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
Skeleton Skurry 2014
This Year's Skeleton Skurry 5K will begin at 9:30 AM at the Pennypack Elementary School with on-site registration beginning at 8:00 AM. Due to the event, there will be temporary road closures including the York Road business district and the streets on the West side of York Road.
For more information on the event, or to register, please visit:
A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE MARSHAL
October is National Fire Prevention Month. This year's Fire Prevention week will have the theme "Smoke Alarms Save Lives" and will be emphasizing the importance of smoke alarms in the home. Here are some helpful tips regarding smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors 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 Council will be meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission currently does not have anything in their agenda for the month of October. If necessary, they will be meeting on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
STATION PARK VILLAGE ORDINANCE OVERLAY
The Station Park Village Ordinance Overlay hearing originally scheduled for October 13th, 2014 has been moved to Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 7 PM
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.