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November 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

I am very grateful for the many blessings that fill my life everyday.  I just want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.  May your Thanksgiving Day be filled with love and laughter.

Added by Michelle Vanella-Kudenko on November 28, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments



Added by tiga88 on November 28, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

Ridley Park Council questions family member heater contract

Council member Sue Murtha, at a recent council meeting, questioned the awarding of an emergency contract for a new heater at the library because the contract was awarded to a relative of a council member. The story is filed by Barbara Ormsby for the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on November 26, 2013 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

More billboard legal troubles plague Ridley Park Borough Council

Residents from Ridley Park's Hetzel Park area did not have an opportunity to question borough council members at their Nov. 19 meeting about the billboard in their neighborhood. Many residents are opposed to the billboard and solicitor Ernie Angelos said there has been another legal action filed in connection with the billboard.…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on November 22, 2013 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Preliminary 2014 Ridley Park budget hikes taxes 4-5 percent

Ridley Park Borough Council Nov. 19 approved a 2014 preliminary budget with a possible four to five percent tax increase to meet estimated expenditures of $4.2 million. The current millage rate is 7.7 mills. The sewer fee is projected at $327 per dwelling unit and the trash fee, pending the awarding of a new trash contract, is $233 says the story filed by …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on November 22, 2013 at 9:55am — 12 Comments

I love my 113 yo house

I'ts a shame that those of us on limited fixed, legit non-sucker incomes are being forced out due to redicules school taxes; I never approved of the fancy pance school.  Wheres the promised $ from boeing and exalon ??  HATE to see home go BYE BYE !!!

Added by tiga88 on November 21, 2013 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Ridley Park Council lacks the courage to tell the truth

Around 1:05 pm today I received a phone call from a resident who advised that Lamar workers were down at the billboard (Hetzel Park) doing work.  I was on my way to the doctor's office and had about 30 minutes to stop down and ask questions.  The Supervisor of the job said that they were given the release to start work today.  When I called Dawn our borough manager, and asked her why weren't we told about this last night at the council meeting, she replied, "we didn't know".  I asked when…


Added by Jared Brennan on November 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Some Thoughts on School District Taxation of Primary Residences in PA

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Added by tim devabey on November 13, 2013 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Petition the Ridley School Board-Stop The Excessive Taxes



The title of a July 21, 2013 story in the Philadelphia Inquirer read “The School Tax Vice: Taxes soar, but suburban districts struggle"…The article continued…"Nowhere in the counties have bills increased more robustly than in Delaware County's Ridley School District. Millage there have almost doubled since the 2003-04 school year, adding about $1,900 to the…


Added by Tony Savo on November 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Some Thoughts on School District Taxation of Primary Residences in PA

News You Can Use*


9/27/2013  House Takes on Property Tax Debate – This week the House Finance Committee voted to send four school property tax reform bills to the House for consideration. The bills take different approaches to allow school districts to replace property taxes with a combination of earned income tax, mercantile tax, or business tax, if a local school board believes those taxes are a better fit for funding its district.

The Finance Committee has not…


Added by tim devabey on November 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Please join me in congratulating the Ridley Raider Marching Band!

The Ridley High School marching band plays for football games, but did you know they also compete?   On Sunday November 10 they went to the states championships in Hershey, and took SECOND PLACE competing against 11 other bands in their division, with a score of 92.8.  They also took the award for best percussion  and most improved.

These kids work incredibly hard to put on an excellent show with great musicianship and marching skill.  Next time you see them (perhaps at the…


Added by Rebecca Clemmer on November 11, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Polling Signs in Ridley Park cause stir

A dispute Tuesday morning over the placement of political signs on property adjacent to Christ Church, where voters in the second precinct cast their ballots, was settled by Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Ann Osborne, who ruled that the signs posted by Republicans and Democrats were in a public area. The story is filed by…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Unofficial Ridley Park Voting Results

This is an unofficial tally of the 4 voting precincts in Ridley Park, PA. Absentee and provisional votes have not been counted consistently in these totals, therefore, official votes may vary slightly. 

Congratulations to Ridley Park's new Administration

Candidate    1st      2nd     3rd      4th     Totals   Projected winner

Eberly          237     187     392     315     1131    Projected winner as Mayor

Berger         232     171     339    …


Added by Howard McCoy on November 5, 2013 at 10:08pm — 12 Comments


On the eve of election day we ponder who we should elect to serve the residents of Ridley Park.

We have seen and received a lot of literature on the sitting Councilors  Bob Berger and Samantha Snow.  I have been working with them for the past  3 1/2 years. They are very deceptive people. Berger has been sitting on the Zoning committee, attended the bill board hearings and yet not updated the people of Ridley Park. Workshops are a sham! If you look at the various boards such as zoning…


Added by Suzanne Murtha on November 4, 2013 at 11:09pm — 4 Comments

Dog Park in RP

Let me know if you think this is a great idea!    We need an enclosed area to run our dogs.  ABC field might be one suggestion.

Added by Jml on November 4, 2013 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Why can't this be done in Ridley Park?

Was doing research on when the Planet Fitness would open on MacDade. Came across this from an article in Sept. 2013 fro DelcoNews

“We received some grant money from Delaware County to be used for revitalizing MacDade Boulevard,” Willert said. “We are looking into programs that would put landscaping on the islands in the middle of the street at the intersection of MacDade and the Blue Route. That would really spruce that area up.”  

I have printed off the current…


Added by Jml on November 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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