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It's tree trimming season, PECO’s tree service contractors will be in our area to prune trees which will prevent electric service issues caused by fallen tree limbs/trees. If you have questions about the routine tree trimming, please feel free to call PECO Vegetation Management at 1-800-311-6345.

New Britain Covered Bridge Day is on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9AM to 9PM at Covered Bridge Park, New Britain Borough.

From 9AM to 1PM is a Fishing Contest at the pond & Doylestown Farmers Market (parking at the park).
From 1PM to 8:30PM are Performances by Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers, Action Karate, and Theatre Arts (parking at Giant Shopping Center, DART shuttle to the park):
Live music: The Passengers, Mike Mead, Chris McNutt & The School of Rock
Kid & Family Activities including a Bounce House, Whiffle Ball, Kiddy Slide & a Celebrity Dunk Tank
Food Trucks: Oink Johnson BBQ, Bonjour Creperie, It’s a Wrap & Egg Roll Queen, Pizza from Nico’s Pizza
Fireworks at 8:30PM

CLICK HERE for more.

Net Proceeds Fund ADA Playground Equipment

Sponsored By: New Britain Civic Association, Chalfont New Britain Business Alliance & New Britain Borough



The next Zoning Hearing Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00PM on April 10, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Main Meeting Room at the New Britain Township Municipal Building at 207 Park Ave., Chalfont. This will be a continuation of the last Zoning Hearing Board meeting that took place on March 21, 2019 regarding Hearing 1.2 from the previously posted agenda, click here to see more.

The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2019 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the New Britain Township Planning Commission is Tuesday, April 23, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.

Come out and join New Britain Township at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 6, 2019 (Rain Date: April 13) - 10:00AM sharp at North Branch Park, 207 Park Avenue in Chalfont! Meet our special guest the Easter Bunny! Visit our Facebook Event Page to SAVE THE DATE!

For more information CLICK HERE.



The Sellersville Road twin culvert replacement near Brook Lane is now complete. The next box culvert replacement is tentatively scheduled for May and is located on Upper Church Road between Upper Stump and King Roads. Construction is anticipated to be completed within one month barring the weather. Afterwards, DOLI Construction will move onto the replacement of the box culvert along Sellersville Road near Curley Mill Road. Finally, last to be replaced will be the culvert on Walters Road near Helens Lane. The township will post up to minute news and closures in case there are any changes. The projects are set to be completed by the end of 2019. Please CLICK HERE for more information.




Chalfont Fire Company Buffet Breakfast, April 28 from 8AM-12PM or until sold out. 301 N. Main Street, Chalfont. Adults: $6.50, Children 6-12: $3.00, 5 & under FREE. Scrambled eggs, french toast, creamed dried beef, ham/sausage, homefries, toast, fruit cup. Bake Sale! For more information, please call 215.822.2251. Show your support!

Please CLICK HERE for more information.


North Penn Water Authority water hydrants are scheduled to be flushed daily from March 31-April 17 from 8PM–4AM and 8AM–3PM throughout New Britain Township. Please do not run water or flush toilets between these times. If you come across any discoloration, run the cold water. If you have any other issues, call the North Penn Water Authority at 215.855.3617.

Please CLICK HERE for more information.

New Britain Township has an immediate opening for a Zoning and Planning Officer. Hours Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, some evening meetings.

Duties include enforcement and application of all township zoning, land development and subdivision ordinances; attendance at evening meetings and recording of minutes; issuance of zoning permits, violation notices; staff to Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board. Successful candidate must be detail oriented, accurate, intelligent, honest, have a positive attitude and excellent computer skills.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. For Application and complete Job Description, please CLICK HERE or contact New Britain Township at 215.822.1391. EOE

Please CLICK HERE for the newsletter.

Pennsylvania is transitioning to a Real ID driver’s license system so your license can be used as identification when boarding a plane or entering a federal building. State Rep. Todd Polinchok invites you to attend one of his seminars to help you learn how to apply for a Real ID driver’s license.

The seminar is scheduled:
- Wednesday, April 3 from 6-7:30PM at the Dublin Firehouse located at 194 N. Main Street in Dublin

CLICK HERE for more information.
Please call 215-822-1840 with any questions.



Two weeks left to pre-register! Be an everyday hero! Roll up a sleeve and give blood with the #RedCross during #RedCrossMonth on March 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue in Chalfont. CLICK HEREfor more information or to schedule to donate.



The Bucks County Planning Commission Data Hub is a robust Geographic Information System (GIS) designed to share Bucks County Initiatives in an easily accessible format. Maps and information pertaining to: Agricultural and Open Space Preservation Initiatives, Municipal Economic Development Initiatives, County-wide Subdivision and Land Development Initiatives, County Trails Programs, Opioid Epidemic Information, Transportation Information, Flood Plains and County Recycling & Hazardous Waste Information are included. Click on “Bucks County Data Hub” in the drop down menu of the Planning/Zoning Page for more.



The Chalfont Fire Company will be holding another Volunteer Information Night on January 16 at 7:00 pm at the main station at 301 North Main Street. The next scheduled sessions after January are April 17 and July 17. Come out and show your support!

CLICK HERE for more information.

A TENTATIVE schedule for the culvert replacement is set by DOLI Construction. They plan to work on each culvert individually to alleviate compounding road closures. The TENTATIVE culvert replacement schedule is as follows:
    Brook Lane – January 8, 2019
    Upper Church - January 22, 2019
    Sellersville Box - February 5, 2019
    Walter Road – February 19, 2019

DOLI Construction will be doing prep work between December 25th and January 1st. The township will post up to minute news and closures in case there are any changes. The projects are set to be completed by the end of 2019. Please CLICK HERE for more information.



Sellersville Road is closed to all traffic between Brook Lane and Walden Way due to the deterioration of the twin piped culvert located near Brook Lane. A 24-hour detour will direct traffic to Township Line Road, Walters Road & New Galena Road. For more information on the detour route, please CLICK HERE.

The culvert is scheduled to be repaired this in December for approximately one month. The following two additional culverts are scheduled for repair and are located on Upper Church Road and Walters Road. For more information on the current culvert repairs, please CLICK HERE.

It is time to participate in a review of the Final Draft of the Cotton Park Concept Plan. We need your input prior to a presentation to the Board of Supervisors on November 19th at 7:00 p.m. Please send your feedback by e-mail to Michael Walsh at mwalsh@newbritaintownship.org. Thank you in advance!
The New Britain Township Veterans Committee would like to thank all that participated in the 9th Annual Fall Festival to benefit Veterans Park located at the corner of New Galena Road and Walters Road.

A special THANK YOU to our Corporate/Premier Sponsors: Bergey’s Chevrolet, Bi County Fuels Inc., Byers’ Choice, Doli Construction, First Trust Bank, Guardian Training Center, Jillamy, Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU, North Wales Water Authority, Pabby’s Pet Resort, Reckner Opinions, Univest and Target World. To see more, please CLICK HERE.

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered to help and came to watch this year’s July 4th Parade. It was a great day.

New Britain Township especially wants to thank all of the following local businesses who helped with their sponsorship of the parade:

Little Farm Estates, Doli Construction, Service Champ, Inc, Target World, TRIJAY Systems, Data Cap Systems, Clemens Food Group, Roll Former Corp, Merck, Sharp & Dohme FCU, Apex Dental Care, Shrine of Czestochowa, Dunlap & Associates, Gilmore & Associates, Grim, Biehn & Thatcher, Wawa, Primo Hoagies, Happy Mixer, Windmill Day Camp, Karas Automotive Paints, DGK Group PC, Great Clips, Byers Choice Ltd and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.

PennDOT held an open house project update meeting on June 5th at the Unami Middle School in Chalfont. The purpose of the meeting was to present the public with progress plans and a status update on the project.

The project involves constructing a two-lane road from Route 202 to Park Avenue to improve traffic flow in the Chalfont area. Residents may be aware of the traditional Bristol Road Extension. PennDOT is evaluating alternative routes. Residents are encouraged to review the information from the June 5th Unami Meeting and submit feedback to PennDOT by July 5th.

To view the presentation and maps, please CLICK HERE to go to the Public Works Current Projects page and make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page.

Construction bids on this project are expected to be opened in late 2022.

At the Township’s request, representatives from PennDOT provided Township residents with information on the PennDOT Butler Avenue Culvert Project (Butler Avenue Bridge Replacement).

Please click on the link below to view the preliminary plan for construction, as well as, the proposed detour route.

Please CLICK HERE for more information.



The NBT Veterans Committee would like to thank all those who attended the event and the sponsors for the event, including: J Carroll Molloy, Gilmore & Associates, Grim, Biehn, & Thatcher, Little Farm Estates, FrisTrust Bank, Windmill Day School & Camp, Babylon School of Dance, Blue Dog Tavern, Paddy's Pet Resort, McCaffrey's Market, and the Chalfont New Britain Business Alliance.

The Bucks County Planning Commission is looking for feedback on their 2018 - 2028 Municipal Waste Management Plan.

Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Per directives from the Finance Department of the County of Bucks, you CANNOT PREPAY YOUR County, Township or School Real Estate taxes for 2018.

New Britain Township has recently added to a list of townships that are quarintined for the spotted lantern fly. The Spotted Lantern Fly has the potential to greatly impact the grape, hops and logging industries.

For additional information on how to get rid of the Spotted Lantern FlyClicking Here

With the announcement in recent newspaper articles of the closing of Warminster Ambulance Corps, the Board of Directors and dedicated Staff of Chal-Brit EMS assures the Communities of Chalfont and New Britain Boroughs, New Britain, Doylestown, Hilltown and Warrington Townships that we cover, that Chal-Brit is alive, well, and ready to meet your emergency needs. We are even expanding staff to supply better coverage to our service area. We celebrate our Tenth Anniversary next year, and look forward to serving our Communities for many years to come! Thank You for Your Support!


New Britain Township and Chalfont Borough are pleased to announce that the Annual Community Shredding/E-Recycling Event was a huge success! The event resulted in almost 7,000 lbs of paper being shred and recycled, as well as, approximately 17,000 lbs of electronics. Special thanks to Shred One Security and PAR-Recycle Works for their contributions to this great event. Lastly, a big thank you to our residents for their part in making this event worthwile.
To view the event flyer CLICK HERE

Riding ATVs and Dirt Bikes along the Neshaminy Creek and the SEPTA Railroad tracks is not permitted for many extensive reasons. As always, police will be monitoring the area for illegal riders.

The land in question is not “open land”, as there is no such thing. The land is not owned by Chalfont Borough or New Britain Township, but if it was, riding ATVs or Dirt Bikes is prohibited by ordinance.

The land is PRIVATE Property. If you are riding there, you are illegally trespassing unless you have written permission from the landowner submitted to the local municipality. The vehicle must also be properly licensed and registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and operated by a legally licensed driver.

Additionally, riding through streams and wetlands is a violation of multiple Chalfont Borough and New Britain Township ordinances, Pennsylvania Vehicle Code laws and environmental statutes and Federal environmental laws.


Need to report a power outage or check the status of a power outage? Visit PECO's Power Outage Map by Clicking Here

Background
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies the contaminants to regulate in our drinking water, and they set regulatory limits for amounts of certain contaminants. Aqua uses the EPA’s maximum contaminant levels to ensure water quality.

There are some contaminants for which the EPA develops health advisories that do not have set regulatory limits. The health advisories provide technical information on health effects. PFOA and PFOS are included in those contaminants that have no regulatory limit but are associated with a health advisory. These chemicals are among a family of manmade chemicals that have been used for decades as an ingredient to make products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water, and in products for firefighting at airfields. They are extremely resistant to breaking down in the environment.

In 2009, EPA published provisional health advisories for PFOA and PFOS. At the time they were established, these advisories were as follows: PFOS: 200 parts per trillion and PFOA: 400 parts per trillion. In May 2016, EPA replaced the 2009 provisional advisories with new, lifetime health advisories that combined the two chemicals and set a 70 parts per trillion health advisory level for both.

What has happened recently?
Over the past 3 months, Aqua Pennsylvania has begun to receive laboratory results for PFOA and PFOS. Samples were collected from Aqua Pennsylvania water sources in areas in Montgomery and Bucks counties because of the recent developments with the groundwater contamination from PFOA and PFOS originating from nearby military bases in our region.

Late this week, Aqua received test results that included three Chalfont wells, two of which are well below the health advisory limit of 70 parts per trillion (results were 9.6 and 24), and one that is nearing the limit, at 68, from the sample we took. As a precautionary measure, Aqua is taking the following steps:
1. On Friday, July 15, Aqua resampled the well to verify the results

2. Aqua also shut down the well and will only use it as a back-up. This is mainly to ensure firefighters have sufficient water supply to ensure public safety in Chalfont. This is a temporary step.

3. To ensure a safe water supply in the borough in the interim, Aqua will run an interconnect with another water supply that they will ensure is within health advisory limits. Once that fix is in place, which is expected to happen next week, Aqua will shut down the well.

These steps are consistent with Aqua’s commitment to water quality for all our customers.

For more information on PFOA and PFOS, please visit EPA's Website EPA's Website

Residents can reach Aqua with any quesitons by calling #1-877-987-2782.

Please note this is NOT a Forest Park, North Wales Water or North Penn Water issue. The water from Forest Park has been tested over 7 times since 2014 when this first came under the spotlight, and their results have always come back clean and below any detection level.
Since November 2001, Bucks County has been providing transportation to our Veterans to VA Hospitals in Philadelphia and Coatesville. The Transportation Program is overseen by the Bucks County Department of Veterans Afairs and has carried over 11,000 Veterans FREE of charge. The bus runs 5 days a week coveraing all of Bucks County.
The program is unique because it is not a taxpayer funded program, but rather depends on donations and an annual golf outing. In addition the VA Hospital in Coatesville pays for all maintenance, fuel, and Insurance.
For further informatino or to schedule a ride,call Betty at 215-345-3885.
To view the daily schedule CLICK HERE

Residents can now follow New Britain Township on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on events and emergencies in the area.
To follow us on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/NewBritainTownship1
To follow us on Facebook go to www.facebook.com/NewBritainTownship

VFW Post 3258 is collecting faded, worn and retired flags for their September Flag Retirement Ceremony. A bin to collect these flags is available in the lobby of the New Britain Township Administration Building, 207 Park Avenue. For more information on Flag Disposal click here.

Get local alerts about emergencies, severe weather and road closures on your cell or email. ReadyNotifyPA is a system that helps local officials in Southeastern Pennsylvania send emergency text alerts and other notifications to you quickly. To learn more and sign up www.readynotifypa.org

The Bucks County Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Bucks County Health Department and County Commissioners, introduced the Bucks County Special Needs Registry for indivicuals who would require assistance during an emergency.

The Special needs Registry is free, voluntary and a strictly confidential program. It is designed to help those who have difficulty during an evacuation due to physical or cognitive limitations, language barriers, or lack of transportation. The BC EMA will assist First Responders with making the best use of limited time and resources to help those with no other options for evacuation during an emergency.

Residents (or caregivers on their behalf) may register electronically by accessing www.specialneedspa.org


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Proud of Our Past - Preparing for Our Future

Welcome to the New Britain Township government services web site. The goal, mission and focus of this web site is to provide an efficient and informative site that will provide timely and accurate information. We hope you enjoy our updated site!

New Britain Township is located in central Bucks County, Pennsylvania , 35 miles northwest of the City of Philadelphia. Because of the Township's close proximity to this major city, New Britain Township has, and will continue to, experience substantial amounts of growth well into the 21st Century.

New Britain Township is proud of its rich heritage and has worked hard over the years to preserve its natural, historic and other valuable resources that make our Township so special. New Britain Township is able to offer its residents a high-quality balance of both passive and active recreational opportunities, good housing and access to businesses that provide goods, services and employment to our community.

The elected officials continue to plan with a focus on preparing our future while preserving our past.


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