Important Notice regarding Township Offices, Meetings -Coronavirus

September 10th, 2020

Notice – Board of Supervisors Meeting, September 15, 2020

Notice is hereby given,that the September 15, 2020 meeting of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors will be held at the Municipal Building and broadcast live on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  To insure public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, there will be no public attendance. Public comment may be submitted by email before and during the meeting to manager@uppermakefield.org, or before 4:30 p.m. on September 15, 2020 by calling Township Manager David R. Nyman at 215-968-3340, or by U.S. Mail to the address below. Public comment will be read into the record.

David R. Nyman
Township Manager
Upper Makefield Township
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA  18940

Update August 7, 2020

NOTICE – Board of Supervisors Meeting, August 18, 2020

Notice is hereby given, that the August 18, 2020 meeting of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors will be held at the Municipal Building and broadcast live on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  To insure public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, there will be no public attendance. Public comment may be submitted by email before and during the meeting to manager@uppermakefield.org, or before 4:30 p.m. on August 18, 2020 by calling Township Manager David R. Nyman at 215-968-3340, or by U.S. Mail to the address below. Public comment will be read into the record.

David R. Nyman
Township Manager
Upper Makefield Township
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA  18940

Update July 15, 2020

Notice is hereby given,that the July 21, 2020 meeting of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors will be held at the Municipal Building and broadcast live on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  To insure public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, there will be no public attendance.  Public comment may be submitted by email before and during the meeting to manager@uppermakefield.org, or before 4:30 p.m. on July 21, 2020 by calling Township Manager David R. Nyman at 215-968-3340, or by U.S. Mail to the address below. Public comment will be read into the record.

David R. Nyman,
Township Manager
Upper Makefield Township
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Update June 25, 2020

On June 26, Bucks County moves into the Green Phase of the Governor’s plan to reopen the state. All Township staff is working regular hours and is available to assist by email or telephone. There is a procedure in place for a contactless transfer documents. – call 215-968-3340 for assistance. The public is allowed in the Municipal Building lobby-masks are required and there is a limit of 3 people permitted in the lobby at one time.

Upper Makefield’s Brownsburg Park and Lookout Park will follow the plan at this link beginning June 26: Upper Makefield Township Parks – Green Phase. Check this websites for changes or updates.

Please continue to monitor the websites at the links below for the most current information related to COVID-19

Update June 8, 2020

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS June 16, 2020 MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given, that in order to insure the public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the June 16, 2020 meeting of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors will be held by audio and video conferencing at 7:30 P.M.

The public is invited to register using the form below (please return the form to manager@uppermakefield.org and details on how to phone in or log in to the meeting will be provided to you a few hours prior to the meeting. Public comment will be taken by email during and before the meeting at manager@uppermakefield.org. All interested parties are invited to participate.

David R. Nyman
Township Manager

REGISTRATION FORM

Name: ___________________________________
Address: ___________________________________
___________________________________
Email address: ______________________________

If you do not have access to a computer, you may provide a phone number: __________________________

Download registration form

Update June 4, 2020

As Bucks County moves to the yellow phase on June 5th, the Township will follow the plan below for re-opening Brownsburg Park and Lookout Park . All Township staff will be working regular hours at the Township Building, however the building will remain closed to the public. Staff is available by phone and email, and a contactless system to exchange paperwork is available. Call the Township at 215-968-3340 for assistance.

PARK REOPENING PLAN – YELLOW PHASE
Beginning June 5, 2020

The Township reserves the right to modify park and facilities use at any time as deemed necessary for public safety.  Please continue to follow CDC guidelines for safe practices and social distancing.  Gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited.

Playgrounds Closed

Restrooms Closed

Basketball Court Open:

  • Organized team sports prohibited
  • Pickup games with no more than 4 people per court
  • Disinfect basketballs before and after use
  • Touchless sportsmanship – no hand slaps or huddles
  • Sanitize hands after play
  • Follow CDC guidelines for healthy practices

Tennis Court Open:

  • Organized team sports prohibited
  • No more than 4 people per court
  • Sharing equipment is strongly discouraged
  • Disinfect tennis balls before and after use
  • Touchless sportsmanship – no hand slaps or huddles
  • Sanitize hands after play
  • Follow CDC guidelines for healthy practices

Soccer Fields:

  • Organized team sports prohibited
  • Pickup games with same household members
  • Disinfect soccer balls before and after use
  • Touchless sportsmanship – no hand slaps or huddles
  • Sanitize hands after play
  • Follow CDC guidelines for healthy practices

Baseball Fields:

  • Organized team sports prohibited
  • Pickup games with same household members
  • Disinfect baseballs before and after use
  • Touchless sportsmanship – no hand slaps or huddles
  • Sanitize hands after play
  • Follow CDC guidelines for healthy practices

Update May 19, 2020

In order to insure the public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the May 27, 2020 meeting of the Upper Makefield Township Planning Commission will be held virtually.

The agenda for meeting is posted at this link.  The agenda may change, so interested residents are encouraged to check the website for any changes.  The public is invited to submit public comment on any agenda item by email to the township at dkuhns@uppermakefield.org or by U.S. Mail to the address below. Public comment submitted before the meeting will be read to the Planning Commission at the meeting for consideration prior to a vote on any agenda item.  All interested parties are invited to submit public comment.
Dave Kuhns
Director of Planning & Zoning
Upper Makefield Township
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940


Update May 15, 2020

In order to insure the public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the May 19, 2020 meeting of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors will be held by teleconference.

The agenda for meeting is posted at this link.  The agenda may change, so interested residents are encouraged to check the website for any changes.  The public is invited to submit public comment on any agenda item by email to the township at manager@uppermakefield.org or by U.S. Mail to the address below. Public comment submitted before the meeting will be read to the Board of Supervisors at the meeting for consideration prior to a vote on any agenda item.  All interested parties are invited to submit public comment.
Upper Makefield Township
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Update April 23

Per Governor Wolf’s extension of the Stay-at-Home Order, Township facilities remain closed to the public. Township operations are continuing to function with modified schedules and remote access to address resident concerns and maintain work flow.  Please contact the appropriate department head for assistance. Find contact information on the Staff Directory

Police and Emergency Management services continue to operate fully.
In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
For non-emergency police matters during business hours, call 215-968-3020. For non-emergencies at other times, call 215-598-7121.

Township playgrounds, tennis courts, bathrooms and pavilions are closed until further notice. The parks and walking paths are open. Please continue practicing appropriate social distancing recommendations for the safety of yourself and others.

The most accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 can be found on the websites of the CDC, PA Dept. of Health and Bucks County Health Dept.  Access these sites at the links below:

Update April 17

In order to insure the public safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the April 21, 2020 meeting of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors will be held by teleconference.

The agenda for meeting is posted at this link.  The agenda may change, so interested residents are encouraged to check the website for any changes.  The public is invited to submit public comment on any agenda item by email to the township at manager@uppermakefield.org or by U.S. Mail to the address below. Public comment submitted before the meeting will be read to the Board of Supervisors at the meeting for consideration prior to a vote on any agenda item.  All interested parties are invited to submit public comment.
Upper Makefield Township
1076 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Update April 8
All of us at the Township wish you and your families a happy, healthy Passover and Easter. Please remember during these challenging times the importance of maintaining social distancing, even when walking outside.  We all need to continue to this practice to help prevent the spread.

Though all volunteer committee meetings have been cancelled during the month of April, the Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting on April 21 to address items of immediate concern.  Plans are in progress.  Please check back for details as the meeting date approaches.

Township staff continues to work remotely to address resident concerns and maintain work flow.  Check the Staff Directory for contact information.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information about COVID19, please monitor the CDC, PA Dept. of Health and Bucks County Health Dept. websites at the links below:

April 2
Per Governor Wolf’s Order, Township Facilities are closed to the public until April 30, 2020. Township operations are continuing to function.  Please contact the appropriate department heads if needed. Find contact information on the Staff Directory

The Board of Supervisors meeting of April 7 is cancelled. Please monitor this website for information regarding the meeting scheduled for April 21.

Volunteer board and committee meetings are cancelled through April 30th.

Police and Emergency Management are operating.

Township playgrounds, tennis courts, bathrooms and pavilions are closed until further notice. The parks and walking paths remain open at this time. Please practice appropriate social distancing recommendations

Update March 30
During these trying times, we need to support each other more than ever. Over the past couple of weeks, Township Staff and Supervisors have been reaching out to residents, particularly those who may be in the high-risk group. We know many of you have been doing so as well. With the extensions of President Trump’s and Governor Wolf’s orders, further help may be needed in the days to come.

We recommend a phone call to check in with friends and neighbors. If help is needed beyond a caring call, please feel free to reach out to the Township at the following email: manager@uppermakefield.org. We are here and will make every effort to help. Please note that some of our local businesses are offering delivery and/or curbside services, if you are not aware.

Everyone is contributing in some way, and it is very much recognized and appreciated. Upper Makefield has a rich history of rising to the occasion. This time has been no different. We have seen many examples of this throughout our community.

~And many thanks to our Police, Fire, and Emergency Services, as well as Doctors, Nurses, and Healthcare Professionals!

Update March 25

Upper Makefield Residents,

We want to assure you that we have your health, safety and welfare as our highest priority, now and always.

Per Governor Wolf’s Order, our Township Facilities are closed to the public until April 6, 2020. Township operations are continuing to function.  Please contact the appropriate department heads if needed.  We are in regular contact with State and County officials and will continue to manage Township business and adapt moving forward. Volunteer board and committee meetings are also cancelled through April 6th.

Police and Emergency Management are operating.

In adherence to the State’s “Stay at Home” directive for Bucks County, Township park facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, bathrooms and pavilions are closed through April 6th.

We will continue to keep you apprised of any pertinent Township information or changes as details become available.  Please monitor the Township website at uppermakefield.org for updates.

Please see Township contact information below.  We are also providing links to the CDC, PA Dept. of Health and Bucks County Health Department websites below. They are the most accurate and up-to-date sources for COVID19 information.

We have been impressed, but not surprised, by the many Township citizens who have stepped up and offered to help their neighbors.  These are tough times.  We will get through this together.

Update March 19

Effective March 20-30, Township buildings are closed. For Township services, please contact the respective department head by email:

Follow this link for a complete Staff Directory with contact information.

P lease be assured that in the event of an emergency, police and emergency services will continue. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.
For non-emergency police matters during business hours, call 215-968-3020. For non-emergencies at other times, call 215-598-7121.

Please continue to monitor the website for updates or changes.  Thank you.


Township playgrounds, tennis courts, bathrooms and pavilions are closed until further notice. The parks and walking paths remain open at this time. Please practice appropriate social distancing recommendations.

Update March 17

Township offices will be closed on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 due to a virus-related cleaning. Please monitor this website for updates. Thank you.

** See March 19th update above: As an accommodation to our residents in light of the Council Rock School District closing, both Lookout Park and Brownsburg Park will remain open.  The Township will take measures to regularly sanitize the playground equipment.  We strongly recommend adherence to the State mandate of social distancing as much as possible. 

Please continue to check the website for updates as all postings are subject to change.  Thank you.

March 15, 2020
In adherence to the State mandate of social distancing and as a result of an afternoon conference call with the Bucks County Emergency Management Director, Upper Makefield Township is taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our community and staff.


Effective March 16, 2020, Township offices will be closed to the public until March 30 . Township staff will be available during business hours to assist via phone and email. Please follow this link to a Staff Directory for email and contact information. You can reach the main line to the Township office at 215-968-3340 for assistance.

Update March 16
Effective immediately, all committee meetings are suspended until March 30, 2020. The March 17 Board of Supervisors meeting will be held as scheduled with a limited agenda. The Pennsylvania Open Records Act requires that the Board allow public comment at every public meeting.  In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to protect the health of our residents, staff, and Board members, we strongly encourage you to submit your public comment by electronic mail to Manager@uppermakefield.org by 4:30 on March 17, 2020.  The Board will read your public comment and, if appropriate, address your concerns at the meeting.  You can view the reading of your public comment live during the televised meeting on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 21 or view the meeting on our website at www.uppermakefield.org within two days of the meeting.  For your health, and in an effort to comply with the Governor’s request that we limit public gatherings, we discourage you from attending the meeting in person, and hope that you will submit your comments via electronic mail.


Please be assured that in the event of an emergency, police and emergency services will continue. Please call 9-1-1 for emergencies only.
For non-emergency police matters, during business hours, call 215-968-3020. For non-emergencies at other times, call 215-598-7121.


Continue to check back as we will post updates if needed.