The ZHB meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 2/20/19 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Rescheduled dates can be found on the township's calendar.
Senator Santarsiero and Representative Ullman Announce Infrastructure Investments for Plumstead Township:
February 1, 2019
BUCKS COUNTY– State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representative Wendy Ullman (D-143) announced today infrastructure investments for Plumstead Township. The $607,175 in funds will improve essential pedestrian safety such as sidewalks, ADA-compliant features, and signalization at the intersection of Stump Road and Route 611 (Easton Road).
“Infrastructure investments keep communities like Plumstead safe and economically competitive,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “In Harrisburg, I’ll continue to prioritize infrastructure projects that provide the most local benefit.”
“Families and businesses in Plumstead welcome key investments like this,” Rep. Ullman said. “Connecting and improving our communities through investing in infrastructure is one of my top priorities as a legislator.”
The Plumstead project was fully funded through the commonwealth’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. As a State Representative, Sen. Santarsiero voted for act 89, which helped provide remedies revenue for the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
The 10th Senatorial District includes: Bedminster Township, Buckingham Township, Chalfont, Doylestown, Doylestown Township, Dublin, East Rockhill Township, Falls Township, Haycock Township, Hilltown Township, Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville, New Britain, New Britain Township, New Hope, Newtown, Newtown Township, Perkasie, Plumstead Township, Sellersville, Silverdale, Solebury Township, Telford, Tullytown, Upper Makefield Township, West Rockhill Township, and Yardley.
The 143rd Legislative District includes: Bedminster Township, Bridgeton Township, Buckingham Township, Doylestown, Doylestown Township, Durham Township, Haycock Township, Nockamixon Township, Plumstead Township, Riegelsville, and Tinicum Township.
Sen. Santarsiero has district offices in Doylestown and Newtown and can be reached via email at SenatorSantarsiero@pasenate.com. Visit the district website at www.senatorstevesantarsiero.com.
Representative Ullman has a district office in Doylestown and can be reached at www.pahouse.com/Ullman.
A public meeting was held at the Bucks County Biotech Center on November 5, 2018, to discuss proposed changes to the intersection of Swamp and Old Easton Roads resulting from the construction of a new Wawa on North Main Street, including a connector road linking North Main and Old Easton. At this meeting, residents and businesses expressed concerns with these changes related to access and safety, and as a consequence, Doylestown Borough and Doylestown, Buckingham, and Plumstead Townships asked PennDOT and the Bucks County Planning Commission to take a fresh look at the proposal.
As a result, the plans have been modified to allow for the temporary modification of the intersection followed by a ninety (90) day testing period to determine if there are any negative impacts. The proposed modifications are the same as those proposed on November 5 and are as follows:
- Through movements on Old Easton Road/Main Street would no longer be allowed.
- Northbound Old Easton Road/Main Street would be left and right turns only.
- Left turns from eastbound Swamp Road would no longer be allowed.
- A left turn lane only would be installed on westbound Swamp Road.
- Southbound Old Easton Road would be right turn only onto Swamp Road.
The existing traffic signal equipment would remain in place during the testing period, which would not take place until the connector road is completed, likely sometime in 2020.
Just a reminder: Please be advised that Plumstead Township Ordinance # 2-7-95-1 prohibits parking on public streets (streets which are maintained by Plumstead Township) following a snow or ice accumulation of 1” or more. Please follow the link to the Ordinance - Chapter 21: STREETS AND SIDEWALKS at http://ecode360.com/11770600. Abandoned and unattended vehicles left on public streets shall be towed and stored, with the owner of the vehicle being responsible for all towing and storage charges. Further fines and penalties may be assessed in accordance with the aforementioned Ordinance. Basketball nets are also subject to removal if they impede snow removal operations. Basketball nets will be removed and stored at the Public Works Building located at 5119 Stump Road. If your vehicle is towed or your basketball net removed, please contact the Board of Supervisors approved vendors listed below to arrange for the return of your vehicle.
Jim Jacobs Towing & Garage 215-766-8360 and Michael’s Garage 215-766-8725. 2018/2019 winter removal rates are: Removal of cars and pick-up trucks: $175.00, Storage of cars & pick-up trucks: $ 50.00 per day, Removal of basketball nets: $100.00. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Plumstead Township is now enforcing the 2015 Building Code practices. The PA Dept. of Labor announced it as of October 1st.
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Important News About Open Burning..Effective February 22, 2012 the Township has officially rescinded its Open Burning Policy and will no longer issue permits. This action is a result of formal notification from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) that we are a mandated community under Act 101 and thus any burning is regulated by the state and we cannot supersede its authority. Based on the state law, the only property owners permitted to burn are those considered to be "working farms", defined as the production of agricultural commodities in their unmanufactured state on the premises of the farm operation. Campfires and ceremonial fires are also permitted. Yard waste is NOT permitted to be burned. Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, garden residue, tree trimmings, chipped shrubbery, and other vegetative materials. Because the Township is a mandated community we are responsible for the enforcement of this Act, and will do what is necessary to ensure that the Township and our residents remain in compliance with it.(Because of the volume of inquiries, we have decided to leave this on the website.)