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at Bowman's Hill
Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18
8 a.m. to 10 a.m
Free with Admission, Ages 8+
See Spring Birds!
Upper Makefield Fire Company
May 6-11, Monday-Saturday
Routes 32 & 532
Hours and a Link for Coupons
Board of Supervisors' Only
Public Meeting in May
Tuesday, May 7
Township Bldg., 1076 Eagle Road
Friends of Washington
Saturday, May 11
Sells out each year!
Tickets, Music Schedule, More
Bowman's Wildflower Preserve
May 11-June 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plant List and Prices
Bowman's Wildflower Preserve
Sunday, May 12, 2013
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free with admission
Picnic, Take a Tour, and Visit the Craft Station to Make a Gift for Mom.
33rd Revolutionary Run
at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Visitor Center Now Open!
Tour 3 sites for $11:
The Lower Park, Thompson-Neely House, and Bowman's Hill Tower .
Washington Crossing Park Site
Keep driveway landscaping under 30 inches for a safe line of site.
Tips and Permit Info
Chances are this glorious spring weather has you or others outside sprucing up your Upper Makefield home. Our Planning and Zoning Department compiled this list of common spring maintenance and permitting needs in Upper Makefield.
Safe Line of Sight. When trimming bushes near your driveway, follow this safety triangle tip to keep a safe line of sight for yourself and others driving from your home:
Roadway (top) and Driveway (perpendicular) Sight Clearance Triangle
1. Sketch a triangle with a point starting at the center of your public road.
2. Extend two points 75 feet each to the right of the roadway centerline.
3. From the roadway centerline, measure back 30 feet toward the driveway.
4. The area of your property covered by the triangle created must be trimmed to a safe height of 2.5 feet (30 inches) or less.
Check Fences and Gates. Take a few minutes to walk the perimeter of your property and its fences, checking for loose boards and hardware. Replace, lubricate, and repair where needed.
Permits Required? New fences, pools, paver patios, outdoor fireplaces, and more require permits. Download our permit packages or call 215-968-2868.
Yard Waste from Trimming? You will need to contract with a private hauler to take it away. Our website offers a list of private haulers who serve Upper Makefield residents or check with your Homeowner's Association.
If you have questions, please contact Phyllis Mehler, Wendy Mecke, or Dave Kuhns in our Planning and Zoning Department.
Household Hazardous Waste
Next Collection is June 1, 2013
Weed killers, pool chemicals, rust remover, and wood preservatives top the list of outdoor chemicals that should not slip into your curbside trash. In addition, curbside haulers are prohibited from collecting electronic waste. Here's where and when to bring your hazardous and electrical waste:
June 1, 2013
Upper Bucks County Area Vo-Tech School
3115 Ridge Road - Bedminster Township
July 27, 2013
Central Bucks School District -South High School Campus
1100 Folly Road - Warrington Township
Additional collection events are scheduled each month in August, and September. For a complete list of where, when, and what to dispose-plus how to prepare it for disposal, please view the Bucks County Planning Commission's recycling page.
2013 Road Work
Watch for roadwork planned for this season by Upper Makefield's public works crew and PennDOT.
Resurfacing by Upper Makefield Township.
Intersection of Walker and Mt. Eyre roads
Stormwater inlet and pipe system drainage improvements. Resurfacing will follow in areas where work is performed.
Eagle Road from Stoopville to Pineville roads
Resurfacing by PennDOT. (Crews have already cleaned and re-graded ditches Pineville and Eagle roads.)
Historical Advisory Commission
Cable Advisory Board
Council Rock Seniors Board
Active volunteers keep Upper Makefield a desirable community. Our elected supervisors typically learn the process and procedures of local government by serving first on a volunteer board. We invite you to consider offering your service for appointment to these boards. Our website details the work of each volunteer board.
Please view these online pages for details about responsibilities for each board. If one description fits your experience, talent or interest, please fill out and submit our Citizen Board Application.
Riparian Plan Earns EAC
Land Ethics Award
Members of Upper Makefield's Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) are rightly proud of their 2013 Certificate of Achievement from Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, recognizing the council's strong land ethic and pointing to the EAC's "outstanding promotion" of native plants.
The award cites as example the EAC's Riparian Restoration and Preservation Grant Program.
Tree Grants Still Available
Upper Makefield Township offers grants of up 12 trees at up to $25 per tree to residents who plant regionally native trees. Make the most of the spring planting season with this program. Additional information:
Snapchat More Permanent Than Your Teen May Think
Keeping in contact with friends and family online can become a source of headache and regret when children and teens don't understand the permanent, public nature of online activity.
Snapchat is a new photo-sharing app for iPhone and android operating systems that allows the user to send photos that the recipient can view for a predetermined time frame set by the sender. Then, the photo disappears. Think of it as a self-destructing photo. However, the recipient can take a screen shot of the photo to keep, use, or post at their discretion.
Talk about risky online behavior
Misusing the app is dangerous not only for the content shared: Snapchat's presumed short life can encourage teenagers to engage in risky behavior that they may think is inconsequential.
We encourage parents to research Snapchat and all social media applications that their children use, and to communicate openly with them about the consequences of each form of communication.
If you have any questions, or if we can be of any assistance, please contact the Upper Makefield Township Police Department at (215) 968-3020.
Here's a profile of our Upper Makefield Police Department, where you'll also find more safety tips and resources for you and your family.
Only Meets Once this Month:
Supervisors meet Tuesday, May 7th
The Upper Makefield Board of Supervisors meets only Tuesday, May 7 this month; the May 21 meeting cancelled. The agenda is posted online before each meeting.
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