Aston Township, Delaware County PA

DEP Small Business Advantage Grant – Now Accepting Applications

PA Department of Environmental ProrectionThe Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500.00, to enable a Pennsylvania small business to adopt or acquire energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Download Application:

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Aston Commissioners Recognize Joseph W. Owsley, Sr.

Aston 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn presented Joseph Owsley, Jr. a proclamation in recognition of the event of his 90th birthday. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn presented Joseph Owsley, Jr. a proclamation in recognition of the event of his 90th birthday. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

by Loretta Rodgers.

Aston Commissioners, during the July 15 meeting, presented a proclamation to longtime resident Joseph Owsley, Jr. on the event of his 90th birthday, which he will celebrate on August  22. Read more

Aston and Local Communities Rally Around 7-Year-Old Cancer Patient

Cameron McCarthy, 7, of Aston was recently diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Cameron McCarthy, 7, of Aston was recently diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

By Loretta Rodgers.

Wearing blue wristbands bearing the name of seven-year-old Cameron McCarthy, Aston commissioners, during a recent meeting, publicly  encouraged the community to actively join in the effort to assist the young girl who has been diagnosed with cancer. Read more

July 15, 2015 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.

Community Day is Coming Soon – Mark Your Calendar!

The Aston Business Association will host the 14th Annual Community Day and Business Expo on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  The Community Day events events will run from 11am to 3pm and the rain date is set for Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1pm to 6pm.  Before the event will be the Annual Community Day Parade, which includes a bike rodeo for local youngsters both starting at 9:30am.  The route will start at Neumann University and go down Concord Road to the Community Center.

Emergency Service During Bridge Outage

Aston Mills Bridge Emergency Service Response PlaningAston Township Fire Marshall, Tom Morgan and ATFD Chief Michael Evans have requested that we notify all residents regarding the bridge outage on Aston Mills Road.  Read more

Storm Recovery Assistance – Special Branch Collection

A special notice about branch collection.

Post-Storm Clean Up Assistance – Special Branch Pickup
Public Works department will be making rounds with a wood chipper that can accommodate branches of up to 6″ in diameter to assist with clean up. Please orient the butt end of the branches toward the street. Service will continue through the month of July until all material is collected according to the following schedule:

(Schedule Revised: 7/19/2015 6:20pm)

July 20th to July 24th
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday’s Trash Routes

As of July 17th work crews are a week ahead of the original schedule for branch pick-up.
All branch curb side pick-up will be completed by July 24th.

Any other branches can be scheduled for pick-up the week of August 17th to the 21st on the regular scheduled trash day.


What Should Be Discarded After A Power Outage?

As soon as power return CHECK TEMPERATURES. Then use this chart to see what should be disgarded and what can be kept.

July 2015 Township Times

Hometown Concerts continue; Commissioner McGinn recognized for 36 years of service; NAHL Aston Rebels Hockey Team makes IceWorks their home; Aston fights for #TeamCameron; and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!

PennDOT to Improve Aston Mills Road Bridge in Aston Township

penndotKing of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start construction Monday, July 6, on a $2 million project to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Aston Mills Road over Chester Creek in Aston Township, Delaware County.

The Aston Mills Road bridge is one of two bridges that PennDOT will repair under a $6,637,980 bridge improvement project. On May 11, construction began to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Linfield Road over the Schuylkill River in East Coventry Township, Chester County and Limerick Township, Montgomery County. Both projects are scheduled to be completed in late fall 2015.

Crews will work the next five months to restore the structurally deficient Aston Mills Road bridge by replacing the deck, beams, bearings, parapets, guiderail; installing new concrete approach slabs; and reconstructing the roadway approaches adjacent to the bridge.

Due to the complexity of the repairs, the Aston Mills Road bridge will be closed and detoured during construction. The posted detour will take motorists over Concord Road, Valley Brook Road and Bodley Road.

Local access will be maintained up to the construction zones. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas.

The steel beam bridge was built in 1965. The one-span bridge is 60 feet long and 43 feet wide. The bridge carries an average of 6,486 vehicles a day.

J. D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pa., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following local PennDOT information on Twitter at twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6798

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Commissioner Jim McGinn Lauded for 36 Years of Service to Aston Township

Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale presented nine-term commissioner Jim McGinn with a service award for his dedication to the township.   Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale presented nine-term commissioner Jim McGinn with a service award for his dedication to the township. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale, during the June 17 meeting of the board of commissioners, presented longtime 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn with a service award in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service to the township.

McGinn was also acknowledged on May 15 by the Delaware County Association of Township Commissioners during its annual banquet.

“For Jim McGinn, 2015 marks 36 years of service to the Aston community, and in particular to the residents of the fifth ward,” said 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham. “When Jim first ran for office in 1979, I bet he never expected to be a nine term commissioner. Then again, you don’t survive nine terms without working hard on behalf of your residents.” Read more

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