Upper Makefield Township
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Chairman of the Board David Kulig Resigns, May 19
Successful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration
Township Supervisors Head to Elementary Schools for Local Government Day
Police Department Provides Vacation Home Checks
Summer Board of Supervisors Meeting Schedule
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Community Events
 
Tavern Tasting
at the Park

Saturday, June 5
7 to 11 p.m.
Washington Crossing Historic Park
 
Enjoy a night of delicious food and savory cocktails at the Friends of Washington Crossing Park Tavern Tasting event on June 5. The evening will begin at McKonkey's Ferry Inn located on Rt. 532 at the bridge to New Jersey, and will end with dinner and entertainment at the Washington Crossing Visitors Center.
 
Money raised from this event would help Friends of Washington Crossing Park with its on-going fundraising efforts. Tickets for the event cost $100, and are available to purchase online through PayPal.


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.
 
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It's starting to feel like summer as we move through May in Upper Makefield Township! This month, Township Manager Stephanie Teoli, Police Chief Mark Schmidt, Supervisor Dave Kulig, and Supervisor John Silvers spoke to elementary students on Local Government Day. Additionally, with summer vacation season just around the corner, the Upper Makefield Township Police Department wants to remind residents that they offer vacation home checks to keep your mind at ease!
 
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Chairman of the Board David Kulig Resigns, May 19
Dave KuligChairman of the Board David Kulig announced his resignation, effective immediately, at the Board of Supervisors meeting on May 19.
 
"It's been a distinct pleasure to serve on the Planning Commission and now the Board of Supervisors," says Kulig. "I have been surrounded - especially on this board - with extremely good and honorable people who have the best interests of the township in their minds and hearts."
 
Supervisor Conrad Baldwin, who worked with Kulig on the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission, spoke about how much of a loss this news is for the township, and said, "David, I thank you for your contribution and for your friendship - I know the community is very appreciative for all the things you have done for this municipality."
 
Now Accepting Letters of Interest
The Board of Supervisors will accept Letters of Interest submitted before June 9 from residents wishing to be considered to fill the vacancy created by Kulig's resignation.
 
Letters may be directed to Township Manager Stephanie Teoli:
 
Upper Makefield Township
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
 
Read more about Supervisor David Kulig.
Successful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration

Earth DayMany Township residents and families came out to celebrate Earth Day at Brownsburg Park on April 24.
 
Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Conrad Baldwin was impressed with the great community turnout, and said, "I'm glad to see that so many people showed up to celebrate today."
 
Event highlights included a beautiful AARK Wildlife Center exhibit of a 2-year-old red tail hawk that broke her wing during her childhood. Even though the mighty bird of prey could not fly, it was an event favorite of all ages.
 
Among many other educational and interactive activities, children enjoyed building blue bird houses in the pavilion and planting seedlings with the help of the Upper Makefield Township Environmental Advisory Council.
 
Read more about the 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration event.
Township Supervisors Head to Elementary Schools for Local Government Day  
John SilversIn celebration of Local Government Day on April 27, Supervisor Dave Kulig, Supervisor John Silvers, Township Manager Stephanie Teoli, and Police Chief Mark Schmidt spent a day talking about their jobs in Upper Makefield to the 2nd grade class at Sol Feinstone Elementary School.
Police Department Provides Vacation Home Checks
Before you jet off on your summer vacation, be sure to schedule a vacation home check with the Upper Makefield Township Police Department. During patrol, officers will pay extra attention while a resident is on vacation. Request this service by calling 215-968-3020 prior to your departure and provide the dispatcher with the following information:
  • Your name
  • Home address
  • Dates you plan to leave and return
  • Emergency contact person name and phone number
  • Note if the property has an alarm system
  • Note if anyone else will be on the property (checking on pets, watering gardens, picking up mail)
Additionally, as we shift into summer, residents should keep in mind these other seasonal safety tips and regulations:
  • Portable fire pits are required to use the spark screen at all times, and should be located a minimum of 25 feet from any structure
  • Upper Makefield Township requires all swimming pools, including pre-existing pools, to be completely surrounded by a fence with self-latching gates
  • Notify the Township police department if you're hosting a large party outdoors (parking, traffic control)
  • Grass cutting is only permitted between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Read more summer fire safety tips on Upper Makefield's website.
Police Department Receives Certificate of Appreciation  
Mark KleinChief Mark Schmidt received a Certificate of Appreciation from Council Rock School District Superintendent Mark Klein during Law Enforcement Week, May 9 to 15.
Summer Board of Supervisors Meeting Schedule

The Board of Supervisors will be meeting on a summer schedule during the months of July and August:
  • Wednesday, July 21
  • Wednesday, August 4
Keep an eye out on the Board of Supervisors Page on Upper Makefield's website this summer to download summer meeting agendas.
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