New Hope Crushed Stone has informed Solebury Township that blasting at the quarry site on Phillips Mill Road will occur Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
All questions related to these activities should be directed to New Hope Crushed Stone at 215-862-5288.
Congratulations to the 2015 Bux-Mont Connie Mack Baseball Champs as Solebury strikes gold for its second Championship in 8 years! Great job by Head Coach Brian Scotto and the entire team as they defeated Lower Providence Saturday night by a score of 1-0 in the bottom of the last inning on a line drive shot to the fence by pitcher Nate Wilson to score the winning run!
Fulfilling many years of community discussion, planning and cautious execution, Township contractor Flyway Excavating safely breached the decaying earthwork dam earlier this summer, allowing the Aquetong Creek to once again find its natural path through Solebury.
But the restoration work on one of the Township's most important natural resources is just beginning.
Remnants of the old Civil-War-era dam are still being cleared from the park and the former lake bed will require many more weeks to return to its natural, dry state. Work is already underway to sift-out a century's worth of nails, cans, and other discarded items to return the land to open space.
For everyone's safety, the Aquetong Park area is still posted as a construction zone and, while work continues, remains closed to visitors.
To ensure that this moment in Solebury's history is carefully preserved, the Township and its contractor worked closely with the Solebury Township Historical Society to document the changes to the area surrounding Aquetong Spring. You can follow the progress at their website.
Those who wish to be part of the long-term planning for the Aquetong Spring area still have an opportunity to volunteer. The Board of Supervisors is seeking residents to join the Aquetong Spring Advisory Committee, a group tasked with identifying improvements and passive recreational opportunities for the newly-reclaimed land. (See this announcement to apply.)
The restoration of Aquetong Spring as a passive recreation area has long relied on the active involvement of citizens and conservation groups, and the final stages of planning for the park are no exception.
The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors is forming the Aquetong Spring Advisory Committee to recommend the best use of existing buildings, new improvements and passive recreational opportunities for the reclaimed pond and dam area. The five-member committee will include one representative each from the Aquetong Watershed Association, the Parks and Recreation Board and the Environmental Advisory Committee, and two additional township residents.
Residents who would like to be considered for the committee are invited to email the Township Manager expressing their interests and qualifications, including a resume if applicable.
The committee is expected to meet at least four times over the course of a year, and report back to the Board of Supervisors in an advisory capacity at least twice in that time.
Three attorneys with expertise in fracking and its effects on zoning regulation gave presentations to a joint working session of the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors, Environmental Advisory Committee and Planning Commission on June 8.
The slides from the presentations by Jordan Yeager, Jonathan Reiss and Terry Clemons are available for download and viewing: