Bensalem Reapplies For “Towns Against Graffiti” Grant

Graffiti removal with a pressure washer. Photo by Bin im Garten

Bensalem Township Council voted Monday to reapply for a $165,000 grant designed to help Lower Bucks municipalities combat graffiti.

“It’s a great program,” said Council Vice President Edward Kisselback.”The cooperation between all the municipalities keeps all of us, and our townships and our boroughs, free from graffiti.”

Bensalem pays annual dues, along with several other Bucks municipalities, to Towns Against Graffiti. These dues pay for a truck, crew, and pressure washer. Then, when a site needs graffiti removal, the crew removes the images free of charge.

The Bucks County Towns Against Graffiti Chief Program Administrator is Fred Harran. Harran is also the Bensalem Director of Public Safety.

The graffiti hotline is listed on the Bucks County website as 215-949-1490. This is also the WBCB 1490 number, as the hotline was “established by WBCB radio in Levittown to receive reports of graffiti.”