Welcome to the Borough of Parkside PA.

Borough of Parkside

22 East Elbon Road

Parkside, PA. 19015

Office  610-876- 3569

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August 3, 2020

As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches, We could see 4-6 inches of rain and wind gust up to 73 mph. Your storm prep should include checking your storm drains located near your property. Do not attempt to drive through high water on roadways. Securing or removing items take could take flight during the storm. Charge phones and equipment before the storm arrives. Have flashlights and spare batteries readily available in case of power outages. The Parkside  Fire Co. will be staffed and available for all emergencies including pump-outs and service calls. If using candles due to a power outage NEVER leave candles unattended.

 

Rob Powers, EMC

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Office of The Mayor

Borough of Parkside, Delaware Country, Pennsylvania

 

31 July 2020

 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF PARKSIDE

Once again, the Parkside Police Department, and the officers who serve thereon, is under attack by a group of Parkside residents, including elected council members. In the latest incident, a social media message was posted by a non-resident of our town over an incident, not in the jurisdiction of our Police Department. This post, later, appeared on a borough Facebook page. Even though the acts were completely wrong and called into question the actions of one of our police officers, the post was shown without fact verification. To make matters worse, when official documentation was received from the Delaware County Police/Fire/EMS dispatch center and noted on the web, the police chief and members of the Borough government were accused of a cover-up. Of course, the individuals responsible for these attacks wish to have our Police Department defunded and the safety of our citizens placed in the hands of social welfare organizations.

I have done some research on criminal activity here at Parkside and the record points out that crime of all types, in our town, is significantly below the national average in all categories. This is due to one fact: Our Police Department is functioning properly, and the primary concern is the safety and security of the citizens of Parkside. Yet, this same Police Department has been under attack by this group of malcontents for a reason that I do not understand other than they have their own hidden agenda bent on having our town function based on their liking and not on what is best for the citizens.

I do know that the great majority of the citizens of Parkside support our police and appreciate the job bring done by the department so I am going to ask that these citizens raise their individual or collective voices in support of the Parkside Police. We need to make it clear to these other people that the attacks on our police department MUST STOP right now! We need to make it clear to the council members who do not support our police department that they are acting outside the best interest of our community! Please join me in this effort!

 Thomas G. Deitman, Mayor, Borough of Parkside, Delaware Co., PA

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Due to the heavy volume of household trash, starting Friday, April 3, 2020, our trash hauler, B & L, will be picking up bulk (heavy) trash every Friday. However, there is a limit of three items, weekly, per household. This will continue until further notice.

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Greetings:

The following Declarations of Emergency within the borders of the Borough of Parkside are set to expire at 23:59 hours on Friday 19 June 2020:

COVID-19 Civil Unrest

Citizens should be aware that Delaware County is still in the COVID-19 “Yellow Phase” and, As such, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding use of face-masks, social distancing and maximum number of participants and gatherings are still in effect.

 

Thomas G Deitman, Mayor

Borough of Parkside 


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***N O T I C E***

 IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE PERSONAL CONTACT FOR BOROUGH EMPLOYEES, THE BOROUGH OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR PERSONAL CONTACT.

 THE OFFICE IS OPEN TO RECEIVE PHONE CALLS, Permits and EMAILS DURING REGULAR WORKING HOURS: MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8AM TO 11:30 AND 12:30 TO 2:30.

 ANYONE WISHING TO PAY TAXES, PLEASE EITHER SEND THEM VIA MAIL OR PLACE IN THE LOCKED MAILBOX AT THE FRONT OF THE BOROUGH BUILDING.

 THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.

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**A message to the residents of Parkside from the Parkside Police Department**

The current concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented health issue impacting our communities. The event has created the need for the Emergency Services Personnel to take several precautions while maintaining our level of service to the community. With that in mind, the Parkside Borough Police Department will adhere to the following modifications to our response and interaction with our residents.

Officers who receive a radio report of an incident will review all information provided by the 911 center to determine the proper response. Some calls will continue to require our officers to respond and take appropriate action. In these cases, that is exactly what they will do. In other cases, the officer may call the individual back via telephone to ascertain the issue at hand. In those cases, the officer may determine that he can gather sufficient information via the phone to file the proper report. Officers may give answers to questions or provide advice to residents, make a report and not respond to your residence or business depending on the circumstances.

When responding to your calls, officers may request that you step outside to speak with them. This is done in order to maintain social distancing and limit the potential to exposure. Our goal is to continue to serve the residents of Parkside while at the same time protecting our officers and their families. Should one of our officers become exposed to the coronavirus the impact could have a severe impact on our ability to serve you. With this in mind, we ask for your understanding and cooperation during these difficult times.

 

Thank you Thomas J. Murray Jr. Chief of Police

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***OFFICIAL STATEMENT***

Parkside declared a “State of Emergency.” March 14,2020

A State of Emergency consists of three factors.
1. Free up budget money
2. Recoup money,
3. Enforcement of local establishments.

We, the Emergency Team, are in continuous contact with state and county officials, including the Board of Health. No municipal services are affected at this time. Moreover, there are no known infectious residents in the borough. Also, Emergency Management met with all the business owners to make sure they are following health guidelines.
Call 911 or your doctor if you feel that you are infected. Do not go to the emergency room because they are rapidly filling up.
Firehouse is closed to the public until further notice.
Please remember to wash your hands and keep a social distance.
Emergency Management Team will provide updates as the Borough receives them.

Emergency Management Coordinator, Rob Powers

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STATE OF EMERGENCY: CORONAVIRUS


Under the power granted to me by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and as Mayor of the Borough of Parkside I am declaring that a State of Emergency shall exist within the boundaries of the Borough of Parkside in the County of Delaware starting at 2400 hours on Thursday 12 March 2020. This declaration is brought about out of concern for the health and welfare of the citizens of the Borough of Parkside and is based on similar States of Emergency issued by Delaware County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At present, there are no known or presumptive cases of the coronavirus affecting any resident of the Borough pf Parkside. This declaration is precautionary.

 Under this declaration, the Unified Command System will be in place allowing the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, and the EMS senior officer authority over their respective areas of response. The Emergency Management Coordinator of the Borough of Parkside shall be responsible for coordinating first responders as their services are needed.

 Under this declaration, the Chair of the Public Safety Committee of the Borough Council shall act a liaison between first responders and council leadership.

This declaration will remain in effect until rescinded under my authority.

Issued this 12 day of March 2020 at 2248 hours.

Thomas G. Deitman, Mayor

The Borough of Parkside 

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Announcement from 

Shirley Purcival, President of Council.


Dear Parkside Residents,                                                           March 9, 2020

As President of Council, I would like to inform you that Delaware County Council and Emergency Services held a conference call with local officials in which Vice President Doug Bull, Code Officer Nick Capobianco, Chief Murray and myself were able to participate in.  Delaware County Council, for financial and Emergency personnel reasons, has declared a State of Emergency due to the situation with Covid-19  (Coronavirus).  This Declaration will enable the County to spend money on emergency supplies, meet unbudgeted costs that occur with this virus and also apply for any State and/or Federal funds, if made available, to recoup any unbudgeted funds.

 As of today, Delaware County has one confirmed case.  The County offices and Court system are open.  School districts are open and each school district will make the call to or when to close, based on any contamination.  As of now, there is no need to close any schools but the County has asked all residents to follow the safety guidelines that have been stated on numerous newscasts, internet, and social media.

If you or your family members are elderly or have underlining health issues,  please avoid large gatherings.  As we have heard, symptoms could be a heavy chest with a dry cough and shortness of breath, body aches and a temperature of 100.4. The county is asking, that if you have these symptoms not to immediately go to the emergency room.    They have asked that you contact 1-877-Pa-health.   The State Board of Health will question you as to your symptoms and will direct you to the emergency services equipped to test you.  If you do call "911" they will be asking you the same questions and direct you to the State Board of Health.  

Please be assured that our emergency personnel will be taking safety precautions and our Borough council will continually be updated on any changes with this virus.  You may also check the Delaware County website for information as to what is open, what changes are forthcoming and general questions concerning the coronavirus.

Thank you.   Shirley Purcival, President of Council

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Electronic Recycling

****CANCELED ELECTRONIC RECYCLING****

Electronic Recycling event set for May 9, 2020, has been canceled.

Should there be a carryover date, an announcement will be published.


Where; Parkside School Parking Lot.

B&L Disposal is offering electronic recycling in the Borough of Parkside. There will be NO charge for the disposed of televisions or covered devices.

As per Pennsylvania covered devise recycling Act #108 covered devices are: Televisions, monitors, computers and peripheral devices which include items that can be plugged into a computer such as keyboards, mice printers, printer/scanner/copier all-in-one devices, networking equipment, etc.

NON-Covered Devices are household electronic devices that are not a covered device as previously defined. These include devices such as vcr/dvd/blu-ray players, telephones, cell phones, gaming systems, the cable of set boxes, stereos, radios, cables, electronic wiring, vacuum cleaners, toasters, video cameras, answering machines, Mp3 players, etc.


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Parkside Borough Council would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our new web site which will provide you with helpful reminders and information. This site will be updated periodically, so please come back often!!.  If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact our Borough office, Code Officer or Council member. Thank you.

Shirley Purcival, President

Doug Bull, Vice-President, (Finances, Recreation)

Dominic (Nick) Capobianco, Public Safety, Public Works, Code Enforcement Officer

Chief of Police, Thomas Murray 

Thomas Deitman, Mayor

Linda Higgins, Borough Secretary

Robert Powers, Health Inspector, Fire Marshal

Eric Long, Councilman (License & Inspections)

Scott Sidlow, Councilman at Large

Perry Sweigart, Councilman, (Ordinances, Recreation) 

Anna Guy, Councilwoman (Trash & Recycling/MS4)

Joseph Ferguson, BCO/Building Inspector

Ryan Cornog, Road Master

Edward Fisher, Tax Collector