205 South Callowhill Street
Topton, Pennsylvania 19562
610 - 682 - 2541

Welcome to Topton!

About The Borough of Topton

In 1754, Berks County became incorporated. Settlers lived in "long swamp". Farms were found to be underlaid with iron ore and as many as 100 mines opened in  the area. Villages and hamlets were established and the area became known as "Longswamp" in 1761. In 1854, the Allentown Railroad Company constructed a railroad from Allentown to join the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad.

In 1859, the East Penn Railroad was extended from Reading to Allentown. On May 19th of that year, Judge George Stitzel, while inspecting the railroad, suggested to the community at the highest elevation be called Topton. In February 1876, the Borough of Topton was created. Topton, located in the northeast corner of Berks County, is surrounded by Longswamp Township, except for a small corner which is adjacent to Maxatawny Township. The population according to a 2010 census is 2,069.

Borough of Topton Council Meeting

The Borough of Topton will hold their monthly meeting on Monday April 12th, 2021 both in person (with limited seating) and via Zoom.  

Please click here for the Zoom information.

Borough News

SEASONAL HIRING

Topton Memorial Pool and Pool Side Café

Borough of Topton is now accepting applications for seasonal positions at the Pool Side Café and Lifeguards for Topton Memorial Pool.  Job requirements, job descriptions, and applications may be picked up at the Borough Office during normal business hours until further notice.   For more information email tschoonover@toptonborough.com or call 610-682-2541.

 

Seasonal Parks and Maintenance Position

Borough of Topton is now accepting applications for seasonal parks and maintenance position; 30 hours per week, weather dependent. Job requirements, job descriptions, and applications may be picked up at the Borough Office during normal business hours and are due by close of business April 9th. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid PA driver’s license. Subject to pre-employment screenings. For more information call 610-682-2541. Facebook applications not accepted, must apply with Borough application.

 

EARNED INCOME TAX 

Berks EIT is no longer mailing out earned income tax return forms. You can file your taxes online at berkseit.com or print out the form here. We also have forms available in the office.  Please call Berks EIT with any questions at 610-372-8439. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Branch Pick Up 

Last Tuesday of the month April through September and October 19th (NOTE - October date does not fall on last Tuesday!)

Please do not leave branches on the curb prior to the day before branch pick up. Be sure to have your branches curb-side by Monday night for pick-up on Tuesday morning!

No root balls, and no branches more than 8 inches in diameter permitted. Piles with weeds and grass being put out to the curb will NOT be picked up. Branch pick up is strictly for branches.

 

Tidy Up Topton

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 9am to 12pm

We will be meeting at the Weis Street Parking lot at 9am. Clean up crew will be asked to sign a waiver, and collect trash bags and gloves for the morning! Clean up will be from 9-11am. At 11am we will meet back at the parking lot to collect trash, have a small lunch, and announce prizes! To sign up for a spot, visit https://signup.com/go/oNsuzEt.

If you have any questions, please email tschoonover@toptonborough.com. We look forward to seeing the community come out to TIDY UP TOPTON!

 

SPONSOR A SEAT

Did you have a name on a board on the Bullet Boardwalk (the old wooden playground)? Want to see your name or a loved one's name at the new playground pavilion? Sponsor a Seat! Payment is due by May 28th to be included on the sign. Fill out the order form here. Email tschoonover@toptonborough.com with any questions.

 

FIGHT THE BITE!

Check areas around your home, apartment, or balcony for standing water.

- Turn over children’s toys and wading pools, buckets, wheelbarrows, canoes and garbage can lids.

- Secure any outdoor tarps or pool covers so that there are no folds where water can collect.

- Clean out roof gutters.

- Get rid of puddles from window air conditioners.

- Fix dripping outdoor water faucets.

- Dispose of trash such as plastic bags, bottle caps, open drink cans, bottles or food wrappers.

- Throw away used tires. If you have a tire swing, drill holes in the bottom of the tire so water will run out.

- Store your recycling bin out of the rain. Even though the bin has drain holes, dump out even small amounts of water. Do this weekly.

- Add an aerator or fountain to birdbaths or ornamental ponds. Mosquitoes do not breed in moving water.

- Flush birdbaths and saucers under potted plants at least once a week.

 

STORMWATER/MS4

2021 MS4 Student Video Contest

Creat a short clip about your local watershed! View the contest flyer here. First prize winner earns $500! Additional contest information and rules can be found here.   

 

Reminders for Public 

Remember to throw your gloves and masks in the trash and not in the streets, parking lot, or sidewalk. Keep walkways clean.  Look for a trash can or place in a disposable bag until you get home. 

Look for Zero Phosphorus Lawn Fertilizer. Look for the zero! Before buying lawn fertilizer, check the bag for a set of three numbers showing the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Buy a bag with a "0" in the middle to protect our waters from harmful runoff.

 

Water Bill Information

WATER BILL PAYMENT

Pay your water bill online 
(There is a $4.75 fee for every transaction done online) 

PAY BILL

 

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Click here for helpful information from the Public Utility Commission for those in need of assistance with their utility bills.  If you are in need of assistance with your Borough of Topton water/sewer bill please contact the borough office as we can assist with a payment plan.

Disaster Declaration

Mayor Biltcliff has issued a Disaster Declaration for the Borough of Topton please click here to review.

Topton YMCA Playground

A BRIGHTER, BUSIER, BETTER SUMMER! Register for Topton Playground. To register, please complete your registration form and return, with payment, to: Tri Valley YMCA, 607 Crisscross Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522. 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

And by appointment as needed.

Upcoming Events

Borough of Topton Council Meeting
Time: 19:00:00
The Borough of Topton Council will hold it's regularly scheduled public meeting for the purpose of conducting general business both in person and via Zoom.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Time: 08:00:00
Registration required - visit www.countyofberks.com/swa, Location: Governor Mifflin Intermediate School, 600 Governor Drive, Shillington
Tidy Up Topton
Time: 09:00:00
Clean up will be from 9-11am. At 11am we will meet back at the parking lot to collect trash, have a small lunch, and announce prizes! Visit Facebook for more information.