First storm of the season is in the books. As a reminder please remember to remove all basketball nets / objects out of the township right away to allow for the Public Works Department to do their jobs safely and efficiently. Township is not responsible for items getting damaged. Thank you for your help this winter season.
Snow and Ice Removal
Winter months present not only a unique challenge but also an opportunity for the Township and residents to work together in the common goal of safe, timely, and efficient snow removal. The following information will be useful to Township residents regarding best practices and also requirements during a snow or ice event. Read more
The Department of Public Works is located at 910 West Bristol Road. The Department has more than 15 full time employees ranging from equipment operators to laborers. The Public Works Department handles the care and maintenance of more than 100 miles of roads (paving, potholes, plowing & salting), maintenance of Township buildings and structures. The traffic division maintains and oversees the installation of traffic lights, street lights, street signs and pavement markings. The fleet operations division deals with the maintenance of every department’s vehicles & equipment within the township.
YARD WASTE ORDINANCE #537
Problems with neighborhood flooding prompted the Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance to reduce yard waste and debris in the street gutters. The ordinance states “it shall be the duty of each owner or occupant of property bordering on a street in Warminster Township to maintain and keep the street and gutter adjacent to the property free and clear of leaves, leaf waste and other yard waste. It shall be unlawful, and a violation, for any person to deposit or otherwise allow the accumulation of leaves, leaf waste or any other yard waste in any street or gutter in Warminster Township.” To help keep our sewer and storm water management system flowing, please be sure that neither you nor your lawn care contractor blow clippings, leaves, etc into the street or you may be fined.
Looking for the latest information about the floodplains in your neighborhood? Bucks County has some great tools to help you research this information.
Visit the Bucks County website (click here) to research your home and the floodplains.
Some Helpful Tips for Navigating the site…
Once the website is loaded, using your mouse, select the “Find an address” tool which is located in the center of the top blue tool bar on the website. The tool looks like a bulls eye.
Enter just the street address (i.e. 401 Gibson Ave) then click on the “Locate” button. This will zoom into the property with the property identified. To zoom in even closer, click on the “zoom in” button on the flagged property. You can also pan around and zoom in and out using your mouse similar to other mapping programs. Once you have the view where you want it, close the “Find an address” window by clicking on the “x” with a circle around it located in the right top corner of the “Find an address” window.
Just under the top blue tool bar on the website, there is a slider bar where you can change the basemap image. To the left of the slider bar is a button labeled as “More…”. Hover over this button with your mouse and you will see several options available here. By default, “Floodplains” and “Property Records” will be selected as active. The “Floodplains” active by default are the existing FEMA floodplains which were put into effect in 1999. You can toggle this on and off as well as the “Preliminary Floodplains”. The “Preliminary Floodplains” are the new FEMA floodplain maps going into effect in March, 2015.
By toggling between “Preliminary Floodplains” and “Floodplains” you can see how the mapping has changed and what impact may be had on the property in question. Red is Zone A which the 100 year floodplain. Yellow is Zone X which is the 0.2 percent annual chance flood hazard also known as the 500 year floodplain. There are no regulatory impacts with the 500 year floodplain. Orange is the Zone AE 100 year floodplain resulting from a detailed study. Blue is also in Zone AE and is the floodway which is also in the 100 year floodplain.
GUIDELINES for SNOW and ICE REMOVAL
Winter months present not only a unique challenge but also an opportunity for the Township and residents to work together in the common goal of safe, timely, and efficient snow removal. The following information will be useful to Township residents regarding best practices and also requirements during a snow or ice event. Click here.