DELCO ALERT - May 27, 2020

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Delco Alert - May 27, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some messages for our Upper Darby Community.

I would like to acknowledge the victims of COVID-19 and their families as well as the other losses many of us are experiencing: graduations and promotions; financial stability; food security; celebrating with family and friends. Thank you to everyone who continues to practice mask-wearing and social-distancing as we collectively work to contain the virus.

We have now passed the point where we’ve been living more days in 2020 under an emergency declaration than not. This has been a really tough time for most of us and we will get through it together. The pandemic has been a huge disruption in ways we could never have previously imagined. I am sorry to report that there will be no July 4th fireworks this summer or open-air outdoor movie nights or National Night Out. These gatherings are just not possible under the current public health guidance.

The township building will remain closed to the public until further notice as will our libraries, playgrounds and senior centers. Sewer and trash fees are due May 31; the face-value municipal taxes are due June 30. Please mail your payments to 100 Garrett Road; Room 102, Upper Darby, PA 19082.

Next Tuesday, June 2 is Primary Election Day. It is a township holiday and we will follow the updated trash and recycling collection schedule. A big change for this summer is that twice-a-week trash collection will begin on Monday, July 6. Monday, July 6 will begin our twice-a-week summer trash collection. We are doing this in an effort to contain costs throughout this year and into 2021 while maintaining as many of our services as possible. We are just beginning to grasp the impact of this global pandemic on our budget and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to ensure the long term financial health of our community.

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. Let’s move forward together. Thank you.

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