Important Pennypack Bridge Information
In preparation of the Pennypack Bridge delivery on Thursday, October 18th, construction crews will be delivering two large trailers to the work site tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16. Because of inclement weather and muddy conditions, these trailers will be temporarily parked on the street until the morning of October 18th. One trailer will be parked on S. Chester Ave. (between Lehman & Spring) and the second trailer will be parked on Spring Ave. next to the soccer fields. While these trailers are long, they are no wider than the average car and will not affect the flow of traffic in the area.
Residents on Lehman, Spring Ave., and S. Chester Ave. are reminded to remove their vehicles from the street prior to 7 AM on Thursday, October 18th. Additionally, anyone traveling on these aforementioned streets during the bridge delivery on the morning of October 18th may experience delays and temporary road closures while the delivery is taking place.
Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
Important Pennypack Bridge Information for Residents on Lehman, Spring, and S. Chester
Over the last two months, construction crews have been actively working on the Pennypack School Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Project. At its completion, this project will result in a new Pennypack pedestrian footbridge connecting Horsham Rd. with Pennypack Elementary School.
On the morning of October 18, 2018, construction crews will be delivering the new footbridge to Pennypack School. Due to the size of the bridge and installation equipment, the bridge must be delivered to the worksite via Lehman Avenue. This will require the bridge to be driven down the entire length of Lehman Avenue and proceed down Spring Avenue to the Pennypack School facility.
As a result, No Parking zones will be in effect on Lehman Avenue, Spring Avenue, and S. Chester Avenue (between Pennypack School and W. Lehman Avenue) beginning at 7 AM on Thursday, October 18th. Please ensure all vehicles are removed from the aforementioned streets prior to the 7 AM No Parking stipulation to allow the bridge delivery to take place safely and efficiently. While there are no road closures scheduled to take place, residents can expect temporary roadblocks while the delivery is taking place.
Please note, Public Works will still be collecting trash and recycling on this day. Residents may wish to place trash and recycling on the curb the night prior to collection as Public Works may be collecting refuse on these streets earlier than usual due to the scheduled bridge delivery.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
CDBG Curb Ramp Project
IMPORTANT CDBG CURB RAMP PROJECT INFORMATION
Beginning Monday, October 8, 2018, NJS concrete will begin this year's CDBG Curb Ramp project. Funding for this project has been provided by the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program which aids the Borough in constructing ADA curb ramps, curb and sidewalk approaches across Hatboro.
During the length of this project, curb ramps will be installed at the following locations:
Abbotts Lane & W. Moreland Ave.
Drexel Rd. & Park Ave.
E. Lehman Ave. & Drexel Rd.
Lehman Ave. & Park Ave.
Orchard Ave. & Fairview Ave.
Orchard Ave & Franklin Ave.
Orchard Ave. & W. Moreland Ave.
Orchard Ave. & Williams Lane
Rorer Ave. & Drexel Rd.
Contractors will begin curb ramp installation at Abbotts Lane & W. Moreland Ave. on October 8th and proceed to the remaining locations through the duration of the work.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
Voting District Information
Attention North 2 (Crooked Billet) Voting District
Montgomery County Voter Services has announced your new polling place. Voting for North 2 Voters will take place at Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 North York Rd., Hatboro. The church is located near the intersection of York Road and Montgomery Avenue.
If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the following:
For directions or location information, call Borough Hall: 215-443-9100
For questions about voting and voting information, call Montgomery County Voter Services: 610-278-3280
November 14, 2018 Zoning Hearing Board Meeting
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Borough Hall to hear the following applications:
ZONING NOTICE - Artifact Brewing:
The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Hatboro will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hatboro Borough Municipal Building, located at 414 South York Road, Hatboro, PA, to hear the following application: Artifact Brewing, 2 South York Road, 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 at Borough Hall, Monday through Friday during business hours.
ZONING NOTICE - RAV Collision:
The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Hatboro will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hatboro Borough Municipal Building, located at 414 South York Road, Hatboro, PA, to hear the following application: 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 Automobile 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 at Borough Hall, Monday through Friday during business hours.
Budget Workshop Announcement
Budget Workshop Information
Borough Council will be holding a Budget Workshop on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6 PM in Borough Hall, 414 S. York Rd, Hatboro. The puupose of this workshop is to discuss the 2019 Operating Budget for the Borough of Hatboro. The public is invited to attend.
PA One-Stop Shop Resources
PA One-Stop Shop Business Resources
The State of Pennsylvania has created a Business One-Stop Shop web page to provide resources, tips, and information to local businesses or those looking to start their own small business. This website is a great tool for Hatboro businesses wanting to expand, improve efficiency, and even those just beginning their operations.
The PA One-Stop Shop business website can be accessed here
Hatboro 2040 Comp Plan Update
Hatboro 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update
The Steering Committee for the Comprehensive Plan and Parks Plan has been meeting regularly to discuss many issues related to Hatboro's future. The Steering Committee collected a lot of input in which is being carefully considered as the new comprehensive and parks plans are being created. A full summary of the 477 survey responses and input gathered at the public workshop is available for download here:
Hatboro Comp Plan Public Input Update
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:
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.
York Road Paving Information
Important York Road Paving Information
On Monday, July 9, 2018 Borough Council approved a waiver from the Borough's noise ordinance to allow PennDOT to mill and pave York Road during the overnight hours. Working overnight will allow PennDOT to complete the paving project quicker and pose less of an inconvenience to residents and motorists during the project duration.
Highway Materials and PennDOT have notified the borough that the York Road Milling and Paving Project is set to begin on the week of October 22, 2018.
PennDOT has not yet notified the Borough which side of York Road they will begin the Milling and Paving work. As soon as this information is available, we will immediately notify residents and motorists.
Please stay tuned for more information as the project nears. Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
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.
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:
The Borough’s past planning efforts include:
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
CONNECT WITH THE BOROUGH 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.
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
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.
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
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.
Are you interested in serving your community? The Borough is always looking for volunteers to serve on its various Boards and Commissions.
BOROUGH COMMITTEE MEETING
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
The Planning Commission does not have anything on its agenda for the month of October and therefore will not be meeting.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board does not have anything on its agenda for the month of October and therefore will not be meeting.
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.