Welcome to Yeadon Borough
Yeadon Borough is a first-generation suburb located along the eastern edge of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, about six miles from Center City Philadelphia. The Borough consists of tree-lined streets with small scale homes and well-landscaped historic neighborhoods. There are distinct areas for industry, office use, restaurants, and shopping. more
Church Lane Overnight Closures Begin May 26
PECO has its road restoration contractor starting the Church Lane restoration on Tuesday May 26, with work taking place from at 7:00 pm until 4:00 am. There will be closures of Church Lane while the work is being done which should last about 8 days.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE MEETING
The Borough of Yeadon Council Legislative Meeting scheduled for Thursday May 21, 2015 is rescheduled to be held on Wednesday May 27, 2015, commencing at 7:30 PM in the third floor Council Chamber of Borough Hall, 600 Church Lane, Yeadon PA 19050. If any person desiring to attend the meeting has a disability and/or requires auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings please contact the Borough Manager’s Office at 610-284-1606 to discuss how these needs may be best accommodated.
Library Director Richard Ashby Promotes Read-a-Thon
Yeadon Library Director Richard E. Ashby Jr. appeared on the Comcast Newsmakers program to discuss some of the library’s programs and upcoming events, including the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon Fundraiser taking place on June 20-21. View the clip here.
Yeadon Flag Day Celebration
Councilwoman Learin Johnson, chair of the Flag Day committee, recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the 2015 Flag Day events. On Saturday, June 6, there will be a morning 5K run/walk. Please see the flyer for information and registration details. at 1:00 that afternoon there will be a basketball tournament at Community Park. On Saturday, June 13 there is a parade along Church Lane starting at 9:30 AM which ends at the circle on Longacre Boulevard where Delaware County residents will take the oath of citizenship. Last year 24 Delco residents were sworn in as US citizens in an inspirational ceremony. Also there is an antique car show at the Yeadon Shopping Center from 10 AM to 2PM. At 5:00 PM there will be a Gospel fest at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on Church Lane. The day’s events close with fireworks at Kerr Field at dusk.
Honoring Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson, a volunteer Yeadon fireman and Darby Borough Police Officer, had his life tragically ended in April. In his memory a scholarship fund has been established. Please see the attached flyer with information on the scholarship fund. Also Iron Hill Brewery in Media, where Mark had worked, is sponsoring two events where part of the proceeds will go to the fund. Reservations for these events are recommended.
Yeadon Community Park Playground Designs
The Yeadon Borough Council will be considering the purchase of new playground equipment for Community Park. Residents are welcome to view depictions of some proposed designs and offer comments. Please send your comments to council Vice-President Nelva Wright at email@example.com. Your input is appreciated.
Radio Courtroom Broadcast – Saturday, May 23
Cheyney University Alumni Chapter of Delaware County presents an old school afternoon cabaret on Saturday, May 23. Michael Coard, Esq. hosts a Radio Courtroom live broadcast on 900 AM from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Yeadon Borough Hall Auditorium The full event runs from 1:00-5:00 pm; a requested donation $10 will benefit Cheyney students. Bring your own food & non-alcoholic beverages. See event flyer for more information. For more information, please see the event flyer.
Veterans Meet-and-Greet – Sunday, May 24
Military veterans are invited to attend this meeting on Sunday, May 24 from noon to 4:00 pm at Yeadon Borough Hall, 600 Church Lane, 2nd floor. Refreshments will be served. Please call Ricardo Bostic 610-284-1606 ext. 117, or Rosemary Radziak at 610-284-1606 ext. 116 to make your reservation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Councilwoman Learin Johnson, Community Relations Chair, at 267-250-7701.
County Health Advisory Board Meeting – Wednesday, May 27
The Delaware County Health Advisory Board will host a public meeting in Media on Wednesday, May 27. more info
Benefit Flea Market – Saturday, May 30
A flea market to benefit the Jonathan Phillip Ford Foundation for Bipolar Awareness will take place beginning at 9 am on May 30 at 1002 Longacre Boulevard. To make a donation or to become a vendor please call Dr. Vivian Ford at 610-259-2526. more info
Mayor’s Forum – Thursday, June 4
Mayor Hepkins’ next Mayor’s Forum is on June 4, 2015 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM on the third floor of Borough Hall.
Electronic Waste Collection – June 20
Yeadon Borough will hold an E-Waste Collection Event on Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your unwanted TVs, radios, computers, printers and other electronic devices to the public works garage at Baily and West Cobbs Creek. Electronic waste will also be collected at the same location on September 19. more info
Delco 7th and 8th District Fire Police Association Flea Market – Sunday, June 28
The 7th and 8th District Fire Police Association of Delaware County will hold its annual flea market from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, June 28, at Upper Darby High School. Space is still available. For more information please call 610-284-5001.
Summer Science Enrichment Program
Yeadon Public Library and Power Resource Network, Inc. present this month-long program for current high school students, including graduating seniors interested in careers in science and healthcare. Preference will be given to those who have completed 9th grade by Summer 2015. The program takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays June 30 through July 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Yeadon Public Library. Lunch will be provided. For more information, download the flyer/registration form, contact Yeadon Library Director Richard Ashby at 610-623-4090, or email program facilitator Christina Randolph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asthma Day Camp – June 22-26
Asthma Day Camp is dedicated to teaching youth between the ages of 7-12 how to better control their asthma and be active at the same time. The week-long camp takes place at the Healthplex Sports Club in Springfield and costs $25 per individual. For more information see the flyer/registration form or call Tonya Merrill at 610-328-8874.
Block Captain Meet-and-Greet – Saturday, June 27
Calling all block captains and co-captains: There will be a meet-and-greet event for on Saturday, June 27 from noon to 4:00 pm at Yeadon Borough Hall, 600 Church Lane, 2nd floor. If you live on a block in Yeadon that does not have a block captain or co-captain – we need you! If you are interested or know of someone who is, please contact Rosemary Radziak at 610-284-1606 ext. 116. If you have any questions or concerns please call Councilwoman Learin Johnson, Community Relations Chair, at 267-250-7701. Refreshments will be served.
Upcoming Library Programs and Events
The Yeadon Public Library offers a number of upcoming programs and events, including:
Health Care Insurance Information: Stop by the library to get answers to your health care reform questions, identify if you are eligible for a subsidy, review your product options and costs, and get assistance with the application process. Available Wednesdays from noon to 3 pm and Fridays from 9 am to noon.
Teen Club Meets Every Thursday: Yeadon Public Library teen Club meets at 4:30 pm on Thursdays. For more information, please call 610-623-4090.
Now Available: “The Flavor of Yeadon” Cookbook at Yeadon Public Library
The Friends of the Yeadon Public Library are now selling copies of the first edition of “The Flavor or Yeadon” cookbook. This mouth-watering cookbook contains recipes from Yeadon’s neighbors, friends and community leaders that will be treasured for generations to come, including one from the home of Mayor Rohan Hepkins and two very special recipes from Library Director Richard E. Ashby Jr. Proceeds from the cookbook will be used to provide much needed audio-visual equipment and signage for the new wing of the Yeadon Public Library, as well as for the pre-existing building, inside and outside. Copies of the book are $18 each. Stop by the Library as soon as possible to pick up your copy or call 610-623-4090 for more information.
Message from Police Chief Donald Molineux
The Police Department responded to a rash of vehicle break-ins that took place between 2:00 am – 5:00 am on Wednesday, December 3. The locations of the incidents were on Whitby Avenue, Longacre Blvd. and Moore Avenue. Any resident having info on these incidents are asked to call Yeadon Police Department. All residents are also asked to call 911 immediately to report any suspicious activity in your area. We have scheduled additional patrols to the areas.
2015 Electronic Waste Disposal Dates
B&L Waste Disposal will hold Electronic Waste disposal events on June 20 and September 19, 2015. Residents can bring televisions, computers, printers, gaming consoles, and small electronics (anything with a cord) EXCEPT items containing freon or large appliances. The events will take place at the Yeadon Borough Public Works Yard, West Cobbs Creek and Baily, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Friendship Circle Senior Center Introduces “Aging At Home”
Senior Community Services (SCS) in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia has introduced an initiative for residents of Aldan, Colwyn, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne & Yeadon who are 60+ called “Aging at Home: A Community Network”. If you are a senior, or know of an eligible senior, living in their own home who would like door-to-door service to doctor’s visits or the grocery store, needs assistance with households chores: lawn care and snow removal or home repair referrals please call 484-534-2201 or contact Christine Hellmandollar Chelmandollar@scs-delco,org or Morvia Bowen email@example.com. For more information, please visit Friendship circle Senior Center, 1515 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA.
Yeadon Borough Property Maintenance Minimum Housing Quality of Life Code
As a reminder to Yeadon residents:
Ordinance 2005-1315 Section 302 Exterior Property Areas
302.3 Sidewalks and driveways. The property owner shall keep all sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas in their legal control, in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions. Verbiage pertinent to resident’s responsibility from the ordinance can be found on the Code Department page.
New Electronics Recycling Law Takes Effect January 24, 2013
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act takes effect January 24, 2013. The new law requires that residents cannot dispose of electronic devices (computers, cell phones, televisions) in the trash. These items must be brought to a recycling operation, the trash hauler will not collect them. For more recycling information and updates please visit www.dep.state.pa.us, firstname.lastname@example.org (Delaware County) or www.yeadonborough.com.
Local Services Tax and Earned Income Tax
Keystone Collections Group is now serving as the new local earned income tax collector, replacing the former collector Centax. Businesses must report the 3rd Quarter employee tax withholdings to Keystone by October 31 either online, or by mail to:
Keystone Collections Group, 546 Wendel Road, Irwin, PA 15642. Phone (toll-free): 855-697-3516. Keystone mailed new forms to businesses and to self-employed individual taxpayers in September. Additional forms are available online or by calling the number above. Self-employed individual taxpayers may also file online.
Yeadon Borough Resident Contact Form and Resident Satisfaction Survey
If you would like to be a part of the Yeadon automated call system with important emergency updates and information about what’s going on in your community, please take a few minutes to complete the Resident Contact Form. Your phone number will be added to the database and you will be alerted automatically with all official announcements.
Have you recently visited or called Borough Hall? If so, we are interested in your feedback. Please take a moment to fill out the Resident Satisfaction Survey. Let us know how we are doing!
Please find attached a list of properties for which taxes were levied and which remain unpaid. This information must be made available to the public pursuant to 53 P.S. 7146 (b)(1).