The crew laying main on the Essex Ave job have completed their installation and gas on procedure and have moved to Forrest Ave between Haverford Ave and Woodbine Ave. They will be here for the next few weeks.
The crew Laying main on Woodbine Ave from Montgomery Ave to Essex Ave have installed and have gas on from Hampden Ave to Montgomery and all the services have complete for this stretch. The main on Woodbine between Essex and Hampden should be complete by the end of next week with a tentative gas on date for Friday 6/22. From here this crew will move to Grayling Ave from Woodbine to Price Ave.
The crews laying on Iona Ave from Lantwyn Lane to South of Montgomery have completed their installation and gas on procedure. This crew is now laying on Meetinghouse Lane between Iona Ave and Montgomery Ave as well as Williams Ave between Meetinghouse and Woodbine. Upon the completion and gas on they will move to Wayne Ave between Essex to Narberth Ave.
I may move a crew to begin laying the main on Narberth Ave late in the second week applying to this email depending on whether or not I have service crews working on Essex Ave.
Barrie Rd off of Essex Ave will have a PECO crew with ULS support cameraing the existing main on or around 6/27 in preparation for the conversion now on the schedule for 7/6.
The service crews are currently working Iona Ave and should have the services complete by the middle of next week. We will be moving the service crews to two jobs in Lower Merion after completing the services on Iona Ave from Lantwyn Lane to South of Montgomery Ave, Meetinghouse Lane , and Williams Ave. This may give us the potential to move on the main installation on Narberth Ave two weeks from now.
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Memorial Day Parade - May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day, a day set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Narberth's Memorial Day Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 356 and the Narberth War Memorial Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 28th starting at 9:30 AM at the intersection of Windsor and Conway. The main viewing area is Downtown Narberth but travels through some neighborhood streets. More info here.
Trash/Recycling Collection this week - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, trash will be moved to Tuesday, May 29. Recycling collection is moved to Friday, June 1.
NarBark Dog Parade/Narberth First Friday - June 1, 2018 6pm-8pm; Narberth has its silliest annual event on First Friday in June each year. Dog lovers from miles around dress up the family pooch in costume and parade them through the streets for fun and prizes. Local celebrity judges award prizes to owners in a variety of costume categories, from funniest to fanciest. No need to pre-register this year, and registration is free. Just arrive and sign in between 6 and 6:30pm, at the corner of Forrest Ave and Haverford Ave. The parade will start after 6:30. Stick around afterwards to enjoy First Friday. Have a bite or a cocktail with your friends and neighbors, and do a little shopping at stores staying open late. More info here.
Spring Clean-Up Week - The week of June 4, 2018, has been designated as Spring Clean Up Week in the Borough of Narberth. During this week, the Borough’s Public Works crew, along with a contracted trash hauler, will collect items that are not normally removed during weekly trash service. These materials are to be placed curbside and will be collected on the day of the week as listed below. Some items cannot be collected, and some have specific rules. Schedule and more info here.
Wynnewood Road Construction - On June 4, a section of East Wynnewood Ave, at Woodside Ave, will be be closed for an estimated six months to replace the under-the-road bridge and creek tunnel. During the construction, Wynnewood Ave traffic will be detoured around that section, and Woodside will dead-end at the intersection. Locals will likely get around it using Remington Road, and Bowman, etc., but the official mapped route will detour passers-through the long way around St. Charles Seminary. More info here.
Narberth Community Survey - Narberth Borough is in the process of drafting its first comprehensive plan and we need your input! The plan will outline the community’s goals and priorities and provide steps for implementation that will serve as a framework for the management of Narberth’s future development over the next twenty years. Your input as residents, stakeholders and business owners is critical in shaping the vision of how Narberth will look and function in the future. By sharing what you love about Narberth, and what you want to improve, you will help create a plan that reflects what is important to the community. Click this link for more info or to take the survey.
May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day, a day set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Narberth's Memorial Day Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 356 and the Narberth War Memorial Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 28th starting at 9:30 AM at the intersection of Windsor and Conway. The main viewing area is Downtown Narberth but travels through some neighborhood streets.
Parade Route: The parade starts at Windsor and Conway; Conway to Price; right on Price, to Narberth; right on Narberth, to Woodbine; left on Woodbine, to Iona; right on Iona, to Haverford; right on Haverford to Essex; right on Essex to Windsor; left on Windsor to the Memorial site, at Wynnewood.
The Memorial Day Parade needs at least 3 to 6 volunteers to be Parade Marshals. No experience is needed - just a couple hours of your time. These volunteers help with the line-up and then walk along with the parade to keep the parade moving in an orderly fashion. They would meet John Nardi at the Legion Hall at 7:45 am, where he will assign them their duties. Anyone adult interested should contact John Nardi either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 610-664-5504.
PECO is modernizing all the gas lines everywhere in the state and they started Narberth in 2016. The gas line replacement is a three-step process: they replace the line in the street; then they replace the lines going to each building; then they come back at the end and re-pave the street. (They have to re-pave the half of the street they affected. The Borough is paying to pave the other half.) The South side was finished in 2017. The North side is bigger and will take a few years.
Utility Line Services is replacing the PECO gas lines throughout the Borough. The main project outlines are at https://www.narberthpa.gov/…/project-…/ongoing-construction/.
Here is the May 11 update on the project:
The main crew laying on Hampden Ave from Haverford Ave through the dead end North of Woodbine Ave have completed their install and gas on procedure and have progressed to Woodbine from Hampden to Montgomery Ave. Early next week they will be crossing Montgomery Ave at the intersection of Montgomery and Woodbine and getting gas on this section of main. From there they will continue their installation on Woodbine Ave from Hampden to Essex Ave.
The main crew laying on the Essex Ave job have installed from the end of Wynnedale Circle through the intersections of Price and Essex and will continue laying down Essex toward Haverford Ave.
I added another main crew to lay the offshoot sections of this main on the streets listed below yesterday, to expedite getting gas on this project.
The week of May 21st I would expect to have a main crew moving onto Iona Ave starting at Lantwyn Lane progressing to Woodbine Ave then tying the main into both ends. Then they will move to the other side of Woodbine laying on Iona toward Montgomery Ave stopping short of Montgomery where the existing cast iron main ends.
I currently have service crews transferring the services on Hampden Ave from Haverford Ave to the dead end North of Woodbine. It is expected that we would have these services complete by the end of this week. The crews will be moving back to Lower Merion to work the services on a job we just the gas on, and should return either Friday of next week or early the following to Woodbine Ave between Hampden and Montgomery pending the gas on procedure.
The low pressure mains on Sabine Ave between Essex and Narberth, as well as Price Ave between Essex and Narberth have been retired.
This is the latest project schedule spreadsheet (as of 5/11/18)
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Celebrate the Earth, green living, and a lighter, local lifestyle at the 29th annual NarbEarth Day! Saturday April 21st, noon to 4 p.m. (Rain date, April 22) . Food, music, clothing swap, used book sale, raffles, and much more. Come connect with the U.S. EPA Mid-Atlantic Region, Citizens Climate Lobby, Clean Air Council and other environmental organizations, as well as groups such as GMO Free PA, Ready for 100 MontCo PA and Lower Merion Conservancy.
The 23rd annual Narberth Take a Breather Run & Walk will take place on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 am. This event is a local runners’ favorite that raises money to help make wishes come true for children living with Cystic Fibrosis. This five-mile USATF certified race is a great warm-up for the Broad Street Run! If running 5-miles is not your speed, support the cause by joining the 1.5-mile Family Fun Walk or the “Kidz Fun Run” around the perimeter of the park for children ages 4 to 11. More details here.
NarbART Month is a fun and free way to draw attention to the shop windows of Narberth in the Month of May. The theme changes annually, and this a dynamic show of decorated items, based on a theme, in a variety of media exhibited throughout the shop windows & businesses of Narberth. Sweet Mabel Gallery features works by Sweet Mabel Studio Artists and other local artists. Opening Reception First Friday in May, with celebrations all over town. After thoughtful consideration, we're excited to announce this year's theme of FAIRY TALES! Come out on First Friday, May 4 to see the art, and join your friends and neighbors for a night on the town. Info here.
Narberth Borough is in the process of drafting its first COMPREHENSIVE PLAN and we need your input! The plan will outline the community’s goals and vision for the future, and provide steps for implementation that will serve as a framework for the management of future development and policies.
Your input as residents, stakeholders, and business owners is critical in shaping the vision of how Narberth will look and function in the future. By sharing what you love about Narberth, and what you want to improve, you will help create a plan that reflects what is important to the community.
Good afternoon all,
I wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone on our progression in Narberth.
The service crews working on Sabine between Essex and Montgomery and Montgomery as well as Price between Narberth Ave and Essex Ave completed their work there today. Within the next few weeks we will return there to retire the Low Pressure mains on both of these streets.
We currently have two main crews working in the neighborhood. The first crew is currently working on Hampden between Haverford Ave and the dead end North of Woodbine. Upon the completion of the installation and gas up this crew will move to Woodbine Ave between Hampden and Essex and then woodbine between Hampden and Montgomery.
The main crew working on the Essex Rd began their installation at the end of the cul-de-sac on Wynnedale. They will proceed laying the main down Wynnedale and Essex and through all the intersections as they pass them.
If you have any questions or issues as we progress please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Utility Line Service Inc.
Narberth Recycling Collection Re-Scheduled; Due to severe winter weather in Wednesday's forecast, recycling in Narberth will be collected on Friday, March 9, 2018. So don't put your cans out until Thursday night!
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR