Author: Michelle Carroll

Wheels on Windsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 6, 2020

NARBERTH BOROUGH  

“Wheels on Windsor” Pilot Coming to Narberth Pilot will feature temporary protected bikeway along Windsor Avenue  

(Narberth, PA) —  Narberth Borough is partnering with Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and Narberth Cycling Club to bring a 10-day protected bikeway pilot to Narberth. It will demonstrate features of “complete streets” design (i.e. streets that accommodate all users and improve mobility).   

Starting November 20th, Narberth residents and visitors will experience and observe temporary roadway improvements along Windsor Avenue, spanning two blocks from Forrest Avenue to Grayling Avenue.   

The pilot will include installation of a two-way protected bikeway along the north curb of Windsor Avenue, temporary removal of the left-turn lane at Narberth Avenue, and enhanced signage and pavement markings to alert drivers to yield to people walking and biking at intersections.   

The demonstration will provide an opportunity to: 
(1) test ideas with minimal cost and minimal use of Borough resources  (2) collect data related to travel speeds, vehicle counts, and bicycle counts (3) gather community feedback   

The pilot is the first step toward implementation of Narberth’s Comprehensive Plan bicycle network goals, and builds on the success of the annual NarbEarth Day protected bikeway demonstration.   

The outcomes of the pilot will help guide priorities and areas of focus for future pilots throughout Narberth. The pilot will also aid in future planning of permanent roadway improvements to reduce speeding, increase comfort, and enhance safety for all who live, work, and play in Narberth.  

All are invited to experience the Wheels on Windsor pilot and complete the user survey starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 20, and available until 8 a.m. on Monday, November 30.    For more information regarding Wheels on Windsor and full project background, visit the project page (www.narberthpa.gov/bike-lanes) on Narberth Borough’s website or email info@narberthpa.gov

Proposed Ordinances

An ordinance is an amendment, deletion, and/or an addition to the body of laws that are in effect in the Borough of Narberth. Borough Council approves ordinances by majority vote and they are enacted with the approving signature of the Mayor. The Mayor has the option to veto any ordinance at which time a super-majority (5 out of 7) members of Council would have to vote to approve the ordinance for it to be enacted at the next meeting.

The record of adopted ordinances incrementally changes the overall body of laws in effect in Narberth. Codification is the process where the ordinances are indexed and inserted into the body of laws – in their right place with appropriate additions and deletions.

Proposed Ordinances can be found at https://www.narberthpa.gov/proposed-ordinances/

Council President’s Forum – October 27th at 7pm

A President’s Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm by Council President Aaron Muderick to discuss the property at 201 Sabine Avenue.

The meeting will be led by the RES consultant team. They will share important information about the history, current condition, use of the property and reasons why the Borough is soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of 201 Sabine Avenue.

This forum is open to all who would like to participate and provide input.

To join the meeting directly from your computer, click on this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85008845705?pwd=bGhVUzBEYjJ5SW12WXlMVHB1TmFFZz09

You can also join the meeting by phone by calling 929-205-6099 .You will be prompted to enter the  Meeting ID (850 0884 5705) and then the Passcode (113586) .

October 5th Planning Commission Announcement

The October 5th meeting of the Narberth Planning Commission will now be held at 6 P.M.

The meeting agenda can be found at https://www.narberthpa.gov/information/meeting-materials/boards-commissions-meetings/.

To join the Planning Commission meeting, please click the link below.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87088999758?pwd=V3ZaenVOVWVaVzBjRE5ybzduQ0tQZz09

Meeting ID: 870 8899 9758
Passcode: 198341

Please direct any inquires to:
NarberthPlanningCommission@gmail.com

Capital Plan and Budget Presentation

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM

To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86879912883?pwd=RExuWlJSd3NRZVdiUmVpREtmYWJEdz09

The Borough of Narberth invites you to attend a virtual presentation with Borough Manager, Sean Metrick. Sean will summarize the recommendations from staff and provide a report of what we have completed and what we are working on from the previous plan, and include a limited number of items to consider for the next funding cycle.

We hope you can enjoy being an audience member but the presentation will also be recorded and posted on the website for anyone to view. Please note that there will be several opportunities to ask questions

Narberth Planning Commission – April Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT
April Rescheduled Meeting Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:00 PM

The April meeting of the Narberth Planning Commission will be rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

Because of public gathering restrictions, the meeting will be held virtually over an Internet-based meeting platform. The meeting will be webcast on the Narberth Civic Association Youtube channel, at the following link, and will also be archived there:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAOlAVP1DNQo3RJGHo8fXLA

Public questions and comment will be accepted by email, at:
NarberthPlanningCommission@gmail.com

The agenda for the meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date. However, there will be no development applications on the agenda. Rather, we expect the meeting will focus on a continuation of the discussion of the downtown district that began at the Commission’s March meeting.
As of now, the Planning Commission’s regular meeting Monday, May 4, will be held as planned. Information about how the public can attend/access the meeting, and about the agenda for the meeting, will be posted as soon as it is available.

Please direct any inquires to:
NarberthPlanningCommission@gmail.com

Todd Bressi, Chair
Narberth Planning Commission

Narberth Planning Commission – April Meeting Postponed

The April meeting of the Narberth Planning Commission will be postponed until a date later in April. Because of public gathering restrictions, the meeting will be held virtually over an Internet-based meeting platform. An announcement about the date and time of the meeting, and about how the public can access the meeting via the Internet, will be posted as soon as that information is available.

Todd Bressi, Chair
Narberth Planning Commission

COVID-19 Links to Information

Due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation in Montgomery County, the Department of Public Safety and Montgomery County Communications Office will begin to ramp up public messaging. The Borough of Narberth will be including these messages on the Facebook page, the Borough Website, and in the weekly newsletter.

Link to March 14 guidance from PA Department of Health (Link)

Link to guidance from Montgomery County https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19

Link to guidance from PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Link to guidance form the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html