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.
Proposed EMS Tax
Proposed EMS Tax for Hatboro
On Monday, December 17th, Borough Council will consider an EMS Tax proposed by Second Alarmers Rescue Squad. SARS is proposing a 0.12 mills EMS Tax beginning in 2019, which would result in an average cost of $18.00 per household. All funds generated through this tax are allocated directly to Second Alarmers to help keep their operations running smoothly. Borough Council wants to make sure their decision accurately reflects the desires of Hatboro taxpayers and is looking for feedback from our residents. Are you in favor of an EMS Tax in Hatboro? Email Borough Council with your opinions before Monday, December 17th to have your voice heard.
Spotted Lanternfly Presentation
Spotted Lanternfly Presentation
The Borough of Hatboro in conjunction with the Penn State Extension are hosting a special Spotted Lanternfly presentation on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7 PM in Borough Hall, 414 South York Road, Hatboro.
This educational event will feature Susan Doblmaier, Master Gardener, who will discuss the invasive species and answer any questions or concerns that those in attendance may have.
Both residents of Hatboro and those from the surrounding municipalities are welcome to attend this educational event.
Aqua Water Main Replacement Project
Aqua Water Main Replacement Project to begin week of November 12, 2018
Beginning the week of November 12, 2018, Aqua will begin a water main replacement project on Moreboro Road (from Crooked Billet & Warren Rd.), Warren Road (between Moreboro & Continental), and Continental Road (between Horsham & Loller). Construction will take place weekdays between 7 AM and 3:30 PM. During this time, access will be provided for emergency services, mail, school buses, and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times may need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones.
All residents affected will be notified at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled shutdown and construction crews will work quickly to minimize periods without service. This project will increase reliability in the area and is expected for final completion in January of 2019.
Questions or concerns about this project can be directed to Mike Staerk at Aqua America at 215-659-2505 ext. 56005.
Preliminary 2019 Budget
Final 2019 Budget
On Monday, December 3, 2018 Borough Council approved the Final 2019 Budget.
A copy of this final budget is available for public review by clicking here.
Copies of the final 2019 budget are also available at Borough Hall during regular business hours.
Hatboro Police Department K-9 Initiative
Hatboro Police Department K-9 Initiative
The Hatboro Police Department is partnering with Elm Street Hatboro & Hatboro Federal Savings; we are seeking assistance to start our first K9 Unit. HPD is trying to raise approximately $40,000 through a “Go Fund Me” page by February 2019. The Hatboro K9 Unit is being completely funded by private donations. We are attempting to start this unit without any additional burden to the tax payers. That means we need a lot of help from a lot of generous people like you!
A Police K9 Unit joins the local community with the police department in an effort to increase officer safety, add tracking abilities to locate missing and endangered persons in a timely manner, solve crimes more effectively, and discourage criminal activity. The addition of a K9 Unit to the Hatboro Police Department broadens our capabilities of service to make Hatboro a safer community. A K9 also serves as ambassador to strengthen public relations between the community and local law enforcement.
A K9 unit will not only help the community of Hatboro but also assist Montgomery County with drug enforcement, locating missing persons, and the apprehension on wanted subjects. Thank you for your support!
Please visit the official Go Fund Me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/hatborok9
Credit Card Payments
Hatbro Is Now Accepting Credit Cards
The Borough of Hatboro now accepts credit cards as a valid payment method in addition to cash and check. Residents can pay for bulk trash permits, building/zoning permits, use and occupancy inspections, and fire marshal inspections using credit cards in Borough Hall or online.
To make an online purchase with a credit card, visit Hatboro's Municipay portal located here
To make an online purchase, you are required to have a reference number or address for the purchase. This reference number will vary based on the item being purchased. Before making an online purchase, you must call Borough Hall at 215-443-9100 to obtain a reference number and a corresponding amount to use for the purchase.
For example, if you are purchasing a Bulk Trash Permit, you must call Borough Hall, provide your address and what items you want picked up. Staff will then provide you with a permit number to use as the reference and the total dollar amount for the purchase. Once the payment is made through the online portal, you will receive a digital confirmation and staff will mail the corresponding paperwork to your address.
Please note, all credit card payments are subject to a $3.00 or 2.65% (whichever is greater) service fee. This convenience fee is charged by Municipay to process the transaction and will be added automatically to your total purcahse.
All purchases made with a credit card will appear as "Municipay" on your statement.
The Borough of Hatboro will not accept any credit card payments over the phone and all persons wishing to make a credit card payment in person must present a valid form of identification at the time of purchase.
York Road Paving Information
Important York Road Paving Information
PennDOT and Highway Materials Inc. notified the Borough that the York Road Paving Project originally scheduled for November 2018 has been postponed. PennDOT and Highway Materials will return to complete the paving project at the beginning of Spring 2019.
Please stay tuned for more information as the project nears. Should you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
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.
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 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, December 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
The Planning Commission does not have anything on its agenda for the month of December and therefore will not be meeting.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Borough Hall to hear the following application:
1. Artifact Brewing, 2 S. York Rd., Hatboro, PA in request of variance from sections 17-101, 27-1302, 27-1303, for use variances to permit the use of a microbrewery and the sale of food in the HB District. The applicant is also requesting a variance from Section 27-2314, requiring application to be sent to the Planning Commission and from section 27-2003, variance from parking requirements as microbrewery is not listed as a use in the Zoning Code. The public is invited to attend. Plans are available at Borough Hall, 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). All meetings, unless otherwise stated, take place in Borough Hall. For questions concerning the approval process for minutes please contact Borough Hall.