The next Wawa Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be taking place on Thursday, May 31st at 7 PM in Borough Hall

Borough Hall And Public Works Closed

 

Borough Hall And Public Works Closed Monday, May 28th

Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

Please note, there WILL NOT be trash or recycling taking place on this day.

Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:30 AM. Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday.

Human Relations Commission

 

Members Wanted For Human Relations Commission

The Borough of Hatboro is seeking members to serve on the newly established Human Relations Commission. This commission will consist of five (5) members who will be appointed to terms of three years. To serve on this commission, you must be a Hatboro resident or a business owner in Hatboro. Information regarding the specific duties of the commission are detailed in the Human Relations Ordinance. A copy of this ordinance is available here

Interested parties should send a letter of interest to Borough Hall at the attention of Borough Manager, Diane Hegele.

Extended Hours for Pool Memberships

 

Borough Hall Extended Hours for Pool Memberships

Borough Hall will be holding extended hours for Pool Membership Purchases for residents who cannot make it to Borough Hall during regular business hours.

Borough Hall will be open from 5 PM to 8 PM on Monday, May 21st and Thursday, May 24th to sell memberships before Opening Day on May 26th.

Borough Hall will also host another Pool Membership Day on Saturday, June 9th from 10 AM to 1 PM for those who cannot make it to Borough Hall on a weekday.

Have questions about pool memberships? Please call Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.

Summer Fun Festival Fireworks Information

 

Enterprise Fire Company Summer Fun Festival Fireworks Information

The annual Summer Fun Festival will be held in Miller Meadow beginning Tuesday, May 22, 2018 through May 28, 2018. A fireworks display will be held on Friday, May 25th at 9:00 PM. The fireworks rain date is Monday, May 28, 2018.

As in previous years, fireworks will be launched from the Hatboro Cemetery property. No parking will be permitted on Fulmor Avenue on the evening of the fireworks display. Fulmor Avenue will be closed to all traffic during the fireworks display.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience with this event. We wish you a wonderful and safe summer!

Animal Cruelty Case Update

 

Hatboro Police Make Arrest In Recent Animal Cruelty Case

Over the last week, the Hatboro Police Department has been working diligently on a case of animal cruelty on Byberry Road in the Borough. Hatboro Police Chief James E. Gardner formally announced the arrest of Mark Anthony Morrow in connection with a neglect and cruelty to animals case. 

The official press release for this arrest can be viewed here.

Dog License Canvas

 

Montgomery County Dog License Canvas

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be conducting a license canvas in Montgomery County on the week of May 21st. During this canvas, wardens will be going door to door to educate dog owners and check for dog licenses and rabies vaccinations.

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Paper copies of dog license applications are available in Borough Hall. Residents can also obtain a dog license online at https://www.montcopa.org/1790/Dog-Licenses

Proposed Parking Overlay Ordinance

 

Proposed Parking Overlay Ordinance

Borough Council has been reviewing a proposed parking overlay ordinance. This parking overlay ordinance is designed to provide parking relief for businesses such as restaurants and retail along the York Road business district. Residents are encouraged to review the ordinance and provide feedback.

A copy of the proposed parking overlay ordinance is available in Borough Hall and a digital copy is available here.

Upcoming Wawa Zoning Hearing Board Meeting

 

May Wawa Zoning Hearing Board Meetings

The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting to hear the application submitted by Wawa on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7 PM and on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7 PM. Both meetings will take place in Borough Hall, 414 S. York Rd., Hatboro.

The Zoning Hearing Board will be hearing the application of Buckingham Retail Properties, LLC for the properties located at 402 & 412 S. York Road. (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 factor exclusion of retail stores with accessory motor vehicle 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 of 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.

Proposed Human Relations Ordinance

 

Human Relations Ordinance

Borough Council approved the Human Relations Ordinance for the Borough of Hatboro during their May 21, 2018 Council Meeting.

A copy of the approve Ordinance can be downloaded here

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.

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.

A Message From The Hatboro Police Department

   

National Drug Take Back Day to take place on Saturday, April 28

The Hatboro Police Department will again be participating in the nationwide drug take back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10AM until 2PM.  Persons may come to our police station at 120 E. Montgomery Avenue, Hatboro,  between those hours and drop off any unused, expired or unwanted medications. The medications will be properly and safely disposed of following the event.  The department will have officers at the event with free crime prevention materials and child fingerprint ID kits.  For details on the drug take back program, and additional drop-off sites, please visit:  www.montcopa.org/da and www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/.  As a reminder our police headquarters is open 24/7 and is equipped with a secure drop box where persons may come in at any time to safely dispose of unused, expired or unwanted medications”.

 

Examination For Police Officer Montgomery County Consortium of Communities and Warminster

The Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, and Warminster, on behalf of their respective Civil Service Commissions or Municipalities, will be conducting a written examination for Police Officer on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Montgomery County Community College, Parkhouse Hall, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

Montgomery County Community College is not affiliated with the event and the College should not be contacted regarding the test.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Beginning March 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM, a single unified application will be available online at www.montcopolicetest.com. This application can be used to apply to one, or more, of the Departments you are eligible for. Unified applications must be completed online at www.montcopolicetest.com

You will not be permitted to take the exam until you complete the application online and pay the $30 fee by using the PayPal account linked to the application.

  • NO paper applications will be accepted
  • NO checks or money orders will be accepted
  • Applicants who do not have computer access can go to any public library or one of the participating agencies to complete the application online.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM

 

TESTING INFORMATION

  • All applicants shall report for registration at 8:00 AM on the day of the test. No one will be admitted after 8:30 AM.
  • All applicants must bring photo ID and two number 2 pencils.
  • No food or drink, cell phones, backpacks, hats, weapons, or purses, other than those to carry personal hygiene items, will be permitted into the testing facility.

**Equal Opportunity Employer - Women and Minority Applicants Encourages to Apply**

 

Hatboro 2040

 

Hatboro 2040 Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released its 2017 annual report which highlights the various projects and programs the MCPC has been working on in the last year.

This year's annual report includes numerous photos taken during the beginning stages of the Hatboro 2040 Comprehensive Plan development.

You can see all of the Commission's work with the Hatboro 2040 Plan and various projects in the county by viewing the 2017 annual report here.

A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH HALL

 

  Residents' Association Hatboro Mugs

Borough Hall is currently sold out of Hatboro Mugs. Stay tuned for information regarding mug availability.

Proceeds from these mugs 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. 

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

SPRING 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