Author: Michelle Carroll

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

Narberthpa.gov Website Changes

Narberth Borough will be making changes to the official website within the next few months. These changes will include additional webpages for Boards and Commissions, Volunteer Opportunities, SEPTA Information, and sustainability progress.

One of the first changes we made was relocated public meeting documents (Borough Council, Council Committees, Boards and Commissions) under the Government tab. You will see an example of this below:

Please feel free to contact Narberth Borough at 610-664-2840 if you have any questions.

Legal Notice – Proposed Ordinances

NOTICE IS GIVEN that on March 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Ave. Narberth, PA 19072, Narberth Borough Council will consider at the public meeting: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE NARBERTH BOROUGH ZONING CODE, CHAPTER 500, TO PROVIDE FOR A NEW USE OF “ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS”; TO PEMIT THE USE OF A SECOND ACCESSORY DWELLING ON A LOT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ASSOCIATED USE, SITE PLANNING, BUILDING REQUIREMENTS, AND NEW DEFINITIONS FOR SUCH UNITS; and AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF NARBERTH REPEALING AND REPLACING CHAPTER 446, STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, TO PROVIDE FOR REVISED REQUIREMENTS FOR SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL; PROHIBITIONS ON CERTAIN ENCROACHMENTS AND OBSTRUCTIONS; DUTIES TO REPAIR AND RECONSTRUCT DEFECTIVE SIDEWALKS AND CURBS; RIGHT-OF-WAY OCCUPANCY PERMITS, EXCAVATIONS, AND USE; OUTDOOR DINING; ACCESS AND OCCUPANCY OF HIGHWAYS BY DRIVEWAYS AND LOCAL ROADS; AND RELATED DEFINITIONS, APPEAL PROCEDURES, VIOLATIONS, AND PENALTIES. The proposed ordinances were provided to the Main Line Times, 307 Destine Ave. Lansdale, PA 19446 and the Montgomery County Law Library, One Montgomery Plaza – 10th Floor, 425 Swede St. Norristown, PA 19401 for public inspection. Copies of the ordinances are available to the public electronically on the Borough’s website or upon request, and arrangements can be made for copies to be viewed or provided at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Ave., weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation to participate or to provide comment, please contact Michelle Carroll at (610) 664-2840.

SAMANTHA BRYANT, BOROUGH MANAGER


Proposed Ordinances can be viewed at https://www.narberthpa.gov/information/meeting-materials/council-committee-meetings/proposed-ordinances/.

Winter 2022 Newsletter

THE BOROUGH MAILS A BI-ANNUAL NEWSLETTER TO ALL RESIDENTS.

Catch up with Council, learn about Narberth history and sustainability efforts in the community, hear from Narberth Borough Departments, and more!

Narberth Borough shares critical information and changes with you in the printed newsletter, the weekly emailed newsletter, the Borough website, and Facebook page.

Other ways to get informed:

  • Check in often at our monthly Borough Council meeting to get all the current Borough news that’s fit for the agenda.
  • Check out the latest printed newsletter online.
  • Be sure to use our subscribe form so we can send you weekly updates directly to your email inbox!
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

The December 14th Shade Tree Commission Meeting has been CANCELED.

The December 14th Shade Tree Commission Meeting has been CANCELED.


The next meeting of the Shade Tree Commission is scheduled to take place on January 4th at 7:00pm.


Narberth Borough Shade Tree 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.