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...
Annual Egg Hunt Set for April 19
SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION
ANNUAL EGG HUNT
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 at 10:00 A.M.
Rain or Shine
Face Painting and A Special Character Guest Appearance!
Old Carversville Road Improvements Protect Environment, Preserve Character
The Solebury Township Public Works Department will begin installing a new stone road surface on Old Carversville Road beginning April 8. The new surface will allow for better drainage, which benefits our local water resources, while maintaining the rural quality of one of the Township's frequently-traveled country roads.
The new road material is similar to ordinary road gravel, except that it is much more uniform in size, allowing it to compact better without hindering drainage. Once applied, the new road surface should provide a smoother ride and require less maintenance. It will also provide good drainage, preventing storm water from running off, which reduces the chance of ponding and flash floods.
The project will follow guidelines recommended by the state's Dirt and Gravel Road Program, a 17-year effort to develop environmentally-sensitive and cost-effective approaches to maintaining and preserving Pennsylvania's traditional roadways.
Household Hazardous Waste and Old Electronics Collections
The Bucks County Commissioners are sponsoring several collection days across the region for household hazardous waste and old electronic components. The drop-off points, which are open to individual residents of the county, will operate throughout the spring and summer. Old computers, peripherals, small appliances, and up to 25 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous products can be left at the drop-off sites. Here are the locations, dates, times and further information about the collection program.
April HARB Meeting Canceled
The April HARB meeting scheduled for Monday, April 7th has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for May 5th.
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.