Environmental Advisory Council Agenda – 01/25/21

The Environmental Advisory Council is holding their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 7 PM.
The meeting agenda can be found here: https://bit.ly/3iDY1iH
This meeting will be virtual and public comments are to be submitted via email.

For anyone wishing to comment on the agenda, please send all comments to publiccomment@warminsterpa.org.

Public Notice

The Board of Supervisors meeting originally advertised for January 21, 2021 has been cancelled due to lack of business. The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00PM. The meeting is open to the public virtually and residents are encouraged to participate.

William J. McCauley, III
Interim Township Manager

Press Release

December 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Warminster Township Supervisors Adopt $42.6M Township Budget with NO Tax Increase

At their regular meeting of December 22, 2020, the Board of Supervisors adopted the 2021 Township Budget with no tax increases. “The 2021 budget is an excellent first step in cleaning up years of financial mismanagement and it is balanced with NO TAX INCREASE.”, said Supervisors’ Chairman Ken Hayes.

According to the Chairman, the Township’s financial issues are directly related to past administrations failure to pay the full annual bill for the Township’s Police Pension Plan creating a huge $17M unfunded liability and inflating the annual pension Minimum Municipal Obligation. “I think what we are most pleased with in the 2021 Budget is we are finally fully funding the Police Pension Plan in 2021,” said Hayes.

The highlights of the 2021 Budget include $3Million for the Milling and Paving Program, $5.1Million for the infrastructure improvements and additional recreational features to the Warminster Community Park, and $3.2Million for the acquisition, building demolition and restoration of Shenandoah Woods. “This Board is finally investing in Warminster Township and giving taxpayers improvements to benefit them directly,” said Hayes.

“We still have a lot of work to do to get years of deficit spending under control, but this is a positive first step in the right direction to financial stability,” Hayes concluded.

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Contact: Bill McCauley
Interim Township Manager
(215) 443-5414 ext.1311

Press Release – 11/23/20

November 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Warminster Township Supervisors Act to Save Over $1.25 Million

At their regular meeting of November 19, 2020, the Board of Supervisors took two actions that should save the taxpayers over $1,750,000 in future debt service. “I meant it when I said that it is high time that the taxpayer came first in Warminster and we need to get our financial house in order.”, said Supervisors’ Chairman Ken Hayes.

The Board voted to rescind Ordinance 764 and cancel closing on an $8,500,000 bank note and instead make application to the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority. This change in course will save the Township $1,181,496 over the life of the borrowing. Then the Board voted to submit another application to the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority to refinance $1,360,000 it borrowed in 2019 for improvements to Five Ponds Golf Club with a projected savings of $98,366.

Hayes said that this was simply sound municipal financial management. “We are taking advantage of historically low interest rates to benefit the taxpayer”, he said. The Chairman thanked the new Interim Township Manager, Bill McCauley, for proposing these two savings to the Board. “Mr. McCauley has been here for less than three weeks and has already saved us $1.25 Million in tax dollars. I would say that is a pretty good start”, he concluded.

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Contact:  Bill McCauley
Interim Township Manager
(215) 443-5414 ext.1311

 

Collection of Delinquent Fees

The Township will now be using Portnoff Law Associates for collection of delinquent real estate taxes, sanitation fees, and street lighting charges. They offer more options for payment than we can and will service our delinquent accounts. Please visit www.portnoffonline.com

Proposed Ordinance

The Warminster Township Board of Supervisors is considering the advertisement of the Proposed Rental Housing Ordinance Amendment at the March 15, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting. For full language view here https://www.ecode360.com/documents/pub/WA2486/Legislation.

MS4 reduction plan approved

MS4 reduction plan was approved at the Board of Supervisors Meeting
click here for the plan

Pollutant Reduction Plan

Warminster Township is required to develop and implement a Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) discharges to the Neshaminy/Little Neshaminy, Pennypack Creek, and Southampton Creek as part of the 2018 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) MS4 Individual Permit application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). Read more

Codification Is Now Online!

The Warminster Township Board of Supervisors adopted the Township’s Codification of Ordinances at the January 19, 2017 meeting. Please refer to this document for Township ordinances. The codification is now live and searchable. Should you have any questions, please contact the Township at 215-443-5414.  http://www.ecode360.com/WA2486

Warminster Township Business Survey

The Warminster Economic Development Committee is exploring ways to enhance the township’s economy and would like to hear from local business owners. Read more