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Change of Venue for Community Meeting on February 20th

Due to a scheduling conflict the Community Conversation meeting that was originally scheduled to be held at Homestead Hall has been relocated and will now be held in the Jenkintown School District Cafeteria. The meeting date and time remain the same; Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 PM.   Please enter the building through the back doors, those closest to the parking lot will be open.

The meeting will be held to discuss the Borough’s ongoing efforts to welcome new business developments. It will be an opportunity to hear from potential developers, as well as to give feedback on potential proposals. Your input in valued and all are welcome! Please find the attached flyer here.


Current Proposed Land Development Projects

There are several land development applications and/or proposals that have recently been presented to Jenkintown Borough. Please find the information below as a summary of the proposed projects and the next opportunities for public input.

  • Abington Friends School – 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, Pa 19046. The applicants have submitted an application to the Abington Township Zoning Hearing Board seeking variances/approval to replace the existing multipurpose playing field with a new playing surface, track, fencing, netting and lighting. Dimensional variances have been requested to install the fencing, netting and light fixtures within the required setback areas. Dimensional standards are also requested to allow for light standards of up to 70 feet in height to be installed within the front yard setback area and two additional poles of 80 feet in height to be installed between the proposed multipurpose field and the existing buildings on the site.

           Next – Abington Zoning Hearing Board Hearing
(Public Hearing)

           When – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
           Where – Abington Township Administration
 1176 Old York, Abington, Pa. Continue reading Current Proposed Land Development Projects

Winter Weather Preparation for Storm

The Public Works Department has brined all roads in preparation for the inclement weather expected to begin around 7 AM tomorrow morning, January 30th and to last throughout the afternoon until about 4 PM.

At this time, the snow is expected to accumulate to one inch. While this may not be a plowable event, the roads may be slippery during morning hours as salting operations are taking place. All equipment is operational and Public Works will be monitoring the conditions throughout the night.

Yard Debris and Special Pickup will be delayed to the following day – Wednesday, January 31st due to the weather.

If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Borough Hall at (215) 885 -0700.

Vacancies on Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission and Civil Service Commission

Jenkintown Borough Council is currently seeking to fill vacancies on the following Boards and Commissions:

Zoning Hearing Board – Two (2) vacancies.
The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi – judicial body established by the PA Municipal Planning Code and consists of five members who are appointed to five year terms. Functions of the Zoning Hearing Board include reviewing applications for variances and special exceptions. Although the zoning hearing board functions like a court, formal court procedures are not strictly required. The primary purpose of the zoning hearing board is to help assure fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance. A full list of the functions and duties of the Zoning Hearing Board may be found HERE. Continue reading Vacancies on Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission and Civil Service Commission