Thursday, July 12, 2012
The council plans to interview three architecture firms to determine which is best suited to conduct an analysis of borough-owned buildings.
The Hatboro Borough Council is looking to spend about $20,000 to get a better handle on the condition of borough-owned buildings. During Monday night’s council meeting, the governing body agreed to conduct interviews of three architectural firms – TCA Architecture, Kimmel-Bogrette Architecture and KCBA Architects - to determine which should carry out an all-encompassing facilities study. Officials decided to interview those three firms based on the proposals submitted, which show costs ranging from $19,415 for TCA to $24,400 for KCBA. A fourth firm, which submitted a $50,000 proposal, has been eliminated from further consideration, the council agreed. Ultimately, the facilities study could shape Hatboro’s future in terms of potential …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Last week's ceremony honored long-time community servant and borough employee, Bob Stauch, who died last year.
About 100 community members gathered at Hatboro's Public Works building on Friday to honor a Hatboro native after the late Bob Stauch, who wore many hats during his lifetime. During his more than 51 years of service to Hatboro, Stauch worked as a laborer at the old maintenance building and made his way up to Public Works superintendent. He also joined the Enterprise Fire Company and rose through its ranks to eventually become chief. Stauch was the borough’s first fire marshal and emergency management coordinator - two jobs he held at the time of his death.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The council is hoping an architectural firm can offer direction on the best ways to address space and aging structure needs of borough-owned buildings.
Before the Hatboro Borough Council can undertake large-scale, big-ticket capital projects, it first must have a better grasp of the condition of borough-owned facilities, an official said. To that end, Council President John Zygmont said the governing body, during a recent non-voting capital budget meeting, decided to move forward with an all-encompassing facilities study. The hope, according to Zygmont, is to determine what should be done with the police building in terms of renovating or rebuilding; how the public works departments' need for space could be addressed; and what should be done about the 3,500-square-foot building – eyed for a new district court office - located within Victorian Village. Combining some or all of these …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The council this week renamed the building, located at Oakdale and Meadowbrook avenues, "The W. Robert Stauch Public Works Building."
He’s put out fires, led borough works crews, ensured borough properties are up to code, and organized emergency response on various levels. Bob Stauch, prior to his death in November, had served Hatboro in practically every capacity imaginable during his more than 50 years of service in roles varying from Enterprise Fire Company life member and former fire chief to Public Works superintendent. To honor the lifelong Hatboro resident’s commitment to his community, the borough council this week approved a resolution to rename its Public Works building “The W. Robert Stauch Public Works Building.” Current Public Works Superintendent Fred Zollers, who recently stepped into Stauch’s previous role as the borough’s emergency management coordinator…