Bridgeton Township Summer Events!

Bridgeton Township Presents…

Forest

Nature and Knowledge

Summer 2023 fun info sessions

Donkey Rescue Farmette

 July 29 3-4:30

At the Township building, You must come, meet and pat the amazing donkeys, learn about a local Donkey rescue farm.

Dig it Man

August 2 at 7PM

Gardens, Plants , Composting and More. Join Master Gardeners and Local experts to see and ask questions about local plants and gardens.

PA Info Expo

August 12 1-4PM

Serious and fun info and everything in-between. 

Municipal and State information

Office of Tourism

Community College

SPCA

Senior Center

Friends of Delaware Canal

Waldorf School

UBE Fire Department

DCNR

Office on Aging

Opportunity guide for food services, so forth

A table top Q and A with representatives of everything your need to know about our community: facts, services, help for all Residents in Bridgeton Township. Kids to seniors, something for everyone!

Don’t miss this! 

Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, July 25th at 7:30 pm, Township Building and on Zoom

PlanningCommission

The next Bridgeton Twp. Planning Commission/BTPC meeting is today, Tuesday, July 25th at 7:30 pm .

This BTPC meeting will be live at the Township Building and on Zoom and may be recorded.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click this link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2265158569?pwd=bmJuY3FOUTRNNkxSa1lFZkt3NWdPUT09

Bridgeton Township Planning Commission Agenda for July 25, 2023    
1) Call to order at 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                         

2) Requests from the public to be heard:  

3) Review and approval of the June 27, 2023 draft minutes.  

4) The BridgetonTwp.Comprehensive Plan update; Roger Keller, Lead:

The proposed Bridgeton Township Comprehensive Plan (CP):

The BTPC announced the start of the CP 45-day review period on 6/27/23;

A link accessing the proposed updated Comprehensive Plan draft was posted on the Bridgeton Township website and a physical copy of the updated CP draft was made available at the township’s municipal building for public viewing; As noted above, follows is the link to the latest draft of the plan: https://app.sharebase.com/#/document/17422359/share/129-LdvO66PHtKf9n-n8IvrfvvqJGA4 

Letters were sent out on 6/29/2023 to the surrounding municipalities and the school district, notifying these entities of the 45-day review period

Notice of the 7/25/2023 presentation of the CP to the public posted.  

Public presentation of the proposed draft Bridgeton Township Comprehensive Plan update by Bryn-Erin Kerr, Planner with the Bucks County Planning Commission and the Bridgeton Township Planning Commission.

Community input is important, please send your comments to: 

email:
info@bridgetontwp.org

by mail:
PO Box 200, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Or place into the drop box located at the front of the Bridgeton Township municipal building at 1370 Bridgeton Hill Road, UBE, PA. 18972
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As we updated our current 1994 Comp. Plan some of our thoughts were: What are Bridgeton’s challenges since last Twp Comp. Plan of 1994? Should the Comp Plan Map/pg. 31 be changed?
How/in what way? -Ref. the CP Map…
What are Bridgeton Townships land use goals? -Ref. the CP Map…
What is our vision? 
“What do we want to be?” -Decide what we DON’T want in the plan. What maps should be included and available as digital, GIS and paper  

A few census stats from:  The U.S. Census, type “Bridgeton Township, Bucks County, PA” into their search bar. https://data.census.gov/cedsci/          
The county data portal includes a parcel viewer, pipeline viewer, county documents, historical aerials, ag. and open space properties mapping: https://dataportal-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/#County%20Initiatives  
The parcel viewer has a number of useful overlays, including various imagery, zoning, land use, and natural resources: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2eda3020dd9847eaa00d1d6c0764a607  
The 2011  County Comprehensive Plan  explores issues on a regional basis.
With the 2020 census completed, the latest County CP info. updatesat:www.bucks2040.com  and   https://bucks2040-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/                                           

6) BT Planning Commissioners Comments:  The next BTPC meeting will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.  

7) Public comments  

8) Adjournment                  

Please, Drive Neighborly

Bridgeton Township is studying ways to make River Road through the village center safer. The radar signs showing speeds have been a big help, as most cars slow down when they see their speed is exceeding the speed limit. But alot of folks don’t slow down. Here is a screenshot of the logs from the speed signs.

We think, and studies show, that making everyone aware of the situation, and asking our community to help spread the word that speeding through Upper Black Eddy is dangerous for residents who live along the road AND for the drivers. If we all drive with the Golden Rule in mind, it makes our home along the river that much more inviting, safe and beautiful.

So please, help spread the word:

Drive Neighborly

and we can all breathe easier.

Supervisors Meeting, Live and Zoom Wednesday, July 12th, 7pm

Bridgeton Township Meeting RoomThe Bridgeton Township Supervisors will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00pm live and on Zoom.

 

BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

AGENDA

July 12, 2023

In Person and Virtual Via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/97643226924

Meeting ID: 976 4322 6924

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE Regular Meeting June 14, 2023

APPROVAL OF BILLS/PAYROLL    $ 22,534.34 

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT –  June, 2023

REPORTS

  1. Fire Company –
  2. Open Space –
  3. Solicitor –
  4. Planning Commission –
  5. Secretary/Treasurer –  
  6. B/N/T Groundwater Committee –
  7. Roadmaster –
  8. Zoning Officer – report sent to Supervisors
  9. Emergency Management –
  10. Traffic Committee –

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Consideration for endorsing congressional designation of High Falls Creek

NEW BUSINESS  

 PERSONS TO BE HEARD – 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

Next Regular Meeting August 9 at 7:00 pm

PennDOT Road Closures in Bridgeton this week and next

PennDOT will be performing roadwork requiring a road closure on Chestnut Hill/Upper Tinicum Church. This will take place the weeks of July 10/2023 and July 17/2023, weather dependent. The road will be open prior to 8am then closed until 4 pm. Residents will be able to access their homes, however they may have to drive the long way around as they will not be able to pass PennDOT equipment as it is the width of the roadway. PennDOT plans to begin work at the Geigel Hill end then work our way north.

Temple University Well Water Study: Looking for participants

Researchers at Temple University are looking for families who drink water from a private well for a paid study. They are interested in keeping children safe from illnesses that can be spread by drinking water from private wells. Families will receive a free whole-home UV water treatment system (value of device + installation = $1,000). Families can participate from home. To be part of this NIH-funded study, families must have a child three years old or younger and live in select Pennsylvania counties.

For more information, visit their website at www.wettrial.org, call them at (215)204-5124, or email them at wettrial@temple.edu

Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, June 27th at 7:30 pm, Township Building and on Zoom

PlanningCommission

The next Bridgeton Twp. Planning Commission/BTPC meeting is today, Tuesday, June 27th at 7:30 pm .

This BTPC meeting will be live at the Township Building and on Zoom and may be recorded.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click this link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2265158569?pwd=bmJuY3FOUTRNNkxSa1lFZkt3NWdPUT09

Bridgeton Township Planning Commission Agenda for June 27, 2023

1) Call to order at 7:30 p.m. This Zoom meeting may be recorded.

2) Requests from the public to be heard:

3) Review and approval of the May 23, 2023 draft minutes.

4) Sketch Plan Request for TMP # 03-010-032, – 1379 Chestnut Ridge
Road, UBE, PA.; applicant- Linda Emerson.
>Distributed paperwork: Sketch Plan review by B. Twp. Engineer, Timothy
Fulmer, P.E.; and application form.

5) Updating the Bridgeton Twp. Comprehensive Plan Lead/Roger Keller:
Objective for this BTPC meeting: is to complete working toward coming to a consensus on a few last CP update items and moving the CP update forward.
>Requests, discussion of any changes and, or additions to the CP, or to
the ‘Summary’ and ‘Recommendations’ sections of the draft.
>Land Use
>BTPC motion to start the Comprehensive Plan 45-Day review
Going forward,- Per the Bucks County Planning Commission:
The Bridgeton Planning Commission can begin the adoption period once they
are satisfied with the plan. You can announce the start of the review period
at a BTPC meeting, and then the Bucks County Planning Commission will
work on sending letters out to the surrounding municipalities and school
district, notifying these entities of the review period.
The plan just needs to be posted for public viewing. Usually this is on the
municipality’s website with a physical copy also made available at the
municipal building. There is no legal requirement to advertise in the local
news source or on social media, but these extra steps can certainly be
taken

The township just needs to advertise the public meeting as it would any
other meeting and put the action item on the agenda. The date does not
need to be set when you announce the start of the review period. It would
make the most sense to just have the BCPC present the plan at your
regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting via Zoom as we have
been doing. The public meeting can occur within the 45-day review period.
So if you decide to start the review period at your May meeting, we could
meet in June to present the plan to the public.
~~~~~~~~~
Thinking about as we update our current 1994 Comp. Plan…
-What are Bridgeton’s challenges since last Twp Comp. Plan of 1994?
-Should the Comp Plan Map/pg. 31 be changed? How/in what way?
-Ref. the CP Map…What are Bridgeton Townships land use goals?
-Ref. the CP Map… What is our vision? “What do we want to be?”
-Decide what we DON’T want in the plan.
-What maps should be included and available as digital, GIS and paper
>A few census stats from: The U.S. Census, type “Bridgeton Township,
Bucks County, PA” into their search bar. https://data.census.gov/cedsci/
>The county data portal includes a parcel viewer, pipeline viewer, county
documents, historical aerials, ag. and open space properties mapping:
https://dataportal-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/#County%20Initiatives
>The parcel viewer has a number of useful overlays, including various
imagery, zoning, land use, and natural resources:
https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2eda3
020dd9847eaa00d1d6c0764a607
>The 2011 County Comprehensive Plan explores issues on a regional basis.
>With the 2020 census completed, the latest County CP info. updates at:
http://www.bucks2040.com  and https://bucks2040-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/     
                
6) Planning Commissioners Comments:
The next BTPC meeting will be on Tuesday, July 25, 2023; this will
be a public presentation of the draft Comprehensive Plan update.
The BTPC does not plan on including any other discussions at this
time to be on the BTPC July 25, 2023 agenda.
7) Public comments
8) Adjournment

Bridgeton Township Summer Events!

Forest

Bridgeton Township Presents…

Nature and Knowledge

Summer 2023 fun info sessions

Tails of the Trails

Learn about our new wilderness park, the work of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Tinicum Conservancy, and how you can help and enjoy the many hikes in the area.    

Date : June 15, 2023 6PM-7PM
Location: Township Building

Living with the Land, Lenape History and Customs

See, hear and touch the stories and objects used by the land’s first settlers who are “Still here”. 

Date : July 6th, 2023 6PM-7PM 
Location: Township Building

Donkey Rescue Farmette

Meet and pet donkeys, and learn about a local Donkey rescue farm.

Date :July 29 3-4:30
Location: Township Building

Dig it Man: Gardens, Plants and More

Join Master Gardeners and Local experts to see and ask questions about local plants and gardens.

Date TBA August
Location: Township Building

Who Stole the Stars?: Viewing the night sky

A special invitation to join a star party with a large telescope –

This event has no date. It is an ‘on call’ basis  due to weather and interest
E-mail rkeller@bridgetontwp.org
Put night sky in the subject line

Gardens, Plants and More

Join Master Gardeners and Local experts to see and ask questions about local plants and gardens.

Date TBA August
Location: TBA

PA Info Expo

A table top Q and A with state and local representatives with information on programs and services available to Bridgeton Township residents. 

Date: To be announced
Location: Township Building

Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm, Township Building and on Zoom

PlanningCommission

The next Bridgeton Twp. Planning Commission/BTPC meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm .

This BTPC meeting will be live at the Township Building and on Zoom and may be recorded.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click this link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2265158569?pwd=bmJuY3FOUTRNNkxSa1lFZkt3NWdPUT09

Bridgeton Township Planning Commission Agenda for May 23, 2023

1) Call to order at 7:30 p.m.    This Zoom meeting may be recorded.                                                                                                   

2) Requests from the public to be heard:

3) Review and approval of the April 25, 2023 draft minutes.

4) Updating the Bridgeton Twp. Comprehensive Plan Lead/Roger Keller:

Objective for this BTPC meeting: is to complete working toward coming to a consensus on a few last CP update items and moving the CP update forward.

>Requests, discussion of any changes and, or additions to the CP, or to the ‘Summary’ and ‘Recommendations’ sections of the draft.

>Land Use – Zoning Districts

>Going forward,- Per the Bucks County Planning Commission:

The Bridgeton Planning Commission can begin the adoption period once they are satisfied with the plan. You can announce the start of the review period at a BTPC meeting, and then the Bucks County Planning Commission will work on sending letters out to the surrounding municipalities and school district, notifying these entities of the review period.

The plan just needs to be posted for public viewing. Usually this is on the municipality’s website with a physical copy also made available at the municipal building. There is no legal requirement to advertise in the local news source or on social media, but these extra steps can certainly be taken.

The township just needs to advertise the public meeting as it would any other meeting and put the action item on the agenda. The date does not need to be set when you announce the start of the review period. It would make the most sense to just have the BCPC present the plan at your regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting via Zoom as we have been doing. The public meeting can occur within the 45-day review period. So if you decide to start the review period at your May meeting, we could meet in June to present the plan to the public.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thinking about as we update our current 1994 Comp. Plan…

-What are Bridgeton’s challenges since last Twp Comp. Plan of 1994?

-Should the Comp Plan Map/pg. 31 be changed? How/in what way?

-Ref. the CP Map…What are Bridgeton Townships land use goals?

-Ref. the CP Map… What is our vision?  “What do we want to be?”

-Decide what we DON’T want in the plan.

-What maps should be included and available as digital, GIS and paper

>A few census stats from:  The U.S. Census, type “Bridgeton Township, Bucks County, PA” into their search bar. https://data.census.gov/cedsci/          

>The county data portal includes a parcel viewer, pipeline viewer, county documents, historical aerials, ag. and open space properties mapping: https://dataportal-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/#County%20Initiatives

>The parcel viewer has a number of useful overlays, including various imagery, zoning, land use, and natural resources: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2eda3020dd9847eaa00d1d6c0764a607

>The 2011  County Comprehensive Plan  explores issues on a regional basis.

>With the 2020 census completed, the latest County CP info. updates at:  www.bucks2040.com  and   https://bucks2040-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/     

6) Planning Commissioners Comments: 

The next BTPC meeting will be on Tuesday, June 27, 2023

7) Public comments

8) Adjournment