Do you know someone extraordinary here in Aston? Do you know anyone that has done something great for the township in the past year? If so, Aston Township is now accepting nominations for Aston’s 2015 Outstanding Citizen Award. You can find the application here , 2015 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, to nominate the resident that you think deserves this award. All applications must be turned in by Friday, September 4th and nominees must be Aston citizens.
Print and Deliver Nomination Form
Please remit completed nomination forms to:
Aston Township Citizen of the Year Nomination
5021 Pennell Road
Aston PA 19014-1869
or hand deliver to the Township Office.
Submit Online Nomination
September 11th (Patriot’s Day) Memorial Ceremony
Aston Township Memorial Garden
5 – Points Concord & Pennell Roads
Friday, 9/11/2015 beginning at 7:00 PM
(in the event of rain, ceremony will be held at Community Center)
for further details, contact Barry Pinkowicz: 610-714-1598
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.
Join us in welcoming the North American Hockey League’s, Aston Rebels to their new home at IceWorks Skating Complex, right here in Aston, PA! Read more
Aston Township Police would like to remind residents that all peddlers, door-to-door salesmen or service representatives are required to have a peddler’s license issued by Aston Township. Note that each individual who works for a company that is doing this work is required to have a copy of their license. If you are approached or solicited by any individual that is unable to produce this license, please contact Aston Police Department at 610-497-2633. For emergencies dial 911.
The 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:
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
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.
King 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
Emergency Service During Bridge Outage
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
The Township has acquired three properties located in the second ward from the Delaware County repository for the sum of $122.50 each, which includes the sale price of $1 and filing fees.
The properties located on Mount Road, Lenni Road and Aston Mills/Mount Road have been abandoned by their previous owners with no bids being received at the judicial upset sale.
The properties were recently transferred to 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham on behalf of the township from County Council.
“It is the belief of the board of commissioners that when possible, acquiring land to remain as open space is very important,” Graham said. “In addition, it helps the township to eliminate abandoned properties.”
Pictured is Commissioner Graham with members of Delaware County Council.