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Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board openings

Currently there is an open position on the Chalfont Borough Planning Commission and on the Zoning Hearing Board.  Anyone interested in serving their community on this commission or board is welcome to complete a volunteer form to apply.

The Planning Commission consists of five members, headed by a chairman, and their duties include the review of all land use and construction plans. Our Commission works with the Bucks County Planning Commission to develop uniformity between the Borough and the County. Recommendations by the Planning Commission are then forwarded to Borough Council for review and action. Members are appointed to a four-year term. Filling the current term will end on 12/31/2018 and at that time the person can ask to be appointed to another 4-year term. Chalfont Borough Planning Commission meets as needed on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm.

The Zoning Hearing Board consists of three members and an alternate. The Zoning Hearing Board is responsible for the following activities: hearing and deciding appeals from a decision or determination of the Zoning Office in connection with the Zoning Ordinances and amendments thereto; hearing and making decisions on special exceptions; and authorizing variances from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance, as permitted by the Municipalities Planning Code. Filling the current term will end on 12/31/2020 and at that time the person can ask to be appointed to another 4-year term. Chalfont Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets as needed on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.

Egg Hunt

The Lion’s Club is hosting an Egg Hunt on Saturday April 1, 2017 at 40 North Main Street behind the Borough Administration Building in Krupp Park.  The event starts at 10am.  Rain date (if needed) will be Saturday, April 8th.

Snow Emergency beginning at 8:00pm

Please follow Chalfont Borough on Facebook and Twitter for real time updates.

NEWS: 3/13/2017: DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER, CHALFONT BOROUGH IS DECLARING A SNOW EMERGENCY BEGINNING AT 8:00pm – RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED NOT TO PARK ON BOROUGH STREETS – sign up for Bucks County alerts at http://www.buckscounty.org/ReadyBucks

Chalfont Fire Hall will serve as a Comfort Station in times of emergency power outages.

The Chalfont Fire Station, located at 301 N Main Street, Chalfont, will open on a case to case basis as a comfort station for residents of New Britain Township, Chalfont Borough, New Britain Borough and Doylestown Township during emergencies.

Chalfont Borough will post on its website when the comfort station is activated and opened. This will usually occur when the power has been out or is expected to be out for over four hours. In the event that you need to visit a comfort station, please remember the following:

  • Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs)
  • Remember to bring your own supplies (blankets, medication, food)
  • Food, beverages, and overnight lodging cannot be provided; however, microwaves, stoves, refrigerators, and coffee makers are available for use.
  • The comfort station is not a 24 hour shelter. It will not be open overnight. Hours of operation will typically be from 7 or 8 am to 5 or 6 pm.

Residents with disabilities and senior citizens needing assistance in an emergency are urged to register with the police department. Please call 215-345-4143 during business hours to put your contact information on their list so an officer can check in on you in an emergency.