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POTHOLE REPAIR ON STATE ROADS:

For repairs to Lehnenberg, Gallows Hill, Routes 611 & 212,& Durham Hill Roads;

CALL:  1-800-FIX-ROAD


          PUBLIC NOTICE:        Ordinance 2015-1 

An amended Township Zoning Ordinance & Official  Zoning District Map have been adopted by the Board of Supervisors replacing all previous requirements. The regulations became effective on March 21, 2015. Copies are available on this website and for purchase in the township office.

(SEE MINUTES/FORMS PAGE FOR DOWNLOADABLE COPIES)


DURHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY is once again active and accepting new members.  Annual dues are $5.00 Individual...$10.00 Family. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM in the township building meeting room.  Additional info at www.durhamhistoricalsociety.org  

 

Next Lecture Series:  Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00PM, Township Building......

"Durhams' Historic Past from Village to River"...by Kathryn Auerbach, BCCC Historian/Instructor

Members: FREE..All Others..$5 Donation (includes a 2015 membership).  Please call to reserve a seat:  610-346-8911


 Help save your tax dollars! Please keep your roadside grass & bushes trimmed back at least 4' from the paved roadway.


Reminder:  Permits are required for all pools, new construction/additions, change in use, garden sheds, electric, plumbing, decks, etc. Two (2) acres of cleared /fenced pasture required for each horse.  Call the zoning office at 610-346-9211 for info.


FIREHOUSE BREAKFAST .......Sunday, April 19, 2015,  8:00AM to 12 Noon Community Fire Co. #1 on Delaware Road in Riegelsville.  Order by MENU!! 


NEXT MONTHLY RECYCLE:   2nd Saturday, April 11, 2015  9:00AM TO 12 Noon.  Items accepted include; cardboard, paper, metal & aluminum cans and glass & plastic containers


LARGE ITEM CLEAN-UP DAY:                   Saturday, April 25, 2015 8am to 12noon   Township Building Yard

Durham Township, which is located at the extreme northeastern end of Bucks County Pennsylvania, along the Delaware River, contains approximately 6,410 acres (9 square miles), is one of the smallest of 31 townships into which Bucks County is divided. It is bounded by Williams Township, Northampton County on the north and the Delaware River on the east, Nockamixon Township to the south, and Springfield Township on the west.

 

Even though there were many settlers in Durham in the early 1700's it was not until June 3, 1775 that it was organized into a township. Prior to that date the entire area was owned by the Durham Iron Company. In 1726 the company erected a blast furnace in what is presently the Village of Durham, located along Cooks Creek in Durham. The site is now occupied by the Durham Grist Mill, a historical site on the National Historic Register, now owned by the township.

 

Durham Township also holds the distinction of being the location that Robert Durham built the first Durham Boat, the boat that was used by George Washington to cross the Delaware River.

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