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The Public Works Department of Hilltown Township consists of Director Thomas “Tommy” Hess, & nine full-time employees. The department is responsible for sustaining the infrastructure of Hilltown Township.  Responsibilities are diverse and complex, covering all four seasons. The eleven person crew is responsible for maintaining over 90 miles of roadway, which consists of but not limited to paving/plowing/salting and patching. They are also in charge of maintaining our parks, storm drains and inlets, mowing, tree trimming, recycling, maintenance of all the equipment used to do the various jobs, and the maintenance of both the public works and the administration buildings. 

Telephone & Email Directory

Name Title Telephone
Thomas Hess
Director of Public Works (215) 453-6000 x230
Jon Arnold
Shop Forman (215) 453-6000 x219

Roads

Snow Removal

The goal of the public works department is to efficiently and safely remove snow and ice from Hilltown Township roadways. Below is a list of ways you can help with keeping the community safe for others.

  • Do NOT shovel or blow snow into the street or across the street
  • Clear fire hydrants by your homes
  • Clear a path for the children to get on the school bus, if applicable
  • Clear sidewalks
  • Move vehicles off snow emergency streets. (View snow emergency roads)

The Township will not be liable for the replacement of property if damaged by a Township plow if the property is in the right-of- way and the weight of the snow off the plow is what damaged the property. Please call Tom Hess at 215-453-6000 ext. 230, if you feel that the above statement was not what happened.

Please refer to the Snow/Ice removal ordinance #2007-003, Snow Emergency Ordinance # 2016-004 for more information regarding snow & ice rules in the Township.

Storm Drains & Inlets

Maintaining the storm drains and inlets of debris throughout the Township is an enormous task. Only rain water belongs in the storm drains.

Ordinance No. 2022-003 - Restricting the stockpiling or depositing of yard waste with in the right of way of public streets.

Yard Waste Center permanently Closed

Hilltown Township  yard waste drop off center has permanently close. (View Ordinance #2019-001)

The township has an agreement with Britton Industries (4108 Bethlehem Pike, Telford, Pa) to accept yard waste from all Hilltown Residents, on the first and third Saturday of every month, between the hours of 7am-1pm..  

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