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.
A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH HALL
New Zoning Hearing Board Meeting Date
The July Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00 PM. The board will be hearing the Green Drop application originally scheduled for the June 8th meeting.
A Message From The Hatboro Police Department
Parking Restrictions in the Commuter Lot at 120 E. Montgomery Avenue
Please be advised that the reconstruction of the Hatboro Police Headquarters, located at 120 E. Montgomery Avenue, Hatboro is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 13, 2016. As a result of the construction, parking at this location will be restricted for the duration of the project. Specifically, five parking spaces, numbers 43-47, associated with the adjacent commuter lot, will be posted with “No Parking”. Persons that regularly utilize these parking spaces may find alternate commuter parking in the remainder of the Hatboro Commuter Lot located on E. Moreland Avenue, SEPTA’S Hatboro Regional Rail Station on S. Penn Street, or SEPTA’s commuter lot located in the rear of 330 S. Warminster Road (entrance and exit is adjacent to the railroad crossing on Byberry Avenue).
Call 9-1-1 Public Education Program
The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety (MCDPS) is kicking off a “Call 9-1-1” public education campaign this week to urge residents to use the emergency number whenever they need a police officer, EMS ambulance, or firefighters to respond to their location.The theme of the campaign is: “9-1-1. One Call Does It All.” The goal is to get residents to call 9-1-1 whenever they need police, fire, or EMS to be dispatched instead of dialing the 10-digit numbers.
The MCDPS will be sending the Field Command Unit and telecommunicators from the Emergency Communications Division to the following public events over the next month to talk to residents about when it is appropriate to call 9-1-1:
· North Wales Tex-Mex 5K Race – Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm
More often than not, people hesitate to call 9-1-1 due to the mistaken belief that the number should only be dialed if they or others are in imminent danger. However, 9-1-1 is the number to dispatch all police, fire, and EMS ambulances in Montgomery County for any reason.
9-1-1 should be called for the following reasons:
· A break-in to a home or business
· A theft from your vehicle
· Loud music from neighboring properties
If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not your situation warrants a call to 9-1-1, you should dial 9-1-1. As always, it is better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance than to do so yourself.
On the contrary, the police department’s regular 10-digit phone line should be dialed in the following situations:
· For a copy of a report for insurance purposes
· Information for responding to a parking ticket or summons
· Calling to speak with a specific employee
· Update on a previously reported incident
During the aforementioned events, MCDPS telecommunicators will also be happy to discuss other 9-1-1 related topics with residents, such as Text To 9-1-1 and calling 9-1-1 from a cellular phone.
Prescription Collection Box
Through funding provided by the Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele and the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, the Hatboro Police Department has obtained a secure prescription medication disposal box that is located at the new Police Headquarters in the Second Floor of Borough Hall. Citizens may utilize this disposal container to safely dispose of any expired, unused, or unwanted medications, no questions asked. Please do not place syringes, injectable drugs, aerosol dispensers or liquids containing hydrogen peroxide in the collection bin.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Hatboro Police Department at 215-215-675-2832
A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Vacancy on Borough Council
Borough Council currently has a vacant seat available. Should you be interested in serving on Borough Council, please submit a letter of interest to Diane Hegele at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road, Hatboro.
Volunteers Wanted for Historical Commission
The Borough of Hatboro is looking for volunteers to serve on the newly restored Borough Historical Commission. The Commission currently has five spots of varying term lengths including one, two, or three year service options. The Commission has many duties including developing a historical preservation program, preserving and storing historical artifacts acquired by the Borough, maintaining historical records, and working alongside Borough Council to manage historical preservation projects.
Those interested in serving on the Commission should send a letter of interest to Diane Hegele at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road, Hatboro.
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
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.
WHAT'S NEW IN HATBORO?
|Public Works Saves Baby Raccoon|
Check out the Borough Employees in action! On Friday, May 27, the Enterprise Fire Company held its annual firework display at their Summer Fun Festival. During the event, Public Works employee and Hatboro Resident, Keith Cleghorn, along with the rest of the Public Works employees saved a baby raccoon near the creek in Miller Meadow. After being rescued, the raccoon was transported to a safe location.
Great job, Public Works!
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.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE MARSHAL
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
SPRING 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.
Montgomery County Rabies Clinics: The Montgomery County Health Department hosts Rabies Clinics for dog, cat, and ferret owners in the county at the rate of $10.00 per rabies shot. For a list of 2016 Rabies Clinic dates, please click here
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, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission will be meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2016 has been cancelled.
The next Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be occurring on Wednesday, July 27. The Board will be hearing the application submitted by Green Drop originally scheduled for the June 8th meeting.
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.