Borough Council adopted a preliminary 2024 operating budget at their meeting on November 16, 2023. The preliminary budget and presentation are available below. The document is also available to the public at 100 Conway Ave, Narberth PA 19072 between the hours of 8am and 4pm.
Borough Council will meet on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 7:30pm to consider final approval of the proposed 2024 operating budget.
If you have any questions, please contact Interim Borough Manager, Matt West, at email@example.com.
Dear Narberth residents:
The Borough’s current contract with Republic Services, which handles our trash, recycling, and brush pickups, expires at the end of this year. The Borough recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for trash and recycling services and received one qualified bid, while the previous RFP for trash and recycling services resulted in four bidders. The one bid received by J. P. Mascaro & Sons, has resulted in the cost for services being twice as the current contract. The Borough’s current annual solid waste fee of $400 for a single-family house would double under this new contract, with the fees for apartments and commercial properties also doubling.
The Borough does not have the equipment to handle trash collection and we have been unsuccessful in identifying alternative solutions. The significant increase in costs is not unique to Narberth, with many surrounding municipalities experiencing similar, or greater increases over the past couple of years. The Borough was hoping to avoid this situation, but ultimately, trash and recycling needs to be picked up next year, and no other options exist.
A representative from J.P. Mascaro & Sons will be at the Borough Council meeting on Thursday, November 16 to discuss the contract and the reasons for the higher costs.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Narberth Borough Council will hold a Special Meeting at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 7:30PM. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 2024 Annual Budget.
Agenda available at:
Please be advised the November 10, 2023 Public Health and Safety Committee meeting has been cancelled.
The next Public Health and Safety Committee meeting is scheduled for December 8, 2023 at 9:00am
The Environmental Advisory Council 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.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Narberth Borough Council will hold a Special Meeting at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, located at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 8:00PM. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the appointment of Matthew West as a consultant to the Borough and any other matters that may come before Council. There will be an executive session following the meeting to discuss personnel matters.
Timing: Council may choose to vote to formally advertise these changes at its November 2 Workshop Meeting. If that occurs, Council could vote to adopt these changes at its November 15 Business Meeting or at a subsequent meeting. The effective date of these changes is still to be determined but it will not be before January 1, 2024.
Who Does This Affect: These changes apply to blocks that already have 2-hour parking restrictions. No new 2-hour parking restricted areas are being added. If your block doesn’t have 2-hour parking restrictions, or if it has parking meters, these changes do not affect you.
Highlights of Changes for Blocks with Existing 2-hour Parking Restrictions
- Creation of Neighborhoods: Central, North and South. A residential permit will allow you to park your car anywhere in your Neighborhood; currently, you can only park on your block. Click here to see a map with the neighborhood boundaries.
- Standardized enforcement periods:
- Central – 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday (see Note below for exceptions)
- North – 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday
- South – 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday
- New administration system: Residents with current parking stickers will need to reapply for a residential parking permit as the stickers are being swapped out for a license plate-based administration system.
- Updated residential permit fees; annual fees will be:
- $10 for the first permit
- $20 for the second permit
- $50 for the third permit
- $100 for the fourth permit
- Updated guest pass provisions
- Residents will still be able to obtain a daily or weekly pass on behalf of their guests, but they will no longer be able to obtain a monthly pass; there is no charge for these passes; there is no limit on the number of passes per household.
- Residents can obtain one physical hangtag per household; the fee is $75 for one year.
Note: The enforcement period for the following streets in the Central Neighborhood will also include 8am to 8pm on Saturdays: Dudley Avenue, Forrest Avenue, Iona Avenue (300 block only), Woodbine Avenue (from Iona to Montgomery Avenue).
Want to Know More or Have Comments?
For more details on these changes as well as a description of the process for residents to request the removal or addition of 2-hour restricted parking to their block, click here.
For the draft ordinance and resolution presented to Council at its October 5th Workshop meeting, click here:10_5_2023 Draft Ordinance for Meeting Packet.docx, 10_5_2023 Draft Resolution for Meeting Packet.docx. Other than filling in the highlighted sections in the documents and changing the enforcement period for the Central Neighborhood, no other substantive changes are expected to be made.
Please send your feedback to the chair of the Ad Hoc Parking Committee, Barbara Fortner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sealed bids will be received at the Narberth Borough Office, (hereinafter “Municipality”), Address: 100 Conway Avenue Narberth PA, 19072 until 2:00 P.M., prevailing time, Thursday, November 2, 2023, for the COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION, AND DISPOSAL OF MUNICIPAL REFUSE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS FOR MUNICIPALITY.
Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 pm, prevailing time, Thursday, November 2, 2023, in the Borough Council Meeting Room. The award of the bid, if awarded, will be made as soon thereafter as practical by action of Borough Council but in no event later than ninety (90) days from November 2, 2023.
Please click the link below to view the bid documents. Questions may be sent to Alan Guzzardo, Assistant Borough Manager at email@example.com. A bid surety in the form of a certified check or bid bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid is required. The Bidder must submit bids on the forms provided with the bid documents. The Municipality reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all bids when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the Municipality.
The Borough has posted the following position vacancies:
Full Time Records Clerk/Office Assistant – The Borough of Narberth, Montgomery County, PA., invites you to apply for the position of full-time (40 hours) Records Clerk/Office Assistant. The position’s salary is $24.90-$27.45/hour depending on qualifications with a very competitive leave and benefits package. Click here for a copy of the full job description. Minimum acceptable education, training & experience: Completion of post-secondary education with an associate or bachelor’s degree in or related to business, public administration, or another related field is preferred. Experience managing public records, preparing public communications, and responding to right-to-know requests, a plus. Candidates under final consideration for employment with the Borough must provide proof of vaccination for Covid-19 unless otherwise provided under local, state, or federal law and undergo a pre-employment background/reference check and drug screening. Please submit a cover letter resume, and job application to firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person or by mail to Narberth Borough, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072. Applications will be accepted through October 27th at 4pm. The Borough of Narberth is an equal employment opportunity employer. Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
Part Time Parking Controller – The Borough of Narberth, Montgomery County, PA., is looking for interested applicants for the position of Part-Time Parking Controller. Click here to view the job description for further details. The pay is $25 per hour, with an expected schedule of 12pm-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and every other Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Voluntary opportunities for additional hours will be available. Please submit a cover letter resume, and job application to email@example.com or in-person or by mail to Narberth Borough, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072. Applications will be accepted through October 27th at 4pm. The Borough of Narberth is an equal employment opportunity employer. Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
The Borough of Narberth is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Borough is adamantly opposed to and will not tolerate any discrimination based on race, gender, color, disability, ancestry, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual preference, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. All personnel actions and decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer or termination will be predicated solely on job performance. All employees are expected to honor this policy in their interaction with other employees and citizens. Employees are expected to take an active role in keeping harassment and discrimination out of the workplace by bringing issues to the attention of their supervisors in a timely manner and working to eradicate this behavior.