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  • Spring in Solebury

    View our Township Directory for staff, their positions and contact information.
    Photograph By: Mark Ludak

  • Preserving the Land

    Protecting and preserving the beauty, unique character and natural resources of Solebury Township includes appreciating its heritage.
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  • Trails and Parks

    View Solebury's Recreational Opportunities.
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  • Natural Abundance

    By planting native plant gardens, you can help to preserve the native plants that are disappearing from our area as well as create small oases for the wildlife in our neighborhoods.
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  • Protecting Our Resources

    Solebury's citizens have always had a strong commitment to preserving open space.
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  • Preserving Our Past

    Villages and hamlets are found in Solebury at historically important crossroads at points along the Delaware River...
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Parks & Recreation

 

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Planning, Code Enforcement &

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Resident Volunteers Needed

One of the reasons Solebury is such a great place to live is because of our citizen volunteers. We are very fortunate to have more than 40 volunteers who serve the township on permanent and ad hoc advisory boards as well as the Zoning Hearing Board. Among other things, these volunteers generously give their valuable time and expertise to:

  • protect, conserve, manage, and promote our natural resources (Environmental Advisory Council)
  • make recommendations on how to make agriculture more sustainable in Solebury (Farm Committee)
  • foster the aesthetic values of the community and enhance the overall ambiance of the 2 historic districts (HARB)
  • promote Land Preservation (Land Preservation Committee)
  • plan, improve and maintain Township parks (Parks & Rec Board)
  • make recommendations on Land Development issues (Planning Commission)
  • render decisions on specific types of land use appeals and applications (Zoning Hearing Board)

If you have any questions or are interested in giving back to our community by volunteering for one of our committees, please contact Gretchen Rice at grice@soleburytwp.org or 215-297-5656. Please provide a brief statement of interest, what committee(s) you are interested in, and a resume (optional). We will be conducting interviews in December (and January, if need be). Hope to hear from you soon!

Revision to Erosion & Sedimentation Control, Grading and Stormwater Management Permit Application

Solebury Township has revised its EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL, GRADING AND/OR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PERMIT APPLICATION forms. Effective Monday, November 14, 2016, the new forms will be required.

The Township has observed that the detail on plan submissions associated with grading, erosion and sedimentation control and/or stormwater applications has often been incomplete or inadequate to support the proposed project. This has resulted in unnecessary delays, required multiple revised plan submissions and additional expenses to our residents.

In the Township’s ongoing efforts to streamline the permitting process, as well as to avoid unnecessary expenses to the property owner, the new application forms have been updated to require the consultant to acknowledge that the required detail is accurately reflected in the initial plan submission.

The updated application forms can be viewed by clicking here .

Solebury Supervisors Make Statement of Inclusion

The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors condemns all hateful and illegal acts that recently occurred in our area and across the country. 

We state unequivocally that Solebury Township is a community of respect, caring and inclusion. 

As a township, we will continue to welcome, value and do our best toprotect every person, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation or nationality.

Township Adopts Bamboo Ordinance

Solebury adopts an Ordinance for the regulation, control and removal of Bamboo within the Township.  To view the Ordinance, click here.

DEP Declares Drought Watch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has placed Bucks County under a drought watch, which encourages residents and businesses to use water wisely and take steps to conserve the water supply.

Dry conditions in central Pennsylvania and the lack of rain in our region have slowed stream flows and lowered groundwater levels. Most Solebury residents rely on groundwater wells for their water needs.

These simple steps can help us preserve our water resources during the drought watch:

  • Run water only when necessary. Avoid running the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving, or letting the shower run for several minutes before use.
  • Check for household leaks. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
  • Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads.
  • Replace older appliances with high-efficiency, front-loading models that use about 30 percent less water and 40 to 50 percent less energy.
  • Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.

You can learn more about water conservation and stay up-to-date on drought conditions at the Pennsylvania drought information web page.