Jenkintown High School’s second annual 5K

Jenkintown High School’s second annual 5K—the newly-named Red and Blue Race–is taking place on Saturday, May 21. This event is being held on the same day as the Red and Blue Fair, hoping to start a great tradition of Jenkintown community pride leading up to Color Day the following Friday.  The race is raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life held at JHS on June 3. The race begins at 10am sharp at the football stadium (rain or shine), with the family fun walk beginning at 9:30.  Please visit brynmawrracing.com under “Calendar” to register online and see more details, or email Andrew Spiegler at spieglera@jenkintown.org  for a hard copy application or more information. Hope to see your there!

Employment Opportunity!

Jenkintown Borough is seeking a Director of Finance / Assistant to the Manager. Candidates must be able to take initiative, have strong communication skills and a grasp of governmental functions. This position involves all administrative tasks including budgeting, finance, public information, human resource, labor relations and community communications including social media. A complete job description is available at Borough Hall. Desired minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, and three years of related experience preferably in Government accounting; or any combination of education/experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job. Some evening/weekend work required. Competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience with a notable benefit package. Please send cover letter and resume including salary requirements to: Borough Manager, 700 Summit Avenue, Jenkintown, Pa 19046 or email to glocke@jenkintownboro.com by 3/28/15. A full job description can be found here.

Slow Down & Save Water – Rain Barrel Workshop

There will be a free workshop on the topic of rain barrels hosted by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.  The workshop will be held at the Glenside Free Library on Thursday, March 3rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The workshop is a chance to learn about stream pollution and ways residents can make an impact.  Rain Barrels are a stream protection tool and TTF will cover how they work, why they are important, their components, location on your property and if they are suitable for your home and needs.

You do not have to purchase a rain barrel to attend the meeting, nor is it required to attend the meeting to purchase a barrel.  For those who order, TTF will have the barrels shipped to a central location close to Glenside within two weeks for pick up.  Each barrel costs $75.

Click here to view the flyer for the workshop!

Police Department Bike Raffle

Last summer the Jenkintown police observed many Jenkintown children practicing safety in our streets — such as using crosswalks, wearing a helmet on a bike or skateboard, and looking both ways before stepping off the sidewalk. About 100 of these children were “ticketed” and every ticket was redeemable for a prize donated by local businesses and organizations. (See below for the full list.)

It’s finally time to hold a raffle to present two lucky “defendants” from last summer with a pair of brand-new bikes, just in time for the arrival of warmer weather! The raffle prizes are a Fuji bike donated by Advanced Sports International, and a Trek bike donated by the Jenkintown Police Department. Continue reading Police Department Bike Raffle

Borough Hall Closing Early Today, February 9th

Please note the Borough Administration will be closing at 2:00 pm today, February 9th, to allow staff to safely travel home. The Borough Administration will reopen as normal tomorrow, February 10th at 8:00 am. If you have an emergency please dial 911 or if you require the police in a non emergency situation please call (215) 884-1202. Public Works will remain on duty throughout the storm continuing to implement their planned storm response.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe. As always, If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email, stop in Borough hall or call (215) 885-0700.