PLEASE HELP – MISSING ADULT – FEMALE

On July 10, 2021, family members of Cassandra J. Johnston, white female, 26 years of age reported her as missing as she never returned home after leaving a location in Philadelphia on July 10, 2021 at approximately 5:30 AM.  She was last seen in the area of 12th street and Vine Street in Philadelphia wearing the same depicted clothing as in the image and operating a silver 2016 Ford Focus sedan displaying PA registration KSA8807 similar to the one depicted here.

If you know the whereabouts of Cassandra J. Johnston (Casey) or have seen her or her vehicle, please contact Detective Stephen Brookes at the Lower Southampton Police Department by calling 215-357-1235 ext 339 or email sbrookes@lstwp.org.  You may also contact the police department direct number 215-357-1234 and ask to speak with an officer.

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide.

“At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate.”

To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states:

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death attributed to COVID-19.
  • If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. FEMA will also consider documentation from other individuals not listed as the applicant and co-applicant who may have incurred funeral expenses as part of the registration for the deceased individual.
  • An applicant may apply for multiple deceased individuals.
  • The COVID-19-related death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
  • This assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.
  • Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation.

There is a hotline set-up for assistance – 1-844-684-6333

For FAQs on this program, visit FEMAs website by clicking HERE.

U.S. Route 1 PennDOT Project Update

Periodic northbound and southbound lane closures will continue to be in place this summer on U.S. Route 1, on Mondays through Fridays from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, for construction on two reconstruction projects between the Neshaminy Interchange in Bensalem Township, and Route 413 in Middletown Township.

Periodic lane restrictions also may be in place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, for construction on northbound and southbound U.S. Route 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and the Neshaminy Interchange, and on eastbound and westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way in Bensalem Township.

Crews are reconstructing and widening almost three miles of roadway, improving the interchanges, and constructing several new bridges — including new structures over the Neshaminy Creek and over rail lines near the Penndel exit — under two contracts (RC1, RC2) to rebuild, widen and improve U.S. Route 1.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

U.S. 1 Section RC3 Improvement Project

PennDOT is planning to improve U.S. Route 1, Section RC3, which extends from just north of the Lincoln Highway bridge over Business U.S. Route 1 and CSX/SEPTA rail lines to approximately 0.2 miles north of the Corn Crib Lane bridge over Lincoln Highway in Middletown Township, and Langhorne Manor and Langhorne boroughs. This transportation improvement project also includes improvements to the northbound and southbound service (frontage) roads within the Lincoln Highway project limits.

Currently, PennDOT is completing the alternative analysis phase of the project. As part of PennDOT’s public outreach program, the department invites you to view a virtual project update and provide feedback to the department. The department will post a video recording at the following website: us1bucks.com/ starting Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The video will remain on the website for public viewing until Friday, July 2, 2021. Members of the public can view the presentation at this link and provide feedback via the online comment form located on the webpage or mail in the comment form enclosed with this invitation.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89 or those on the department’s Four- and Twelve-Year Plans, visit projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

New Businesses Coming to Town

Over the last week, Lower Southampton Township has seen a few new businesses open up including Burlington & Papa Johns.

Our management team was invited to the ribbon cutting for Papa Johns on June 3rd.  There was a special guest at the ribbon cutting – Tate the dog available for adoption at the Bucks County SPCA!  Click HERE to view the video of the ribbon cutting featuring Tate.

Notice of Proposed Ordinance

TO THE RESIDENTS OF LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Lower Southampton Township, Bucks County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing on the following ordinance on June 9, 2021, 7:30 P.M., at the Township Administration Building, 1500 Desire Avenue, Feasterville, PA, 19053, and may consider adoption of the ordinance after the hearing:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LOWER SOUTHAMPTON, COUNTY OF BUCKS, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER FIFTEEN, PART FOUR OF THE LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO PARKING RESTRICTIONS ON SOUTH EASTVIEW AVENUE; REPEALING ANY PRIOR INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Click HERE to review the proposed ordinance

PECO Announces Tree Trimming to Take Place in the Township

At the end of May, PECO’s vegetation contractor, Asplundh, will begin tree trimming work on certain electrical circuits in the Township.  This is part of continuing effort to maintain the reliability of PECO’s system.  Below is a map of the streets where the work will take place.  All debris generated from the trimming will be removed by Asplundh.