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Residents Wanted to Serve on Yeadon Boards and Committees

The Borough of Yeadon is currently accepting resumes of residents interested in serving on a number of boards and committees.

Boards/commissions with vacancies are listed below. Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to the Borough Manager via mail or email. Thank you.

Mironda Presswood, Borough Manager
Yeadon Borough
600 Church Lane, Yeadon, PA 19050
mpresswood@yeadonborough.com

Boards

Library Board
Zoning Board
Historical Commission
Civil Service Commission
Vacancy Board

Committeees

Community Relations Committee
Recreation Committee
Code Committee
Public Works Committee
Finance Committee
Public Safety Committee



Library Board
A Library Board member is appointed by Council in three year terms. There are a total of nine people on the Board and their terms expire in different years. The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. The Board is responsible for presenting a financial report to Council by November 1 of each year. The Board also gives free library service to the residents and taxpayers.


Zoning Board
A Zoning Board member is appointed by Council for a five year term, one member’s term should expire each year. There are a total of five people on the Board and up to no more than three alternates. Alternates serve for three year terms. The Board meets as needed and is responsible has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render final adjudication on matters; such as, code officer enforcement appeals on permits, the administration of a floodplain or flood hazard, applications for variances, etc.

Download Zoning Board Member Application (PDF)

The Yeadon Borough Historical Commission
A Yeadon Borough Historical Commission member is appointed by Council for a five year term. There are a total of seven people on the Commission.

The membership shall be as follows:

  1. Members shall be persons with knowledge or an interest in the preservation of the Yeadon Borough’s historic, and the propagation of the history of the Yeadon Borough and the surrounding area.
  2. One member shall be a registered architect.
  3. One member shall be a licensed real estate broker.
  4. One member shall be the Yeadon Borough Building Inspector.
  5. Four members shall be persons with knowledge or an interest in the preservation of Yeadon Borough’s historic resources.
  6. Resumes evidencing the qualifications of the members shall be filed with the Borough Secretary.
  7. In the event a registered architect and/or a licensed real estate broker who is also a resident of Yeadon Borough cannot be appointed to serve or is unwilling to serve on the Commission, Borough Council may appoint a registered architect and/or licensed real estate broker who is not a resident of the Borough but who otherwise meets the qualifications to serve on the Commission. In the event a Borough resident who is a registered architect and/or licensed real estate broker desires to serve on the Commission, that individual(s) shall be given preference over non-Borough residents applying for the same position.

The Historical Commission shall have all powers and duties conferred and imposed by the laws of the commonwealth upon such commissions, including but not limited to the following:

  1. To conduct a survey of buildings for the purpose of determining those of historical and/or architectural significance and pertinent facts about them; and to maintain and periodically revise the detailed listings of historic sites and buildings and data about them, appropriately classified with respect to national, state or local significance, and to period or field of interest, including cultural characteristics of the Borough of the life of an individual significant in the past and associated with the Borough.
  2. To propose, as deemed appropriate, the establishment of historical districts located in Yeadon Borough.
  3. To formulate recommendations concerning the establishment of an appropriate system of markers for selected historic and/or architectural sites and buildings, including proposals for the installation and care of such historic markers.
  4. To formulate recommendations concerning the preparation and publication of maps, brochures and descriptive material about the history of Yeadon Borough and/or its historic and architectural sites.
  5. To cooperate with and to advise the Yeadon Borough, Borough Planning Commission and any other agencies or boards in matters involving historically and/or architecturally significant sites and buildings.
  6. To cooperate with and enlist assistance from the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and other agencies, both public and/or private, from time to time concerned with historic sites and buildings located within the Borough.
  7. To advise owners of historical buildings on problems of preservation.
  8. To promote public interest in the purpose of this article by carrying on a public relations program.


Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission makes an annual report containing a brief summary of its work during the year and a full accounting for expenditures of public monies, which is available for public inspection. The Commission also reviewsapplication submissions for the Police Department.


The Vacancy Board
The Vacancy Board assists the Borough in seeking candidates for vacancies on the Boards, Commissions, and elected positions at the Borough.


Community Relations Committee
A Community Relations Committee member is appointed by Council in three year terms. There are a total of seven members on the Committee to be appointed by Council. The Community Relations Committee shall fix a date for organization, shall elect a Chairman and a Secretary and shall hold meetings at such time and place as the Committee determines. The purpose of the is to serve as a liaison between Council and Borough residents in matters pertaining to interracial, recreational and cultural problems; to hold meetings for the purpose of formulating means and methods whereby the residents of the Borough would enjoy an atmosphere of understanding and meaningful relationship; to meet with the young men and/or young women involved and their parents when incidents of an interracial nature occur; to discuss and present to Council plans and programs which would involve the youth of the Borough; to hold meetings to which the residents of the Borough would be invited for the purpose of discussing matters that would concern the common good of the community; and to address, when requested by Council or the Mayor, neighborhood disputes and, if possible, resolve such disputes.


Recreation
A Recreation Board member is appointed by Council in five year terms, at least one member’s term expires annually. There are a total of seven members on the Board. The Board submits a proposed budget annual to Council for approval for the ensuing year, setting forth all proposed expenditures and programs. The Board also coordinates and develops athletic, cultural, and recreational activities for the Borough.


Code
The Code Committee meets every first Tuesday of the month. Residents are welcome to become members who work with the Council Chair and Code Director to address any Code related issues and concerns.


Public Works
The Public Works Committee meets every first Tuesday of the month. Residents are welcome to become members who work with the Council Chair and Superintendent of Public Works to address any Public Works related issues and concerns.


Finance
The Finance Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss and address the financial matters of the Borough.

Public Safety
The Public Safety Committee meets the last Saturday of the month to discuss and address any public safety concerns within the Borough.

For additional details, terms, and conditions, please refer to the Yeadon Codified Ordinances or contact the Borough at 610-284-1606.

Citizens Police Academy

Participants Wanted for Second Annual Citizens Police Academy

Yeadon Police Department proudly presents the Second Annual Citizens Police Academy beginning March 4, 2020 and ending with a graduation on April 16, 2020. Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 20 residents of Yeadon. Applications from outside jurisdictions will be accepted on an available seating basis.

The Yeadon Citizens Police Academy will create a challenging atmosphere, and provide residents/cadets with an inside look at what it takes to be a police officer. This program will create confidence, self-discipline, physical security and fitness awareness, and foster team-building mindsets, while bringing you into the world of policing. Instructors are police officers with a strong desire to open lines of communication with those we swear to protect and serve, to create positive police and public interactions, so that a deeper understanding of policing can serve to foster a stronger bond with citizens and their police officers.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 18, 2019 for consideration. Hard copies are available at Yeadon Police HQ. Once registered, you will be notified of your approval for the course, a week prior to the class start date.

To learn more, download the complete course program, terms, and application.

Applications may be submitted via emailto apaparo@yeadonpd.org or drop off your application in person to Yeadon Borough Police Headquarters.

Questions about the program? Please contact Chief Paparo at 610-623-7611.

Deadline for applications is Monday, February 24, 2020

Delaware County

County Seeks Participants for Public Health Focus Group and Online Survey

The Delaware County Council and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are conducting a brief 10-15 minute online survey to assess how Delaware County residents (ages 18 and older) perceive the County to be addressing local public health-related needs.

Click Here for Survey:
https://tinyurl.com/DelCoSurvey
Survey closes January 31, 2020

Need language assistance or have questions? Contact us at delcohealthstudy@gmail.com

Prefer to complete a hardcopy version of the survey instead?
Paper copies are available in select locations throughout the county. Call 410-502-8952 to learn more.

Upcoming Focus Groups

County Council is also holding two focus group sessions seeking input on how residents believe existing programs and policies are meeting their health-related needs. Participants must be county residents 18 years of age or older.

Available Dates:
January 13 at 10:00 am in Folsom
January 16 at noon in Upper Darby

Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited: Pre-registration required.

Contact 410-502-8952 or delcohealthstudy@gmail.com to register today.

Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Training for Ages 18-24

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund is actively recruiting 18-to-24-year-old participants for the Behavioral Health Pre-Apprenticeship-to-Apprenticeship Program. The pre-apprenticeship is a 12-week training program that leads to an opportunity to join the behavioral health apprenticeship, which consists of a full-time job and college courses resulting in 24 credits from Jefferson University. The pre-apprenticeship program will begin mid-February, 2020.

For more information and to register for an upcoming test and information session, please visit https://1199ctraining/dsp

Agency testing times:
Friday, January 10th: 12pm
Tuesday, January 14th: 12pm

Information session and tests:
Friday, January 17th: 9am
Wednesday, January 22nd: 9am

Eligibility Criteria:
· 18 to 24 years old
· Required high school diploma or GED
· Able to pass CASAS assessment test and drug screening
· Able to commit to at least 30 hours of training per week beginning Fall 2019
· Driver’s license or ability to obtain driver’s license – driver’s education training will be provided!
· Past personal experience with mental health, recovery or working with individuals with disabilities a plus

Download Flyer

Yeadon Borough Logo

Nominations for Yeadon Borough Council

Yeadon Borough is seeking nominations for a vacancy on Borough Council due to the resignation of Sharon Council-Harris.

To nominate an individual, including yourself, please send a letter and/or resume to Mironda Presswood via email at mpresswood@yeadonborough.com, or by mail to Yeadon Borough Hall, 600 Church Lane, Yeadon, PA 19050. Nominations may also be dropped off in person at Borough Hall.

All nominations are due by 4:30 pm on December 27, 2019.

If nominating someone other than yourself, please be sure to include your name and contact information, as well as contact information and/or a resume for the person being nominated, if possible.

Habitat for Humanity Program Provides Low-Cost Repairs to Homeowners in Need

Habitat for Humanity MontDelco’s Critical Home Repair (CHR) program provides low-cost repairs to residents of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. The focus is on issues concerning safety, security, and access to the home, with priority to individuals who are elderly, disabled and/or Veterans with low income. Typical repairs include roofs, heaters, porches, electrical, plumbing, grab bars and wheelchair ramps. Through this program, Habitat MontDelco aims to stabilize communities, address Montgomery and Delaware Counties’ aging housing stock, and prevent low-income homeowners from being displaced.

To learn more visit habitatmontdelco.org or view the flyer linked below.

December Council Meeting Dates Rescheduled

The December Borough Council caucus meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 12th has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 pm, along with the CDBG Hearing and Full Budget meeting.

The December legislative meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 19th will be held on Monday, December 30th at 7:00 pm.

Dan Wright

History of the Haunted Hall: An Interview with Dan Wright, Public Works Supervisor

Since I’ve been I’ve here I’ve heard a lot about the transformation of the Borough Hall into the Haunted Hall for Halloween. This year the event was open to the public October 28, 29 and 30. I was curious about the many comments I heard so when the Public Works Department completed the set-up of the Hall, we took a stroll through the maze to see what everyone was talking about. I soon started wondering when all of this started and who is behind the scenes making it all happen. I asked around and found the one person who has been here from the beginning and here is his story In his Own Words.

– Ruby Payne
NJN & Associates, Inc.
Administrative Assistant

Q. Tell me who you are and where you work?
A. My name is Dan Wright and I’m going into my 47th year as a Yeadon Borough employee. I started out with the Public Works Department working with the trash department in 1973 where I worked for close to 10 years. In 1982, I joined the PW Highway Department and have been with that part of PW since then. I worked my way through and became PW Supervisor in 1992.

Q. Have you always been a part of the Haunted Hall experience and how long has it been around?
A. Yes. Mr. Pete Brusco and I started the Halloween Haunted Hall tradition many years ago. He came to the Borough as a consultant in 1992 around the same time I became Supervisor and we talked about doing something for Halloween for the children. We weren’t concerned if it was a minor thing we just wanted to do something for the children. Initially, we just had someone in the Lobby of the 1st floor giving out candy. It then evolved into the beginnings of constructing a Haunted Hall. We made space right outside the Police Room and we started with 3 rows of scary things; we took the doors off, turned the lights out and had creepy cabinets and anything else scary. This 1st Haunted Hall experience was a huge success and we had 1000+ residents come through. After that, we did it again the next year and decided to move upstairs in the Hall Lobby. In the very beginning all the Council members got involved and would dress up and give out candy to the children. It was lots of fun. There was a lull after the 2nd year but somehow it got picked up again and has been going strong ever since. The growth has been phenomenal. Originally we’d put all the stuff together for 1 night. We then moved to having it for a couple of nights but about 4 or 5 years ago we added a 3rd night in order to give everyone, young and old, a chance to come through and experience the Haunted Hall.

Ghost at Yeadon Haunted HallQ. When you had over 1000 children come through that first time, how did it make you feel?
A. It made all of us feel good. Originally there was talk about having it at the Nile Swim Club because of the trees and everything but due to the weather, should it rain, it was decided that it would be easier to have it downstairs in the Hall. I’m not a big Halloween person but it does feel good to have the kids come through and to give back to the community. We’ve seen kids come in off the buses just to go through the Hall and then get back on the bus to go wherever they were going.

Q. Why do you do it?
A. Well I enjoy it. We know the kids will come and even though some of the kids are little ones and some are big ones, I get a kick out of them saying I’m not going back in there and you get that feeling that you’ve just made someone smile because of course they went in again and again. I must say that The Haunted Hall is the one thing that brings more people to the Borough than any other event, even Flag Day. I remember as a kid that you always had a day where you dressed up and went to school and one year we had kids come over from the school just to go through and get the feel of the Hall and get some candy. We haven’t done that for a long time but it would be good to bring it back if it were possible.

Q. How did you accumulate all of the different things to make the displays and how is it funded?
A. Every year, we add new things. The first couple of years we had some plywood so we put red paint on our hands and made a display and then after a while we would get more wood and other things around the shop and it just started growing. The event has always been free to the public and we don’t accept any monetary donations. The one thing we have done is ask everyone to bring can goods for the cost of admission which we then turn over to the churches in the community.

Q. What is your favorite part about the Haunted Hall experience?
A. Just putting it together. Every year I walk through and say what can I do to tweak things or what can I do differently because after a while you have so many kids who have been coming for years and you want to give them something different that they’ve not seen before.

Q. Would you like to see the tradition continue?
A. I have no problem. I think it should continue. Even if we decided to charge a $1.00 or some nominal fee, I believe the kids would come.

Q. Is there anything I didn’t ask you that you’d like the community to know about the annual Haunted Hall experience?
A. I would maybe like to see more of the community get involved. I think it could be bigger and should have more support because at the end of the day, it is something that can bring the community together while putting smiles on the faces of children.

display at the Yeadon Haunted Hall