WELCOME TO LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP

       

The Lower Salford Twp. Police Department is proud to again sponsor the U. S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Campaign.  This will be the 17th year we have collected toys in the Harleysville area, totaling over 21,000 toys.

 

Effective immediately, items may be dropped off at any of the following drop-off locations in Harleysville through December 18th:            

  • Abram W. Bergey & Sons                     
  • Alcom Printing
  • Almac Group
  • Arbour Square
  • The Birches
  • The Hillside
  • Encore (Senior Center)
  • Financial Voyages LLC
  • Giant
  • Harleysville Ace Hardware
  • Harleysville Car Wash
  • Harleysville Eye Associates
  • Harleysville Hotel
  • Harleysville Post Office
  • Harleysville Bank
  • Henning’s Market
  • Indian Valley YMCA
  • Just Crusin’
  • Key Bank
  • Lower Salford Police Dept.
  • Maple Avenue Foods
  • Montgomery Woods
  • Park View at Oak Crest
  • Phoenix Rehab
  • The UPS Store
  • Village Square Apartments

 

For further information please call the Lower Salford Twp. Police Dept. at:

215-256-9500 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F.

NOTICE:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

THE U.C.C. FEE FOR BUILDING PERMITS HAS BEEN INCREASED TO $4.50

HB409 Section 6(a) Fee

HOLIDAY GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

INFORMATIONAL FLYERS

Holiday

 

Office

 

Hours

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017: CLOSING AT NOON

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017: CLOSED

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017: CLOSED

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017: CLOSING AT NOON

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017: CLOSING AT NOON

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017: CLOSED

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018: CLOSED

 

The Township would like to wish everyone a

safe and happy holiday season!

ROAD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

Crews at work on Park and Kulp Road

CAMPAIGN SIGN RECYCLING

CLICK HERE FOR LOCATIONS

MEETING CHANGE NOTICES:

  • Traffic Impact Fee Advisory Comm: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Commission: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Recreation Authority: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

All meetings are in lieu of the regularly scheduled

November and December meetings

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.

Route 113 / Lederach 5-Points Signal

PennDOT Informational Presentation:

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRESENTATION

2017 ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

PLEASE VISIT THE PUBLIC WORKS PAGE LINKED BELOW

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ROADS

 

LINK HERE

FLU SHOTS

NO-COST WALK IN CLINICS:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH

DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

SEWER AUTHORITY FORCE MAIN PROJECT

Alderfer Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Extension and Mainland WWTP Headworks Building Project

The Authority's project includes the construction of a new 1-mile 18" diameter PVC sewer forcemain extension and the construction of a new headworks building at the Mainland WWTP.  The contractor, Anrich Inc. from Wayne PA, is scheduled to begin the forcemain construction by the middle of August and is anticipated to be completed the end of October.  A representative from the Authority's engineering firm, Gilmore & Associates, Inc. will be on site to oversee the project. 

 

The project route will begin at Ruth Road between the Gulf Station located at 161 Main Street and the Ametek Technical & Industrial Products, Inc. facility located at 343 Godshall Drive.  From that point, it will continue adjacent to Main Street, cross Godshall Drive and Freed Road, and ultimately connect into a new headworks building on the Authority's Mainland WWTP property at 57 Main Street.

 

There will be no traffic restrictions on Main Street.  Traffic flow through the work zone will be maintained at all times for emergency vehicles and school busses.  There will, however, be some disruption to the traffic flow at Godshall Drive and Freed Road. 

 

The masonry headworks building will house new equipment to improve the wastewater treatment process.  The contractor for the building is Hickes Associates, Inc. of Alexandria PA.  The construction is anticipated to begin on the Authority's property located at 57 Main Street by the end of August.

 

UPDATE:

 

AS OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, The Forcemain Project has been delayed until further notice. Updates will be provided when a revised construction start date becomes available to the Authority.

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

Recently, the Township received information from the Montgomery County Commissioner's Office regarding the replacement of 35 bridges throughout the County (Please see link below). Of these bridges, the Camp Wawa Bridge is on the list as having the engineering contract approved. The Bergey Mill Road bridge is currently undergoing an historical and architectural study of the area. If you wish to contact a member of the Montgomery County Roads & Bridges, their direct number is: 610-278-3612.

 

COUNTY BRIDGES UPDATE

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

Main Street at Harleysville Pike Intersection:

Road Widening & Structure Improvement Project

UPDATE

The SR 63 Roadway and Structure continues to progress this fall.  The project is continuing with the utility line and pole relocations prior to being able to start the physical roadway widening.  The structure widening and geosynthetic reinforced slope is constructed which was a significant effort. Much of this is below the roadway grade so you may not realize the extent of the work that is completed.  Roadway widening, pedestrian accommodations/sidewalk, utility relocations, and drainage improvements are just a few of the many components of this project. This project has been partially funded through the Multimodal Transportation Fund Grant program offered through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)/

Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). Flyway Excavating, Inc. is the prime contractor for the project. The planned schedule for completion is projected to be May of 2018 as a result of the weather delays that were experienced in 2017, including the need for electrical utility contractors to assist Florida in their Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.  The Township is appreciative of your patience at this critical location while construction is occurring. We all look forward to the finished product.

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

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

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 an opening 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 Joe Czajkowski 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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