Welcome To The Borough Of Hatboro
Welcome to the Borough of Hatboro's new website!
Our Borough is online to provide you with 24 hour access to information you need. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. As always, residents and visitors are welcome to call or visit Borough Hall at anytime during working hours.
Borough Hall is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Please note Borough Hall is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Flag Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day.
SEPTA Moreland Avenue Improvements
SEPTA Moreland Avenue Railroad Crossing Improvement Work
SEPTA will be repaving the Moreland Avenue railroad crossing beginning at 9 AM on Monday, September 17th. The paving work is scheduled to last until 8 PM on Friday, September 21st.
As a result of the paving work, Moreland Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic at the railroad crossing from September 17th through the 21st. SEPTA has placed detour signs in the area to help direct motorists.
Please note, inclement weather may impact the work schedule. Residents will be notified of any changes should they occur.
Kat Hall Wiffle Ball Event
|Kat Hall Wiffle Ball Event|
Borough Council participated in this year's Kat Hall Memorial Wiffle Ball Classic. Each year, the charity event raises money for a local family in need. For 2018, the event raised money to help the Palm family purchase a wheelchair accessible van.
Pictured from left to right: President Bollendorf, Vice President Dave Stockton, Marianne Shaeffer, Councilman Dave Rich, and Mayor Guenst.
Borough Hall Staff was joined by Chief Gardner and received a little help from Hatboro Police Officers Valleley and Simon during the event.
Pictured from left to right: Officer Valleley, Danielle Pettinato, Borough Manager Diane Hegele, Chief Gardner, Deena DeRenzis, Cindy Bollendorf, Andrew Harbaugh, and CJ Young.
Hatboro Public Works participated in the Kat Hall Wiffle Ball event and won the most games out of Field 6.
Pictured from left to right: Rich Harrison, Matt Lynch, Dave Pletscher, Superintendent Brent Sine, Greg Puceta, and Ernest Brown.
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
Downtown Development Director Wanted
Now Hiring: Downtown Development Director
The Downtown Development Director coordinates activities within the business district of Hatboro with the primary goal of bringing positive economic development to the downtown district. As success breeds success, the Borough of Hatboro business community reaps significant benefit from the Program. The Director reports to the Borough Manager and is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street Program. The Downtown Development Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordination of all local program activities. The Director represents the program in coordination with Borough, County, and State development initiatives.
the field of downtown and commercial district management.
Manage, maintain, and monitor all administrative aspects of the Main Street Program, including but not limited to:
- Planning and executing special events.
- Serving as a resource for entrepreneurship and small business development.
- Assisting with the preparation and creation of a BID – Business Improvement District for Hatboro.
- Managing other programs as requested by Borough Manager or Borough Council.
- Manage and execute grant programs at the State and Federal level, will assist Borough Manager with grant writing as needed.
- Assist with planning and development of new programs and initiatives that further the mission of the Borough of Hatboro Main Street program.
- Assist Main Street Hatboro in fundraising activities.
- Record keeping and report submission to Pennsylvania Downtown Center.
- Attend ongoing Main Street training through the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.
- Any other Main Street related tasks as per the Borough Manager.
- Develop, in conjunction with the Borough Council and Main Street Hatboro, strategies for downtown economic development utilizing the community’s human and economic resources. Assist in creating and implementing an annual action plan for downtown revitalization focused on key areas: design, preservation, promotion, organization/management, economic restructuring/development, and environment/clean, safe, green. Communicate the annual action plan to each.
- Program Awareness: Develop public awareness activities that promote local Main Street businesses and foster a greater understanding of the Program’s goals and objectives. Design and implement a plan that keeps the Program visible in the community.
- Coordination of Common Needs: Encourage the Main Street business community to undertake joint activities such as promotional events, advertising, uniform store hours, special events, business recruitment, parking management, etc. Provide information on downtown management to provide a cooperative climate between downtown interests and local public officials.
- Connection between Organizations: Act as a liaison between Hatboro’s business and civic organizations, Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce, and other stakeholders regarding Program activities and goals. Assist in the coordination of joint promotional events, such as seasonal festivals or cooperative retail promotional events that improve the quality and success of activities that attract people to downtown. Work closely with local media to ensure maximum event coverage. Encourage design excellence in all aspects of promotion to advance an image of quality for the program and the downtown.
- County, State, National Organizations: Help build strong and productive relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local, county, state, and national levels. Speak effectively on the Program’s direction and findings, always mindful of the need to improve state and national economic development policies as they relate to smaller communities.
- Documentation of Program Activity: Utilizing the Main Street program format, develop and maintain a system to track the process and progress of Hatboro’s Main Street Program. This system should include economic monitoring, individual building files, thorough photographic documentation of all physical changes and information on job creation and business retention.
- Communication with Borough Manager, Borough Council and Main Street Board of Directors, attend monthly meetings with Main Street, assure that goals are being met.
- Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Community and Economic Development, Business Administration, or related fields. Master’s degree or professional experience a plus.
- Candidate should be energetic, self-motivated, and organized with excellent oral and written communication skills
- Desired computer skills include proficiency in MS Office applications, as well as working knowledge of basic graphic design programs and online communication tools, such as e-newsletter programs and social media platforms
- The ideal candidate will possess a commitment to non-profit community revitalization. Additional knowledge and skills including leadership, interpersonal, administrative, communication, and grant writing, as well as a broad understanding of public policy and business development
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The on-site work location is Hatboro Borough Hall, 414 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA 19040. The off-site work will be in the community, predominately within the business district and may require walking or standing for extended periods of time. There may be occasional out-of-town or overnight travel for training. Some evening and weekend hours required for special events or Borough meetings. The employee must have a valid driver license and must be able to successfully pass a thorough background check.
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
Know Your Medicare Options Class
Know Your Medicare Options Class
Del Val Senior Advisors are hosting a free Know Your Medicare Options Class on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 6:30 -8:00 PM in Borough Hall, 414 S. York Rd. Hatboro.
This free seminar will cover how Medicare works and what it covers, how "Part D" prescription cars work and how to pick the right one for you, the differences between Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans, and more!
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.
PennDOT will begin the York Road Milling and Paving Project at the beginning of October. PennDOT will be beginning the project in the South end of town (Newington Drive) and proceed north toward County Line Road. We do not currently have a specific start date, but will continue to update residents as the project approaches.
PennDOT has assured the Borough that any jackhammering and/or extremely loud work will be performed during the daytime hours to avoid disturbing residents. During the overnight hours, there will be noise caused by the vibration of the milling and paving machines; however, this noise is not expected to be much of a disturbance to residents.
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
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
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, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
The Planning Commission will be meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board does not have anything on its agenda for the month of September 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.