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  • Community Ribbon-Cutting Honors ‘Smiles in the Playground’

    Community Ribbon-Cutting Honors ‘Smiles in the Playground’

    Aston Township officials and representatives from Energy Transfer recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome children and families to the newly completed Smiles in the Playground, a handicap-accessible playground that is inclusive to all children, with a special focus on those with disabilities.Read More »
  • BOC Announces Opening of Bids for Newsome Tract Stormwater Management Project

    BOC Announces Opening of Bids for Newsome Tract Stormwater Management Project

    Aston Township Board of Commissioners officially announces the opening of bids for the revitalization of the Newsome tract located at the intersection of Weir Rd. and Blackthorne Lane. The project will include beutification improvements and stormwater management controls to alleviate area flooding.Read More »
  • Smiles in Aston: Ground broken for special needs playground

    Smiles in Aston: Ground broken for special needs playground

    By Loretta Rodgers Times Correspondent Oct 4, 2019 ASTON — Township officials, representatives from Energy Transfer Partners, and residents gathered on Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for “Smiles in the Playground,” a special needs accessible playground located on the grounds of the community center on Concord Road.Read More »
  • Smiles in the Playground Project Leaps Closer to Reality

    Smiles in the Playground Project Leaps Closer to Reality

    ASTON, Pa. — Aston Township announced today (July 1, 2019) that it will move forward with building an accessible and inclusive playground this year thanks in large part to a $300,000 funding commitment from Energy Transfer. Aston Commissioner Carol Graham and her daughter Kit Spayd, the visionaries behind the Smiles in the Playground project, began this dream in 2006 with a goal of providing a handicap-accessible playground for children ages 1-12 in Aston Township. The theme of the park is to inspire children in the community to try things that they thought were outside of their range of capabilities and …Read More »
  • Aston Township Special Needs Playground Receives $300,000 Boost from Energy Transfer

    Aston Township Special Needs Playground Receives $300,000 Boost from Energy Transfer

    Smiles in the Playground Project Leaps Closer to Reality ASTON, Pa. — Aston Township announced today (July 1, 2019) that it will move forward with building an accessible and inclusive playground this year thanks in large part to a $300,000 funding commitment from Energy Transfer.Read More »
  • Installation of Lights at Weir Park

    Installation of Lights at Weir Park

    The Township has received the voting ballots that were to be sent back by March 11th in regards to lights being installed on the Majors field at Weir Park.  After calculating the ballots it has been decided by the residents votes that the lighting project has passed.  The second round of the project will be to design where the lights will be placed, cost of purchasing and also exploring funding options. If you should have any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact Commissioner Fred Prendergast at 610-497-1389.Read More »
  • Traffic Calming Policy

    Traffic Calming Policy

    Aston Township Traffic Calming policy May 29, 2014 INTRODUCTION 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.Read More »
  • A Letter From Aston Township Fire Marshal Tom Morgan

    A Letter From Aston Township Fire Marshal Tom Morgan

    Aston Township has new signs on major roads as you enter our town that say “A Community that Cares”. Late Tuesday evening, November 15, 2016, and in the days that followed, we personified that little public relations snippet more than you can imagine.  Let me tell you about it. At 11:17pm the Aston Township Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Linda Lane and Birney Highway for a building fire. 27 Aston volunteer firefighters left their home and answered the alarm.  10 mutual aid fire departments, 3 EMS and 6 police units also responded.  Our community cares.Read More »
  • Aston Receives State Grants for Three Projects

    Aston Receives State Grants for Three Projects

    Pennsylvania State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161, last week, presented Aston Township commissioners with a check in the amount of $882,525, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The grant funds will be used for watershed restoration at Newsome Park, and roundabouts at Donnelly Avenue and McIntrye Drive.  The Newsome Park project will include improvements to a walking path and picnic areas, implementation of storm water management controls, planting native vegetation, and re-establishing two existing ponds to alleviate area flooding.  The funds will also address traffic concerns by adding roundabouts on Donnelly Avenue at the site of the Community Center and …Read More »
  • Township Awarded $164,000 Grant from PA Dept. Conservation and Natural Resources

    Township Awarded $164,000 Grant from PA Dept. Conservation and Natural Resources

    At the February 17, 2016 Board Of Commissioners meeting the board announced that Aston Township received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the amount of $164,000 to renovate Vinsmith Park. This grant is contingent on a 50% match which will be provided in part from cash and in part from the volunteer efforts of the Boy Scout Troop 225 and donations from local businesses.Read More »
  • Parks & Recreation Steering Committee Submits Master Plan Recommendations

    Parks & Recreation Steering Committee Submits Master Plan Recommendations

    In early 2015 the Board of Commissioners established a volunteer committee to assist the Township engineer and administration in preparing a Township Parks Master Plan. On October 13, 2015 the committee submitted a draft of it’s proposed Township Parks & Recreation Plan. The plan will be presented to the public at the regular BOC meeting on Wednesday October 21st. A pubic hearing will be held on November 18 after which the Board will consider adopting the plan.Read More »
  • Aston Township – Roundabouts

    Aston Township – Roundabouts

    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 …Read More »
  • StreetScape Project About To Get Underway!

    StreetScape Project About To Get Underway!

    The Aston Township StreetScape Project is about to get underway along a 0.8-mile stretch of Pennell Road between Concord Road and Duttons Mill Road.  The work will include sidewalk and curb ramp installation/improvements, pedestrian level lighting, landscaping, and landscaped center medians.  The improvements will contribute to increased mass transit ridership and economic development by creating a pedestrian-friendly environment and  connecting a variety of land uses including residential, commercial, office, institutional and recreational.  The improvements implemented along Pennell Road will serve as guidelines to implement similar improvements along Concord Road and Duttons Mill Road as future projects. The Township was awarded …Read More »
  • Aston Replacing Old Street Signs with New Improved Signage

    Aston Replacing Old Street Signs with New Improved Signage

    The Aston Township Vision Plan is being implemented as members of the public works department have been working hard replacing old, worn street signs with updated signs that feature the new township insignia. Public Works Supervisor Russell Palmore said the new signs, which are constructed of heavy duty aluminum and larger lettering, will be easier for residents to see, especially at night.Read More »
  • Parks Master Plan – Original Scope of Work (March 5, 2015)

    Parks Master Plan – Original Scope of Work (March 5, 2015)

    Aston Township Parks Master Plan Aston is blessed with an exceptional park system.  Most residents can walk to a park within five (5) minutes from their home.  This is an exceptional value to our residents. The Township Wide Park Study will  become the blue print for park improvements in the future. The document will be used to support grant application for funding to support necessary park improvements. One of the most important elements of what the plan will be to prioritize the proposed improvements.  The prioritized list will be used when applying for grants.Read More »
  • Aston Township 2014 Annual Report

    Aston Township 2014 Annual Report

    The administration is pleased to submit the 2014 Annual Report which describes many of the accomplishments of 2014 and an outline of 2015 programs.  Read More »
  • Traffic Calming Policy

    Traffic Calming Policy

    At the June 18, 2014 Township Commissioner’s Meeting, Commissioner Higgins made a statement introducing a new Aston Township Traffic Calming Policy. Aston Township Traffic Calming policy May 29, 2014 INTRODUCTION 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.Read More »
  • Aston Township Awarded $1 million StreetScape Improvement Grant

    Aston Township Awarded $1 million StreetScape Improvement Grant

    By Loretta Rodgers Commissioners President Jim Stigale, during the October 15 meeting of the board of commissioners, was pleased to accept a check in the amount of $1 million from Kevin Andrews, chief of staff for Pa. State Representative Joe Hackett, R-161. The funds, which represent a state grant, will be used for streetscape improvements in the township. The improvements are planned along the 0.8 mile stretch of Pennell Road between Concord Road and Duttons Mill Road. The work will consist of sidewalk  and curb ramp installation/improvements, pedestrian level lighting, landscaping, and landscaped center medians.  The improvements will contribute to …Read More »
  • Vision Plan Update

    Vision Plan Update

    View updated Vision Plan documents from the September 18 public meeting at the Aston Township Community CenterRead More »
  • Valley View Park Renovation Project

    Valley View Park Renovation Project

    Aston Township has made application for a Greenways, Trails, and Recreational Program (GTRP) Grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority for restoration of Valley View Park. Valley View Park (aka Vinsmith Park) located in the Township’s Seventh Ward comprises 3.024 acres of open space land, most of which is grassy areas. The park is completely surrounded by predominantly ranch homes on Vinsmith, Edgar and Raymond Avenues, and Stella Lane, with the main entrance at Vinsmith and Bonsall Avenues.Read More »
  • Aston Township Vision Plan

    Aston Township Vision Plan

    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 »
  • Aston Township Community Day 2014

    Aston Township Community Day 2014

    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: MARYANN BULLEN mimibull@comcast.net 610-494-2337 PARADE COORDINATOR: NANCY BOWDEN nbowden@comcast.net 610-494-5490Read More »
  • What is Single Stream Recycling?

    What is Single Stream Recycling?

    Single Stream Recycling is a system that takes two recycling “streams” – Newspaper and commingled containers – and puts them together in one bin. [SlideDeck2 id=4494]Read More »
  • Aston Township StreetScape Initiative

    Aston Township StreetScape Initiative

    Aston Township is planning  to construct streetscape improvements along a 0.8-mile stretch of Pennell Road (SR 0452) between Concord Road (SR 3007) and Duttons Mill Road (SR 3020).  The work will include sidewalk and curb ramp installation/improvements, pedestrian level lighting, landscaping, and landscaped center medians.  The improvements will contribute to increased mass transit ridership and economic development by creating a pedestrian-friendly environment and  connecting a variety of land uses including residential, commercial, office, institutional and recreational.  The improvements implemented along Pennell Road will serve as guidelines to implement similar improvements along Concord Road and Duttons Mill Road as future projects. …Read More »
  • Newsome Property Revitalization Project

    Newsome Property Revitalization Project

    The Newsome property is a 4-acre lot in Aston Township, Delaware County, PA that is proposed to be converted into a Township Park and improved with walking paths, picnic areas, stormwater management controls and the re-establishment of two ponds to alleviate area flooding. The property is traversed by Marcus Hook Creek, which enters the property through a storm sewer culvert, daylights through the property, then exits through a culvert that runs underneath Weir Road and into the northeast corner of Weir Park. This project will also replace a large section of the culvert that runs underneath Weir Road in order …Read More »