WELCOME TO LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP

Charles Reed Basketball Courts

CLOSED for Repaving

July 24-28, 2017

Beginning the week of July 24, 2017, weather depending, the Public Works Department will be milling and re-paving the basketball courts at Charles Reed Park. This work will take approximately one week. The courts will be closed during this project. Thank you for your patience during this much-needed improvement project.

KULP ROAD REPAIR

 

The Township Public Works Department is currently replacing a failing storm water pipe across Kulp Road. Detours are posted. However, if you will be using Kulp Road in your travels, please be aware you may experience a slight delay between School Lane and Main Street. Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this much-needed improvement project.

Park Avenue Athletic Fields Upgrade

The Township has begun the re-grading of two existing athletic fields at 651 Park Avenue (behind WalMart), in an effort to improve drainage and long-term maintenance. The Project also includes paving the existing parking area near the fields. The Township expects project completion in early summer 2017.

The plan is linked below.

 

651 Park Avenue Plan

HARLEYSVILLE PIKE/ROUTE 113

ROAD MILLING & PAVING

The Township has been notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, that they will begin the milling and re-paving of State Route 113 between the intersections of Route 63 (Main Street/Sumneytown Pike) Northeast to Broad Street in Souderton. This work is set to begin the week of July 24th, so please use caution if you are traviling in this direction.

JULY/AUGUST PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING: AUGUST 16, 2017

7:30 P.M.

Main Street at Harleysville Pike Intersection:

Road Widening & Structure Improvement Project

UPDATE

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS

DISCOUNT THEME PARK TICKETS

UPDATE AS OF: July 11, 2017:

The Township has received the following theme park tickets for the 2017 Season:

 

  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Baltimore Aquarium
  • Blue Mountain Aerial Park
  • Crayola Experience
  • Diggerland USA
  • Dorney Park
  • Dutch Wonderland
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Franklin Institute (NEW this year!)
  • Hershey Park
  • Knoebels Amusement Park
  • Morey's Piers
  • PA Rennaisance Faire
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Six Flags - New Jersey
  • Splash Zone - Currently out - More on the way - check back for details (7/7/17)

 

Please check the Recreation Page for specific details. The Township accepts cash and/or checks for payment. Credit or Debit Cards are not accepted, and tickets are non-refundable.

2017 RECYCLING EVENTS:

 

HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE EVENTS

CLICK HERE

SHREDDING EVENTS

CLICK HERE

TIRE COLLECTION EVENTS

CLICK HERE

Land Use Assumptions Report (LUAR)

Click the link below to review

LUAR

LEAF COLLECTION

INFORMATION

LEAF & YARD WASTE COLLECTION FLYER

At the Regular Meeting of the Lower Salford Township Board of Supervisors held on October 5, 2011 an amendment to the Solid Waste Management Ordinance was adopted which requires private refuse haulers operating in the Township to pickup leaves in biodegradable bags one time in the Fall and one time each Spring. This action was taken after an evaluation of the utilization of the curbside pickup of leaves three times in the Fall and one time in the Spring under a contract let by the Township. It was the Township’s belief that the curbside pickup service was grossly under utilized.


In addition to the private pickup requirement, the Township will continue to provide a leaf/yard waste (no grass clippings) drop off location. Leaves and yard waste in biodegradable bags may be deposited in the container at the Township Building Parking Lot at no cost throughout the year. Biodegradable bags may be purchased at the Township Municipal Building ($.35 cents per bag, or 3 bags for $1.00 or 50 bags for $16.50). Please note that these types of brown biodegradable bags are also available for purchase at area hardware or lawn & garden businesses as well.

OUTDOOR BURNING PROHIBITED!

CHANGE IN OPEN BURNING POLICY IS DICTATED BY PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2010

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has advised Lower Salford Township that its interpretation of the Pennsylvania Recycling Act 101 regulations does not permit the open burning of any yard waste. This supersedes the previous Township policy which permitted the open burning of small twigs/shrub trimmings at designated times upon obtaining a permit to do so. The option now is to cut the twigs to a small size and to place such twigs and/or shrub trimmings in a biodegradable paper bag which can be deposited in the large metal container at the Township Building Parking Lot. The open burning of any recyclables or household trash has been, and continues to be, prohibited by the Township.

The only exceptions to the revised open burning policy are outdoor cooking, ceremonial bonfires or campfires, and burning related to the production of agriculture commodities on a farm operation. The latter two options require pre-notification to the Fire Marshal.

OAK DRIVE TRAFFIC STUDY

click link below to download:

LINK HERE

ACT 537 INFORMATION

(On-Lot Sewage Management Program)

In 2013, the Township completed a new sewage facilities plan known as the Act 537 Plan. The Plan guides the Township in identifying the current and future sewage disposal needs of the Township. The Plan includes procedures to ensure that existing systems are working correctly and identifies steps necessary to correct existing problems so that they don't cause a public health concern or negatively impact water resources such as adjacent wells and waterways. Attached below you will find the complete Ordinance enacted by the Township in 2013 along with a document from the Montgomery County Department of Health listing Licensed Sewage Waste Haulers. If you have questions about the Act 537 Plan and the Township's requirements, please contact the Office at: 215-256-8087.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06

 

LIST OF CERTIFIED WASTE HAULERS

YARD WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINER

YEAR ROUND ACCESS

The Township has a container for the collection of leaves and yard waste. The leaves and/or yard waste need to be in a biodegradable bag. These bags can be purchased at the Township for 35 cents each (3/$1.00 or 50/$16.50). (Biodegradable bags purchased from area hardware or lawn & garden stores are also permitted). The container is in the upper parking lot at the Township Building all year long. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Township Office at: 215-256-8087.

ABSOLUTELY NO PLASTIC BAGS, HOUSEHOLD WASTE, OR LOOSE YARD WASTE ARE TO BE PUT INTO THE CONTAINER.  THE RECYCLING FACILITY WILL TURN AWAY OUR CONTAINER IF THESE GUIDELINES ARE NOT ADHERED TO.

Thank you for recycling.

Bridge Status Updates:

Camp Wawa Road Bridge &

Bergey Mill Road Bridge

An update from the Montgomery County Department of Roads and Bridges notes that the County is currently working on 35 bridges throughout the County for either replacement or rehabilitation. With that being noted, the County Office of Roads and Bridges has reported that in 2016 they began the engineering process for the replacement of the Bergey Mill Road bridge. As of mid-2017, this engineering process is ongoing and the anticipated start of construction will not be until sometime in 2018. They are also reporting it is their hope to include the start-up of the Camp Wawa Road bridge replacement on their 2018 Budget. The County also notes that all bridge replacement or rehabilitation is dependent on funding. If you wish to contact a member of the Montgomery County Roads & Bridges, their direct number is: 610-278-3612.

ADDRESSING STORMWATER

CLICK HERE FOR THIS PUBLICATION

STORMWATER DISPLAY

AT TOWNSHIP BUILDING

The next time you are in the Township Building take a look at the information on display in our lobby. This is an effort to inform our residents about better storm water management practices. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has charged its municipalities in the State to better educate their residents and to implement and improve their storm water management programs. There is also a number of informative hand-outs to take home with you when you stop in.

POTHOLE REPORTING

State Roads: 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) or:

Montgomery County PennDOT Office: 610-275-2368

Township Roads: 215-256-8087

[ReadyMontco] Member Portal banner

ReadyMontco is your official source for notifications about emergencies, severe weather, crime alerts and disasters in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. Take a moment to sign up for this alert service and you will be notified via text message, phone and/or email of important information for both Lower Salford Township and the entire County. The Township encourages all residents to take advantage of this free service.click on the link below to sign up.

 

READYMONTCO

 

Ready PA

Pennsylvania Emergency Preparedness Guide

click here

West Nile Virus Information

Montgomery County Health Department

Informational Web page

PLEASE CLICK HERE

VISIT LEDDY'S PUB 

at the Lederach Golf Club

NEW MENU & WEBSITE!

click here for all the latest!

 

Leddy's Pub Facebook Page

Link here!

TURNPIKE NEWSLETTER/FALL 2016

UPDATES ON WIDENING

NORTHEAST EXTENSION

CLICK HERE

GET THE LATEST INFORMATION BY

VISITING THEIR WEBSITE AT:

https://www.patpconstruction.com/mpA20toA31/

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THE TOWNSHIP

UCC Appeals Board

The Township currently has 2 openings on the following committee:

Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Board of Appeals

If you, or someone you know, is interested in serving the Township by volunteering his or her time on a this board, please forward a letter of interest along with a resume, to Joe Czajkowski, Township Manager, 379 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 19438, or email: township@lowersalfordtownship.org. To find out more detailed information on the function of the UCC Board of Appeals, please visit the "Supervisors & Boards"

page linked here or above.

PEDDLING AND SOLICITING IN

LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP

Peddling and Soliciting- Lower Salford Township does permit soliciting in residential areas based on ordinance 121. Companies or individuals requesting to solicit or peddle goods or services within this Township must obtain a permit from the Lower Salford Township Police Department. Each person or member of an organization is responsible to obtain their own permit. No permits will be issued to cover a group of people. The issued party will be required to display the permit issued by this police department, which will be signed by a designated member of the police department. If the subject(s) does not produce a valid soliciting registration card they are in violation of the Township ordinance and the police department should be contacted or the subject(s) instructed to obtain an lawful permit.

Permits issued by this department are valid to that person for a period of 90 days. Each applicant agrees to a background check, which is conducted by the police department. Soliciting may be conducted between 9AM and dusk. Solicitor(s) must be professional and abide by the application agreement, and violate no state or township ordinances. If a resident has any questions regarding a solicitor(s) they are encouraged to contact the Lower Salford Township Police Department at: 215-256-9500 or 215-256-9595.

Solicitation Permit Example

RETIRED FLAG DROP-OFF BOX

 

The Township now has a place where you can bring

a worn American flag so that it receives

the proper disposal. The box is located near the entrance to the Township Building at 379 Main Street.

The box was donated and is maintained by

Patriotic Order Sons of America, Camp 523, Eagleville, PA. If you should have any questions about the program, please contact the POSofA at:

610-926-3324 or email: posofa@frontier.com

www.posofa.org

"RIGHT-TO-KNOW"

ACT 3 OF 2008

OPEN RECORDS LAW

On January 1, 2009, Act 3 of 2008 took effect across Pennsylvania. Act 3 of 2008 concerns procedures for responding to public requests for Township records. In coordination with Act 3, the Township has also appointed two Open Records Officers. These Officers will be Township Manager Joseph Czajkowski for the Administrative Offices and Chief Thomas Medwid for the Police Department. To review the Regulations and Policies, please click on the link below. We have also attached the "Right-to-Know Request Form" which needs to be completed when requesting records from the Township. If you have questions regarding this new Act, please contact Township Manager Plank at: 215-256-8087 during regular business hours.

Open Records Requests Administrative Regulations and Policies

Right-to-Know Request Form

 

Right-To-Know Appeal Process: 

Denied Request Appeal Process
In the event a Right to Know request is denied, you have the right to appeal.  Appeals must be filed within fifteen (15) business days of receiving Lower Salford Township's response. 

Non-Criminal Appeals are to be sent in writing to:
Terry Mutchler, Executive Director
Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Criminal Appeals are to be sent in writing to: 
Robert Falin, Deputy District Attorney, Montgomery County
P.O Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404
610-278-3090

 

http://www.openrecords.pa.gov/Appeals/Pages/How-to-File-an-Appeal.aspx#.VxkbwCDD8SA

BUILDING AND ZONING EMAIL ADDRESS

for your building and zoning questions

building@lowersalfordtownship.org

Please include your name, address and phone number when emailing the Township.**

POST YOUR ADDRESS!

Can your home or business be located in an emergency?

It is the responsibility of each and every owner of buildings located within the Township, both residential and non-residential, to number their property in accordance with Chapter 100 of the Lower Salford Township Code.   Building numbers shall be composed of paint or enamel, metal, durable plastics or other suitable material that will withstand exterior conditions.  The color of the numbers shall be in contrast to their immediate background.  The size of individual numerals shall be dictated by their distance from the public street, but in no case shall they be less than three inches in height. 

Please remember that in an emergency, time is critical and clearly marking your property will help in finding your property more quickly!

Lederach Golf Club

is Open to the Public!

Stop out and play a round!

Stop out and take advantage of the mild winter and play a round! You can't beat winter rates! For more detailed information regarding everything you may want to know, please visit the Lederach Golf Club website at: www.lederachgolfclub.com. The Lederach Golf Club website has information on discounts for Lower Salford Township residents and also a "Rewards Card" that you can register for online. The website will also help you sign-up for a tee time, get information on rates, lessons and upcoming events. You can also find the "technical" information about the course and learn about the architect that designed the course. Visit the website today!! It's only a click away:

www.lederachgolfclub.com

If you would prefer to contact the Lederach Golf Club directly, their general phone number is 215-513-3034

SALFORD QUARRY: CURRENT SITE INFORMATION

CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS THE EPA WEBSITE

http:/www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/npl/PAD980693204.htm

The Environmental Protection Agency has made available the Administrative Record Files of all the Superfund sites. By providing the public with greater access to these records, the EPA hopes it will be better equipped to comment constructively on site activities and to understand the issues relating to the selection of the response action at each site. Please click the above link to access the website. The administrative Site Name is "Salford Quarry"  and the AR Type is "Removal2-NONE". Then choose "Search Results" to view Administrative Record Files for the Quarry.

If you have specific questions regarding the status of the Salford Quarry, please contact Community Involvement Coordinator Vance Evans of the EPA at: 1-800-553-2509 or 215-814-5526.

Salford Quarry Superfund Site

click here

LATEST INFORMATIONAL NEWSLETTER

"Cell Phones for Soldiers"

Police Department is Official  Drop Location

Local residents can support this effort by dropping off their old cell phones at the Lower Salford Township Police Dept., 379 Main Street, Harleysville, PA, between the hours of 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  For further information, contact Barbara Jansons at

215-256-9500.

Township Stocks Six Ponds with

Triploid Grass Carp

A few years ago, the Township acquired permits from Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (www.fish.state.pa.us) to stock triploid grass carp in Briarwyck Pond, Kulp Road Pond, Alderfer Road Pond, the Township Building pond and two ponds at Lederach Golf Club. The grass carp, or "White Amur", is a large member of the minnow family native to the lower Amur River, which flows through Siberia and rivers in the Republic of China and are released into waterways as a means of biological aquatic vegetation control. Maximum aquatic vegetation consumption will occur during late spring through summer at water temperatures ranging from 68 to 90 degrees F. They are sterile and will not reproduce and feed only on plants, not on fish eggs or young fishes. The fish are difficult to catch with conventional fishing methods, but if that would happen, please release the carp back into the pond as quickly as possible to give the fish the best chance for survival. For more information about Triploid Grass Carp, and to see a picture of what one looks like, please click on the link below. This information is also available at the Township Office.

Triploid Grass Carp Picture & Information

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