Important Announcement from Comcast

Comcast is absolutely thrilled to share the news that Internet Essentials has more than doubled the number of homes eligible for their low-cost internet service.  As of today,  ALL low-income households may be eligible to receive their $9.95 per month service.  The expansion includes seniors and individuals with disabilities.  Below is a list of documents accepted as proof of eligibility.

  • MEDICAID: card or most recent eligibility letter
  • Public housing assistance documentation such as your lease, housing assistance payment contract or eligibility documentation from HUD
  • SNAP: letter indicating you are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
  • TANF: eligibility letter for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • SSI: eligibility letter for Supplemental Security Income
  • NSLP/Head Start:  copy of a letter indicating current participation in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start, with your child’s name, the school name, and the address of where you are requesting service
  • LIHEAP: letter confirming your eligibility for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • WIC: eligibility letter for the Women, Infants, and Children program
  • VA PENSION: Veterans pension eligibility determination letter from the Veterans Administration

So many of you have been asking about senior eligibility, and we’re so happy to have an option for you.  Please go to partner portal to find out more information about the program and additional eligibility requirements.  You can also contact Internet Essentials at 1-855-846-8376.

Message from our Youth Advisory Council

The Township’s Youth Advisory Council is sponsoring an event at Scottsville United Methodist Church called FAMILY NIGHT OUT.  This event is for families with children age 10-14.

Learn skills to help your child succeed during their teen years.  Strengthening Families Program is a proven effective, family inclusive program that promotes positive communication, family bonding and problem solving skills.

Parents will gain strategies for: setting appropriate limits, encouraging good behavior, using effective consequences, protecting against risk, and sharing expectations.

Youth will develop skills for: setting & reaching goals, managing stress, resisting peer pressure, following rules, and appreciating parents.

Childcare for younger siblings is provided.  Dinner is also provided.

This program will run Monday evenings from October 7th thru November 18th, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Questions about the program?  Contact sfpScottsville@outlook.live.com.

For a registration form, click here.

PECO Reminds Customers to Call 811 Before You Dig

Sunday, 8/11, serves as a natural reminder for all customers and contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging.  Nationwide, every six minutes someone damages an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the 811 phone number and safe digging practices.

Striking an underground electric or natural gas line can cause serious injury, damages and service interruptions.  Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811.  Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree and laying a patio are all examples of digging projects where a call to 811 should be one of the first steps.  Customers and contractors also are required to call 811 before clearing blocked sewer lines to determine if any utility lines are nearby as well.

PECO has more than 9,000 circuit miles of underground electric lines, 13,000 miles of natural gas distribution and service lines, and another 9 miles of natural gas transmission lines buried throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.  In addition to PECO’s lines, there are underground communication cables, water and sewer lines, and other utilities  Even properties that are not served by a particular service may still have utility lines running below ground.

When calling 811, customers and contractors are connected to PA One Call, the state’s coordinator for utility line marking.  PA One Call will collect information about the project and provide it to PECO and other member utilities.  The utilities will then mark their underground facilities.  Calls are required at least three business days in advance of digging.

Once lines are located, customers and contractors doing work also must understand the markings and look for evidence of unmarked lines, such as water and sewer lines on private property.  Sewer clean-outs and water valve covers are examples of equipment that can indicate the presence of underground lines.

PECO joins the Exelon family of utilities in recognizing National Call Before You Dig Day and is a member of the Common Ground Alliance to share best practices to promote safe excavation and decrease instances of damage to underground lines.  The company also provides customers and local contractors with important information about safety around overhead and underground utility lines through mailings, customer newsletters, social media and advertising.

To learn more, visit peco.com/safety.

 

Public Demonstration of Potential New Voting Machines

The Bucks County Board of Elections is inviting the public to a demonstration of the various voting machine options being considered for purchase by Bucks County.  It’s your chance to try out the systems, question the vendors, and give feedback.

The demonstration is being held on Monday, August 19th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

WHERE:  Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940.  The demonstration will take place in the Charles E. Rollins Center, Gallagher Room.

 

Rebroadcast of Board of Supervisors Meetings

Board of Supervisors Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 PM.  The meeting is televised live on Channel 22 (Comcast customers) or Channel 28 (Verizon customers).

The meetings are rebroadcasted every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Attention Youth Organizations

Attention, Youth Organizations!

You Could Win $500 in the PSATS Youth Awards Contest

Has your youth organization completed a community service project in our township? For example, has your Scout troop helped clean up a township park or your high school group developed an environmental program for residents? Has your 4-H club held an event for children or adults or your church youth group volunteered to help elderly residents?

Consider entering your community service project in the annual Youth Awards Contest of the Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS). This program recognizes the contributions youth groups make to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania’s townships of the second class. Four winners will each receive $500 and a framed certificate, along with coverage in the Pennsylvania Township News and their local newspapers.

To be eligible, your project must have been undertaken or continued between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, and must have benefited our township and/or its residents.

To download a PDF of the official guidelines and entry form, go to psats.org and click on the PSATS Youth Awards button. Bring your completed form to the township office for the board of supervisors chairman to sign, and we’ll help you submit it to the county association of township officials by the July 1 deadline.

For more information about the contest, contact Brenda Wilt at PSATS at (717) 763-0930, ext. 123, or bwilt@psats.org.