The US Army Corps of Engineers notified Tinicum Township that the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has applied for a new permit to continue the previously authorized activities for an additional 10 year period. The permit is for maintenance and dredging of the Canal to its originally constructed dimensions and to repair associated canal structures along its entire 60 mile length. The public comment period will be open until December 21, 2017. Click here for the Public Notice. 12/13/17

Draft Ordinances for Public Review

Junk/Nuisance Ordinance- advertised for adoption at the January 2, 2018 meeting.12/13/17

Transient Residential Use Ordinance-advertised for adoption at the January 16, 2018 meeting. 12/13/17

The hill section of Uhlerstown Hill Road has been closed for the winter season. 12/8/17

The Bucks County Planning Commission has provided a valuable new resource for residents- Recycling Guide 2018 Recycling and Disposal Alternatives for Various Household Materials. 12/7/17

If you are interested in getting involved in your Township Community please consider volunteering for a Township Commission! Contact the Township Office for information on volunteer opportunities. 12/1/17

2018 Budget
Public Advertised meetings were held on September , October 6th and October 26th to discuss the proposed 2018 Budget for Tinicum Township. The budget was approved at the December 5th meeting of the Board. Click to view the 2018 Budget and Summary. Posted 12/13/17

Resolution for the Township 2018 Tax Rates Posted 12/13/17

The Tinicum Township Office will be closed on the following days:

December 25th- Christmas

January 1st- New Year's Day

Governor Wolf Announced New Winter Travel Tools for the Public. 10/20/17

The Township received the Draft Memorandum of Agreement regarding the Headquarters Road Bridge over Tinicum Creek. Click Here to view the document. Posted 8/9/17

PennDOT Vegetation Management Permits Available
Tinicum Township residents who live along a state highway and are concerned with the spraying of herbicides by PennDOT may apply for a permit to eliminate the spraying of vegetation on their property. The PennDOT Application for a Right- of -Way Vegetation Management Permit will restrict PennDOT from spraying herbicide, but also requires the property owner to maintain vegetation on their property in the right-of-way in accordance with PennDOT's roadside management standards. In general, vegetation must be controlled to permit clear travel on the roadway, provide unobstructed sight for motorists and permit the flow of stormwater. Detailed requirements are explained in the permit application. After completing the Right of Way Management Permit, please return to: PennDOT, District 6-0, 7000 Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Posted 7/11/17

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/

Zoning Hearing Board

Notice is given that the Tinicum Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, on the application of Kristine Shields (Appeal No. 04-2017) for the purpose of receiving evidence and testimony on the Applicant's request for a variance from Article VIII, Section 805, Subsection (b) and (c) as applicable to permit construction of a house addition within the required 50 foot buffer to very steep slopes, or as an alternative, determination that the expansion is permitted under Section 1103(a), extension of nonconforming structures. This property is identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 44-021-019 located at 17 Stover Park Road, Pipersville, Pennsylvania 18947. It is a 4.467 acre tract located in the RA - Residential Agricultural District. 10/12/17

Notice is given that the Tinicum Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:15 P.M. on the application of Adrian Szasz and Zoe Bonham (Appeal No. 05-2017) for the purpose of receiving evidence and testimony on the Applicants' appeal of the zoning officer's denial of the zoning permit, or in the alternative request a variance from Section 900.12.B of the zoning ordinance to allow a six-foot fence within the front yard. This property is identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 44-015-066-006 located at 185 Headquarters Road, Erwinna, Pennsylvania 18920. It is a 12 acre tract located in the CR- Country Residential Zoning District.

Notice is given that the Tinicum Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. on the application of Andrew Eckhardt (Appeal No. 06-2017) for the purpose of receiving evidence and testimony on the Applicant's appeal of the zoning officer's denial of the zoning and floodplain permits for accessory structures, or in the alternative request a variance from Zoning Ordinance Sections 900.18 to permit accessory structures in the rear and side yard setbacks and 804.01 to allow accessory residential structures in the floodplain and Floodplain Ordinance Sections 9.02.8 to allow accessory structures as de minimus, 4.02.A.1 to allow development in the floodway area, 402.B(a) to allow development in the floodplain A/E Area, and 5.02.E which establishes variance requirements for accessory structures. This property is identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 44-019-006 located at 34 Uhlerstown Hill Road, Erwinna, Pennsylvania 18920. It is a 0.5 acre tract located in the RA- Residential Agricultural Zoning District.

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.

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! Posted 2/17/17

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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

Floodplain Maps (effective March 16, 2015) can be viewed at the following Bucks County website: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com
Additional information can be found at www.FloodSmart.gov and www.FEMA.gov

ROAD UPDATES:

  • 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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