Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Township Brine Truck Makes Debut to Prep for Winter Storm Jonas

New Township brine dispensing equipment.

New Township brine dispensing equipment.

The Public Works Department used a little ingenuity to make their own brine truck for the winter season. A brine maker is similar to what PennDOT has and uses a mix of salt and water to prep the roads before a winter storm. The Public Works employees went online and found the instructions before constructing it with about $400 in materials. The truck uses a 300 gallon tank and covered more than expected in its first trip around the Township.

It took about three days to make and it was first used to prep the Township for winter storm Jonas. Crews treated the roads 24-48 hours before the storm. The brine helps snow not stick for awhile and helps it come up easier when it’s plowed.

“The brine truck seems to be working really well,” said Russ Palmore. “There might be some upgrades to the truck in the future. We are lucky to have a lot of skilled people,” he said.

February 2016 Township Times

New fire department location meeting; Marching Vanguards honored for Cavalcade of Bands win; Higgins, Osborn, Link and McGinn sworn in as commissioners; these stories and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!

Aston Commissioners Hire New Police Officers

Thomas Piraino and Jonathan Curtis were hired as part-time Aston Township police officers. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

Thomas Piraino and Jonathan Curtis were hired as part-time Aston Township police officers. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

by Loretta Rodgers.
Aston Commissioners, during a recent meeting, announced the hiring of new part-time police officers Thomas Piraino and Jonathan Curtis, effective Jan. 4.

Piraino is a graduate of Salesianum School and is currently studying emergency management at Delaware County Community College. He is a sergeant  in the Delaware Army National Guard and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Piraino is a member of the Aston Township Fire Department.

Curtis previously worked at the Delaware County Park Police and the Aldan Borough Police Department. He is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy and is employed as a part-time officer in the Chester Township police department.

Curtis is also a member of the Aston Township Fire Department.

Both candidates passed a thorough medical exam, along with a psychological examination.

Proclamation Presented to the Sun Valley High School Band

The Sun Valley High School Marching Band. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

The Sun Valley High School Marching Band. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

by Loretta Rodgers.
Aston Commissioners, during the January 20 meeting, presented a proclamation to the Sun Valley High School Band.

Under the direction of Tim Pry, the band was recognized for placing first in every competition this season. The Marching Vanguards also received special awards for receiving the high score in high visual as well as high overall effect. Read more

Aston Township Declares State of Emergency

Aston-Seal-2014Aston Township has declared a “State of Emergency”.  The Township Police department, Fire department, and EMS services will remain in service for continuous 24 hour coverage.  In the event of an emergency all residents are urged to dial 911. We encourage all residents to refrain from driving to improve emergency response and so that our snow removal crews can clear to roadways.

Stigale and Higgins to lead Aston Board of Commissioners

With his wife holding the Bible, new 1st Ward Commissioner Michael Link was sworn into office by Magisterial District Judge Diane Holefelder.  (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

With his wife holding the Bible, new 1st Ward Commissioner Michael Link was sworn into office by Magisterial District Judge Diane Holefelder. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

During a special reorganization meeting held Jan. 4, James Stigale and Michael Higgins were unanimously re-elected president and vice president of the township board of commissioners, respectively. Read more

January 2016 Township Times

Commissioner Fulginiti recognized for his service; Bruce Reimer Retires after 27 years; Moose Lodge donates for new K-9 Unit; and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!