Author: Barbara Ormsby

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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