Author: Missy Morales

Narberth Borough Council to Consider Earned Income Tax to Provide Permanent Property Tax Exemption and Dedicated Infrastructure Funding

The goal of this proposal is to make taxes more equitable for most of residents of Narberth (with the hope being that the proposed property tax relief would eliminate or reduce any EIT burden), create consistent revenue growth for the Borough in the future more aligned with inflation (as properties are only assessed when there’s major construction or demolition, while income hopefully goes up each year), and to generate new revenue for infrastructure investment by collecting EIT that residents are already paying to other jurisdictions and to collect EIT from non-residents that work in Narberth but reside in a community without an EIT.

Borough Manager Tax Memo

2022 EIT Scenarios PowerPoint

EIT Flowchart

September 15, 2022 Council Business Meeting Video – (with EIT discussion timestamp)

Fall Meet & Greet with Borough Council & Fire Department, Oct. 7th

Each season Council extends an invitation for neighbors to share thoughts and ideas outside of public meetings. Please join us in learning more about what is happening in our community firsthand with your elected officials. This season we welcome the Narberth Fire Company for an outdoor lesson on fire pit safety as we approach the cooler weather. 

Event will take place outside Borough Hall, 100 Conway Ave., Narberth, PA 19072, Friday, October 7th, at 7pm-8pm.

For the Facebook event page, visit https://fb.me/e/2bPRhXeUn

National Preparedness Month

Montgomery County wants you to be ready this National Preparedness Month! Sign up for the Ready, Set, Check! card. ready.pa.gov/NPM#PreparedInPA

September is National Preparedness Month! Learn about emergency preparedness & get your Ready, Set, Check Preparedness Card! Here’s how to participate:

✅Learn about #PreparedInPA & sign up for the Ready, Set, Check! card. ready.pa.gov/NPM

✅ Start checking those blocks & post with the hashtag #PreparedInPA

National Preparedness Month is important because it gives us an entire month to focus on being prepared. The theme this year is “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a legacy for you and your family.”Sign up for the Ready, Set, Check! card and complete each step. ready.pa.gov/NPM#PreparedInPA

What can you do to be ready for emergencies? Be Informed! Be Involved! Be Prepared!It’s easy! Start by signing up for the Ready, Set, Check! card. ready.pa.gov/NPM#PreparedInPA

The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters by signing up for the Ready, Set, Check! card. ready.pa.gov/NPM#PreparedInPA

September is National Preparedness Month & (Your county here) County will be sharing emergency preparedness info all month long! Learn about emergency preparedness & get your Ready, Set, Check Preparedness Card! Here’s how to participate:

✅ Learn about #PreparedInPA & sign up for the Ready, Set, Check! card. ready.pa.gov/NPM

✅ Start checking those blocks & post with the hashtag #PreparedInPA

Printable Ready Set Check Card

Shade Tree Commission – Vacancy

Narberth Borough has one seat available for the Shade Tree Commission. If you are a resident of
the Borough and are interested for the volunteer position, please submit a volunteer application form to appointments@narberthpa.gov prior to the Thursday, September 8, 2022, deadline.

Shade Tree Committee – 1 appointment
Length of term = 5 years
The five-member committee develops programming and budget
recommendations for the long-term preservation and enhancement of Narberth’s
tree canopy.

Volunteer Application Form

Desired experience and qualities –

1. Experience in horticulture, landscape architecture or landscape design, ecology, arboriculture and similar professions are preferred, but not necessary. A love of trees and this community are most important.  Tree-related knowledge or expertise is very helpful, but we can provide basic training through Tree Tenders/other sources. 

2.  Aside from tree-related expertise, we could also use someone who is interested or has experience in managing volunteers, managing data/GIS abilities, communications/graphics expertise, writing abilities and community engagement. Basically, when we do our tree plantings, we need to do a TON of coordination and just plain talking to residents and volunteers. You don’t need to be a tree expert to do that stuff. 

3. This may sound silly, but it really helps to have members who know a lot of people in the community. That’s how we get trees planted, through relationships. 

Expectations – 

1. Meetings – we typically meet 11 times per year, usually skipping one summer month. We expect members to attend at least 9 meetings.

2. Tree planting days – we plant trees twice a year, the weekend before Thanksgiving and a spring weekend around earth day (dates set by PHS).  We prefer members be able to participate in both plantings, but honestly, most of us have missed a planting day here or there.

3. Other work as assigned – coordination and communication w/ Borough staff, residents, and volunteers (especially in weeks leading up to planting days). Creating content for the website, borough blast, instagram, etc. Additional meetings w/ borough staff, residents, etc on an as needed basis.

4. General availability- we expect members to read and respond to emails, texts, phone calls a few times a week/ as necessary. 

5. Training – we expect all STC members to complete PHS’ Tree Tender training within their first year and become a certified tree tender.  We didn’t include any training $ in our budget, but PHS doesn’t cost a whole lot, so the Borough should be able to cover it. 

TREES FOR YARDS AND STREETS!

The Narberth Shade Tree Commission is getting ready for our Fall volunteer planting day. If you live in the borough and want to plant a tree along the street, or anywhere on your property, please fill out the form here: https://tinyurl.com/STC-Fall-22-TreeOrder

You can choose from the following list of species:

  • Apple Serviceberry
  • Allegheny Serviceberry
  • American Hornbeam
  • Green Hawthorn
  • Yellowwood
  • Honeylocust
  • Carolina Silverbell
  • Black Locust
  • Sugar Maple
  • Hackberry
  • Kentucky Coffeetree
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Chinkapin Oak
  • American Linden

Orders are due in early September! 

After the incredible popularity of our past plantings, we’re limiting orders to 50 trees, so sign up soon!

Contact Shade Tree CommissionShade Tree Commission

Skate Narb – Waiver for 8/26 Skatepark Contest

This Friday at 1:00 the skatepark will be closed for SKATENARB event with food, drinks, competitions. FREE to anyone, but PLEASE DON’T FORGET to print out the waiver and bring it with you. It needs to be signed by adult. No one participates without a signed waiver.

Waivers can be found in the Borough Building lobby, accessible through the Haverford Ave entrance.

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability – Narberth Skatepark

Follow Skate Narb on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.

https://www.instagram.com/skatenarb/

https://www.facebook.com/skatenarb

Office Closed Noon Week of August 1, 2022

Please be advised the Borough Admin office will only be open for in person business from 9am to 12pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 12pm, Wednesday this week of August 1st.

Please drop off all documents in the secure lockbox located outside on the Haverford Ave entrance.

Police Department, Emergency OR Non-emergency, to be connected with a Police Officer: 911

Republic for trash, yard waste, and recycling: 610-265-6337