The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2015 has been cancelled. The next meeting of the New Britain Township Planning Commission is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at the New Britain Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA.
Bucks County is happy to announce that they will be holding an electronic waste recycling collection on September 12th. It will be held at the New Hope-Solebury High School (182 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all County residents will be welcomed.
The county is also working to coordinate one last electronic recycling event for 2015 in Quakertown in October or November. Details will be released when approved and available.
Due to a combination of factors, the County of Bucks and neighboring Southeastern Pennsylvania counties are unable to hold their annual electronic collection events this year. A change in the laws regulating electronic disposal, the inability to secure a qualified Contractor, the lack of recycling processors for older tube TVs, and a drop in the scrap value of electronic components have all contributed to ending the collection program this year.
Please see the County website at www.BucksCounty.org
for a list of electronic items we will be accepting on September 12th at the New Hope-Solebury High School or have residents called the Bucks County Planning Commission with any additional question at (215) 345-3400.
MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD:
On December 15, 2014, the Board of Supervisors of New Britain Township adopted a 2015 Budget, reflecting no millage increase, and an Earned Income Tax of 1.025%. This Budget is balanced, fiscally responsible and meets both the short- and long-term goals of New Britain Township. The 2015 Budget provides the resources necessary to meet the goals of our community for the coming year: delivering services in the most cost-effective way, providing the needed investments in the community and insuring a successful future for those who live and work in New Britain Township.
Because of our long history of fiscal conservatism and the efforts initiated in prior years to prepare for the potential decrease in revenue in a trying economy, we are able to weather declining revenues without service impacts to general government, police, public works and recreation.
Our efforts will continue to foster a more productive work environment through continuous improvement and a careful assessment of essential services that is the provision of public services at the highest possible level and in the most fiscally responsible manner.
We welcome your comments and suggestions as we strive to keep New Britain Township a wonderful place to live, work and play.
John A. Bodden Sr., Chairman of the New Britain Township Board of Supervisors
To view a copy of the 2015 Budget CLICK HERE.
New Britain Township Veterans Committee is currently in the early planning stages of creating a facility known as Veterans Park to honor all Veterans who served or are presently serving in the United States Armed Forces. The Park will be located on 62+ acres at New Galena Road and Walters Road. The land is owned by Bucks County and leased to New Britain Township for Parkland and Agricultural uses. The aspiration is to create "A peaceful air of contemplation" in conjunction with its existing Agricultural use.
To view the Veterans Park Design CLICK HERE
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
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
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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
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.