Borough News

Winter Weather Alert for Wednesday, March 7th

Due to the snow storm today, Yeadon Borough Municipal Offices will be closed. The William Penn School District is also closed today, Wednesday, March 7th.

Residents with emergency or acute needs should call 911. Please report power outages to PECO at 800.841.4141. If you have a public safety event, please contact the Office Emergency Management at (610) 623-2392.

Yeadon

Winter Weather Alert

We are currently under a winter weather alert. The most dangerous part of the storm is high winds gusts. Many trees are down & the borough is experiencing some rolling power outages as a result.

Please stay in if you don’t have to travel.
For emergencies, call 911
For Borough Emergency Mgmt call 484-843-6872
For Power Outages call PECO at: 1-800-494-4000

Please be safe and if you’ve lost power, PECO is working to restore as soon as they are able.

Mayor Hepkins

Temporary Water Shutdown Friday, March 2

Aqua PA will temporarily have water shut down on Friday March 2 between 9 am and 3 pm in the following areas:

  • Yeadon Avenue between Cedar and Whitby
  • Cedar Avenue Between Church and Yeadon

All affected residents have been notified via door hanger.

Mayor’s Citizens Forum Rescheduled: Tuesday, March 6th

Due to Yeadon Democratic Committee’s Meet and Greet held this Thursday at Borough Hall, the Mayor’s Forum has been rescheduled to next week – Tuesday, March 6th at Borough Hall, 7:00 pm. Topics of discussion will be issues concerning school safety, break-ins, Crime stats and 2018 priorities will be further discussed.

Free Dental Care for Kids

Free Dental Care for Kids and Teens Available During Spring Break

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) is offering free dental care for children 1 to 18 years old during the week of March 26 – April 2. The program is intended for children who are uninsured, have no dental insurance or haven’t been to the dentist in over six months.

Children will receive care in dentist’s offices in Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties.

Call PCCY to make an appointment (in any language) starting on March 12 at 215-563-5848 x21

For more information, see the program flyer or visit http://www.pccy.org/event/give-kids-smile-day-2018/

Yeadon Borough Seeks Students to Serve as Junior Councilors

Borough Council is seeking two local students to serve as Junior Councilors as part of Yeadon’s participation in the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs’ Junior Council Person program. Participants must be high school students in 11th or 12th grade, residents of Yeadon, and willing to serve a one-year term.

The objective of this program is to help our youth understand how local government works and help make decisions that are necessary to govern. The Junior Councilor(s) will learn critical skills including team building and collaboration, public speaking, public engagement, budgeting, and running effective meetings. It will also allow the student(s) an opportunity to deliberate on issues that are affecting his or her community. As a result, the Junior Councilor(s) will be able to explain to their peers what municipal government is all about, and, in turn he/she will provide Yeadon Council with a perspective that is seldom seen in government – and that is the ideas and thoughts of our youth in our community.

Learn more about this program and apply.

County Reassessment 2020

Delaware County Council Contracts with Tyler Technologies for 2020 Reassessment

Delaware County Council has contracted with Tyler Technologies Inc. to provide real property appraisal services for the County’s 2020 general reassessment. The reassessment which was ordered by the Court in March 2017 will be effective for the 2021 tax year. The project, which is being implemented through the County Treasurer’s Office will utilize Tyler’s appraisal and street imaging services.

During the initial phase of this project Tyler will provide the County with detailed, high-resolution street level images beginning in December 2017. Tyler will photograph properties from inside white vans which will be clearly marked. The images will only be taken from the street and Tyler staff will not enter private property. The reassessment project includes data gathering, verification of data, establishment of assessed values and an opportunity to appeal.

The digital images will improve the quality of visual data used by the County and Tyler appraisers. The project will also allow verification and correction of address discrepancies. Additionally, the images will be helpful for emergency management recovery reports, necessary for state and federal assistance.

Tyler staff will be in Delaware County throughout the reassessment process, concluding in 2020. During the duration of the project Tyler will be in communication with the County, providing county officials and local law enforcement updates on current collection locations and expected duration.

To alleviate any privacy concerns images will not be taken of homeowners and/or children. For further information, residents can contact the County Treasurer’s Office: 610-891-4879.

Read the original press release

Legislative Meeting

Yeadon Borough Council Legislative Meeting – Thursday, February 15

Yeadon Borough Council will hold a Legislative Meeting at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 15th in Borough Council Chambers (3rd Floor).

If any person who wishes to attend the meeting and has a disability and/or requires auxiliary aid service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings then please contact the Borough Secretary at 610-284-1606 in ADVANCE to discuss how those needs may best be accommodated.

Flag Day Sub-Committee Members Needed

The Recreation Committee is seeking community members who would like to be part of the Flag Day Sub-committee. As we all know, Flag Day is the biggest celebration in our small town and it gets bigger and better every year.

So if you would like to become part of the Flag Day sub-committee team then please contact Councilor Ron Francis at 267-418-0459 or email at rfrancis@yeadonborough.com

Youth Police Academy

Apply Now for Youth Police Academy

The police departments of Aldan, Clifton Heights, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs are holding a Youth Police Academy for ages 13 to 17. This eight-week police academy-style program meets on Thursday nights from March 1 through April 26, from 6 to 9 pm at the American Legion Post 1000, 106 Bonsall Avenue, Aldan, PA 19018. Participants learn about the U.S. Constitution and our legal system, as well as police practices and procedures.

The program is led by officers from all five departments, giving the police and young people a chance to get to know each other. There is a lot of practical, hands-on participation, and both officers and the participants will have a good time and learn a few things. For more information, please contact Bobbi Harris at the Lansdowne Police Department (610-623-0700), or download the 2018 Application Packet. This is a great program for young people who want to learn more about police work or are interested in a career in public safety.

Other resources:
Program Application
Program Flyer