Welcome to Solebury Township
Solebury — A Natural Choice
It is our choice to protect and preserve the beauty, unique character and natural resources of Solebury Township for our residents, both now and in the future.
While balancing the rights of the individual property owner with the good of the community as a whole, we will manage growth to promote sustainability of our natural resources, preserve our land, and protect and revere our historic heritage...
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Solebury Awarded Grant to Improve Traffic Safety
Solebury's proposal to monitor and improve the safety of three major traffic intersections in the Township has won PennDOT's financial support . The state has awarded a $165,000 grant to improve traffic signal monitoring and communication along Route 202 in Solebury: at the intersection with Kitchen's Lane and Route 179; where 202 meets Logan Square and Shire Lane, and at Sugan Road.
Solebury Township is one of 24 municipalities in the state to win the grant award, an $8.8 million program to improve troublesome intersections. Projects that improve safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion were eligible for the grant; over 130 applications were considered.
Funding for the project comes from Pennsylvania's Automated Red Light Enforcement program, which takes the money collected from "red light camera" fines in Philadelphia and distributes it throughout the state to municipal traffic safety programs.
A PennDOT committee determined that Solebury's proposal to address traffic safety along Route 202 was beneficial to both the Township and the region, and effective at controlling and sharing costs.
Since its inception in 2010, the ARLE program has awarded grants to 234 projects around the state, totalling $33.3 million.
Sign Up for Ready Notify PA for Emergency Information
Solebury Township has signed onto ReadyNotifyPA as a means of getting residents emergency information in times of need. ReadyNotifyPA is a reverse-911 service that allows government agencies to send alerts to subscribers by email, phone, or text. What’s unique about the system is the degree to which subscribers can customize the kinds of messages they receive as well as how they receive them.
For more information or to sign up, visit ReadyNotifyPA.org and click Bucks County. Choose an option in the left-hand menu, or use the “Click Here to Register” button to sign up.
PennDOT Outlines Winter Storm Strategies Ahead of Possible Storms
With possible winter storms forecast in the days and weeks ahead, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said that while crews will work around the clock as needed, roads will not be free of ice and snow while precipitation is falling.
"PennDOT follows weather forecasts just like our customers do, but the bottom line is that weather is unpredictable and we need to be prepared for quick changes in weather and road conditions," Schoch said. "If significant precipitation is forecast, people shouldn't travel unless they must. This ensures that everyone stays safe and crews can focus on treating the roads."
Adopted 2014 Budget
The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors adopted the 2014 budget at their meeting on Dec. 17. The budget, which can be downloaded and viewed here, was approved without any tax increase for Solebury residents for the third year in a row.
PennDOT Moves Fleecydale Road Closure for Retaining Wall Replacement
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Dec. 2 closed Fleecydale Road between Fretz Mill Road and Route 32 (River Road) in Solebury Township for the construction of a new 300-foot retaining wall to stabilize and support the roadway.
In conjunction with this closure, PennDOT has reopened Fleecydale Road between Fretz Mill Road and Old Carversville Road, where crews worked since last December to rebuild a retaining wall that was failing.
Following this traffic pattern change, PennDOT's contractor will build a new retaining wall to replace a failing wall located west of the Fretz Mill Road intersection. This section of Fleecydale Road is expected to reopen in May 2014.
PennDOT to Improve Fleecydale Road in Solebury Township
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start a $1.7 million project on Monday, Dec. 10 to build new retaining walls to stabilize and support Fleecydale Road in Solebury Township, Bucks County. The project is scheduled to finish in April 2014.
September Issue of Audubon Society Newsletter
The September issue of the Bird Town Flyer, a publication of the Audubon Society, is available by clicking this link.