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.
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.
Sunday, July 4
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
Chairman 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."
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:
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Read more about Supervisor David Kulig.
Successful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration
Many 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
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
|In 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
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:
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
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.
Police Department Receives Certificate of Appreciation
|Chief 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
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