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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
12/19/2017 7:30 PM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

BUSINESS MEETING

DRAFT AGENDA

(Rev. 12/19/17; 4:50 p.m.)

 

Call to Order 7:30 p.m.

 

1.         Public Comment (Maximum 30 minutes)

 

2.         Board's Announcements:

             - Red Cross Blood Drive:Monday, December 26, 2017, from 12-5 p.m.  Call 215-794-8834 and make your appointment.

            -  The Buckingham Township Administrative Offices will be closedDecember 22nd and December 25th. The offices will also close at 3:00 p.m. on December 29th, and all day on January 1st, 2018.

             -  The December 27, 2017 Board of Supervisor’s meetings are cancelled.

              -  The AnnualBoard of Supervisors Reorganization and Regular Business Meeting and Work Session(if needed),will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

              -  The Annual Board of Auditors Reorganization Meetingwill be held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

              -  For the 11th year in a row, Buckingham Township has received an Award of Financial Reporting  Achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). 

         

3.         Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending November 26, 2017 and December 10, 2017, and the Bill List for the meeting of December 19, 2017.

 

4.         Consideration of approving draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the November 15, 2017 Work Session and November 15, 2017 Regular Business Meeting.

 

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

 

6.         Presentation of the 2018 Proposed Buckingham Township Budget.

 

7.         Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to December 1, 2018, for “PA Biotechnology Center”, Township File LD 2017-02.

 

8.         Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to July 2, 2018, for “Hirsch Property”, Township File LD 2017-03.

 

9.         Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to January 2, 2019, for “Leaver Cable Funeral Home”, Township File LD 2017-04.

 

10.       Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to January 2, 2019, for “Swank Tract”, Township File LD 2017-01.

 

11.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2340, A Resolution of the Township of  Buckingham, County of Bucks, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Prohibiting the Location of a Category 4 Licensed Facility within the Township.

 

12.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2341, A Resolution of the Township of    Buckingham, County of Bucks, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Fixing the Earned Income Tax Rate, Local Services Tax Rate, and the Realty Transfer Tax Rate for the Fiscal Year 2018.

 

13.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2342, Fixing the Real Estate Tax Rate for the  Fiscal Year 2018. 

 

14.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2343, Authorizing the Establishment of Checking, Savings and Investment Accounts and Designating Various Institutions to Serve as Depositories for the Funds of the Township in 2018.

 

15.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2344, Township Secretary’s Certification of the 2018 Budget Preparation & Publication.

 

16.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2345, Appropriating Specific Sums Estimated to be Required for the Specific Purposes of the Municipal Government, Hereinafter Set Forth, During the Year 2018 andAdopting the Annual Budget Reflecting These Amounts.

 

17.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2346 for the purpose of Amending the 2017 Budget.

 

18.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2347, A Resolution of the Township of Buckingham, County of Bucks, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Electing to Reduce the Member Contributions to the Police Pension Plan Administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System (PMRS) to Three Percent from the PMRS Police Pension Plan Five Percent for the Year 2018.

19.       Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2348, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Confirming the Acceptance of Certain Rights-of-Way of Redwood Court, and Cold Spring Creamery Road; Accepting Dedication of Open Space “A” (TMP 06-059-051); Accepting a General Utilities Easement, Restricted Open Space Easements and a Restricted Open Space/Detention Basin Easement All In The Easements and a Restricted Open Space/Detention Basin Easement All In The Development Known as Cornell Tract Phase II.

 

20.       Consideration of recommending approval of the Stipulation regarding the Tax Assessment Appeal between Ravid Lahaska, LLC c/o Cohen Equities NY LLC and Bucks County Board of Assessment Appeals, for Tax Parcel # 06-016-015.

21.       Escrow Release:


 

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


 

 

Release #13, Site


 

 

$246,526.31 recommended for release


 

 

22. Additional Business / Manager’s Items:

-  Consideration of Granting an Emergency Connection to the Public Wastewater System submitted by Christopher Woroniak, 3775 Cold Spring Creamery Road, TP# 6-4-41.

-  Consideration of Granting an Emergency Connection to the Public Wastewater System submitted by Margo Ostrowski, 3783 Cold Spring Creamery Road, TP# 6-4-43.

- Consideration of approving Payment of Outstanding Invoices owed by "Stoneymead", Township File SA 98-05, in the amount of $38,364.05 to Buckingham Township.

- Consideration of approving Payment of Outstanding Invoices owed by "Verrichia Tract",  Township File SA 2006-04, in the amount of  $5,670.46 to Buckingham Township.  

- Consideration of approving Payment of Outstanding Invoices owed by "Pat McVan", Township File SA 1995-05, in the amount of $119.00 to Buckingham Township.  

 

END OF AGENDA

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.

Read more about the History of Buckingham Township.

Inside The Website

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