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Yeadon Police Host National Day of Reconciliation Event

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo invites residents to take part in the National Day of Reconciliation on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The event is a day of communication and healing between police and people of color in the United States. Locally, the Yeadon event takes place from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Yeadon Borough Hall and will feature community members watching a healing film (Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer) and having healing discussions.

This event is free, and seating is limited. Registration is required.

Be part of the change, be part of a new direction for police and community members to rebuild trust, change hearts, restore faith, and heal one another.

Senior Community Services

Friendship Circle Senior Center Offers Trips, Classes, Programs for Older Residents

Yeadon Borough reminds residents about services offered by Senior Community Services, the largest provider of services to Delaware County’s older residents and their families. SCS is a community-based organization with over 39 years of experience, four national accredited senior centers, and an abundance of programs directly serving the aging population in the service area of Delaware County.

Senior Community Services operates four senior centers in our region. The Friendship Circle Senior Center is most convenient for Yeadon seniors, located in the East Campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

Programs include ongoing classes at the Center for Lifelong Learning, assistance on living independently through the Aging at Home program, as well as bus trips and additional resources.

For more information please call 610-237-6222 or visit scsdelco.org.

811

PECO Reminds Homeowners to Call 811 Before Digging

Saturday, August 11 (8/11) is National Call Before You Dig Day – a natural reminder for all customers and contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. Nationwide, every six minutes someone damages an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the 811 phone number and safe digging practices.

Striking an underground electric or natural gas line can cause serious injury, damages and service interruptions. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree and laying a patio are all examples of digging projects where a call to 811 should be one of the first steps. Customers and contractors also are required to call 811 before clearing blocked sewer lines to determine if any utility lines are nearby as well.

PECO has more than 9,000 circuit miles of underground electric lines, 13,000 miles of natural gas distribution and service lines, and another 9 miles of natural gas transmission lines buried throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to PECO’s lines, there are underground communications cables, water and sewer lines, and other utilities. Even properties that are not served by a particular service may still have utility lines running below ground.

When calling 811, customers and contractors are connected to PA One Call, the state’s coordinator for utility line marking. PA One Call will collect information about the project and provide it to PECO and other member utilities. The utilities will then mark their underground facilities. Calls are required at least three business days in advance of digging.

Once lines are located, customers and contractors doing work also must understand the markings and look for evidence of unmarked lines, such as water and sewer lines on private property. Sewer clean-outs and water valve covers are examples of equipment that can indicate the presence of underground lines.

For more information, visit peco.org/safety

Center For Resolutions

Volunteers Wanted for Center for Resolutions Youth Aid Panel

Center for Resolutions is a non-profit organization that creates alternative programs for first-time juvenile offenders in order to clear their juvenile records.

Youth Aid Panel – The community can participate in problem solving for youth offenders in their neighborhood.

The Panel – Volunteers are chosen for their interest in helping the youth and usually meet once a month depending on the case load. Panel members will also receive training in the Delaware County juvenile justice system and other various techniques to help the youths.

Visit the Center for Resolutions Volunteer Info Page to learn how you can help.

The Offenders – First-time juvenile offenders will be offered to join the program at the discretion of the juvenile officer or designated police officers. The youth offenders will be seen by the panel after being charged with a first-time summary or misdemeanor offenses.

The Goal – To prevent the youth from becoming a habitual offender, understand the cause of their action and resolution for the victim, and completion of panel-imposed obligations.

Benefits – Offers police departments another alternative when dealing with a first-time offender, save tax payers money, less costly for parents and youths, provides positive change, cases heard at a timely manner, connects youth with the community, fewer repeat offenders, and successful completion of the program allows the youth to avoid a formal juvenile record.

For more information visit https://www.center4resolutions.org

Free Backpacks

Sign up by Aug. 31 for Free Back-to-School Backpacks

Does your child or grandchild need a book bag for school?

If so, please get in touch with the office of Rep. Margo Davidson by Aug. 31. While supplies last, the office is taking pre-orders for backpacks to give away for free at the Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 7!

Once confirmed, you are guaranteed to receive a bookbag for each confirmed pre-registered child when you attend the Back to School Picnic and Bookbag Giveaway at 3:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Second Ward Playground at 747 Crosley Ave. in Upper Darby.

You must attend the event to receive the bookbag AFTER you are confirmed as pre-registered.

Call 610-259-7016 as soon as possible to pre-register for the free book bag. Supplies are limited, and it bears repeating that you must register for one by Friday, Aug. 31.

Upper Darby Councilwoman-at-Large Barbarann Keffer is co-sponsoring the event this year. It is open to all five municipalities in the 164th district, including East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Milbourne, Upper Darby and Yeadon.

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.

trash

Rescheduled Trash Collection for Some Residents

Due to equipment problems, trash collection on the following blocks did not take place on Tuesday, July 30:

• 1000 block of Guenther Avenue
• 1000 block of Whitby Avenue
• 700 block of Fern Street

Collection on these three blocks has been rescheduled for the following day, Wednesday, July 31.

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.

Update on PECO July 23 Storm Restoration 1000 Hours

Thunderstorm Talking Points

July 23, 2019
1000 hours

KEY MESSAGES / TALKING POINTS:

Situation Overview

A thunderstorm producing heavy rain, lightning and strong winds, moved through the region yesterday evening causing damage to trees and outages throughout our service territory. The most severe weather affected Bucks and Delaware counties. PECO’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, with crews currently investigating the extent of damage and will be working throughout Tuesday. Estimated restoration times will be available as crews continue to assess damage and make repairs.

As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, approximately 23,000 customers are without service.
• Bucks County = 14,000
• Chester County = Scattered
• Delaware County = 7,000
• Montgomery County = 1,000
• Philadelphia County = Scattered
• York County = Scattered

Key Messages
What happened?

A thunderstorm that produced heavy rain, lightning and strong winds, moved through southeastern Pennsylvania, leaving downed trees and tree limbs, flooding conditions, and causing damage to utility poles and electric equipment.

Approximately 90,000 customers were impacted by the storm, with more than 74,000 customers without service at the height. As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, around 23,000 PECO customers are currently without electric service.

What are we doing?

When storms and extreme weather hit, PECO is prepared and dedicated to safely restoring service to our customers as quickly as possible. PECO personnel work around the clock until every last customer is restored.

PECO’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, and all available personnel are responding to support our customers. PECO has secured local contractor crews to provide assistance in making repairs.

Estimated restoration times will be available as crews continue to assess damage and make repairs.

We know our customers are inconvenienced anytime they are without service and we appreciate their patience and understanding as we make repairs.

What do we want customers to know/do?

PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines and potentially damaged electric equipment.

Customers should always assume that PECO equipment is energized. Report downed power lines by contacting us at 1-800-841-4141.

Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141.

Customers also can easily report issues with their electric service at peco.com/outages using their phone, tablet or computer or through PECO’s free mobile app.

Download PECO’s free mobile app to report outages and receive notifications on restoration status. The PECO mobile app is available through the App Store or Google Play.

Visit peco.com/alerts to choose how to receive information – via text, email or phone – including when power is out in your area, when your service is expected to be restored, or when your power is restored.

PECO also has a two-way texting program for outages. By texting “ADDOUTAGE” to MYPECO (697326), customers can enroll in the program, report outages and check the status of their outage through text messaging. To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account.

Customers can find additional information at peco.com/storm. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/pecoconnect and on Twitter at twitter.com/pecoconnect.