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.

Friends of the Township Library hosting a Penny Party Basket Bash

Penny Party Basket Bash with 70 baskets you will actually want to win. BYOB and snacks

Fun for everyone. Admission ticket is $20 – enjoy dessert, Coffee Cafe, Infused Water Bar and door prizes included with your admission ticket. Tickets available in person at Township Library of Lower Southampton, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053. Raffle tickets available at the event for 25 tickets for $10.

Shop, laugh, eat, drink, and have fun.  Proceeds benefit library programs. Must be 21 years of age.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Friends of the Township Library of Lower Southampton is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our library for future generations and insuring the library is a resource of information for all in the community.

 

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2019 Bucks County Book Fest

Join us on October 12th and 13th in Doylestown, PA for the 2019 Bucks County Book Festival.

The Bucks County Book Festival features panel discussions and book signings with published authors, writers’ and illustrators’ workshops, a Kids Book Fest & Fire Prevention open house, and Books ‘ N Brews night. Most events are free. As an added bonus, our keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen.

This festival will unite book lovers of all ages from across the local area into a single community through a One Book reading selection. Our book for this year is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Community reads are very popular across the country, and we will follow this trend by hosting events to celebrate our One Book pick.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13

Visit the website for details and schedule: bucksbookfest.org

 

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.

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.