We would like to apologize for the error in the Delaware County Daily Times. Below is the accurate meeting schedule for the rest of the month of May.
Ordinance Committee – Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:30pm
Zoning Hearing Board – Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:00pm
Fire Committee – Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:00pm
The Aston township Building and Code department has been revamped to help better support you the residents. The restructuring of the department has allowed for township employees to spend more time out in the community checking up on permits, getting to know the contractors, residents, and developing a working relationship with the community.
All Commercial Building Plan Review and Inspections will be handled through Pennoni Associates.
All permits will be delivered to the work-site unless the permit requester wishes to pick it up from the office.
Office Hours have changed.
Monday – 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday – 9:00am to 11:30am
Wednesday – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Thursday – 9:00am to 11:30am
Friday – No window hours.
Check out the new Code Department’s webpage.
Spring is here and with that comes the first line of defense versus the spread of the West Nile Virus. In Aston Township we see this first line of defense being simple property maintenance. Don’t forget during your spring cleaning routine to get outside! Spending just a little time outside caring for your property can go a long way in stopping the spread of West Nile Virus.
Cleaning up your stuff!
Items left outside can collect rainwater. Over time this rain water becomes stagnate and essentially a breeding ground for Mosquitoes.
Practice good weed control habits!
Letting weeds and brush overgrow is a leading factor in attracting Mosquitoes. These items get saturated with water and become ideal areas for Mosquitoes to congregate.
Mow your lawn regularly!
Allowing grass to grow to excessive length can be just as detrimental as not controlling overgrowth. The taller the grass is the more water it absorbs making it just another ideal home for Mosquitoes. The high grass also allows the water to pond creating breeding grounds for Mosquitoes and potentially the West Nile Virus.
Power washing, cleaning gutters, painting, repairing broken concrete sidewalks and curbs, repaving driveways to ensure they slope away from the house are just some of the spring time maintenance items. Anything that can eliminate dirt, grime, or standing water will go a long way in preventing the breeding of Mosquitoes and the spread of the West Nile Virus.
This donut shaped product, often referred to as a “Mosquito dunk,” can be used to kill mosquito larvae in small pools of water. It is smart to buy these products early and keep them available for the height of Mosquito season.
Round the kids up and get ready for some Easter fun. On Saturday, March 23, 2013 the Aston Township Recreation Committee will be hosting the 2nd Annual Bunny Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt. Want to know more about the event? Click the links below for the flyer and registration sheet.
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PECO is urging customers to be aware of a scam that continues to target customers in the Philadelphia area. The scam, which has been reportedly taking place throughout the country, claims that customers are behind on their account and must make immediate payment to avoid service termination.
Customers are being asked to purchase a pre-paid debit card, in random amounts, from local pharmacies or convenience stores. The customer is then directed to contact a number to utilize the card for immediate payment to their account. Once the information is provided to the scammer, the funds on the card are removed.
“We want to make our customers aware of this scam so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of this and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark Alden, PECO vice president of Customer Operations. “We will not tolerate anyone taking advantage of our customers. We are working closely with local police to investigate any instances of scamming in our service territory so that these individuals can be caught and brought to justice.”
PECO offers these tips for customers to help avoid being scammed:
- If customers receive a call from someone who says they are calling to collect a bill payment for PECO, the caller should be able to provide information specific to the customer’s account. This includes the following information:
–Amount of Current Balance
If the caller cannot provide this information, it is likely the call is not coming from PECO. In this case, customers should not provide any type of payment or financial information, and call the company immediately at 1-800-494-4000 to report the situation.
- Never provide your social security number, or banking or credit card information over the phone unless you have initiated the call.
Never provide anyone access to your home who claims to be from PECO, or a contractor working for PECO, unless the person has proper identification. Customers can always contact the company at 1-800-494-4000 to confirm an official visit.
Upcoming April 2013 Events at Neumann University
The Cultural Arts Forum’s Annual High Tea
The ladies of the Cultural Arts Forum at Neumann University will host their annual High Tea on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at the Austin Room on 3729 Chichester Avenue in Upper Chichester, PA. Entertainment this year will be provided by Rene Goodwin and Ed Hagopian, who will present Ladies of Musical Note. The High Tea is a relaxing afternoon among family and friends while dining on scones, tasty sandwiches and delicious desserts. Admission is $35. Reservations are required. For more information please call 610-558-5626.
The Delaware County Symphony with the International Ballet Classique
The Delaware County Symphony will perform alongside the International Ballet Classique for a unique performance on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in the Bruder Life Center at Neumann University. Early arrivals may enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Thomas at 2 p.m. General admission is $10, Seniors/students are $8. Neumann students with ID and children under 12 are free. Groups rates are available. For tickets and information please call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org.
Neumann University’s Jazz Band presents Sound Inverstment
On Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Neumann Unveristy’s Jazz Band give their all in an evening of musical wealth. From gold standards to lesser-known nuggets, the selections played will yield enjoyable returns. General Admission is $8, Students/Seniors $5, and Neumann University students with ID and children under 12 are free. For more information call 610-558-5626.
Did you know that the Aston Township Times can be delivered to you directly to your inbox? You can sign up today and receive the Times digitally before it hits the newsstands. The 2013 Times is sure to be full of exciting information in regards to everything that is going on in Aston Township. Click the link below and subscribe today!
As we get deeper into the winter months the removal of snow from our sidewalks and streets become more and more of a priority. Aston Township has prided itself for many years in having a top notch dedicated Public Works Department that go out no matter what conditions are thrown in front of them. They are out working hard while most of us are sleeping. It is during those waking hours, however, that we must do our part. It is imperative that individuals remove the snow and create a safe walkway on all sidewalks. For best results individuals should shovel often and not let the snow pile up too high. If you live in a Cul – De – Sac please make sure your vehicles are not blocking the ability of the plow trucks to turn around. During a storm it is also important that you stay off of the road unless necessary. Unnecessary road traffic creates a hazard for our drivers and you. Finally we ask that you please work together with your neighbors to assist the elderly and individuals who are not capable of shoveling.
Have no fear your 2013 Aston Township Calendar is almost here! The delivery of the 2013 Aston Township Calendar will begin on Monday, January 07, 2013. Like last year and in an effort to save your tax dollars the Township has opted to have the Public Works department hand deliver the calendars. We expect the delivery to be completed by the end of the month, so if you haven’t received your calendar by then, please feel free to contact Assistant Township Secretary / Manager, George Needles III at email@example.com or by phone at (610) 494-1636 ext 113.
Can’t wait to find out what is going on? Click the link below to take you to the calendar on the web.
The Aston Township Board of Commissioners is proud to announce that the Township will continue with weekly recycling pickup for 2013. The choice was made after the numbers for Single Stream Recycling have increased drastically month over month and year over year. For the past three months the Public Works Department has been collecting at a feverish pace including the total for December, 111.19 tons “A new township record.” We would like to thank every resident for working hard to ensure this program is a success. “With weekly pickup we expect our totals to get into the 150 to 170 ton range by the end of 2013,” said Road Foreman Russ Palmore. Recycling numbers like that will take an all out buy in from you the residents. Below is a comprehensive list of what is recyclable.
Aluminum food and beverage containers
aluminum soda and beer cans, cat food cans, etc.
Glass food and beverage containers
soup, coffee cans, empty aerosol cans, etc.
P.E.T. plastic containers with the symbol #1
no microwave trays
H.D.P.E. natural plastic containers with the symbol #2
milk jugs and water jugs containers only (narrow neck containers)
H.D.P.E. pigmented plastic containers with the symbol #2
detergent, shampoo, bleach bottles without caps (narrow neck containers)
LDPE plastic food and beverage containers symbol #4
butter and margarine tubs
Polypropylene plastic food and beverage containers symbol #5
Other plastic food and beverage containers symbol #7
mixed plastic containers
Cartons and aseptic packaging
Juice boxes, gable top milk and juice containers, soup and soy milk cartons
Old Newspaper (ONP)
Sunday inserts are acceptable paper.
Kraft Paper Bags
Old Corrugated Containers (OCC)
no wax coated. Fiber board (ex. cereal boxes) is acceptable.
Coated magazines, catalogs and similar printed materials, junk mail, and soft cover books.
Materials Not Accepted:
No plastic bagging material. (News print can be placed in a Kraft bag)
Mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, any plastic containers with #3 or #6 or no # at all, paint, oil or antifreeze containers, coat hangers, fabrics and clothing, bio-hazardous waste, electronic waste, food waste, or any household items (such as toasters, cooking pots or pans, VHS/VCR tapes, etc.)
Hard cover books.