Contact Information

Buckingham Township

Township Office
4613 Hughesian Drive
P.O. Box 413
Buckingham, PA 18912

Phone : (215) 794-8834
Fax : (215) 794-8837
contact@buckinghampa.org

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Police Department

Emergency:  9-1-1

Non-Emergency Police Dispatch
(215) 348-7400 

Police Department: (215) 794-8813
Fax: (215) 794-9081 
police@buckinghampa.org -
(Not to be used for immediate police response) 

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Building & Codes Department

Phone : (215) 794-8836
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Water & Wastewater Department

Emergency : (215) 794-8854

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Meeting Minutes And Agendas

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Board of Supervisors
9/20/2017 7:30 PM

DRAFT AGENDA

September 20, 2017

(distributed 9/15/17; 2:08 p.m.)

 

Swearing in of Police Officer Rick Hazelett

 

Call to Order 7:30 p.m.

 

1.          Public Comment (Maximum 30 minutes)

 

2.         Board's Announcements:

             -  Park and Recreation presents free movies at Hansell Park. The next one is scheduled September 29th at  6:30 pm "Hotel Transylvania 2."

             -  Free Leaf Waste bags are available at the township building now through December 1st. Bags will be picked up according to your location/section, between October 23 to November 16.  See the township website for details.

- Keep Buckingham Beautiful– October 21 and 22. Bring your household trash to the Township Maintenance Building at 4991 Upper Mountain Road between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Free shredding is offered from 9-12 only on Saturday, October 21st.

-  Board of Supervisors fall/winter meeting schedule: October 11th Work Session Only. Work Sessions and Regular Business Meetings will be held on:  October 25, November 15 and December 20.  All other meeting dates have been cancelled.

 

3.         Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending September 3, 2017 and September 17, 2017, and the Bill List for the meeting of September 20, 2017.

 

4.         Consideration of approving draft Supervisor's Minutes of the August 30, 2017 Work Session and August 30, 2017 Regular Business Meeting.

 

5.         Consideration of accepting various Departmental Minutes and Advisory Body Minutes.

 

6.         The Chief Administrative Officer to advise the Board of Supervisors the expected Financial Obligation for the (MMO) Minimum Municipal Obligations for Non-Uniformed Pension Plan and the Police Pension Plan for the Year 2018.

 

7.         Consideration of approvingResolution No. 2338, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Setting Appointments to the Zoning Hearing Board.

 

8.         Consideration of approvingResolution No. 2339, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham Township, Replacing Resolution No. 2334, Establishing a Fee Schedule of Subdivision and Land Development, Zoning, Building and Other Fees.

 

9.         Consideration of accepting the Agreement to Extend the Residential Development Contract to September 30, 2018, covering "Verrichia Tract," Township File SA 2006-04.

 

10.       Consideration of accepting the Agreement to Extend the Residential Development Contract and Water and Sanitary Sewer Development Agreement to October 8, 2018, covering “Upper Mountain Estates”, Township File SA 2001-08.

 

11.       Consideration of accepting the Agreement to Extend the Land Development Agreement to October 13, 2018, covering “Central Bucks East High School Improvements”, Township File LD 2009-02.

 

12.       Escrow Releases:

 

Mill Creek Ridge (Smith-Pfeiffer), Site, Township File SA 2001-05C

Release #7, Site

$244,076.62 recommended for release

Phillips Tract (Surrey Hill), Township File SA 2002-06A

Release #12, Site

$122,336.88 recommended for release

Upper Mountain Estates,

Township File SA 2001-08

Release #6, Site

$_______________ recommended for release

 

 

13. Additional Business / Manager’s Items:

      -  Consideration of accepting the Planning Services Agreement for Trails Planning, between the County of Bucks and Buckingham Township, with a total cost for services of $9,000.00.

 

 

 

Township History

Bucks County is one of the three "Founder's Counties" defined and named by William Penn in 1682. Land claimants soon filled the townships in the southernmost part of the county, and in or about 1700, Buckingham Township was opened to settlement.

Physically, Buckingham is the biggest township in the county, covering 33 square miles. Its geography is dominated by Buckingham Mountain which rises to a height of 520 feet, but its landscape is characterized by gently rolling countryside. Blessed by many streams and rich soil, it has yielded bountiful harvests for 300 years.

Prior to European settlement, this area was the home of the Lenni Lenape Indians, and many of our place names - Lahaska, Holicong and Neshaminy, for example - reflect the cadence of their language. Coming at Penn's invitation, English and Welsh Quakers were the principal pioneers in the Township. However, many German-speaking dissenters from high church orthodoxy were also early settlers in the county. As a consequence, the wonderful old stone houses and barns so typical of Bucks County reflect both English and German architectural traditions.

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LAND PRESERVATION: PRESERVING A LEGACY

For three hundred years, residents of Buckingham Township have prided themselves on the beauty of its landscape. Its boundaries encompass the wooded slopes of Buckingham Mountain; the headwaters of several important streams; crossroads villages; and farms of such fertility that Buckingham was called the "Empire Township". More

RIGHT TO KNOW & OPEN RECORDS

A resolution (Resolution 2067) of the Board of Supervisors Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania appointing an open Records officer and adopting revised written policies and regulations under the right-to-know law. More

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT: WHEN IT RAINS, IT DRAINS

When it rains or snows, the water soaks into the ground, evaporates back into the atmosphere or runs off. This runoff, also known as storm water, has some obvious impacts such as flooding and erosion. Some less obvious, but equally important, impacts of stormwater runoff include increased pollution, reduced ground water supplies, and lower stream flows during dry spells. More