contact the Office. Thank you!

We would like to restart the Tinicum Newsletter! Any residents who would like to volunteer to write articles or edit the Newsletter are welcome to contact the Office. Thank you! 2/17/17

Final Draft of the Zoning Ordinance amendments to include definition of the term "qualifying improvement," setting forth the terms of the overlay districts, establishing increased setbacks for accessory structures in excess of 800 square feet and 20 feet in height, establishing that nonconforming setbacks do not apply to new structures, and elimination of reference to the environmental advisory committee and replacement with Planning Commission. Click here for a PDF of the Draft. Click here for a PDF of the new map. 4/6/17

Recycle your Christmas trees! Our Public Works Department will recycle your live Christmas trees. Please remove all decorations and drop your tree off by the Recycle bin.

2017 Budget
The Board of Supervisors met on December 6, 2016 and has made a few revisions to the advertised budget. To review the revised 2017 Budget click here. Approval and passage of the proposed budget has been tabled to the December 20th meeting of the Board. posted 12-7-16 tl

Headquarters Road Bridge Status:

The Proposed Budget is open for public review. A hearing to consider adoption is scheduled for the December 6th, 2017 Board meeting.
Click here to see the proposed budget.

2017 Budget
Tinicum Township Board of Supervisors met on September 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to begin discussions on the Township's 2017 budgetary needs. Budget work sessions will continue as needed throughout the process until the final budget is ready for advertisement and adoption. The next budget workshop meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 4:00 pm. posted 9-23-16 tl

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Township Police Warn of phony IRS scammers who continue to harass our residents- go to https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-says-be-alert-for-tax-scams for further information.

2017 Budget
Tinicum Township Board of Supervisors will meet on September 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to begin discussions on the Township's 2017 budgetary needs. Budget work sessions will continue as needed throughout the process until the final budget is ready for advertisement and adoption. Continuance dates will be advertised on the township website. posted 9-9-16 tl

Township Police Warn of Scams occurring during this time of year-Driveway and home repair scams.

Residents should be wary of unknown persons showing up at their home to solicit driveway paving or other home repairs. Although they may be a legitimate business, the police recommend that the homeowner seek out their own contractors who can provide references with a proven track record. Residents are urged to call the police if they have any question regarding the legitimacy of any person showing up at their home uninvited.

Tinicum Township Park & Recreation Committee is very happy to announce that our first "Little Library" has been installed by our Public Works crew. The library was designed, constructed, and donated by Phil Szymanowski of Phil Built. It is a fabulous example of Phil's craftsmanship, generosity and pride of community.

Centrally located at the township building (on the corner of the building by the flag pole), it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!! Please feel free to bring a book or two to place in the library, and take a book or two to read yourself. The books you borrow can either be returned to the library - or you can pass it on to your family or friends, or keep for your collection!

Your book donations are very much appreciated, just make sure the door closes completely so no books are exposed to the elements. Most reading genres are acceptable - yes childrens' books too! Please leave only family friendly reading materials in our library. Happy Reading!

The Tinicum Township Audit has been completed. Please click on the link to view the financial statement

Headquarters Road Bridge- Update

The Determination of Effects Report for the Headquarters Road Bridge has been posted on paprojectpath.org at the link below. The document reviews the historic resources present, various alternatives considered, and describes the anticipated effect the preferred alternative will have on the historic properties. As described in the report, PennDOTs preferred alternative is a 2 lane replacement structure. https://search.paprojectpath.org/PostingDetails.aspx?ProjectID=688&PostingID=23665

UPDATED Floodplain Maps now available for viewing! Posted 5-20-15

Updated Floodplain Maps (effective March 16, 2015) can be viewed at following Bucks County website: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com

Additional information can be found at www.FloodSmart.gov and www.FEMA.gov

ROAD UPDATES:

  • Uhlerstown Hill Road is Open
  • Point Pleasant Bridge Replacement Construction for Route 32/River Road over Tohickon Creek is underway. PennDOT notes of possible lane restriction between Byram Rd. & Tohickon Hill Rd. weekdays 9AM - 3 PM. Loftus Construction informed the Township that River Road will remain open during this project with the exception of a short term detour lasting no more than 7 days. Access to local businesses and driveways will be maintained throughout.
  • Headquarters Road Bridge over Tinicum Creek at Sheephole Road is CLOSED.
  • Feasibility study to rehabilitate/repair Creamery Road over the Tohickon Creek Bridge Project is underway.
  • Check traffic conditions on major PA highways before heading out. Motorists can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone.

RIVER CONDITIONS:
In case of flood warnings, please check the link below to the National Weather Service web site current and forecasted river conditions. http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=phi&gage=fren4&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1%22

Learn How to Protect Your Groundwater
For more information about how you can protect your groundwater, click here.

 

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