Notice of Intent to Enter from Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is beginning engineering and environmental studies for the Preliminary Design for the replacement of the overhead bridge located at Milepost 348.25 which carries Buck Road over the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  In order for these studies to be performed, it will be necessary for employees and/or agents of the Commission to enter properties in this vicinity to obtain information required to complete surveys and obtain information for permits and reports.  The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has sent letters notifying property owners in this vicinity that pursuant to Act of May 4, 2006, Number 34, Section 1, P.L. 112 known as the Eminent Domain Code, that in order to conduct surveys, studies, tests, soundings, core borings, and/or appraisals, it will be necessary for employees and/or agents of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to enter their property or properties along, adjacent to, or in the vicinity of the contemplated highway improvements on or after January 16, 2020.

The employees and/or agents of the Commission who may need to enter your property have been cautioned to do their work expeditiously, courteously, and with minimal interruption to the use of the premises.  Also, they have been instructed to minimize disturbance of property and to assure its expeditious restoration.  Cooperation with them in their performance of this necessary work is gratefully appreciated.  Should you have any questions, please contact Walter Wimer at 717-831-7590 or wwimer@paturnpike.com.

Township Library of Lower Southampton seeking Community Support

It all began in the basement of an abandoned building, back in 1954.

That was where, and when, a group of very enthusiastic local residents established the Township Library of Lower Southampton.  They only had a budget of $100, but that was enough to get started.  soon people were donating books, volunteering their time, and gathering up collections from interested neighbors.

It was a small beginning, but it was to mark a pattern of community support for the library that continues to this day.  By the end of its first year, thanks to the support of its neighbors, the little library was able to be open eight hours a week and could boast a total circulation of 5,533 books and periodicals.

Today, with continuing contributions from residents, and the support of the Township Administration, the Township Library of Lower Southampton has grown into a multi-media resource providing online access, community programs and an expansive range of reading, viewing and learning materials for the more than 19,000 residents who call Lower Southampton home.

Over the years, times and technology have changed.  However, one thing that has remained consistent is the mutually beneficial relationship between the library and the people it serves.  Just as the library has been there for its neighbors, its neighbors have always been there for the library.

Now we’re asking you to help keep the Township Library of Lower Southampton growing, and thriving, and doing everything it can to support the people of this very special part of Bucks County.

Please give to the Township Library of Lower Southampton Support Fund.

Back in 1954, a small group of people saw the bright future a Free Library could bring to this area.  Sixty-five years later, you have the opportunity to demonstrate the same kind of vision and promise for tomorrow.

To support our library, please click here for the donation form.

Feasterville Business Association Donations to Local Charities

FBA Golf Outing Grants 2019

The Feasterville Business Association recently presented grants to 20 communal and charitable organizations from proceeds raised from its 29th annual charity golf outing which was held last summer. The presentations were made at the beginning of the Lower Southampton Township supervisors meeting held at the township administration building located at 1500 Desire Avenue in Feasterville, PA. Pictured here at the event (from left) are Ed Shannon, vice chairman of the Lower Southampton board of supervisors and FBA golf committee chairperson, Charles Roman, president of the FBA, Dennis Markowitz, FBA treasurer and golf committee member, Guillaume Stewart, YMCA of Bucks County, Karen Madotto, vice president of the FBA and golf committee member, Elliot Kolodny, Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, Carol Skaziak, Throw Away Dogs, Rita G. Brouwer-Ancher, A Woman’s Place, Kate Sample, the Sunshine Foundation, JulieAnn Ody, the American Red Cross, Betty Heffron, the Neshaminy Activities Center, Bill Wiegman, Drug Council of Southeastern, PA and the Bucks County Hero Scholarship Fund, Linda Peters, Friends of the Lower Southampton Library, Denise Trimble, Legacy of Life Foundation, Mary Jo May, Special Equestrians, Bob Sterner, Lower Southampton Athletic Association, Rose McMenamin, Playwicki Farm Foundation, Tracy Freels, FBA financial secretary golf committee member, Patrice Luongo, Playwicki Farm Foundation, and Kathy Shannon, Legacy of Life Foundation. Also receiving grants but not pictured were Sean/Me and the Darren Daulton Foundation. Grants were additionally made for the FBA’s college scholarships, annual Easter egg hunt and holiday gift baskets for needy families. Since its inception, the FBA charity golf outing has raised more than $300,000 for communal and charitable endeavors. Now in its 71st anniversary year, the mission of the FBA is to promote growth and progress for the betterment of the community. For further information, you can email feasterville.biz@gmail.com or visit them on the web at www.feasterville.biz.

Veterans Benefits Expo

WHEN:  Friday, November 8, 2019, 2 – 8PM – opening ceremony at 1:45PM

WHERE: Parx – East Racetrack Building, 3001 Street Road, Bensalem, PA

OVER 50 EXHIBIT TABLES INCLUDING:

Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, VA Regional Office, VA Vet Center, PA National Guard, Shamrock Reins, Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW, PA Career Link, Washington Crossing national Cemetary, Bucks County Tour of Honor, USO of Pennsylvania, Wreaths Across American, Travis Manion Foundation

Breakout Conferences:

3:30 – 5PM – VA Town Hall Meeting

5 – 6:30PM – Women Veterans Conference

6:30 – 8PM – Post 9-11 Veterans Conference

OPEN TO ALL VETERANS, SPOUSES, WIDOWS, CHILDREN LIVING IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Sponsored by: Bucks County Veteran Affairs, Parx Casino, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Township Mailbox Replacement Policy

What do I do if my mailbox was damaged from a plow truck during a snow event?

First thing is to contact Lower Southampton Township Administration Office via email at administration@lstwp.org within 48 hours after the snow event is over.

Following notification, the Public Works Director will do an inspection of the mailbox to determine if the mailbox came in direct contact with a Township plow truck.  Do not discard the damaged mailbox before an inspection is done.

If it is determined at this time that a Township/Contractor plow truck came in contact with your mailbox causing damage, then reimbursement will be processed.

Reasons that your mailbox would not qualify for reimbursement:

  • Placement or location of the mailbox does not meet the United States Postal Service guidelines (which are posted on this website).
  • Damaged, rusted or rotted post/support arm.
  • Leaning over the curb line into the drive lane.
  • Damaged mailbox was discarded prior to inspection.
  • Damaged from thrown or heavy snow accumulated during a winter event.
  • If it is determined that contact with a Township plow did not occur.

The Township will reimburse $75.00 for the mailbox and $25.00 for the post.