Schools

School Address Phone Website

Centennial School District

Centennial School District Administration Building
433 Centennial Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: 215-441-6000
Fax: 215-441-5105
School Closing Number – 753
www.centennialsd.org
William Tennent High School 333 Centennial Road
Warminster, PA 18974
n/a n/a
Klinger Middle School 1415 Second Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
n/a n/a
Log College Middle School 730 Norristown Road
Warminster, PA 18974
n/a n/a
Davis Elementary School 475 Maple Avenue
Southampton, PA 18966
n/a n/a
McDonald Elementary School 666 Reeves Lane
Warminster, PA 18974
n/a n/a
Willow Dale Elementary School 720 Norristown Road
Warminster, PA 18974
n/a n/a

Parochial Schools

Archbishop Wood High School 655 York Rd.
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: 215-672-5050
Fax: 215 325-1437
www.archwood.org
Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School 585 W. Street Rd.
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: 215-675-2820 www.noolp.org/school

Right-to-Know Law

How to Make a Request for Records:

All Right-to-Know Law (“RTKL”) requests must be addressed to the Right-to-Know Officer (Open Records), as follows:

Gregg Schuster
401 Gibson Avenue
Warminster, PA 18974
Telephone: 215-443-5414

Requests can be submitted by mail; facsimile: (215) 443-2761; in person or by e-mail to righttoknow@warminsterpa.org, which allows for a requestor to submit a request electronically. You may use our printable request form or provide a request that is legible. The link to our request form is under Section IV, Additional Links.

A request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Right-to-Know Officer to ascertain which records are being requested and shall include the name and mailing address to which a response should be addressed. You are not required to state a reason for making a request for records.

While verbal requests may be fulfilled, the requester cannot pursue the relief and remedies provided under the RTKL unless the request is in writing. The RTKL allows five (5) business days for a response to be provided to a requestor and a verbal request will not expedite a response by the Right-to-Know Officer.

Make sure when you file a request, you are seeking records and not asking for legal advice, opinions or guidance. The RTKL requires only the release of public records and allows for the charge of reasonable fees including, but not limited to, copying and postage.

Right-To- Know Law Request Form

Right-To-Know (Police Department Request)

Resolution #2008-12

 

How to File an Appeal:

If access is denied, in whole or in part, the requester may file an appeal with the Appeals Officer, within fifteen (15) business days of the mailing date of the denial or within 15 business days of a deemed denial, to the following address:

Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts that the record is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Right-to-Know Officer for denying the request.

In the event your records request is denied, please make all appeals to:

Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Phone: (717) 346-9903
Fax (717) 425-5343

Website: www.openrecords.pa.gov
Email: openrecords@pa.gov

 

General Information:

Contracts: If you are requesting a state contract, certain state contracts are available on the Treasury Department’s publicly accessible website and can be viewed by searching the Contracts e-Library, located at www.patreasury.org.

Office Hours: The regular business hours of the RTKL Office are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays and official office closings). Any RTKL request received by the RTKL Office after the close of regular business hours shall be deemed to have been received by that office on the following business day.

Public Record Request: Be advised when RTKL requests are submitted to this agency, the request itself becomes a public record subject to disclosure under the RTKL, if requested.

Public Transportation

SEPTA

www.septa.org
Information Center (daily 6am-Midnight): 215-580-7800

Customer Service: 215-580-7852
215-580-7854
215-580-7856

Dial-A-Schedule: 215-580-7777

Warminster Rush

www.rushbus.org

The Warminster RUSH public shuttle provides peak-hour connections between SEPTA R-2 trains at Warminster Station and businesses along Jacksonville Road and Almshouse Road in Warminster and Northampton Townships, Ivyland Borough, and Southampton. Connects with certain Street Road RUSH buses at Davisville Center.

Cab Services

  • Bux-Mont Transportation Services Inc.

726 Fitzwatertown Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-659-0245
www.buxmonttrans.com 

  • Willow Grove Yellow Cab

726 Fitzwatertown Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-659-024

Warminster Township History

The Early Years

Long before Willam Penn’s famous treaty with the American aboriginals we call “Indians,” European settlers explored the wilds of what is now known as Bucks County and made their homes here. The trickle which started some years after Columbus made his startling “discovery” increased with each successive expedition to America. Lower Bucks County was much the same as the rest of the country, a few faint Indian trails and an occasional Indian village being the only signs of human habitation.  logcollege

When William Penn began, in 1682, to organize his “New Deal” in government in the new country, he had the nucleus of what was later to become one of the most solid and prosperous centers of population, in the country. On June 23, 1683, William Penn bought from the Lenni Lenapes the land “lying between the Pennepack and Neshomamic creeks and all upon the Neshomamic creeks and backward.” General Davis, in his “History of Bucks County” says “the surface of the township is generally level, with but little broken or untillable land. There is no better land in the county than the plains of Warminster which extend eastward to the hills of Neshaminy.”

There were no legal subdivisions in the county before 1692, although for the convenience of collecting taxes and for other municipal purposes, limits and names had already been unofficially given to many settlements. Southampton and Warminster were so called as early as 1685 by the provincial council in drawing up the county borders. The Bucks County court, in 1692, formed the township limits throughout the county for the purpose of more convenient tax collecting. This was done by a jury which met at the Neshaminy Meeting House in Middletown, situated within a mile of what is now known as Langhorne. The settled parts of the county were divided into five townships, four others being mentioned but not returned as geographical subdivisions. For purposes of municipal administration, our Township was described as “Southampton and the lands about it, with Warminster, one.”

In 1703, the court recognized Southampton as a township in itself and it was permitted to elect its own highway supervisor. In March, 1711, Southampton petitioned the court to be separated completely from Warminster in county assessments and tax collections. The petition was granted and the separation became official. For some reason, which has been lost over the years, Southampton in 1712, again petitioned that it be allowed to “remain a township in its entirety.” This has led to some confusion as to the actual date of separation. McReynolds, in his “Place Names in Bucks County” gives the date 1712. Davis’ History of Bucks County states: “The two (Warminster and Southampton) elected but one constable and overseer for several years, and they were not entirely separated in their municipal administration until about 1712.” Other sources are at variance as to the date when each became “a township in its own right,” but it is generally conceded that the first petition on the part of Southampton was made and granted in 1711.

Warminster was named after a small town in County Wiltshire, at the western extremity of Salisbury Plain, England. The name is of Saxon origin – WAR meaning a fortress and MINSTER meaning a church of a monastery.

Neighboring Municipalities

Municipality Phone
Hatboro Borough 215-443-9100
Horsham Township 215-643-3131
Northampton Township 215-357-6800
Upper Moreland Township 215-659-3100
Upper Southampton Township 215-322-9700
Warrington Township 215-343-9350
Warwick Township 215-343-6100

Police Accreditation

Pennsylvania’s Law Enforcement Accreditation Program came to the Commonwealth in July 2001. Since then 56 agencies have attained accredited status. Warminster Police is the second Bucks County agency accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs joining Falls Township.

Accred-LogoThe cornerstone of the accreditation strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Through analysis existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives, and once procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by the Pennsylvania Chief of Police Accreditation Commission that the agency is worthy of accreditation.

The Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program was designed and developed by professional law enforcement executives to provide a reasonable and cost effective plan for the professionalization of law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth. The underlying philosophy of the program is to have a user-friendly undertaking for the departments that will result in a “success” oriented outcome.

The process involved complex work by agency personnel over a period of approximately 2 years, creating, modifying and implementing policies and procedures. In early June the Warminster Police Department was assessed by a peer group of law enforcement professionals who recommended accreditation to the Commission.

Board of Supervisors

The Township Board of Supervisors is charged by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with, among other things, the general governance of the Township and the execution of legislative, executive, and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township. To email a supervisor directly, please select one from below.

Supervisors meeting replayed on the following days and times (subject to change without notice) on Verizon Channel 45 and Comcast Channel 22. They can also be seen anytime on our YouTube Channel . . . www.youtube.com/user/WarminsterTownship

Sunday: 10 AM & 7 PM
Monday: 9 AM & 6 PM
Tuesday: 6 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM & 8 PM
Thursday: 12 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM, 4 PM

► Jason T. Croley (Chairman)

CroleyTerm Ends: 2019

Mr. Croley is presently serving as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors in January 2014, he served as a member of the Ad Hoc Centennial School District Land & Property Use Committee. Jason is also an active member of the Friends of Warminster Library and volunteers at various community events throughout the year.

Jason’s professional background is in operational management. He has worked in a diverse number of fields including medical education, contract administration, engineering, pharmacy & healthcare benefits, multi-channel contact centers and human resources for clients such as Merck, Comcast, Novartis, Pfizer and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He currently serves as Manager of Training and Quality at Health Advocate.

Born in Pottsville, PA and raised in the Pennsylvania Coal Region, Jason graduated from Blue Mountain High School and studied communications at Susquehanna University. He resides in Warminster with his wife and children. 

► Daniel J. McPhillips (Vice Chairman)

McPhillipsTerm Ends: 2019

Mr. McPhillips is presently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He has worked with the Warminster Police Department on the Bucks County Prescription Drug Take- Back Program, and as an advocate for seniors, he works with the management team at the Ben Wilson Senior Center on various projects. Dan also represents Warminster Township as a member of the Bucks County Community Development Board.

Before his appointment to the Board of Supervisors, Dan was an active member in our community having served on the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission, Finance and Budget Advisory Board, and as past Chair of the Environmental Advisory Council.

Mr. McPhillips, a life-long resident of Warminster Township, is a product of the Centennial School District and a graduate of Archbishop Wood High School. He received an Assoicate’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Bucks County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from LaSalle University.

► Katherine L. Frescatore (Secretary)

Frescatore-smTerm Ends: 2021

Ms. Frescatore is currently serving as the Secretary of the Board of Supervisors. She has resided in Warminster for 33 years. She was the former chairwoman of Warminster Township’s Communications Board. In addition, Katherine was a volunteer coach for a variety of Warminster’s Intramural sports teams for 27 years. She coached boys’ baseball, boys’ and girls’ basketball and girls’ softball.

► Mark E. McKee (Treasurer)

McKeeTerm Ends: 2023

Mr. McKee is presently serving as Treasurer of the Board of Supervisors. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors in January 2012, he served as Citizen Advisor to Parks and Recreation Board (2009 -2011), and the Ad hoc Tri Centennial Committee that was created in 2010 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Township. Mark worked tirelessly to raise the funds necessary to support the Warminster Community Park Safety Town Committee Rotary project, a kid's park to teach the kids the rules of the road. He is committed to the Board's goal of working to help residents address storm water and other quality of life concerns, and promoting a business friendly municipal government.

Mark, who has 30 years of experience in the construction and interior finish industry, resides in Warminster with his wife of 20 years, Erica, and their son Jack.

► Brian R. Munroe (Assistant Treasurer)

Munroe-smTerm Ends: 2021

Mr. Munroe is currently serving as the Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Supervisors. Munroe, a resident of Warminster of more than 10 years, is a former Radnor police officer and Navy veteran. He brings his more than 10 years of experience as a police officer and police supervisor to the Board.

Department Contact

Department Address Phone
Administration / Complaint Management 401 Gibson Avenue 215-443-5414
Animal Control Office 910 W. Bristol Road 267-317-1380
Five Ponds Golf Course 1225 W. Street Road 215-956-9727
Library 1076 Emma Lane 215-672-4362
Licenses and Inspections 910 W. Bristol Road 215-443-5423
Parks and Recreation 1100 Veterans Way 215-443-5428
Police Department (business) 401 Gibson Avenue 215-443-5000
Public Works 910 W. Bristol Road 215-443-7592
Emergency Management and Services 401 Gibson Avenue 267-317-1313
Warminster Municipal Authority 415 Gibson Avenue 215-675-3301
TDD/TTY – For hearing & speech impaired n/a 800-654-5984

Block Party Request

This page is for requesting a Block Party in Warminster Township. Unless there is a conflict, approved Block Party Forms will be forwarded to the Public Works Department, Police Department and Office of the Township Manager. Please complete the form with as much information as possible. By submitting this form, the applicant agrees to waive and hold harmless Warminster Township from all claims, liability, loss, damages and injury which may result from this event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 215-443-5428.

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