Section 106 Comment Response Document Headquarters Road Bridge over Tinicum Creek

On behalf of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), a "Comment Response Document" was developed in response to the comments received on the Draft Categorical Exclusion Evaluation (CEE) during the December 13, 2016 Public Hearing and via mail and email afterwards. A hard copy of the Comment Response Document will be available at the Tinicum Township municipal office located at 163 Municipal Road, Pipersville, PA. The Comment Response Document can also be found at the following link. https://search.paprojectpath.org/Documents/20324.pdf

Everyone is talking about the Emerald Ash Borer.

Sadly, Bucks County is in the quarantined area and the Emerald Ash Borer has been identified here as early as 2007. Caught early, there are treatments available that may help your ash trees. For more information about this and for excellent tips on managing your woodlands, go to http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/insectsdisease/eab/

The Land Preservation Committee will hold a work session on Monday, May 22 at 7:30pm in the Township public meeting room. The public is welcome to attend. 5/19/17

Weekday lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 32 (River Road) for resurfacing between Dark Hollow Road and Trails End Lane in Tinicum and Bridgeton Townships, on Monday, May 22 through Friday, June 16 from 8am to 5pm. This is part of a $2.6 million project to repair and resurface 12 miles of state highway. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this area because slowdowns will occur. 5/19/17

The Township Office will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

Representative Marguerite Quinn will be hosting a Shredding & Recycling Day on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am to 1pm at Groveland Elementary School, 1100 N Easton Road. Click on Recycling Flyer for additional details. 5/12/17

The DelVal Fire Co will hold a Spaghetti Dinner the second Friday of every month from 5-7pm. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the food and company!

Met-Ed had scheduled tree work to begin in Tinicum Township. If you have any questions regarding the tree work being performed click on www.firstenergycorp.com 5/2/17

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.

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, July 13, 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 Fred Wiegan (Appeal No. 02-2017) for the purpose of receiving evidence and testimony on the Applicant's request for a variance from Article IV, Section 400.3, that requires minimum side yards of 50 feet. The Applicant requests minimum side yards of 32.5 feet to permit construction of a single-family residence is scheduled for June 8, 2017 at 7PM. The hearing will be held in the Tinicum Township Municipal Building located at 163 Municipal Road, Pipersville, Pennsylvania. This property is identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 44-009-010 and 44-009-026 located at 1235 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania 18972. It is a 1.72 +/- acre tract located in the RC- Residential Conservation Zoning District. Planning Commission review 5/9/17 at 7:30pm.

The ZHB public hearing on the application of Marilyn Tjaden (Appeal # 04-2016) 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.

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

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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