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Parking in Chalfont Borough

Parking in Chalfont has changed, here is everything you need to know:

After nearly two years of studying the parking ordinance in Chalfont Borough, Borough Council passed Ordinance #441, amending parking regulations within the borough. Key changes include:

  • Our Borough Rule of no parking between the hours of 1:00am-6:00am was upheld with the exception of Oxford Lane and Elm Circle.
  • 1:00am-6:00am parking violators will be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25.00 plus costs. This represents a $20 increase to the fine amount which has never previously been increased.
  • All Borough streets are designated as snow emergency routes. This means you must not park on Borough Streets during snow events. In order for us to plow effectively we need to plow curb to curb. During a single snow event, not plowing curb to curb isn’t a big deal. But when we have cumulative winter effect, with no snow melting, you could see how roads could quickly narrow, becoming a safety issue. The fine for violating parking prohibitions in snow emergency routes has been raised to $200.00.
  • The fine for parking in a fire zone has been increased to $75.00.
  • Parking in borough parking lots adjacent to park and recreation facilities with the exception of the parking lot at 40 North Main Street, shall be prohibited between the hours of 1:00am-6:00am. We have a problem with residents parking vehicles overnight in Borough Parks, specifically Chestnut Street Park. Per this change overnight parking is not allowed there. Please be advised that any vehicles found in the lot overnight will be ticketed $25. We need the lots clear and available for park users.

Thank you for observing our parking rules! If you have any questions feel free to contact the Borough Manager.

 

2018 Bucks County Recycling Guide

On behalf of the staff at the Bucks County Planning Commission, please find a PDF version of the newly updated 2018 Recycling Guide. 

Nearly 80% or more of the daily call volume at the Bucks County Planning Commission is from concerned residents who are looking for direction on safe and legal disposal alternatives for various household waste items. The 2018 Recycling Guide is meant to provide guidance, organized by material type, as to how and where to safely and legally dispose of these various items.  

We trust this will help residents to safely dispose of household materials and to further enhance our commitment to a healthy environment! 

Please also note that the Bucks County Planning Commission is currently scheduling the 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection events and will notify you once the final dates and locations have been confirmed.

 

101 North Main Street project

Chalfont Borough Facilities Committee along with Borough Council is pleased to announce our newest project! The Facilities Committee has spent the past 12 months scoping a project that both provides parking, brings life into our Borough Core, and saves the historic building at 101 N. Main Street. The added bonus is our future tenant oWowCow. We are finalizing the grant documents for a redevelopment project at 101 N. Main Street. The historic property was originally purchased to house a new police station and parking lot, but with the regionalization, we no longer needed a Police Station. Around the same time we regionalized, we received notice that we had received a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant allocation. We will be converting the property into an awesome oWowCow location in Spring of 2019. We are also creating a 40+ spot municipal parking lot which will partially be utilized for additional SEPTA parking. We feel that this project achieves revitalization goals we have had for some time (added parking, walk-able vibrant downtown businesses). The project is being funded through a combination of the RACP grant and Borough matching funds.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXsZ99pIISM&sns=em

Chalfont 5K – road closures

The Chalfont Borough 5k is this Saturday.  Click here for a Map of the Road Closures

If you live along the race route and need to leave in the morning, please make arrangements to park your car outside of the race route so that you can get to where you need to be.  We understand that this is an inconvenience, but it is necessary.  This race makes a huge difference in the funding of our parks and trails. 

Road Closures from 7:30am to 11am

North Main Street from Butler Avenue to Rosemore Drive

Church Street, Chestnut Street and a portion of Park avenue

Swartz, Maple, Barness, West Hamilton

Sunset Avenue from North Main to Westview Drive

Lynwood, Birchwood and Rosemore Drive

 

Chalfont New Britain Township Joint Sewer Authority Board

Chalfont Borough is looking for someone to represent the borough on the Chalfont New Britain Township Joint Sewer Authority Board.

The board meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday beginning at 4:00pm. Duties include matters of budget, operation compliance, personnel, facilities, as well as participation in sub committees.  If interested, please complete a Volunteer Form.  It would be helpful for applicants to have either an engineering or finance background.

Chalfont New Britain Township Joint Sewer Authority Board

Chalfont Borough is looking for someone to represent the borough on the Chalfont New Britain Township Joint Sewer Authority Board.

The board meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesday beginning at 4:00pm. Duties include matters of budget, operation compliance, personnel, facilities, as well as participation in sub committees.  If interested, please complete a Volunteer Form.  It would be helpful for applicants to have either an engineering or finance background.

Chalfont Borough would like to publicly thank Mr. Bill Rissinger for his 45+ years of service.

Chalfont Borough Local Government 101

This family friendly event, hosted by our Borough Manager, will cover how our Borough government works, the laws that we have to follow, procedures, and generally try to help people understand why and how we do things.

This event is for residents of Chalfont Borough. While residents of the Township and surrounding areas are welcome to attend, the information discussed may not apply to your residence because Borough code is different from Township code, etc.

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to ask on this page. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 PM at Borough Hall. 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Public Transportation/DART Survey

Chalfont Borough is researching the viability of a local low cost bus service (current pricing $1).   Please complete the short survey online:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dartroute

You can also call us at 215-822-7295 or stop in and we can record your responses for you.  Participation is key! We want to know what residents would like to see as far as service stops, locations, timing, etc.