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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.

The April 21st Finance and Administration Committee has been CANCELLED

CANCELLED: Finance and Administration Committee

The April 21st Finance and Administration Committee Meeting has been CANCELED.


The next meeting of the Finance and Administration Committee is scheduled to take place on May 19th at 6pm.


Narberth Borough Finance and Administration Committee 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 31st annual NarbEarth Day – April 30, 2022

The 31st annual NarbEarth Day, a fun environmental fair for children and adults, will be held on Saturday, April 30, from noon to 4 p.m. in Narberth Park next to the Narberth Community Library brought to you by the Narberth Civic Association.

This free family event features exhibits and activities promoting environmental responsibility and sustainability, along with food and artisan goods from local vendors. Check out highlights of the 2013 edition at https://www.youtube.be/0-og5kG1DWE

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Appointment Opportunities

Narberth Borough has two open vacancies, one for the Narberth Industrial Development Authority and another for the Police Pension Fund Trustees. If you are a resident of the Borough and are interested in any one of the following volunteer positions, please prepare a letter of interest and qualifications, indicating your desire to serve and any applicable experience you have. Please note, appointees will finish off the current terms, see below for additional information.

The deadline for the applications is May 16th and it will be on the following Council agenda for consideration. 

Please email your information to appointments@narberthpa.gov prior to the deadline. Council will make appointments at a subsequent business meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Carroll at mcarroll@narberthpa.gov or 610.664.2840 Ext 102.

  • Narberth Industrial Development Authority –2 appointments
    • Length of term = 2 & 4 years (finish off current term ending 2024 & 2026, complete term is 5 years)
    • The members of the Narberth Industrial Development Authority are charged with approving the use of the its tax-exempt bonding authority for projects that enhance employment, the economy and the general wealth of the Borough of Narberth and the greater metropolitan area of which it is a part.  We analyze requests for tax-exempt financing to make sure that the use of the funds benefits this broad public interest. The NIDA also considers and approves/disapproves of the use of the fees, which are paid to the NIDA in connection with the bond issuance. The Borough Council refers projects to the NIDA to be paid for with these fees.
  • Police Pension Fund Trustees- 1 appointment
    • Length of term = 1 year (finish off current term ending 2023, complete term is 3 years)
    • The three trustees may, with the approval of Council, appoint such persons or corporate fiduciaries as they deem necessary to manage, administer, maintain and invest the Police Pension Fund. The trust shall be managed and administered under an appropriate deed of trust to be prepared by the Borough Solicitor and approved by the Borough Council.

Narberth Run – Road Closure Info


The 27th Annual Narberth CF Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 8:00a.m.

All avenues, roads and streets throughout Narberth will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 7:30a.m. If you have to leave the Borough on Saturday morning, then please do so before 7:30a.m. Slowly approach police officers and volunteers posted at barricades along Montgomery Avenue in your vehicle and let them know that you are leaving, so that they can let you out onto Montgomery Avenue. Again, however, please do this before 7:30a.m.

The Borough will re-open no later than 9:30a.m., but Haverford Avenue between Conway Avenue and N. Wynnewood Avenue will remain closed until 11:00a.m.

On behalf of Mayor Andrea Deutsch and the Take-A-Breather Foundation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody in advance for their cooperation.

Good luck to all of the runners and walkers.

Thank you for supporting the Narberth Police Department.

John Gallagher, Chief of Police

Narberth Borough Shade Tree Commission Needs Your Help

Hello Friends and Neighbors, 

The Shade Tree Commission needs your help to plant 46 trees throughout the Borough on Saturday, April 23rd, at 9 AM.  If you can help us throughout the morning, please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/STC-Vols-Spring-22
 
We’re requesting that you sign up as a team if you can, but we have jobs for singles too! 
 
If you have questions, you can email Rick Tralies, the STC Chairperson, at rick.narberth.stc@gmail.com
 
Thank you!

The Shade Tree Commission

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