CANCELED – October Zoning Hearing Board

The October 15th Zoning Hearing Board meeting has been CANCELED.

The next meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board is scheduled to take place on November 16, 2022, at 7pm.

Narberth Borough Zoning Hearing 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.

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. 

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

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Sustainable PA Silver Certification

Narberth Borough recognized as certified sustainable Borough

(Narberth Borough, PA – 8/17/2022) Narberth Borough announced today it is among a select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. Narberth Borough is recognized at the Silver level of certification for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria which track 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community. 

The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, managed by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources, and serve vibrant communities. The certification is implemented statewide, recognizing boroughs, municipalities, cities, and home rule municipalities across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh applaud municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and sustainability performance. 

In earning the Silver certification, Narberth Borough is acknowledged for its progress in such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations. Details about Narberth Borough’s certification performance within these topics can be found on the certification program’s website:  http://www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org/users/certified_municipalities.

“Narberth Borough is proud to be recognized as a Silver Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program,” said Samantha Bryant. “The Borough has a long history of commitment to saving taxpayer dollars, using resources efficiently, and applying best practices in municipal government and community development. We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good government.”

“We are delighted to see Narberth Borough distinguished among local governments that are leading the way in applying sustainability to both their operations and management as well as within the community,” said Katie Reibsane, Director of Training and Development, Pennsylvania Municipal League. 

The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification is intended to bring recognition to municipalities that are implementing the policies and practices of sustainability to advance community and regional prosperity. It also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable Pennsylvania. “Municipalities that earn the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification have demonstrated a commitment to advancing sustainable best practices to foster thriving and vibrant communities where people long to live, work, and play. Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is at the heart of sustainability and the Certification program is a means to accelerate municipal performance,” said James T. Price, Sustainable Community Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh.

For more information, please visit www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org or contact Samantha Bryant, at sbryant@narberthpa.gov

About the Pennsylvania Municipal League

The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. The PML represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, boroughs, and home rule municipalities that all share the League’s municipal policy interests. PML provides a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy (on both the state and federal levels), publications designed to educate and inform, education and training certification programs, membership research and inquiries, consulting-based programs, group insurance trusts, and the statewide Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification. Specific to Southwestern Pennsylvania, PML is partnered with Sustainable Pittsburgh for outreach.

About Sustainable Pittsburgh

Sustainable Pittsburgh works to support decision-makers in the Pittsburgh Region to improve the integration of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality through fostering sustainable solutions for communities and businesses. Over the past 20 years, Sustainable Pittsburgh has proven adept at building coalitions for the policy and practice of sustainable development for southwestern Pennsylvania. SP educates and engages decision-makers and in turn elevates expectations for integration of the 3Es (environmental conservation, social equity, and economic prosperity) among government, businesses, nonprofits, and academia.