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.
A MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Preliminary 2017 Borough Budget
The proposed 2017 Operating Budget for the Borough of Hatboro is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday at Borough Hall.
A digital copy of the Preliminary Borough Budget is also available by clicking here
WHAT'S NEW IN HATBORO?
|56th Annual Hatboro Holiday Parade|
On Sunday, November 20, 2016, the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce held the 56th Annual Hatboro Holiday Parade on York Road. This year's parade theme was "Hats off to America", a theme designed to celebrate America and Patriotism. Hatboro residents and visitors from neighboring towns gathered together to welcome the holiday season as Borough Council, the Hatboro Police Department, Enterprise Fire Company, the Phillie Phanatic, Happy the Hatter, and numerous community organizations paraded down York Road. Spectators also helped welcome Santa Claus to Hatboro as he was escorted down Main Street Hatboro by Enterprise Fire Company. Thank you to everyone who attended this year's parade and we hope to see you next year!
A Message From The Hatboro Police Department
Parking Restrictions in the Commuter Lot at 120 E. Montgomery Avenue
Please be advised that the reconstruction of the Hatboro Police Headquarters, located at 120 E. Montgomery Avenue, Hatboro began on Monday, June 13, 2016. As a result of the construction, parking at this location will be restricted for the duration of the project. Specifically, five parking spaces, numbers 43-47, associated with the adjacent commuter lot, will be posted with “No Parking”. Persons that regularly utilize these parking spaces may find alternate commuter parking in the remainder of the Hatboro Commuter Lot located on E. Moreland Avenue, SEPTA’S Hatboro Regional Rail Station on S. Penn Street, or SEPTA’s commuter lot located in the rear of 330 S. Warminster Road (entrance and exit is adjacent to the railroad crossing on Byberry Avenue).
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
Public Works Is No Longer Collecting Pressurized Cylinders
Effective immediately, the Public Works Department will no longer collect any pressurized cylinders (barbeque, small propane, O2 tanks, helium cylinders, Freon, etc.) during regular trash, bulk trash, or recycling collection. These items are considered hazardous and are prohibited from collection by Borough Ordinance.
From this point forward, Public Works employees that find these items will remove them from the residential trash/recycle stream. The prohibited pressurized cylinders will be labeled with an orange REJECTED sticker and placed next to the emptied trash/recycling containers.
Residents who wish to dispose of these pressurized cylinders can drop off these cylinders at any of the Montgomery County Hazardous Waste events. These special events occur at various dates throughout the year and are free to Montgomery County Residents. For a list of this year’s Hazardous Waste Events, please click here.
Barbeque Tanks in need of disposal can be returned back to any propane exchange center (Blue Rhino, etc.).
Please note that under no circumstance will the Public Works Department take these items.
Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
Mulch from Recycled Yard Waste Now Available to Hatboro Residents
Have you ever wondered what happens to the leaf bags and sticks you place curbside for collection? After our Public Works employees pick them up, the bags are transported to Abington Township’s composting site where they are processed into mulch without added chemicals. In an attempt to bring your recycling efforts full circle, the Borough is making this mulch available to Hatboro residents free of charge. To make this mulch easily accessible to residents, the Public Works department has constructed a temporary bin at Memorial Park (located off of West Monument Avenue). Residents are welcome to stop by the bin at any time to take as much mulch as they need; however, residents are not permitted to load large trucks at this time. The Public Works Department will make every effort to keep an adequate supply on hand at all times. Mulch will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Borough Hall.
Important Curb Ramp Work Information
Curb Ramp Work Being Performed on South York Road and South Chester Avenue
On Monday, August 29, PennDOT began curb ramp improvement work along both South York Road and South Chester Avenue. This curb ramp work is a part of PennDOT’s Hometown Streets project which aims to improve the quality of streets throughout the Borough.
There will be no traffic restrictions resulting from the work along S. York Rd. and S. Chester Ave.; however, temporary “No Parking” restrictions will be in effect in the areas surrounding the curb ramp work.
Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
Hatboro Water Information
The water in Hatboro is handled by Aqua. Residents seeking any information on Hatboro's water are being asked to contact Aqua directly at 1-800-711-4779.
Residents may also visit Aqua's new website www.waterfacts.com for information on testing results from monitoring wells as well as answers to questions regarding Aqua's water in our region.
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.
SPECIAL BUDGET WORKSHOP
Borough Council will be holding a special 2016 Operating Budget Workshop on November 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM in Borough Hall. The public is invited to attend.
Borough Committee will be meeting on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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 does not have anything on its agenda for the month of November and therefore will not be meeting.
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.