Help plan the future of Hatboro! Take the Hatboro 2040 survey and attend the 2040 Workshop to have your voice heard!

Hatboro 2040 Workshop

 

Hatboro 2040 Workshop

WHEN: Monday, January 29, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

LOCATION: Pennypack Elementary School, 130 Spring Avenue, Hatboro

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.

This community workshop will be an opportunity for you to provide your thoughts and opinions on the most important areas of the plans. Your input shapes the vision for Hatboro's future. Please come and share your thoughts and ideas.

February Zoning Hearing Board Meeting

 

February Wawa Zoning Hearing Board Meeting Information

The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7 PM. Please note, this meeting will be taking place in Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road, 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.

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 Road, Hatboro, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS

 

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.

 

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees can be placed on the curb for collection on either of your regular trash collection days. Trees should be placed on the curb next to trash and will be collected in a separate vehicle along with yard waste.

Should you have questions regarding Christmas tree collection or refuse collection, please call Borough Hall.

Proposed 2018 Borough Operating Budget

 

Preliminary 2018 Operating Budget

The preliminary 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

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HATBORO?

 

Welcome New Members of Borough Council
On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Borough's newest elected officials took the oath of office at the 2018 Reorganization meeting. Council President George Bollendorf, Vice President David Stockton, Councilwoman Elle Anzinger, Councilwoman Nicole Benjamin, and Mayor Nancy Guenst joined Councilmen Hegele, Forgeng, and Rich on Council. All of our councilpersons, new and old are looking forward to serving our community in 2018 and in years to come!
 
Meet Hatboro's Newest Police Officer

On Monday, December 18, the Hatboro Police Department welcomed its newest recruit, Patrol Officer Michael Thompson. Officer Thompson took the oath of office before family, Borough Council, and fellow officers in attendance. Welcome to Hatboro, Officer Thompson!  

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 are 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

WINTER 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.

JANUARY MEETINGS

 

REORGANIZATION MEETING

Borough Council will be holding a reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

BOROUGH COMMITTEE MEETING

Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, Janaury 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM

BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING

Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM

PLANNING COMMISSION

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

ZONING HEARING BOARD

The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 PM. PLEASE NOTE:This meeting will be held in the Council Room at Borough Hall, 414 S. York Rd., Hatboro.

The board will continue 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 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 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 Road, Hatboro, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

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.

Be Prepared in an Emergency

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AMH Operation Reassurance Program

MONTCO 2040

The public is invited to attend one of our four meetings to provide feedback about the draft Montco 2040 plan - Montgomery County's new comprehensive plan. This important plan sets a future vision for the county and contains goals, a future land use plan, and proposed transportation projects. The plan focuses on three major themes: Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy

TO GET INVOLVED OR FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT www.montcopa.org/2040CompPlan

2014 Budget

 

 

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