Police Department to host 19th Civilian Police Academy

The Lower Southampton Township Police Department will be hosting it’s 19th Civilian Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The program will run for eight weeks and will cover the topics listed below.  The class is designed to provide the residents of the Township with an understanding of the police department’s operations, it’s policies, provide an insight into the department’s operations, and to meet the department’s personnel.  Participants will also be provided an opportunity to participate in a ride along program with the patrol division during the eight weeks of the program.

Topic Areas:

  • Introduction/Police Department History
  • Patrol Practices
  • Accident Investigation/Traffic Safety
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Pennsylvania Courts
  • Special Operations
  • Use of Force
  • Support Services

Applications can be picked up at the Police Department or email Corporal Dougherty at sdougherty@lstwp.org.

Board of Supervisors to Hold a Special Workshop

The Board of Supervisors will be holding a special workshop to conduct interviews with the candidates for Tax Collector on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  The interviews are open to the public.  The appointment of Tax Collector will be announced at the next regular Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM.  Both meetings are held at the Township Administration Building located at 1500 Desire Avenue, Feasterville, PA 19053.

Sanitation/Trash Rebate Available Soon

The Sanitation/Trash Rebates for the 2019 tax year will be given to qualifying residents beginning February 7, 2020 thru June 1, 2020.  The rebate is $50 per household.

To qualify for this rebate, a resident must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a Lower Southampton Township resident.
  2. Must be a Senior Citizen age 65 years or older.
  3. A Veteran that is 50% disabled or greater with a letter stating % of disability is also eligible for rebate.

There is only one rebate per household.  Rebate will be given for primary residence only (must match with the address on your drivers license).

To receive your rebate, you must present the following:

  • ID showing you are 65 years or older.  Must be 65 by 12/31/19.
  • Must be the owner of the property.

Come to the Township Administration Building during business hours to pick up your rebate check.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise at 215-357-7300 x312.

Tax Collector Vacancy

The elected Tax Collector has submitted her letter of resignation to the Board of Supervisors.

Any Lower Southampton Township residents who are interested in filling the vacant position of Tax Collector may submit a letter of interest and resumé to the Township Manager by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The local Tax Collector is the municipal officer designated to collect municipal and school real estate, refuse fees, and personal taxes levied under the municipal codes and county real estate taxes. The tax collector must have resided in the municipality for the past one year and continue to reside here during the term of office.

Act 48-2015 requires Tax Collectors to attend training and complete testing to become a “Qualified Tax Collector.” Upon successful completion of the basic training program and exam, a newly elected tax collector will be issued a “Qualified Tax Collector” certification by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and will be eligible to take office. The certification must be completed within 60 days of appointment.  Appointees will need to pass a criminal background check and qualify to be bonded.

Before submitting, you may want to familiarize yourself/review the Tax Collector Manual (PA Governor’s Center for Local Government Services) and visit the PA State Tax Collectors’ Association website www.pstca.org.

 

Township Administration Building is a Collection Site for Toys for Tots

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Donating a Toy is one of the experiences that makes Marine Toys for Tots different from other programs.

When you place a toy in a Marine Toys for Tots collection box, you experience the joy of knowing that toy will be under the tree in a family’s home and bring a smile to a less fortunate child Christmas morning.

Toy Drop Site Locations and toy collections are setup and managed by the Local Marine Toys for Tots Campaign.  There is a Toys For Tots Collection Box located in the Township Administration Building’s lobby.  The box will be here until December 12th.

Thank you for supporting Marine Toys for Tots.