by Loretta Rodgers
Aston Commissioners Present Proclamation to Township Resident James L. McKelvey for Being Named Named “Chevalier” of the French Legion of Honor
Aston Commissioners presented a proclamation to township resident James McKelvey, who was named a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor; the highest distinction bestowed on U.S. soldiers who fought at Normandy, Provence/Southern France or Northern France. Read more
by Loretta Rodgers
Aston resident John “Mac” MacFarland fought back tears as President Barack Obama recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Of the 24 individuals recognized with this country’s highest award for valor in action, only three are still living. And when one of the three, Sgt. Santiago Jesse Erevia, proudly accepted his medal, MacFarland was finally able to put his greatest demon to rest. Read more
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 2014 Outstanding Citizen Award. You can find the application here , 2014 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, to nominate the resident that you think deserves this award. All applications must be turned in by Friday, August 29th and nominees must be Aston citizens.
Please remit complete nomination forms to:
Aston Township Citizen of the Year Nomination
5021 Pennell Road
Aston PA 19014-1869
or hand deliver to the Township Office.
Good luck to all involved!
Miss the live broadcast of the Aston Township Commissioners meeting on Aston TV? Unable to attend this month’s meeting?
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 rebroadcast on Aston TV (Comcast Channel 5, Verizon Cable 45) on Tuesday beginning at 4pm.
At the June 18, 2014 Township Commissioner’s Meeting, Commissioner Higgins made a statement introducing a new Aston Township Traffic Calming Policy.
This Traffic Calming Policy reflects the commitment of AstonTownship to address a wide range of community goals and objectives, which include transportation mobility, efficiency and safety. While our community strives to be more sustainable and livable, a comprehensive traffic calming program will help harmonize transportation mobility with other community values.
At the March 19, 2014 Aston Township Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Board voted in favor of of contracting Simone Collins, PC to develop a Vision Plan For Aston. Read more
SAVE THE DATE
AT ASTON COMMUNITY CENTER
ASTON COMMUNITY DAY
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4, 2014 - 11:OO to 3:00
RAIN DATE – SUNDAY OCTOBER 5, 2014 – 1:00 to 6:00
PARADE LEAVES NEUMANN DRIVE @ 9:30AM
COMMUNITY DAY COORDINATOR:
Aston honors James L. McKelvey who was recognized a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the highest honor bestowed on a U.S. soldier who fought in WWII in France; Home Town Concerts return; Fizz, Boom, Read at the Aston Library this summer; all in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!
Need A Smoke Detector?
The Green Ridge Fire Company has received a supply of Kiddie brand smoke detectors and has offered to provide them to any Aston resident at no cost. To ensure proper installation and function, a Green Ridge volunteer will even show up and install the detector for FREE!
The residents of Aston Township, especially the adjacent neighbors, have expressed their views on the proposed expansion at the Delaware County Technical School. Your comments have come across loud and clear. We respect your views, comments and concerns and take them very seriously.
Our job as Commissioners is to serve the residents and make decisions that are beneficial to them and Aston Township. Most decisions are easy while some are difficult. We have to weigh the perceived benefit verses the estimated expense when making decisions on what is best for our community. Sometimes the best course of action is to hire a professional with a specialized background for consultation when making these decisions.
The situation involving the proposed expansion at the Delaware County Technical School site in Aston has gotten out of control before even being formally presented to the Board. The residents were given an opportunity by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit to hear about their plans. Many issues were raised about traffic, safety, size of buildings, geothermal energy and the overall impact on adjacent residents. The issues and concerns brought to the attention of the DCIU by our residents need to be answered clearly and accurately. However, the Aston Board of Commissioners still have not been formally presented with the final plans for the expansion of the Aston Campus.
In order for the Board to be better prepared to make an informed decision on the zoning and other issues raised by the expansion plans we have hired Donaghue & Labrum, LLP, experienced land use attorneys, to review all the details of the plan and advise the Board.
Based upon the findings of our attorneys and comments we receive from our residents, we will be better prepared to resolve the many issues presented by the proposed expansion. We understand the impact our decision will have on the residents, the Township, the children and the teachers employed by the IU alike. We are prepared to do what is best for our residents and Aston Township. This will include legal avenues available to the Township, namely, litigation in the Court of Common Pleas and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. We will educate ourselves, and will not hesitate to pursue the course of action necessary to ensure that all concerned parties are well served by our decision.
James M. Stigale, President
On Behalf of the Aston Township Board of Commissioners
May 21, 2014