WELCOME TO RIDLEY PARK BOROUGH
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To the Ridley Park Community:
Ridley Park Borough Council is providing this important update to inform residents on the steps that the borough has taken to ensure a safe community for residents during this rapidly evolving and challenging time. Over the last few weeks, Council has worked with our local, county, and state offices to gather the most up to date information related to COVID-19 and specifically the impact that it is having on Delaware County. Council would like to urge residents to please sign up for CodeRED and Delco Alert to receive updated information; instructions on how to sign up can be found on www.ridleyparkborough.org.
Council is in constant contact with the Ridley Park Police Department and the Ridley Park Fire Department to provide support and updates to allow them to respond safely during an emergency. All parks and properties in the borough are closed to activities and large gatherings. Ridley Park would like to remind all residents to practice social distancing if they must be outside to help prevent the possibly spreading of the COVID-19 virus.
This past week, Ridley Park Borough Council, RPPD, and RPFD had conversations with Taylor Hospital about the procedures that they have in place to protect patients and employees entering their facility. We will continue to keep this line of communication open to help provide updates on policies and procedures that may be modified during this time.
Ridley Park Borough Hall will continue to operate and provide resources to the residents, but at this time, the office is closed to visitors. Borough staff will be working on modified schedules to help practice social distancing and working remotely if needed. If you have questions or concerns, please call Borough Hall at 610-532-2100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ridleyparkborough.org for more information. The Ridley Park Library is closed and will remain closed until further notice. For online resources from the library, please visit www.delcolibraries.org.
Ridley Park Borough, along with other municipalities and Delaware County, has moved to extend the tax discount period from March 31st, 2020, to April 30th, 2020. As more information is being provided from the state, we understand the strain this is putting on small businesses. Ridley Park will continue to seek support from the state to support small businesses with the borough during this trying time.
Ridley Park Borough Council respectfully requests that all residents, please implement the safe practices that the CDC, PA Department of Health, and Delaware County continue to reiterate. Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for more information related to COVID-19.
Temporary permitting procedure due to COVID-19
To continue to provide permits to contractors in Ridley Park there will be a temporary procedure in place to process applications. Contractors must visit the Ridley Park Borough website, Permits and Forms to print out the application and supply all required information. [Insurance, liability, proper state license etc.]
Once application is completed the contractor must e-mail the completed permit and documents to email@example.com . Permits will be processed, and contractors will be contacted if permits are approved or denied.
Approved contractors may start work, if homeowner and contractor are comfortable to work at this time, will be contacted that they can start work. Once Borough Hall is opened to the public again the contractor must pay the permitting fee. There will be a fine if permit cost is not paid within 30 days of the office reopening. If need be, the office will require payment to be mailed to the office.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Borough Hall at 610-532-2100.
Ridley Park Borough Update on COVID-19
As of March 16th, 2020 Ridley, Park Borough Hall and Library are closed to visitors. Borough Hall will be operating with limited staff. Please call or e-mail the office with questions or concerns.
All committee meetings and groups have been cancelled for the next two weeks. Trash and recycling collection will continue to operate on the normal schedule throughout the Borough. All Borough parks are closed to large gatherings and activities.
Ridley Park Borough Council Meeting scheduled for March 17th, 2020 has been cancelled.
For more information and important announcements please sign up for CodeRED and Delco Alert. Sign up information can be found on the Ridley Park Borough website.
Delaware County Reassessment
Ridley Park Borough residents have received their new assessment from Tyler Technologies. This work was done by Delaware County and not Ridley Park Borough. Ridley Park Borough cannot answer questions on specific properties. If you have questions on the new reassessment, please visit http://delcorealestate.co.delaware.pa.us/delcoreassessment/ for more information.
Hillside Road Project Updates:
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