Category: Government

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.

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.

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.

HHW collection

Delaware County 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Delaware County presents four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in 2020. On the event dates listed below, only Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted

Electronics Waste & Latex Paint will NOT be accepted

This Program is offered as a community service to the residents of Delaware County and is not open to businesses, institutions or industry.

Sponsored by:
– County of Delaware
– Delaware County Solid Waste Authority
– Covanta Delaware Valley, L.P.
– Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Saturday May 2

Emergency Services Training Center
1600 Calcon Hook Rd., Sharon Hill (Darby Twp.) 19079

Saturday, June 20

Delaware County Community College
901 Media Line Road Media PA 19063

Saturday, Sept 12

Penn State University—Brandywine Campus
25 Yearsley Mill Rd., Media (Middletown Twp.) 19063
(Use Main Entrance at Traffic Light on Route #352)

Saturday, Oct., 17

Upper Chichester Township Municipal Bdg
8500 Furey Road., Upper Chichester, PA 19061
This Program is offered as a community service

For complete list of acceopted materials and additional details about HHW collection events please click the flyer below to enlarge, or contact: Delaware County Solid Waste Authority – 610-892-9627

Cobbs Creek Parkway Project

West Cobbs Creek Parkway Project Groundbreaking Sept. 27

On July 31, 2019, Yeadon Borough closed on the PENNVEST loan for the West Cobbs Creek project. This project will result in sanitary sewer system improvements as well as West Cobbs Creek Parkway

Yeadon Borough Mayor Rohan Hepkins announces that Yeadon will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the intersection of Chester Avenue and West Cobbs Creek Parkway (across from the Route 13 trolley stop). The Mayor, Council, and residents invite everyone to come out and join us for this event. The press is invited to stop by and see the beginning of the improvements.

For further information please contact Yeadon Borough at (610) 284-1606.

Tree removal

Tree Removal to Limit Parking at Borough Hall August 13

Please be advised that Yeadon Public Works will be removing two dead trees at the end of the Borough Hall parking lot early morning on Tuesday, August 13. The photo shows the exact location where the trees are being removed. For everyone’s safety, there will be no parking wherever cones are placed that day. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter.

Yeadon Police

Yeadon Police Host Second Annual Youth Police Academy

Yeadon Police proudly announces its Second Annual Youth Police Academy. The program will run eight weeks, beginning October 2, 2019 ending with a graduation during the borough council meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Youth Police Academy Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm unless otherwise noted in the schedule. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 12 high school (grades 9-12) students residing in the William Penn School District. The application can be found here.