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Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. To read more, please  CLICK HERE.

The Easter Bunny is coming to NBT by car on Saturday, April 11. He’s following social-distancing & you should too! The Easter Bunny will travel through the community starting at noon! Snap a photo & tag us on FaceBook @NewBritainTownship! Bring a basket! For the schedule, please CLICK HERE.

BCOC announces 2 additional food drives (April 8 & April 22). Trunk-to-Truck, No-Contact food drive. Last week, 6,000 lbs was collected for our food pantries; all of which has been distributed! Help stock the shelves again. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

 
The New Britain Township Annual Community Shredding and E-Recycling Event has been postponed in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The event will be rescheduled for the Fall of 2020. New Britain Township will provide specific dates in the next newsletter.  

New Britain Township will begin their annual Street Sweeping Program shortly.  If you see the Sweeper coming, please remove your vehicles from the street so the Roadway can be cleaned from Curb to Curb.  For the tentative schedule, please CLICK HERE.

Real Estate Tax Due Dates have changed!  The Discount period for County and Municipal Taxes ends April 30, 2020.  The Penalty Period has been extended to July 31, 2020.

Find out more information about PA Elections: CLICK HERE.

The following New Britain Township meetings have been cancelled:
• The Board of Supervisors Meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020.
• The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020 has been cancelled due to lack of business.  The next scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.
• The Zoning Hearing Board Meeting scheduled for April 16, 2020 has been cancelled due to lack of business. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.

The New Britain Township Administrative Office will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020. For the most current information or for any future cancellations, please check Newbritaintownship.org or you could also review the specific department minutes/agenda pages.

Happy Census Day! Whenever you complete your #2020Census, you should count everyone living (or sleeping) in your home most of the time as of April 1—whether you are related to them or not. Respond now at 2020CENSUS.GOV. To learn more, CLICK HERE

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) just posted a page containing a collection of COVID-19 Resources for Local Governments, Businesses and Communities. Please CLICK HERE and bookmark the web page for further updates. 

An emergency New Britain Township Board of Supervisors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Ave., Chalfont. Although this is a public meeting, public attendance is discouraged in abundance of caution to further prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be aware that New Britain Township is implementing social distancing during this meeting and there will be limited seating available. The meeting agenda is posted online, to review, please CLICK HERE.

The Zoning Hearing Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the New Britain Zoning Hearing Board is Thursday, May 21, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.

Governor Tom Wolf today sent a letter to U.S. Department ofAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking that USDA waive eligibility requirementsfor the Emergency Food Assistance Program; reconsider Pennsylvania’s request fortemporary waivers to allow more food to be distributed at school feeding sites andfood banks; and to be flexible and change its interpretation of recent changes to theSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

To view more, please CLICK HERE

 
Due to growing concerns with COVID-19, Bucks County is postponing the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event that was scheduled for April 4, 2020 in Newtown at the Bucks County Community College. 

Please CLICK HERE for the most up to date information. Any potential cancellations or rescheduled dates will be promptly added to the site.

 
Pennsylvanians who need help feeding themselves or their family should find and contact their local food bank or pantry through FEEDING PENNSYLVANIA and HUNGER-FREE PENNSYLVANIA.

 
Beginning March 29, 2020, the North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection and flushing program that runs through May 25, 2020. Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by ensuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire.

“We understand that this is an already very stressful time for everyone in our community with the many limits put in place to protect citizens from COVID-19. NPWA is one of the ‘life-sustaining businesses’ identified by Governor Wolf’s recent order. We are committed to continuing our vital water supply operations to the public without interruption,” said Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority. “We will conduct most flushing overnight, in an effort to limit the impact to our customers.”

To see the schedule, please  CLICK HERE.

If water discoloration occurs, customers should run the cold water for a few minutes. If the water does not clear up, customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes. Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at 215-855-3617 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 
In response to announcement updates made by Governor Wolf on March 19, 2020, requiring the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses, New Britain Township has suspended its standard operating procedures for permit processing and inspections until further notice. To view the details, please CLICK HERE.

All construction-related trades and business activities, including but not limited to: residential and nonresidential building construction, land subdivision, civil engineering, heavy equipment operation, exterior contractors, highway construction and specialty trades, have been deemed as non-life-sustaining operations and, by the Governor’s Order, are required to stop their operations until further notice.  For the complete list, please VISIT THIS LINK.

For more information, you can view the frequently asked questions related to the Governor's Executive Order mandating closures for COVID-19 mitigation, please CLICK HERE.

Governor Wolf’s administration also announced the availability of small-business loans for all of Pennsylvania via the U.S. Small Business Administration.  To read the press release, please CLICK HERE.

You can also find more information about the small-business loans and how to apply by CLICKING HERE.

 
Bucks County Emergency Services has provided a Stay At Home Order Guide that covers the intent, policy, reinforcement period and requirements during this time. It is essential that the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. To view the guide, please CLICK HERE.

New Britain Township and the American Red Cross would like to thank scheduled donors for the March 26 Blood Drive. We are overwhelmed and filled with pride for how quickly each appointment was filled. At this time, we have no further appointments available. We would like to emphasize that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), donor safety is our utmost concern and we will be implementing social distancing. This means we will NOT be able to take walk-in donors since we are at capacity. Thank you for all the lives you will be saving. Please share.

Starting today, March 24, 2020, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Peace Valley Park will be closed until further notice in response to Governor Wolf's most recent order for the extended closure of facilities in state parks. 

 
The DART Bus remains operational. While many places on the DART routes are closed, DART continues to provide a vital service for folks who need to shop for food, or keep medical appointments. Please share.

The deadline for filing annual EIT (Earned Income Tax) returns has been extended to July 15, 2020, following Federal and State filing extensions. If you have questions or need local tax assistance, please contact Keystone Collections Group via email through the  CONTACT US  page or call your Taxpayer Service team at 724-978-0300. 

 
The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the New Britain Township Planning Commission is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.

 
Attention Dentists: Area hospitals are in dire need of PPE (personal protective equipment) including masks (level 1, 2, or 3), gowns, hand sanitizer & gloves. CBRPD is a drop off site today through Wednesday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Other drop off Police sites include Lower Salford, Richland Township, Whitemarsh Twp, Abington, and Upper Moreland. PLEASE SHARE...let’s make a difference together & help our medical workers stay safe...we need them!

 
The Executive Directors of Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania have asked that if you are healthy and able, please take precautions and continue to operate and volunteer at your local food bank and partner agencies: pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. For more information, please  CLICK HERE.

 
In response to the announcement made by Governor Wolf on March 19, 2020, requiring the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses, New Britain Township has suspended its standard operating procedures for permit processing and inspections until further notice. To view the details, please CLICK HERE.

All construction-related trades and business activities, including but not limited to:  residential and nonresidential building construction, land subdivision, civil engineering, heavy equipment operation, exterior contractors, highway construction and specialty trades, have been deemed as non-life-sustaining operations and, by the Governor’s Order, are required to stop their operations until further notice.  For the complete list, please VISIT THIS LINK.

  Governor Wolf’s administration also announced the availability of small-business loans for all of Pennsylvania via the U.S. Small Business Administration. To read the press release, please CLICK HERE.

 You can also find more information about the small-business loans and how to apply by CLICKING HERE.

 
Are you feeling anxious? Do you need help managing stress, anxiety, drugs or alcohol? If you need to talk to someone, call 215-399-5681 (Available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.).
For more information on the Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline, please CLICK HERE.

 
New Britain Township is here to support you in any way we can during this COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis. Here is a list of local restaurants in our Township that are here for you with curbside pick up options. Some even have discounts available, just ask.  Please support your local businesses. For the curbside pick up listing, please CLICK HERE.

 
For Immediate Release from the Bucks County Emergency Services. Wolf Administration Directs Families to Emergency Food Assistance During COVID-19 Mitigation.  Please view the news release by CLICKING HERE.

 
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin encouraged all Pennsylvanians to mitigate risk of COVID-19 by responding to the Census early.

“We encourage all Pennsylvanians to take immediate advantage of the new option to respond to Census invitations online this year as DCED continues to monitor the COVID-19 spread state wide and works with the administration to encourage social distancing to protect the health of our communities,” said Sec. Davin. “The sooner individuals respond via phone or online, they are assisting in social distancing efforts to limit Census workers being required to follow-up on invitations by making door-to-door visits.”

Although National Census Day is April 1, 2020, last week households began receiving invitations to complete the Census, and it has never been easier for Pennsylvanians to respond online, by phone, or by mail. 

The United States Constitution requires a Census count once every 10 years and counts every person living in the United States once and only once. The results of the 2020 Census will help provide fair representation when determining congressional districts, policy, decision making, and distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding that impacts the daily lives of Pennsylvanians over the next 10 years.

The Wolf Administration has taken a proactive approach to prepare for COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf recently issued an  emergency disaster declaration  to free up funding and resources to respond to COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is providing daily updates on COVID-19 via press release. For the latest from DOH on COVID-19, click  here.

For more information about the U.S. Census, visit the  PA Census website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on  Facebook, and  Twitter.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Casey Smith, 717.783.1132

 
Below is an update from the New Britain Township Zoning Officer regarding a Zoning Hearing Board application for the property located at 84 Schoolhouse Road in New Britain Township. 

This hearing was scheduled to continue on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

As of March 17, 2020, in order to mitigate the spreading of illness, Governor Wolf announced that gatherings of more than 10 people are to be cancelled for the next 8 weeks. In light of this announcement and in consideration of the health and safety of our residents, volunteers and staff, New Britain Township and the Applicant have mutually agreed to POSTPONE and reschedule next week’s hearing.

Following the Federal and State guidelines imposed for public gatherings, New Britain Township has tentatively rescheduled this hearing for May 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Please feel free to share this information with any of your neighbors that may have also shared an interest in this application by having them CLICK HERE.

Additionally, in an attempt to limit any exposure of illness to our residents and staff, our Administrative Offices are currently operating with limited staff on site. We respectfully request that all inquiries to the Township be made by way of email or telephone since the majority of our staff will be working remotely until further notice. We have provided a drop off mail box, which is available outside of the Administration Building at 207 Park Avenue, for anyone needing to drop off tax bills, permit applications, etc. We would also like to encourage that our residents periodically visit BucksCounty.org for the most recent local updates regarding COVID-19.
 
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to hold a public hearing at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA.
To review the agenda, please  CLICK HERE.
 
New Britain Township park amenities throughout the Township park system are closed to the public. These Township Parks include North Branch, West Branch, Highlands, Veterans and Pheasant Run Playground. The closure applies to basketball courts and playgrounds since the equipment has "high-touch" surfaces. New Britain Township Park trails and open space will remain open to the public at your discretion, although visitors should take care to maintain a "social distance" at a minimum 6’ distance between themselves and others and follow the recommendations of the CDC in terms of handwashing.

As part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, all of the facilities in New Britain Township parks will be closed, and all events and Park and Rec programs are canceled.

The best advice to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home. To help avoid exposure to COVID-19 and still enjoy the outdoors: 
  • -Adhere to the social spacing guide (minimum 6 feet) between people and don’t recreate in groups. 
  • -Take hand sanitizer with you and use it regularly.
  • -Avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose. 
  • -Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.
  • -If you are sick, stay home.


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    The Neshaminy Greenway Trail installation along Upper State Road will continue. Bridge repair work will be eliminated for now and coordinated with Bucks County. Upper State Road will NOT go to a single lane closure at this time. The Township will be notified if any bridge work is finalized with the County along with any future road restrictions.
    In addition, Bristol Road is not proposed to be fully closed at this time. The road detour is postponed. AFTER the Bristol Road trail and trail along the creek is completed, Bristol Road will be closed in one direction (northbound). Once the Township is notified, posts will be placed of the detour work once scheduled. Expect some delays as installation of a portion of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail will be underway.  
    To learn more, visit the Current Public Works Projects page.
     
    From the Bucks County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), a GIS data portal was created to serve as the primary source for the county’s transmission of essential and critical COVID-19 information. The data portal can be found by CLICKING HERE.

    The COVID-19 portal contains vital information and links to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It also contains directives and guidance for our small businesses to help navigate closures and the disruption to employees and the local economy.

    Please use this data portal to keep up to date on the latest news and information. We strongly encourage you to check it often, as this is a rapidly evolving situation and the portal is updated frequently.

    We understand these are difficult and uncertain times. If you have any specific COVID-19 health related questions, please contact the Health Department at 215-345-3318 or by EMAIL.

    To see the video from the Saturday news briefing, CLICK HERE.

    On behalf of all of us, be safe and please heed the CDC guidance for self-isolation and protection.

    The New Britain Township Administrative Office is open, but closed to the public. If you need to reach our limited staff, call 215-822-1391 or EMAIL.

     
    Due to an abundance of caution to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the New Britain Township Administrative Office currently has limited staff.  If you need to reach the office, please do so by email:

    -For General Information, Events and Meetings, send an email to the General Mailbox.

    -To contact our Zoning Officer, send an email to Kelsey Harris.

    -To contact Code Enforcement/Building Inspections, send an email to Randy Teschner.

    -For Use & Occupancy Inspections/Park & Recreation, send an email to Jo Ann Lapp.

    -For Finance and Billing, send an email to Sue Federsel.

    Please continue to mail or drop off any permit applications at the office for processing.

    All New Britain Township Parks are currently closed. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled. All meetings are cancelled with the exception of a possible Zoning Hearing Board Meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  In the event the meeting is cancelled, we will post the cancellation on New Britain News.
    You can also contact the office at 215-822-1391. 
     
    For the latest information and resources on the Bucks County Coronavirus (COVID-19), please CLICK HERE and go to the upper right hand corner of the homepage.  
    If you feel symptomatic, call 911 or 1-877-PA-HEALTH immediately.  Both phone numbers are available 24/7.
     
    You can monitor COVID-19 in real time by going to health.pa.gov for more information.  The phone number for the COVID-19 Hotline is 267-885-1722.
     
    Due to the possible threat of the COVID-19, the New Britain Township Egg Hunt sponsored by the Park & Recreation Advisory Board has been cancelled.
    As we continue to monitor the news reports regarding the current COVID-19 threat, for precautionary reasons, if you are planning on stopping by the office to attend a meeting or event, please contact the office at 215-822-1391 to ensure the New Britain Township 207 Park Ave. office is open to the public.
    If the office is closed, an announcement will be posted online at New Britain News.
    As of Friday, March 13, 2020, we have many cases in Pennsylvania of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 2 cases in Bucks County. Nationwide, there are 1,268 cases currently confirmed. Worldwide, nearly 137,000 cases have occurred. These numbers are rapidly changing and information is evolving.
    As of today, all schools in Pennsylvania have been closed. Please be aware that person-to-person spread is happening, and there is also the spread of people who are not showing symptoms. This includes multiple instances in the United States of community spread.
    The New Britain Township Board of Supervisors Work Session scheduled for March 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled for precautionary health reasons related to the COVID-19 threat. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    Meeting cancellations are posted on New Britain News.
    Please check the website to verify that this meeting and all Township meetings will be held:

    Board of Supervisors Meeting
    Parks & Recreation Meeting
    Planning Commission Meeting
    The Parks & Recreation Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the New Britain Township Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is Tuesday, April 21, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.
    North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will begin the construction of a new 16” water main on Schoolhouse Road between Trewigtown Road and Railroad Avenue in New Britain Township the week of March 9, 2020.
    This new water main will enhance the public water supply and fire protection to the residents of the Township. Please CLICK HERE.


    Today, February, 28, 2020, due to stormwater maintenance, Upper Stump Road will be closed between Fretz and Keller Roads. Emergency vehicles should be able to get through.
    Starting on Monday, March 2, 2020 expect lane restrictions on Bristol Road between Upper State Road and Green Valley Way from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays through the end of April, 2020. In addition, beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, Upper State Road will also have lane restrictions from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays through the end of May 2020. Expect delays as installation of a portion of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail will be underway.
    The Bucks County Board of Elections recently posted about the new Clear Ballot system, which uses hand-marked paper ballots. The new system was selected by the elections board on November 27, 2019 and approved by the county commissioners on December 4, 2019. These new voting machines with verifiable paper ballots will be used right away during the April 28, 2020 primary election.

    CLICK HERE to visit the resource page which includes Voter Training Session dates and videos that describe what you’ll be seeing next time you are at the polls.

    Wondering where to vote? DOWNLOAD the New Britain Township Voting Districts Map.

    Voters in New Britain Township vote in four different locations:
  • The East District voters use New Britain Township Administration Building.
  • The West District 1 voters use Grace Community Bible Church.
  • The West District 2 voters use Byers’ Choice Ltd.
  • The South District voters use Simon Butler Elementary School.


  • For more on voting in Bucks County, please CLICK HERE.



    Cheese Factory Road is closed between Layle Lane and Creek Road for routine tree trimming today, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.


    The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 has been cancelled due to lack of business. The next scheduled meeting of the New Britain Township Planning Commission is Tuesday, February 11, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.
    The New Britain Township Administration Office and Tax Office are closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.



    Walters Road is temporarily closed. The culvert replacement has started on Walters Road near Helens Lane between New Galena Road and Township Line Roads. Construction is anticipated to be completed within one month barring the weather. The township will post up to minute news and closures in case of any changes.



    New Britain Township is collecting Christmas trees for recycling. Christmas trees may be taken to West Branch Park located off of Schoolhouse Road between Cedar Hill Road or North Branch Park located by the Township Administration Building on Park Avenue. Specific areas are marked for where trees are to be placed free of charge. Please make sure that any wire is removed from the tree. Drop off dates are between December 26 and January 31.



    The New Britain Township Administration Office, Tax Office and Police Office are closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and will Re-Open on Thursday, January 2, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day.



    The New Britain Township Administration Office, Tax Office and Police Office are closed beginning Monday, December 23, 2019 at Noon and will Re-Open on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in observance of the Christmas Holidays.



    The New Britain Township Board of Supervisors and Park & Recreation Advisory Board would like to thank all the sponsors who contributed to the 2019 Santa House: AWeber, Datacap Systems Inc, Doli Construction, Dunlap SLK CPAs, Grim, Biehn & Thatcher, Jillamy, Inc., Little Farm Estates, Nappen & Associates, Roll Former Corporation, Spatola’s Pizza and Trijay Systems.

    Because of your generous contributions, many children were able to enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and a visit with Santa at no cost to them.

    We would also like to thank all the people who visited the Santa House and brought donations for the New Britain Food Larder. We are proud to say we collected $150.00 in cash donations and over 200 lbs. of food and household items.

    New Galena Road is temporarily closed from Barner Road and Chapman Road for downed wires. PECO has been contacted.




    Reminder: The New Britain Township Administrative Office is closed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 for a server replacement. We apologize for the inconvenience.




    The Zoning Hearing Board application for 84 Schoolhouse Road, L.P. for the property located at 84 Schoolhouse Road, at the mutual request of the Applicant and the Township, has been granted on the record by the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board a continuance to a date set on February 20, 2020 at 7:00PM. As a condition to the granting of this continuance, the Applicant will not be granted any further continuances (excluding weather emergencies which will be determined at that time and at the Township’s discretion). The Applicant is also required to re-advertise, repost the Property, and resend public notice to properties within 500 feet from the Property at the Applicant’s expense. Any questions regarding this application, or the continuance of this application, should be directed to New Britain Township during regular business hours at 215-822-1391.




    On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Walter Road will be closed from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. There will be no thru traffic from Helens Lane to Township Line Road.




    The Zoning Hearing Board is meeting tonight, November 21 at 7:00p.m. To view the agenda, please CLICK HERE.
    Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact the New Britain Township Office at 215-822-1391.

    The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 has been cancelled due to lack of business. The next scheduled meeting of the New Britain Township Planning Commission is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.


    On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Walter Road will be closed from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. There will be no thru traffic from Helens Lane to Township Line Road.




    On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Creek Road will be closed from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. There will be no thru traffic from Route 152 to Callowhill Road.




    Residents of New Britain Township: a 40 yard drop-off container for Fall Yard Waste is now located next to the Municipal Building. The container is accessible from November 19 through 23: Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please deposit loose plant materials only or use 40-gallon biodegradable paper bags only! Do not mix trash or other debris with leaves and plant materials.




    Save the date for Friday and Saturday on December 6 and 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a visit with Santa.

    Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:00 p.m. sharp on both nights. After his arrival, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and homemade cookies while listening to musical performances each night by local choirs. Santa's House is located at the Giant Shopping Center at 4275 County Line Road (Route 202 and County Line Road).

    CLICK HERE for more information.

    Help those in need by bringing foods to be collected and donated to the New Britain Food Larder.




    You can make a difference as a homeowner in New Britain Township! Learn what you can do on your property and in your community to improve the health of your watershed. To view the guide, please CLICK HERE.


    Creek Road is now open to traffic between Route 152 and Callowhill Road and between Cheesefactory Road and Old Limekiln Road as of today, Tuesday, November 5, 2019.


    Creek Road is closed between Route 152 and Callowhill Road. Creek Road is also closed between Cheesefactory Road and Old Limekiln Road today, Friday, November 1, 2019 due to fallen trees from last night's storm.


    New Britain Township has an immediate opening for a full-time Public Works Equipment Operator/Driver/Laborer. Hours Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, optional OT; mandatory emergency response 24/7. New Britain Township will be accepting applications and resumes until 12:00pm on November 15, 2019.

    Duties include maintenance of all Twp. roadways, facilities, and grounds including parks, open space. Work includes but is not limited to mowing, trimming, weeding, maintaining flowerbeds, painting, trash removal; Operates gas- and diesel-powered vehicles, tools, tractors, chain saws, weed whackers. Performs roadwork, drainage, pipe replacement, patching, and installation of signs; snow plowing and deicing of Township roads. Operation of all Township-owned equipment. Must have valid CDL Class B or A with air brake endorsement, high school diploma or equivalent.

    For a Job Application please CLICK HERE.

    For a Job Description please CLICK HERE.



    Sellersville Road is now open to all traffic.



    The next Chalfont Fire Company Volunteer Information meeting is on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00PM at the main station at 301 North Main Street.



    For more information CLICK HERE.
    Contractors will be out on Monday (weather permitted) to begin milling on Schoolhouse Road between W. Butler Avenue and Upper State Road and on Manor Drive between Andre Drive and Schoolhouse Road. Paving of these areas will commence over the next two weeks starting on Monday, September 23, 2019. Expect lane closures. Local and emergency traffic should be able to get through with some delays.

    95 King Road Zoning Hearing Board Public Hearing has been rescheduled to October 17, 2019 at 7 pm. The Hearing will be held at the New Britain Township Municipal building at 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA.

    84 Schoolhouse Road Zoning Hearing Board Public Hearing has been rescheduled to November 21, 2019 at 7 pm. The Hearing will be held at the New Britain Township Municipal building at 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA.

    Sellersville Road will be closed to all traffic between Curley Mill and Walden Way at Curley Mill Road due to the scheduled repair of a road culvert. 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.

    Please check the website and social media for updated information or call New Britain Township at 215-822-1391. For more information on the culvert repairs, please CLICK HERE.

    Join us for a day of fun at the 10th Annual Fall Festival sponsored by the New Britain Township Veterans Committee on September 21, 2019 from 8AM-2PM at North Branch Park at 207 Park Avenue in Chalfont.
    New this year: We have a Petting Zoo! Also, make sure to visit and “Kiss-A-Pig!” The Pig Placement Network will be fundraising to place pot belly pet pigs in their forever homes!
    Plus, you'll enjoy all the favorites you’ve come to know and love: Music, live dance performances and martial arts demonstrations, bounce houses, so many touch-a-trucks, our New Britain Township Police, our local Chalfont Fire Company and the Chal-Brit Regional EMS. We have a huge vendor fair for you to visit along with a community wide yard sale. Meet and greet our local veterans at their booth!
    Finally, we will be hosting our Sixth Annual Car Show with an award ceremony!
    Most activities at the New Britain Township Veterans Committee Fall Festival are free of charge, thanks to our generous Event Sponsors. Please remember these local businesses: Bi-County Fuels, Inc., Doli Construction, North Wales Water Authority, Spatola's Pizza, Target World Inc. and New Britain Tri-Municipal Republican Club.
    Please CLICK HERE for more information.



    The second culvert replacement recently started on Upper Church Road between Stump and King Roads. Detour signs are posted for Old Limekiln Road, please take caution. 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.



    Hilltown Township Water and Sewer Authority is planning a single lane closure with flagging on Route 113 (Souderton Road) between Deerfield Circle and Telegraph Road in Hilltown Township, Bucks County on Tuesday, July 23, through Friday, August 16, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for water main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
    Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather permitting.

    Join us on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 9:30 am, beginning at the Town Center Shopping Center, Business Route 202, New Britain Borough and ending at North Branch Park, 207 Park Ave, New Britain Township. Bring your lawn chairs and watch your Hometown Community Parade go by, cheer on the marchers, bands, scout troops, decorated floats, antique cars and fire trucks.

    Maple Avenue will be closed to through-traffic between County Line Road and New Galena Road on Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, 2019 for a PECO gas main installation.
    Local traffic should be able to get through with delays. The schedule is weather dependent.

    PECO Energy is planning a lane closure with flagging on Route 313 (Swamp Road) between Chestnut Drive and Creek Drive in Doylestown Borough and Buckingham Township, Bucks County on Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for utility work, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today, June 19, 2019.
    Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.

    PennDOT is scheduled to begin construction on the Butler Avenue Bridge (near St. Jude’s church) in New Britain Township on Monday, June 17th. The work is estimated to take two months and projected to be completed before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Butler Avenue (Business Route 202) will be closed during this time.

    PennDOT’s posted detour is South Limekiln Pike (SR 152), Route 202 Parkway (SR 0202), and County Line Road (SR 2038). For more information on the posted detour, CLICK HERE.


    County Line Road is scheduled to close between Richardson Road and Walnut Street on Monday June 3 through Wednesday, June 5, from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for pipe repair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. During the closure, County Line Road motorists will be detoured over Doylestown Road/Butler Avenue and Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike). Local access will be maintained up to the work zone. All scheduled activities are weather dependent. For the County Line Road Detour Plan, CLICK HERE.


    Due to the massive storms this week, the Township will have a temporary Storm Debris Drop-Off for Township Residents at the 207 Park Avenue lot next to the Township Office.
    Residents may deposit their yard debris in the containers located in the parking lot. Please limit your deposits to storm-related branches, and not unrelated routine yard waste.
    Thank you for everyone's patience and cooperation as we clean up the damage.



    Road Closures: The following Roads are closed due to downed trees and wires: Walters Road between Crescent and Township Line Roads.
    The Public Works Department is continuing to clear drains, clear up debris and repair road damage. Please use caution when driving.
    County Line Road was opened temporarily Friday May 31 between Richardson Road and Walnut Street due to a PADOT crossover pipe that needs to be replaced. PADOT placed a steel plate until Monday, June 3, when County Line Road will be reclosed for replacement of the culvert.



    Road Resurfacing Bid Results for the 2019 Road Program were opened on Friday, May 10,2019 at 10:00AM. For more information on bid contract award details and the 2019 Road Paving Program Street Listings CLICK HERE.



    Callowhill Road has reopened after the cleanup of downed trees and wires between Ferry and Creek Roads. Use caution when driving.

    Road Closures: The following Roads are closed due to downed trees and wires: Callowhill Road between Ferry and Creek Roads; Walters Road between Crescent and Township Line Roads; County Line Road between Richardson Road and Walnut Street.

    The Public Works Department is presently out clearing drains ahead of tonight’s projected storms, clearing up debris and repairing road damage.

    Severe Flooding occurred and closed several roads last night. Waters receded, but the following roadways may flood again due to predicted heavy rains: Route 152 between Upper Stump and New Galena Roads; Newville Road between Curly Mill and New Galena Roads; Curly Mill at Sellersville Road; Sellersville at Brook Lane; Sellersville at Glen Drive; Walters Road; Cedar Hill Road.

    Severe Flooding occurred and closed several roads last night. Waters receded, but the following roadways may flood again due to predicted heavy rains: Route 152 between Upper Stump and New Galena Roads; Newville Road between Curly Mill and New Use caution when driving. DO NOT ENTER ANY FLOODED ROADWAY.

    The New Britain Township Veteran's Committee will be hosting its Third Annual His & Her Bingo Event on June 14, 2019. Play 15 rounds of BINGO with the chance to win!

    To buy tickets or reserve a table of 10. Call the Township at (215)822-1391 or email nbt@newbritaintownship.org

    Tickets are available at the Township Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA

    Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Please CLICK HERE for more information.



    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.

    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.

    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.



    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

    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.


    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.
    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.

    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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