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.
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Borough Council will hold a special Council Meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 AM. The purpose for the special meeting is to award bids for the firehouse project repairs and any other business that comes before Council on the fire house project. The meeting will be held in the Council Room of Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road.
A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the 2016 proposed Operating Budget for the Borough of Hatboro will be available for public inspection beginning November 30th, 2015 during normal business hours, 8:30 AM through 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, at the Municipal Building, 414 S. York Road, Hatboro Pennsylvania.
A copy of the budget can also be viewed online here
A Message From The Hatboro Police Department
Hatboro Police Department Headquarters is Moving to the Second Floor of Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road
Please be advised that effective at 3:00 PM on November 13, 2015 the Hatboro Police Department moved all operations to our new temporary headquarters. Our new address is:
Hatboro Police Department
414 S. York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Our new location will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Public access to this location will be via the door on the north side of the Hatboro Municipal Building. A public police reception desk is located on the second floor of the building. There are no changes to our telephone numbers.
During recent inspection and testing as part of the design and planning process for the upcoming renovation of the Hatboro Police Administration Building located on 120 E. Montgomery Avenue, it was discovered that there is asbestos present in less than ideal condition. While the testing company has made recommendations to minimize risk in the building, it was decided to accelerate the timetable for moving the police out of the building for the renovation work and move the entire police operation to the second floor of Borough Hall (414 S. York Road). Preparation work is ongoing and it is expected that the police will be operating from this building entirely within the next week to ten days. Remediation of the asbestos will be included in the renovation plans for the building based on recommendations from certified asbestos contractors.
There will be no interruption to police response during our transition to our new temporary headquarters. However, there may be some temporary disruption to our non-emergency, business-only telephone lines (215-675-2832) as our internal telephone system is moved to our new location. We anticipate that switch to occur within the next 48 hours. As always, we remind everyone to call 9-1-1 if you require police, fire or emergency medical services. Our business line is not to report crimes, emergencies or situations requiring the immediate attention of police, fire or EMS. Again, please dial 9-1-1 for these types of responses.
Special Veteran's Day Ceremony
The Tricentennial Committee Veteran's Day Ceremony
On Saturday, November 14, 2015 the Tricentennial Committee hosted a special Veteran's Day ceremony at the various war memorials throughout the Borough. The Tricentennial Committee was joined by Veterans, Poet Laureate Allan Heller, State Representative Tom Murt, and State Senator Stewart Greenleaf in the laying of ceremonial wreaths around the Borough.
The Ceremonies began at the Revolutionary War Crooked Billet Memorial at Crooked Billet School. Here, Mayor Norm Hawks spoke to the attendees and laid a wreath at the memorial.
Afterwards, the group traveled to the World War I Memorial at the Hatboro Baptist Church. There, Councilman Bob Hegele led the ceremony by discussing the importance of the memorial. Councilman Hegele was also joined by American Legion Hauer Smith Warminster Post 798 Commander, Tom Haney, who also said a few words about the memorial. Councilman Hegele, Post Commander, and Mayor Hawkes then laid a memorial wreath on the memorial.
Lastly, the group moved to the Veteran's Memorial at the Union Library of Hatborough. Here, State Representative Tom Murt and State Senator Stewart Greenleaf laid a memorial wreath in commemoration of the Veterans.
On behalf of Borough Council, Mayor Hawkes, State Representative Tom Murt, Senator Greenleaf, and the residents of Hatboro, the Borough would like to extend its deepest gratitude towards all of the Veterans for their service and dedication to our country.
|In addition to the historical discussion of each memorial's significance, each wreath laying ceremony was accompanied by an original poem written by Hatboro's own Poet Laureate, Allan M. Heller|
|On behalf of Borough Council, Mayor Hawkes, State Representative Tom Murt, Senator Greenleaf, and the residents of Hatboro, the Borough would like to extend its deepest gratitude towards all of the Veterans for their service and dedication to our country.|
Demolition for the Buildings on Drummers Way began on October 21. The site will is fenced in and the School Bridge and Woodwinds Driveway Bridge are closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of the work. You may also notice an increase in truck traffic in the area during the demolition.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
FULL TIME LABORER WANTED
The Borough of Hatboro Public Works Department is now accepting applications for the position of Full Time Laborer. Excellent physical condition required for manual labor. Must have experience in maintenance of parks, knowledge or landscaping related tools and equipment, carpentry skills needed, collect refuse and operate all Borough equipment, facilities maintenance, other duties as assigned and snow plowing experience is a must.
All interested persons should be in good physical condition and able to continually lift 50lbs. Applicant must possess a current Pennsylvania Commercial Driver's License with Class B with air brakes, an excellent driving record, must have a High School Diploma. All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, motor vehicle check and drug testing. Resumes will be accepted via mail at Borough of Hatboro, Attention: Superintendent of Public Works, 414 S. York Road, Hatboro PA, 19040
Hatboro is an EOE.
RAYMARK SUPERFUND SITE REPORT
October Raymark Superfund Site Community Update
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has released its October 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.
The October Update also includes information about the upcoming Re-Drilling of previously existing Monitoring Wells that will be beginning on October 19.
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 most recent update for the site can be found here
A MESSAGE FROM PECO
New PECO Mobile Website & Outage Map to Provide Customers Anywhere, Anytime Access
PHILADELPHIA (July 15, 2015) – With people on the go more than ever before, PECO has launched two new online tools to provide customers with convenient customer service – anytime, anywhere.
"It's becoming increasingly important for our customers to manage their account and receive important service information on their mobile devices," said Mike Innocenzo, PECO senior vice president and chief operating officer. "With these enhancements we can provide our customers the information they need, quickly and easily from the device that works best for them."
The company's newly enhanced mobile website (PECO Smart Mobile On-the-Go) provides customers with access to more account information, expanded options to view and pay their bill, report an outage and access to our enhanced outage map. The site is compatible with all mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets without the need to download an app.
Our new online interactive outage map provides customers with more information when service is out. In addition to providing the number of customers affected by each incident, the map also allows customers to zoom in on a specific outage for details, including the cause, if a crew has been dispatched and the estimated time when service is expected to be restored.
Our new outage map can be viewed on mobile devices by clicking on the Outage Map icon at peco.com. The map also can viewed on desktop computers at peco.com/outagemap or by clicking on the "Outage Map" link in the "Outage Center" section of PECO's website.
Customers still can report electric outages by calling PECO directly at 1-800-841-4141. Customers are reminded to never report a natural gas issue online and to call the company immediately at 1-800-841-4141.
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:
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
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 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
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. The Borough is currently looking to fill openings on our various Boards and Commissions.
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, December 14, 2015 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 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM
The Board will be rendering a decision for the application submitted by The Old Mill of 18 Horsham Road requesting a variance from the parking section of Borough Zoning Code.
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.