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News Archive
ATTENTION
DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH RESIDENTS Doylestown Borough Council is accepting applications from Borough residents to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.  
The United Veterans of Doylestown are hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Doylestown Borough is seeking a summer laborer to perform various maintenance duties (cut grass, paint, collect trash, etc.) in the Borough. Salary: $10.00/hr., approximately 40 hours/week, for three months. PA driver’s license is required. Doylestown Borough is an E.O.E.  
January 24, 2017
Employment Opportunities
 
The Annual Doylestown Arts Festival and the Thompson Bucks County Classic Bike Race  will be held on Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2016. Often described as “Bucks County’s Biggest Weekend” these events will result in road closures and detours in Doylestown Borough.
Doylestown Borough is seeking applicants for a part-time Parking Enforcement Officer. Starting wage is $15.69/hour. Hours are Thursday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Will also fill-in as needed for absences of other Parking Enforcement Officers.
The Borough of Doylestown, PA is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Code Enforcement Officer
The Borough of Doylestown is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on Borough Council for Ward 3.  Residents of Ward 3 who have lived there on or prior to April 15, 2015 and are interested in serving should submit a letter of interest and a resume to John H. Davis, Manager, Doylestown Borough, 57 West Court Street, Doylestown, Pa., 18901.  Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2016.
DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH PARK AND RECREATION BOARD  
Borough Dam, Boro Mill Hill Rd. and E. State St.  
Doylestown Borough Council tonight approved a new contract with Chalfont and Central Bucks Regional Police Benevolent Associations completing the final step in making the new, expanded Central Bucks Regional Police Department a reality.
No Parking will be strictly enforced once the Mayor declares a snow emergency. If owners of illegally parked cars cannot be located the cars will be ticketed and towed.
Plowing the public streets when it snows can be a monumental task, and Borough crews work around the clock to clear the snow. We know residents are anxious to have their streets thoroughly cleared. The Borough first plows major streets for emergency vehicle passage as the highest priority. After that, clearing side streets is the next priority.  Once all the streets are passable, then crews work on clearing snow from intersections and parking spaces. In major storms, in order to clear the downtown streets and meter parking spaces, we use large construction equipment to load snow on dump trucks to haul it out of the center of town.
It’s that time of year again. The 2015 local earned income tax return filing deadline is approaching. The due date is extended to Monday April 18 this year because Washington DC is commemorating Emancipation Day on Friday April 15.
Christmas tree recycling Januatry 1 through January 15.
The Adopted 2016 Budget is now available on the web
LEAF PICK UP
Borough Leaf Collection Doylestown is one of the few towns that collect resident’s leaves curb-side at no charge. If this public service was “privatized,” it would likely cost each resident hundreds of dollars in leaf-hauling charges every year. So that the Borough can continue to provide this free service in these tough economic times, we ask Borough residents to follow three simple rules when placing your leaves out for pickup.
The Doylestown Revitalization Board, an advisory board to Borough Council whose mission is to develop services and strategies that preserve and enhance Doylestown as a vital community for all who live, work, or visit here is undertaking a series of community surveys to solicit feedback as to how we can make the Borough a better place to live and work.

 
September 24, 2015

Request for Sealed Bids

Snow Blower Attachment – Self Contained

Purchase Description

The Borough of Doylestown is seeking sealed bids for a new backhoe-mountable self-contained snow blower attachment. The self-powered snow blower attachment must be capable of being mounted on the front loader arms of a 2014 Case Super 580 Backhoe via a disconnect system (backhoe not included this bid request). The requested specifications are as follows:

Doylestown Borough Council is again bringing representatives from Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (BHWP) to the Doylestown Farmers Market to provide information about the benefits of using native plants for landscaping.

 
The Annual Doylestown Arts Festival  and the Thompson Bucks County Classic Bike Race  will be held this weekend on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. Often described as “Bucks County’s Biggest Weekend” these events will result in road closures and detours in Doylestown Borough.
Fanny Chapman is goin to the dogs!  Fido Float! Saturday, September 12th!
Arts and Crafts and Games programs will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in celebration of Independence Day Doylestown Borough offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd  in celebration of Independence Day. Fanny Chapman Pool will be open.
Doylestown Borough is seeking applicants for a full-time Permit Clerk/Administrative Clerk at Borough Hall.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regional Police Study for Doylestown, New Britain and Chalfont Boroughs Chalfont Borough Council in considering the possibility of joining the Central Bucks Regional Police Department, recently commissioned a study by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development of what such a Department would look like
Surplus Equipment Auction
Sealed Bids Accepted Until:    June 26, 2015

 
Doylestown Sounds of Summer Concert Series Celebrates 20 Years
Doylestown Township and Borough is proud to present the 2015 Sounds of Summer Concert Series, celebrating 20 years of excellence.  This year’s line-up features eight different entertainers as follows:
CHALFONT BOROUGH TOWN HALL MEETING TO DISCUSS POLICE REGIONALIZATION
WHEN:    JUNE 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
WHERE:    DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.
The Mayor’s Property Stewardship Award
Fall 2015 Doylestown Borough is home to many proud residents and prosperous businesses. Twice yearly, the Revitalization Board of the Borough plans to acknowledge the outstanding stewardship of dedicated property owners through an award presentation during a Borough Council meeting.  
Request for Proposals
The Borough of Doylestown is seeking written proposals from qualified painting contractors for the re-painting of the town’s historic-type 10’ tall streetlight poles.


 
Doylestown Borough and Central Bucks Bicycle Club co-sponsor Seventh Annual Ride of Silence Cyclists of all ages and skill levels will begin gathering at Central Bucks West High School student parking lot as early as 6pm on May 20th for Doylestown’s 6th Annual Ride of Silence at 7pm.
Tree branch pick-up will be provided for Borough residents Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, 2015 (weather permitting). *Please note that pre-registration for this service is required. Residents must contact Doylestown Borough at 215-345-4140 no later than 4:30 pm on Friday May 8, 2015 to arrange for pick-up. Please place cut ends toward the street. Branches are limited to 5” in diameter.

 
Need ideas for wet spots in your yard? Want to get involved in a one day community volunteer project? Love gardening or birds and butterflies? Curious about what a ‘rain garden’ is?
If you answered yes to any of these questions? We need you! 

 
The Arts & Crafts Program at Burpee Park returns again in July. Spanning over 25  years, it is the longest running recreational program in the Borough! 
 
   
The Outdoor Games Program at Burpee Park returns in July for another fun filled summer of play. The program director this year is David Rogers who is an elementary physical education teacher in the Central Bucks School District.
2015 Spring Scenic Stroll The Doylestown Borough Parks and Recreation Board extends an invitation to participate in the 2015 SpringI Scenic Stroll. Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, or bring a friend. You don't have to be a senior to join us on Wednesdays for an invigorating walk around town or in our local park system.
Please consider completing a brief survey from Doylestown Hospital. The Hospital is launching this research initiative in an effort to serve you, and the community as a whole, better and more personally. The Hospital wants to hear about what you need and what you care about. Let's build a healthier Central Bucks community together!
At the recent Central Bucks Regional Police Department Town Meeting, Borough planners gave a power point presentation regarding efforts to address serious deficiencies with the Department’s current headquarters, located on the lower level of Borough Hall.
Central Bucks Regional Police Department invites you to join us at our first “Town Hall” Commission meeting.  Come and gather valuable information as we present the success and challenges of our first year as a regional police department.
 
 In anticipation of the incoming winter storm, Doylestown Mayor Strouse has declared that effective 6:00am Monday January 26, 2015, a Snow Emergency will be in effect for Doylestown Borough.
Clear your walk and clear the fire hydrants near your home. Remember – Borough law requires that property owners remove snow and ice from their sidewalks within 10 hours after the end of the snowfall. Over night snowfall must be removed by 10 am the next morning. Repeated failure to clear walks seriously endangers those who use the sidewalks and may subject property owners to citations.
Residents should be aware that Power Home Remodeling has had their solicitation permit revoked for soliciting a home that was on the Do Not Solicit list. If you are solicited by this company at your home you should call the police.
Christmas Tree Recycling for Borough Residents
The Public Works Department is now accepting resident's cut Christmas trees at the designated drop-off area, outside the Public Works gate at 300 Harvey Avenue, from now through January 16th, 2015. We can accept cut evergreen Christmas trees only which should be free of plastic or metal bits as they will be run through a chipper for recycling.
Residential Parking permits and Guest Passes now available for 2015
Attention Doylestown Borough Ward Three Residents
The Borough of Doylestown is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on Borough Council for Ward 3.  Residents of Ward 3 who have lived there on or prior to April 15, 2014 and are interested in serving should submit a letter of interest and a resume to John H. Davis, Manager, Doylestown Borough, 57 West Court Street, Doylestown, Pa., 18901.  Applications will be accepted until November 28, 2014.

 
ACCESS BOROUGH COUNCIL PACKETS ONLINE Doylestown Borough, the 2013 recipient of the Open Book Award for Transparency in Local Government from the Suburban Realtors Alliance, is proud to announce a new initiative that will allow public access to the same materials provided to Borough Council Members for the monthly Council meeting. Starting with the November 17, 2014 meeting, these packets can be accessed at www.doylestownborough.net.  Simply go to the Public Meetings Calendar on the home page and click on the Council Agenda link.  On the Agenda, you will see a link to the packet.  Simply copy and paste this link into your browser to access pending ordinances, monthly reports, and information about other issues under consideration by Council.
PART-TIME PARKING DEPARTMENT CLERK
Doylestown Borough is seeking applicants for a part-time Parking Department
Clerk. Starting wage is $14.93/hour. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Borough Leaf Collection Doylestown is one of the few towns that collect resident’s leaves curb-side at no charge. If this public service was “privatized,” it would likely cost each resident hundreds of dollars in leaf-hauling charges every year. So that the Borough can continue to provide this free service in these tough economic times, we ask Borough residents to follow three simple rules when placing your leaves out for pickup. Collection Map and Schedule 2014
ATTENTION DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH RESIDENTS Doylestown Borough Council is accepting applications from Borough residents to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission and the Dog Park Advisory Board.  
 
The Annual Doylestown Arts Festival, Bucks County Classic Bike Race, and Thompson Organization Criterium of Doylestown Bike Race   will be held this weekend on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14. Often described as “Bucks County’s Biggest Weekend” these events will result in road closures and detours in Doylestown Borough.On Saturday, between 7am and 7pm, the Arts Festival will result in the following road closures:
Doylestown Borough officials along with those of other impacted municipalities in the area, met with PECO this week and received a preview of a plan to address power reliability concerns in the Borough and elsewhere. September 29, 2014: Central Bucks West High School, 375 Court St., Doylestown
   
Simultaneous Chess Match in Doylestown
Doylestown Borough’s First Saturday Chess will end its ninth outdoor season Saturday September 6, with a simultaneous chess match which will begin at 11:30 a.m.  In a simultaneous chess match, a single player plays against several chess enthusiasts at one time. Participation in the simultaneous match is not mandatory.  There will be other boards available for casual games.

 
Doylestown Borough Park and Recreation Board
Fall 2014 Scenic Stroll The Doylestown Borough Parks and Recreation Board extends an invitation to participate in the 2014 Fall Scenic Stroll. Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, or bring a friend. You don't have to be a senior to join us on Wednesdays for an invigorating walk around town or in our local park system. Click here for dates and times  
   
As hurricane season approaches take a few minutes and prepare. Watch this short view filmed right here in Doylestown: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyLjsDgmwrQ

 
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SPRAY ADULT MOSQUITOES AUGUST 26 IN DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH

The Bucks County Health Department, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), will conduct a limited adult mosquito control spray in Doylestown Borough on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at approximately 8:15 p.m. weather permitting. A rain date for this spray will be Wednesday, 8/27/14.

 
Public Works Department – Laborer
Doylestown Borough has an opening for an individual who has knowledge and experience in street paving, concrete work, water repairs, and general public works. Equipment operating experience, 10-ton truck driving experience, and CDL are required. Starting rate is $22.86/hour, with an excellent benefits package.

 
As you may be aware,  a number of adult mosquitoes have tested positive for
West Nile virus including some in Doylestown Borough.  In fact, neighboring
Doylestown Township is one of many local areas where the population of West
Nile infected mosquitos has grown to levels that require large scale control
measures in the form of spraying, tentatively scheduled for August 18th.
spraying.
Learn To Ride & Ride With A Pro
Tuesday, August 26 • 6- 7:30 pm • Central Bucks YMCA
• Open to boys and girls ages 5 to 12
The event is one of a series of weekly Historic Doylestown Cemetery Walking Tours. Over 150 years of local history, presented by local experts and costumed re-enactors, is shared during the tours. Blending stories from the past, nature lore and even Halloween fun, the tours are conducted from April through December. Visit www.doylestowncemetery.com for more information.
The Borough has several Kill-A-Watt electrical usage meters to loan for free to any interested Borough resident. Connect your appliances into the Kill-A-Watt and assess how efficient they are.

 
Lolly & YoYo  ( interactive play)
Where: Lenape Middle School Auditorium, Doylestown, PA
When: Thursday, July 10, 10:15 a.m.
For: Area children ( elementary age & possibly pre-school age)
Free

 
What do you do with household hazardous wastes in your home when it is necessary to dispose of them? Your waste hauler does not want hazardous waste mixed in with your household trash nor does he want any liquids for that matter. Therefore, you may have begun to wonder what is the proper way to dispose of this material? If so, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program is for you.
As part of the Doylestown Borough/Township Summer Concert Series, on Sunday June 29 the Philly Party Band (the “Ultimate Party Band”) will entertain with everything from Big Band to Disco to current Top 40 hits. Then we’ll light up the evening sky with fireworks.

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Acme Market in the Doylestown Shopping Center is proposing to add a 30 seat cafe restaurant  to their store that serves beer and to offer beer for take-out  purchase. To do this they need to get a liquor licence. To accomplish this, they are proposing to transfer into the Borough a liquor licence currently  owned by the now closed Buffalo Grill in Buckingham.



 
The Doylestown Memorial Day Parade starts at CB West, goes east on West Court Street, east on West State Street, north on North Main Street to the Doylestown Cemetery for service.

 
We are pleased to now offer the option of free and secure online payment of your water bill.
Arts and Crafts Program Full.  Registration is closed The Arts & Crafts Program at Burpee Park returns again in July. Spanning over 25  years, it is the longest running recreational program in the Borough!  The registration form for this popular program is available  both online at  www.doylestownborough.net and at the Borough Office at 57 West Court Street. Registration is full for 2014.
DEP is hosting a public information session to provide area residents and businesses information regarding our agency’s efforts to address groundwater and soil contamination at the Dutch Maid Cleaners site, 191 S. Clinton Street in Doylestown Borough, Bucks County. When:      Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7 p.m.
               
Where:     Doylestown Borough Hall
                 57 W. Court St., Doylestown, PA  18901
Doylestown Borough Council will consider an ordinance creating a four-way stop intersection at North and Spruce Streets at their May 19, 2014 meeting. Prior to this meeting, Council’s Public Safety Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Borough Hall, 57 West Court Street, to discuss the stop sign ordinance. If you have any questions or concerns about the proposed four-way stop intersection, we encourage you to attend the May 14th meeting. You may also contact Borough Manager, John Davis, at 215.345.4140 or jdavis@doylestownborough.net.
Strutt Your Mutt with Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs!   Kentucky Derby Day Dog Parade & Celebration, Saturday, May 3rd.

ATTENTION DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH RESIDENTS Doylestown Borough Council is accepting applications from Borough residents to fill vacancies on the Environmental Advisory Council, Fanny Chapman Pool Board, Historical and Architectural Review Board, and the Human Relations Commission. Council is also seeking students who are residents of the Borough, 15-18 years of age, who will be High School Sophomores or Juniors in May 2014, interested in serving as a student member of the Fanny Chapman Swimming Pool Board, Park and Recreation Board, Historical and Architectural Review Board, or the Shade Tree Commission. Student members will be able to gain familiarity with local government operations while providing input on matters before the Borough.

Doylestown Borough Council is accepting applications from Borough residents to fill volunteer vacancies on the Environmental Advisory Council, Fanny Chapman Pool Board, Historical and Architectural Review Board, and the Human Relations Commission, and student volunteers
Celebrate Arbor Day! Doylestown Borough residents are invited to stop by the Farmers’ Market this Saturday between 7 and noon for our annual free tree give away, accompanied this year by free mosquito “dunk” treatments for preventing mosquito larva in birdbaths and tick tubes to treat your yard.
Seniors & Handicapped Persons Fishing Day: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8 a.m.
The Outdoor Games Program at Burpee Park returns in July for another fun filled summer of play. The program begins on Tuesday, July 1 and continues on weekdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. through Thursday, July 31. There will be no program on Friday, July 4. A seasonal fee of $20.00 per child will be charged.  
Borough Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, to consider a plan for traffic calming improvements on East State Street and East Ashland Street.
Turn in your UNUSED, UNNEEDED OR EXPIRED medications for safe disposal Free and Anonymous, Saturday, April 26, 2014  10am – 2pm  Drop Off Locations
PECO Open House
Wednesday March 26, 2014
6:30 to 8pm
Central Bucks West High School Cafeteria

 
Join us this summer for the ninth year of First Saturday Chess. This free program is open to players of all ages and abilities and provides an opportunity for any participant to enjoy a great game in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Chess sets are provided, but feel free to bring your own lucky set. 
ATTENTION
DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH RESIDENTS Doylestown Borough Council is accepting applications from Borough residents to fill vacancies on the Fanny Chapman Pool Board, Historical and Architectural Review Board, Human Relations Commission, and the Revitalization Board.
Annual Boro Dam Fishing Derby's Celebration Raffle
The Public Works crews continue to haul snow from the narrow and busy streets in the central part of town and are working their way outward.  The projected warmer weather is helping soften the ice mounds and the crews are using backhoes to break up the glacier-like piles.
February 14, 2014
The Public Works Department continues to clean up Doylestown after severe recent storms.  We will be hauling snow from specific streets downtown today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). The streets being hauled today, Court Street between Broad and Main, and State Street between Broad and Clinton, have been or will be completed by 3:00 p.m., and normal parking and traffic may resume immediately thereafter. The streets designated for clean up and hauling tomorrow (Saturday):  South Main Street between State and Ashland, Broad Street between Main and State, East Oakland between Main and Pine, and Donaldson Street, will have parking restrictions from 5:00 a.m. until completion at or around 1:00 p.m.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with parking and travel restrictions so that we can get downtown Doylestown back open.  
February 13, 2014
Thank you for your unprecedented cooperation in respecting snow emergency routes, removing your vehicles from the streets, and limiting your travel. We are currently enjoying a brief respite before snow begins to fall again. This is allowing our crews to address side streets, apply more of our plentiful supply of salt, and widen primary streets before round two begins in earnest. We ask for your continued patience in refraining from all but emergency travel, respecting snow emergency routes, and keeping your vehicles off the streets. If you are currently parked on the street, we ask that you consider moving your vehicles while it is still possible for us to plow the snow left behind. Be aware that we are continuing to enforce the snow emergency routes and other no parking zones and will continue to do so into tomorrow. Although streets are accessible to appropriate vehicles at this time, travel is still treacherous. Venture out only in an emergency and exercise extreme caution. Our crews will be fully prepared when round two of the snowfall commences later today. Provided the storm end as predicted, we will commence snow hauling operations on East Court Street (Main to Broad) and State Street (Clinton to Broad) tomorrow (Friday) morning at 7am, and hope to complete these operations by 3pm. Parking will be restored as it is possible as these operations progress.
Snow Emergency Route Map  
With the anticipated arrival of a major winter storm, Doylestown Mayor Strouse has declared a Snow Emergency, effective at 2100 Hours (9:00PM) Wednesday February 12, 2014 and continuing until at least 3:00PM Friday.   Cars parked along designated Snow Emergency Routes must be moved off these roads prior to 9:00pm or face possible citation and towing.  Travel on these routes is also restricted to vehicles with snow tires, chains, or 4-wheel drive.
Snow Hauling on Harvey Ave. and Hamilton St. Tomorrow (Wednesday Feb 12th) The Public Works Department is continuing to clean-up after the 3 winter storms in the past 8 days and in anticipation of more snow.  Crews are attempting to push-back and haul snow piles that have been left behind around town.  In anticipation of the next storm, we will be hauling snow off of Hamilton Street and Harvey Avenue beginning at 7am Wednesday, February 12th (Tomorrow).  These narrow streets will be posted with no-parking signs today in anticipation of these operations.  Please assist us in clearing these streets and find alternative parking during the daytime on Wednesday.  These snow hauling operations will be completed by 3:00pm Wednesday and parking may resume. But please note that parking on-street during snow storms prevents us from plowing back to the curb and results in large piles left in the parking spaces and narrowed travel lanes.   New Snow Emergency Declaration Anticipated for Wednesday Night through Thursday 
Storm Debris Drop-Off Location The Borough is providing a drop-off location for storm debris such as branches and wood at the Harvey Avenue Maintenance yard.  A bin for sticks and branches (ONLY)  is located outside the main gate on the North end of Harvey Avenue  (this is the same location as the fall leaf, and Christmas tree drop offs).   Please limit your deposited materials to tree branches ONLY as this will need to pass through a wood chipper.  No building materials, metal, or inorganic materials will be accepted and only Borough residents may deposit debris.    

Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal¬ burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
  • The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
  • If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.
  • Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold – Preparedness and Response: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

The County of Bucks is preparing a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a trail along the Upper Neshaminy Creek extending from Twin Streams Park in Chalfont south to the Forks of the Neshaminy in Rushland.   Our steering committee is comprised of various organizations interested in accommodating an active community and we invite you to join us in designing this important trail system.

On Tuesday, January 28th, the County will present an overview of the proposed trail route based

An important mesage from your sewer service provider Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority.

Effective January 1, 2014, Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority (BCWSA)  will be taking over their sewer billing from Doylestown Borough and customers will begin receiving two separate bills. Water bills will continue to be issued by Doylestown Borough and BCWSA will send a separate bill for sewer service.

In addition to taking over the sewer billing, BCWSA will also be moving from the current quarterly billing system to monthly billing that will also be effective January 1, 2014.  Due to Doylestown Borough's system of quarterly billing, BCWSA customers will receive their first sewer bill in January 2014 for one, two or three months of sewer service (depending  on their cycle) to close out 2013.

The results are in and incredibly the response rate to Doylestown Community Survey #2:" A Walkable Community" exceeded that of the first survey. Sponsored by the Doylestown Revitalization Board, this outreach is the second in a series of surveys seeking input from you on important issues facing our community. Look for our next survey focusing on cycling after the new year.
A recovering economy, five years of budget austerity, and cost savings from police regionalization and a new labor agreement, have allowed the 2014 Doylestown Borough Preliminary  Budget to hold the line on taxes and rates.  This was accomplished while preserving all Borough programs and services, and addressing major Public Works and Water facility challenges.  Even with the recovery of key revenues, however, austerity  remains the watchword with modest operating expenditure increases and a capital budget well below the Borough's 20-year average.
DOYLESTOWN, PA – Dec. 16, 2013 – The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance announced today that Doylestown Borough is the recipient of the organization’s annual “Open Book Award for Transparency in Local Government.” The borough was chosen from 238 municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania for its efforts to provide residents and local businesses with detailed, up-to-date information about public meetings, proposed ordinances, borough finances and existing rules and regulations.
The Central Bucks Regional Police Department will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday January 17th from 2 to 7 p.m. at Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 W. Court St.  Complete info available here.
 
Residential Stickers and Guest Parking Passes for 2014 are now available. Please stop at the Doylestown Borough Parking Department, located in the lower level of Borough Hall at 57 W Court St, Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm to renew your permits. Please remember to bring the current vehicle registration for each vehicle registered to your address. Beginning February 1, 2014, any resident displaying an expired residential permit or expired guest pass will be subject to a $50 fine.
 
Volunteers Wanted! We have vacancies on the Performing Arts Council, Fanny Chapman Pool Board, Historical and Architectural Review Board (must be an architect), Human Relations Commission, Park and Recreation Board, and the Revitalization Board.
Collection Map and Schedule 2013 Borough Leaf Collection Doylestown is one of the few towns that collect resident’s leaves curb-side at no charge. If this public service was “privatized,” it would likely cost each resident hundreds of dollars in leaf-hauling charges every year. So that the Borough can continue to provide this free service in these tough economic times, we ask Borough residents to follow three simple rules when placing your leaves out for pickup. 

The Biggest Weekend in Bucks County – September 7 and 8, 2013

Doylestown Arts Festival and Thompson Bucks County Classic Draw Thousands to Doylestown

 

Flood Map Changes

Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently proposed addition or modification of Special Flood Hazard Areas, the areas that would be inundated by the base (1-percent-annual-chance) flood; base flood elevations or depths; zone designations; or regulatory floodways. If you live in an area that is a Special Flood Hazard Area this may effect your insurance rates.
The Doylestown Borough Parks and Recreation Board extends an invitation to participate in the 2013 Fall Scenic Strolls.
The review included two public meetings attended by representatives of the Humane Society, the Doylestown Dog Park Committee, local animal trainers, and interested members of the general public.
Bucks has had some mosquitos test positive for West Nile already this year, so please act now to protect yourself, your family and your neighbors from this disease!
The 2013 Household Hazardous Waste and old Electronics collection for Central Bucks will take place this Saturday, July 27 from 9am to 3pm and Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road.
Mandatory Installation of Replacement Water Meters and Meter Interface Unit
The Sounds of Summer series continues Wednesday with a performance by the Fabulous Greaseband.
Magic show this Thursday, July 11!   The AMAZING TADDO will perform a magic show  at the Lenape Middle School Auditorium.

Due to the forecast for potential volatile weather the Concert & Fireworks scheduled for June 30th has been postponed to the rain date of Sunday, July 7, 2013 same time, same place.

The new pedestrian crossing on South Main Street is complete. Take a look  
Once again Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township will be hosting a series of free outdoor concerts in Chapman and Central Parks.
Public invited to the dedication of the stormwater educational signage at the Mercer Museum.  Saturday,  June 8, 10 a.m. Rain or Shine.
The 2013 Memorial Day Parade 1s  Monday, May 27.  The parade is sponsored each year by the United Veterans of Doylestown.  Jim McComb, president, will be the Parade Marshal. 
Memorial Day Parade Schedule: 
8:00 am   Flag raising at the courthouse by Veterans of Foreign War
9:00 am   Flag raising at War Memorial Field by Marine Corps League:
10:00 am Parade begins at West Court Street and Lafayette
12:00 noon  Ceremony honoring Veterans and those who have died in battle
Fanny Chapman Memorial Pools kicks off its 86th summer swim season Saturday, May 25, 2013.  Each season the pools hosts family and individual swim memberships, swim lessons for all ages, and swim and dive teams. 
Ride of Silence,  Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 6:30PM
C.B. West War Memorial Field Lot (Memorial Drive between Court & State, Doylestown) Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced 6-mile ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways
Doylestown Borough Seniors and Handicapped Individuals Free Fishing Day

Borough Dam - Chapman Park    

ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday, May 4, 2013  

(Rain Date Sunday, May 5, 2013)  

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement establishes a regional police department to serve Doylestown Borough and New Britain Borough. Read the agreement here.
The 38th season of the Doylestown Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, April 20th from 7 AM to noon, rain or shine. An open air venue located on Hamilton St. between W. State St. and Oakland Ave. in the heart of Doylestown Borough. 
Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 6th at 11 a.m. for the Crossroads Historical Marker. Leaders and several professional Native American dancers and drummers will be present to honor the Lenape Native trails that became known as the Doylestown crossroads of State and Main Streets (now Interstate Rts. 202 and 611).
March 19, 2013
Fishing Program Cleanup Day: Saturday, March 16. Join with people from our local community at 8:00 a.m., Saturday March 16th to clean up the park and get it ready for opening day.
Doylestown is an exciting place to be in the summer! Borough Park and Recreation Programs including summer arts and crafts, outdoor games for children, tennis, concerts, a series of summer children shows, chess and
Borough Council is seeking students who are Borough residents, 15-18 years of age, who will be High School Sophomores or Juniors in May 2013, to serve as a student member of the Fanny Chapman Swimming Pool Board, Historical and Architectural Review Board, Park and Recreation Board, or the Shade Tree Commission (May 2013-April 2014), or as the Junior Borough Councilperson (September 2013-May 2014).
Doylestown Borough Council is pleased to announce that its new website is now online and ready to serve the community. This new
 site is an online Borough Hall, open 24/7, to provide immediate information and services to our residents, businesses, and visitors.
The first day of fishing at the Dam this year will be March 30th, 2013. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and water ice will be served. The event is free to attend!
The Borough of Doylestown will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. on March 1, 2013, for the Installation of Replacement Water Meters and Meter Interface Units.
On Monday, October 28, 2013, the Central Bucks Regional Police
Commission approved a four-year labor agreement with the Doylestown
Borough Police Association and the New Britain Borough Police Benevolent
Association paving the way for the launch of the Central Bucks Regional
Police Department on January 1, 2014.

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