Month: April 2020

Yeadon US Census 2020

Reminder: Complete Your 2020 U.S. Census Response

If you have not yet completed the 2020 U.S. Census for your household, please be sure to do so. Completed forms should be mailed to:

U.S. Census Bureau
National Processing Center
100 Logistics Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47144

Responses may also be completed by telephone by calling 844-330-2020 (English).

For additional languages, see https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

For more information or to respond online please visit my2020census.gov

Telephone Town Hall

County Hosts Telephone Town Hall Wednesday, April 29

Delaware County will host a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:30 PM.

Various speakers will present information on various resources for mental health, drug andf alcohol recovery, services for the elderly, and food resources.

All residents welcome to participate.

Call 1-833-380-0659 to join.

Tax Bill

Deadline for County Real Estate Tax Payments Extended

During its April 22 public meeting, Delaware County Council voted to extend the deadline for the standard payment collection of County Real Estate Tax bills from June 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

As a reminder: During the March 18 public meeting, Delaware County Council voted to extend the deadline to qualify for a discount for the payment of County property taxes. The new deadline has been extended to April 30, 2020.

Note: this extension only pertains to County taxes.

Delaware County

Food Boxes Now Available to Households in Need

We would like to thank the County and the Department of Human Services for providing Grab N Go Meals to those in need on 4/23/20.

The borough is pleased to announce that we have secured boxes of food from the county for those in need due to COVID-19. The boxes will be available in the Citizens Bank Parking lot (corner of Church Lane & Guenther Ave) beginning at 1:00 pm tomorrow, April 23, 2020 and distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Those picking up should wear proper PPE – including masks and gloves. Food will be limited to one box per person/household.

If you believe someone is in need and may not be able to come retrieve the boxes, please forward their name and address to rhepkins@yeadonborough.com and we will coordinate to deliver any extras. We will also use this information to try to secure additional resources from the county.

We would like to thank the County and the Department of Human Services for making this possible.

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wpsd covid forum

School District Hosts Community Forums Online April 21 and 22

The William Penn School District and the district’s Home & School Associations invites the public to two COVID-19 Question & Answer Online Community Forums to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our schools, families, and community.

Questions can be submitted in advance to the Penn Wood High School Home & School Association at PennWoodPatriotsHomeAndSchool@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm – Grades 7-12
Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm – Grades K-6

Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94670108384

iPhone one-tap: +13126266799 94670108384# or +16465588656 94670108384#

Yeadon

A Message from Mayor Hepkins and Yeadon Borough Council

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Dear Yeadon Residents,

I pray this message finds you in good health and with hope for our future. I am reaching out to you on behalf the of the Mayor’s Office and Yeadon Borough Council to let you know that we are working together diligently to lead our beloved Yeadon Borough through this virus pandemic.

We recognize that this is an unprecedented time for all of us around the country. Many of us have seen loved ones or friends pass away from the scourge of this virus. Others have been furloughed or find themselves suddenly unemployed. Many have lost medical coverage, while we all find ourselves hunkered down in our homes as much as possible due to the stay at home order. We cannot gather in large groups and everything from our school year, our workouts, medical provisions, shopping, sports, worship and general assembly have been radically affected or put on hold. Many businesses have closed and we can no longer attend our favorite restaurant. For all of these sacrifices, we say to you – we are here with you and we empathize with these fears and anxieties – we have them too. It has certainly been a difficult time for us all, but I assure you, your continued efforts will pay off in the long run.

We are writing to encourage you to hang in there, Yeadon. We believe that despite our difficulties – together, we can make it through this. If we stay the course of social distancing, wear masks, continue to wash our hands frequently, sanitize frequently touched areas and be smart about preventing the potential spread of the virus – we can beat this thing.

We want to also assure you that although the borough is closed for normal business, our Police, Fire, and Emergency Management are in full operation working to keep us all safe. We sincerely thank them for being our front line of defense in this battle. Your borough government is actively engaged in frequent meeting with County and State officials and are meeting for livestream Council Meetings monthly to ensure the needs of the borough are met. During this stressful time, we want to direct you to our webpage for up-to-date information on COVID-19 and our emergency protocols and preparedness. We have kept our borough website at yeadonborough.org current to communicate pertinent information and resources residents may need during this crisis. We have also mailed out letters to all Yeadon households so that those without the capability to go online can receive information via mail.

In closing, we’d like to encourage residents with the spirit of togetherness, we ask that we take the time to regularly check on our neighbors – especially those who are elderly or with disabilities. We can utilize phone calls to maintain social distancing. It has been heartwarming to see neighbors make the sacrifice of staying home to keep everyone safe. This is a time when we need to continue to band together as a community. Let’s be strategic, let’s stay determined, and let’s always be positive, and we will be able to make it through as we look out for each other.

We thank you for your understanding and compliance through these difficult times. And remember – Together, we will make it through!!

Sincerely,
Rohan K. Hepkins, Mayor

Yeadon Borough Council
LaToya Monroe, Council President
Ronald Francis, Council Vice President
Rafi Cave
Clara Johnson
Tomeka Taliah Jones-Waters
Dr. Dolores McCabe
Liana Roadcloud

Pet Pantry

Drive-Thru Pet Food Pantries for Families in Need

The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) has teamed up with Terra Technical Services to hold two drive-thru pet food pantries to help families in need. Free pet food will be distributed as follows:

Wednesday, April 22nd
10:30am – 12:30pm
Coatesville Area Senior High School
1445 Lincoln Hwy E, Coatesville, PA

Thursday, April 23rd
10:30am – 12:30pm
Chester Township Municipal Building
1150 Engle Street, Chester, PA

The pantry’s drive-thru format requires participants to arrive in a vehicle, where they remain while BVSPCA staff requests, from a 6-foot distance, information on the household pets then loads the pet food in the trunk or hatchback. Food will be available for cats and dogs while supplies last. Food storage and transport has been generously provided by Terra, along with collaboration on pantry logistics.

The pantries are part of the BVSPCA’s ongoing commitment to help prevent families from needing to surrender their beloved pets to a shelter for economic reasons. The Brandywine Valley SPCA has distributed more than six tons of pet food to families in need and sent four truckloads of pet food to other shelters for their pantries since the start of the pandemic. The BVSPCA has expanded its standard pet food pantry to be accessible anytime during shelter open hours: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm.

Donations to help the BVSPCA continue to supply pet food to families in need can be made at: https://bvspca.org/covidresponse/