Located in the heart of Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania is Richlandtown Borough. At the present time, it is primarily a residential community that consists of more than 400 homes. The current population is estimated at 1,320 residents, based upon the 2010 U.S. Census. Richlandtown is governed by a Mayor and 7-member Borough Council.
The borough is home to churches and several businesses, located throughout. There are a variety of community-based organizations including Boy Scout Troop #87, Fun Committee, Richlandtown Fire Company, Richlandtown Historical Society, Richlandtown Lions Club, plus Parks & Recreation Board.
Come out to Walnut Street Park from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on August 1, 2017 to participate in the 34th Annual National Night Out. Food & Drinks will be on hand for all. The PA State Police and the Richlandtown Fire Company will be in attendance.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
— Madelyn Nicholas, a resident of Richlandtown, was selected as the first Junior Council Person (JCP) in RIchlandtown Borough. Madelyn will serve through 2018. “We are proud to participate in the Junior Council Person Program and support youth involvement in local governance,” said Jim Dunn, Mayor of Richlandtown. Madelyn was selected as the borough’s first-ever JCP after an application and interview process with borough officials. In her role, Madelyn will participate in council meetings, participate in borough business, and observe all council rules. JCPs cannot vote or participate in executive sessions, but they can attend budget hearings, public hearings, and community events. Jim Dunn said Madelyn, stood out as an exceptional candidate. Madelyn is a Senior and a distinguished Honor Roll Student at Palisades High School, where she is the Founder and Chairman/President of the Young Americans for Freedom Chapter, a National Honor Society member, a member of Turning Point USA, and the Key Club. After graduation, Madelyn hopes to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania where she would like to major in Biology and minor in political science or Journalism. “I have been interested in politics for the past few years, and I would like to expand my role in my community. I think that this position will give me the start I need to get more involved in politics throughout college and the rest of my life. I’d love to be a part of my borough’s government and develop my leadership skills. I feel I could use my current leadership skills and government knowledge, and will be politically active to be a great Junior Council Person.” Madelyn said. Wesleyville Borough, Erie County established the first JCP Program in 1999. The Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs has adopted this model which has been widely implemented by boroughs throughout the Commonwealth.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Richlandtown is pleased to host its annual Summer Charity Block Party on June 24th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on our grounds at 1st Avenue and Union Street in Richlandtown. Have lunch and enjoy live music, kids games, grown up fun, prizes and great community all while raising money for a great cause: Quakertown Community Outreach! This new grassroots organization reaches out to our neighbors in need, especially people experiencing homelessness. Join us in supporting the valuable work that they do for the people of the Quakertown area.
Borough resident, Floyd Bless, was recently recognized at an awards ceremony held in May in Hershey, PA at the Pennsylvania Association of Borough Conference where Mayor Jim Dunn accepted the award that recognized Mr. Bless for his 35+ years as a council member in Richlandtown Borough. Floyd has served in various capacities throughout his many years of services. Mr. Bless is currently the Vice President of the Borough Council and serves on various committees. Floyd is also an active member of the Richlandtown Fire Company. Richlandtown Borough Council would like to extend a very heartfelt “Thank You” to Floyd for his dedication and commitment to our Borough of the past 35 years.
The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be conducting a license canvass in Bucks County on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Multiple wardens will be going door to door educating dog owners as well as checking the status of their dog licenses and rabies vaccinations. In Bucks County ou can obtain a dog license by contacting Thomas E. Panzer, Esp. Bucks County Treasurer in Doylestown, PA at 215-348-6244. You may also contact, Bucks County State Dog Warden, Verna North at 610-909-5707. You can also visit www.licenseyourdogpa.org.
Failure to have your dog licensed may result in a fine of $300 per dog. Annual license fees are $6.50 for spayed or neutered dogs; $8.50 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered. For seniors or disabled citizens, the fees are $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs; $6.50 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered.
A No Parking Ban has been issued for the Borough from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in order that the street sweepers can do a thorough job.
Please sweep any debris you may have on your sidewalks and driveways to the road area where the sweeper will be clearing the road.
A snow emergency has been declared for Richlandtown Borough beginning Tuesday, March 14th at midnight through Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Noon.
Alternate parking will be available at Benner Hall at 1260 Cherry Street and behind the Fire House at 125 S. Main Street.
Senator Bob Mensch will be the guest speaker at the Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Benner Hall at 7 p.m. Benner Hall is located at 1260 Cherry Street.
A snow emergency has been declared for Richlandtown Borough beginning Thursday at midnight, February 9, 2017 ending Friday at midnight February 10, 2017.
Alternate parking will be available at Benner Hall on Cherry Street and behind the Fire House on Main Street.