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Bucks County Continues to Monitor Chemical Spill Response
Updated info on the monitoring of the Bucks County chemical spill response found here.
Bucks County Monitoring Chemical Spill
Bucks County is monitoring the chemical spill that took place this past Friday evening in Bristol Twp. More info here.
Annual County and Municipal Real Estate Tax Bills have been sent out.
Annual County (Bucks County) and Municipal (Chalfont Borough) Real Estate Tax bills have been mailed out. If you did not receive your bill, please contact Chalfont Borough’s Tax Collector, Barbara Klingerman, by calling 215-822-7295 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To take advantage of the discount period, please make sure your payment is postmarked by April 30, 2023. Please visit: the Borough’s website tax information page for more information.
Upcoming Road Closure on Barry Rd. in New Britain Twp.
Chalfont-New Britain Township Joint Sewage Authority Utility Improvement to Close Barry Road Weekdays in New Britain Township
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the Chalfont-New Britain Township Joint Sewage Authority will be performing a sewer facility installation on Barry Road in New Britain Township, Bucks County, beginning Monday, March 6.
Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:
- Monday, March 6, through Friday, April 14, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a weekday closure is scheduled on Barry Road between New Galena Road and Railroad Avenue. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Railroad Avenue, Sunset Avenue, Route 152 (Main Street), and New Galena Road.
Local access will be maintained up to the work zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur.
Chalfont-New Britain Township Joint Sewage Authority will complete this project under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.
Bucks County Senior Games
Do you like to get out and enjoy the fresh air, be active and meet new people? The Bucks County Senior Games are coming and it’s their 40th Anniversary!!! Registration opens on April 1st. More info found here: Bucks County Senior Games
Chalfont Fire Co. Soup – Chili – Bake Sale
Chalfont Fire Co. Auxiliary is hosting a “Soup – Chili – Rummage – Used Books – and Bake Sale” on Saturday, March 25th from 10 AM to 12 PM at the fire house, located at 301 N. Main Street in Chalfont. Advanced orders for chili & soup (veg & chicken noodle) are recommended, call 215-822-2251.
Great Backyard Bird Count Begins on 2/17/23
AQUA PA – construction in Chalfont Borough
AQUA PA will begin the replacement of 2,874 feet of aging six-inch cement pipe with new eight-inch ductile iron water main on Chestnut Street including Church Street, Wisler Avenue, Maple Avenue and Sunset Avenue from Maple Avenue to Barness Lane, starting on February 20, 2023. See information HERE.
PennDOT’s Safe Driving Tips for Super Bowl Sunday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; February 9, 2023
PennDOT Teams Up with Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania DUI Association, AAA to Encourage Safe Driving Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania DUI Association, and AAA Mid-Atlantic held an event today at Chickie’s & Pete’s in South Philadelphia to remind football fans everywhere that if you’re heading out to a Super Bowl party, make sure you plan a designated driver to get you home safely.
“Safety is PennDOT’s most important priority,” said Acting PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary Melissa Batula. “We want Eagles fans to enjoy their festivities this weekend, but we also want responsible drivers on our roads. If your celebration includes alcohol, plan ahead by designating a sober driver or arranging for alternate transportation.”
As part of the event, police discussed the increased use of roving patrols on Super Bowl Sunday to target impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Participants also provided Super Bowl party-hosting tips and non-alcoholic drink options to prevent partygoers from drinking and driving.
“Our highway safety mission includes a zero-tolerance approach with drivers who operate vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Pennsylvania State Police Communications Director Lieutenant Adam Reed. “Troopers are trained to identify impaired drivers and remove them from our roadways. Please be responsible this Sunday, as it’s not only a Philly thing, it’s a PA thing.”
Only one team wins Super Bowl, but if you drive impaired, you lose. According to PennDOT data, in 2022, there were 348 crashes statewide from 6:00 PM on Super Bowl Sunday to 6:00 AM the following day. Of those, 46 crashes involved a drinking driver, resulting in one fatality.
“The Pennsylvania DUI Association would like to remind everyone to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl appearance in a safe, and responsible manner,” said Pennsylvania DUI Association Regional Program Administrator Jim French. “If you plan on drinking, please do not drive, arrange for a designated driver or an alternate form of transportation. If you are hosting a party, we ask you provide a fun, and safe environment for your attendees along with options to prevent them from driving away from your party while impaired. Remember, if you feel different, you drive different.”
Whether you are attending a party or going to a bar or restaurant, make a game plan and follow these simple tips for a safe and happy evening:
- Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use a ride service, or call a taxi or sober friend to get home safely.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
- Do you have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.
A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds unsafe driving behaviors, including impaired driving, rose from 2020 to 2021. The most alarming increase was among drivers admitting to getting behind the wheel after drinking enough that they felt they were over the legal limit – an increase of nearly 24%. According to new survey data in the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, this is a reversal in the steady declines in these dangerous driving behaviors in the three years from 2018 through 2020.
“Drinking and driving is not a game – it’s a deadly combination, and a crime,” said Jana Tidwell, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Make your winning drive sober and designate a driver before indulging in alcohol. Don’t fumble when it comes to safety. Drunk driving is 100% preventable.”
To learn more about PennDOT’s highway safety efforts, visit www.PennDOT.pa.gov/safety.