Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be no trash or recycling collection on these days.

Borough Hall and Public Works Closed

 

Borough Hall and Public Works Closed For Thanksgiving

Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday and the day after thanksgiving.

Please note there will not be trash or recycling collection on Thursday the 23rd or Friday the 24th.

Our offices will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 8:30 AM. Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Proposed 2018 Borough Operating Budget

 

Proposed 2018 Operating Budget

The proposed 2018 Borough Operating Budget is available for public review. A paper copy of the budget is available at Borough Hall for review Monday through Friday during regular business hours. 

A digital copy is also available to download here

A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH HALL

 

  Get Your Hatboro Mug At Borough Hall!
 

Hatboro Mugs are now available for purchase at Borough Hall for $10.00. Proceeds benefit the Hatboro Residents' Association expenses and 2018 outreach programs geared toward the enrichment of town-based community.

Contact the Residents' Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Hatboro 2040 Comprehensive Plan

 

Help Create The Hatboro 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Hatboro is creating a new Comprehensive Plan (Hatboro2040) and a Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Plan. These plans will have long-range visions and sets of goals for Hatboro, with specific recommendations and strategies to achieve the vision.

Hatboro 2040 will provide a framework for managing places and spaces that make the town unique. It will explore what currently exists in Hatboro and recommend strategies to ensure future growth, development, and investment will make the town an even better place to live, work, and play.

The plan is shaped by you! Your input as interested citizens, business owners, and stakeholders is critical in shaping the vision for the future of Hatboro. By sharing what you love about Hatboro, and what you want to improve, you will help to create a plan that truly reflects what is important to the community. Join the conversation by taking this important survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hatboro2040. Paper copies of the survey will soon be available at Borough Hall.

We will have a public workshop in early 2018! This is an opportunity for you to provide your thoughts and opinions on the most important areas of the plans. Discussion of Parks, Recreation, and Open Space will be featured, and you will have the opportunity to share your ideas on other topics as well. Stay tuned for an announcement of the day and time of this event.

The Montgomery County Planning Commission is helping us create this plan. If you have questions about the plan, please contact:

Chloe Mohr, Community Planner of the Montgomery County Planning Commission at 610.278.3739 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Borough’s past planning efforts include:

The 2004 Comprehensive Plan

The 2005 Open Space and Parks & Recreation Plan

The 2006 Elm Street Plan

A Message From The Hatboro Police Department

  

Hatboro Police Department to Participate in the Thanksgiving "Click It or Ticket" Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization

The Hatboro Police Department will participate in day and night seat belt enforcement activities as part of the national Thanksgiving "Click It or Ticket" Enforcement Mobilization from November 20th through December 3rd.

The Hatboro Police will partner with 250 other law enforcement agencies across the state to increase seat belt use and reduce the number of unbelted injuries and deaths. Departments will dedicate 50 percent of their enforcement time after dark to increase seat belt use when unbelted fatalities increase. Police officers will focus on seatbelt and traffic violations with the intent of promoting safe driving practices and safer highways.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 2016 statewide data, 410 people killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt.

Buckle Up PA is a project funded through PennDOT dedicated to raising the seat belt usage level in Pennsylvania through increased enforcement, public awareness and education. The partnership is comprised of municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, the US Department of Transportation and community groups and organizations.

For more information on seat belt safety, visit www.penndot.gov/safety

 

Hatboro Police Department Is Now Accepting Toys For The US Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Drive

Annually, the Hatboro Police Department proudly assists the United States Marine Corps Reserve with their "Toys For Tots" drive. It's hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner! The US Marines have dropped off their bin at the Hatboro Police Station and we are ready to accept new toys in their original packaging. The Police Headquarters is open 24/7, so feel free to drop off a toy in our lobby and help those less fortunate enjoy the holidays.

With Veteran's Day approaching, we wish all those that served our country a wonderful and safe holiday season!

For more information on the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, please visit: https://www.toysfortots.org/

Celano Park Dedication

 

Celano Park Dedication
 

On Saturday, October 21, the Borough of Hatboro held a special park dedication ceremony for its newly acquired open space, Celano Park. Borough officials of past and present, staff, and residents gathered to celebrate the official dedication of the park memorializing former Mayor Joe Celano and his wife Arlene. This new open space was acquired by the Borough of Hatboro thanks to a hazard mitigation grant from PEMA and FEMA and was named after Joe and Arlene Celano as voted on by residents. The Borough of Hatboro would like to thank Borough Council, Reverend Thomas Souders, Chief Gardner, Joseph “Tony” Celano, Borough Solicitor Christen Pionzio, PEMA/FEMA, Borough Staff, and Hatboro Residents for making the open space possible and the dedication ceremony a success.

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HATBORO?

 

Hatboro Horsham Educational Foundation Innovative Learning Grants Reception

On Wednesday, October 25, the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation celebrated its winners of the 2017/2018 Innovative Learning Grants at Bernie’s Hatboro. Each year, the HHEF awards these grants to teachers and principals to fund projects that enhance the learning experiences of students in the Hatboro Horsham School District. This year’s Innovative Learning Grant winners included Michele Bartlett & Jeanette Pomeroy of Pennypack Elementary School for iPads in their classrooms, Matthew Potts of Hatboro Horsham High School for digital microscopes in his classroom, and Megan May & Mindy Rubinlicht of Keith Valley Middle School for Ukuleles for their sixth grade general music program. These grants will greatly benefit Hatboro Horsham’s students and were made possible through the generous partners of the HHEF. The Borough of Hatboro would like to congratulate all of the Innovative Learning Grant recipients thank the Hatboro Horsham Educational Foundation for everything they do to improve the educational experience Hatboro’s students!

Keep The Borough Beautiful

Business Owners, Help Us Keep The Borough Beautiful
  

With all of the upcoming winter events on York Road, it would be nice to have every business looking great! The Annual Holiday Parade and the Union Library's Christmas Tree Lighting are just two examples for you to display your business to the public! Below are a few tips to help with presentation:

  • Clean weeds out of tree-boxes
  • Remove grass and weeds growing between sidewalks and curbs
  • Replace any sidewalk blocks or curbing that are a potential tripping hazard
  • Remove dirt and grime from overhangs
  • Clean up leaves and trash from all sides of your business

A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS

 

Now Accepting Applications For Seasonal Laborer Position

HOURS OF WORK: Between 32 and 40 hours per week

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Borough of Hatboro Public Works Department is now accepting applications for a Seasonal Laborer position. A Seasonal Laborer at Public Works generally collects trash or recyclables on a daily basis and may also be required to cut grass, complete general landscaping tasks, minor building maintenance, and park facilities maintenance.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:A Seasonal Laborer must be at least 18 years old. All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN: 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Trash Collection, Grass Cutting, Vehicle Washing, Public Works Building Cleaning, and Any Other Assignment Given By The Superintendent or Foreman

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME TO:

Borough of Hatboro
Attention: Superintendent of Public Works
414 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040

SUMMER 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

Borough News

 

 

 

CONNECT WITH THE BOROUGH ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK

The Borough is now on Facebook, like our page "Borough of Hatboro" and "Hatboro Emergency Management", follow us on facebook for updates, special notices and emergency information.

NIXLE.COM

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

READYMONTCO

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.


DOG LICENSES

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

GPS CORRECTIONS

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.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Are you interested in serving your community? The Borough is always looking for volunteers to serve on its various Boards and Commissions. 

If you are interested, please contact Diane Hegele at Borough Hall or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOVEMBER MEETINGS

 

2018 OPERATING BUDGET WORKSHOP

Borough Council will be holding a special 2018 Operating Budget Workshop on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6 PM in Borough Hall. The public is invited to attend.

BOROUGH COMMITTEE MEETING

Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING

Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Planning Commission does not have anything on its agenda for the month of November and therefore will not be meeting.

ZONING HEARING BOARD

The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Rd., Hatboro.

The Board will hear the amended application of Buckingham Retail Properties, LLC for the properties located at 402 & 412 S. York Rd. (RC-2 Zoning District) and 29 Horsham Road (R-1 Zoning District) requesting zoning relief to permit a convenience store with motor vehicle fuel sales, as follows:

1) A substantive validity challenge to the Zoning Ordinance based on a de jure exclusion of retail stores with motor vehicle fuel sales; Or in the alternative

A substantive validity challenge to the Zoning Ordinance based on a de facto exclusion of retail stores with accessory motor vehicle fuel sales; Or in the alternative

A variance from Section 27-602 and Section 27-1202.M "Use Regulations" to permit improvements associated with a retail store use in the R-1 Zoning District, and to permit an accessory use, motor vehicle fuel sales, not to be located at or above the second-story level; Or in the alternative

A variance from sections 27-602 and 27-1202 "Use Regulations" to permit a retail store with motor vehicle fuel sales in the RC-2 and R-1 Zoning Districts.

2) A variance from section 27-1205.1.F "Development Regulations for Retail Commercial Uses" to permit a permanent landscaped planting area or less than 15' in depth adjacent to an office use.

The public is invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to comment. The application and plans are available for review at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Rd., Hatboro, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION: These Wawa meetings will be held in the Council Room at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Rd., Hatboro.

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.  

Lukens Clock Restoration Committee Donations

The Lukens Clock Restoration Committee is now accepting donations toward a matching grant to Restore and Preserve the Lukens Clock in the tower of The Loller Academy.  Donations will be accepted at Borough Hall (The Loller Building), Union Library of Hatborough, and the Millbrook Society P.O. Box 506, Hatboro, PA 19040.  Checks should be made out to the Millbrook Society Clock Fund.

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