December 17th, 2013
November 25th, 2013
September 23rd, 2013
Effective September 23, 2013 the Building Code Official/Zoning Officer for Tilden Township is Building Inspection Underwiters of Pennsylvania.
Permits applications can be found under the “Forms, Permits and Fee Schedules” heading. If you need to schedule an inspection for an existing permit, please call Bill Murphy at 570-499-7204.
August 8th, 2013
FYI – Flexible hose for natural gas and propane alert
Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann recently announced an effort to raise awareness regarding a safety upgrade for grounding existing (and new) yellow corrugated stainless steel tubing used to supply natural gas or propane to appliances in homes and offices. There has been an upgrade to the grounding installation requirements due to the risk of fires resulting from pinhole leaks in the tubing that can occur as a result of a lightning strike.
As a state prone to lightning strikes, TEMA and PSATS encourages its member townships to share this information with their residents as a means to further provide for the protection of the health, welfare, and safety of your residents.
Property owners who have yellow CSST installed in their homes after 1989 should contact a licensed electrical contractor to determine proper bonding of the system. As always, consumers should consider qualifications of the contractor before selecting them to perform a safety check.
Here is a link to a video describing the proper bonding and grounding requirements: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SvS40oYMiE. Here is a link to the technical bulletin outlining the new grounding requirements: www.csstsafety.com/Images/CSST-Direct-Bonding-Tech-Bulletin.pdf.
Although yellow CSST installations may have met code requirements at the time of installation, safety building codes have changed and it is now recommended that these systems be promptly checked and updated to the new installation standards.
For additional information on this important matter, visit www.CSSTSafety.com.
June 10th, 2013
“Free” Medical Alert Scam
The Pennsylvania SMP is hearing reports about a new medical alert scam targeting seniors nationwide. The unsolicited scam calls are pre-recorded messages stating that the senior qualifies for a free medical alert system or that someone has already paid for it. The message instructs seniors to press a number on their keypad to connect with a live person, or to press a different number to disconnect the call or be removed from their list.
If you receive a call like this, do not press any buttons, just hang up the phone. These calls are not from a legitimate company; they are attempts to scam seniors by enticing them with a free device and then asking for personal information.
Remember these red flags:
* Unsolicited calls: Be wary of calls that you did not ask to receive. Hang up the phone.
* Asking for personal information: Never give out personal, identifying information to callers, including your checking account, Social Security, or Medicare number.
* Offers involving anything “free”: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Medical alert systems are not free, and Medicare does not pay for them.
If you believe you may have been the victim of this scam, would like to report another health care scam, or see charges on your Medicare Summary Notice that you don’t recognize, call the SMP at CARIE. We’re here to help. A real person will answer your call. No buttons to push or menus to follow.
April 22nd, 2013
To all of the 49 volunteers that helped to clean up Tilden Township
We Thank You!!!
Our clean-up crews collected 119 bags of trash and enough debris to fill a 10 yard roll-off trash container!!! A number of tires were also collected from along the roadways. The volunteers were able to cover the Kernsville Dam Area, parts of Hex Highway and Mountain Road. Clean up was completed on the following roads: Academy, Fisher Dam, Holly, Industrial, Laurel, Lowland (West of Rt. 61), Mountain View, Pine, Stone and Windy. Well done everyone!
We’d like to extend a special Thank You to the Blue Mountatin Wildlife organization for their involvement and also the Tilden Township Police Department for their assistance with traffic and safety!!
April 20, 2013
The clean-up in progress…
The end result!
April 18th, 2013