Message from PECO

At PECO, we are committed to providing safe and reliable energy for our customers and the communities we serve.  There have been multiple interruption reported within the last 30 days in this area.  These interruptions were caused by weather, trees, and equipment problems.

PECO patrolled the area from the ground and from the sky.  We have identified specific locations that require tree trimming and equipment replacement.  Our crews have already begun the work to address these issues, and we expect this work to be completed by the end of summer.

We know you are inconvenienced whenever you experience a power outage, and we believe this work will help us to provide you with the level of service you expect.

Please contact Randi Martin, Regional Engineering Assistant, at 215-956-3113 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

William Patterer, Director of Regional Electric Operations

PECO to Restrict Street Road for Utility Improvements

PECO Energy is planning lane closures on Street Road for utility installations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.

From Tuesday, July 9th through Friday, July 19th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, weekday lane closures are schedule on Street Road between Hoover Avenue and Eastview Avenue.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur.  All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks counties at www.penndot.gov/District6.

Message from the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force

What a spring season we have had so far across Bucks County!  Springtime storms have pelted the area with rain, hail, and in some parts of Bucks County, tornadoes.  Many Bucks County residents have called the office of Consumer Protection recently as they scramble to find a reputable damage repair company.  We are happy to help as we always strongly advise consumers to use caution when hiring a contractor.  The following are tips and things to keep in mind before signing a contract:

  • Do not be an easy target.  Ask to see a contractor’s license and verify it by calling 888-520-6680 or if you have internet access, check it on the Attorney General’s website by clicking HERE   Be wary of contractors knocking on your door.  We like to see the consumer initiate the business transaction.
  • It is required under the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act that contractors provide a physical street address and landline phone number to the consumer, not just a P.O. Box or cell phone number.
  • Written contracts for home improvements are mandatory under the law and must be signed by the consumer and contractor before work begins.  It should include the contractor’s HIC license number, must state the exact work to be done, a starting and completion date for the project, and the total cost including a payment break down.  Guarantees/warranties should be outlined in writing as well; no verbal agreements.  Make sure you receive a full copy of anything you sign immediately for your records as it will be needed if an issue arises.
  • You are only required to pay one third deposit up front by law, unless there are special order materials.
  • A contractor who offers to do a job cheaper, if paid in cash, is probably not paying taxes and almost certainly not paying for insurance.  Avoid paying cash if possible.  A check or credit card provides a paper trail if a contractor takes your money and never returns.
  • A contractor driving an automobile without a company logo on it could be another red flag.
  • Work with your insurance company directly.  If you are not satisfied with your insurance company’s service then consider hiring a reputable public adjuster to help.

Remember, scammers usually present themselves as a friendly, reliable person.  The numerous complaints that we receive about a scam artist include that they were “so nice”.  Make a business decision to the best of your ability; not an emotional one.  As in any consumer transaction, be polite but firm.  Residents can go to the Bucks County Consumer Protection website at www.buckscounty.org then click on “Quick Links” and Consumer Protection, then to our “Tips and Brochures” section to download the Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor brochure for additional information.  You may also call 215-348-6060, and speak to a Consumer Investigator.  The Investigator will then check the Consumer Protection database to see if a business has had complaints filed against them.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at www.buckscounty.org/CrimesAgainstOlderAdults or call our 24 Hour Hotline at 1-800-490-8505.

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.

Bucks County Conservation District is hosting their annual Father’s Day Kid’s Fishing Derby

Join in the fun at this year’s annual Father’s Day Kid’s Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Angler’s Pier in Peace Valley Park.  Check-in time will start at approximately 7:30 AM until 8:15 AM.  Fishing will begin at 8:30 am until 10:30 am.  It is a catch and release derby for boys and girls ages 5 to 15 years in four age categories.  Prizes are awarded to the winners in each age group as well as overall winner.  Coffee and donuts are served to parents and kids who participate.  This is a rain or shine event.  Cancellation may occur for thunderstorms.  Registration is required to participate.  To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-fathers-day-fishing-derby-tickets-57032146686.

 

Lower Southampton Township Town Watch

Please consider joining our Town Watch program.  Town Watch meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the police station.  It’s a great opportunity to hear what is going on in the Township.  You will have the chance to ask questions or express any concerns you may have.  For more information, please contact Cpl. Sean Dougherty at sdougherty@lstwp.org.