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.
SEPTA IMPROVEMENT WORK
SEPTA Railroad Improvement Work to Take Place at Montgomery Avenue and Byberry Road
Beginning in October, SEPTA will be performing upgrades on the Montgomery Avenue and Byberry Road railroad crossings in Hatboro:
On Saturday, October 8th, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, SEPTA will be performing upgrades on the Montgomery Avenue railroad crossing. These upgrades will include the removing of potholes and the repaving of the existing railroad grade crossing in order to improve the overall ride quality over the crossing surface. As a result, the Montgomery Avenue crossing will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Saturday, October 8th from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Detours will be in place during the road closure to help motorists navigate during the closure of the crossing. These detours will be posted in the areas of construction to guide motorists while traveling.
From 9:00 AM on Monday, October 10th to 7:00 PM on Friday, October 14th, SEPTA will be performing upgrades on the Byberry Road railroad crossing. These upgrades will include the removing of potholes and the repaving of the existing railroad grade crossing in order to improve the overall ride quality over the crossing surface. As a result, the Byberry Road crossing will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 9:00 AM on October 10th through 7:00 PM on October 14th. Detours will be in place during the road closure to help motorists navigate during the closure of the crossing. These detours will be posted in the areas of construction to guide motorists while traveling.
Please note that all traffic detours will be posted and maintained for the duration of the upgrades. At no time will access to adjacent businesses or private properties be barricaded during the upgrade work. Motorists can expect delays in the areas of the construction work and should plan accordingly.
Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
A Message From The Hatboro Police Department
Now Hiring Part Time Police Clerk
The Hatboro Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Operations Clerk (Part-Time). Those working in this non-sworn position provide administrative and clerical support to all functions of the police department. Candidates must be able to work weekends, including night shifts. Applications may be picked up at the Hatboro Police Department, 414 S. York Road, 2nd Floor, Hatboro, PA 19040.
For more information, please click here
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).
WHAT'S NEW IN HATBORO?
|Hatboro's First Ever Coffee With A Cop|
On Friday, September 9, Lochel's Bakery hosted Hatboro's first ever "Coffee with a Cop" event. Chief James Gardner, Detective Cameron Goold, and Officer Andrew Valleley were on-site to greet and chat with residents in attendance.
"Coffee with a Cop" is an extremely successful program designed to introduce law enforcement officers to the public they serve. Good, open communications between local law enforcement and the public leads to safer communities.
The Hatboro Police Department would like to thank all residents came to greet our officers. We are looking forward to the next "Coffee with a Cop" event. Please stay tuned for more information regarding future events.
|Hatboro Police Department Presented With Funds to Purchase New AEDs from Hatboro Federal|
During the Borough Council Meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016, Hatboro Federal Savings presented the Hatboro Police Department with funds to purchase three new AED devices. Pictured above, Officer Ryan Allen, Hatboro Federal President Linda Roehner, Chief James Gardner, and Officer Brett Paul pose with the Department's new AEDs purchased using the donated funds.
AEDs, or Automated External Defibrillators, are devices used in emergency situations on persons experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. These devices are extremely safe, effective, and easy to use in any situation requiring resuscitation. AEDs use built in computer systems to assess irregular cardiac rhythms in moments of cardiac arrest and determine whether or not an electric shock is needed for treatment. If the AED determines that an electric shock is needed, the AED then instructs the operator to administer an electric shock to help the heart return to its natural rhythm.
Hatboro Federal's generous donation will assist the Hatboro Police Department in saving lives and protecting the residents of the Borough.
Important Curb Ramp Work Information
Curb Ramp Work to be Performed on South York Road and South Chester Avenue Beginning August 29
On Monday, August 29, PennDOT will begin curb ramp improvement work along both South York Road and South Chester Avenue. This curb ramp work is a part of PennDOT’s Hometown Streets project which aims to improve the quality of streets throughout the Borough.
There will be no traffic restrictions resulting from the work along S. York Rd. and S. Chester Ave.; however, temporary “No Parking” restrictions will be in effect in the areas surrounding the curb ramp work.
Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
Zika Virus Information
Zika Virus Information
In order to keep Montgomery County Residents as best informed as possible, the Montgomery County Health Department has created a special informational Zika page located at www.montcopa.org/zika. Here, residents will find the latest information on the Zika virus as well as prevention information.
Residents seeking further information should contact their healthcare provider or the Montgomery County Health Department at 610-278-5117 with any and all questions regarding the virus.
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.
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
Public Works Now Hiring Seasonal Laborer
The Public Works Department is now hiring a Seasonal Laborer. Seasonal Laborers must be at least 18 years of age.
A Seasonal Laborer at Public Works generally collects trash or recyclables on a daily basis. Additional duties include grass cutting, general landscaping tasks, vehicle washing, minor building maintenance, park facilities maintenance, Public Works building cleaning, and any other assignment given by the Superintendent or Foreman of Public Works.
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.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume to:
Borough of Hatboro
Attention: Superintendent of Public Works
414 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Mulch from Recycled Yard Waste Now Available to Hatboro Residents
Have you ever wondered what happens to the leaf bags and sticks you place curbside for collection? After our Public Works employees pick them up, the bags are transported to Abington Township’s composting site where they are processed into mulch without added chemicals. In an attempt to bring your recycling efforts full circle, the Borough is making this mulch available to Hatboro residents free of charge. To make this mulch easily accessible to residents, the Public Works department has constructed a temporary bin at Memorial Park (located off of West Monument Avenue). Residents are welcome to stop by the bin at any time to take as much mulch as they need; however, residents are not permitted to load large trucks at this time. The Public Works Department will make every effort to keep an adequate supply on hand at all times. Mulch will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Borough Hall.
A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Volunteers Wanted for Historical Commission
The Borough of Hatboro is looking for volunteers to serve on the newly restored Borough Historical Commission. The Commission currently has five spots of varying term lengths including one, two, or three year service options. The Commission has many duties including developing a historical preservation program, preserving and storing historical artifacts acquired by the Borough, maintaining historical records, and working alongside Borough Council to manage historical preservation projects.
Those interested in serving on the Commission should send a letter of interest to Diane Hegele at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road, Hatboro.
FALL 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, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission will be meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00. The Board will be hearing an application submitted by Mark and Kim Guiliana of 206 West Montgomery Avenue requesting a variance from the Code of Ordinances, Section 27-603, Side Yard, to cantilever the second floor closer to the property line.
The Zoning Hearing Board will also be continuing its review of the application for a variance submitted by Green Drop.
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.