Upper Makefield Township
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Act 537 Sewage Treatment Facilities Plan Update
Upper Makefield Celebrates 30-Year Employees
Sol Feinstone Elementary Celebrates D.A.R.E. Graduates!
Summer Board of Supervisors Meeting Schedule
Lock Up Your Car, Keep Valuables Out of Sight
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Community Events
 
30th Annual
Revolutionary Run
Sunday, July 4
Washington Crossing

Lace up your running shoes, and head out for a patriotic 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K Road Race, or a 10K Road Race on the 4th of July. For race fees, race times, and registration information, visit www.umbarevrun.com.
 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, July 10
Central Bucks South High School, Warrington, PA
 
Start your summer free of unwanted waste, and drop off household hazardous products and old computers at the Bucks County Planning Commission Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on July 10 at Central Bucks South High School from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.

 

62nd Annual Middletown
Grange Fair

Wednesday, August 18 to Sunday, August 22
576 Penn's Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
 
Come out to the Grange in Wrightstown with your family Wednesday August 18 through Sunday August 22 to enjoy a full day and night at this agricultural fair filled with exciting events and exhibits like: tractor pulls, a fiddling competition, cow chip poker, hot dog pig races, and more.


Interpretive Tour Guide Training: June 26 & July 1
Join the Friends of the Washington Crossing Historic Park at the Visitor's Center at TK during the following dates for an introduction to Interpretive Tour Guiding! For additional information please contact Doug Miller at DougMiller@
state.pa.us
or XINGVOLS@
comcast.net
.
June 26 -
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
July 1 -
11 a.m. to Noon.


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Start your summer free of unwanted waste and electronics at the Bucks County Planning CommissionHousehold Hazardous Waste Collection event on July 10 at Central Bucks South High School. Additionally, Upper Makefield Township is in the process of completing an extensive revision to its Sewage Facilities Plan Act 537, and encourages any resident with questions or concerns to attend the two summer Board of Supervisor meetings on July 21 and August 4 at 7:30 p.m.
 
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Sewage Facilities Plan Updates Underway
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Upper Makefield Township is in the process of completing an extensive revision to its Sewage Facilities Plan Act 537 which has not been revised since its initial adoption in 1978. A public presentation about the proposed revisions was made at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 16, and a letter was sent to potentially impacted Upper Makefield residents on June 9.

Conversations Will Be On-Going All Summer
The Board of Supervisors will continue to address public questions and gather input throughout the summer. All Upper Makefield residents with questions or concerns about the revisions to the sewage plan are encouraged to e-mail the township, and attend this summer's Board of Supervisor meetings on July 21 and August 4.
 
All municipalities in PA are required to have a sewage plan (Act 537) in place which addresses present and future sewage disposal needs.
 
Sewage Malfunctions in Taylorsville, Dolington
Consultants were hired to help the township with the revision process - they studied on-lot disposal systems, private small-flow treatment facilities, and township-owned public sewage facilities. During the examination period, data showed that properties in Taylorsville and Dolington had high levels of malfunctioning on-lot systems.
 
Additionally, data analyzed from the Bucks County Health Department also confirmed that some systems in Taylorsville and Dolington are malfunctioning.
 
The Draft Plan & Future Township Meetings
Therefore, township consultants drafted a plan that outlines alternatives for addressing the malfunctioning sewage systems.

The Board of Supervisors will continue discussions throughout the summer. The July 21 Board of Supervisors meeting will focus on the Taylorsville area, and the August 4 meeting will focus on the Dolington area.
 
It is anticipated that the Board of Supervisors will adopt the revised sewage plan in the fall of 2010.

Read the news story on Upper Makefield's homepage.
Upper Makefield Celebrates 30-Year Employees

Luncheon ImageTownship employees and police staff came together for an honorary luncheon on Monday, June 21 to celebrate Police Chief Mark Schmidt and Public Works Superintendent Bob Johnson's 30th year of working in Upper Makefield Township. The township would like to thank Mark and Bob for their dedication to Upper Makefield and their outstanding years of service - Cheers to another 30 years!
Sol Feinstone Elementary Celebrates
D.A.R.E. Graduates! 
D.A.R.E.Sixth graders from Sol Feinstone Elementary School graduated from the school district's D.A.R.E. curriculum on Thursday, May 27. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, and is the highly acclaimed program led by Upper Makefield police officer Scott Duckworth that gives kids the life skills to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
Summer Board of Supervisors Meeting Schedule
Instead of having two meetings per month, this summer the Board of Supervisors will meet on an adjusted summer schedule for the months of July and August.

Summer Meeting Schedule
  • Wednesday, July 21 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 4 - 7:30 p.m.
*Meetings are held at the township building at 1076 Eagle Road.

Keep an eye out on the Board of Supervisors Page on Upper Makefield's website this summer to download summer meeting agendas.
Lock Up Your Car, Keep Valuables Out of Sight
The Upper Makefield Police Department would like residents to keep in mind that anyone can look inside your parked car. Even though weather temperatures are rising, residents should still roll up their windows, lock their parked cars, and remove all iPods, GPS systems, and other valuables (BlackBerry devices, golf clubs, wallets, watches, etc.) out of sight every night.
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We will try to include as many events as possible; however we may edit submissions. This is intended as a service for community organizations.
 
The township maintains the right to select appropriate submissions for inclusion.
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