Category: Community

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 Committee 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

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.

Free Coats for Children Nov. 23

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd will have free coats for boys and girls on Saturday, November 23 from Noon to 3:00 pm.

Various sizes (boys and girls) will be available. The coats are due to arrive in the begining of November. For more information contact the church office at 610-626-2815 or Rev. Toni Truehart at 610-246-2930.

Vote Nov. 5

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5

Polls Open 7 am – 8 pm

The Borough of Yeadon reminds residents that Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. The polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. If you are in line when the polls close, you are entitled to vote.

To find your polling place, please click here.

YEADON BOROUGH POLLING PLACES

1st Precinct: Bell Avenue School
2nd Precinct: Yeadon Borough Hall
3rd Precinct: Grace Court
4th Precinct: Bell Avenue School
5th Precinct: William B. Evans School
6th Precinct: Penn Wood Cypress Street
7th Precinct: Bell Avenue School
8th & 9th Precincts: Yeadon Public Library

Safe Swap Zone

Safe Swap Zone at Borough Hall

The Yeadon Safe Swap Zone is an area where residents making online transactions can meet to exchange products and merchandise safely on Borough property under the watch of 24/7 surveillance cameras.

Located at the main entrance of Borough Hall by the Mayor’s office, the Safe Swap Zone includes the building lobby (during business hours only) and the area outside the main entrance during all other times. The borough decided to designate an area where people can safely exchange items in an effort to minimize risks or fraud and crime related to todays increasingly popular online marketplace.

The Safe Swap Zone is monitored by camera 24 hours a day, seven days a week.