September 20, 2017
Doylestown Borough is currently under coverage of an NPDES MS4 General Permit. The permit is required to allow the discharge of stormwater from the Borough storm sewer system to surface waters of the Commonwealth. The permit expires March 15, 2018. In order to maintain coverage of the Borough storm sewer system,
Kids love riding bikes - and some of us never lose the joy we felt as five-year-olds on two wheels! Doylestown Borough Council has given its support to build a family-friendly pump track in Chapman Park.
The Borough's Zoning Hearing Board held meetings on June 5th, June 22nd, July 31st, August 3rd and September 13th & 14th for the proposed cell phone antennas in various locations throughout the Borough. Crown Castle is proposing to install 44 of these "nodes" on utility poles. The next hearing dates are as follows: Wednesday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 West Court Street. Thursday, September 28th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Bucks County Free Library, 150 S. Pine Street. Wednesday, October 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 West Court Street Monday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 West Court Street Wednesday, October 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 West Court Street
The installation and activation this week of 437 IPS ‟smart” single-space parking meters completes a process begun in early 2015 to upgrade the Borough’s parking meter system with state of the art, user-friendly technology.
The Borough of Doylestown recently received applications for the installation of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) "nodes" throughout the Borough. These nodes are cylinder-shaped broadband antennae that are smaller and have lesser coverage area than the typical large towers you are probably familiar with. The intent of these nodes is to supplement and enhance existing broadband coverage, in this case on behalf of Verizon. Because of the shorter range, the applicant has proposed an overall plan to install 44 of these nodes on existing and proposed utility poles throughout the Borough as shown on the attached map. Installations on existing poles would typically involve an extension of the pole height. These installations do not comply with the Doylestown Borough Zoning Ordinance and the applications were consequently denied. Crown Castle LLC, the applicant has appealed the legality and validity of the Borough Ordinance and alternatively requested relief from the Borough's Zoning Hearing Board to permit the installations. There is a public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 5 at 7:00 PM at Lenape Middle School, 313 West State Street. We urge you to attend this important meeting. Below is a link to Crown Castle's location map. If you're interested in viewing a particular application, you can click on that location in the map.
in July for another fun filled summer.
BOROUGH'S ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL INTERVIEWS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ABOUT MOSQUITO SPRAYING PROGRAM
In September of 2012, the Bucks County Department of Health applied pesticide spray in areas of Doylestown Borough in an effort to kill adult mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus. Due to concerns raised by members of the community, the Borough's Environmental Advisory Council conducted an interview with William Roth, the County's Director of Environmental Health. The interview addressed four main topics: (1) The details of the County's Integrated Pest Management Program, (2) The Borough's participation in the program, (3) Concerns regarding pesticide spray, and (4) Steps residents can take to limit the need for pesticide spray in the future.
The Doylestown Borough Planning Commission hosted a presentation by Bucks County Planning Commission Staff of the CROSS KEYS LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION STUDY on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. A copy of the presentation is available here.
Doylestown Borough has adopted an ordinance that affects the sale of owner-occupied residential properties. The new ordinance requires a site inspection and Occupancy Certificate whenever an owner-occupied residential property is sold. The inspection covers basic safety and property maintenance code compliance and is not meant to take the place of a private home inspection. A copy of the application can be found at this link: http://www.doylestownborough.net/…/RESIDENTIAL%20U%20AND%20…
If you have questions about the application process, please contact our Building & Zoning Department.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has affirmed Doylestown Borough's long-term AA bond rating with a Stable Outlook.
The 2017 Doylestown Borough Budget embodies Borough Council’s commitment to the provision of a wide range of high-quality public services in a cost effective manner by holding the line on taxes while preserving all programs. In addition, Council will continue ...
The Central Bucks Regional Police Department, in cooperation with Doylestown Borough, has installed a Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box.
The Emerald Ash Borer and the threat to our Ash trees
The Body-Camera Collaboration announces the launch of an estimated 90-day trial period for body-worn cameras (BWCs). The pilot program will begin on July 27, 2016. The BWCs will be deployed in Chalfont Borough, Doylestown Borough, New Britain Borough, and Warminster Township.
Inside Out expands across the Philadelphia region, bringing more pop-up art installations to more neighborhoods. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is launching the 2016 season of Inside Out, a major arts initiative that brings high-quality reproductions of Museum masterpieces into communities throughout the city and region.
Doylestown Borough Council is pleased to announce that Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has upgraded the Borough’s bond rating to AA from AA- in its latest Surveillance Report.
Doylestown Fire Company seeking volunteers.
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