Important news, upcoming events, and meetings for Bedminster Township
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Bedminster Township January Newsletter

Upcoming community events and news
for January 2014
Dublin Fire Company Soup Day
Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
11 am to 2 pm
194 N. Main St, Dublin PA
Eat in or take home. Quarts of chicken noodle, vegetable, and bean soup available. To reserve, call 215-249-3740 between 9 and 11 am on the soup day only. For more information, visit
A Message from Representative Marguerite Quinn's Office:
Preparing for Unpredictable Weather
Don't be caught offguard by the unpredictability of dangerous weather. Know the risks and take action to protect yourself, your family and your property. The time to prepare is now. Gather supplies for your emergency supply kit, make a plan, buy or check your generator, be ready to strengthen your home against storm damage and review insurance coverage, including sump pump and flood insurance!
The following sites are resources for you to keep in mind when preparing for emergency weather situations:

Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA):
PA Emergency Management Agency's (PEMA):

If you or someone you know is oxygen dependent, or has a health condition that would require special attention should an extended loss of power occur, please contact your Township emergency coordinator so he/she is aware of your situation.
Nockamixon State Park
Interested in getting involved with Nockamixon State Park?
Nockamixon State Park is 5,286 acres in size, and the 1,450 acre lake is fed by the Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run, and Haycock Run waterways. The park is a haven for wildlife, offers an abundance of recreational activities, and educational programs.


Join a Friends Group

The Friends of Nockamixon State Park (FONSP) is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and qualifies as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the FONSP is to preserve, protect and enhance the natural and recreational resources of Nockamixon State Park for present and future generations.

Memorial Bench Program: Honor a loved one with a memorial bench in Nockamixon State Park. For more information, view the bench program application.

Nockamixon Sailing Club: This non-profit organization promotes recreational sailing on Lake

Valley Mountain Bikers: This non-profit organization promotes mountain biking in the park.

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program
Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need.
How does it work?
Participants complete a personal information form, which includes the participant’s name, contact information, emergency contact information, medical history and medications, allergies and the participant's doctors’ names. A photo – showing only the participant’s head and shoulders – is then taped to the front of the completed information sheet.

The yellow dot decal provided in the program kit is placed in the lower left corner of the participant’s vehicle’s rear windshield. The decal should be no higher than 3 inches from the bottom of the windshield. This decal alerts first responders that vital information can be found in the vehicle.

Place the completed information sheet, with the attached picture, into the Yellow Dot folder, and then place the folder into the vehicle’s glove box.

To learn more, or request a free kit, visit
Winter Driving Tips:
From the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

On average, more than 7,000 Americans die in weather-related wrecks each year on our nation's highways, according to data from the Federal Highway Administration. The FHA defines weather-related crashes as those that occur in adverse weather such as rain, sleet, snow or fog, or on slick pavement.
Preparation is one key to successfully navigating winter roads. Winter weather can bring unexpected conditions, so make sure that both you and your vehicle are ready for ice and snow.
Being prepared means having a winter emergency kit in your vehicle, regular vehicle maintenance, and safe driving habits. 
Visit for information on staying safe on the roads this winter.

Remember, give snowplow drivers plenty of space to avoid being sprayed with anti-skid material that could temporarily impede vision. Drivers also should be careful when passing a plow truck as the plow blade may be wider than the truck. Do not tailgate a plow truck, especially while traveling on hills in hazardous weather. Do not weave in and out of a snow plow train.
Budget Update
The Bedminster Township 2015 Budget was approved at the December meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.

Visit the township website to view the budget
here. There will be no tax increases in 2015.
A Message from the Bedminster Municipal Authority:
Happy New Year!
Just a reminder, your water and sewer bill will be mailed the week of January 5, 2015!
Email us at if you would like to sign up for eBilling!!
DID YOU KNOW?  You can register your online account!
 View, Print, and PAY your Water and Sewer bill at ANY TIME!
Happy New Year!
Bedminster Municipal Authority
January 2015 Township Calendar:
All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the meeting room at 3112 Bedminster Road unless otherwise stated. Agendas are available at prior to the meeting.

Monday, Jan. 5th: 8:30am: Board of Supervisors Reorganization Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 8th: 7:00pmLand Preservation Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 13th: 8:30am: Board of Supervisors Work Session
Wednesday, Jan. 14th: 7:30pm: Board of Supervisors January Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 21st: 7:30pm: Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 28th: 7:30pm: Bedminster Municipal Authority Meeting

The Zoning Hearing Board will not meet in January. Representative Marguerite Quinn will not hold office hours in Bedminster Township in January.
Bedminster Township offices will be closed on Monday, January 19th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
If you know of any upcoming community events, please email Please note that only non-profit organizations will be included.
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