Free Fall Tree Program Now Open  

Plant Trees Where 
They Make the Most Impact
Free trees are 2-5 feet tall in 5-gallon pots.

After a sellout introduction this spring, free trees for residents may again be ordered for October 28, 2017 pickup at the Upper Makefield Township Municipal Complex on Eagle Road.
Order Now
Place your online order now. Orders are due October 27, 2017, but are reserved on a first-come basis. The spring program sold out within hours, so don't delay!

Residents may select from native species of Northern Red Oak, Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood and River Birch trees. One hundred trees are available. Trees are 2-5 feet tall, and delivered in 5-gallon pots. If you participated in the spring program, please do not register again. Participation is limited to once per year.
Working with the Arbor Day Foundation, participating residents will log onto an interactive website featuring aerial maps of their properties to determine the best tree placement for energy savings.  The trees are a gift provided to you and our community by our UMTree Grant program. 

Thanks for 37 Years Bob Johnson!

Bob Johnson Retires 2017
We say farewell and a grateful thank you this month to Public Works Superintendent Bob Johnson, who is retiring after 37 years with Upper Makefield Township.

Bob grew up in the Township, raised his family here and still resides in Upper Makefield with his wife Janis. 

When you see him, please join us in thanking Bob for his dedicated service. 

Not Too Late to Help 
Deer Management Efforts

It's not too late for residents to authorize Big Oak Whitetail Management to provide deer management on their private properties. Township Supervisors review and authorize this free program annually. Venison harvest is donated to local food kitchens. Learn More

Township Volunteer Opportunities

More than 50 residents volunteer to serve on Township boards and commissions. There may be opportunities that match your skills and interests too.  Do you have professional experience or personal interests in parks, historic preservation, traffic or community planning? Review descriptions of Boards and Commissions on the Township website to  help you decide where your talents best meet Upper Makefield Township's needs. You can read meeting minutes online and check the schedule to attend a meeting. Application is a simple one-page form , also on our website. 

Bucks County Offers 100+ 
Discount Options for Veterans

If you now serve or have served in the military and were honorably discharged, did  you know you are eligible for discounts at over 100 stores and
restaurants in Bucks County?  It is easy to qualify. Just bring your original DD-214 discharge form to the Recorder of Deeds Office in Doylestown. The office staff will record your Proof of Service and immediately issue a photo ID. In less than ten minutes, you can be out of the door with a color ID in hand!
Discount offers are updated quarterly, so you'll receive by mail each quarter a booklet describing local merchants. Discounts range from 5 to 20 percent. Details.

Top Township Questions, Answered!

As we work on a complete update of our Township website, we asked Township department heads what questions they field most often. Here's a few of their answers!

How Do I Report a Stray Animal or Injured Deer?
Call the Police Department. Tell us where the animal is located and what you know about its condition. Different locations require either PennDOT, Township, or Game Commission notifications. Phone: 215-968-3020.

How Do I Report a Problem with Trees?
The Township  Public Works Department  will field questions about problems with trees and direct you to the responsible party. Call them Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 215-968-3314.

How Do I Request an Open Burning Permit?
Permits from our Fire Marshal are required for Open Burning. Please visit the Township Building to submit a request to conduct Open Burning.
Note: For leaf disposal, contact your private hauler for directions on how to bag leaves for curbside pickup. Many have instructions online.

Police Department News

New Crimewatch Website
Upper Makefield Police Department activity is now found on the  CRIMEWATCH website. Here you'll find news of recent police work, including arrests and safety alerts. You can also signup for alerts from our Police Department. 
National Drug Takeback Day 
Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Do you have prescription drugs that are expired or no longer needed? Stop by the Police Department on October 28 during National Drug Takeback Day for safe disposal.  There is also a drug dropbox located in the lobby of the Police Department that is available during business hours year-round.  The National Drug Takeback  program website includes detailed drug disposal  guidelines and safety tips. 
Selling Something on Craigslist?
Use our Police Department parking lot, which is monitored by video, to meet potential buyers and make your sale a safe one.