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 glocke@jenkintownboro.com by 3/28/15. A full job description can be found here.

Slow Down & Save Water – Rain Barrel Workshop

There will be a free workshop on the topic of rain barrels hosted by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.  The workshop will be held at the Glenside Free Library on Thursday, March 3rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The workshop is a chance to learn about stream pollution and ways residents can make an impact.  Rain Barrels are a stream protection tool and TTF will cover how they work, why they are important, their components, location on your property and if they are suitable for your home and needs.

You do not have to purchase a rain barrel to attend the meeting, nor is it required to attend the meeting to purchase a barrel.  For those who order, TTF will have the barrels shipped to a central location close to Glenside within two weeks for pick up.  Each barrel costs $75.

Click here to view the flyer for the workshop!

Police Department Bike Raffle

Last summer the Jenkintown police observed many Jenkintown children practicing safety in our streets — such as using crosswalks, wearing a helmet on a bike or skateboard, and looking both ways before stepping off the sidewalk. About 100 of these children were “ticketed” and every ticket was redeemable for a prize donated by local businesses and organizations. (See below for the full list.)

It’s finally time to hold a raffle to present two lucky “defendants” from last summer with a pair of brand-new bikes, just in time for the arrival of warmer weather! The raffle prizes are a Fuji bike donated by Advanced Sports International, and a Trek bike donated by the Jenkintown Police Department. Continue reading Police Department Bike Raffle

Borough Hall Closing Early Today, February 9th

Please note the Borough Administration will be closing at 2:00 pm today, February 9th, to allow staff to safely travel home. The Borough Administration will reopen as normal tomorrow, February 10th at 8:00 am. If you have an emergency please dial 911 or if you require the police in a non emergency situation please call (215) 884-1202. Public Works will remain on duty throughout the storm continuing to implement their planned storm response.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe. As always, If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email, stop in Borough hall or call (215) 885-0700.

Guest Speaker at the Environmental Committee Meeting

You and your colleagues are personally invited to the next Jenkintown Environmental Committee Meeting as they have a guest speaker, Dan Duran, Evolutionary Ecologist from Drexel who will be presenting: The Value of Native and Edible Landscapes in enhancing curb appeal, property values, and quality of life.  

They would love for you to attend this special meeting of interest on Wed. Feb 17th at 7pm at Borough Hall.

You can see the flyer for the meeting here