Middletown Township  
   February 2019
2019 Road Program Announced
Road Construction Ahead sign with numerous barricades
The 2019 Road Improvement Program has been announced! With approval from the Board of Supervisors, the Township will now seek bids to complete the construction. Below are the roads and neighborhoods that can expect to be repaved this year.
  • Wheeler Way
  • Wheeler Court
  • Cabot Boulevard
  • Summit Trace Road
  • Sunny Hill
  • Core Creek Estates
  • Banks Road
  • Silver Lake Road
Additionally, drainage improvements will be added to Silver Lake Road.

Also included this year are several sidewalks and bike paths in the area around the Community Park. Detailed in the December 2018 eNews, the Township received a grant that will help drastically improve the walkability of the park. Sidewalks will connect the Laurel Oaks neighborhood with the new Oakview Estates, and walkways and bike paths will connect Maple Point Middle School to both the Community Park and Core Creek Park.
The Township expects to award the contract in the spring, and construction will follow in the summer.

Community News
Middletown Receives Financial Reporting Award

Congratulations to the Middletown Township Finance Department on earning an award for financial reporting!

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Township with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award is based on the Township's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Middletown has earned the award for the SIXTH consecutive year! Congratulations to Director Brian Shapiro and all staff involved in this effort!
Transportation Resources Available

Do you work in the city and get tired of sitting in traffic? Do you wish your commute could be easier and less stressful? The Bucks County Transportation Management Association (TMA) wants to help you discover alternative options through SEPTA Regional Rail and buses.

Visit the TMA Transit Routes in Bucks County page for a detailed listing of every bus and train route in the county, including links to the SEPTA schedules. If you need additional help planning your trip, you can contact the TMA at 215-244-9082 or brandon@bctma.com.
Police Department
Welcoming New Police Officers

The Middletown Police Department (MTPD) welcomes its
 new officers to the community! Since the fall, four new officers have been sworn in.

Born and raised in Levittown, Larry Hardy joined the MTPD in September. He graduated Truman High School before training at the Montgomery County Police Academy. He has previously served the police departments of New Hope and Bristol Boroughs. He still resides in Levittown with his wife and two-year-old daughter.

Adam Bailey joins the Township from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He served for eight years in the Marine Corps, and he brings experience in law enforcement as a Virginia State Trooper. Additionally, he is enrolled in courses pursuing a degree in criminal justice. He and his wife currently reside in Doylestown.

Lifelong Middletown resident Tim King attended Neshaminy High School and the Bucks County Technical High School. After graduating the Temple University Police Academy, he worked for the Bucks County Rangers and the police departments of Langhorne and Penndel Boroughs. He also offers a wide range of expertise, as he is a licensed inspection mechanic, member of the Bucks County Crisis Intervention Team, and certified accident reconstructionist.

Samantha Weed joined the Police Department after living in Middletown her entire life. She graduated Neshaminy High School and York College where she earned a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. She later earned a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph's University. She attended the Temple University Police Academy and graduated near the top of her class.

"We are very excited to welcome our new officers to the Middletown Township Police Department," said Chief Joe Bartorilla. "They each bring a wide range of experiences to the Department, and I look forward to their work serving the residents of the Township."

Welcome to the community, Officers!
Taxes and Finance
Tax Return Reminder

By now, you should have received your Earned Income Tax (EIT) return packets from Keystone Collections Group, the EIT collector for Bucks County. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you previously have filed your taxes electronically, you likely will only receive your packet via email, so check your inboxes!

Tax returns are due by April 15th. If you have any questions or have not received your tax return, you can contact Keystone at 724-978-0300 or visit their website.
Parks & Recreation
Summer Recreation Discount Registration

Interested in signing your children up for Summer Recreation? Don't miss the early deadline! If you register by March 1st, you can save 10 percent off the cost!

There are programs for both elementary and middle school-aged children. If you have any questions about registration or the program's many activities and trips, please contact Pat Graham at 215-750-3800 x1107 or pgraham@middletownbucks.org.

And the Winners Are...

Congratulations to the winners of the Middletown Township Teen Talent Show!  Dakota Yatesand Kaitlyn Nelson tied for top honors, and they were followed by the band Nothing but a Nightmare.

All contest finalists performed at the Oxford Valley Mall on January 26th in front of friends, family, and the community. The annual Teen Talent Show offers a great opportunity for local youth to showcase their talents. Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations again to the winners!
Fire & Emergency Management
Emergency Management Disaster Training

The Office of Fire and Emergency Management announced it will partner with SEPTA as well as local fire companies and the rescue squad on a regional rail exercise to help prepare emergency services in the community for a disaster. First responders will get familiar with buses and rail cars, learn how they work, and walk through how to rescue passengers in the event of an emergency. Additionally, emergency services will practice using equipment that can lift and move rail cars if they are derailed. Lastly, in the summer, participating emergency organizations will complete an emergency drill to practice their training and will be evaluated for their preparedness for a disaster.
From the Permit Corner

Welcome to the Permit Corner, where you can find out about all the major construction projects throughout the community.
  • Chipotle, Zoe's Kitchen, Metropolitan Diner, and Melt Shop are all under construction in Lincoln Plaza and expect to open in 2019
  • A Bank of America will soon begin construction in the Target shopping center
  • Fred Beans Ford and Kia has nearly completed its new Kia showroom
  • An Autowash car wash is currently under construction at the former location of Toys R Us, and it is expected to open later this year
  • The nine homes of Oakview Estates on Langhorne-Yardley Road, built by Stonehaven Homes, are nearly complete
Upcoming Events

February 18  - Township offices closed for Presidents' Day
February 19 - Board of Supervisors meeting, 7 p.m. in the Public Hall of the Municipal Center
February 27  - Zoning Hearing Board meeting, 7 p.m. in the Public Hall of the Municipal Center

March 1 - Deadline for Summer Recreation Discount Registration

March 4 -  Board of Supervisors meeting, 7 p.m. in the Public Hall of the Municipal Center

March 6 -  Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Municipal Center

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