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 The Hatboro Police Department
Police Station Building Dedication and Open House - Saturday, September 23
The Borough of Hatboro and the Hatboro Police Department are pleased to announce the public dedication of the newly renovated police headquarters will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The building dedication ceremony will occur at 9:00 AM and will include the unveiling of a memorial honoring the memory of former Hatboro Chief of Police Warren Kramer, who died in the line of duty in 1935.
Following the ceremony, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Police Department will hold an open house for the public to tour the modern police facility and meet the officers from the department.
Please come out and join us on September 23! We look forward to seeing you!
Back to School Safety Tips
The students of the Hatboro Horsham School District returned to school on September 5th. The Hatboro Police Department would like to offer a few safety tips to help children and parents remain safe traveling to and from school:
Be aware of increased congestion around schools as people drop children off and pick them up.
If you drive children to school, properly restrain ass children age 12 and under in the rear seat of all vehicles, and especially in cars with passenger-side air bags.
If you have a child who is walking to school or the bus stop, help them choose the safest walking route. When selecting this route, choose the one with the fewest streets to cross and use streets with low traffic volume and controlled intersections.
Make sure to review pedestrian safety rules with your children. This is especially important for children waiting at bus stops and make sure to dress them in light colored clothing for maximum visibility.
Obey reduced speed limits posted in school zones and always STOP for school buses that are loading and unloading students.
Watch for children riding bicycles to and from school and be alert for children waiting at bus stops.
ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
The Following Intersections are controlled by official crossing guards:
Meadowbrook Avenue @ Rail Road Crossing
Jacksonville Road @ Meadowbrook Avenue
York Road @ Lehman Avenue
W. Lehman Avenue @ S. Chester Avenue
Horsham Road @ Academy Road
Hatboro has several "One Way School Zones" in the area of Crooked Billet and Pennypack Elementary Schools:
Meadowbrook Ave: From Windsor Ave. to Bonair Ave.
Bonair Ave: From Meadowbrook Ave. to Summit Ave.
N. Penn St.: From Summit Ave. to Meadowbrook Ave.
Lancaster Ave.: From Summit Ave. to Meadowbrook Ave.
Windsor Ave.: From Summit Ave. to Meadowbrook Ave.
S. Chester Ave.: From W. Lehman Ave. to Spring Ave.
In an effort to allow busses easier access to the Crooked Billet Elementary School, parking is prohibited on the south side of Meadowbrook Ave. between Windsor Ave. and Jacksonville Rd.
All of the above restrictions are in effect between 8 AM & 9 AM and 3 PM & 4 PM on SCHOOL DAYS ONLY.
Please note that the Police Department will be strictly enforcing all of the above restrictions and that violations of any of the above restrictions will result in citation.
WHAT'S NEW IN HATBORO?
|Hatboro's Newest Police Officer|
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Hatboro Police Department welcomed its newest recruit to the force, Patrol Officer Conner Dilks. Officer Dilks took the oath of office before Borough Council, Mayor Hawks, Borough Staff, fellow officers, and residents in attendance. Welcome to Hatboro, Officer Dilks!
|In Memoriam of Former Councilwoman Dorothy Newsome|
It is with deep regret that the Borough of Hatboro announces the passing of former Councilwoman Dorothy Newsome. Throughout her lifetime, Dorothy devoted herself to her community, becoming the first woman to be elected to Borough Council in 1964 as well as being the first woman to be elected President of the Montgomery County Borough’s Association. Dorothy also served as a committeewoman for both the Borough of Hatboro and the state of Pennsylvania. The Borough of Hatboro cannot thank Dorothy enough for her dedication an years of service to our community.
PECO Tree Trimming Information
PECO To Be Performing Tree Trimming In The Hatboro Area From August To October
PECO will be trimming trees and removing vegetation from aerial power lines in Hatboro and other municipalities from August to October. This tree trimming work will improve electric service residents across Montgomery and Bucks Counties. All removal of vegetation will be performed by PECO's highly trained vegetation management crews.
For more information, please call PECO directly at 1-800-494-4000 or visit www.peco.com and click on the Trees and Powerlines link found under the Safety and Community tab on the home page.
Keep The Borough Beautiful
|Business Owners, Help Us Keep The Borough Beautiful|
With all of the upcoming summer events on York Road, it would be nice to have every business looking great! The Car Show, National Night Out, and Cruise Night are just a few examples of opportunities for you to display your business to the public! Below are a few tips to help with presentation:
Borough of Hatboro MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan
MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan for the Borough of Hatboro
Copies of the NPDES Stormwater Discharges from MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan and the MS4 Pollutant Reduction Map for the Borough of Hatboro are available for review at Borough Hall for public comment.
A digital copy of the Pollutant Reduction Plan can be viewed here
A copy of the MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan can be downloaded under the Stormwater Page here
BIKE MONTCO INITIATIVE
Montgomery County Planning Commission's New Bike Montco Program
Montgomery County is creating a bicycle mobility plan, Bike Montco, a program designed to enhance bike and pedestrian mobility in Montgomery County. This plan will be developed using a Transportation and Community Development Initiative grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and will include design improvements and key policies for bicycle safety. Bike Montco will focus on the development of safe bicycle routes to parks and trails, bicycle mobility in towns, biking to transit, and biking near colleges and high schools. By doing so, Bike Montco will provide more transportation choices, improve health amongst residents, and create better community connections to make Montgomery County more appealing for younger generations and improve the environment.
You can help the development of Bike Montco by taking a survey and voicing your opinions about biking in Montgomery County at www.montcopa.org/BikeMontco. Participants who complete the survey before September 15 will be eligible for a chance to win a gift certificate at one of eight local bicycle shops in Montgomery County.
For more information, visit www.montcopa.org/BikeMontco or call Montgomery County at 610-278-3722
Lyme Disease Awareness
Lyme Disease Awareness
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has identified an increase in tick bite-related emergency department visits in nearly all regions of the state.
Lyme Disease is caused by a bite of an infected black legged tick after being attached to the host for 24-36 hours. After this period, bacteria is transferred from the tick, causing a red rash to appear anytime from 3 days post-bite to several weeks post-bite. Lyme Disease can cause bull's eye rash, fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle and joint pain that may disappear within 10 days. If left untreated, Lyme Disease can affect the nervous system, joints, and heart.
To protect oneself from Lyme Disease, it is recommended that light colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes are worn. After being outside, always check your body for ticks, focusing on armpits, groins, scalps, and backs. Showering can also help remove any ticks that are not yet attached to the host.
For more information, please call Montgomery County at 610-278-5117 or visit www.montcopa.org/lyme
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS
Now Accepting Applications For Seasonal Laborer Position
DATE OF OPENING: To Be Determined
HOURS OF WORK: Between 32 and 40 hours per week
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Borough of Hatboro Public Works Department is now accepting applications for a Seasonal Laborer position. A Seasonal Laborer at Public Works generally collects trash or recyclables on a daily basis and may also be required to cut grass, complete general landscaping tasks, minor building maintenance, and park facilities maintenance.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:A Seasonal Laborer must be at least 18 years old. All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN: A Seasonal Laborer generally works as a part of a crew of Laborers to complete tasks. A Seasonal Laborer is under the supervision of a senior employee or the Public Works Foreman.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Trash Collection, Grass Cutting, Vehicle Washing, Public Works Building Cleaning, and Any Other Assignment Given By The Superintendent or Foreman
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME TO:
Borough of Hatboro
Attention: Superintendent of Public Works
414 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
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 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM
BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
Borough Council will be meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Planning Commission does not have anything on its agenda for the month of September and therefore will not be meeting.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Keith Valley Middle School, 227 Meetinghouse Rd., Horsham, PA 19044
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 facto 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 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.