Welcome to Lansdowne!
Lansdowne Borough is a first-generation suburb situated in Delaware County, PA just six miles west of downtown Philadelphia and six miles east of Media, the county seat. Lansdowne’s 10,500 residents are active volunteers in their 1.2 square mile community.
$18,000 Reward for Info in Penn Wood Fire, Threats
The Citizens Crime Commission and police departments of Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs are seeking help in identifying the person(s) responsible for making terroristic threats and setting fire to the Penn Wood High School, Green Avenue Campus, and threats to Penn Wood High School Cypress Street Campus. The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $18,000 reward posted by the William Penn School District and $300 from a concerned citizen for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for these crimes. Information should be called in to the Crime Commission Tipline at 215-546-TIPS. Your anonymity is protected. download flyer
Lansdowne Borough Council is taking applications for a Junior Council Person. The application deadline is June 15, 2013. To apply download the application here: Junior Council Application
Spring Activities from Parks and Recreation Department
The Lansdowne Parks and Recreation’s new Program Guide has an exciting roster of classes to stimulate your mind and body! Download the program schedule
Spring 2013 Borough Newsletter
Lansdowne Borough’s Spring 2013 Newsletter has been printed and mailed. If you haven’t checked it out yet you may download a PDF of this edition here
PECO Warns of Utility Scam
PECO is urging customers to be aware of a scam that continues to target customers in the Philadelphia area. The scam, which has been reportedly taking place throughout the country, claims that customers are behind on their account and must make immediate payment to avoid service termination. Read more about the PECO scam, and see the Daily Times’ recent article about a similar scam.
New Fire Chief
Mayor Young swore in Rick Russel as Lansdowne’s newest Fire Chief during the January 16 borough council meeting. Rick replaces outgoing Fire Chief Tom Young, who has held the position the last 10 years. read more
Friendship Circle Senior Center Spring 2013 Classes
The Friendship Circle’s Center for Life Long Learning has announced its Spring 2013 class schedule, including courses on dance, exercise, self-improvement, and computers. For more details download the program details in PDF format or visit their website at http://www.scs-delco.org
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for Seniors
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older adults and adults with disabilities have received $4.8 billion in of property tax and rent rebates. The rebate program also receives funding from slots gaming. Property Tax/Rent Rebate application forms and assistance are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices. See a full explanation of the program here or check on the status of your rebate.
Seniors Sought for Philabundance Food Program
Philabundance distributes food boxes for low-income seniors who qualify. For more information about the program, call the Philabundance Food Help Line at 800-319-Food (3663 or visit the program website.
Dog licenses are available at the Treasurer’s office at the County Government Center in Media, or applications can be filled out and downloaded from the County website and mailed in with the fee; the license will be returned via mail. More information. For more information on pets and lost animals look here.
Find a Stray? Call Delaware County Animal Control
Lansdowne Borough requests that residents finding a stray or lost dog or cat please call Delaware County Animal Control at 610-522-1113. Please do not take stray animals to the SPCA, since municipalities will be charged $250 for every stray animal taken to the SPCA, a 364 percent increase from the previous $25 per animal fee. The Lansdowne Police Department will be enforcing the State Dog Law and local ordinance pertaining to dog violations. Although warnings will be issued for a first offense, citations may be issued to repeat offenders. more
Community Action Agency of Delaware County Home Weatherization Program
This program is free to qualified residents and will lower your energy bills by an estimated 20-30%!! Qualified Delaware County Renters and Homeowners applicants may receive the following FREE services: Home Energy Audit – Attic Insulation – Diagnostic Air Flow Testing – Heater Inspection, Service, Repair and Replacement – Weather Stripping and Caulking – Window & Door Repair or Replacement – Refrigerator Evaluation – Energy Conservation Education
For complete information about the program, click here.
Lansdowne Allied Youth Council
Grant money may be available from the Lansdowne Allied Youth Council for worthwhile cultural, civic, service, athletic, or social projects. Inquire by mail at LAYC, P.O. Box 311, Lansdowne 19050, or by email to Grants Chairman Van Bond, firstname.lastname@example.org. The LAYC has served Lansdowne proudly since 1944. more
Penn Wood Patriots Athletics
Follow all of Lansdowne’s hometown high school teams – check the Penn Wood High School athletic schedule and show your support!
Bulk Trash Pickup
Guidelines for pickup of large items and the Bulk Trash Pickup Request form. more
Yard Waste Program
Due to popular demand, more dates have been added for pick-up. more
New Web Tool Allows Pennsylvanians to Check Status of Property Tax/Rent Rebates
Eligible older adults and residents with disabilities can now check the status of. more