Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Aston Township Welcomes the Holidays With Tree Lighting and Indoor Winter Festival

tree-lighting-20More than 500 Aston residents attended the township’s annual tree lighting and winter festival, which took place December 2 at the community center.

Prior to the lighting of the township Christmas tree, songs of the season were performed followed by Santa Claus’ arrival, riding high above an Aston Township fire truck.

The winter festival, which was held inside the community center gymnasium, was organized by the township recreation committee and featured a magician, arts and crafts, ornament making, pictures with Santa Claus, and visits by several Disney Princesses including Belle, Cinderella and Snow White.

Upon entering, children received a goody bag filled with a brightly decorated cookie, and other items.

Refreshments included pretzels in the shape of a candy cane, hot chocolate, cookies, lemonade, and water.

The winter festival committee was chaired by Kit Spayd and included Alma Carroll, Florence Fisher, 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham, and a countless number of volunteers.

2016 Holiday Business and Residential Decorating Contest

The Aston Township Parks and Recreation Committee along with the Aston Township Board of Commissioners, are happy to announce the Second Annual Aston Township Holiday Decorating Contest!

The contest will be open to all residences and businesses within Aston Township.  We are asking participants to join in the fun this holiday season throughout the month of December with final judging completed by Friday, December 16, 2016.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

santa-claus-04Our very own Aston Township Fire Department will be escorting Santa around to all of our township residents on the following dates and times.

December 4th: 11am – 3pm

December 10th: 9am – 3pm

December 17th: 9am – 4pm.

Look and listen for Santa in your neighborhoods!

Care Packages For Veterans

cards-for-troopsThis year Aston Parks and Recreation Committee have teamed up with the Rockdale Art Center to collect items for care packages for Veterans at the Coastville VA Hospital.  There are approximately 500 residents at the facility at any time, whether for nursing home care or rehabilitation, 50 of those residents are women.  We all agreed that doing something selfless would go a long way in the hearts of our bravest patriots!

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November 16, 2016 Commissioner’s Meeting

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.

October 19, 2016 Commissioner’s Meeting

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.

Aston Township Police Department Pin Sales

I Support Aston Police PinAston Township Police Department will be selling “I Support Aston Police” pins.  The pins cost $1.00 and ALL of the proceeds are being donated to Neighbors Helping Neighbors.  The pins can be purchased at the Aston Police Department located at 5021 Pennell Road, also depending on availability they will be sold at Community Day on October 1, 2016.

 

DCIU Conditional Use Hearing Update Statement

The last Conditional Use Hearing to consider a request by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) for Conditional Use Approval to allow the DCIU to expand the current use at the Delaware County Technical School property at 100 Crozerville Road, Aston, PA was held on November 9, 2015. I now have a meeting update for the month of October 2016.

There will be an Update and Informational Meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016. At the meeting, the Township Engineer will review a proposed roundabout at Birney Highway and Crozerville Road and other changes to traffic patterns in and around the Delaware County Technical School (DCTS). These are expected to improve traffic flow in the area. Additionally, our Special Counsel Hugh Donaghue will provide an update to the proposed programs at the DCTS Campus, as well as, discuss Zoning, permitted uses and Conditional Use at the DCTS campus. There will be time for questions.

There will be a Conditional Use Hearing on Thursday, October 13, 2016 to consider a request by the DCIU for Conditional Use Approval at the DCTC Campus.

Both the Informational Meeting and the next Conditional Use Hearing will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room, here at 5021 Pennell Road, Aston Pennsylvania starting at 7PM. Both will be advertised on the Township Website and the Public Access Channel, as well as, the Delaware County Daily Times. As in the past, residents in the area of the DCTC Campus will receive notification.

Mike Higgins, Vice President
On Behalf of the Aston Township Board of Commissioners

(read at September 21, 2016 Board of Commissioners Meeting)

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September 21, 2016 Commissioner’s Meeting

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.

Aston-Beechwood Fire Company Decommissioned During Solemn Ceremony

Aston Web #1 ATFD Tom Mike and SeanEmotions ran high the evening of August 18 as members of the Aston Township Fire Department (ATFD) #17 joined commissioners, officials and neighbors for the decommissioning ceremony of the ATFD West station, formerly known as the Aston-Beechwood Fire Company #72 on Mount Road.

“Traditions in the fire service are very important, said Sean Joyce, ATFD president. “We, as the newly formed Aston Township Fire Department, feel the same way and believe this station is a very important part of our legacy… Change is not always easy, and in order to grow and continue to serve the community we must continue to move forward.” Read more

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