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.
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!|
A Message From The Hatboro Police Department
Citizens Police Academy Applications Now Being Accepted
The 21st session of the Citizen's Police Academy program will take place on Wednesday evenings beginning March 15, 2017 through May 17, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Horsham Township Community Center.
This FREE 10-week course is jointly presented by the Horsham Township Police Department and the Hatboro Police Department and is open to applicants 18 years of age or older residing in the Borough of Hatboro, Horsham Township, or surrounding communities.
The Citizen's Police Academy shows those who attend what the police do in the course of their day. Classes for this program include Accident Investigation, Crimes Code, Use of Force and demonstrations allowing participants to take part in a "crime scene" investigation. Demonstrations are presented by Upper Moreland K-9 Officers and the Moreland Area Emergency Response Team. Also, our local District Justice speaks about judicial issues and the "Don't Be An Ostrich" anti-drug program is held.
If you feel you would like to be part of this cooperative effort between the police and the community, please complete an application available at either the Hatboro Police Station (414 S. York Road, 2nd Floor, Hatboro) or the Horsham Police Station (1025 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044).
Applications are also available online at: www.horsham.org/pView.aspx?id=10606&catid=611
Should you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Pete Van Dolsen at 215-675-2832.
Through your participation in the "Citizen's Police Academy" program, you are promoting community involvement, which in itself is the most powerful force any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with the members of the Hatboro and Horsham Police Departments about issues that concern you as well as learn the day-to-day operations of the police force.
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.
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 began 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).
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
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
Public Works Is No Longer Collecting Pressurized Cylinders
Effective immediately, the Public Works Department will no longer collect any pressurized cylinders (barbeque, small propane, O2 tanks, helium cylinders, Freon, etc.) during regular trash, bulk trash, or recycling collection. These items are considered hazardous and are prohibited from collection by Borough Ordinance.
From this point forward, Public Works employees that find these items will remove them from the residential trash/recycle stream. The prohibited pressurized cylinders will be labeled with an orange REJECTED sticker and placed next to the emptied trash/recycling containers.
Residents who wish to dispose of these pressurized cylinders can drop off these cylinders at any of the Montgomery County Hazardous Waste events. These special events occur at various dates throughout the year and are free to Montgomery County Residents. For a list of this year’s Hazardous Waste Events, please click here.
Barbeque Tanks in need of disposal can be returned back to any propane exchange center (Blue Rhino, etc.).
Please note that under no circumstance will the Public Works Department take these items.
Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
Frozen Pipe Tips from Aqua
Frozen Pipe Tips from Aqua
This winter, Aqua has released helpful tips for residents in order to prepare for and prevent frozen pipes inside their homes as cold weather approaches. These tips will help residents in the Borough avoid any problems with frozen pipes as lower temperatures continue to occur:
- Locate and visibly mark the master valve so you can turn off the water to your home in case a pipe breaks inside your home.
- Make sure the lids on outdoor meter pits are not broken or missing.
- Shut off and drain any outside faucets including those for lawn sprinkling systems.
- Prevent drafts in unheated areas, such as crawl spaces or basements, by replacing broken glass or making other repairs.
Aqua also advises that residents have heat tape, pipe insulation, a portable space heater, and hand-held hair dryer on hand to use in unheated areas of their homes to use during periods when temperatures are below freezing:
- Wrap pipes with insulation material or heat tape. Wrap indoor water meters with a blanket. Proper and safe use of portable space heaters can also keep exposed pipes in drafty areas from freezing.
- For interior plumbing located on an outside wall, such as a kitchen sink, install heat tape on the pipes beneath the sink. If no small children are in the house, open cabinet doors beneath the sink to allow the warm air in the home to reach the pipes.
- When temperatures remain near
- When temperatures remain near 10°F, you might want to leave a very thin stream of water running continuously from at least one faucet — preferably the one farthest from the meter. The additional cost of the water is cheaper than the cost of repairing ruptured pipes.
- If you locate a frozen area, open a spigot and use a blow dryer or heat tape to thaw the area.
For additional tips and information on how to keep your pipes from freezing throughout the winter, please visit www.AquaFrozenTips.com
Hatboro Water Information
The water in Hatboro is handled by Aqua. Residents seeking any information on Hatboro's water are being asked to contact Aqua directly at 1-800-711-4779.
Residents may also visit Aqua's new website www.waterfacts.com for information on testing results from monitoring wells as well as answers to questions regarding Aqua's water in our region.
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.
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission does not have anything on its agenda for the month of February and therefore will not be meeting.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board does not have anything on its agenda for the month of February 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.