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
IMPORANT MESSAGE FROM THE HATBORO POLICE: HPD Transitioning Back To Permanent Headquarters On E. Montgomery Avenue
The Hatboro Police Department has been operating from a temporary location since November 2015 while our headquarters was being renovated. We are pleased to report that we will begin transitioning back to our permanent headquarters on Monday, March 27, 2017, approximately one month ahead of schedule.
On Monday our telephone and IT systems will transfer to the E. Montgomery Avenue facility. During this transition there may be brief interruptions to our business telephone lines (215-675-2832) and email systems. The 9-1-1 system lines will not be affected by this transition. Our business lines should never be used for reporting crimes, traffic accidents, suspicious activity or any other incidents requiring the response of police, fire or EMS. Those calls should be made directly to 9-1-1. Calling our business lines for these issues results in unnecessary delays. The business lines should only be used for matters such as requesting information on how to obtain a report copy or asking to speak with an individual police employee for non-emergency reasons.
All emergency services in Hatboro (police, fire and EMS) are dispatched by the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. These agencies may be easily contacted for the services they provide by simply dialing 9-1-1.
Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 29 from 10 AM - 2 PM, the Hatboro Police Department will be participating in the DEA's Drug Take-Back Day. On this day, residents can turn in any unused and expired medications for safe disposal at the Hatboro Police Station, 120 E. Montgomery Avenue, Hatboro PA 19040.
Please do not place syringes, injectable drugs, aerosol dispensers or liquids containing hydrogen peroxide in the collection bin.
Unable to make the collection day? The Hatboro Police Department has a permanent prescription collection box located in the Police Station accessible to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Teddy Bears on Patrol
|In order to provide comfort to children who may have experienced a traumatic event the Hatboro Police Department is partnering with community organizations in our "Teddy Bears on Patrol" program!
W.K. Bray #410 Lodge of Hatboro is stationing collect boxes throughout the community to collect Teddy Bears for a program called Teddy Bears on Patrol. This is a joint effort between our Lodge, Hatboro Chamber of Commerce and the Hatboro Police Department to provide Teddy Bears to children they encounter while on patrol involved in traumatic situations. If you would like to donate a Bear please stop into The Crooked Eye Brewery, Village Hardware or The Hatboro Chamber office. The bears will be collected through the month of May and they will be presented to the Hatboro PD in June.
Proposed Wawa Plans
Proposed Wawa Plans Available for Review Beginning at 6 PM on Monday, March 27th
Blueprints for Wawa will be on display by 6 PM on Monday, March 27 in the hall outside of Council Chambers in Borough Hall. The plans propose a 5500 sq. ft. typical square Wawa with 6 gas pumps under a canopy along the York Road side of the property with an entrance and exit permitting only right turns in and out of the lot. The proposed Wawa will be open 24 hours a day. The rest of the area is paved with a loading dock facing along the back which faces Borough Hall – there is also a retaining wall and additional entrance shown along Horsham Road. Residents are encouraged to examine the proposed plans if desired.
As always, the public is invited and encouraged to attend the March 27 Council Meeting; however, please note that this meeting is a Borough Council Meeting and is NOT specifically for Wawa. The Wawa Zoning Hearing Board Hearing is taking place on Wednesday, April 12 and is specifically to hear the proposed Wawa plan. The plans are being made available for review on March 27 to allow residents to examine the plans ahead of the Zoning Hearing Board meeting.
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting
April Zoning Hearing Board Meeting
The Zoning Hearing Board for the Borough of Hatboro will be meeting on Wednesday, April 12th, at 7:00 PM in Borough Hall. The Zoning Hearing Board will be hearing an application submitted by Wawa requesting a zoning change for the property located at the corner of York Rd. and Horsham Rd. The hearing is open to the public, and the public is always encouraged to attend.
A copy of the application is available for inspection in Borough Hall during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Borough staff is working on posting the property, advertising the hearing, and mailing notices to adjoining property owners in accordance with Zoning Regulations. The application/matter is on the Borough Council Committee Agenda for the Monday, March 13th meeting so the Chair of the Zoning/Historic Preservation Committee can announce the application is here, is complete, and the hearing has been scheduled.
Please watch our website and Borough Facebook page for any additional information regarding this matter as it becomes available.
The Zoning Hearing Board will also be hearing an application submitted by Mark and Kim Guiliana of 206 West Montgomery Avenue requesting a variance for relief from Borough Zoning Code Section 27-603, side yard. The applicant errored in the previous submission and now needs to amend original variance requested to allow an additional 18" towards the property line. Plans are available for review in Borough Hall, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours.
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
Now Accepting Applications For Seasonal Laborer Position
DATE OF OPENING: To Be Determined
HOURS OF WORK: Between 32 and 40 hours per week
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Borough of Hatboro Public Works Department is now accepting applications for a Seasonal Laborer position. A Seasonal Laborer at Public Works generally collects trash or recyclables on a daily basis and 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 at least 18 years old. All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
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: Trash Collection, Grass Cutting, Vehicle Washing, Public Works Building Cleaning, and 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
A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Capital Budget Workshop
Borough Council will be holding a Capital Budget Workshop Meeting on Monday, March 27th at 6 PM. The workshop will take place before the regularly scheduled March Council Meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Help Rename the Woodwinds Open Space
Help Rename The Woodwinds Open Space
Help Plan The Future Of Hatboro
Help Us Plan The Future Of Hatboro!
Over the next two years, the Borough of Hatboro will be working with the Montgomery County Planning Commission to create a brand new Comprehensive Plan. The Borough will be engaging with citizens, community groups, business owners, and other stakeholders in a conversation about the future of our community. Topics will include economic development, land use, parks and open space, and transportation—among others.
Now is the chance to leave a lasting mark on the Hatboro community!
Stay tuned over the coming months as the process gets under way. Updates will be posted to the Borough website and a Facebook page will be created soon. There will be several public outreach events and a community survey throughout the process so everyone can have their voice heard when developing the plan.
We are looking forward to this exciting process!
WHAT'S NEW IN HATBORO?
|New Public Works Trash Truck
|In 2016, the Public Works Department purchased a brand new trash truck to expand its current fleet. The new truck was purchased in November, 2016 and has been used daily to collect refuse throughout the Borough. The new vehicle is also equipped with a snow plow chassis, allowing Public Works to use the vehicle to plow streets during winter storms. The truck is a great addition to the Public Works Department and will benefit the Borough for years to come.|
|Meet Hatboro's Newest Police Officer|
|On Monday, January 9, 2017 the Hatboro Police Department welcomed a new police officer to the force. Officer Aaron Simon took the oath of office at the January Committee Meeting to become the department's newest patrol officer. Welcome to Hatboro, Officer Simon!|
New PennDOT 511PA Website
New PennDOT Website for Motorists
PennDOT has created a new website www.511PA.com designed to inform motorists of hazardous road conditions, traffic delays, weather forecasts, and more in real-time to encourage drivers to prepare themselves for possible roadway hazards. Through www.511PA.com motorists are able to track the location of PennDOT plow vehicles via Automatic Vehicle Location Technology as well as view current road conditions in their area. This website also provides live video and images from more than 800 traffic cameras throughout the state further allowing motorists view traffic and road conditions as they are occurring.
PennDOT also created a single, special webpage for winter and snow information located at www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Winter/Pages/default.aspx. Here, motorists can also find information regarding PennDOT’s engineering districts and detailed information regarding all of PennDOT’s winter programs.
New Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Access Phone Number
Pennsylvania 2-1-1 is a FREE telephone number accessible by all Pennsylvania residents, providing them with 24 hour access to customized health, housing, human services, and more all in one convenient place. By dialing 2-1-1, residents are connected with trained information specialists who are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and connect residents in need with thousands of health and human service programs.
PA 2-1-1 also works alongside Emergency Service Departments throughout the state of to provide disaster-related information and resources to the community. PA 2-1-1 also reports community needs that are not being met and acts as a central communication point for local agencies and non-government organizations.
PA 2-1-1’s database of services is also available online by clicking here
WINTER WEATHER TIPS
IF YOUR POWER GOES OUT
- Call PECO's Emergency Line 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.
- Residents can also register for text or email alerts from the Hatboro Police Department 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 severe 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) or 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 at 610-275-4183.
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.
POLICE 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 215-675-2832
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 other 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 its various Boards and Commissions.
CAPITAL BUDGET WORKSHOP
Borough Council will be holding a Capital Budget Workshop on Monday, March 27th at 6 PM. The public is invited to attend.
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission does not have anything on its agenda for the month of March and therefore will not be meeting.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board does not have anything on its agenda for the month of March and therefore will not be 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.