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  • Spring in Solebury

    View our Township Directory for staff, their positions and contact information.
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  • Preserving the Land

    Protecting and preserving the beauty, unique character and natural resources of Solebury Township includes appreciating its heritage.
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  • Trails and Parks

    View Solebury's Recreational Opportunities.
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  • Natural Abundance

    By planting native plant gardens, you can help to preserve the native plants that are disappearing from our area as well as create small oases for the wildlife in our neighborhoods.
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  • Protecting Our Resources

    Solebury's citizens have always had a strong commitment to preserving open space.
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  • Preserving Our Past

    Villages and hamlets are found in Solebury at historically important crossroads at points along the Delaware River...
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Be Sure Your Dog is Licensed

The best way to protect your dog is to ensure that your dog license is up to date. Licenses greatly help in returning lost dogs, the fees help pay for shelters and enforcement, and they are a requirement of state law.

You can learn more about Pennsylvania's dog licensing requirements from the current issue of Townships Today (PDF).

State Agency Approves Solebury’s Aquetong Restoration

Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission gave its final approval on Aug. 3 to Solebury Township’s removal of the dam at Aquetong Lake, and its early efforts to restore the Aquetong Creek to its original condition.

In 2009, Solebury acquired the prized 45 acres along Rt. 202, including the lake formed by an obsolete 1870s-era dam,AquetongOutlet1505The breaching of the dam after a lengthy approval process involving county, state and federal agencies, the Pennsylvania legislature and US Congress. As a condition of the sale, the township agreed to find a long-term solution to the challenges of maintaining the dam.

Solebury formed a committee and brought in experts to review all options, settling on a plan to remove the dam and allow the spring to flow naturally into Aquetong Creek. The spring supplies three million gallons to the Aquetong Creek daily.

After winning approval from the Solebury Board of Supervisors and the state Fish and Boat Commission, the dam was breached and the lake was completely drained in 2015, allowing the creek to begin to reestablish its historic course that ultimately flows to the Delaware River.

On Aug. 3, after inspecting the project, the Fish and Boat Commission signed off on the work, finalizing the transfer of the land to Solebury Township.

Zika Virus Information

To help keep Pennsylvanians informed about the Zika virus, the state department of health has posted answers to many frequently asked questions about the virus on its website.

While there are no reported instances of local transmission of Zika virus in Pennsylvania, the state departments of public health and environmental protection have developed a response plan to be implemented in the event of an outbreak in the region.

You can view the FAQ here, and download and view the response plan (PDF) here.

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Lyme Disease Cases

Pennsylvania has led the nation in confirmed cases of Lyme disease for three straight years.  This quarter's Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' Township News issue focuses on Lyme disease.  Lyme disease is tricky to diagnose becasue it's often confused with other illnesses, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and various psychiatric illnesses, including depression.  This issue explains the symptoms of the disease and steps residents can take to protect themselves and their families.

Click here to learn more: Township News Article.

Solebury Township Seeking Volunteers

The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Parks & Recreation Board, Zoning Hearing Board and an architect for the Historical Architecture Review Board.

Parks & Recreation Board members are charged with master planning for Township park sites, recommending, organizing and implementing recreational programs to address the needs of all segments of Solebury's community, and developing, improving and maintaining Township-owned parks, and is also actively involved in reviewing all subdivision and land development proposals that come before the Township, to ensure compliance with the Township-wide Parks and Recreation Plan.

Zoning Hearing Board is charged with hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged by the applicant that the Zoning Officer has failed to follow prescribed procedures or has misinterpreted or misapplied any provision of any ordinance, map, rule or regulation governing actions by a Zoning Officer. Additionally, the Zoning Hearing Board hears requests for variances and renders a decision where it is alleged that the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship upon the applicant.

Historical Architecture Review Board (HARB) members HARB evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the appropriateness of proposed construction or renovation of any home or structure located within Solebury's two regulated historic districts of Carversville and Phillip's Mill.

Anyone interested in applying for this vacancy should forward a letter of interest and/or resume to the attention of Gretchen Rice, Assistant Manager, or email to soleburymanager@soleburytwp.org.