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Subsidiary Board Openings for 2023

Are you looking for a way to get involved with your community?  There are several open positions on some of our subsidiary boards.  If you are interested in being considered for one of the openings, please submit a letter of interest to administration@lstwp.org by 5 PM on Friday, December 16th.

  1.  Vacancy Board – This position is appointed on an annual basis by the Board of Supervisors & mandated by the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code.  The purpose of this position is to decide upon a replacement Supervisor should a Supervisor Board position become vacant, in the event that the remaining four Board members are unable to reach a decision.  Must be a registered voter in the Township.
  2. Environmental Advisory Council – The EAC meets monthly.  The EAC identifies environmental issues and recommends plans & programs for the promotion and conservation of the Township’s natural resources.
  3. Industrial Development Authority – The purpose of the Authority is to acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain, own, finance and lease economic development projects within Lower Southampton Township.  The IDA meets quarterly.
  4. Library Board – The Library Board meets monthly.  The Library Board acts in an advisory capacity to the library and helps develop, monitor, and approve the library’s budget and policies.
  5. Planning Commission – The Planning Commission meets twice per month.  The Planning Commission is responsible for hearing land development, zoning ordinances, and other township development plans in an effort to help the Board of Supervisors plan and guide the growth of our municipality.
  6. Playwicki Farm Foundation -The Playwicki Farm Foundation was created in 1996 as an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt corporation to raise money for charitable, education & scientific purposes.  The funds are used for the repair, replacement, maintenance and preservation of Playwicki Farm and the development of educational programs.   Throughout the year the Foundation has events that help with fundraising efforts.
  7. Recreation Board – The Recreation Board meets monthly.  The Recreation Board shall advise the Board of Supervisors as to the operation, supervision and maintenance of parks, recreation programming and facilities.
  8. Veterans Advisory Council – The VAC meets monthly.  The VAC gathers information for and distributes information to area Veterans.  The VAC assists local Veterans with their questions about needs and resources that are available to them.

2023 Preliminary Budget

The Lower Southampton Township Preliminary Budget for 2023 will be available and may be reviewed in its entirety starting November 17, 2022 at Lower Southampton Township Administration Building, 1500 Desire Avenue, Feasterville, PA between 9 AM and 5 PM – Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.  Click HERE to view the 2023 preliminary budget.

LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP’S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023 AT THEIR NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022 AT 7:30 PM.

Playwicki Farm Volunteer Drive

Would you like to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community?

Playwicki Farm is having a Volunteer Drive.

Join us to learn about our volunteering opportunities.

WHEN:  Saturday, December 17, 2022

WHERE:  In the farm house

TIME:  11AM – 11:45AM

No qualifications are needed to volunteer, just your desire to help.

We are looking for people to:

  • Work special events that we hold for the community like our Food Truck rallies.
  • Help maintain & preserve the park (think Earth Day).

You decide what you want to do and how much time you want to volunteer.

Volunteering can give you a sense of community and the satisfaction of knowing you helped keep Playwicki Farm vibrant and beautiful.

For more information, please contact us.

Email:  playwicki.farm.foundation@gmail.com

or call Stu Freeman at 267-241-3954

Playwicki Farm, 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA 19053

Draft of 2022 Comprehensive Plan is Available for Review

The Board of Supervisors of Lower Southampton Township will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the Lower Southampton Township Building, 1500 Desire Avenue, Feasterville, PA, to consider the adoption of the Lower Southampton Township Comprehensive Plan of 2022.  A copy of this plan is available by clicking HERE and at the Township offices during normal business hours.

Department of Revenue Warns of Fraudsters Targeting Businesses

The State Department of Revenue announced that Pennsylvania business owners are receiving fraudulent letters in the mail purporting to be from Revenue and directing them to turn over accounting records.  The goal of the scam is to make the recipient believe that they are being investigated and convince them to turn over sensitive information.

The department noted that the counterfeit notice does not include a return address, which is on all department correspondence.  The fraudulent notices also address the recipient as “Dear Business Owner.”  The department typically addresses the business owner or business by name.

If your business receives such a notice, you can research the issue at revenue.pa.gov or reach out to the department using its Online Customer Service Center.

Click here to learn more, including other tips on how to identify fraudulent activity.

Looking for Volunteers!

If you are interested in getting involved with our community, we have some volunteer opportunities available with 3 of our subsidiary boards.

  1. Youth Advisory Council – There are 4 openings.  This task force advises the Board of Supervisors on all matters pertaining to the reduction & ultimate elimination of drug and alcohol abuse, other harmful behaviors, and the effects of depression on youth in our Township.
  2. Environmental Advisory Council – There is 1 opening.  This council identifies environmental problems, recommends plans & programs to the appropriate agencies for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment with the Township, makes recommendations as to the use of open land areas of the Township, and undertakes environmental tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors.
  3. Recreation Board – There are 2 openings.  The Recreation Board shall advise the Board of Supervisors to the equipment, operation, supervision and maintenance of parks, recreation areas, and facilities.

To volunteer, submit a letter of interest to administration@lstwp.org.

Notice of Proposed Ordinance – Transient Retail Business

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 May 11, 2022, 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, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDMENT OF TOWNSHIP CODE CHAPTER 13, PART 1, TRANSIENT RETAIL BUSINESS

Click HERE to view the proposed ordinance.

Federal Real ID Enforcement Begins May 3, 2023 – Important Notice from PennDOT

Harrisburg, PA – With the one-year countdown beginning today for the federal enforcement of REAL ID for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) joined the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) and Philadelphia International Airport officials to remind Pennsylvania residents who want REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards and have not yet gotten one to gather the needed documents now to ensure they leave plenty of time to get their REAL ID before the federal enforcement date.

To date, PennDOT has issued approximately 1.6 million REAL ID products.

REAL ID is a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards if they are going to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding a domestic flight or entering a federal building that requires federally acceptable ID upon entry. A federally acceptable form of identification (whether it’s a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a valid U.S. Passport/Passport Card, a military ID, etc.) must be used for these purposes on and after May 3, 2023.

There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID; PennDOT continues to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.

“Although a year seems like a long time to get ready, the deadline will be upon us before you know it. We encourage our customers who want a REAL ID to get one as soon as possible,” said PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary Melissa Batula. “We continue to focus on providing the best possible customer service to all of our customers as the federal deadline approaches.”

Since March 1, 2019, PennDOT has processed about 8.3 million customers, with more than 1.6 million individuals choosing to opt into the REAL ID program. The remaining 6.7 million have chosen not to participate or use an alternative federally acceptable form of ID come the May 2023 deadline.

“We see plenty of travelers who reside in neighboring Delaware and New Jersey who fly out of Philadelphia International Airport regularly, and like all travelers from out-of-state who want to fly after May 3, 2023, they also will need to have a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or other acceptable form of ID when they approach our TSA travel document podium,” said TSA Federal Security Director Gerardo Spero. “The REAL ID law is for all Americans who want to fly out of any domestic airport across the country starting one year from now. My advice is to go to your local state’s department of motor vehicles or department of transportation to get your upgraded REAL ID driver’s license now. Don’t wait.”

Customers can obtain a REAL ID by presenting documents for verification and processing at any driver license center. Federal regulations require that to be issued a REAL ID-compliant product, PennDOT must verify the below documents:

  • Proof of Identity: Examples include original or certified copy of a birth certificate filed with the State Office of Vital Records/Statistics with a raised seal/embossed or valid, unexpired, U.S. Passport;
  • Proof of Social Security Number:  Social security card, in current legal name;
  • Two Proofs of Current, Physical PA Address: Examples include a current, unexpired PA driver’s license or identification card, vehicle registration or a utility bill with the same name and address; and
  • Proof of all Legal Name Changes (if current legal name is different than what is reflected on proof of identity document): Examples include a certified marriage certificate(s) issued by the County Court for each marriage, court order(s) approving a change in legal name or amended birth certificate issued by the State Office of Vital Records/Statistics. If current name is the same as what is reflected on proof of identity document (usually birth certificate or passport), a customer does not need to show proof of legal name changes.

Customers have three options for obtaining a REAL ID product: Customers may order their REAL ID online if they have been pre-verified and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 15 business days; they can visit any PennDOT driver license center that is open for driver license services, have their documents verified and imaged, and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 15 business days; or they can visit one of 13 REAL ID Centers and receive their REAL ID product over the counter at the time of service.

For a full list of driver license centers and their services, please visit the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

When a customer gets their first REAL ID product, they pay a one-time fee of $30, plus the applicable renewal fee (current renewal fee is $30.50 for a four-year non-commercial driver’s license, and $31.50 for a photo ID). The expiration date of their initial REAL ID product will include any time remaining on their existing non-REAL ID product, plus an additional four years, unless the customer is over 65 and has a two-year license. This expiration date structure means that customers won’t “lose” time that they’ve already paid for. After the initial REAL ID product expires, customers pay no additional fee, beyond regular renewal fees, to renew a REAL ID product.

REAL ID-compliant products are marked with a gold star in the upper right corner, standard-issue (non-compliant) products include the phrase “NOT FOR REAL ID PURPOSES,” per federal regulations. Sample images can be viewed on PennDOT’s website.

More information about REAL ID in Pennsylvania, including frequently asked questions and information on documents required for REAL ID, can be found at www.penndot.gov/REALID.

State Rep. Frank Farry Holding Paper Shredding Event

Saturday, May 14, 9 AM to 1 PM at Langhorne District Office Parking Lot, 370 East Maple Avenue.

To help residents securely dispose of old documents and guard themselves against identity theft, I will be hosting a free community paper shredding event. Residents of the 142nd District are encouraged to bring documents that contain sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, medical information or bank account numbers, to be thoroughly shredded. Individuals are limited to two file boxes of paper; no plastic bags please.

Please place your items to be shredded in the trunk of your vehicle, remain in your car and staff will handle the rest. My staff will also be on hand to address any state-related issues or questions.