By LorettaRodgers

Aldan Borough Council recently recognized resident Michael Anthony as an Outstanding Citizen.

“We thought it appropriate to honor Michael at this Council meeting for all he has done for our community,” said Council President Harry Short. “If you have been to Aldan Elementary School this century, you are likely to have seen or have been greeted by Michael’s smiling face. Michael’s official role at the school is head custodian, but in reality, Michael really runs the place.”

Short said Anthony can be seen directing traffic, greeting students, reminding them where they have to be and tells them to remember their coats.

“A direction from Michael is followed better that that of the principal or the superintendent,” Short said laughingly. “He makes sure everything is in tip-top shape; makes sure the school building is safe and clean and succeeds without fail. He is always ready, willing and able to help the Boys and Girls clubs, boosters and Election Boards with whatever they need to make their events a success. Michael is the very best ambassador for the William Penn School District.”

Anthony was also recently honored by the Delaware County Right to Education local task force and presented with a 2016 Make a Difference Award.

In other matters, a resident presented a petition to Council complaining about speeding on Cedar Lane and Hazelwood Avenue. The resident suggested “Children at Play” signs be installed.

“I personally don’t have any kids,” said the resident. “Mine are grown, but there are a lot of kids who play there and I’d feel horrible if something happened.”

Short instructed the police chief to investigate the issue.

Borough engineer P.J. Close reported that County Council approved the 2016 CDBG project request and the borough will receive $151,000 for road improvements in the northeast quadrant. Actual work for the project will begin in March 2017.

Councilman Sandy Durso said the Prescription Drug Take Back Day was successful and Aldan was the second largest take in community in all of Delaware County.   “It is good to know that residents cared enough to dispose of their unused prescription drugs accordingly,” said Durso.

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