Frequently Asked Questions1. Is burning allowed in the township?
A. Burning is allowed under the proper conditions and supervision. Please refer to our Burning Ordinance for details.
2. Does the township have a noise ordinance?
A. The Township does not have a noise ordinance. We rely on the good judgment of our residents not to unreasonably infringe on their neighbors peace and quiet. However, noise control is addressed in Article XXII, Section 2211.B of the Township Zoning Ordinance which relates to Environmental Performance Standards.
3. Are there any ordinances that require dogs to be on a leash?
A. As per the Pennsylvania Dog Laws, all dogs must be under control. This means that when your dog is not on your property, it must be under the direct control of you or a handler. The best way to control your dog is on a leash. Remember, dogs are personal property. You are responsible for any damage caused by your dog.
Click here for more information from the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
4. Who should I call if I see a stray dog?
A. Stray dogs can be reported to Ed Bunt at 610-287-1426. Mr. Bunt is the local representative with the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
5. Who should I call if I find a dead deer on the road?
A. Dead deers should be reported to the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136.
6. Does the township offer recycling?
A. The Township does not have any recycling facilities at this time. Two web sites that offer recycling options are www.wsaemc.org (Montgomery County) 610-278-3618 and www.recyclingservces.org (Recycling Services, Inc.) A non-profit community recycling and alternate energy resource center. 610-323-8545. Additionally, several of the trash haulers that service our township collect recycling. Check with your hauler to see if that option is available.
7. How can I contact the Supervisors?
A. You can contact a supervisor at their home address, or leave a message for them at the township office. Confidential letters sent to the township office should be clearly marked "Confidential". The supervisors' home contact information is available on this website under Township Board and Commission members.
8. Are permits required for a new roof? new siding? basement renovations? fences? sheds? window replacements?
New Roof: Not unless there are structural changes. No permit is needed to replace the shingles.
New Siding: No
Basement Renovations: That depends on the work being done and should be referred to the Zoning Officer to determine if one is needed.
Fences: No, but the height must comply with the township Zoning Ordinance and they cannot be located on the property line. Click here for a link to Article III, Section 304.A.7. of the Township Zoning Ordinance.
Window replacements: Only when the size is changed.
9. Where can I dispose of my old Christmas tree?
A. Old Christmas trees can be brought to the township and left behind the salt shed. The township's road crew will chip the trees and use the mulch in the township parks. For more information, contact the township office at 610-287-6160.
10. How many acres are required to keep a horse?
A. A minimum lot size of 80,000 square feet shall be required to keep one large animal, such as a horse, cattle, sheep or goats, not in conjunction with agriculture. One additional animal may be kept for each acre of lot size in excess of 80,000 square feet. For more information, please refer to Article 3, Section 304.A.5.b. of the Township Zoning Ordinance or contact the Township Zoning Officer.