Author: Michelle Carroll

The November 16th Zoning Hearing Board meeting has been CANCELED

The November 16th Zoning Hearing Board Meeting has been CANCELED.

The next meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board is scheduled to take place on December 21, 2022, at 7pm.


Narberth Borough Zoning Hearing Board shall meet at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA. Meeting details are available at www.narberthpa.gov. If you require assistance in attending a meeting, please contact the Borough Office at least 24 hours in advance at (610) 664-2840.

For meeting materials information please click here.

The November 14th HARB Meeting has been Canceled

The November 14th Historical Architectural Review Board Meeting has been CANCELED.

The next meeting of the Historical Architectural Review Board is scheduled to take place on December 12, 2022, at 7pm.


Narberth Borough Historical Architectural Review Board shall meet at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA. Meeting details are available at www.narberthpa.gov. If you require assistance in attending a meeting, please contact the Borough Office at least 24 hours in advance at (610) 664-2840.

For meeting materials information please click here.

CANCELED – October Zoning Hearing Board

The October 15th Zoning Hearing Board meeting has been CANCELED.

The next meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board is scheduled to take place on November 16, 2022, at 7pm.


Narberth Borough Zoning Hearing Board shall meet at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA. Meeting details are available at www.narberthpa.gov. If you require assistance in attending a meeting, please contact the Borough Office at least 24 hours in advance at (610) 664-2840.

For meeting materials information please click here.

Narberth Borough Police Advisory Committee—Call for Applicants

Narberth Borough Police Advisory Committee—Call for Applicants

July 19, 2022

In May 2022, Narberth Borough Council established a citizens’ advisory committee to review, research, analyze, discuss and make recommendations to the Council’s Public Health and Safety Committee on public safety and policing practices, services, and policies within the Borough of Narberth. The Borough now seeks applicants for this new committee. Deadline for submissions is August 10, 2022.

Membership:

The Narberth Borough Police Advisory Committee shall consist of five (5) members who shall be appointed by Narberth Borough Council. Members of the Committee shall serve staggered terms of three years, except that the terms of the initial members shall be for one year, two years, three years, four years, and five years. Annually thereafter, Borough Council shall appoint members to the Committee for a term of three years. The Chairperson of the Committee shall promptly notify Borough Council of any vacancies on the Committee, and such vacancy shall be filled by Borough Council for the unexpired term.

The membership of the Police Advisory Committee shall include at least one of each of the following while such organizations are in existence: a Narberth Business Association member, a member of the Anti-Racism Coalition of Narberth, and a member who has obtained CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) certification from the International CPTED Association, or is willing to obtain such certification, to an extent deemed acceptable to Borough Council.

The members of the Police Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation, but they may be reimbursed for expenses necessary to carry out the objectives of the Committee when those expenses are deemed necessary and appropriate and have been approved by Borough Council.

Purposes and Duties:

The purpose of the Police Advisory Committee is to assist Borough Council in serving the community by helping to improve the relationship between the Narberth Police Department and the community. The Committee is strictly advisory in nature and has no decision-making authority. Rather, the Police Advisory Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the Borough Public Health and Safety Committee regarding issues concerning public safety and police services within the Borough of Narberth. The Borough Public Health and Safety Committee may utilize the Police Advisory Committee to:

A. Enhance police-community relations;

B. Facilitate community perspective and recommendations concerning police procedures, programs, training, use of technology and the effectiveness of police services;

C. Promote public awareness of the Borough’s police services and programs including business and residential community safety, crime prevention and general police activities;

D. Serve as a liaison between the Police Department and the Narberth Borough citizens;

E. Review significant community issues and make recommendations regarding potential resolutions, programs, policies, and standards;

F. Assist in community outreach efforts regarding police department policies and programs

G. Encourage individuals and community groups to assist the Police Department in the implementation of police programs and services;

H. Assist with the budget process through review, program evaluation, and priority recommendation;

I. Determine whether there are historical, institutional or systemic policies, practices, training materials or procedures that can lead to the disparate (unequal) treatment of persons of color or have a disparate impact on communities of color;

J. Review and make recommendations on consultants and training materials that could be used for police officers regarding the history of race relations in the United States that also would address the potential for unconscious bias or stereotypes in policing; and

K. Review and make recommendations concerning other matters as may be referred to the Committee, from time to time, by the Chief of Police, Borough Manager, Mayor, Borough Public Health and Safety Committee, and Borough Council.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to Samantha Bryant, Borough Manager at sbryant@narberthpa.gov, deadline for submissions is August 10, 2022.

CANCELED – Planning Commission Special Meeting

The June 1st Narberth Planning Commission Special Meeting has been CANCELED.

The next meeting of the Narberth Planning Commission is scheduled to take place on June 6, 2022, at 7pm.
Narberth Borough Planning Commission shall meet at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA. Meeting details are available at www.narberthpa.gov. If you require assistance in attending a meeting, please contact the Borough Office at least 24 hours in advance at (610) 664-2840.

For meeting materials information please click here.

Summer Internship Opportunity

Under the direction of the Borough Manager and Assistant to the Manager, the Intern is responsible for a variety of administrative and communication functions in compliance with State and local codes, and ensures that these services and programs are provided efficiently and effectively.

Working as an intern at Narberth Borough will expose you to career opportunities in local government while developing and strengthening professional skills in a work environment that will enrich your academic experience. The intern will leave the internship with a better understanding of how local governments operate and will have an active participation in making the community better.

This position is part-time (20 hours a week, $20 per hour).

Full Job Description 

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@narberthpa.gov

CANCELED – May 9th HARB Meeting

The May 9th Historical Architectural Review Board Meeting has been CANCELED.

The next meeting of the Historical Architectural Review Board is scheduled to take place on June 13, 2022, at 7pm.
Narberth Borough Historical Architectural Review Board shall meet at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA. Meeting details are available at www.narberthpa.gov. If you require assistance in attending a meeting, please contact the Borough Office at least 24 hours in advance at (610) 664-2840.

For meeting materials information please click here.

Planning Commission – June and August Meetings

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Narberth Planning Commission’s meeting on August 1, 2022, will be canceled.

The Narberth Planning Commission will hold a Special Meeting at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 7:30PM. Meeting details are available at www.narberthpa.gov. If you require assistance in attending a meeting, please contact the Borough Office at least 24 hours in advance at (610) 664-2840.

Sustainable Practices in Public Works

The public works department of Narberth has been exploring ways to reduce our emissions and fuel usage.  With the support of borough council, borough management and the Narberth EAC, we have been able to begin ordering battery powered landscape equipment.  Public works has committed to replacing all gas-powered landscape equipment to battery powered, from our zero-turn mower for the field, down to a 16” chainsaw for light tree trimming and storm cleanup.  Public works was also able to order an electric John Deere utility vehicle for field work.  This unit will replace our current diesel gator.  Given the size of our parks and landscape maintenance work, we can make this switch without compromising the quality of the parks and borough owned property.  Our hope is that folks will see that if electric landscape equipment can work for a public works department, then it can work for the average homeowner.  These machines are much quieter and require almost zero maintenance.

Switching to electric equipment is only the beginning.  Public works is in the process of evaluating our plant material purchased each year to reduce our water usage as well.  While Narberth will still have select impact planting beds with flowers, we will be incorporating perennials over the next few seasons to cut back on the amount of annuals purchased which ultimately leads to less watering each morning during the summer months.  Appropriate plant choices will reduce the number of maintenance occurrences as well.  Perennials often require trimming once a year.  This will reduce the number of times a truck must go to maintain landscaped areas and flowerpots.  It’s important to note that this change will not have an impact on the beauty of downtown Narberth. 

While there is currently no option available for electric service trucks, public works is working to create tighter scheduling to avoid excessive trips to complete tasks.  We can generate a list of work orders in a confined area and handle them all at once.  With altering our scheduling, we can reduce our fuel consumption and idle time.

Jeff Eldon, Public Works Manager