Statement re: Mayor of Upper Darby 2/6/23


February 6, 2023

UPPER DARBY, PA: In light of recent claims made by Council President Brian Burke, Upper Darby Township would like to clarify that Mayor Barbarann Keffer has not stepped down from office and remains the Mayor of Upper Darby per thorough review of the Home Rule Charter by Upper Darby Township Legal Officer, Sean P. Kilkenny, Esq. Solicitor Kilkenny has clearly communicated to Council that “in accordance with Section 803 (F) of the Charter and in my capacity as the Township Legal Officer I have determined that the Mayor is not absent as is defined by the Home Rule Charter.” 

Mayor Keffer is in contact with the Acting Co-Chief Administrative Officers to provide policy guidance and continues to carry out her duties as the Mayor of Upper Darby Township. 

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