Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Please note, there will not be trash and recycling collection on these days.

A Message From The Hatboro Police Department

 

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

Hatboro, PA - Hatboro Police Chief James E. Gardner today announced that the Hatboro Police will participate in day and night seat belt enforcement activities as part of the national Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Mobilization from November 19 through December 2.

The Hatboro Police Department will partner with 250 other law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort 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.

 

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 2017 statewide data, 378 people killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt. This program is made possible through funding provided by PennDOT. Remember, please drive safely and always “Buckle Up”!

 

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Chief Gardner, 215-675-2832

Borough Hall And Public Works Closed

 

 

Borough Hall and Public Works Closed For Thanksgiving

Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.

Please note, there will not be trash or recycling collection on these days. Trash and Recycling collection will resume on your next regularly scheduled collection day.

Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday!

Loller Rd. and Summit Avenue Paving Project

 

Loller Road and Summit Avenue Paving Project

From Wednesday November 14th through Friday, November 16th, Bray Brother Inc. will be paving Loller Road (from Continental Rd. to Crooked Billet Rd.) and Summit Avenue (from Windsor Ave. to York Rd.) as a part of the Borough of Hatboro's 2018 Road Program.

As a result, there will be temporary traffic limitations and no parking restrictions affecting Summit Avenue and Loller Road beginning at 7 AM each morning from November 14th through November 16th.

Please note, trash and recycling collection will still occur on your regularly scheduled collection days. All refuse should be placed on the curb the night before your regular collection date, as Public Works will be arriving before 7 AM to collect it.

For the duration of the work, there will be limited access to Loller Road and Summit Avenue for residents and emergency vehicles only. Residents living on the aforementioned streets may want to relocate their vehicles to avoid the possibility of being inconvenienced by the project.

In addition, all basketball nets and parked vehicles must be removed from the street prior to the morning of November 14, 2018.

Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.

Please note, this work is subject to change should inclement weather occur. Any changed in the project schedule due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances will immediately be posted to the Borough's website and Facebook pages.

Aqua Water Main Replacement Project

 

Aqua Water Main Replacement Project to begin week of November 12, 2018

Beginning the week of November 12, 2018, Aqua will begin a water main replacement project on Moreboro Road (from Crooked Billet & Warren Rd.), Warren Road (between Moreboro & Continental), and Continental Road (between Horsham & Loller). Construction will take place weekdays between 7 AM and 3:30 PM. During this time, access will be provided for emergency services, mail, school buses, and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times may need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones.

All residents affected will be notified at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled shutdown and construction crews will work quickly to minimize periods without service. This project will increase reliability in the area and is expected for final completion in January of 2019.

Questions or concerns about this project can be directed to Mike Staerk at Aqua America at 215-659-2505 ext. 56005.

Preliminary 2019 Budget

 

2019 Preliminary Budget

On Monday, November 5, 2018 Borough Council approved the 2019 Preliminary Budget.

A copy of this preliminary budget is available for public review by clicking here.

The preliminary budget will be considered for final adoption at the December 3, 2018 Council Meeting.

Hatboro Police Department K-9 Initiative

 

Hatboro Police Department K-9 Initiative

The Hatboro Police Department is partnering with Elm Street Hatboro & Hatboro Federal Savings; we are seeking assistance to start our first K9 Unit.  HPD is trying to raise approximately $40,000 through a “Go Fund Me” page by February 2019.  The Hatboro K9 Unit is being completely funded by private donations.  We are attempting to start this unit without any additional burden to the tax payers.  That means we need a lot of help from a lot of generous people like you!

A Police K9 Unit joins the local community with the police department in an effort to increase officer safety, add tracking abilities to locate missing and endangered persons in a timely manner, solve crimes more effectively, and discourage criminal activity.  The addition of a K9 Unit to the Hatboro Police Department broadens our capabilities of service to make Hatboro a safer community.  A K9 also serves as ambassador to strengthen public relations between the community and local law enforcement.

A K9 unit will not only help the community of Hatboro but also assist Montgomery County with drug enforcement, locating missing persons, and the apprehension on wanted subjects. Thank you for your support!

Please visit the official Go Fund Me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/hatborok9

Credit Card Payments

 

Hatbro Is Now Accepting Credit Cards

The Borough of Hatboro now accepts credit cards as a valid payment method in addition to cash and check. Residents can pay for bulk trash permits, building/zoning permits, use and occupancy inspections, and fire marshal inspections using credit cards in Borough Hall or online.

To make an online purchase with a credit card, visit Hatboro's Municipay portal located here

To make an online purchase, you are required to have a reference number or address for the purchase. This reference number will vary based on the item being purchased. Before making an online purchase, you must call Borough Hall at 215-443-9100 to obtain a reference number and a corresponding amount to use for the purchase.

For example, if you are purchasing a Bulk Trash Permit, you must call Borough Hall, provide your address and what items you want picked up. Staff will then provide you with a permit number to use as the reference and the total dollar amount for the purchase. Once the payment is made through the online portal, you will receive a digital confirmation and staff will mail the corresponding paperwork to your address.

Please note, all credit card payments are subject to a $3.00 or 2.65% (whichever is greater) service fee. This convenience fee is charged by Municipay to process the transaction and will be added automatically to your total purcahse. 

All purchases made with a credit card will appear as "Municipay" on your statement.

The Borough of Hatboro will not accept any credit card payments over the phone and all persons wishing to make a credit card payment in person must present a valid form of identification at the time of purchase.

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York Road Paving Information

 

Important York Road Paving Information

PennDOT and Highway Materials Inc. notified the Borough that the York Road Paving Project originally scheduled for November 2018 has been postponed. PennDOT and Highway Materials will return to complete the paving project at the beginning of Spring 2019.

Please stay tuned for more information as the project nears. Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.

Master Trail Plan Volunteers

 

Volunteers Wanted to Help Create Master Trail Plan

Would you like to help develop plans for trails and walking paths in Hatboro? The Borough of Hatboro is seeking 3 volunteers to serve on a special steering committee to help create a master trail plan between the Borough and Upper Moreland Township. These volunteers will serve alongside volunteers from Upper Moreland Township to create the master trail plan in accordance with the DVRPC TCDI Grant co-awarded to both municipalities. Volunteers will be required to attend 5-7 steering committee meetings and at least two public meetings, all of which will be held in the evenings. Interested parties should send a letter of interest to Assistant Secretary Deena DeRenzis at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road, Hatboro or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before October 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100

A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS

  

Public Works Is Now Hiring Seasonal Laborers

Public Works is now seeking Seasonal Laborers. Hours of work for this position will range between 32 and 40 hours per week. Seasonal laborers can expect to work through mid-January of 2019.

A seasonal laborer at Public Works generally collects trash or recyclables on a daily basis. A seasonal laborer may also be required to cut grass, complete general landscaping tasks, minor building maintenance, and park facilities maintenance.

A seasonal laborer must be at least 18 years old and all applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

A seasonal laborer generally works as a part of a crew of laborers to complete tasks and is under the supervision of a senior employee or the Public Works Foreman.

Duties and responsibilities include trash collection, grass cutting, vehicle washing, Public Works building cleaning, and any other assignments given by the Superintendent or Foreman.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume to:

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

 

 

Want to Report A Pothole?

For potholes on the following state roads, contact PennDOT:

York Road

Byberry Road

County Line Road

Jacksonville Road (from Montgomery Ave. to County Line Rd.)

Montgomery Ave. (from York Rd. to Jacksonville Rd.)

Warminster Rd. (from Byberry Rd. to Mill Rd.)

To report a pothole on any of the above state roads, call PennDOT at 1-800-FIX-ROAD or visit https://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/web.nsf/contactUsCCC?OpenForm

For all other roads in Hatboro Borough, call Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.

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. Stay tuned for more information on public workshops and other opportunities to share your ideas regarding the future of Hatboro!

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

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

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 Assistant Secretary Deena DeRenzis at Borough Hall or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOVEMBER MEETINGS

 

BOROUGH COMMITTEE MEETING

Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING

Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, November 19, 2018 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 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Borough Hall to hear the following applications:

1. Artifact Brewing, 2 S. York Rd., Hatboro, PA in request of a special exception for a use regulation, Section 27-1302, to permit the small scale production of beer and the operation of a taproom for serving beer. The public is invited to attend. Plans are available in Borough Hall, Monday through Friday during business hours.

2. RAV Collision, 318 Springdale Ave., Hatboro, PA in request of a determination that the proposed Automotive and Allied Sales and Services use is a continuation of the existing non-conforming Automotive & Allied Sales and Services use, in reference to Chapter 27-2101, Section 1 of the Borough Code, or in the alternative, a variance to permit an Automobile and Allied Sales and Service use on the Property where an Automotible and Allied Sales and Service use is not permitted within the O-Office District, in reference to Chapter 27-1002, Section 1. The public is invited to attend. Plans are available in Borough Hall, Monday through Friday during business hours.

Note: Borough Council Minutes are approved at the following Council Meeting (normally the 4th Monday of each month). All meetings, unless otherwise stated, take place in Borough Hall. 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.