Halloween is right around the Corner and that means PARADE TIME!
Check out the Rotary Club website and scroll down for information on the Halloween Parade in Schwenksville. It is scheduled for Thursday, October 29th.
Learn More About Your Local Government
A newly updated website, www.lgc.state.pa.us, seeks to connect residents with their local governments and the laws governing them, such as land use, private property issues and municipal taxation. The website, offered by the bipartisan Local Government Commission, facilitates ready access to municipal codes; dozens of frequently cited municipal laws of Pennsylvania; brief summaries of all acts signed into law since 1993, including those vetoed; and updates on recent projects by the commission.
New Building Inspection Program
Schwenksville Borough is pleased to announce that Code Inspection Inc. (CI) of Horsham PA is now the UCC Code Inspection Services provider for Schwenksville Borough. Tom Heisner has been assigned to service Schwenksville Borough for all Plan Reviews, Permitting and Inspections relating to the Building Codes of Schwenksville Borough. Code Inspections Inc. will also provide Zoning and Property Maintenance review and enforcement services on an as-need basis. This change was effective July 10th 2015.
Tom will have a dedicated office hour on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 10 AM. During this hour, and additional time as needed, Tom will meet with applicants by appointment, pick up permit applications filed with the Borough, issue permits, return phone calls and meet with staff regarding open permits. Call 1-800-288-2633 to schedule an appointment with Tom Heisner. Or stop by if you don’t mind waiting your turn.
All Permit Applications for Construction, Rental Inspections, Re-Sale Inspections, Change In Tenancy, or signs; as well as zoning, stormwater mgt., Road Opening/Sidewalk Replacement etc. should still be filed with Schwenksville Borough. Forms and applications are listed below or are accessible from a link listed under “I want to” on the left side of this home page”. The Construction Permit shall be used for New Construction, Renovations, Alterations, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Permits. An application for a commercial or accessible plan review is also available. More information and guidelines are available at http://www.codeinspectionsinc.com/inspection.php. The New 2015 FEE SCHEDULE is available here. Checks made payable to Code Inspections Inc. may be submitted through the Borough when the permit application is dropped off or when the permit is issued; or you can pay using a credit card directly from the www.codeinspectionsinc.com website. For questions or assistance on how to do this call 1-800-288-2633 for assistance. Only UCC permit fees outlined on the Code Inspection Inc. Fee Schedule are made payable to Code Inspection Inc. All other permits are made payable to Schwenksville Borough as indicated below.
Primary inspections hours in Schwenksville Borough will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings. All other inspection times will be accommodated as able with sufficient notice. Inspections with Tom Heisner should be scheduled by calling Borough Hall at 610-287-7442 or by emailing email@example.com. You can also call CI 1-800-288-2633 if you are unable to reach Borough Staff.
Code_Inspections_Application for New Construction, Renovations, Alterations, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical improvements. Checks made payable to Code Inspections, Inc.
PlanReviewApplication for non-residential and accessibility projects. Checks made payable to Code Inspections, Inc.
U & O Inspection Application – For Rental Inspections, Re-Sale and Change in Tenancy Inspections . Checks ($85 Residential and $100.00 Commercial) made payable to Schwenksville Borough.
U & O Requirements – For Rental Inspections & Re-Sale are required prior to change in tenancy or ownership
Tenant Registration– Tenant Registration is required Annually and is $25 per rental unit
Zoning Permit Application – For Pools, hot-tubs, Fences, new retaining walls, Sheds, Decks, patios, Driveways, New Construction, Change In Use, Signs, Balconies and awnings etc. . Checks ($60 Residential, $100 commercial) made payable to Schwenksville Borough.
ZONING SAMPLE SITE (Plot) Plan for Zoning Permit – An example of the type of detail required to be submitted with all Zoning permits other than Change in Use.
All other applications please inquire with Schwenksville Borough at 610-287-7442.
Collection Dates (Hazardous Materials, and More):
- Montgomery County publishes a list of recycling and drop off events annually that take place between the Spring and Fall of each year at various locations across Montgomery County. Please refer to the County’s Recycling website, found here: http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?nid=637, for upcoming dates, acceptable items, and more.
South Main Street Improvement Project
This project includes improvements along Main Street between Perkiomen Avenue and approximately 41 Main Street funded with federal Community Development Block Grant dollars. The design and engineering costs are paid for by the Borough of Schwenksville.
- Selective road widening to allow for 11’ travel lanes, parking lanes on both sides of the street where width permits, and sidewalks for pedestrians
- Striping of a modified turn lane at Perkiomen Ave
- Replaced curbing and sidewalk with new curb & sidewalk
- Dedicated parking lanes with 15- 17 marked parking spaces (has changed with revisions)
- Three small bump-outs
- Planning for future Street-scaping improvements such as ornamental street lighting and holiday decorations.
The project is currently in the permitting stage. After a Highway Occupancy Permit is obtained from PennDot, the bid specifications and design need to be finalized and then advertised for bids. Construction is anticipated for summer 2015. For background and frequently asked questions please read this South Main Street Project Background.
As a part of the Citizen Engagement Process, Council agreed to create a log of citizen comments compiled from three Project Specific Meetings, Submission of written comments , Comments at Regular Monthly Meetings and comments from individual meetings. The South Main Street Resident Concern Log is now available to view. Additional Information regarding this project will be posted shortly. Thank you for your interest and patience.
To Report a Public Safety Concern
The Borough of Schwenksville is covered by the Pennsylvania State Police. Residents should feel free to contact the State Police with any and all public safety concerns as many times as necessary. It is helpful to report incidents, or suspicious behavior at the time they are occurring or observed; however for habitual problems, please contact the State Police to alert them so that they can respond appropriately. Trooper Deanny E. Wright is the Community Services Trooper Assigned to Schwenksville Borough from the Skippack Barracks.
2047C Bridge Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Deanny E. Wright – DEAWRIGHT@pa.gov
Emergency – 911
Ways You Can Protect Our Water Supply
When rains come down the storm water flows over roofs, across lawns, and down driveways, sidewalks, and roads before entering stormwater drains. The water entering those drains go directly to our water supply, along with all the dirt, debris, and chemicals it picked up along the way. In Schwenksville Borough, that water could contaminate the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries. Protect our water and natural areas by helping to reduce the contaminants in our stormwater. Start with the following tips, and visit the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/water/6008 for more information.
- Use the Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to dispose of hazardous household substances, such as used motor oil, cleaning supplies, and paint.
- Use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides properly to prevent excess runoff.
- Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly. If left in your backyard or at the park, pet waste can be carried into the storm sewer system or a stream by stormwater runoff.
- Instead of washing your car in your driveway, take it to a car wash, where the water is treated and recycled.
Schwenksville Borough operates a municipal storm water system that is permitted by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection. The permit requires that the Borough:
- Continue public education and outreach activities
- Notify and solicit public input/involvement regarding management of the system
- Monitor, test and eliminate illicit discharges from outfalls in the system
- Control construction site stormwater runoff through enforcement of ordinances
- Ensure that all post-construction stormwater improvements in new or re-developed areas are built as designed and are operated and maintained properly
- Implement a pollution prevention program for municipal operations.
For more information or to provide public input please contact the Borough Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery County Sponsored Recycling Events
Electronics Collection events, Free Paper Shredding Events, Tire Collection Events and Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2014 have now been scheduled. For a complete list of events and details please view the following documents: