***Please note that Brush and Yard Waste collection will be on August 25th! Brush and vegetation must be placed in brown paper leaf bags, available at hardware stores.
For additional Borough information, please visit our website https://www.narberthpa.gov/.
Dear Neighbor -
It has been a tough year for trees in the Borough. We’ve lost many of our most beautiful, biggest and oldest trees to age, disease and a series of harsh winter storms!
The Shade Tree Commission and a team of dedicated volunteers have been working to restore the borough’s tree cover and have planted over 100 new trees over the last few years! But we’re still losing trees faster than we can plant them…
This fall, the Shade Tree Commission will again be leading volunteers in planting trees. We need your help in planting the next hundred!
Our tree order will be due in late summer, so if you are interested in providing a home for a tree, please let us know soon.
We plant trees along the streets and sidewalks, as they provide maximum benefit for reducing heat island effects, shading our sidewalks and calming traffic. Trees are planted either in the strip between the sidewalk and the street, or on front, side or rear lawns within 10' of the sidewalk. The trees typically cost round $60 and are planted by volunteers -
a great bargain!
If you are interested in providing a home for a tree on your property, please fill out the form here: https://tinyurl.com/stc-fall-18.
Narberth Shade Tree Commission
Fred Hansell (Chair), Rob McGreevey, Rick Tralies, Carson Clark & Steve DiRico
Check next week's newsletter to see the new addition to the Narberth Playground!
August 13: Trash Collection
August 14, 6:30PM: Finance and Administration Committee
August 14, 7PM: Shade Tree Commission
August 15, 7:30PM: Council Business Meeting
August 16: Recycling Collection
August 16, 5:30PM: Human Relations Commission
August 16, 7:30PM: Recreation Board
For additional Borough information, please visit our website https://www.narberthpa.gov/.
Questions for Veronica? Feel free to contact Cyndi Rickards at email@example.com
This meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
From Utility Line Services:
Another biweekly update on our progress in Narberth. Since the last update the crew laying main on Narberth Ave have nearly completed their installation from Haverford Ave to Woodbine with a tentative date set for this Wednesday for the tie in and gas on. From There they will continue laying on Narberth Ave from Woodbine Ave to Montgomery Ave with lateral pieces extending out to the tie in points on Wayne Ave and Price Ave East of Narberth.
The conversion of the gas main on Barrie Rd off of Essex Ave went without a hitch completing our work on Barrie.
The crew that did the conversion has since moved over to the culvert work at Woodside and Wynnewood once they have the pipe through the culvert they will continue installing the main up Wynnewood Rd to the train bridge. Once all the main is installed through the culvert and up to the train bridge we will put the main on gas. Once on gas there will be a single tie in by the dead end of Elmwood on the opposite side of the creek to tie in the leg we laid in 2016.
The crew laying main on Grayling Ave have completed the installation and the main is now active. They have since moved on to another township.
We will be moving a crew in Monday next week to begin retiring some of the old mains where the service crews have transferred all of the services to the new main. The streets we intend to retire are listed below.
Once the mains are retired on these streets this crew will move up to Price Ave to install the main between Narberth Ave and Grayling Ave. This main will not be on gas until the main on Narberth Ave between Woodbine and Montgomery Ave is tied in.
The service crews may begin to reenter Narberth mid to late next week as they wrap up the first stretch of services on Montgomery Ave in Lower Merion. They will move to Grayling Ave between Woodbine and Price first then move to the Essex Ave project working services on the streets listed below.
"I wanted to take this opportunity to update you all on our progression in Narberth with our 2018 PECO AGIMP project. Since the last email the crew we had laying main on Forrest Ave have completed their installation and the main was brought on gas yesterday. They have moved to the Narberth Ave project. They will start at Haverford Ave and progress toward Woodbine where the first section will be tied in on both ends and gas on. After that they will progress on Narberth Ave to and through the intersection at Montgomery Ave and Narberth Ave and complete the second phase tie in and gas on.
The crew laying main on Woodbine between Montgomery Ave and Essex Ave have completed the installation and gas on procedure. This crew will be moving to the installation of the gas main under the culvert at Woodside and Wynnewood rd. upon the completion of the installation of the main through the culvert the crew will continue to lay the main up Wynnewood Rd to the train bridge then gas on for all the pipe installed.
The main crew installing on Meeting house Lane between Iona Ave and Montgomery Ave as well as Williams Ave between Meetinghouse and Woodbine have completed their installation and gas on procedure. They then moved to Wayne Ave between Narberth and Essex and have got the gas on there as well. They have moved to Grayling Ave between Price ave and Woodbine and we expect to have the gas on this main by the end of next week. This crew will then be moving on to another township.
The conversion of the gas main on Barrie rd off of Essex Ave is scheduled to be done on Friday July 6th.
The service crews have moved over to our work in Lower Merion township on Montgomery Ave . Since the last email they have completed the services on :
The service crews should be in Lower Merion for the bulk of next week possibly returning Friday after the 4th of July or the week following. Upon there return they will be working on the services in the Essex ave and Wynnedale project.
If there are any questions or issues please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your ongoing support." Rich Brunner, Supervisor
Oil paints and other hazardous materials can be disposed of at specific locations on certain days. There is no curbside collection, and this collection is for residents, not businesses or contractors. You must follow the instructions and bring them to the site. The LM transfer station has a collection day scheduled on October 21. Schedule and instructions are here.
Please note that latex paint is not accepted at these hazardous waste collection points. For latex paint: *Take off lid, dry out paint, discard can without lid; or pour paint into plastic bag with absorbent material (clay based kitty litter, saw dust, rags) place bag and can without lid, in trash. Paint hardener can also be purchased at hardware stores."
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.
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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Narberth is asking for input to learn what the community's goals and priorities are for Narberth Borough, including what people like about Narberth, and what needs improvement. Click this link to fill out the survey online now. For more info or to print a paper copy of the survey, go here
Borough Employment Opportunity - Office Manager position openUnder the direction of the Borough Manager, the Office Manager is responsible for a variety of administrative functions in compliance with State and local codes, and ensures that these services and programs are provided efficiently and effectively. The Officer Manager is an important member of a small management team. See more and apply.
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.
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR