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 Police Department, Safety Partners to Participate in National Seat-Belt Enforcement
Hatboro Borough - PennDOT, Buckle Up PA and the Hatboro Police Department announced that they will partner and participate in a national "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement initiative from May 18 through May 31.
The effort will focus largely on nighttime traffic law enforcement, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM using traffic enforcement zones and roving patrols on roadways with high numbers of unbelted crashes. Citations will be issued to motorists who are caught unbuckled or transporting unrestrained children.
According to PennDOT data there were 13,627 unrestrained crashes that resulted in 383 fatalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2014.
Motorists are reminded that Pennsylvania's primary seat-belt law requires that drivers and passengers under 18 years old to buckle up, and children under the age of four must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children ages 4 to 8 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat. In addition, children ages 8 to 18 must be in a seat belt when riding anywhere in the vehicle.
Also, drivers and front-seat passengers 18 years-old or older are required to buckle up. If motorists are stopped for a traffic violation and are not wearing their seat belt, they can receive a second ticket at a second fine.
Funding for this enforcement effort comes from part of PennDOT's statewide distribution of $1.7 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information on seat-belts, please visit www.JustDrivePA.com
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
The Public Works Department is looking for a Seasonal Laborer for the 2015 Summer Season. For more information, please click here
Recently borough council approved two projects that will help reduce our town’s carbon footprint and even save tax dollars. The first was a donation of 16 trees from Victorian Village. Instead of cutting these Maple, Pear and Spruce trees down, they were carefully removed from their courtyard home and are being replanted at Eaton Park and Miller Meadow.
The second project saw the replacement of older street lights with new energy efficient LED fixtures.126 LED lights were installed at various locations improving light quality while significantly saving electricity.
Furthermore, both projects were completed in-house by the public works department saving even more money!
RAYMARK SUPERFUND SITE REPORT
Raymark Superfund Site Community Update
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has released its May Raymark Superfund Site Community Update. The update includes the latest news on the Superfund Site as well as details about the Site's history and information about cleanup processes that have taken place over the years.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Raymark Superfund Site, please do no hesitate to contact the EPA using the contact information provided on the May Community Update Brochure.
For more information, the complete EPA Community Update for May can be found here
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
Congratulations Second Alarmers
Second Alarmer's Rescue Squad Receives AHA Silver Award
The Second Alarmer's Association and Rescue Squad of Montgomery County (SARS) Providers have been recognized by the American Heart Association for their OUTSTANDING cardiac care! Second Alarmer's joins 447 EMS agencies in the United States and is 1 of 62 in Pennsylvania to receive the 2015 American Heart Association Mission Lifeline: EMS Performance Achievement Award.
The program is a collaboration between pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare providers and recognizes the VITAL importance of Emergency Medical Service Providers in contributing to the overall successful outcomes of patient's experiencing cardiac events. The correct tools and training allows EMS providers to rapidly identify the STEMI (heart attack), promptly notify the destination center, and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.
The criteria to achieve the Mission Lifeline: EMS Silver Performance Achievement Award is based on meeting program measures annually with no single measure scoring below 75%.
Second Alarmer's remains committed to our mission of providing the highest level of pre-hospital emergency medical care, rescue and related services in a compassionate and professional manner to the community.
A MESSAGE FROM HATBORO'S POET LAUREATE
A hatter named John Dawson back in 1715
Unknowingly, and posthumously, named our modest town
Which might have been called "Dawsonville," if he could have foreseen
That this once tiny settlement would come to such renown.
The Crooked Billet Inn is gone, and Mr. Dawson, too.
A bustling borough has replaced a dozen scattered farms.
Instead of crickets chirping in the night, more likely you
Will hear the whistling or the trains, and firehouse alarms.
A grade school and a monument commemorate the clash
Where we knocked heads with British forces, and were soundly beat.
We head the road of cannons, saw the muskets fire and flash.
When all the smoke and flame had cleared, but few were on their feet.
When the borough was but 40, 38 wise men
Decided that a library was long since overdue.
The building came in 1850. Much has changed since then.
Ancient books and manuscripts share spce now with the new.
No more Loller Academy, that once prestigious school
Its prominent bell tower rising high into the sky.
Transitioned into borough hall, but still the tower rules.
Thus demonstrating once again some landmarks never die.
300 years have brought much change, and yet, old buildings stand
Reminding us of bygone times, foundations of today.
Remember "all our yesterdays," historians demand.
Illuminate the past and keep oblivion at bay.
September 10, 2014 by Allan M. Heller
A MESSAGE FROM ENTERPRISE FIRE CO.
125th Anniversary Sponsorships
2015 is 125 years of dedicated service to the residents and visitors of Hatboro as well as neighboring fire departments for the Enterprise Fire Company. The Enterprise Fire Company looks forward to celebrating with their current and future members, the surrounding fire companies, their supporters and their community that they are honored to serve and protect. Throughout 2015 Enterprise Fire Company will hold various events inviting all of the Third District Fire Companies, additional surrounding fire companies, businesses and residents. Enterprise would be honored to have you join them to celebrate. Your business or family can be a part of the celebrations by becoming a sponsor at one of the following events:
May 19-25, 2015 - Carnival and Fireworks
June 20, 2015 - Hatboro's 1st Responders Picnic
July 18, 2015 Community Appreciation Day
August 15, 2015 Fireman's Banquet for the Members
September 19, 2015 - Muster/Flea Market
October 10, 2015 - Fire Prevention Day
December 19, 2015 Enterprise Fire Company Holiday Party
Sponsorships information and forms can be found here
For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Enterprise Fire Company at (215) 675-4040 or at www.efc95.com
SUMMER 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 on 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
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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. The Borough is currently looking to fill openings on our various Boards and Commissions. The following are available:
Planning Commission, Shade Tree Committee, and Library Board
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Planning Commission will be meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board does not have anything in their agenda for the month of June and therefore will not be 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.