March 2020
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

Doing What’s Right for Radnor...and America!
In This Issue

  • Chairman's Message
  • Pennsylvania Primary Postponed to June 2
  • No-Excuse Mail-In Voting Now Available
  • 2020 Delaware County Reassessment Project 
  • #MissionGratitude with 165th Candidate Bob Smythe 
  • What YOU Can Do Now!
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Election Calendar
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Keeping You Informed (article and video links)
Chairman's Message

Dear Radnor Republicans and Friends:

Given the events happening in the world and our own local community, I'm going to keep this month's message very brief. I hope that you are all able to stay healthy and safe while our community and our nation work together to “flatten the curve” and limit the damage from this virus. Working together, I am certain that our efforts to limit exposure and infection are making a positive impact.
 
Useful information can be found in many places, including on Radnor Township's Coronavirus Resources and Updates page and at www.coronavirus.gov . I also found this YouTube Q&A with Dr. David Price , a New York City ICU doctor, to be timely and informative.

Our Primary Election has been postponed from April 28 to June 2.

You may now vote by mail in Pennsylvania. Please see the information we've provided below regarding the new "no-excuses" mail-in ballot option. I encourage all voters to apply for and submit a mail-in ballot. If you subsequently choose to vote in person, your mail-in ballot will be disregarded, but, regardless, you'll have ensured your vote is registered in case you don't come to the polls.

We've included below some information on the ongoing Delaware County property tax reassessment project , including a link to get more information and contest your assessment.

Radnor Township and Delaware County are providing some short-term financial relief to taxpayers that pay their own property taxes. Both have extended the due date to qualify for a discount from March 31 to April 30.

There will be many activities this spring in which to participate and at which to meet some of our excellent candidates. We can always use more help to engage with voters, support our candidates and help run our elections in Radnor. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to support your community . Follow us on Facebook and read your newsletter to stay current on event dates.
Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Pennsylvania Primary Postponed to June 2
Pennsylvania House unanimously backs proposal to delay...

The Pennsylvania House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan proposal to postpone the 2020 primary by five weeks, until June 2, and allow counties to consolidate polling places amid concerns about the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Representatives...

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No-Excuse Mail-In Voting Now Available

Pennsylvania vo ters can take advantage of no-excuse mail-in voting. For the first time, voters who wish to cast their ballot by mail do not need a reason to do so. The county must receive your application for a mail-in ballot by 5 PM on the Tuesday before the election. You can also be placed on a permanent mail-in ballot voting list. If you are on the list, your County Election office will send you a mail-in ballot application at the beginning of February each year. If you complete and return the application, you’ll be able to mail in your ballot for each election that year.
 
You can learn more about voting by mail and find an application for a mail-in ballot by clicking here .

Additionally, voters can now utilize in-person, mail-in voting once the ballot is finalized. You could walk into your election office 3-4 weeks before election day, take care of the application for your vote by mail, and the actual voting, all in one day before election day. This is different than early voting. With early voting, voters walk into a polling place and vote on machines. With in-person, mail-in voting, voters fill out an application to vote by mail, and if approved, will complete a mail-in ballot. Instead of sending it in the mail though, the ballot would just be handed in to the County Election Board.
2020 Delaware County Reassessment Project  

The following update has been provided by Ward 6 Commissioner Jake Abel.

The 2020 Delaware County Reassessment Project continues to move along. Over the past couple weeks, Tyler Technologies, the company tasked to conduct the reassessment, sent letters out to residents which listed the new reassessed value of the property as of July 1, 2019.
What does this mean for your property taxes? According to guidance provided by Radnor Township staff, the reassessment cannot be used by the county, township, or school district to generate more tax revenue – this project is meant to be revenue neutral. Therefore, you should not apply the current tax rate to your new assessment as the result will be inaccurate. The new millage rate will be determined independently by each of the taxing jurisdictions for the 2021 year.
 
To determine your new tax obligation, property owners will need to look at the reassessed value compared to the township’s overall reassessed value.
 
For example, on January 1, 2020, the assessed value of all taxable residential and commercial property for Radnor Township was $3.2 billion and the millage rate was set at 4.4082. As such, the cumulative property taxes to be collected by the township this year is $14.2 million. 
 
If the reassessed value of the township were to double to $6.4 billion in 2021, the millage rate would be halved to 2.2041 to keep overall taxes revenue neutral. Note: The law under 53 Pa C.S.A. 8823 allows a limit to 10% above the previous year’s total tax revenue. This must be a separate and specific vote to increase beyond the initial tax neutral millage rate.
 
Unfortunately, we have to wait until after the Informal Hearings are completed before receiving the overall reassessed value for the township, which may take months to obtain.
 
For updates on the project, please visit http://delcorealestate.co.delaware.pa.us/delcoreassessment/ . You can also check Radnor Township updates at https://www.radnor.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2201
On the Lighter Side: Self-Isolation

We know many people are inconvenienced and even dealing with desperate situations, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all, but we wanted to try to provide some humor to help us all deal with events of the day.
#MissionGratitude with 165th Candidate Bob Smythe  

As a first responder, our 165th PA House candidate Rob Smythe understands the risks and sacrifices made by those on the front lines of this war against the COVID-19, and he is working hard to make a difference. Please join him in #MissionGratitude. Click on the video below, and email him your picture at bob@bobsmythe.com .
What YOU Can Do Now!
 
Share your feedback. Email us at feedback@RadnorGOP.org.
 
Volunteer to help. Email us at volunteer@RadnorGOP.org.
 
Interested in running for office, in Radnor or elsewhere? Email us at info@RadnorGOP.org.
 
Make a donation to support Republican candidates representing our interests. No gift is too small. You can make a contribution by sending a check to Radnor Republican Campaign Committee, 242 Ravenscliff Road, St. Davids, PA 19087 or simply clicking here or on the yellow "Donate Now" button above or on any page of our website.
 
Thank you for your support!
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Election Calendar (2020)
Apr 13
Monday
Last Day to Register Before the Primary Election
This date may be extended since the Primary Election date has been postponed. Register to vote at https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx .
May 26
Tuesday
Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot or (NEW!) No-Excuse Mail-In Ballot
Apply for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot here . It's easy!
Jun 2
Tuesday
5 PM
Last Day for County to Receive Absentee and Mail-In Ballots
If you missed the last day to apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot, you can still vote absentee by visiting the DelCo Voter Registration office in person, as long as you do so by close of business on Friday, May 29. You can apply for, receive and complete your absentee ballot in 10 minutes, right at the Registration Office. More information is available here .
Jun 2
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
PRIMARY ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Nov 3
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
GENERAL ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Apr 13
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  Township's YouTube Channel.
Where: Likely to be a virtual meeting. Otherwise, Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Township meetings that are virtual will be streamed live on the Radnor Youtube channel, and public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@radnor.org. This will likely be the method for at least the April meetings.
Apr 14
Tuesday
6 PM
Radnor GOP Open Committee Meeting
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please look under "Events" on our Facebook page .
Apr 27
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  Township's YouTube Channel.
Where: Likely to be a virtual meeting. Otherwise, Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Township meetings that are virtual will be streamed live on the Radnor Youtube channel, and public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@radnor.org. This will likely be the method for at least the April meetings.
Apr 28
Tuesday
7 PM
Radnor Township School District Board Meeting
Click here to view the School Board meeting agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  District's YouTube Channel .
Where: Likely to be a virtual meeting. Otherwise, Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Keeping You Informed

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Pelosi's Identity Politics Pork Barrel

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Dems blocking virus relief over ‘ideological wish list’

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Coronavirus bill derailed for second time by Dem objections

Democrats argue the more-than $1 trillion package did too much for large corporations...but Republicans accuse them of...using the crisis as leverage to try and jam through unrelated political "wish list" items concerning climate change and more.

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On the Lighter Side: Don't Panic
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