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 PUBLIC WORKS
ATTENTION: Residents with Thursday Recycling Collection
SPECIAL ONE TIME ONLY RECYCLING PICK UP
Because of the holidays on Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015, you will not have a regularly scheduled Recycling collection day between December 18, 2014 and January 8, 2015.
Therefore, the Hatboro Public Works Department will pick up recycling on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. We will only collect glass, cans, plastics, paper and cardboard on this day. Please place your recyclable items at the curb by 6:30 AM Wednesday, December 31, 2014. There will be no special trash or yard waste collection. Trash and yard waste will be collected on the next regularly scheduled days (Monday, December 29 and Monday, January 8). We will not collect recycling again until Thursday, January 8, 2015.
This is a one-time special pick up and no other special pick up days will be scheduled for future holidays.
If you have any questions, please contact the Borough Hall at 215-443-9100
Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season.
Hatboro Public Works
A Message From The Hatboro Police Department
Citizens Police Academy
The Hatboro Police Department and the Horsham Township Police Department will be hosting the nineteenth session of the Citizens Police Academy program on Wednesday evenings from February 11, 2015 through April 15, 2015.
Registration is now open for the citizens of Hatboro, Horsham, and the surrounding area as part of the community crime prevention program. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with the members of the Hatboro Police Department about issues that concern you and to get a better understanding of law enforcement.
This FREE 10-week course is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM in the Horsham Community Center
Applicants should be 18 years of age or older to attend the program. Applications may be downloaded here
For more information or questions, contact Lieutenant Jon Clark at (215) 643-8284 or Sergeant Pete Van Dolsen at (215) 675-2832
Beware of Telephone Scams
Telephone scams are becoming more common. Recently we have become aware of a scam involving callers claiming to be from the IRS. During this scam, the caller pretends to be from the IRS and tells the victim they owe the IRS money. The caller also often harasses the victim and tells he or she that they can avoid jail time if they pay money.
Please remember that the IRS will NEVER contact those who owe money via telephone and will ALWAYS contact you via mail. If you receive one of these calls, DO NOT provide the caller with any personal information and especially do not transfer them any money.
If you are targeted by this scam, immediately contact the Federal Trade Commission via their "FTC Complaint Assistant" at www.FTC.org and put "IRS Telephone Scam" in the comments of the complaint.
Winter Driving Tips from AAA
- Drowsy driving is extremely dangerous and can harm both you and others on the road. If tired, do not get behind the wheel.
- To prevent drowsy driving, make sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night before you drive
- If going on an extended drive, take breaks to rest even if you are not tired or take turns driving if in a large group.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE MARSHAL
Holiday Fire Safety
The Holiday season is here and so is an increased risk of house fires. Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family safe during the holiday season.
- Place Christmas trees at least 3 feet away from heat sources such as fireplaces, candles, heaters, and lights as well as away from all exits.
- Make sure to water trees daily to prevent them from drying out.
- Do not use indoor lights outside the home or outdoor lights inside the home.
- Replace any string of lights that has bare wires or broken cords and remember to always use clips to hang lights outside the home. Nails can damage cords and cause a fire.
- Follow manufacturer's instructions regarding maximum number of light strands that can be safely connected when decorating.
- When possible, choose flame resistant or flame retardant decorations.
- Keep lit candles away from children and pets to prevent injury and store lighters and matches in a safe place.
- If using using the stovetop, do not leave the kitchen while cooking.
- Remember to blow out lit candles when you leave a room and home or go to bed.
- Turn off all decorations before leaving home or going to sleep.
PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF 2015 BUDGET
2015 Borough Budget
The Borough's 2015 Operating Budget had its preliminary approval on 11/10/2014 and is available for review here.
Please keep in mind that this is only a preliminary approval and that the actual 2015 budget may vary as revisions are made.
A MESSAGE FROM MAIN STREET HATBORO
Main Street Hatboro Featured in Montgomery County Newsletter
Once every season, the Montgomery County Planning Commission releases its quarterly newsletter titled "Town Center News" which highlights revitalization and economic development in towns throughout Montgomery County.
For their Fall issue, the MCPC has given Main Street Hatboro the spotlight as it interviews Main Street Manager, Steve Barth, about how to create and maintain a "vibrant and active business community". The newsletter not only applauds Hatboro for its successful Main Street but highlights numerous Hatboro businesses including the Little's John Deere dealership, Nonno's Bakery, and the Crooked Eye Brewery.
The full Hatboro edition of the "Town Center News" newsletter can be found here
RAYMARK SUPERFUND SITE REPORT
Review Report for Raymark Superfund Site
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized their fourth five-year report for the Raymark Superfund Site located in Hatboro in September. The report detailing updated contamination levels and results of all tests conducted can be found here
FALL 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 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
ALWAYS REMEMBER IN TIMES OF RAIN/FLOODS WHEN DRIVING:
IF A ROAD IS CLOSED, PLEASE TURN AROUND - DO NOT DROWN
THE BOROUGH OF HATBORO IS 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.
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 Committee will be meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission does not have anything in their agenda for the month of December and therefore will not be meeting.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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.