By BarbaraOrmsby

Delaware County Council came to the aid of Eddystone Borough when it allocated additional 2015 CDBG funds to complete a program to furnish and install a series of welcome signs and street name sign replacements.

The 2015 CDBG funding of $40,000 fell short of the $55,880 that was the sole bid received for the project. Borough Council appealed to the county for the additional $15,880, but the county wants the borough to furnish a cost breakdown of the elements from the sole bid contractor including material, labor, overhead and profit.

Aerial Signs and Awnings of Chester Township will install four welcome signs at various intersections in the borough and an electronic sign at Borough Hall.

Aerial was also the successful bidder at $35,420 for street sign replacements, with the proviso that the bid amount and scope of work can be revised based upon liquid fuels available.

Council welcomed the police department’s newest member.

Shane Laird, 22, of Upper Chichester, was sworn-in by Mayor Allen Reeves as a part-time patrolman. Brittany Laird held the Bible for her husband as he took the oath of office.

In a related matter, Council approved a $302,844 payment to meet the Minimum Municipal Obligation for the 2017 police pension plan.

In other business, Council recognized retired crossing guards Shirley Duffy and Jocelyn Gillespie with resolutions and flowers. They served 25 years and 19 years, respectively.


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