Aston Township, Delaware County PA

December 17, 2014 Commissioner’s Meeting

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Aston Township Board of Commissioners

Did you miss the live broadcast of the Aston Township Commissioners meeting on Aston TV?

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 re-broadcast on Aston TV (Comcast Channel 5, Verizon Cable 45) on Tuesday beginning at 4pm.

Deputy Health Officer James Talbot Recognized on Retirement

By Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioner Jim McGinn, during the December 17 board of commissioners meeting, presented retired deputy health officer James Talbot with a proclamation and engraved wrist watch

Aston Commissioner Jim McGinn, during the December 17 board of commissioners meeting, presented retired deputy health officer James Talbot with a proclamation and engraved wrist watch

Aston Commissioners, during the December 17 meeting, presented longtime deputy health officer James Talbot with a proclamation and engraved wrist watch in recognition of his retirement. Read more

Aston Commissioners Honor Eagle Scouts

By Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners, December 17, presented proclamations and plaques to township residents Kyle Andreoli-Brown and Andrew Higgins on the event of their earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Read more

Aston Commissioners Honor Eagle Scout – Andrew Higgins

Andrew is the son of Drew and Dawn Higgins and is also a member of Troop 292. He is a 2014 graduate of Sun Valley High School and is currently attending Millersville University where he is pursuing a degree in communications/broadcasting. Read more

Aston Commissioners Honor Eagle Scout – Kyle Andreoli-Brown

Kyle is the son of Dawn Andreoli and Karen Brown. He is currently a senior at Sun Valley High School where he is a commanding officer in the school’s Marine Corps JRROTC program. He also is a member of the track and swimming teams, elite choir and the football team. Read more

Statement Regarding Cell Towers

Aston-Seal-2014Questions arose at the November 19th commissioners meeting with respect to the proposed amendment to the lease with American Tower for the cell tower located on Gamble This tower is one of the two (2) cell towers that are located on Township property. The second tower is at the municipal building property located on Pennell Road.

Aston receives monthly rentals for each cell tower.

The proposed lease amendment will restructure the lease with a forty-nine (49) year term. In exchange for this longer term, Aston Township will receive a lump sum payment.

The Board of Commissioners have stated that this payment will be used to match future grant applications. There is the potential that the proceeds that Aston receives from the restructured lease will bring in more than four (4) million dollars in local grants for infrastructure improvements to Aston’s streets, parks and storm water management facilities. These improvements will be at no cost to Aston residents, assuming approval of the grants.

The Board of Commissioners has directed the administration to reduce expenses to match the potential reduction in annual income resulting from the restructured lease.

The Board of Commissioners has decided that it is in the best interests of Aston to restructure this lease agreement and to retain the monthly payments from the second cell tower lease, at the Municipal Building.

Aston Welcomes the Holidays With Tree Lighting and Winter Festival

Santa at the 2014 Tree Lighting & Winter Festival

Santa at the 2014 Tree Lighting & Winter Festival

By Loretta Rodgers.

Rain and chilly temperatures did not deter the more than 600 Aston residents who attended the township’s annual tree lighting ceremony and winter festival.

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Aston Residents Ralph and Camille DeBerardinis Live Their Lives in the Service of Others

Ralph and Camille DeBerardinis

Ralph and Camille DeBerardinis

By Loretta Rodgers.

The holidays are a time of giving, but for Ralph and Camille Deberardinis, their lives revolve around volunteering and doing good deeds for others all year long.

Residents of Aston Township for 42 years, Ralph and Camille prepare meals for shut-ins and for those who cannot cook for themselves, regularly drive friends and neighbors to the grocery store and doctors appointments, and help their neighbors with yard work and snow removal. Read more

Winter Fun Festival & Tree Lighting – Dec. 5th

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Aston Township Fun Festival and Tree Lighting

Come join us for a fun filled evening, presented by Aston Township Parks and Recreation Committee.

Carolers – Pictures with Santa – Music – Light Refreshments – Storyteller Granny Annie

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 2014
Aston Township Community Center
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
(All children must be accompanied by an adult)

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Our even’s major contributor, GreeDrop, will be there to collect gently used clothing, household items

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors will be collecting canned goods.

Aston Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Press Release – Aston Township Fire & EMS Services

We are the Aston Township Fire Department. We’re your neighbors, your co-workers, your family members who have served the community since 1942 as members of the Green Ridge Volunteer Fire Company & the Aston Beechwood Volunteer Fire Company. Read more

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