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Community & Business Committee Meeting – Tuesday, January 25 at 7:30pm

The Community and Business Committee will meet Tuesday, January 25 at 7:30 pm in Burkart Hall at 56 Keeley Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting agenda can be found by clicking here.

Masks required for all attendees, including members of the public.  Requests for accommodations from the mask requirement shall be directed to the Borough Manager at azimmerman@newbritainboro.com prior to the meeting, and will be considered on the basis of current CDC guidance

Public Safety Committee Meeting – Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00pm

The Public Safety Committee will meet Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Burkart Hall (56 Keeley Avenue).  The meeting is open to the public.

Masks required for all attendees, including members of the public.  Requests for accommodations from the mask requirement shall be directed to the Borough Manager at azimmerman@newbritainboro.com prior to the meeting, and will be considered on the basis of current CDC guidance,

The meeting agenda can be found by clicking here.

Borough Council seeking Applicants for Council Vacancy

New Britain Borough is currently accepting applications from any Borough resident who has lived in the Borough for at least one year to fill a vacancy on the Borough’s 7-member Borough Council.

The term of the vacancy is from February 8th, 2022 (where Borough Council will meet to make the appointment) to Borough Council’s reorganization meeting in January 2024, to occur on the first Monday (or Tuesday, where Monday is a legal holiday).  Individuals who wish to serve beyond this time will need to follow the procedures for election to office.  General obligations include but are not limited to: participating in the monthly Borough Council meeting (held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30PM), serving as a liaison to one or more Borough committees (which meet once a month), dialoging with the Borough Manager regarding Borough business, and attending seasonal community events.

The Borough will be accepting applications until Friday, January 28th at 12pm.  Interested applicants shall submit a letter of interest to the Borough Manager via email to azimmerman@newbritainboro.com, or dropped off at the Borough administrative office at 45 Keeley Ave.  Any letters of interest received after this date and time will not be considered.  Applicants may submit with their letter of interest such relevant information as would aid Borough Council in its consideration, for example, a resume or information regarding the applicant’s community involvement.

Borough Council will meet on Tuesday, February 8th to make the appointment.  Information on attending Borough meetings is found on the homepage of the Borough website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.  Applicants should plan on attending the February 8, 2022 meeting to discuss their interest in serving on Borough Council, and to address any questions that Borough Council or the public may have.

Virtual Borough Council Meeting-January 11, 2022

JANUARY 11, 2022 MEETING OF BOROUGH COUNCIL OF BOROUGH OF NEW BRITAIN TO OCCUR VIA REMOTE MEANS

NOTICE is hereby given that the Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on January 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM via remote means.

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed by clicking here. 

  • Prior to the start of the meeting or during the meeting, the public may submit written comments by e-mailing them to azimmerman@newbritainboro.com to be read during the appropriate portion of the meeting
  • Per the Borough’s normal practices, the meeting will be live streamed on the Borough’s YouTube page.  To view the meeting, click here.
  • The meeting will be recorded.

If you have questions regarding the above prior to the meeting, please contact the Borough at azimmerman@newbritainboro.com.  Prior to the meeting, questions may also be submitted via phone at 215.348.4586.

Amanda Zimmerman
Borough Manager

Hybrid Virtual Borough Council Re-Organization Meeting-Monday, January 3, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE BOROUGH OF NEW BRITAIN

The Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain will hold its bi-annual Re-Organization meeting on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 7:30 PM.  Due to the current outbreak of new COVID-19 variants, the meeting will be held in a hybrid format.  Members of the public may participate by attending in person at Burkart Hall, 56 Keeley Ave., New Britain, PA 18901, or may view the meeting as it is streamed live on the Borough’s Youtube channel.  Members of Borough Council will participate remotely in the reorganization meeting, and will be sworn in prior to the meeting.  Members of the public may offer comment either in person at Burkart Hall, or by e-mailing azimmerman@newbritainboro.com before or during the meeting.

To review the agenda packet, please click here.

For those attending in person, masks are required for all attendees, including members of the public.  Requests for accommodations from the mask requirement or from the methods of participation set forth above shall be directed to the Borough Manager at azimmerman@newbritainboro.com prior to the meeting, and will be considered on the basis of current CDC guidance.  Members of the public requiring accommodation to observe and/or participate in the meeting, please contact the Borough’s administrative offices at 215-348-4586.

Borough Office Closed Friday, December 24 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Borough Offices will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021.  Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 8:30 am.

If you need assistance during this time, please email Amanda Zimmerman, Borough Manager, at azimmerman@newbritainboro.com or leave a message at 267-406-4442.  All emails and voicemails will be returned in a timely manner.

2022 Approved Budget, Fees, and Tax Rate

2022 Budget and Tax Rate

New Britain Borough Council approved the 2022 Budget for all funds on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  The 2022 budget included a tax increase of 1.5 mills bringing the total mill rate to 31.875.

2022 Budget
2022 Tax Mill Rates

2022 Trash Rate

On November 9, 2021, Borough Council approved a new single hauler municipal trash and recycling contract.  Waste Management was the lowest bidder and was awarded the contract for the period of April 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024 with two one year option years.

NEW for 2022-Property owners will pay their entire year’s trash and recycling service fee as part of their tax bill instead of receiving individual quarterly bills.

Trash Rates billed via Municipal Tax Bills
2022– $315..63 (plus 66.62 for quarter 1 of 2022 paid directly to Waste Management)
2023– $437.64
2024– $455.16

Nature Preserve Commitee Meeting-December 13, 2021

The Nature Preserve Committee will meet Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Burkart Hall  at 56 Keeley Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.  The meeting agenda can be found by clicking here.

Masks required for all attendees, including members of the public.  Requests for accommodations from the mask requirement shall be directed to the Borough Manager at azimmerman@newbritainboro.com prior to the meeting, and will be considered on the basis of current CDC guidance