News from Delaware County Government

Delaware County Council

Mario J. Civera, Jr.  
Chairman  

C olleen P. Morrone  
 Vice Chairman   

John P. McBlain  
David J. White  
Michael F. Culp

Council announces  Veterans Helping Veterans event
10 am-2 pm April 16 at Delaware County Community College
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April 2016
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State of the County: Business is Booming!
  Everywhere you go in Delaware County, you see bulldozers at work, buildings going up, businesses opening and - most important - people connecting with jobs.  When County Council presented the 2016 State of the County address on April 5, the news was positive and upbeat! Business is booming in Delco, from the revitalization of 69th Street, to the re-energized refineries in Marcus Hook, to the excellent reuse of the Ellis School campus in Newtown Square. If you missed the Chamber of Commerce's State of the County event, you can read the full presentation at www.co.delaware.pa.us.
New road to recovery in opioid epidemic  
   As the heroin/opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on people's lives, Delaware County added a new  strategy in its battle against drug  addiction. County Councilman Dave White announced the Recovery Specialist Program where trained specialists will reach out to drug overdose survivors in an effort to connect them with treatment.  Since late 2014, Delaware County police officers  have saved the lives of 218 individuals from an overdose using the life-saving drug, naloxone. But what happens to these individuals once they are revived? This new initiative is aimed at connecting those survivors with treatment and breaking the cycle of addiction. To contact a Recovery Specialist call 610-713-2384.
Visit with Council at Garnet Valley High
     Delaware County Council invites the community and students from Garnet Valley School District to attend its public meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Garnet Valley High School. This is part of Council's ongoing effort to increase community interaction, and enhance communication with residents. Council will also invite input from local residents and students during the public comment portion of the meeting. GVHS is located at 552 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Red Cross to the rescue in Delco and beyond
The Red Cross is at the front lines of every disaster, offering aid to victims, setting up shelters, supplying 40% of the nation's blood, teaching life-saving skills, and supporting the military. Council declared March as Red Cross Month in Delco, where  the American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, responded to 83 disasters and provided relief to 466 residents in 2015. On May 18, Council Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr. will be the recipient of a Red Cross Clara Barton award, to be presented at a reception at Springfield Country Club. 
Dorms will add to campus life at Penn State
Delaware County Council joined Penn State Brandywine   staff and students at a groundbreaking ceremony on March 29, kicking off the construction of the campus's first residence hall and new student union building. The buildings are set to open in August 2017. The residence hall will house 245 students and the student union building will include a dining hall, conference space, student recreation areas, a campus bookstore and a student affairs offers.
Primary Election Dates to Remember  
     As the April 26 Primary Election Day approaches Delaware County Councilman Dave White reminds residents about the following deadlines.
- April 19: Deadline for civilians to request an absentee ballot 
- April 22: Deadline for civilians to return a voted absentee ballot 
Students go to the hoop for local heroes April 9   
Each year, some of the top student athletes in our county participate in athletic co mpetitions to benefit the Hero Scholarship Fun d. This fund provides college education scholarships for children of police, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who died in the line of duty. The 2016 Hero Scholarship Basketball All-Star Games will be held April 9 at Chichester High School. This year  attendees will honor fallen Maryland Police Officer Jacai Colson, a graduate of Chichester High as well as a past participant in the Hero Bowl. Chichester High School is located at 3333 Chichester Avenue, Boothwyn, PA 19061
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Calendar of 
Events 

 
Council Meeting
10 a.m.

Council Meeting
Public Meeting Room, 
1st Floor, Government Center, Media
 
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7th Annual Hero Basketball Game

Chichester High School      6 p.m.
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Council Meeting
10 a.m.

Council Meeting
Public Meeting Room, 
1st Floor, Government Center, Media
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Council Meeting
10 a.m.

Garnet Valley High School
Auditorium  
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Special Election 

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No County Council Meeting

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Media, PA 19063
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