All posts by Shelby Smith

PECO Power Outages

PECO is in the final stages of the electrical upgrade project. PECO states that the attached letter was mailed approximately on May 13th notifying customers of power outages. Additionally, PECO stated that customers would also receive a separate notice 72 hours in advance of the scheduled interruption. The Borough has had numerous complaints that these notifications had not been received.

As they wrap up the project, PECO will be scheduling brief power interruptions (approx. 4-6 hours in duration) between May 31 – June 10. The Borough is in communication with PECO attempting to obtain the remaining disruption schedule so it can be distributed to Borough residents by email blast, Facebook and on the Borough website.  Continue reading PECO Power Outages

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 under “Calendar” to register online and see more details, or email Andrew Spiegler at  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 by 3/28/15. A full job description can be found here.