Author: Michelle Carroll

Sabine Avenue Tree Pruning Update

Public Works has scheduled necessary tree pruning and removal work along the North side of Sabine Avenue for Thursday, October 18, 2018. The parking spaces in the MELC lot facing Sabine Avenue will be closed for the day Thursday 10/18/18. Sabine Avenue and the driveway into the parking lot will remain open for the day. The tree scheduled for removal at the corner of the parking lot will take place just prior to 8am, again Sabine Avenue and the driveway to the MELC parking lot will remain open.

Tree pruning will continue through mid afternoon Thursday in the closed portion of the parking lot and in portions of Sabine Park. All work is scheduled to be completed Thursday October 18. A raindate of Tuesday 10/23 is set and I will let everyone know if this becomes necessary.
Public Works will provide support staff to assist with traffic.

I thank everyone for their patience as we complete this necessary work. Please contact me if there are any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Ed Harman
Director Public Works
Borough of Narberth
100 Conway Avenue
Narberth PA 19072
eharman@narberthpa.gov

Message from the Chief of Police

I am honored to be the Chief of Police for this great Borough and I am proud to lead such professional police officers as we serve all those who live, work and play in Narberth. Even though my tenure here has been brief, I quickly learned from my officers that one of the biggest challenges which we have to deal with in this department routinely is getting residents and visitors to call for police assistance, when necessary.

Please dial 9-1-1 to report crimes in progress, emergencies, illegal activity, suspicious activity, sexual assaults, domestic violence, drug use/transactions, auto accidents, disturbances, fights or any other matter for which police assistance would be needed. Narberth police officers are well-trained law enforcement professionals who possess the skill sets and have access to law enforcement resources to provide the help that is needed.

All calls for police service must go through the 911 Center at Montgomery County Communications. County call takers will prioritize the call for dispatch, as needed, and send a police officer to that location via emergency or non-emergency response.

Remember, our mission is “to protect and serve” you. Again, please dial 9-1-1 and we will be there for you. Thank you for supporting the Narberth Police Department.

John Gallagher
Chief of Police
Narberth Police Department

Message from the Chief of Police

Recently, incidents of auto theft and theft from auto have been reported to the Narberth Police Department.  Please take the following precautions:

Preventing Auto Theft

  • Lock all doors when vehicle is unattended
  • Roll up all vehicle windows leaving no gaps
  • Do not store vehicle keys in vehicle
  • Park in well-lit areas during nighttime hours
  • Install/use anti-theft devices, e.g. audible alarm system, engine disabling system, steering wheel lock, after-market tracking (LoJack)

Preventing Theft From Auto

  • Lock all doors when vehicle is unattended
  • Roll up all vehicle windows leaving no gaps
  • Park in well-lit areas during nighttime hours
  • Do not leave valuable items, e.g. laptops, cell phones, etc., visible in vehicle interior
  • Do not leave cash or change visible in console cups/compartments
  • Install an audible alarm system

Dial 9-1-1 immediately to report crimes in progress or suspicious activity.  Remember, it is our responsibility as a community to target harden our vehicles to prevent property crime.  Please feel free to share this information with family members, friends and neighbors.

John Gallagher
Chief of Police
Narberth Police Department

Message from the Chief of Police

Parking violations are a problem in many boroughs and townships throughout the Commonwealth. Narberth is no different.  Even though it does seem to be a minor issue to some, it is one that impacts the quality of life in our community and, most importantly, is an illegal practice that can create unsafe conditions for pedestrians and other motorists.

The Parking Controller is a member of the Narberth Police Department and, as such, works closely with our police officers to make sure that parking compliance is strictly enforced.  Please know that all who live, work and play in Narberth are expected to park legally throughout our Borough.

If you have any unpaid parking tickets, remit payment promptly to avoid incurring additional penalties.  Parking fines can be paid to the Borough Office Manager, Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. until 4:00p.m. at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072.

On behalf of the Honorable Mayor Andrea Deutsch and all Council members, I want to thank you for parking legally in the Borough of Narberth.

Thank You,

John Gallagher
Chief of Police
Narberth Police Department

Message from the Chief of Police

All streets and roadways in the Borough have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour, including Montgomery, Haverford and North Wynnewood avenues.  Class is back in session for the 2018-2019 school year and pedestrians have the right of way.  In the interest of protecting all those who live, work and play in Narberth, especially our children, students and senior citizens, we are all responsible for driving safely throughout our community.

There will be zero-tolerance for speeding, careless driving, disregarding a traffic signal, failing to stop for a school bus when signaled, going through a stop sign without coming to a complete stop or any other violation.  The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code will be strictly enforced by Narberth police officers.

Please drive with extreme caution throughout the Borough of Narberth, because your safety and that of others depends on it.

Thank You,

John Gallagher
Chief of Police
Narberth Police Department

Important Announcement from Public Works

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PUBLIC WORKS
  • WHERE: Haverford Avenue between Narberth and Essex
  • WHAT: NO PARKING
  • WHEN: October 2nd (Rain date: October 3rd) between 6:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
  • WHY: Tree Pruning and Preventative Maintenance

* Narberth businesses, roadways, and sidewalks will remain OPEN during the tree work.

Please contact Ed Harman with any questions at eharman@narberthpa.gov.

Narberth’s Environmental Advisory Council – Members Needed!

Narberth’s Borough Council is appointing three members to the new Narberth Environmental Advisory Council. Appointed members will serve for a term of three years, or until a successor is appointed, and will advise local government agencies on matters dealing with protection, conservation, management, proportion and use of natural resources including air, land and water resources, located within its territorial limits. For more information about the Narberth Environmental Advisory Council, please click here.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your name, address, a brief summary about who you are and why you are interested in serving on this Committee to appointments@narberthpa.gov by Friday, September 14, 2018.