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.
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)
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR