Author: Barbara Ormsby

School board okays budget at over $100 million

By BarbaraOrmsby bormsby@myspiritnews.com The Ridley School Board gave final approval at its June meeting to the 2016-2017 budget, showing expenditures of $101,330,189 that will require a 0.650 mill tax increase for a total millage rate of 39.90 mills. The increase means that a property in the school district assessed at the average of $100,000 will pay $64 more in school taxes in the upcoming school year. While the final budget represents a reduction of $412,000 from the proposed budget presented in April, expenditures in the upcoming fiscal year are $3,174,934 higher than the 2015-2016 budget. Superintendent of Schools Lee...

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Independence Day in Ridley Park

By BarbaraOrmsby bormsby@myspiritnews.com Morton Borough’s Fourth of July celebration will begin with parade registration at 10 a.m. with the line of march stepping off at 11 a.m. from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) headquarters on Yale Ave. at Sylvan Ave. Parade participants will include drill teams, floats, decorated bicycles, baby carriages and wagons, marchers dressed in patriotic costumes, and, unique to this year’s parade, the best dressed “Morton Salt Girl.” The parade route will include Yale Ave., crossing the SEPTA Media-Elwyn train tracks, Morton Ave. and ending at Borough Hall, Highland Ave. and Alfa Terrace. Parade participants will...

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Eddystone CDBG grant falls short of project budget

Photo: Longtime Eddystone United Methodist Church member Esther “Mickey” Doyle (left) receives recognition for the church’s 125th anniversary from Council President William Stewart with church Pastor Charles Thomas. With a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award for Eddystone falling short of the total needed for welcome signs and street name replacements, Borough Council, this month, decided to seek additional funds from Delaware County Council. The 2015 CDBG of $40,000 is $15,880 less than the bid received for the work. A request for bids on the project for installation of four welcome signs at various intersections in the borough, an...

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Eddystone cop’s claim resolved

By BarbaraOrmsby bormsby@myspiritnews.com Eddystone Borough Council President William Stewart announced at Council’s May meeting that “any and all” outstanding litigation between the borough and former police Chief William Conner, dating back more than two years, has been concluded because the period to appeal two decisions by Workers Compensation Judge Sarah Makin expired Jan. 29. Makin’s decision for the first claim that was appealed by Conner dealt with a knee injury suffered by the former chief on Nov. 3, 2010. Makin ruled on Oct. 16, 2013 that Conner was fully recovered from that injury. She later reversed that decision, providing Conner with additional recovery time for the knee injury. ln the second decision rendered by Makin, on March 24, 2015, she found that Conner failed to sustain his burden of proving that he suffered a work injury on Aug. 8, 2012. Council took action in December 2013 to discharge Conner after he was examined by a doctor at the Centers for Occupational Health at Springfield Hospital in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission. The results of the examination found Conner unfit for duty because he had restrictions which precluded him from performing the physical/ballistic activities required to perform the duties of a police officer. In August 2015, while action on Conner’s Workers Compensation claim was still outstanding, Council approved a settlement with the...

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