Help Us Define the Vision for Jenkintown2035!

Please come to our community visioning workshop on Thursday, October 29th from 6 to 8 pm at the Jenkintown School Cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to join the conversation with fellow residents, businesses, and lovers of Jenkintown to help shape the future of the Borough. The goal of this workshop is to introduce the comprehensive planning process and gather your thoughts and opinions about the long-range vision for the Borough, as well as other Borough-wide issues such as land use, recreation, and transportation. Please visit our webpage at http://jenkintownboro.com/jenkintown2035/ to learn more. Continue reading Help Us Define the Vision for Jenkintown2035!

Abandoned Scripts Turn In

The Jenkintown Police Department, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Chiefs of Police Association will sponsor a drug take back day on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10AM to 2PM.  You can drop off any unused or expired medications at the Jenkintown Police Department 700 Summit Avenue.  Officers will be on hand to collect your medications.

Fire Prevention Week

This week is Fire Prevention Week, and the Fire Departments of Jenkintown are hosting an event in the Town Square on Thursday, Oct. 8th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The parking lot at the Town Square will be closed for the event.  It’s a nice event to teach kids about fire prevention, and to come out and say thanks to our volunteers who work so hard for our community. For more information, please see their flyer here.

7th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Pie-Eating Contest in Town Square (Re-Scheduled)

Bust out your classic chili recipe for Jenkintown’s 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Pie-Eating Contest, and compete for your share of $200 in cash prizes plus the chance to stake your claim as Chili Royalty of Jenkintown. Online registration is now open at http://bit.ly/jenkchili2015 .   The event will be held on Sunday, November 1st, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Is custard pie more your flavor? Join us for the annual Pie-Eating Contest! For an entry fee of One Canned Good which will be donated to help families in our area, you can test your mettle against Jenkintown’s fastest and finest pie eaters with delicious fresh baked pies from Velvet Sky Bakery. Sign up here! http://bit.ly/jenkchili2015 . Winners will claim everlasting glory plus a FREE pair of movie tickets to the Hiway Theater! Continue reading 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Pie-Eating Contest in Town Square (Re-Scheduled)

2015 Paving Progress Update

Beginning Tuesday September 8th the following Borough roads will have a two day “Temporary No Parking” restriction from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM so that the paving can be completed unobstructed. These roads have already been posted with the required signage that goes in to affect Tuesday September 8th at 7:00 AM. This segment of the paving project is expected to be completed and the “Temporary No Parking” restriction lifted by the end of the work day on Wednesday September 9th.

  • Summit Avenue (York to Leedom)
  • Leedom Street (Summit to West)
  • Greenwood Avenue (York to Walnut)

On Wednesday September 9th the following Borough roads will have a two day “Temporary No Parking” restriction from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM so that the work can be completed unobstructed. These roads will be posted with the required signage that goes in to affect Wednesday September 9th at 7:00 AM. This segment of the paving project is expected to be completed and the “Temporary No Parking” restriction lifted by the end of the work day on Thursday September 10th.

  • Healy Street (Entire length)
  • Division Street (Entire length)
  • Cedar Street (Hillside to Greenwood)

The following roads will be paved immediately following the paving of the six roads listed above. The Contractor expects to complete all paving on this phase of the project by the end of next week. The exact day the paving will begin and end on the following streets can not be scheduled at this time due to possible inclement weather forecast and the possibility of factors occurring that are beyond the control of the Contractor.

  • Linden Street (Entire length)
  • Maple Street (Hillside to West)
  • Hillside Avenue (York to Elm)

Please remember that it is still very important to remove your vehicle prior to the 7:00 AM start of work so this project can stay on schedule and be completed expeditiously. The areas of Temporary No Parking will be posted with signage to that affect and shown in email blasts as well as the Borough website. There will be no access at times during the paving operation. As the project progresses, frequent email blasts will be sent out updating the specific Construction sequence. The paving contract requires that the road be paved within 7 days once the road has been milled. A complete list of the Borough Roads completed and to be paved are provided below.
Roads Completed
Borough Roads – Elm Street (Cheltena to Hillside), Florence Avenue (Greenwood to West), Greenwood Avenue (Train station to Walnut), Runnymede Avenue (Entire length), Hillside Avenue (Florence to Highland), Cheltena Avenue (Entire length).
State Roads – York Road (Entire Length) and West Avenue (Walnut to York).
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All efforts are being made to limit the disturbance and inconvenience to residents and businesses during this project. This is the final phase of this infrastructure project and the Borough appreciates the patience and understanding demonstrated by all throughout.
On the 2015 Paving Project the following Borough roads will be paved full width (curb to curb):

  • Cedar Street (Hillside Avenue to Greenwood Avenue)
  • Cheltena Avenue (Entire length)
  • Division Street (Entire length)
  • Elm Street (Cheltena to Hillside)
  • Florence Avenue (Greenwood to West)
  • Greenwood Avenue (Train station to Walnut and Leedom to York)
  • Healy Street (Entire length)
  • Hillside Avenue (Elm to York and Highland to Florence)
  • Leedom Street (West to Summit)
  • Linden Street (Entire length)
  • Runnymede Avenue (Entire length)
  • Summit Avenue (Leedom to York)
  • West Avenue (York to Washington)

The following Borough roads will be paved half width (curb to center line of road):

  • Greenwood Avenue (Walnut to Leedom)
  • Maple Street (Hillside to West)

If you have any questions, concerns or circumstances that may require special arrangements please do not hesitate to email, call (215) 885-0700 or stop in Borough hall.