Welcome To The Borough Of Hatboro
Welcome to the Borough of Hatboro's new website!
Our Borough is online to provide you with 24 hour access to information you need. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. As always, residents and visitors are welcome to call or visit Borough Hall at anytime during working hours.
Borough Hall is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Please note Borough Hall is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Flag Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day.
Gilmore & Associates to Conduct Outfall Inspections Throughout Hatboro
Gilmore & Associates will be conducting outfall inspections throughout the Borough over the next few weeks. The purpose of these inspections is for the Borough NPDES Stormwater/Wastewater permit. Gilmore employees will have identification with them at all times. Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall.
WHAT'S NEW IN HATBORO?
The Hatboro Little League held their annual Opening Night on Friday, April 8, 2016. Players, coaches, families, and Borough Officials gathered to celebrate the beginning of another exciting season at the ballfield.
Among the officials in attendance was Chief Gardner, pictured with the Hatboro Police Department sponsored little league team.
|YMCA Employees Recognized for Their Heroism|
On Monday, March 28, 2016 Second Alarmers Rescue Squad presented a group of Hatboro YMCA employees with Chain of Survival awards. On the evening of January 25, 2016, YMCA member Mr. D. Murphy went into cardiac arrest while working out at the facility. His wife Katie and YMCA staff immediately jumped into action and performed CPR, saving Mr. Murphy’s life. The staff involved included Allison Holland, Aaryn Drinkwater, Jessica Adamski, Erin Jerardi, Jack Aspen, Jacki Aspen, and Emily Naimo. The Borough of Hatboro would like to extend its deepest gratitude to these heroic individuals and thank them for their courage and fearlessness.
|David Shannon Recognized for 35 Years as Borough Historian|
On Monday, March 28, 2016 Borough Council and Mayor Hawkes presented Mr. David Shannon with a plaque recognizing him for 35 years serving as Borough Historian.
Throughout the years, Mr. Shannon has dedicated himself to sharing his wealth of knowledge with the community, educating residents and visitors about the important history of Hatboro.
The Borough of Hatboro would like to once again congratulate Mr. Shannon for his 35 years of service. Thank you, Dave, for everything you do for the Borough!
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Mulch from Recycled Yard Waste Now Available to Hatboro Residents
Have you ever wondered what happens to the leaf bags and sticks you place curbside for collection? After our Public Works employees pick them up, the bags are transported to Abington Township’s composting site where they are processed into mulch without added chemicals. In an attempt to bring your recycling efforts full circle, the Borough is making this mulch available to Hatboro residents free of charge. To make this mulch easily accessible to residents, the Public Works department has constructed a temporary bin at Memorial Park (located off of West Monument Avenue). Residents are welcome to stop by the bin at any time to take as much mulch as they need; however, residents are not permitted to load large trucks at this time. The Public Works Department will make every effort to keep an adequate supply on hand at all times. Mulch will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Borough Hall.
Now Accepting Applications For Seasonal Laborer Position
Position: Seasonal Laborer
Date of Opening: March 16, 2016
Hours of Work: Between 32 and 40 hours per week for 12 to 15 weeks.
A Seasonal Laborer at Public Works generally collects trash or recyclables on a daily basis. A Seasonal Laborer may also be required to cut grass, complete general landscaping tasks, minor building maintenance, and park facilities maintenance.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
A Seasonal Laborer must be least 18 years old.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN
A Seasonal Laborer generally works as a part of a crew of Laborers to complete tasks. A Seasonal Laborer is under the supervision of a senior employee or the Public Works Foreman.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Trash Collection
2. Grass Cutting
3. Vehicle Washing
4. Public Works Building Cleaning
5. Any Other Assignment Given by the Superintendent or Foreman
Qualified Applicants Should Submit A Resume to:
Borough of Hatboro
Attention Superintendent of Public Works
414 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SCAMS
It has been brought to our attention by a neighboring municipality that there have been scams being conducted at business throughout the area involving the inspection of fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and fire protection systems.
Suspects entering businesses falsely claiming to be fire inspectors and demanding cash for required inspections. They have also been known to state that if the requested amount of money is not paid, the business will be closed by the municipality.
Anyone affiliated with the Borough Fire Marshal's Office will be wearing a uniform and will never demand nor accept cash payments at the time of inspections.
Please refer to the following items listed below to avoid falling for any scams of this nature:
- The Borough of Hatboro Fire Marshal enters each business once a year to perform an annual inspection. The yearly fee for inspection is invoiced from the Borough Office and is not collected during the inspection.
- All Borough Officials carry proper credentials and will display them at request.
- Educate all employees to minimize susceptibility to scams.
Remember to immediately report all suspicious activity to the Hatboro Police Department at 215-675-2832
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 215-443-9100
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It's Time to Recycle!
2016 is upon us and the Borough of Hatboro is resolving to recycle. While the Borough executed numerous projects throughout 2015 to lessen the town’s carbon footprint, this year we are prioritizing the reduction of our environmental impact through recycling.
In the New Year, the Hatboro Public Works Department has created a goal to recycle more material within our community than ever before. In the most recent recycling report performed by ReCommunity, the Borough of Hatboro totaled an impressive 659 tons of recycled material or enough to save 2,162 trees and over 438 gallons of oil! For 2016, the Public Works Department desires to recycle more than ever before.
Because of the Public Works Department’s single stream recycling system, this goal is now easier to reach than ever before. The single stream system eliminates the need to separate different types of recyclable materials from one another, allowing residents to place all of their recycling in one combined container.
In order to increase our recycling collection, the Public Works Department is asking residents to join our mission to lessen the town’s impact on the environment by remembering to participate in their weekly recycling pickups. Please remember that recyclable items include – but are not limited to – glass bottles, cans, and containers, Aluminum cans, foil, and bottle caps, paper products such as cardboard, newspaper, and books, and plastics such as containers and jugs. These items should be collected throughout the week and placed at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling day.
By recycling as many of these materials as possible, the Borough of Hatboro is not only helping the global environment, but is improving the condition of the town. Recycling bottles, cans, and paper keeps the streets of Hatboro clean of litter on a daily basis. Simultaneously, the decreased amount of litter reduces polluted runoff and the amount of debris in our local streams, therefore increasing the cleanliness of the Borough.
The Public Works Department would like to thank the residents for their immense recycling effort in the past, and encourage an even bigger effort in 2016 and beyond. Together, let’s strive to make Hatboro a better place, not only in the New Year, but in all of the years to come!
Statistics provided by the annual recycling reports performed by ReCommunity.com.
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TREE PRUNING TO OCCUR IN HATBORO
PECO's Vegetation Management department has scheduled tree pruning Hatboro in order to reduce the amount of tree limb related power outages this winter as well as provide better service in the area.
This work will take place from January to May and may be required at your property. The work will be performed by PECO's tree service, whose workers have been specially trained for utility work. The trees will be pruned to promote growth away from power lines and equipment to help lessen the chances of the limbs causing power outages in the future.
For more information and a list of frequently asked questions, please click here
Should you have more questions, please call PECO's Vegetation Management Department at 1-800-311-6345 Ext. 915
WINTER WEATHER TIPS
IF YOUR POWER GOES OUT
- Call PECO at 1-800-841-4141
- Use caution when using candles, and always follow manufacturer's specifications if you use a generator.
- Every house should have a corded phone, this way if the power goes out you still have communication.
HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION
- For updated information from the Borough please log on to Facebook and like our page titled "Hatboro Emergency Management". You must have a facebook account to see this information.
- Or register for text or email alerts at www.nixle.com
- For emegencies always dial 9-1-1
- For non-emergenicies or other information you can call Borough Hall at 215-443-9100 during business hours, or the Police Department at 215-675-2832 (non-emergency calls only).
- For information on how to shelter in place and what to do during these types of weather events, visit www.fema.gov or the red cross at www.redcross.org
- For information on sheltering for single residents of Montgomery County during "Code Blue", extreme cold weather events, please call the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) on the Norristown State Hospital Grounds at 610-292-9244.
- For information on sheltering for families in Montgomery County, please contact the Salvation Army in Norristown or Pottstown.
ALWAYS REMEMBER IN TIMES OF RAIN/FLOODS WHEN DRIVING:
IF A ROAD IS CLOSED, PLEASE TURN AROUND - DO NOT DROWN
CONNECT WITH THE BOROUGH ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Do you want to receive news from the Borough of Hatboro Police Department and Emergency Services? Please visit www.nixle.com to register to receive alerts, messages and public information from the Borough of Hatboro Emergency Services.
Do you want to receive emergency alerts from Montgomery County regarding hazardous weather situations in the Borough? Please visit www.readymontco.org to register to receive alerts, messages, and information regarding hazards in the Hatboro area.
Reminder: Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs must have a license, which is available from the county treasurer or registered agents. Please visit www.montcopa.org for information on dog licensing and fees.
Have you noticed an error regarding your address, street, or another location within the Borough while using a GPS? These errors can be submitted to various mapping companies including Google Maps, TomTom, Apple Maps, etc. by visiting www.gps.gov
Using this site, residents are able to easily report errors directly to the mapping companies as well as report "No Truck Violations" or postings that may be in effect on the street.
Are you interested in serving your community? The Borough is always looking for volunteers to serve on the various Boards and Commissions. The Borough is currently looking to fill openings on our various Boards and Commissions.
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission will be meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Zoning Hearing Board will be hearing an application from Mr. Patel of 227 E. Montgomery requesting a variance for a carport.
Note: Borough Council Minutes are approved at the following Council Meeting (normally the 4th Monday of each month). For questions concerning the approval process for minutes please contact Borough Hall.