Sunday, January 27, 2013
The three were recognized for their outstanding community leadership.
Sunday, January 27
The following release was provided by the Delaware County Council. Three students received Student Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards from County Council and the Youth Council of the Delaware County Workforce Investment Board for their outstanding leadership and commitment to the county community, serving as a role model to other youth, galvanizing their peers as well as others to give back to the community and succeeding despite difficult barriers and challenges. Recipients Andrew Miller (2nd from left), a junior at Penn Wood High School, Lansdowne, Shanae Harmon (center), a sophomore at Smedley STEM High School, Chester, and Melanie Horton (2nd from right), who accepted for her daughter, Ashley Price Horton, a student at West Chester …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The county raised taxes 2.8 percent.
It’s good work if you can get it. According to the Delaware County Daily Times, for the third straight year, all Delco employees will receive two percent pay raises. Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle explained to the paper that most of the county’s unionized employees receive two percent raises each year, so it made sense to extend the raises to all county workers. The county’s most highly paid employee is Medical Examiner Dr. Fredric N. Hellman, who will bring in a salary of $203,048 in 2013. In December, the Delaware County Council approved a 2013 budget that calls for a 2.8 percent tax hike. Read the full story, with more salary information for Delco employees, here.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The all-star football game was played on May 31.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Hero Bowl Chairman Robert T. Lythgoe (center) presented $27,740, the proceeds from the 2012 Hero Bowl, at the Nov. 21 meeting of Delaware County Council, which was accepted on behalf of the Hero Scholarship Fund by Council Chairman Thomas J. McGarrigle. Lythgoe also serves as President of the Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County. The contribution represented ticket sales from the all-star football game, played May 31 at Widener University, as well as proceeds for advertising in the program book and donations from sponsors. The game saw the East team prevail over the West squad in a 40-32 victory. The Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County, Inc., was founded in 1977 by County Council at the request of two members of Upper Darby …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Live Homework Help offers K-12 tutoring to members of the 28 Delaware County Library System institutions.
Delaware County Council renewed the county library system’s subscription for Live Homework Help at Wednesday morning’s meeting. Delco Council Vice-Chairman Mario J. Civera said the year-long subscription renewal cost the county $66,695. The Tutor.com service offers one-on-one online tutoring with professionals in subjects ranging from English to physics and can be accessed at home in addition to at the library. Older students also have access to a career-counseling component as part of the program. “We anticipate approximately 10,000 sessions in the upcoming year,” said Director of Delaware County Library System David Belanger. Belanger said usage grew from 5,400 sessions in 2010 to 9,500 in 2011. Nationally, there have been more than 8 …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Delaware County Council and the county's Department of Intercommunity Health warn residents regarding the West Nile virus and ask for their aid in its prevention.
This year's first detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito in Pennsylvania was the earliest since testing began in 2000, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Several counties, including Delaware County, have now found infected mosquitos. Delco was fortunate to have no human cases of the virus last year and county officials are taking measures to replicate that success. "Staff is working to keep the mosquitoes under control, but you can take some simple steps in your backyard to help," said Intercommunity Health Director Maureen Hennessey-Herman at last Wednesday's Delaware County Council meeting. Herman has been coordinating the West Nile Surveillance and Control Program 13 years now. Councilwoman…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Delaware County extended its agreement with the Animal Protection Board for an additional six months to take care of stray animals.
At Wednesday morning's Delaware County Council meeting, the council agreed to continue paying the Animal Protection Board $30,000 a month until Dec. 31, 2012, when they will then consider the possibility of a five-year contract, said Vice Chairman Mario J. Civera. The Animal Protection Board, established last July to oversee a new animal control facility to be built in Darby Township, consists of first- and second-class township respresentatives, a police representative and a union representative. State law makes the handling of stray animals the responsibility of both the state and municipalities. The facility was projected to be completed by May or June at a cost of $1.2 million, but when the estimated cost jumped to over $2 million…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Motorcyclists hosts "Honor a Veteran Day" at the Fair Acres care facility on Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m.
LIMA–One hundred thirty veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam from Delaware County will be presented with honorary lapel pins, certificates and American flags during the sixth annual "Honor a Veteran Day" celebration. "We invite people to join us as we pay homage to and visit with these veterans of our nation's armed forces who reside at Fair Acres," said PCOM (Pennsylvania Coalition of Motorcyclists) Delaware County Chapter President Robert "Butch" Ferguson in a press release. The program unites PCOM members with County Council Vice-Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr., U.S. Navy veteran and Pennsylvania Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. "As a veteran, and as county council's liaison to Fair Acres, I want to convey …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
During its Wednesday meeting, the Delaware County Council was honored with a Heritage Commission award for “the rehabilitation and reuse” of the Rose Tree Tavern after it was moved from its original location at Rose Tree Road and Route 252 to its current location in Rose Tree Park, in Upper Providence. “The original structure that dated to 1739 is gone, but the 1809 inn was rehabilitate by the county council and is once again open to the public as the headquarters for the Brandywine Conference and Visitors Center,” according to the council’s press release, which is attached to this article. There were 12 other projects and activities that were awarded the 2012 Historic Preservation Award, stated the press release. “Usually council is the …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Delaware County Council has provided this 2012 government directory. Within it, people can find out who their elected leaders are at the county, state and national level, how to reach them, what districts they oversee and when their term ends. In addition, there is a phone directory of the frequently used county offices. Please be sure to download or print this directory and share it with others.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Delaware County Council alerts seniors to the services and activities available to them.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Senior citizens are invited to activities geared just for them during May, which Delaware County Council designated Older Americans Month in recognition of the many contributions senior citizens have made to the community. During Older Americans Month, council wants to alert seniors to the services and activities available to them, particularly through the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA). Seniors have lived through wars and hard times, as well as periods of unprecedented prosperity. They pioneered new technologies in medicine, communications and industry while spearheading a cultural revolution that won equal rights for minorities, women and disabled Americans. “Their shared histories, diverse experiences, and …