Voting Information

Voting Districts

The following are a list of District Polling places and their locations. However, if you are unsure of your voting location, feel free to call Bucks County Voter Registration at 215-348-6169. also on the internet at www.buckscounty.org or www.votespa.com

District # – Location

District 1 – Archbishop Wood High School, 655 York Rd.
District 2 – Warminster Heights Community Center, 73 Downey Dr.
District 3 – Presbyterian Church, Madison and Maple Sts.
District 4 – Township Building, 401 Gibson Ave.
District 5 – McDonald Elementary School, 666 Reeves Ln.
District 6 – Willow Dale Elementary School, 720 Norristown Rd.
District 7 – Bucks County Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 10 Greene Rd
District 8 – Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Ave.
District 9 – Log College Middle School, 730 Norristown Rd.
District 10 – William Tennent High School, 333 Centennial Rd.
District 11 – McDonald Elementary School, 666 Reeves Ln.
District 12 – Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Ave.
District 13 – Hartsville Fire Company, 1195 York Rd.
District 14 – Ann’s Choice – Liberty Commons Clubhouse, 10000 Ann’s Choice Way
District 15 – Log College Middle School, 730 Norristown Rd.
District 16 – William Tennent High School, 333 Centennial Rd.
District 17 – Archbishop Wood High School, 655 York Rd.

Trash Information

 J.P. Mascaro & Sons trash rate:

Annual Trash Bill – $353.00 per household

Senior Rate – $298.00 per household  (Residents 62 years of age or older in the calendar year) Please Note: Proper proof of identification and age is required to be shown to Tax Collector when requesting the $55 discount.

To collect trash & recyclables more efficiently, JP Mascaro & Sons, the contracted trash removal service for Warminster Township, has broken the Township into eight sections. View the Warminster Township Collection Zone Map or call Warminster Township at (215) 443-5414.

What Is Single-Stream Recycling?

Single-stream recycling allows residents to place all recyclables: cans, bottles and plastics together with newspapers, cardboard, and mixed paper in one container. There is no need to separate items since the “single stream” recycling process used allows all recyclables to be mixed together. Single-stream recycling will be collected by a compaction truck. Only recyclables will be on this truck on your recycling day, it cannot collect non-recyclable items.

Additional RECYCLING Containers

We want your household to recycle as much as possible. Recycling containers must be clearly labeled. A new trash information brochure was just mailed to every township resident the 3rd week of December. Included in the brochure was a recycling label. If you did not receive a brochure or need additional stickers, they are available at the township offices. Simply place the sticker onto a container and use it for collection. You can use any container up to 35 gallons as well as your existing recycling bin. Make sure that the recycling sticker is visible to the collection crew.

WHAT TO RECYCLE?

  • Aluminum and Metal Cans: aluminum cans (beer and soda); aluminum foil and foil plates, etc., metal lids; metal food cans (tin/steel). Please rinse food products.
  • Glass: glass bottles and jars (food and drink only). Please rinse food products.
  • Plastic containers: plastic bottles and containers labeled #1 – #7 (soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine). Please rinse food products.
  • Mixed paper and cardboard: Paper material, such as, newspaper and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, office white, colored and computer paper (staples and paper clips ok) should be tied in separate bundles when placed for collection. Corrugated cardboard boxes, wax cartons, cereal, tissue, gift boxes, etc. (remove liners), paper bags, phone books, wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows, etc.). Break down all boxes. Tie in separate bundles (no larger than 2′ x 3′). No paint or oil contaminated boxes. Make sure that paper and cardboard material remain dry. Do Not Recycle the following: ceramics, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses, glass ovenware, pyrex, vision ware, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, plastics without #1 through #7 labeling, plastic bags, styrofoam packaging, bubble wrap, tissue or paper towels, metallic or coated paper, waxed boxes, books or toys.
  • Attached is a list of a few locations we have found in the area with contact information which will recycle your television set for a small fee. This information is provided as a courtesy to our residents and the Township does not endorse or audit any of their activities. Click here to learn how to recycle E-Waste and TV’s
  • For more information about Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, please click here to find the information from the Bucks County Planning Commission.

Trash Curbside Collection

Collection will occur twice per week. Place no more than a maximum of six containers of trash at the street’s edge anytime after 6 p.m. the night before your scheduled pick-up days. Your service days have not changed.

Bulk Items

  • One bulk item permitted per week on your second collection day of the week.
  • No construction or demolition debris!
  • Bulk items include things like a sofa, water heater, stove, Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers may contain cfcs (freon) and need special handling. Please call 1-800-432-1616 to schedule a pick up.
  • Carpets must be cut in three-foot strips, rolled and tied, up to ten rolls.
  • Mattress & box spring counts as one item.
  • Twigs & branches must be cut in 3 foot lengths and tied in a bundle, only 10 bundles per pick up, or 10 logs or 1 stump. (if twigs are too small to bundle, put them in separate can as a bulk item).
  • Disposal Of Household Paints
  • Latex paint ONLY: let paint dry in can. Adding kitty litter or a commercial drying agent will speed up the drying process. When paint is dry, double bag the can before putting it in the trash. Leaking paint will damage our trucks and stain your street.

Waste and Recycling Tip
Did you know that lawn mowers can be disposed on the second trash day of the week as your one bulk item? Just empty all oil and gasoline from the machine, and Mascaro will take away the mower.

Holiday Collection

If your collection day falls on a holiday it will be skipped until the next scheduled collection day. Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (December 25).

No Hazardous Wastes!

  • Car batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, oil-based and other toxic and hazardous materials do not belong in the trash! Call the Bucks County Planning Commission at 215-345-3400 for information on disposing of these materials. Many auto stores accept used motor oil and car batteries.

Yard Waste Collection Day (Service Days Have Not Changed)

  • We compost your grass and leaves! Place all grass and leaf waste into fifty-gallon kraft biodegradable bags or loose in cans, no plastic bags! Up to ten containers or bags per week. No branches, stumps, or logs! Place these items out as bulk items.
  • Don’t mix trash with your grass or leaves.
  • Grass and leaves will be picked up once per week from April 1st to December 15th each year. December 16th through March 31st, put them in the regular trash.
  • Christmas Tree Collection
  • Trees should be placed curbside the third Monday in January to be collected as yard waste and recycled, at any other time it will be collected as a bulk trash item.

Questions? Call JP Mascaro at 1-800-432-1616 or the Township @ (215)443-5414, Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.

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
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Klinger Middle School 1415 Second Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
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Log College Middle School 730 Norristown Road
Warminster, PA 18974
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Davis Elementary School 475 Maple Avenue
Southampton, PA 18966
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McDonald Elementary School 666 Reeves Lane
Warminster, PA 18974
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Willow Dale Elementary School 720 Norristown Road
Warminster, PA 18974
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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

About Warminster Township

Located in central Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Warminster Township is a vibrant community to live, work, and play. There are over 32,000 residents and more than 900 commercial businesses. Warminster is easily accessible to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-95, and major regional bus and train corridors.

In 1711, Warminster Township was founded and later organized as a Second-Class Township. This designation of a Second-Class Township outlines the powers granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Township. Warminster’s authority is restricted to those powers specifically authorized by the Commonwealth.

The Township provides a variety of leisure services including 409 acres of passive and active parks, Benjamin Wilson Senior Center, and Five Ponds Golf Club, to name a few. Warminster also prides it’s self in fostering strong business organizations including the Warminster Rotary Club, Greater Warminster Chamber of Commerce, and Warminster Kiwanis. Warminster’s business campus and office/professional industrial business areas offer a variety of commercial uses and provide many economic development opportunities.

Although Warminster’s historical roots run deep, the Township is an emerging leader in environmental, technological, and economic practices.

Township Seal

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The Township seal is on our flags, police cars, and all official municipal vehicles; it is an identifying symbol. The original Township seal was designed by George Stoner. Ever wonder what each item in the seal represents?

  • Elm Tree: This represents the place that William Penn and the Indians signed Penn’s Treaty
  • Domino: William Penn’s mark (in those times, everyone has his own identifying “mark”)
  • Log Cabin: The famous Log College (the predecessor of Princeton University)
  • Corn: Symbolizes an agricultural area
  • Laurel: State flower