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Author: Kyle Seckinger

Assistance for PECO Bills

Many PECO customers facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have a new resource to help pay the balance of their utility bills.

The Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund (PAHAF), helps to support Pennsylvania homeowners due to financial hardships caused by the pandemic. The grant funding can be applied to a customer’s electric and natural gas bill to pay outstanding balances incurred during the pandemic. The maximum utility assistance is capped at 24 months or $3,000. The PAHAF program will also provide help with mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, homeowner association fees and condominium fees. For more information and to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fundhttps://pahaf.org/.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – 2022 ROAD PROGRAM

Sealed electronic bids will be received by Warwick Township, hereinafter generally referred to as the Township, on February 10, 2022 until 10:00 (Prevailing Time) via the PennBID Electronic Bid Management System and opened shortly thereafter.  All documents and solicitation details will be available on or after January 19, 2022 at https://pennbid.procureware.com.  Bidders must register (a free process), then click on the “Solicitations”, then “View” tabs. 

2022 ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

CONTRACT NO. 5100-196

WARWICK TOWNSHIP

BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

The Contract will generally include the overlay of 18 Township roadways (93,260 SY/8,555 TON).  This work will also include 794 L.F. of concrete curb replacements, 80 L.F. of asphalt curb replacements, 2,180 S.F. of concrete sidewalk replacements, 75 L.F. of concrete cheek wall, 214 S.F. of truncated dome inserts, 6,060 S.Y. of pavement repair, 175 GAL. of rubberized crack seal, 74,325 S.Y. of full-width mill, 2,225 L.F. of curbline/intersection/driveway mill and 1,495 TON of leveling/scratch course.

The Contract will also include the Asphalt Surface Treatment of two roadways (15,110 S.Y.).

The Contract will also include 2,610 S.F. of new sidewalk along York Road.  This work will also include 85 LF of concrete curb, 148 L.F. of concrete cheek wall, 49 S.F. of truncated dome inserts and all associated work as referenced in Attachment 1 and the “York Road Sidewalk Extension Project” plans.

Attachment #1 of PennDOT Proposal and Contract MS-944 (Pages 3, 3A-1 and 3A-2), as well as the “Summary of Estimated Quantities” (Pages 3B-1 – 3B-8), contained in the Proposal and Contract Section of the Contract Documents, provides the quantities for each roadway.  The “Instructions to Bidders” Section describes the bidding requirements under this Contract.

All work and materials shall be in accordance with PennDOT Standards and Specifications.

Proposals must be made upon the forms furnished by the Township, as available on PennBid.

This project is subject to the terms and conditions of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act, as determined by the Secretary of Labor and Industry and, therefore, must be bid as such.

The project is subject to the terms of the Public Works Employment Verification Act (Act 127 of 2012).  Completed and signed “Public Works Employment Verification Form” is required as a precondition to the award of the Contract and is to be submitted as part of the submission of the bid.

Proposals must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10% of the total bid amount for the work detailed in Attachment #1.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish separate bonds with corporate surety issued by companies authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the prescribed forms dated the date of the Contract, or separate Federal or Commonwealth chartered lending institution irrevocable letters of credit in a form accepted and approved by the Township, each equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract amount, to secure (a) the faithful performance and maintenance of the Contract; and (b) the prompt payment of materials and labor.

Bids must be accompanied by an executed Non-Collusion Affidavit as set forth in the Contract Documents. Failure to submit an Affidavit with the bid proposal may result in disqualification of the bid.

The Award of the Contract, if a contract is awarded, will be to the lowest responsible bidder, as described in the Instructions to Bidders’ Section of the Contract Documents, but the Township reserves the unqualified right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities.

The Township also reserves the right to delete any “item” or portion of an “item” contained in the Contract at its discretion, once bids are received.

Prior to awarding the Contract, bids may be held by the Township for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders.  During this period, no bid may be withdrawn.

Warwick Township reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

The bidder who is awarded the Contract may be required to pay “PennBID” a nominal fee.  Bidders are to refer to the PennBID site for the amount of that fee.

Kyle Seckinger, Township Manager

Warwick Township

PDA 2022 Dog Licenses

2022 Dog Licenses Available at County Treasurers’ Offices; All Dogs Must be Licensed by Jan. 1

Pennsylvanians can now purchase 2022 dog licenses from their county treasurers. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

An annual dog license is $8.50, or $6.50 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo. Older adults and people with disabilities may be eligible for discounts.

The dog license application is simple and only requests owner contact information and details about the dog being licensed, including name, age, breed and color.

County Treasurer, Kristian Ballerini, offered these reasons for dog licensing:

  • If a dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him/her back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify a dog and its rightful owners.
  • It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
  • The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
  • License fees support animal control. The annual fee to license a dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which provides a number of vital services to protect dogs and the public. Last year, the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement:
  • Enforced health and safety regulations in kennels by licensing 2,428 such operations and conducting more than 5,200 inspections.
  • Helped to secure more than 4,500 stray dogs, placing them in shelters until those that were licensed could be reunited with their owners.
  • Issued more than 3,000 citations and filed 115 misdemeanor complaints for violations of the Dog Law, including failing to license dogs, abandoning dogs, and allowing them to run at large.
  • Investigated nearly 1,500 dog bites, and they investigated and monitored 587 dogs that were deemed dangerous by magisterial judges.

For more information, visit the Bucks County website here.

Contact Bucks County Treasurer Kristian Ballerini at treasurer@buckscounty.org or 215-348-6244 with questions.

Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement Office: 717-787-3062.

Township Board and Committee Vacancies

Warwick Township seeks resident volunteers to serve on the following Boards and Committees:

  • Agricultural Area Advisory Board
    • Member (Standing Appointment)
  • Parks and Recreation Board
    • Member (Term ending December 31, 2024)
    • Member (Term ending December 31, 2022)
  • Financial Advisory Committee
    • Member (Term ending December 31, 2022)
  • Tree Committee
    • Member (Term ending December 31, 2022)
    • Member (Term ending December 31, 2022)

Interested residents should submit a letter of interest and related qualifications/resume to ssorresso@warwick-township.org.

WTW&SA 2022 Budget

We are pleased to relay that our Warwick Township Water & Sewer Authority approved their 2022 budget with no rate increases.  More information can be found on their website at https://wtwsa.org/

2022 Township Budget To Be Considered for Adoption

Notice

The Warwick Township Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing and consider adoption of the draft of the 2022 Budget at their Public Meeting on November 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 1733 Township Greene, Jamison, PA. The proposed 2022 Budget is available for review at the Township Administrative Office Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Written comments may be sent no later than November 8, 2021, to kseckinger@warwick-township.org.

To view the proposed budget, please click here:

Creek Road Bridge

Bucks County is closing the Creek Road bridge beginning Monday, October 4th, for repairs due to tropical depression Ida. Repairs are expected to last 2 weeks.

Dark Hollow Road Reconstruction

As a result of the damage from tropical depression Ida, Dark Hollow Road will be repaved on Monday, September 13th.