Annual Sol Feinstone Student Park Design Awards  

Park Design Winners 2017 Sol Feinstone
Each year 3rd grade students at Sol Feinstone Elementary School imagine a park to meet community needs. The Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors welcomed some of the student designers at their June 6, 2017 public meeting. 

Photo: Park design winners and their classmates Aimee Zhang (3rd place), Isabel Mayarovich, Kaylee Kaucher, and Adalae Howe (1st place). Teacher Mrs. Jennifer McFillin is at right. Unable to attend: Phoebe Tetreault (2nd place). 

Upper Makefield Reviewing Tree Restoration Plans  
PECO service upgrade work required tree removal

PECO's efforts earlier this year to improve reliable power service to Upper Makefield residents had some unintended consequences: The changed landscape from tree and vegetation removal alarmed some residents.

Now the Township's Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is reviewing 6 proposals from landscape architects to develop a work area restoration plan.  With recommendations from the EAC, the Township Board of Supervisors expect to approve and initiate a restoration project to begin this fall or early spring 2018. The restoration project will include portions of Taylorsville Road and River Road. 

PECO's electric service enhancement project is meant to improve load capacity and reliability. Importantly, they aim to restore power faster after an outage.  The PECO work area includes Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing Memorial Boulevard, River Road south of Route 532, and the section of Mt. Eyre Road east of Taylorsville Road and will include some new poles and significant wire and equipment upgrades. 

The PECO project is set for completion in late November. 

Eagle Scout Project Means New Fencing at Brownsburg Park 

Steve Jayne at Brownsburg Park UMT
Council Rock North High School student Steve Jayne worked in May to install about 165 feet of new fencing at Brownsburg Park.

The fence is meant to create a barrier to the soccer field (and errant soccer balls) and the park's no-mow area, where ticks can be found. It also protects the no-mow area. 

The public service project was part of Jayne's work toward Eagle Scout designation. The work included fundraising and organizing fence-building labor from family and friends. The Patriot FC soccer club made a generous donation to the project, he said. 

"I had a great experience working with Upper Makefield Township to complete my project," said Jayne in a follow-up email to the Township. 

Board of Supervisors Resolves to Oppose Proposed PennEast Pipeline 

A proposal by PennEast Pipeline Company to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission offers two routes for a new pipeline that will affect Upper Makefield Township and other parts of Bucks County. 

In their opposition to both the original and alternate pipeline routes, the Supervisors unanimously approved a Resolution on May 17, 2017, which states that "the proposed pipeline may negatively affect the health, safety, welfare and quality of life of the residents of Upper Makefield Township." 
BOWMA Seeks Access to Private Properties for 2017-18 Deer Management Program 

As an Upper Makefield Township property owner, you can help the entire community by granting BOWMA hunters access to your property.

Upper Makefield Township contracts annually with the Big Oak Whitetail Management (BOWMA) to reduce the community's deer population. BOWMA hunters are interviewed and evaluated by BOWMA and must submit criminal background checks to the Township. They can be identified by a Township-issued ID card and dashboard placard.

BOWMA hunters have access to Township property, but access to private property helps make them more effective. For details, visit the BOWMA site


Collection Days for Household Hazardous Waste
Here's what to do and when with old TVs, other eWaste, and household hazardous waste

Scudder Falls Bridge Travel Advisories
Check for Travel Advisories on the dedicated homepage for the I-95 Scudder Falls Bridge replacement project. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission designed the project to keep traffic moving. However, some travel restrictions are planned for off-peak travel times.  In-water construction for the new, four-lane upriver span is set to begin in July 2017. 

Prepare for Emergencies by Signing up with ReadyBucks Alerts 
When you sign up for ReadyBucks alerts, you have many options: Setting quiet times when alerts won't sound, choosing the types of alerts you want, and sending alerts to multiple devices. Each option is easy to change when needed. Sign up today! 

Things to Do

Fireworks at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Sunday, July 2, 2017
9 p.m.

Revolutionary Run
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Washington Crossing Historic Park