Aston Township, Delaware County PA

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Philadelphia and all surrounding suburbs for five days, from 8 a.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. Sunday.  On Wednesday and Thursday, scattered downpours and thunderstorms will aid in some cooling off locally. However, Friday through Sunday is set to stay sunny, hazy and dry during the height of the excessive heat.  Plan for ways to keep yourself and your family members cool during this extended stretch of dangerous heat. Review the symptoms of heat illness, the appropriate responses and note the critical differences between heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Please remember the Aston Township Community Center is available to use as a cooling and charging location! Residents with emergencies or acute needs should call 911 and report power outages to PECO at 800.841.4141.

The Aston Township Community Center hours are as follows:  Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. –  Closed Sundays.

BINGO Presented By The Friends of The Aston Library

Come out to the Aston Township Community Center on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm, doors open at 4:30pm.  Admission is $25 and all prizes are cash prizes.  In addition, there will be special games, food, bingo supplies and raffles.   All proceeds go to the Aston Township Library.  No one under the age of 18 will be admitted into the event.

Chester Creek Phase II Update

Aston Township and Commissioner Bowden would like to inform residents that the County has engaged Wilson Consulting Group and their subcontractor Skelly and Loy to complete all necessary design, engineering and permitting for Phase II of the Chester Creek Trail.  This next segment of the trail will run from the end of the existing trail at Creek Road for approximately 1.5 miles south to a point at or before Bridgewater Road.

Residents can expect to see workers out in the field as soon as late February 2019 to survey the site.  Activity on the design phase of this project is expected to carry into early 2020.  Workers will be wearing yellow vests and have identification as well as documentation that the County/SEPTA has authorized them to enter the railroad right-of-way.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Steven Beckley, AICP at 610-891-5200 or beckleys@co.delaware.pa.us

A map of the project can be found here.

Land Development Update February 25, 2019

The following land development project are now active:

Burger King Demolition and Taco Bell Rebuild

The franchise owner of the Aston Burger King located at 5012 Pennell Road appeared before the Aston Township Zoning Hearing Board on January 22, 2019 and was granted variances to the ordinance for free standing signs, the number and size of menu board signs, the number of building signs and the number of parking spaces. The next steps in the process are for the developer to appear before the Aston Township Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7PM and the New Construction Committee on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:30PM to review land development plans for the Burger King Demolition and construction of a Taco Bell Drive-Thru Restaurant.

Aston Township Public Works Complex

The Southwest Delaware County Municipal Authority located at 1 Gamble Lane, Aston is subdividing 4.09 acres of their total 11.33-acre parcel for the proposed construction of a new Public Works Complex for Aston Township. The subdivision phase does not include any construction activities. However, the Public Works Department will relocate from their current complex at 5021 Pennell Road after construction is completed. The Authority will appear before the Aston Township Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7PM and the New Construction Committee on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:30PM to review their subdivision plans.

The Aston Planning Commission Meeting and the New Construction Meeting will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at 5021 Pennell Road. Both are public meetings and residents are invited to attend and comment.

PECO Replacing Poles Along Crozerville Road.

PECO has begun a project on February 11, 2019 to replace poles and wires between 305-499 Crozerville Road., with the cross streets being New & Roberta Roads.  This work is permitted to be done in grass and dirt areas with trees being cut back or removed as needed to install the new poles and wires.

If you should have any questions regarding the work being completed please contact PECO at 1-800-494-4000.

Letter From Aqua Regarding Water Main Replacement

Below, please find the link that will take you to a letter sent to Aston Township from Aqua.  This letter explains the upcoming water main replacement project that will take place at New Road between Lenni and Drayton Roads and Drayton Road between New and Crozerville Roads., this work is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 25, 2019. The installation phase is expected to be complete in July 2019.  Final job completion including final road restoration will be complete in the fall of 2019.   Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to track progress and answer any questions you may have.

Click here for formal letter from Aqua.

Delaware County Reassessment Project

Please be advised that Tyler Technologies has been contracted by Delaware county to provide valuation services for the 2021 countywide reassessment project. During this phase of the project, our staff will be working within your municipality to collect current property data and confirm or verify existing county assessment property records. This occurs by visiting properties, measuring improvements, observing and noting all exterior building characteristics.    Read more

Delaware County Intermediate Unit Roundabout OFFICIALLY OPEN

It is with great joy that Aston Township is able to announce that the roundabout located at Birney Highway and Crozerville Road has been approved by PennDOT for use.  We would like to thank you all, residents and non residents for your continued patience with this project, as we incurred bumps in the road causing it to last longer than expected.

Owners to Demolish Burger King and Rebuild as Taco Bell

The franchise owner of the Aston Burger King located at 5012 Pennell Road is planning to demolish the existing drive-thru restaurant and rebuild it as a Taco Bell drive thru. The restaurant is a permitted use in the C-Commercial Zoning District.  Brian Cleary, PE. on behalf of Robert Nasuti/Aston Investors will appear before the Aston Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to request a variance to the ordinance for free standing signs, the number and size of menu board signs and the number of building signs. Additionally, the applicant is requesting a variance for 32 parking spaces. No variance is needed for he demolition.
This Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be held at the Aston Township Municipal Building at 5021 Pennell Road on January 22, 2019 starting at 7pm. This is a public meeting and residents are invited to attend the hearing and comment.

Commissioners Approve 2019 Final Budget

Aston Township Seal - 80x80At the December 19, 2018 Aston Township Commissioner’s Meeting the Board approved the 2019 Aston Township Final Budget.
This final budget supersedes the preliminary budget adopted by the Board of Commissioners on November 20, 2018.

Download 2019 Final Budget:

2019 Budget Summary Presentation |  2019 Detailed Budget – Approved

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