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BOROUGH OF MORRISVILLE

BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA           

Monday, October 15, 2018

7:00pm

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Morrisville Borough Council is looking for their newest Junior Councilperson for the school year 2018-2019.

The Junior Councilperson Program is an outstanding opportunity to get the youth of Morrisville Borough involved in the governing process of their community.  It is for high school juniors or seniors who wish to learn the structure, procedure and processes active in local government.  The Junior Councilperson attends meetings and is a “quasi-member” of Council (they are not allowed to vote or attend executive sessions).

Guidelines:

MUST be a Morrisville Borough resident.

High School Junior or Senior for class year 2018-2019.

Must take “oath of office”.

Serve a term that coincides with school year.

Must attend monthly Council meetings.

(usually held the third Monday of every month, starting at 7:00pm)

They cannot:

Vote

Attend executive sessions.

Any students who would like to be considered, or for more information,

please contact Corryn L. Kronnagel at CorrynKronnagelMB@outlook.com.

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WANTED SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD – SUBSTITUTE

**Apply at: Morrisville Police Department, 35 Union Street, Morrisville, PA 19067

215-295-8112

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***FEMA***

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Bucks County, PA (All Jurisdictions). For more information, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fnm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).

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LEAF DROP OFF SITE

The Morrisville Borough leaf drop off site (this site is for leaves only) is located at Riverview and Delaware Avenues. It is open during the months of November and December, Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:00pm. January through November it is open by appointment only.

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LEAF COMPOST

Morrisville Borough Residents interested in leaf compost for their yards, please contact Borough Hall at #215-295-8181. Arrangements will be made to open the Morrisville Leaf Dump for compost material to be picked up.

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SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

Morrisville Borough participates in single stream recycling. All recyclables can be put in one container – cans, glass, mixed paper, cardboard and most plastic containers. Put your recycling container out on your designated day. Please see the link on our website’s main page and the Community Channel for additional information.

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TRASH AND RECYCLING

Trash and recycling in the Borough of Morrisville is collected by Republic Services. Trash collection is Monday and Thursday for the entire town. Your recycling day is based on which street your home is on. A brochure/collection map was mailed to each resident/customer by Republic Services. Additional brochures are available at Borough Hall.

The contact phone number for Republic Services is: 610-265-6337*

*We ask that you always contact Borough Hall to ensure we are aware of any concern or issue regarding the sanitation and recycling service, thank you!

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RECYCLING STICKERS

The containers used for recycling must be clearly marked. Recycling Stickers are available at Morrisville Borough Hall.

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The Morrisville Municipal Authority is part of the “SwiftReach” notification network. Please enroll your information, if you have not already done so, at their website: www.mmawatersewer.com . You will find a Morrisville Municipal Authority Emergency Notification-Contact Information Request form.

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MORRISVILLE RIVERFRONT PRESERVE: The 8.8 acre Morrisville Riverfront Preserve is located at Delmorr and Philadelphia Avenues, it offers riverfront access to a naturalized riverfront, a unique amenity in our heavily developed region.

The project began in January 2010 which led to the re-zoning of the land by Borough Council to Natural Lands and Community Service Districts and approval by the Bucks County Open Space Program for funds to support the project.

Eradication of invasive plant species was started in September as part of a two year water safe herbicide spraying program. Morrisville is partnering with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network who is providing assistance in developing restoration strategies that will ensure a successful and sustainable project.

Replanting the area with native plant species and clearing trail paths will occur in phases.

The Preserve will be a quiet place of nature for fishermen, bird watchers, walkers and paddlers. Riverfront restoration will improve air, water, land, and habitat quality, as well as provide improved floodplain function and flood protection. The preserve will provide the opportunity for public education on the value of natural waterfront habitats. The Morrisville Riverfront Preserve is a special place that has benefits for all.

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ATTENTION: Pet Owners — Borough Ordinance #856 requires pet owners to clean up if their pet makes a mess on either public or private property. Please clean up after your pet and dispose in an appropriate container.

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License Your Dog In PA – All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed. Licenses are issued by the local County Treasurer and other licensing agents. For more information www.agriculture.state.pa.us or Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement 717-787-3062

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