News & Press Releases

Park Clean Ups & Community Meetings


Mayor Keffer and the Upper Darby Recreation Committee will be hosting neighborhood meetings and park clean ups throughout Upper Darby during the month of April. The Mayor's Recreation Committee has been working closely with her to fulfill her goal o…

Notice of Intent to Award - Resurfacing of Various Streets


NOI UDT-2022-04.PDF

Notice of Intent to Award - Sellers Library Roof Replacement


NOI UDT-2021-1600.PDF

PRESS RELEASE - Community Center Land Development Approval


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgNew Upper Darby Community Center Received Unanimous Land Development Approval and Next Steps Taken Towards Securing Budget  UPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor Keffer is excited to announce t…

PRESS RELEASE - Trash Fee Rebate


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgMayor Announces Trash Fee Rebate for Eligible Residents UPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor Keffer is happy to announce that Upper Darby Township is now offering a Trash Fee Rebate to eligible…

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor Launches Inaugural Summer Stage Tuition Assistance Program


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgMayor Launches Inaugural Summer Stage Tuition Assistance Program for Upper Darby Kids The new partnership with Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation will provide up to 400 ful…

Public Safety Virtual Townhall


There will be a virtual, public safety town hall on Wednesday, March 9th, with Mayor Barbarann Keffer, Chief of Police Tim Bernhardt and Fire Chief Derrick Sawyer. Updates will be given on their respective department accomplishments from the past ye…

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor Hires ARPA Administrator and Calls For Independent Forensic Investigation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18th, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgMayor Keffer Announces Independent Forensic Investigation, ARPA Administrator, & Plan to Move Upper Darby ForwardTop National Accounting Firms Marcum LLP, UHY Advisors, …

PRESS RELEASE - Statement from Mayor Keffer on Emergency Council Meeting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7th, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgStatement From the Mayor Concerning Emergency Council Meeting Over ARPA Fund Allocation:   UPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor’s Message - February 7th, 2022 - EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERED at…

PRESS RELEASE - Catholic Schools Week 2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3rd, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgMayor Keffer Visits Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School and Saint Andrew’s School For Catholic Schools Week  UPPER DARBY, PA: On Thursday, Februa…

PRESS RELEASE - New Vaccine Testing Trailer


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25th, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgMayor Keffer Announces Free Walk-up COVID Testing Clinic in Upper Darby  UPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor Keffer is happy to announce the opening of a new walk-up COVID-19 testing faci…

Trash Fee Rebate 2022


Homeowners who qualify for the 2021 Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate (PA-1000) are now eligible for a trash fee rebate of $100.You can learn more about the PA-1000 program from the PA Department of Revenue: https://www.revenue.pa.gov/FormsandPublica…

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor Proposes American Rescue Plan Budget


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21st, 2022Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgMayor Proposes American Rescue Plan Budget that Includes $1000 Bonuses for Employees, $1 Million for Gun Violence Prevention Initiative, Grants for Small Businesses & Oth…

Notice of Intent to Award - Upper Darby Welcome Center Demolitions


NOI UDT-2021-1300.PDF

Notice of Intent to Award - Solar Panel Project at the Municipal Building and Watkins Senior Center


NOI UDT-2021-1100.PDF

Responsible Contractor - Upper Darby One Center Renovation - General Construction


Responsible Contractor Notice - L.J. Paolella Construction, Inc. - General Construction

2022 Preliminary Budget & Presentation


Preliminary 2022 Budget A presentation of the proposed 2022 budget was presented at the October 20, 2021 Council Meeting. 2022 Budget PresentationDRAFT Proposed 2022 General FundDRAFT Proposed 2022 Sewer FundDRAFT Proposed 2022 Sinking Fund DRAFT Pr…

PRESS RELEASE - 2.5 Mil. Commitment to Summer Stage


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.org MAYOR KEFFER ANNOUNCES $2.5 MILLION COMMITMENT TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF SUMMER STAGE & GUARANTEE UPPER DARBY KIDS GO FREEUPPER DARBY, PA: Today, Mayor Barbarann Keffer announced an unprece…

PRESS RELEASE - Van Gogh Experience


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2021Contact: socialmedia@upperdarby.orgUpper Darby’s Tower Theater Reopens With Van Gogh: The Immersive ExperienceUPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor Barbarann Keffer welcomes Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience to the iconic T…

PRESS RELEASE: Five New Firefighters


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org UPPER DARBY WELCOMES FIVE NEW FIREFIGHTERS FROM INAUGURAL JOINT TRAINING ACADEMY WITH WILMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENTUPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor Barbarann Keffer and Chief Derrick Sawyer at…

PRESS RELEASE - UD Adds Ten Police Officers


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org UPPER DARBY ADDS 10 POLICE OFFICERS IN LATEST ROUND OF THE MOST QUALIFIED AND DIVERSE CLASS IN TOWNSHIP HISTORYUPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor Barbarann Keffer and Police Superintendent Ti…

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor's Remarks from PA LETI Program


For Immediate ReleaseApril 13, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org MAYOR BARBARANN KEFFER’S FULL REMARKS FROM THE PA LETI PROGRAM PRESS CONFERENCE IN UPPER DARBYThank you Attorney General Shapiro and District Attorney Stollsteimer for their visio…

PRESS RELEASE - Underground Railroad Walking Tour


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org UPPER DARBY BRINGS HISTORY INTO THE PRESENT WITH NEW UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WALKING TOUR UPPER DARBY, PA — Mayor Barbarann Keffer is pleased to announce the first iteration of t…

PRESS RELEASE - Community Center Public Presentation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org REINVESTMENT CONTINUES IN UPPER DARBY: MAYOR KEFFER’S COMMUNITY CENTER PUBLIC PRESENTATION SET FOR MARCH 10UPPER DARBY, PA — Mayor Barbarann Keffer will be holding a virtual publi…

PRESS RELEASE - Drexeline Project 2021 Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org MAYOR KEFFER GETS DREXELINE PROJECT MOVING AGAIN Construction set to begin this April UPPER DARBY, PA — Mayor Barbarann Keffer is pleased to announce that the Drexeline Redevelopm…

DELCO ALERT - Winter Weather 2/7/2021


Delco Alert February 6, 2021 - Winter Storm Warning for February 7thGood evening, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update regarding the snow that is due to impact Upper Darby Township tomorrow, Sunday, February 7th. A Winter Storm Watch has be…

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor Keffer Supports Governor's School Funding Budget


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org Contact: Vincent Rongione: vrongione@upperdarby.org; 610-505-8977MAYOR BARBARANN KEFFER STRONGLY SUPPORTS $26 MILLION SCHOOL FUNDING INCREASE PROPOSED IN THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET …

DELCO ALERT - Trash Schedule Change


Delco Alert February 5, 2021 - Monday's Holiday Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update on next week’s trash collection for our Upper Darby community: Previously our Public Works employees recognized both Lincoln’s…

Underground Railroad Walking Tour


Visit seven historic stops on the Underground Railroad right here in Upper Darby. The tour spans 4.5 miles and can be completed in approximately 1.5 hours.Locations include:Garrett Houses/Thornfield; 3218 Garrett RoadRiverview House (now Holy Child …

DELCO ALERT - Winter Weather 1/31/2021


Delco Alert January 31, 2021 - Winter Storm Warning Good morning, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update regarding the snow that is due to start today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Delaware County. We expect the winter storm to…

Trash & Recycling Newsletter


January 2022 Trash and Recycling NewsletterThe 2022 Trash & Recycling Newsletter was mailed to all Upper Darby Township homes at the end of January. Haven't received yours? You can print a copy HERE or call 610-734-7625 to request one be mailed …

PRESS RELEASE - UD Receives Smoke Alarm Grant


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org UPPER DARBY RECEIVES GRANT FROM EXELON FOR SMOKE ALARMS UPPER DARBY, PA — Mayor Barbarann Keffer and Fire Chief Derrick Sawyer are pleased to announce a $2,000 grant from Exelo…

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor Secures $1 Mil. Grant for Community Center


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org REINVESTMENT DELIVERED: MAYOR KEFFER SECURES $1 MILLION GRANT TO FUND PHASE ONE OF UPPER DARBY COMMUNITY CENTER UPPER DARBY, PA — Mayor Barbarann Keffer is pleased to announce …

American Rescue Plan Town Hall


In March 2021, President Biden and the US Congress approved the American Rescue Spending Act of 2021 which provided resources for fiscal recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the act was funding for state and local governments.On Thursd…

PRESS RELEASE - UD Welcomes New Firefighters


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org UPPER DARBY FIRE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES FOUR NEW FIREFIGHTERS UPPER DARBY, PA: Mayor Barbarann Keffer and Fire Chief Derrick Sawyer congratulate the four Upper Darby Fire Departme…

PRESS RELEASE - UD Launches Passport Mobile Parking Payment


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org UPPER DARBY LAUNCHES PASSPORT MOBILE PARKING PAYMENT SYSTEM UPPER DARBY, PA — Today, Upper Darby Township announced the launch of Passport Parking, an application that will allo…

PRESS RELEASE - Mayor Keffer Reinvests in Fire Station 37


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 5, 2021Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org     MAYOR KEFFER REINVESTS IN STATION 37 WITH NEW LADDER FIRE TRUCK            Upper Darby Township, PA: Fire Chief Derrick Sawyer will welcome Mayor Barbarann Keffer, Councilwom…

DELCO ALERT - December 23, 2020


Delco Alert - December 23, 2020 Good Afternoon. This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some updates for Upper Darby Township residents. Our home rule charter states that we must pass a millage rate before the end of the year. The court-mandated C…

DELCO ALERT - Winter Weather 12/16


Delco Alert - December 16, 2020Good afternoon. This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some notifications about the snow storm.The latest weather forecast is predicting snow to begin in Upper Darby after 2pm. Our Public Works crews have been brining our…

Drexeline Shopping Center Update


Drexeline Shopping Center Update by Mayor Barbarann KefferDecember 9, 2020Tonight, Upper Darby Township Council voted to approve a preliminary land development plan for the development of the Drexeline Shopping Center. First and foremost, MCB delive…

Township Council Events Committee Job Fair


Upper Darby Township Council Events Committee Job Fair On Saturday December 12th from 2-4pm the Upper Darby Township Council Events Committee is holding a Virtual Job Fair. To register, please email udcouncileventscommittee@gmail.com with…

Twice Per Week Trash Pick Up Begins 7/6/2020


CHANGE TO TWICE PER WEEK TRASH PICK UP May 28, 2020 Dear Residents, As you were notified by our Delco Alert on Wednesday, May 27th, twice per week trash pick up will be delayed until Monday, July 6th.  The largest factor in our need t…

DELCO ALERT - June 25, 2020


Delco Alert - June 25, 2020 Good afternoon, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some important reminders for Upper Darby township residents. Fireworks have become a nuisance here in our community and we have gotten many, many calls and emails …

DELCO ALERT - June 17, 2020


Delco Alert - June 17, 2020 Hi, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some message for our Upper Darby Township community. We continue to follow Governor Wolf’s COVID mitigation plan and are still in the yellow phase - where some businesse…

UD Community Day of Healing


Upper Darby Community Day of Healing Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:30pm In front of the Upper Darby Township Municipal Building 100 Garrett Road; Upper Darby, PA 19082 Join Mayor Barbarann Keffer and other community leaders in a peaceful gathe…

Upper Darby Rebuild Grant Program


Upper Darby Rebuild Small Business Grant ProgramUPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP TO LAUNCH ‘UPPER DARBY REBUILD’ GRANT PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSESUpper Darby Township officials announced plans for a $350,000 grant program for Upper Darby-based small busi…

DELCO ALERT - June 8, 2020


Delco Alert - June 8, 2020 This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an important update for Upper Darby Township. Working in conjunction with Superintendent Berhardt, I am pleased to announce that 69th Street has reopened for pedestrian and vehicul…

Statement from Mayor Barbarann Keffer


Statement from Mayor Barbarann Keffer June 5, 2020 Dear Residents, Over the past few days we’ve seen tremendously impactful peaceful protests to seek justice for Geroge Floyd and countless others. Over the past week, we’ve affirme…

DELCO ALERT - June 1, 2020


Delco Alert - June 1, 2020 Good evening, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an important update. As a reminder, Upper Darby township’s public safety curfew continues until further notice. The curfew is in effect from 8pm to 6am. Residen…

DELCO ALERT - May 31, 2020


Delco Alert - May 31, 2020 Good evening, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an important announcement. Due to recent events in our region and in consultation with the Upper Darby Police and Fire Departments, I am issuing a public safety curfew f…

DELCO ALERT - May 27, 2020


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: …

Residency Requirement Eliminated in August 2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2020 LEGAL EXPERTS AGREE: UPPER DARBY RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT ELIMINATED IN AUGUST 2019 Despite their best efforts, Keffer administration is legally unable to reinstate longstanding Township Policy Upper Darby Towns…

DELCO ALERT - May 19, 2020


Delco Alert - May 19, 2020 Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some reminders about coronavirus, free food distribution and this week’s Township Council meeting. I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost a l…

DELCO ALERT - May 13, 2020


Delco Alert - May 13, 2020 Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some messages for our Upper Darby Township community. First off, I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and, in general,…

Summer Recreation Update


Upper Darby Township regrets to announce that all in-person Township summer camps and recreation programs are cancelled including the Youth and Tot Lot programs. In light of the State’s projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering in…

Position Announcement: Fire Chief


Position Announcement: Upper Darby Township Fire Chief About Upper Darby Township Fire Department Upper Darby Township Fire Department has the responsibility of protecting a population which numbers approximately 81,777 residents within a large …

Delco Strong - Small Business Support


Small Businesses are the backbone of our community and Mayor Barbarann Keffer would like to remind small business owners that the Delco Strong Small Business Support Grant Program applications will be accepted online from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm on…

DELCO ALERT - May 6, 2020


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. Bec…

DELCO ALERT - April 26, 2020


Delco Alert - April 26, 2020 Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some reminders for the Upper Darby Township community. As you may know, the Pennsylvania Primary was moved to Tuesday, June 2nd. The Township Holiday has also been moved to T…

DELCO ALERT - April 22, 2020


Delco Alert - April 22, 2020 Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with a message for the Upper Darby Township community. I want to offer my sympathies to those who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. It is distressing to hear of the continu…

DELCO ALERT - April 18, 2020


Delco Alert - April 18, 2020 Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with a message for the people of Upper Darby Township. I would like to express my condolences for the victims of COVID-19 and their families. The number of people in our community…

Gov. Wolf Announces Plan for PA


Gov. Tom Wolf Announces Plan for Pennsylvania On Friday, April 17th, Governor Wolf announced a Plan for Pennsylvania which will provide citizens and businesses relief, allow for safe and expediant reopening, and lay a road to recovery from the …

Mayor Keffer Raises Pride Flag


MAYOR KEFFER RAISES PRIDE FLAG FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER THE UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP BUILDING The flag was a gift from regional & national LGBTQ leaders, as first step toward new social and economic partnerships ahead Upper Darby, PA – T…

DELCO ALERT - April 9, 2020


Delco Alert - April 9, 2020 Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update for Upper Darby Township. This is a strange and challenging time and I’d like to thank everyone who is doing their part to comply with Governor Wolf’s St…

DELCO ALERT - April 4, 2020


Delco Alert - April 4, 2020 Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update on the coronavirus and Upper Darby Township. As you may have heard, Governor Wolf and the PA Department of Health are now encouraging Pennsylvanians to wear masks wh…

PRESS RELEASE - April 1, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 1, 2020Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org Upper Darby Township Keeps Running Through Health CrisisMayor Keffer applauds Council and Staff for keeping government running during COVID-19.Upper Darby, PA, April 1, 2020 - In t…

DELCO ALERT - April 1, 2020


Delco Alert - April 1, 2020 Good morning, Mayor Barbarann Keffer here with an update on the corona-virus. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority. As more testing is done, the number of people who test positive in our commu…

VIDEO MESSAGE - March 28, 2020


Mayor Keffer's March 28th Update Please view the latest video from Mayor Barbarann Keffer regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-722-7112 Follow Upper Darby Township - Government on Facebook!

DELCO ALERT - March 25, 2020


Delco Alert - March 25, 2020 Hello. This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with a COVID-19 update for Upper Darby Township. I want to thank all of our Township residents for doing their part to stop the spread of this virus. I also want to say a major th…

VIDEO MESSAGE - March 23, 2020


Mayor Keffer's March 23rd Update Please view the latest video from Mayor Barbarann Keffer regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

DELCO ALERT - March 22, 2020


Delco Alert - Good evening. This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update on Upper Darby Township’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. After Delaware County merged forces with Chester County’s Health Department, we learned th…

PRESS RELEASE - March 19, 2020


Contact socialmedia@upperdarby.org Upper Darby Township Mayor Reminds Residents to Stay Calm, Stay Home, and Stay SafeMayor Keffer Signs Emergency Declaration, Extends Tax Discount, and Implements Proactive Plan to Mitigate Spread in Upper DarbyUppe…

COVID-19 Update - March 17, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – March 17, 2020 Mayor Barbarann Keffer and her administration continue to update the Township’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as new information becomes available. As always, our first priority is the safe…

COVID-19 Update - March 15, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Discouraging Non-Essential Travel March 15, 2020 Limiting non-essential travel is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Barbarann Keffer and her administration have taken important steps to protect resi…

COVID-19 Update - March 14, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 14, 2020 On March 13th and 14th Governor Tom Wolf announced new guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with Federal, State, and County Guidance: All non-essential travel is stron…

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration - March 13, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Declaration - March 13, 2020 Today, Mayor Barbarann Keffer signed an Emergency Declaration for Upper Darby Township due to the effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Township is taking steps to support the effor…

COVID-19 Update - March 12, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 12, 2020 Mayor Barbarann Keffer has been closely monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including high level coordination with the PA Department of Health, the Delaware County Emergenc…

COVID-19 Update - March 6, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 6, 2020 Local, County, State, and Federal officials are coordinating their response to COVID-19, the illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus. Upper Darby Township's Mayor and high level officia…

Mayor Barbarann Keffer's 2020 Listening Tour


Upper Darby Township residents are invited to share their thoughts with Mayor Keffer at one of the following Listening Sessions:Monday, February 24th, 7pmPrayer Chapel Church of God in Christ7099 Locust Street; Upper Darby, PA 19082Sunday, March 1st…