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 THE HATBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
HATBORO AND THE HORSHAM POLICE DEPARTMENTS CITIZENS' POLICE ACADEMY
The Hatboro and Horsham Police Departments are happy to announce the start of the 18th Citizens' Police Academy. The first class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 with graduation planned for Wednesday evening, May 7th, 2014. The classes will begin at 7:00 PM and run until 9:30 PM.
The Academy is open to citizens of the Borough of Hatboro, Horsham Township and surrounding communities. At the completion of the course there will be a graduation ceremony and participants will be awarded a certificate by the Police Commanders of both departments. The graduates will become members of the Hatboro and Horsham Citizen's Police Academy Alumni.
During the 10 weeks the participants will become familiar with the way police officers perform their duties. Topics will include accident investigations, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Vehicle Code, Police K-9, FireArms, Use of Force, Drug Awareness, Crime Scene Processing and other interesting and timely topics. Police Officers from Hatboro, Horsham and other agencies will instruct the classes.
There is no charge to participate! Anyone wishing to participate must complete an application at either the Hatboro Police Station at 120 E. Montgomery Avenue, Hatboro or the Horsham Police Station at 1025 Horsham Road, Horsham. Applications are also available at www.Horsham.org (under 'Departments, click Police Department then Community Policing then Citizens Police Academy). Any questions can be directed to Hatboro Police Sergeant Pete VanDolsen at 215-675-2832 or Horsham Police Lieutenant Jon Clark at 215-643-8284.
Many people go through life as spectators. many spectators can only complain about the way things are in their neighborhood. We urge the community to stop sitting back and watching, but to PARTICIPATE! This is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with the members of the Hatboro and Horsham Police Departments about issues that concern you!
SNOW EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Winter is upon us. At times the Borough needs to declare a Snow Emergency. In accordance with Borough Ordinance No. 1005, Chapter 15, Part 9 during a snow emergency no person shall park a vehicle, or allow a vehcile to remain parked on the following streets:
- Byberry Avenue
- County Line Road
- Horsham Road
- Jacksonville Road
- E. Montgomery Avenue
- W. Moreland Avenue
- E. Moreland Avenue (between York Road/Jacksonville Road)
- S. Penn Street (between Byberry Road/E. Moreland Avenue)
- Warminster Road
- York Road
WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION
WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN IT SNOWS
- Remove all vehicles from street so employees can plow curb to curb
- Do not shovel, push, plow, or otherwise cause snow to be placed onto the public roadway
- Remove all snow and ice from your sidewalks within 24 hours after the snow has ceased
- Clear any fire hydrant on your property within 24 hours after snow has ceased
- Remove any basketball portable nets and or other objects that protrude into the roadway
- Remember to check on each other, if you have elderly neighbors check on them
IF YOUR POWER GOES OUT
- Call PECO at 1-800-841-4141
- Use caution when using candles, do not use gas appliances to stay warm, if you have use a generator always follow manufacturers specifications
- Every house should have a corded phone, this way if power goes out you still have communication
HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION
- For updated information from the Borough please log in 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
PREPARE – BE SAFE
THE BOROUGH OF HATBORO IS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The Borough is now on Facebook, like our page "Hatboro Emergency Management, follow us on facebook for updates, special notices and emergency information from the Borough of Hatboro Office of Emergency Management and Borough of Hatboro Police Department.
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.
WINTER HAS BEEN ROUGH ON OUR ROADS
If you see a pothole on a state road, Penndot has a website you can register pothole complaints; www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/district6/d6ccc.nsf or you can call 1-800-FIX-ROAD.
These are for potholes on state roads only in Hatboro and elsewhere in Montgomery County.
HATBORO COUNCIL REQUESTS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Hatboro Council is considering upgrades to various borough facilities. We are requesting that any resident who would like to be a constructive part of the process to express their interest by contacting Borough Hall, by letter of email, indicating their experience and qualifications. When possible resumes will also be helpful.
The first facility upgrade committee to be formed will discuss changes at Eaton Park. In the near future other facility upgrades will be discussed. In the event that you do not participate in the Eaton Park discussion the office will keep your letter of interest on file.
We hope to hear from many residents. Thank you for your attention and we hope to hear from you.
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.
Are you interested in serving your community. The Borough is always looking for volunteers to serve on the various Boards and Commissions. If you are interested please send a letter of interest to Diane Hegele.
BOROUGH COUNCIL COMMITTEES
The March Committee meeting will be held on Monday, March 10th, 2014 beginning at 7:00 PM.
The March Council meeting will be held on Monday, February 24th, 2014 beginning at 7:00 PM.
The Planning Commission meeting for March was changed to Monday, March 17th at 7:00 PM in Borough Hall.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board does not have anything for their agenda in March, therefore they will not be meeting this month.
All meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.
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.