As a cost saving measure Silverdale Borough is requesting that homeowners take action in controlling the weeds along curb lines.
Just a reminder: Chapter 285, Article II, section 9, pertaining to public sidewalks.
All sidewalks shall be kept free and clear of leaves, dirt and any other obstructions or substances which may cause inconvenience or injury to pedestrians. Failure of the property owner to remove these hazards from public sidewalks could result in a fine. The borough has the authority to remove such obstructions and pass associated costs and fees onto the property owner in the event the owner fails to make the required corrections. This ordinance pertains to trees, shrubbery and other debris that could impede clear passage.
Sidewalk Safety Maintenance
Silverdale Borough is currently in the process of inspecting sidewalks. During a recent survey some properties were identified to be in need of either replacement or repairs. It is the homeowners responsibility to maintain their sidewalk and curbing for the use of pedestrians in a safe manner. Borough Ordinance Number 155 states your obligation. Chapter 287 Article II of the Code of Silverdale Borough Codification Book, specifies that “Sidewalks and/or curbs or curbing for the use of pedestrians shall be erected, built and maintained by the abutting property owners, in accordance with the widths, lines, grades and slopes and specifications adopted by the Borough of Silverdale and furnished by
or through the Borough Zoning Officer.” Please be aware that a zoning permit is required before any work can be performed. You may obtain the zoning permit through the Borough Office.
Borough Council Meetings for the 1st quarter of 2015 are:
- January 5, February 2 and 16, March 2
Borough Council Meetings for the 2nd quarter of 2015 are:
- April 6 and 20-May 5-June 1 and June 15
Borough Council Meetings for the 3rd quarter of 2015 are:
- July 6 – August 3 and August 17 – September 8 (Tuesday)
Borough Council Meetings for the 4th quarter of 2015 are:
- October 5 and October 19 – November 2 -December 7 and 21
All Borough Council Meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at Borough Hall located at 100 Park Avenue, Silverdale, PA. Meetings start at 7:30pm.
Borough Planning Commission Meetings for the 1st quarter of 2015 are:
- January 13, February 10, and March 10
Borough Planning Commission Meetings for the 2nd quarter of 2015 are:
- April 6 , May 12, and June 9
Borough Planning Commission Meetings for the 3rd quarter of 2015 are:
- July 14 – August 11 – September 15 (3rd week)
Borough Planning Commission Meetings for the 4th quarter of 2015 are:
- October 13 – November 10 – December 8
All Planning Commission Meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at Borough Hall located at 100 Park Avenue, Silverdale, PA. Meetings start at 7:30pm.
This is a reminder to all borough residents that live on Oak Drive, Lawndale Ave, and in Sterling Knoll: Chapter 200 of the Borough Codification requires that post lights need to be in working order and good repair at all times. Zoning Officer performs quarterly inspections to assure that lights are functioning properly. Please be sure to check you lamp post and replace bulbs if needed. Lighting contributes to safe neighborhoods.
Only stormwater is allowed in the Borough storm sewer
system; anything else can be a violation of Borough Code and
should be reported.
Residents may be the first to recognize “illicit” discharges
dumping into storm sewers or coming out of from storm
sewer outfalls. If you see an “illicit” discharge please report
it by calling the borough office at 215-257-5550 between 8:45
a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, or email us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Take photos, if possible.
During non-business hours if you witness Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (PLEASE CALL 911 )
We encourage you to visit the following sites to become more aware of how you can help to protect our water sources.
EPA Water Homepage: http://water.epa.gov/
EPA Water Pollution Prevention and Control: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/
EPA Stormwater Homepage: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/index.cfm
National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/swbmp/index.cfm
Stormwater Outreach Materials and Reference Documents: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/Stormwater-Outreach-Materials-and-Reference-Documents.cfm
Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source Pollution: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/index.cfm. At this site, there are several sub-topics under the “Quick Finder” section that may be useful for MS4s.
EPA Watersheds: http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/index.cfm
Storm Water Basic Information
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program regulates storm water discharges from three potential sources: municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), construction activities, and industrial activities. Most storm water discharges are considered point sources, and operators of these sources may be required to receive an NPDES permit before they can discharge. This permitting mechanism is designed to prevent storm water runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters such as streams, rivers, lakes or coastal waters.
Most states are authorized to implement the NPDES Storm Water Program and administer their own storm water permitting programs. EPA remains the permitting authority in a few states, territories and on most tribal lands. For these areas, EPA provides oversight and issues storm water permits.
Silverdale Borough operates a Municipal Stormwater System (MSS) that is permitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP). This Permit requires that the borough:
- Continue public education and outreach activities
- Notify and solicit public input and involvement regarding management of the stormwater system
- Monitor, test and eliminate illicit discharges from outfalls (stormwater exiting pipes into the waterways) in the system
- Control construction site stormwater runoff through enforcement of ordinances
- Ensure that all post-construction stormwater improvements in new or re-developed areas are built as designed and are operated and maintained properly
- Implement a pollution prevention program for municipal operations
This webpage is offered to educate residents about stormwater regulations, potential water pollution or flooding as a result of our local activities in the watershed. Nearly all of our Borough newsletters have included an article about stormwater in the last five years or more as part of the PA DEP MSS Permit ”public education” process. Borough and commercial development construction activities are monitored by the Borough Engineer.
|What is Stormwater and Why Is It So Important?Stormwater runoff is generated when precipitation from rain and snow melt events flow over land and impervious surfaces and does not infiltrate into the ground. The runoff from streets, lawns, farms and construction and industrial sites picks up fertilizers, dirt, chemicals, pesticides, oil, grease and many other pollutants and discharges it into our streams and rivers. This untreated discharge is detrimental to our water quality as it can adversely affect our drinking water supply and the environment. In Silverdale Borough, polluted stormwater could contaminate the East Branch Perkiomen Creek.Many Best Management Practices (BMPs), such as detention or infiltration basins, are already in place to help keep our waters clean.What Does the Borough Do to Regulate Stormwater?The Borough enforces Stormwater Ordinance No. 305. A copy of Ordinance 305 is available for viewing at our Borough office which is located at: 100 W. Park Avenue.
Silverdale Borough regulates stormwater management through a permit that is obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) (www.depweb.state.pa.us) through the National Pollution and Discharge Elimination System Phase II (NPDES)/Municipals Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). This is a federal requirement from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) (http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/munic.cfm?program_id=6) that is administered by the PA DEP.
The Borough also requires a Stormwater Management Plan Review if the stormwater management project is not part of a formal Land Development.
How Can Residents Help?
There are many ways you can help the Borough with its stormwater program and participate in activities and programs that will keep pollutants, chemicals, trash, and other waste products out of our waterways. Please read Solution to Pollution from the EPA.
Residents can help by watching for:
• Sediment leaving a construction site via stormwater runoff
• Spills (chemical, gas, oil)
• Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (PLEASE CALL 911 FIRST)
• Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (at least 72 hours after a rain storm)
Residents may be the first to recognize “illicit” discharges dumping into storm sewers or coming out of from storm sewer outfalls. If you see an “illicit” discharge please report it by calling the borough office at 215-257-5550 between 8:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, or email us at: email@example.com. Take photos, if possible.
Things You and Your Community Can Do to Protect Water Resources
Maintain open, forested floodplains.
Plant trees and maintain streamside buffers.
Maintain a naturally vegetated edge between creeks and pastures or cultivated fields.
Promote clustering where new development is likely.
Disconnect your downspout from the street drain and Plant a Rain Garden.
Reduce your use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides
Never, ever, dump household substances or used oil into a storm drain.
Convert large yards or public spaces from mown grass to meadows.
Pick up after your pets and keep livestock out of streams.
Keep paved surfaces to a minimum.
Clean Water and the Business Community
Silverdale Borough encourages our business community to practice Best Management Practices:
Contractors, please be sure you are in compliance with state mandated stormwater regulations by reading these publications:
Use plastic containers or duffel bag to hold your emergency kit.
Keep in a place where you can grab them easily.
Stock up on items that can be eaten right out of the can, bag, box or bottle.
Try to avoid foods that could make you thirsty.
Try to have three (3) days supply.
Recommended food supplies:
Canned meats, fruits, vegetables.
Protein or fruit bars.
Dry cereal or granola.
Nuts and dried fruit.
Nonperishable pasteurized milk.
Baby formula or food (if you have a little one).
If you have a pet, pet food.
Water, at least one (1) gallon per person per day.
If you know a storm is approaching, fill buckets, coolers and the bathtub with tap water for washing and for use in toilets.
Other supplies to have:
Manual can opener, plastic eating utensils, paper plates, napkins, garbage bags.
Moist towelettes, toiletries, toilet paper, diapers, tampons or sanitary napkins, extra clothes, battery-operated fans, sleeping bags or blankets, entertainment items.
Prescriptions, glasses, bug repellent.
First-aid kit, flashlights, hand-crank or battery-operated radio, NOAA weather radio, batteries, matches in a waterproof container, fire extinguisher, air horn or whistle.
Mortgage documents or rental agreements.
Homeowners, renters and automobile insurance policies.
Financial statements and account numbers.
Copies of prescriptions for medications
Waste Management of Telford provides service for our weekly waste and recycling collections. 1-800-328-1717
Fast Facts: Pickup day for waste and recycling is Wednesday. Place both items on curb no later than 6:00 am.
Bulk Items: You may place 1 bulk item out for pickup on the last Wednesday of each month. Additional bulk items can be scheduled for an extra charge. Units containing CFC or Freon must be scheduled separately.
Holidays: If a holiday falls on or before your Wednesday pickup, your trash and recycling pickup will be Thursday.
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Day
Single Stream Recycling means ALL recyclables are are placed together in one container for pick-up! Please remember to rinse items before placing in bin. Lids are acceptable for recycling.
What you can recycle:
- Paper- Newspaper, magazines, phone books, junk mail, catalog, cracker and cereal boxes, corrugated cardboard boxes (flattened)
- Glass- Bottles and Jars (brown,clear, & green)
- Metals – Food and beverage cans
- Plastics – Any household plastic bottle or container ( #1 – #7 stamped on bottom)
What is Not recyclable
- Motor oil containers
- plastic grocery bags
- Styrofoam or microwave trays
- window glass or drinking glasses
- aluminum foil or foil pans
- light bulbs
- plastic without numbers
Household hazardous wastes such as: gasoline, waste oil, non-latex paints, varnish, thinners, pesticides, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, bottled gas, car or truck parts are NOT PERMITTED with regular household waste. Buck County provides drop off days for these materials.
For more information on Household Hazardous Wastes, go to: www.Bucks County.org or call 1-888-942-8257
AS OF JANUARY 1, 2013, crews are NO LONGER PERMITTED TO PICKUP TELEVISIONS AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FOR DISPOSAL. THIS INCLUDES LAPTOPS MONITORS CPU’s PRINTERS SCANNER KEYBOARDS MOUSES SPEAKERS CABLES AND BATTERY BACKUPS.
Thank you for your continued support with the Silverdale Recreation Association Free Concert Series. We had another successful season. The scheduled dates for the 2015 Concerts will be posted as soon as available. Mark your calendars for: Sunday 2 to 4 pm. Location: All Reese Park, 100 West Park Avenue, Silverdale, PA 18962.
Refreshments available to purchase.
If you need assistance to access the Borough Building, please call in advance so that someone is available to help. The office phone number is 215-257-5550.
Pennridge Community Center web-site www.pennridgecenter.org