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.
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 The Hatboro Police Department
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.
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
A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE MARSHAL
The holiday season is here and so is an increased risk of household fires due to holiday cooking and Christmas Trees. Here are some useful Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide safety tips to help keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency.
Smoke Alarm Safety Tips
- Make sure to test smoke alarms once a month by pressing the test button on the alarms.
- Smoke alarms should be installed throughout the home, especially in bedrooms, hallways, and the basement, but keep smoke alarms at least 10 feet away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Make sure smoke alarms are installed on every level of the home. Please note that larger homes may need extra smoke alarms to provide adequate protection.
- All smoke alarms should be interconnected, meaning when one smoke alarm sounds, all of them do.
- For the best results, include a combination of Ionization and Photoelectric alarms in the home, or use dual sensor alarms. The two alarms combined insure that the home is alarmed against both flaming and smoldering fires.
- Make sure smoke alarms are replaced every 10 years.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
- Make sure to test Carbon Monoxide detectors at least once a month and replace them according to manufacturer's standards.
- Carbon Monoxide alarms should be installed throughout the home and in all other places required by law.
- When choosing an alarm, pick one that has been tested in a reliable testing laboratory and make sure to follow the manufacturer's directions on where to place the alarm.
- If the alarm sounds, immediately evacuate the home and move into fresh air. Once outside, call the fire department and remain outside until emergency personnel arrive.
- When warming your vehicle, DO NOT leave it in the garage or any other inclosed area, even if the garage door is open. Move the car outside before warming it up and make sure that the exhaust pipe is not covered with snow or blocked.
- When using generators, place them in a well-ventilated location outside, away from windows and vents.
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
2013 Annual Sustainability Report
The Public Works Department would like to thank all Hatboro residents for recycling last year. To see the positive impact our efforts made on the environment, please click here
THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS HIRING A SEASONAL LABORER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK HERE
HATBORO BOROUGH IS AN E.O.E.
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
Pennypack Creek Stream Bank Maintenance Project
In the late 1980's the United States Army Corp of Engineers completed a stream modification flood protection project along the Pennypack Creek in the vicinity of the York Road Bridge. Hatboro is responsible to maintain the stream modification in accordance with the Army Corp's original design. The project area is inspected periodically by the Army Corp. The inspection in December, 2012 noted that the condition of the project was acceptable but that the bottom of the stream banks were eroding such that continued erosion of the banks would result in an unacceptable condition. The Borough applied for and was awarded a grant through the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program to complete the maintenance work recommended by the Army Corp. The project was publicly bid and awarded to Eagle Contracting Inc. in an amount of $165,000. The project includes reconstruction of the rock protection at the bottom of the banks along approximately 1,000 feet of the creek and selective repairs along the stream banks. The duration of the project is projected to be about 1 month, weather dependent.
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, November 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission will be meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The ZHB will hear the following applications:
1. Durkin, 263 South York Road - Special Exception to allow residential use on first floor.
2. Cimino Realty, 200-210 Bonair Avenue - Variance to allow 6ft fence and a waiver from a prior ZHB decision to allow minor repairs to company vehicles/equipment.
BOROUGH COUNCIL OPERATING BUDGET WORKSHOP
Borough Council will be holding a 2015 Operating Budget Workshop on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall. The Public is invited to attend.
LI-TOD Overlay Ordinance Hearing
The LI-TOD Overlay Ordinance Hearing originally scheduled for October 13th, 2014 has been moved to Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 7:00 PM before the November Council Meeting.
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.