Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Hatboro's Enterprise Fire Company shares its line officers and executives for 2013
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 22
Keith Gordon will once take the helm as chief of Hatboro's Enterprise Fire Company. Along with Gordon, the following individuals will serve in these roles: Deputy Chief: James Anders III Assist Chief: Rich Lefebvre Captain: Alex Avallon First Lieutenant: Justin Heger Second Lieutenant: Bob Hartnett Sr Third Lieutenant: Eric Gordon Fourth Lieutenant: Carlos Santiago Chief Engineer: Michael Card Sr Assistant Engineer: Frank Kitchen Assistant Engineer: Brian Groo Assistant Engineer: Eric Robertson Safety Officer: James Anders Jr. Fire Police Captain: Tom Churak Fire Police Lieutenant: Fred Standaert President: Roy Cain First Vice President: Rich Lefebvre Second Vice President: Bob Hartnett Sr Treasurer: April Mount Financial Secretary: …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Hatboro Borough Council has contracted with Code Inspections Inc. in place of its former code enforcement officer.
Saying only that the governing body wanted to "tighten up" the operations of the code office, the Hatboro Borough Council put in place a third party inspection and plan review agency recently. Code Inspections Inc. fills the void left from Code Enforcement Officer Keith Fugate's departure last month. During Monday night's meeting, the Hatboro Borough Council discussed a proposed permit fee schedule under the new code inspection company. "Their fee schedule may be more in line with reality than what ours was," Council President John Zygmont said of the fees that will be considered during the council's Jan. 28 voting meeting. The firm is paid based on a percentage of permitting fees the borough collects, Zygmont said. "I don't believe it's…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Hatboro officials said they do not know when the 2,500-square-foot expansion of Enterprise Fire Company will conclude.
Despite a contractor being more than 16 months behind on Enterprise Fire Company's roughly $900,000 expansion, Hatboro officials told Patch that they have "no time table" for its anticipated completion. The borough's volunteer firefighters had hoped to make use of the 2,500-square-foot two-story expansion in August 2011, when it was originally supposed to be finished. But, this week, Enterprise Fire Company President Chris Gowen said "it's still under litigation." Gowen said he did not know when contractor Mark Gill from Titanium Inc. would wrap up review of the punch list of outstanding items borough officials were working to reconcile in October. Officials said Gill has had the two-page list of issues in need of resolution since August…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Lower Providence Board of Supervisors recognized the Hatboro fire chief, who has worked for 25 years as a police officer in Lower Providence.
Lower Providence Township Police Sgt. Keith Gordon - the fire chief for Hatboro's Enterprise Fire Company - was recognized before the township’s Board of Supervisors for his 25 years of police work. The recognition took place during a recent board meeting, where board chairman Richard Brown read aloud the accomplishments of Gordon’s career in law enforcement and community involvement. Gordon graduated from Upper Moreland High School in June of 1975. He became a police dispatcher with Hatboro Police Department in 1978, and was sworn in as a police officer in April 1980. That same year, Gordon graduated from the Pennsylvania Police Academy Southeast Training Center. In 1986, Gordon received his associates’ degree in Criminal Justice from …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Hatboro Mayor Norm Hawkes, Sen. Stewart Greenleaf and a representative from State Rep. Tom Murt's office presented three members of Enterprise Fire Company with plaques and citations Monday night.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Citing the 'issue of litigation,' Hatboro Council President John Zygmont declined to say when the long-overdue construction at Enterprise Fire Company would conclude.
By all accounts, the volunteers of Enterprise Fire Company have a nearly completed 2,500-square-foot addition on the back of the firehouse that they cannot use. The contractor for the roughly $887,000 project, Mark Gill of Titanium Inc., since August has had two pages of punch list of items in need of reconciling. Gill told Patch in July that there was less than two days of work left. Yet, three months later, the building addition sits, unusable and unoccupied. And, Hatboro officials have declined to say when the addition will be complete, what steps are being taken to urge Gill to finish the work, or if the more than year-long delays have compromised a state grant reimbursement of $500,000. Borough Manager Fred Zollers, who is also a …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Officials said contractor Titanium Inc. has a punch list of items that still need to be addressed for Enterprise Fire Company's long-awaited addition.
Following months of completion predictions that have come and gone for Enterprise Fire Company's 2,500-square-foot expansion project, Hatboro officials told Patch that they do not know when work will conclude. "It's not finished," was all that Hatboro Borough Council President John Zygmont would say. He directed Patch to Acting Borough Manager Fred Zollers, who is also a member and former chief of the fire department. "The contractor has a punch list," Zollers said of the two-page list of issues that he said Titanium Inc., is "working on correcting." Zollers said the contractor, Mark Gill, has had the list for three weeks and that he did not know when work would conclude. Hatboro officials decided in May to hold the remaining 10 percent…
Monday, September 10, 2012
A fire caused heavy damage to several apartment units in Hatboro Monday morning.
Fire departments from around the area responded to an apartment fire shortly after around 8 a.m. at the the Stonybrook complex off York Road in Hatboro Monday. No one was injured during the blaze, which was put under control in about 20 minutes, Enterprise Fire Company Chief Keith Gordon said. When fire crews first arrived to the building they spotted heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the building, Gordon said. Crews from several area companies quickly went into service to contain the flames. The resident of the most heavily damaged apartment was not home at the time of the fire, the chief told Patch. After the fire had been knocked down, authorities entered the building and began to extinguish "hot spots" which remained…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The long-awaited Enterprise Fire Company expansion project is down to punch list items, officials said.
After 18 months of construction for a project that was supposed to have concluded a year ago, Hatboro officials told Patch that the nearly $1 million addition to the Enterprise Fire Company building is wrapping up. Enterprise Fire Company President Chris Gowen confirmed that members of the fire department did a walk-through last week to determine what, if any, additional items needed to be addressed. But, that was all that Gowen said he was allowed to say. “Now it gets complicated,” Gowen said, noting that since borough attorney Christen Pionzio was involved, he was not permitted to provide specifics related to handling of what he had previously described as “poor workmanship” following a walk-through of the building last month. Since the …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Upper Moreland man fled his stranded vehicle during Hurricane Irene and required assistance from Hatboro's Enterprise Fire Company.
Three Enterprise Fire Company volunteers received commendations last fall for their life-saving marine rescue efforts during Hurricane Irene. On Monday, an Upper Moreland man who put their lives in jeopardy accepted responsibility, according to this report. William A. Conner, 39, of the 400 block of Davisville Road, received a three-year probation after pleading guilty to three charges of reckless endangerment, as well as a criminal mischief charge stemming from his failure to obey barricades placed on flooded roadways during Hurricane Irene last August. Conner circumvented police barricades on Davisville Road during Irene, became stuck, left his stranded vehicle and was swept away in the strong currents, Enterprise Fire Company Chief …