Welcome to Perkasie Borough. Perkasie is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is situated approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia, midway between Philadelphia and Allentown.
The Borough encourages the participation of residents in local government and welcomes your feedback. If you have a suggestion, compliment or complaint about any of the services provided by the Perkasie, please feel welcome to e-mail the Borough at email@example.com or call the Borough at (215) 257-5065. Your feedback will be directed to the appropriate department and, if requested, you will be notified of any resulting actions from your comments. Thank you for your participation in our community!
Santa's drive around Perkasie on Friday night has been cancelled due to the bad weather.
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Arrive Early to Enjoy the Holiday Festivities Under Our Big Tent at 7th and Market
Photos with Santa after the tree lighting at RE/MAX440 (7th
Santa will take time from making toys to visit with the children of Perkasie. Please click here to see the dates and times that Santa will be sitting in his Perkasie house (located at the corner of 7th & Market Streets). You may bring your own camera to take pictures. Donations are requested.
Fall Leaf Collection Ending in Perkasie
The Borough leaf collection program is coming to an end for the 2013 fall season. The last day to place your leaves curbside will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013. The Borough Public Works Department will then collect those leaves the following week. Rake your leaves into the street along the curb line without blocking or clogging storm drains. Leaf piles must be placed within five feet of the curb line for efficient collection.
The Public Works crew will follow a specific route and will not go back to collect leaves placed curbside after Tuesday December 10, 2013. This is the final collection notice. After the final day for collection, leaves will no longer be permitted to be placed in the street as per ordinance 108-1 of the Borough code. Residents placing leaves in the street after December 10, 2013 may be fined per Borough ordinance and/or required to collect the leaves themselves and transport to the Borough’s Recycling Center.
If leaves still need to be gathered after this date you may transport them to the Borough Recycling Center on Saturdays in December and January and deposit them in the yard waste container provided. Yard waste will also be accepted for drop of at the Recycling Center every Saturday through December. Residents are reminded that any and all yard waste brought to the Center must be in paper bags or, if you wish, you may use cans or plastic bags which may be emptied into the trailer.
Hours for the yard waste drop off on Saturdays are 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. If you have any questions concerning the Borough’s leaf collection procedure or the yard waste drop off program please contact the Borough at 215-257-5065. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter as we continue to strive to provide the best service possible to the residents of Perkasie.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2014 preliminary budget is available for public inspection during normal business hours (8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday) at the Perkasie Borough Office, 620 West Chestnut Street, Perkasie, PA. The budget is also available on-line by clicking here.
Daniel P. Olpere, Borough Manager/Secretary
Legal Services: Perkasie Borough is requesting proposals for legal services as the Borough Labor Counsel beginning in 2014. Generally speaking the law firm selected must have municipal experience as a public sector labor law firm. Local firms are encouraged to submit proposals. Please click here for more information.
Engineering Services: The Borough Council of Perkasie Borough is seeking proposals for the services of a Borough Engineer to provide professional engineering services for the Borough. Services will include review of subdivision and land development applications, construction inspections, preparation of escrows and escrow releases, design bid specifications and construction inspection of selected municipal projects. Plan review will include roadway design, stormwater management design, and general compliance with Borough specifications which are laid out in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and Borough ordinances. In addition, services may include project design for Borough initiated road, storm sewer, park and other miscellaneous projects as requested by the Borough. Services will also include NPDES compliance including preparation of annual MS4 reports. Please click here for more information.
Perkasie Borough has several opportunities for area residents to make donations for needy individuals and families during the holidays.
For more information, you may contact Interim Park & Recreation Director Carolyn Hanel at (215) 257-5065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perkasie Borough is seeking Borough residents who would be interested in volunteering to serve on various appointed Boards, Commissions, and Authorities. For more information or to access an optional application form please click here.
Next Family Friday Event is December 13!
MAD SCIENCE: WINTER HOLIDAY EVENT | Pennridge High School Cafeteria
The audience will be gasping and laughing at the Mad Scientist's exciting and merry science experiments. Through a mixture of science and magic, the children will see a playing card vanish only to reappear again neatly gift-wrapped! The audience will also discover how Jack Frost can fill an eight-foot air bag with one breath. Then, as a grand finale, the Mad Scientist will introduce the audience to a mysterious North Pole rock that turns out to be dry ice used for bubbling potions, popping corks and clouds of fog. All will have an evening of giddy goodness and festive fun!
Family Fridays are held the second Friday of the month. Doors open at 6:00 pm for dinner, the entertainment begins at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Family Friday runs October- April. Click here for information on admission to the events!
Borough Council Seeks Youth Councilor
Perkasie Borough Council is seeking a High School Junior or a Senior for the 2013-2014 school year for appointment as a Youth Borough Councilor. Applicants must be a resident of Perkasie Borough, a High School Junior or Senior (for the 2013-2014 school year), and willing to attend evening meetings on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Appointees shall serve a term of office concurrent with the school year.
Youth Borough Councilors are encouraged to participate in all public Borough Council discussions, but may not vote. In addition to the opportunity to provide input on a variety of matters that come before Borough Council, a Youth Borough Councilor will be able to gain familiarity with local government operations.
Interested students should contact Ms. Donna Benner for information on how to apply. Call her at the Borough Office at (215) 257-5065 or e-mail at email@example.com.
The Planning Commission will continue to hold meetings on the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 7:00 PM (next meeting is December 11th) for the purpose of reviewing the third draft of the proposed Comprehensive Development Plan for the Borough. Interested community groups, businesses, and residents are welcomed to attend. The meeting will be held at the Borough Hall building, 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie unless otherwise stated. For more information, please click here.
Residents are reminded to set their trash curbside on the scheduled collection date no earlier than 6:00 pm the night before and no later than 7:00 am the day of collection. When the weather is extremely cold or inclement, the Department may send out two collection trucks at 7:00 am and complete the route much earlier than normal. There are no callbacks for trash or recycling that is set out after 7:00 am. Please call the Borough at (215) 257-5065 with any questions about this policy or click here to read more about the program.
The Borough's Planning Commission has received the summary of the results of the surveys. Please click here for more information.
You know the bottles of medicine in your medicine cabinet that you haven’t a clue what to do with? Now you have an easy solution. Bring your unused, unwanted, and expired medication to the new permanent prescription drop box located at the Perkasie Police Station.The box is located inside the police station lobby. The Borough Council partnered with the Bucks County District Attorney's Office and the Upper Bucks Health Community Healthy Youth Coalition to purchase the box. The hope is that members of the community will safely dispose of their drugs in this box instead of flushing them down the toilet or leaving them where they could be stolen or abused by someone other than the person they were prescribed to originally.
Before this year, residents could reach out to Council members privately through the telephone or e-mail, but actual dialogue during public meetings was limited. A "Public Forum" is held at the beginning and end of each meeting which allows residents to comment but not dialogue with individual members of Council.
The new Constituent Outreach Committee gives residents and businesses owners the opportunity to dialogue with current members of Council in a public meeting. Council members Steve Pizzollo (Ward 1), Justin Stottlar (Ward 2), and Jim Ryder (Ward 3) were appointed to the new Committee. Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every other month. The next meeting date is to be determined. Please check back for more information.
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act was enacted in 2010 and requires consumers to keep covered devices, such as computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions, out of the trash. Please click here for more information on recycling these devices.
Please click here to read the reports by Chief Joseph Gura and Chief William J. Kelly, the investigative findings by District Attorney David Heckler, and the press release related to the June 9th incident.
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