Zoning Hearing Board Agenda for March 11, 2014
LBCJMA Flushing Mains
All Things Pinewood Pool
Discount Ski Tickets
2014 Adopted Budget
Community Park Walking Paths Open Dog Park Closed Skateboard Park Open
Roller Hockey Court Open Basketball Courts Closed Other Parks Facilities Quaker Penn Boat Ramp Open
No ramps in the water
Falls Township to host Citizen Police Academy
The Falls Township Police Department will be conducting a 10-week Citizen Police Academy for township residents beginning March 26, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Falls Township Municipal building. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm.
Applications can be obtained at the Falls Township Police Department Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm, or online by clicking here. Applicants must be at least 18 years old & application deadline is March 12th, 2014.
This program is designed to educate township residents about department procedures, responsibilities and demands on police officers. Some of the topics that will be covered include: An overview of the department, recruitment and training, Interview techniques, a visit to the (911) county radio room and also traffic enforcement and also observe court hearings at the local court. In addition, participants will be given an opportunity to “ride along” with a patrol officer. For further information, please call 215-949-9130.
Boat Ramp Wreckage VideoTo see the winter river's ice wreak havoc at the Quaker Penn Boat Ramp click on this link. Video courtesy of our own Township Supervisor Jeffry Dence!
Community Garden in 2014
It may be cold outside, but the Community Garden is hard at work getting ready for Spring!
Visit their page by clicking here and learn more about this program as well as sign up for your own plot on-line. The Community Garden page will also feature information about special events, such as Earth Day clean-up and plant swaps as well as special seminars held though out the year.
Police Alert: Please be mindful to lock your vehiclesPlease be aware that there have been a string of robberies as of late. Try and remove valuables from your vehicle when possible, and to always leave your vehicle locked. Below is a Channel 6ABC news story related to these thefts:
Compost Bins Are Available> Falls Township currently has 80-gallon Earth Machine Compost Bins available for purchase for $45 at the Municipal building
The Earth Machine is a durable backyard compost bin designed to compost food and yard waste, effectively diverting it from landfills. The resulting compost can be used in lawns and gardens to provide much needed nutrients, while helping to retain moisture in the soil.
Using compost on your gardens returns organic material back into the natural cycle and promotes a healthy soil ecosystem. The result is significantly higher yields, with a substantial reduction in soil erosion.
The Earth Machine is designed for easy, passive composting - just start filling the bin, water, and occasionally stir or poke. The finished compost is ready in four to six months. According to the EPA, one person generates an average of approximately 1.35 pounds of organic waste per day. That equals almost 500 pounds per person every year. Backyard composting is an effective way of recycling organic wastes such as leaves, grass and food scraps that are generated at home and usually put out to the curb for disposal.
For additional information, please contact the Falls Township Finance Department at 215-949-9000.