DELCO ALERT - May 6, 2020

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Delco Alert - May 6, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some messages for our Upper Darby Township community. Tonight, Council will hold its monthly committee meeting. Details on how to view the meeting are on the township website. Because Council will not be voting, there is no public comment period in this meeting.

Frequent updates about Coronavirus-related programs and services, like food distribution, mental health and grant programs can be found on the township website: upperdarby.org and official township Facebook page: Upper Darby Township - Government. If you do not have access to the internet and need information on these programs, please call the Mayor’s Request Line at 610.734.7625.

Next week, May 11-15, is our Spring Yard Waste Collection. Contain your yard waste loosely in trash cans or in yard waste bags and place them on the curb with your regular recycling.

The timeline to pay the flat rate for Upper Darby municipal taxes has been extended to June 30. Mercantile taxes are due July 15 to coincide with the Federal Income Tax due date.

As you may know, the Pennsylvania Primary Election was moved to Tuesday, June 2nd. Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to vote by mail in this primary. To apply for a mail-in ballot, please visit votespa.com to apply online. Or, you can call 877-868-3772 to request a paper application. You must apply by Tuesday, May 26th.

I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and, in general, to everyone whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic through job and housing insecurity or not being able to visit with family. Many thanks to our first responders and essential employees who, every day, continue on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus.

Delaware County is in the Governor’s red zone and we still need to abide by social-distancing and mask-wearing. On Monday the County reported the highest single day increase in fatalities due to coronavirus and we still have a lot of work to do before the County can reopen. Thank you to everyone who is doing their part to help control and contain this virus.

Observing directives about social distancing and wearing personal protection gear brings us together to contain and lessen the spread of the Coronavirus. Driving around the township and doing infrequent grocery shopping, I see many of our residents adhering to these precautions. And I also see discarded gloves, masks and wipes on our streets and sidewalks. It shouldn’t be someone else’s job to pick up anyone else’s trash. Let’s all work together and contain personal protection gear in trash containers and keep our neighborhoods clean.

This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer reminding everyone to stay safe, stay home and if you have to go out, wear a mask and stay six feet apart. Thank you.

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