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New Britain Borough Seeks Fall 2016 Intern


Description

New Britain Borough provides important local services to more than 3,000 residents, and seeks an intern who can help support these activities.

This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in local government administration. The Borough will tailor major projects to intern’s interest area.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Borough Secretary with addressing constituent requests and concerns
  • Prepare materials for public presentation and consumption
  • Support social media and other communication efforts
  • Research policy recommendations for Borough Council


Requirements

New Britain Borough is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in a career in government. This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be dependable/reliable.

While general work hours are flexible within the office schedule, there will be a handful of evening meetings depending on the intern’s interest area.


Compensation

  • $5,000 for minimum 300 hours of work (pending state funding)
  • Will structure internship to comply with school credit requirements


Application

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to sam@newbritainboro.com or in person at 45 Keeley Ave, New Britain PA 18901 by 8:30AM on Monday, July 20th.

New Britain Borough Receives Gold Certification from Sustainable PA

The Borough of New Britain is among a select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program.  The Borough of New Britain is recognized at the Gold level of certification for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria which tracks 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.

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The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources, and serve vibrant communities.  Originally deployed in Southwestern Pennsylvania by Sustainable Pittsburgh, the certification has gone state-wide recognizing small, medium, and large municipalities across the Commonwealth.  The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh applaud municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and sustainability performance.

In earning the Gold Certification, The Borough of New Britain is acknowledged for its progress in addressing such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, mitigating blight, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations.   Details regarding how The Borough of New Britain is addressing these areas can be found on the certification program’s website:  www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org.

“We are delighted to see The Borough of New Britain distinguished among local governments that are leading the way in applying sustainability to both their operations and management as well as within the community,” said Gail Markovitz, Director of Training, Pennsylvania Municipal League.

The Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification is intended to bring recognition to municipalities that are applying the policy and practice of sustainability as their way of operating in order to advance community prosperity.  It also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable Pennsylvania.  “Municipalities that earn the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification are standouts in demonstrating adherence to best practices that elevate them as communities of choice to live, work, and play.  Commitment to continuous improvement is at the heart of sustainability and the certification program is a means to accelerate municipal performance,” said Court Gould, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh.

Details about The Borough of New Britain’s certification performance can be found by linking to www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org.

For more information, please visit www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org  or contact Sam Bryant at 215-348-4586 or sam@newbritainboro.com.

About The Borough of New Britain

Incorporated in 1928, New Britain Borough stretches along Business Route 202 for about 2¾ miles between Chalfont Borough and Doylestown Borough. New Britain Borough is home to more than 3,000 residents and approximately 120 businesses. Existing initiatives and policies have made the Borough a “great place to live”, which is its official motto. The Borough of New Britain is committed to sustainable growth and development, in order to further enhance the health, safety and welfare of the community.

About The Pennsylvania Municipal League

The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. The PML represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, town, boroughs, and home rule municipalities that all share the League’s municipal policy interests.  PML provides a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy (on both the state and federal levels), publications designed to educate and inform, education and training certification programs, membership research and inquiries, consulting-based programs, group insurance trusts, and the statewide Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification.  Specific to Southwestern Pennsylvania, PML is partnered with Sustainable Pittsburgh for outreach.

About Sustainable Pittsburgh
Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality bringing sustainable solutions for communities and businesses. Over the past 17 years, Sustainable Pittsburgh has proven adept at building coalitions for the policy and practice of sustainable development for southwestern Pennsylvania.  SP educates and engages decision-makers and in turn elevates expectations for integration of the 3Es (environment, social equity, and economy) among government, businesses, nonprofits and academia.

New Britain Borough Website Receives Statewide Award

New Britain Borough has won First Place in the 2016 Borough News Annual Municipal Website Contest.

Boroughs across the state were eligible to apply for the award based on the content, style and structure of their websites.

This award is a follow up to the 2014 Second Place Award the Borough received from the Borough News for its Newsletter.

The Borough does not plan to rest on its laurels, and wants to continue to provide high value communications to its residents.  If you have suggestions for us, please feel free to contact us!

Draft Butler Ave “Main St” Plan Available to View

A copy of the Butler Ave “Main St” Plan presentation is now available to view.

This report was prepared by the Bucks County Planning Commission with input from the Planning Commission and Community and Business Committee.  DVRPC provided financial support for the project.

Next steps will involved public review, including discussion of the plan at a future Borough Council meeting.

Click here to view May 12 Draft Plan Presentation

New Britain Bird Town Wins Award from Audubon PA

The New Britain Borough Bird Town Committee was the recipient of the 2015 Bird Habitat Award.  The award is given to the organization that has the most residents sign up to participate in the Backyard Habitat Program.

To learn more about the Borough Bird Town Committee and how you can sign up for the Backyard Habitat and other programs, please click the link below:

Click here to learn more about Bird Town

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Borough Now Accepts Credit Card Payments

Paying Your BillMuniciPAY

You can pay your PERMIT FEES & SUMMER CAMP REGISTSRATION via MuniciPAY using:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Money Order
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (convenience fee will apply, see below)
  • Electronic Check Payments (convenience fee will apply, see below)

Credit Card Payments Made in Office or via Telephone

New Britain Borough offers the convenience of accepting MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa credit cards for Permit Fees & Summer Camp Registration. The payment processing company charges a convenience fee of 2.45% or $3.00 minimum to cardholders who use this service. Just stop by our office or give us a call at 215-348-4586 to use your MasterCard, Discover Card,  American Express or Visa.

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Credit Card Payments Made Online

Now you can pay your Permit Fees & Summer Camp Registration from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa. A per transaction convenience fee of 2.45% or $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

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Gilmore and Associates Creates 3D Model of Overlay District

At the February 2016 Planning Commission meeting, Gilmore and Associates presented a 3D Model of the types of structures the proposed Mixed Use Overlay would allow for.  The Borough would like to thank Gilmore and Associates for their work on this project, which was done free of charge.  Please note this model only shows theoretical uses and does not predict actual future changes to the properties shown.

This Ordinance is currently being discussed for formal review and is scheduled to be advertised for the next meeting of the Planning Commission, which will be Tuesday, March 15th at 7:30PM in Burkart Hall.  For more information about the Planning Commission and its meetings, please click the link below:

New Britain Borough Planning Commission

Sign Up for Ready Bucks

Bucks County has a new service available to provide you with local alerts about emergencies, severe weather and road closures either via email or on your cellphone.

The service is called ReadyNotifyPA and it is completely free.  You can customize the types of alerts you receive, what municipalities can send you alerts, and how you want to receive alerts.

For more information or to sign up, please visit readynotifypa.org.

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