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April 2010 Blog Posts (27)

Episode 10 Residents Role in Protecting the Future

Episode 10 Residents Role in Protecting the Future

Financial Comparisons…

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Added by Bill Walls on April 29, 2010 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Local Author's Journey

This post will trail my journey as an emerging author in this community. Right now, my book Dancing Trees (children's picture book) is in the editing and layout phase(s). My hope is that with the support from all of you - this book will be available to children; not just in our community, but all over. Though, I realize that I cannot do this without your help. Once a galley copy is complete, I will begin getting myself and the book 'out there' in Ridley Park. More to come on…

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Added by Jessica Bordas on April 29, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ridley Middle School students & their truck driving Pal

Wal-Mart truck driver Mark Silva continued a tradition last week that began nine years ago when he drove his big rig from his home in California to visit with his sixth-grade pen pals at Ridley Middle School.

He was paired up with the middle school through the efforts of sixth-grade teacher Heidi Moore. Moore uses the post cards Silva

sends from the places he visits as he travels around the western and

southwestern part of the country, as well as other correspondence he… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 28, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Ridley Park welcomes new Junior Council Member

Ridley Park Borough Council welcomed Junior Councilor Peter John (“PJ”) Artese to the council table last week after his swearing in by Mayor Hank Eberle. Artese, 16, a junior at Ridley High School, will serve for one year and will not have any voting privileges. His father, Perry Artese, served eight year on council and retired at the end of his term in December 2009...(read… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Chester Pike Bridge Work headaches - two summers long

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has started

construction on a $3.2 million project to replace the bridge over the Stoney Creek on Chester Pike (route 13) between Taylor Hospital and the CVS Pharmacy.





The traffic plan is to close one lane from 9 a.m. to 3… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 26, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

RPPD chase leads to attempted run-over and gunfire

Suspected burglar Joseph Adam Powell is behind bars after allegedly trying to run down a Ridley Park police officer early Monday morning. Reportedly, the 24-year-old… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 26, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Park House Cafe website?

I'm a little concerned that it seems the Cafe has let its website lapse... guess I'd better stop over there to see what's up. In this day and age, you gotta have a website!!

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on April 24, 2010 at 7:33am — No Comments

Eastlake Park Clean-up

Mark Saturday, May 1, on your calender for the 13th Annual Chester Ridley Crum Watershed (CRC) Stream Cleanup from 9-11:30AM. The event is held rain or shine and volunteers wishing to help cleanup Eastlake Park (the lake) and Little Crum Creek should meet at 9… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 22, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Free Shredder Event this Saturday

State Rep. Nick Miccarelli (R-Delaware) is hosting a free shredder event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot of his district office. The event is for individual constituents and businesses are asked to

refrain from dropping off large quantities of recyclable paper.



Miccarelli encourages residents to take this opportunity to do a little

spring cleaning and bring documents containing their personal

information, such as their birth date,… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 22, 2010 at 11:45am — No Comments

Bobby Moore had a nice send-off

Retired police officer Bobby Moore's funeral was yesterday. I was glad to see Ridley Park officers at the viewing and funeral. There was a police escort to the cemetery. What was especially moving was seeing the police of all the towns between Ridley Park and the cemetery in Marcus Hook (or in that vicinity) blocking intersections with their cars. That was a fine tribute to a man who deserved it. We'll all miss you Bobby.

Added by Linda Shockley on April 20, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

What a beautiful spring day!

I loved the wind.... transplanted some volunteer sunflowers... enjoyed being able to cook something warm on a chilly night... visited with my sister from CA... What did you do?

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on April 17, 2010 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Deep freeze to get rid of...

We've got a deepfreeze up for grabs. It's 26 years old, still works, chest-type, 8 cubic feet and has served us well. But we got an upgrade and this one must go. Be in touch - but be advised you will need several guys to get this out of our basement.

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on April 17, 2010 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

Episode 9 - Solvency in 2008 -2009 - Last Resort Measures

Episode 9 - Solvency in 2008 -2009 - Last Resort Measures

2008 to 2009 Struggle to Remain Solvent

To recover from the dire circumstances faced in 2008 and 2009 required the following extraordinary financial management efforts and luck.

The first priority for use of the remainder of the Tax Anticipation Note that was issued and largely spent by the previous council in the first week of 2008 was to meet payroll. Second priority was to pay critical operating…

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Added by Bill Walls on April 17, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

It's a shame that scare tactics don't work when you are correctly informed as to where your tax dollars are being spent. Off the top of my head I believe that non sufficient funds, covered overdraft,…

It's a shame that scare tactics don't work when you are correctly informed as to where your tax dollars are being spent. Off the top of my head I believe that non sufficient funds, covered overdraft, and bounced check are really the same thing. It means the money ain't there. Or Howard am I wrong?

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Added by Michael William Murtha on April 14, 2010 at 11:44pm — 4 Comments

Episode 8 - December of 2007 - Brink of the Abyss

Episode 8 - December of 2007 - Brink of the Abyss

On January 7 of 2008 the incoming Council faced a $1,855,216 deficit from prior years.

  • $333,382 of “Accounts Payable” was shown in the Auditors’ report for 2007. A file box was found in the Borough Manager’s office that contained about $300,000 of unpaid bills. See chart below for comparison to other years.…
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Added by Bill Walls on April 14, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Flood Plain Field

I'd like to know more about Flood Plain Field. That's what the little league field behind the Middle School is being called.…

































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Added by Howard McCoy on April 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

Episode 7 Ridley Park Financial Stress - Debt Growth & Debt - Tax Anticipation Notes Part 2 of 2

Episode 7 Part 2 of 2 - Debt Growth and Debt - Tax Anticipation Notes

I apologize in advance for the length of this Episode but there was a lot to cover.

A Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) is issued when Ridley Park, and most municipalities in Delaware County, do not have sufficient reserve funds for payroll…

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Added by Bill Walls on April 11, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

55th annual Bonnes Park Easter Egg Hunt

Clear skies, seasonably mild weather, and an acre field full of beautiful colored Easter eggs awaited more than 80 Ridley Park youngsters at the 55th Annual Bonnes Park Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 3, 2010.











You're not alone if you live in Ridley Park… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Episode 7 Ridley Park Financial Stress - Debt Growth & Debt Service Part 1 of 2



Episode 7 Debt Growth and Debt Service Part 1 of 2

The third most important mandatory expenditure that is financed by Tax Revenues, especially for… Continue

Added by Bill Walls on April 2, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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