Welcome

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 admin@perkasieborough.org 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!

News

Bucks County Announces 2014 Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Dates & Locations

What do you do with household hazardous wastes and electronics in your home when it is necessary to dispose of them? The Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Program is for you.  

The collection program consists of at least twenty-five collection days scheduled throughout southeastern Pennsylvania of which eight are scheduled in Bucks County. The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.

This is a regional program as the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia are working together to make the program more convenient to the residents in southeastern Pennsylvania. As a result, the residents of Bucks County are welcome to take their household hazardous waste or electronics to one of the neighboring county collection events if that date or location is more convenient. Please verify the details of the Non-Bucks events; some will also only be taking paints or only be taking TVs and electronics. All collections are held on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise, rain or shine.

Please click one of the following links for more information: household hazardous waste or electronics recycling.

Spring Leaf Collection

Perkasie Borough will begin its Spring leaf collection schedule beginning on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:30AM.  Residents are reminded to rake out leaves along the curb line, being careful not to block storm water inlets.  Leaf piles must be clear of any large sticks, stones and other debris which may cause damage to the leaf collection equipment and injury to employees.

Borough crews will make one pass through the Borough following the established routes.

Please have all leaves raked curb side by 7:30AM on Monday, April 21 for collection.  There will be no call backs for leaves placed out after this date. 

Residents are also reminded of the free yard waste drop off scheduled the first Saturday of every month.  Leaves and other yard waste may be brought to the Boroughs recycling center, located at 311 South 9th Street between the hours of 7:30AM until 3:30 PM.  Please follow the signs and attendants directions for proper disposal.  Please feel welcome to contact the Borough will any questions concerning this leaf collection at 215-257-5065.

Town Watch Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd

The next meeting of the Town Watch group will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at Perkasie Borough Hall beginning at 7:00 pm. Those interested in helping their community, or those that frequently walk or jog around Perkasie and/ or Sellersville or in the parks are encouraged to participate! Contact the Police Department for more information.

Nominate A Property for the Perkasie Pride Award!

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual "Perkasie Pride Award".  The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014. The "Perkasie Pride Award" was established by the Mayor and Borough Council to recognize up to three properties within the Borough (one in each ward) that have made a significant contribution to beautifying the town.  The improvements, restoration and/or beautification recognized by the award do not necessarily have to occur within the calendar year that the award is given.

Any person may nominate a building or property for consideration for the Award by contacting the Mayor, any Council member or the Borough Office at 215-257-5065.  Such nominations should be received by the Borough, along with a brief paragraph describing the improvements. Awards will be made at Pennridge Community Day, on July 6, 2014.  It is asked that nominees include any historical information about the buildings so that information can be preserved for the record.

Borough Council will select 3 properties to receive plaques.  Once nominated, a property would remain in nomination for subsequent years.  Please click here for more information including the nomination form.

Potholes Update

Potholes: The Borough is aware of the many potholes located on State and local roads within the Borough limits. This is a problem across the entire area, not just the Borough. Please note, streets within the Borough limits but not owned by Perkasie Borough are Constitution Avenue, Walnut Street from Constitution to the Hilltown Township line, Callowhill Street beyond Main Street, and Blooming Glen from 5th Street to the East Rockhill Township line. For any comments or questions regarding the maintenance of the above mentioned streets, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, (215)345-6060 or click here to report a problem online.

With that in mind, the Borough has reported the potholes along 5th Street and spoken to PennDOT directly. PennDOT has made repairs to two of them, and the Borough will help as time & the weather allows. However, until hot asphalt can be used, the holes will continue to open every 1 to 2 days. All drivers should drive carefully and be aware of the potholes.

Perkasie Borough's Electric Stays On; Sends Mutual Aid to Lansdale

Sometimes the anticipation of a storm ends up causing more anxiety and headaches than the actual weather event. That was not the case with the snow and ice storm that rolled through the area on a Tuesday night and Wednesday of the first few days of February. With heavy snow already covering the trees, several more inches of snow was predicted, followed by a thick coating of slick ice and eventually stronger winds. Please click here for more.

Borough Council Reduces Building Permit Fees

In a move initiated by Council Member Matt Aigeldinger, Perkasie Borough elected officials sent a loud and clear message to residents, business owners, and developers welcoming improvements, growth and development in the town. At their meeting on Monday, January 20th, the nine-member Borough Council voted unanimously to approve a new fee schedule for 2014 that cuts many building, zoning, and subdivision & land development fees by 50% for the remainder of the year. 

All of the fees included in the reduction are listed on the Borough’s website. Building and construction fees for residential construction, additions, garages, and accessory buildings, including demolition and roof permits, have been cut in half.  Electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits were also reduced. Please click here for more information.

Meeting Notice for the Civil Service Commission

The Perkasie Borough Civil Service Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM at the Police Station, 311 South 9th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944 to hold its reorganization meeting and to begin the hiring process for a new police officer.

Quality of Life Task Force Meeting Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Perkasie Borough Council’s Quality of Life Task Force will meet on April 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM for improving the quality of life in the Borough.  The public is welcome to attend.  The meeting will be held in the Perkasie Borough Hall meeting room, 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie.  

Andrea Coaxum, Interim Borough Manager

Borough Council Approves Comprehensive Plan

The Perkasie Borough Council approved the new Comprehensive Plan at their Monday, February 17, 2014 meeting. Please click below to review a copy of this draft. The final version will be available soon.

Comprehensive Plan - Draft III

To visit the webpage with more information on the process, please click here.

Borough Seeks Volunteers

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.

Refuse & Recycling Reminder

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.

Drug Drop-Off Box Now Available at Perkasie Police Station

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.

Constituent Outreach Committee

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 Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. 

New Electronics Recycling Law to Impact Borough Collection

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.

Police Reports Available

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.

Yard Waste Drop-Off Dates Announced

The next free yard waste drop-off event will be Saturday, May 3rd Please click here for the hours of operation and traffic changes.

Upcoming Events

April

01-30 | Membership for Menlo Aquatic Center @ Borough Hall
07 | Borough Council Meeting
07 | Perkasie Regional Authority Meeting
02 | Parks & Recreation Meeting
05 | Yard Waste Drop-Off Event
09 | Planning Commission | Comprehensive Plan Update Meeting | 7:00 PM
11 | Family Fridays Event
14 | Quality of Life Task Force Meeting | Borough Hall | 7:30 PM`
18 | Borough Hall & Recycling Center Closed | Altered Recycling Collection
21 | Borough Council Meeting
22 | Perkasie Regional Authority Meeting
20 | Perkasie Fire Company Breakfast | 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
22 | Town Watch Meeting | Borough Hall
28 | Zoning Hearing Board
28 | Pennridge Wastewater Treatment Authority Meeting
23 | Planning Commission Meeting
26 | Appliance & Scrap Metal Recycling Drive | Perkasie Fire Department

May

07 | Parks & Recreation Meeting
03 | Yard Waste Drop-Off Event
05 | Borough Council Meeting
05 | Perkasie Regional Authority Meeting
TBA | Discount Amusement Park Tickets On Sale @ Borough Hall
14 | Planning Commission | Comprehensive Plan Update Meeting | 7:00 PM
11 | Perkasie Carousel | 12:00 to 5:00
TBA | Membership for Menlo Aquatic Center @ Menlo Aquatics Center
13 | Constituent Outreach Committee Meeting
TBA | Swimming Lesson Registration Begins | Members Only
TBA | Pool Party Reservations Begin | Members Only
TBA | Community Yard Sale
TBA | Perkasie Olde Towne | SpringFest
17 | "Saturdays in Perkasie" Farmer's Market Event | Perkasie Olde Towne
18 | Perkasie Fire Company Breakfast | 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
TBA | Perkasie Garden Club | Plant Swap | Menlo Park Pavilion
19 | Borough Council Meeting
19 | Pennridge Wastewater Treatment Authority Meeting
20 | Perkasie Regional Authority Meeting
28 | Planning Commission Meeting
24 | "Saturdays in Perkasie" Farmer's Market Event | Perkasie Olde Towne
24 | Appliance & Scrap Metal Recycling Drive | Perkasie Fire Department
26 | Borough Hall & Recycling Center Closed | Altered Refuse Collection
26 | Menlo Aquatics Center Memorial Day Party | Noon to 8:00 pm
26 | Perkasie Carousel | 11:00 to 5:00
TBA | Swimming Lesson Registration Begins | Members & General Public
TBA | Pool Party Reservations Begin | Members & General Public

 

 

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Perkasie Borough
620 West Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 96
Perkasie, PA 18944

Phone | 215.257.5065
Fax | 215.257.6875

Menlo Aquatics Center | 215.453.7126