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Jenkintown Arts Festival 2017

Please join us for the 19th Annual Jenkintown Arts Fest on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 1 PM to 6 PM. Please remember that this is a rain or shine event. The Jenkintown Festival of the Arts is a completely free event and it brings over 6,000 people to Town Square each September to celebrate the arts. There will be a full day of children’s activities, over 40 vendors, a gallery exhibit, and more! We look forward to welcoming everyone who wants to enjoy great art, fabulous music, tasty festival food and refreshing drinks! We hope to  see everyone there!

2017 Leaf Collection Schedule

The Jenkintown Borough 2017 curbside leaf collection begins on Monday, October 30th and will continue until Wednesday, December 20th. As in previous years the Borough has been divided in to five (5) routes. Each route will be collected four (4) times. 

The schedule can be viewed or printed out from the link provided: 2017 Leaf Schedule

The Jenkintown Borough Public Works Department works throughout the Borough to collect leaves placed at the curb. The leaves are then transported to Abington Township and processed in to mulch, that mulch is then provided free of charge to residents. The route map and pick up schedule are also posted on the Borough’s website (www.jenkintownboro.com). To access the schedule on the Borough website go to the menu on the top right-hand side under “Public Works” in the section labeled “Leaf Collection Schedule” on the Borough website and is also available at Borough Hall if you’d prefer a paper copy. 

Leaves placed for pick up do not need to be bagged. Residents are asked not to rake the leaves in to the roadway prior to the night before their scheduled pick up date. Leaves that are raked in to the roadway prior to the night before are a serious safety concern as well as detrimental to storm water run off as they clog the storm drainage system. The Borough also asks that you leave room both behind and in front of the pile of leaves when parking vehicles so that the truck and leaf trailer can access the leaves to remove them. The Public Works Department utilizes Fridays as a make up day in the event inclement weather or an over abundance of leaves prohibits a route being completed as planned. 

Residents are asked to please adhere to the following regulations regarding leaf collection in order to ensure a successful collection:

  • Do not put leaves in the road prior to the day before the scheduled collection (contractors who do not comply will be cited)
  • Do not park on top of leaves
  • Do not include rocks, sticks, trash, etc. for collection with leaves.  This does damage to the collection machine and results in down time for repairs.
  • Please observe all regulatory parking signs
  • Bagged leaf pick up remains the same (Every Tuesday for the entire Borough)

Please contact Borough Hall at (215) 885 – 0700 if you have any questions regarding the Leaf Collection Schedule or Process.

Thank you!

Jenna Burleigh Memorial Services 

The recent death of Temple student Jenna Burleigh, and the circumstances that brought this tragedy to our doorstep has left many of us in shock.  As a community, we are hoping to provide any type of comfort that we can for the family and friends that have been affected.

According to Jenna’s obituary, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Jenna’s Blessing Bags for the Homeless. Checks can be made payable to “Univest Foundation – Jenna’s Blessing Bags” and sent to Univest Foundation, 14 N. Main St., P. O. Box 197, Souderton, PA 18964.

A viewing for Jenna Burleigh will be held at the Williams, Bergey, Koffel Funeral Home at 667 Harleysville Pike, Telford, Pennsylvania – Thursday September 7th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Another viewing will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 8th, at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church at 1601 Derstine Road in Hatfield, PA prior to the funeral at 11 a.m.

Sincerest Sympathy,
Mayor Ed Foley

Labor Day Delay in Trash Schedule

Due to the observance of Labor Day, trash and recycling will be collected Saturday, September 9th. Residents are reminded to have all items for collection out by 7:00 a.m. in order to ensure collection.

Please contact the Borough if you have any questions. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Tonight’s SMS and Farmers Market canceled due to inclement weather

Due to the inclement weather, tonight’s final Farmers Market and Summer Music Series concert, featuring The Miners, has been cancelled. But, please do check out their website (http://www.minersmusic.com/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheMinersPA) for updates about future performances. They are a great act and well-worth seeing live!
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