Author: Barbara Ormsby

Ridley police to get new tasers

The Ridley Township Police Department will soon get 15 tasers at a cost of $14,372, with the money coming from funds seized by the department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU). The action was approved at the township commissioners July meeting. The ACU was formed about three years ago to deal with crimes that affect the quality of… This content is for Print + Digital and Digital members only.Log In...

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Council elects replacement member, promotes local cops

By BarbaraOrmsby bormsby@myspiritnews.com The appointment last week of a former Ridley Park Borough councilman to a vacancy on Council was not without controversy and required Mayor Hank Eberle to cast a tie-breaking vote. The political make-up of the board with the resignation in May of Republican Council member Holly O’Mahoney was three Republicans and three Democrats Jim Glenn, a Republican who lost his bid for reelection to Council last year, was nominated to fill the vacant seat. Also nominated was Mary Pat King, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for Council last year. With a three-to-three vote for King, Republican...

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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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