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October 2014 Blog Posts (11)

An End to Dangerous Chemical contacts at Ridley Park's Lake

Former Ridley Park Borough Council member Jeanne Frantz took present Council Member Jim Glenn to task over the absence of warning signs when human-dangerous herbicides are sprayed at The Lake to control invasive weeds along the shore line.

At the October 21st Council Meeting Frantz told Glenn that the public needs to be warned about…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments


October 26, 2014


School Property Tax Independence Act

Pennsylvania HB-76

Pennsylvania SB-76

"No Tax Should Have the Power to Leave You Homeless"



86 Citizens' Groups throughout Pennsylvania are working to have Legislation passed which will end forever the burden of private property taxed for School District funding.  


I attended a…


Added by tim devabey on October 26, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Ridley Park Fire Company - Answering the Call

The Ridley Park Fire Company (RPFD) protects more than 8000 residents and employees in Ridley Park Borough. Through mutual aid assignments, RPFD also provides fire suppression and rescue services to our…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Code Enforcement - "Arrogant, Ignorant, impossible to work with"-- add to Financial Problems for RP

Have been personally hearing from contractors and receiving phone calls about Anthony Tartaglia Commonwealth Code Enforcement who handles the Ridley Park Borough Code Enforcement.

The emphatic and consistent words used to describe the borough's newly hired Code Enforcement subcontractor are, " arrogant, ignorant, impossible to work with, never shows up for scheduled times to inspect.  Doesn't return phone calls, then shows up with an attitude when a follow up phone call is…


Added by Jared Brennan on October 18, 2014 at 9:08am — 5 Comments

Canine without a Contract and DelCo SWAT Competition

For the second year, Delaware County’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) will participate in a challenge and training event, which is designed to test the physical, technical and decision making skills required in critical operations. And for the second time this month, Ridley Park's unofficial new police canine hits the news as a done-deal for Ridley Park without an official vote by Borough Council.

At October's Ridley Park Borough Council Workshop meeting Borough Council…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Special Borough Council Meeting Oct 20, 2014

A Special Council meeting will take place on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Borough Hall, 105 East Ward Street, for the specific purposes of 1) holding a final determination hearing In Re: Heart and Lung Hearing for Officer Theodore Woolery; and 2) addressing any other personnel matters which may come before Council for discussion and/or action.

All persons wishing to be heard may appear before Council at the Borough of Ridley Park.…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 17, 2014 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

Ridley Education Foundation grants

The Ridley Education Foundation recently presented a total of $16,130 in new and renewal grants to teachers in the Ridley School District. The grants fund programs proposed by teachers that are not covered in the school district budget. Funds are raised privately by the foundation. The story is by Barbara Ormsbyfor the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Missed Romance at the Ridley Park WaWa

There are perfect romantic moments when the excitement clouds our brain and we forget what to do next. I found this romantic faux pas on Craigslist where a 45 years old gentleman is looking for his WaWa interests.

"You were having trouble w the gas pump at Ridley Park Wawa. Blonde, perfect teeth, beautiful smile. You were in a Kia and asked me how to operate the pump handle, and I didn't ask…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 13, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Ridley Park's hires new K-9 officer

Despite repeated declines by Borough Council a few years back, Ridley Park's Police Chief is back in the news after training and hiring a new K-9 police dog for Ridley Park's Police Department. 

The sixteen-month-old tail wagging new…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 15 Comments

The Unchecked Bonnie and Clyde of Ridley Park Borough

Once again, with the aid of Bonnie and Clyde and other Ridley Park Borough employees, Parker Girl's neighbor has failed to convince a Judge in Common Pleas Court that she has damaged, or criminally damaged his property.  This is the THIRD time that a separate Judge threw the claim out.  When is this Political game going to end?  I heard that Clyde (our Police Chief) showed up at the hearing in…


Added by Jared Brennan on October 9, 2014 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Something else about the lake...

As a resident of RP, got a ? With all the discussion regarding its visual beauty or not and maintenance, are the residence of this town aware that between the use of lawn chemicals/treatment and the continued use of mosquito spraying creates runoff making the lake the reservoir for all these contaminates? May look beautiful on its surface but may be a body of water that will not sustain aquatic life, basically dead water. Where is the discussion about that...Hmmm, maybe just my issue or…


Added by Tom McCormick on October 8, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

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