From the Mayor’s Desk
For the past two years, Yeadon has partnered with Comcast as part of their dedication in contributing to a clean environment and showcasing their dedication in being great corporate neighbors. So in that spirit, they have provided volunteers to come to Yeadon to clean up various sites around Earth Day on the annual Calendar. So I’m pleased to announce that Comcast has agreed again to partner with Yeadon for a third year running. In addition, they donate $600 to the borough as a goodwill corporate gesture each time they participate with us.
This year, we are asking for volunteers to come out to our main clean-up sites at the intersections of Church Lane and Chester Avenue and/or the area of West Cobbs Creek Parkway from Chester Avenue to St. Louis. We will be cleaning up those sites on Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 am to Noon.
Please meet at Church Lane and Chester Avenue at 7:45 am on Saturday, May 4. Gloves and tools will be provided. We will also be providing T-Shirts for volunteers. Bottled water will be on hand to keep us hydrated and porta-potties will be available on site for our added convenience.
As each year has grown in scope and enthusiasm, this year we will expand our efforts in Mayoral Proclamation, dedicating May 4, 2019 as “Yeadon Clean-Up Day.” We are encouraging the entire borough to join in a community clean-up effort – from a home-based yardwork spring cleaning, to helping our neighbors clean up their block and common driveways. In concert with our Public Works Department, we will dedicate (to be announced) major intersections where we can also discard of bulk trash in conveniently deployed dumpsters. Please visit our website at yeadonborough.org for more information as our clean-up Day info will be updated as the date gets closer.
Hope to see ya out there at one of our sites, or on your block shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors.
Mayor Rohan Hepkins
No Child Will Drown in Our Town (NCWDOT) is a free, comprehensive swim and water safety program focused on safe swimming methods that is being offered to children 13 and under who are residents of the William Penn School District.
IMPORTANT: You must register for this program during the registration meeting taking place Saturday, April 27 in the parking lot of the Nile.
Limited slots are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Classes will take place between June 17 and June 28, 2019.
For more information please call 610-623-1535 or visit nileswimclub.org
The Spotlight on The Spectrum program serves as a peer group for children with developmental delays or sensory issues (Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD) and their parents, care takes and relatives. Please join us in the Yeadon Public Library community room, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
Yeadon Public Library is a hub for the community and provides essential programs, workshops, activities and resources. The library now offers the same opportunities
for families living with autism; we are pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Spotlight on The Spectrum Program. The program will be held on every 3rd Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Spotlight on The Spectrum is a community grass roots program aimed to bring awareness to various forms of developmental delays or sensory issues (Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD). Spotlight on The Spectrum is designed to provide hope, inspiration, resources and education to parents, children and loved ones living with autism. The program gives attendees the opportunity to hear and interact with professionals, in the field and loved ones of those with autism.
Quarterly Mayor’s Citizens Forum
Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Third Floor, Yeadon Borough Hall
All Yeadon Residents are welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
Discuss your issues & concerns, offer suggestions, or just “Ask the Mayor”
Let your Voice be Heard!!!
• William Penn School District
• Camera Update
• Elevator Update
• Emergency Management Plan Update
Next Scheduled Forum: June 6, 2019
Volunteer Opportunities for Adults and Youths
Whether young or old, your gift of time and effort keeps Yeadon Public Library going. The Yeadon Public Library continues to provide library materials and services to meet the needs of Yeadon Borough residents. The library currently has a collection of approximately 50,000 cataloged items.
Persons 65 years of age and older may register for SEPTA Key Cards on the 2nd floor of the Borough Hall from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on February 28, 2019. SEPTA Key cards give seniors the ability to ride all SEPTA Transit routes (bus, trolley, trackless trolley, and Market, Frankford, Broad Street, and Norristown High Speed Lines) for free. In addition, there is no fee to ride the Regional Rails in Pennsylvania.
In order to register, seniors must bring their SEPTA (yellow or blue) ID and another form of identification, such as a driver’s license or state ID.
Please contact the Borough with any questions you may have at 610-284-1606.
In the event of a winter emergency, if an emergency is declared, a declaration will be issued regarding snow emergency routes as follows:
No parking will be permitted on Snow Emergency Routes during a declared emergency. All cars violating the ordinance, No. 470.02, may be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense. A list of Snow Emergency Routes can be found in Ordinance No. 470.03. If you are unsure, contact the Yeadon Borough Police Depart of Public Works.
We ask all Yeadon Borough Residents living along the snow emergency routes to use the municipal parking lots located on Church Lane and Myra Avenue; Church Lane and Guenther Avenue and on the old Yeadon Theatre Lot on Holly Road, behind the Valero Gas Station. Parking is free during the emergency.
If your power goes out, call PECO at (800) 494-4000 to report it. The amount of reported outages may determine the type of equipment needed to restore power as soon as possible.
In the event of a major power outage, Borough Council and Management, may authorize an emergency shelter be opened at the Borough Hall in the 2nd floor auditorium. In the event this occurs, notification will be disseminated on the Borough website and social media.
Please also notify the Office of Emergency Management at (610) 623-239, in the event of a power outage as well. Rufus Stokes, Emergency Management Coordinator, may be reached at (484) 645-5503. Mary Nixon, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, may be reached at (484) 843-6872.
Call the Police at (911), to report fallen wires and downed trees. The Public Works Department may be reached at (610) 623-3636, to address fallen trees as well.