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Borough of Parkside

22 East Elbon Road

Parkside, PA. 19015

Office  610-876- 3659

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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.


“Parkside Borough Council”

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19 October 2020

Good day Citizens of Parkside

Two items of interest:

1. The auxiliary voting box will be installed here in Parkside within the next several days. It will be located between the Borough Hall and the Borough Garage at 22 East Elbon Road. It is the size of a postal street collection box. There will be a tower next to the box with a solar panel at the top. This will provide power to the security camera which will monitor the collection box. I am told that the box will be available 24/7 and will be emptied once a day up until 8:00 PM on election day when it will be locked until the primary in 2021. The box and tower will remain in place for 5 years.

2. Within the next several days, you should be getting the 2020 Fire Department fund drive letter. As you may already know, our Fire Company suffered a severe financial hit when the parent company of Crozer -Chester Medical Center demanded a monthly stipend of $31,000.00 from the Fire Company to permit the organization to provide ambulance service. Members of the Fire Company negotiated in good faith but CCMC refused to accept any amount less than the $31,000.00. The firefighters are committed to the protection of life and safety in Parkside. I would ask that you please be generous in your donation.

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


August 26, 2020

The officers of the fire house have been diligently negotiating with Prospect Holdings, the company that currently owns Crozer Chester medical center and other entities, for over 1 tear, to have their paramedics stay at the Parkside Fire Company.

Prospect Holdings has requested that they enter into a contract with the fire company for $31,000 a month, the same contractual amount that they are under contract with for Springfield Township. This amount of monies is not financially feasible. And most certainly you cannot compare Springfield Township to Parkside borough, not only in size but financially.

We have had a paramedic unit at the fire company for almost 20 years, in which the fire company has received 100% of the billing and last year purchased a new ambulance.

The end result is the paramedic unit will be pulled out of Parkside Fire Company, by Prospect Holdings, on September 13th. Unfortunately, those of us that have subscribed to the ambulance service will be reimbursed for that subscription amount.

Crozer Hospital will be supplying Ambulance Service, after Service September 13th, to our residence. They will be billing individual insurance companies, whether you have insurance through an Obamacare company, private insurance or Medicare. We believe the difference from the insurance carriers’ portion will be billed to the patients.

Our Police department and 911 Center will be advised along with neighboring communities of the changeover.

I would like to thank the officers of the fire company and Mr. Wills for all their time and hard work to try to keep the ambulance service here in Parkside. And shame on Prospect Holdings for looking at money and profit and not looking at our residents needs to have these paramedics here in our borough.

Any questions please reach out to;

 Rob Powers, Emergency Management Coordinator.


Thank you

Shirley Purcival. President of Council


Office of The Mayor

Borough of Parkside, Delaware Country, Pennsylvania


31 July 2020


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


**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



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



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 


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


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. MS4/Recycling 

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 at Large

Joseph Ferguson, BCO/Building Inspector

Ryan Cornog, Road Master

Edward Fisher, Tax Collector


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