Aston Township, Delaware County PA

August 2014 Aston Township Times

July Aston Township TimesFire Departments Combine; more Home Town Concerts return;  Save the Date for Community Day; Dottie retires; all in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!

County Council puts Heat Plan in place

Resources can help vulnerable people cope when a heat wave strikes

While the 2014 summer forecast is calling for fewer scorching heat waves, Delaware County Council wants residents to know that the county’s Heat Plan is in place. Both the Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) and Office of Adult Services offer assistance to elderly and vulnerable residents throughout the summer months. Read more

2014 Hometown Summer Concert – Aug. 4th – Wilmington String Band

Hometown Summer Concert Series featuring The Wilmington String Band at The Aston Township Community Center, Monday August 4th Starting @ 7pm;

No Raindate;  Outdoor concert, lawn chairs welcome.

13th Anniversary – September 11th (Patriot’s Day) Ceremony

13th Anniversary

September 11th (Patriot’s Day) Memorial Ceremony

Aston Township Memorial Garden
5 – Points Concord & Pennell Roads

Thursday, 9/11/2014 beginning at 7:00 PM
(in the event of rain, ceremony will be held at Community Center)
for further details, contact Barry Pinkowicz: 610-494-5294


Join the Scouts of America this September 11th (Patriot’s Day) and show your pride and your thanks to our true American heroes. We strive to let everyone know that Scouting is alive and well and is still a pillar of American values, citizenship, leadership and quality program all while honoring the memory of the victims of 9/11/2001 and all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.

Scouts will earn a commemorative 2008 Patriots Day Patch by participating in ALL 3 phases of Patriots Day. Patches will be available for October roundtables.

Here’s How it Works:

Phase I – Daytime

Every Scout is asked to wear their uniform to school to show their pride and excitement in the Scouting program – one of America’s oldest and most tradition-filled movements.

Every Adult Scouter is asked to wear a Scouting polo short, lapel pin, tie, Scout Uniform if possible, or any piece of Scouting apparel that will show their pride in Scouting.

Every One of Us is asked to invite at least one friend (youth and adults) to join the world’s greatest values based youth movement ever.

Phase II – After School

Every Unit is asked to participate in a Patriot’sDay ceremony in your local community. Scouts should be in full uniform and should seek to provide a color guard and the ceremony.

Phase III – Early Evening

Every unit is asked to participate in our effort to say thank you to our Fire Departments. We want to arrive at their headquarters and present them with homemade cards, gifts, baked goods and tokens of Scouting’s and the community’s appreciation for their unselfish service to our families.

Aston Fire Companies Unite; Set New Name and Company Number

17by Loretta Rodgers

After 10 years of discussion and 18 months of intensive meetings and planning, the Aston-Beechwood and Green Ridge Fire Companies have united to become the Aston Township Fire Department. Read more

Aston Honors Longtime Employee – Dottie Kornafel

Carol Graham & Dottie Kornafel

Carol Graham & Dottie Kornafel

Aston Commissioners, during a recent meeting, presented a resolution to longtime office clerk Dottie Kornafel on the event of her retirement, which became effective July 3. Read more

DCIU Statement – Commissioner’s Meeting 7/16/2014

Visit:  BOC Special Review – DCIU Expansion page
for full project summary.

Aston-Seal-2014During the Board of Commissioners Meeting on May 21, 2014, President Stigale advised our residents that we still had not been formally presented with final plans for expansion of The Aston Campus of the Delaware County Technical School. As of today, July 16, 2014, we still have not been presented with final plans.

We have however, been advised by the attorney for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Vincent B. Mancini & Associates,that the DCIU’s Engineer is in the process of amending revised plans submitted to the Township on February 4, 2014. These plans have not been reviewed because in February,2014, the DCIU requested that we pause all land development activities.

Mr. Mancini has requested a Conditional Use Hearing be held either the week of September 15th or September 22nd. We have not yet selected a date for the Conditional Use Hearing. However, I can tell you the hearing will not be held the same night as the September 17, 2014, Board of Commissioners Meeting. We have also requested that the amended plans be submitted as soon as possible so the Township and County Planning Agencies and the Township Engineer will have an opportunity to review them well in advance of the Conditional Use Hearing. Upon completion of the Township Engineer’s plan review, the New Construction Committee will also meet to review the plans.

We will advertise all of the public meeting dates and meeting locations in the Delaware County Daily Times, on the Public Access Channels and on the Township Web Site. The adjacent residents will also be advised of the Conditional Use hearing in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.

Mike Higgins, VIce President
On Behalf of the Aston Township Board of Commissioners
July 16,2014


July 16, 2014 Commissioners Meeting

commissioners2014Miss the live broadcast of the Aston Township Commissioners meeting on Aston TV? Unable to attend this month’s meeting?

No problem, you may view this and previous  BOC meetings online by visiting our video archive or Board of Commissioners page. This meeting will also rebroadcast on Aston TV (Comcast Channel 5, Verizon Cable 45) on Tuesday beginning at 4pm.

2014 Second Trash Pick-Up

The Aston Township Public Works Department will make weekly residential 2nd Pick-Up trash collections from June 23, 2014 through September 5, 2014 according to the schedule below. Locate your regular trash day in the left column. The right column indicates your second pick-up day.

Solemn Ceremony Held for Burning of American Flags in Aston

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag Retirement Ceremony

by Loretta Rodgers

More than 50 people attended a solemn American flag burning ceremony which took place June 14 at the Green Ridge Fire House.

Organized by Mike Kane, Squad Commander of the Sons of the American Legion #926 and Cub Scout Pack #77 Committee Chairman Ed Gane, the event included opening remarks by Kane and Commander Cy Yost of American Legion Post #926. Read more

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