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Final paving to begin this week!

Borough Roads – The large majority of the required concrete repairs have been scheduled or completed. The paving contract has been signed and the Borough paving operation will be commencing Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 AM. The Borough road work will begin with the milling of Greenwood Avenue and Florence Avenue first to minimize the impact to the School. There will be no parking on either side of the roads being milled between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM for the workers safety and protection of privately owned vehicles. The areas will be clearly posted with “Temporary No Parking” signs. Please have all vehicles off the roadway prior to 7:00 AM on Tuesday so that the construction can begin without delay. There will be limited access during the milling operation and no access at times during the paving operation. The Contractor is General Asphalt and they will be providing a detailed schedule that will be shared in the Borough updates. As the paving progresses, email blasts will be sent out updating the specific Road Closure sequence. Once all roads are milled the paving operation will immediately follow. A complete list of the Borough Roads to be paved are shown below. Continue reading Final paving to begin this week!

Bike Theft

At 7:46PM Thursday evening, police responded to the 400 block of Rodman Avenue for a report of theft of bicycles.  Caller stated he watched (2) males take two of his children’s bicycles from his driveway.   Complainant chased the subjects and confronted them at Rodman and Madeira Avenue, subjects ran off in different directions.  Abington and Jenkintown PD searched area with negative results.

If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood please call 911 immediately and DO NOT CONFRONT subjects on your own. Also remember to always lock your car doors even while parked in your driveway.  Thank you.

Welcome to the Borough

Jenkintown Borough is a small suburban town covering less than a square mile in area with a population of approximately 4,500.

Jenkintown’s residential area, a downtown walkable business district, own school district, places of worship, post office, many shops and restaurants and accessibility to public transportation make it an ideal place to live, work and visit.

Jenkintown Borough Hall is located at 700 Summit Avenue in Jenkintown, Pa 19046. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m. Borough Hall can be reached at 215-885-0700 or please feel free to stop in person.

At our office residents can stop by for recycling buckets, lawn and leaf bags, battery and light bulb recycling, special trash collection requests and permits for interior and exterior work being done to your property or to speak with the Borough Manager.

A History of Jenkintown Borough

 

 

Jenkintown2035

Jenkintown2035 Featured

Jenkintown Borough is undertaking a comprehensive planning process that will create a long-range vision for Jenkintown and outline specific recommendations and strategies to achieve that vision. This is Jenkintown’s first comprehensive plan in over 50 years. It will be created using extensive input from our planning partners, the business community, and residents. The goal is to create a living document that provides a framework for managing the places and spaces that make Jenkintown unique.

VIBRANT

Vibrant

Jenkintown is a vibrant community that hosts numerous arts and culture events and has a bustling commercial shopping district. An engaged citizenry and welcoming atmosphere make it a great place to live, work, and play.

AFFORDABLE

Affordable

Jenkintown has a mix of housing types that suit a range of incomes and styles. Housing prices in the borough have remained fairly steady over the last ten years, making it more affordable than surrounding townships.

HISTORIC

Historic

Founded in 1874, Jenkintown has strong historical roots that can be seen all over the borough in the unique and distinctive architectural style that has been meticulously maintained.

WALKABLE

Walkable

Jenkintown is a highly walkable borough that prides itself on its safety. Recent streetscape improvements have further improved the pedestrian experience.

Where we are in the process

We anticipate that the Jenkintown2035 planning process will take approximately two years, from kickoff to adoption. The timeline below illustrates the planning and public engagement phases of the planning process.

Planning Timeline

How you can be involved

There are numerous upcoming events where you can become more involved in the planning process. We will be hosting a number of public workshops beginning in the summer of 2015 where you can come to learn more about the design and structure of the comprehensive plan and lend your voice to the discussion. We are also developing a community survey that will be released in the summer of 2015.

For more information, please refer to our Get Involved page, or feel free to CONTACT US.

Thank You to Our Many Planning Partners!

o Jenkintown Borough Council
o Jenkintown Planning Commission
o Montgomery County Planning Commission
o Jenkintown Recreation Board
o Jenkintown School District
o Jenkintown Police Department
o Jenkintown Fire Department
o Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee