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.
The Board of Commissioners is very much aware of the traffic issues and concerns along Concord Road, especially at the intersections of Concord Road and Donnelly Avenue and at Concord Road and MacInyre Drive. Until recently, the only option available was to install a traffic signal at each location. In 2014, the Township Engineer suggested that a recent change in PennDOT policy may in fact address most, if not all, of the traffic concerns at these intersections and this portion of Concord Road. After studying the design and operation of roundabouts for a number of years, PennDOT has established a policy in favor of constructing a roundabout in lieu of installing a traffic signal. PennDOT has determined that roundabouts offer improved safety over other at-grade intersection forms because roundabouts have fewer conflict points, slower speeds, and easier decision making. When comparing a roundabout to a signal, studies show that roundabouts provide a 90% reduction in fatal crashes, 75% reduction in injury crashes, 30-40% reduction in pedestrian crashes, and 10% reduction in bicycle crashes. Roundabouts improve pedestrian safety offering two simple crossings of one-way traffic moving at much slower speeds. Read more
Over the years, stormwater management basins have been constructed throughout the Township as neighborhood development occurred. In the intervening years, little, if any maintenance on the basins has been done. As engineers, planners and environmentalists studied the impact that stormwater basins had on the environment, a body of knowledge developed. This work has lead to a better understanding of the functioning of these basins and the water courses they flow into.
Hometown Concerts start June 8th! Officers Thomas Giancristoforo and Joseph Hart recognized by Township Commissioners; Sisters of St. Francis schedule facility tours; First Annual Cleanup Day is a huge success; and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!
Summer 2015 – June 22nd – July 31st
This Summertime Camp is brought to you by the Aston Township Board of Commissioners.
The conditional use hearing for the expansion of the DCIU facility in Aston will continue on June 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Township Commissioner’s Meeting Room at 5021 Pennell Road.
By Loretta Rodgers.
Hundreds of Aston Township residents attended the annual Memorial Day Parade and observance held May 25 at American Legion Post #926 Read more
by: Loretta Rodgers.
Aston Township Police Officer Joseph Hart was presented a commendation of merit during the May 20 board of commissioners meeting for exemplary police work in recognizing and apprehending an alleged serial robbery suspect. Read more
Aston Township Police Officer Thomas J. Giancristoforo, Jr., during the May 20 meeting of the Aston Board of Commissioners, was presented a proclamation and recognized as Police Officer of the Year.
By Loretta Rodgers
Sister Anne McCafferty, SND, spent 11 years as a chaplain at the Fair Aces Geriatric Center in Middletown, and was so moved by her experiences with the elderly and infirm that she decided to share them in a book titled “Blessings: Reflections of a Chaplain to the Elderly.”
Now retired, Sr. Anne uses her book to honor the lives of the Fair Acres residents and staff to whom she ministered and worked in an atmosphere that she describes as “compassionate and loving.” Read more