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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough of Lansdowne Council, Delaware County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 South Lansdowne Avenue Lansdowne, Pennsylvania for purposes of discussing the 2019 Budget, and the adoption of an Earned Income Tax and a Local Services Tax, and to discuss and vote upon such other matters as may come before the Council.

Delaware County General Reassessment Project: Delaware County Council contracted with Tyler Technologies Inc. in 2017 to provide real property appraisal services for the County’s 2020 general reassessment. The reassessment, ordered by the Court in March 2017, will be effective in the 2021 tax year. The project, which is being implemented through the County Treasurer’s Office, will utilize Tyler’s appraisal and street imaging services. Current information on this matter is available at the county website.

2018 Trash and Recycling Information
Trash and recycling information for 2018 is now online.


Handel’s Messiah Sing-In – Tuesday, December 4
Lansdowne Friends School and the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra invite you to a community Sing-In of Handel’s Messiah, taking place 7:00 pm at the Lansdowne Friends School Meeting House. Musicians from the Lansdowne Symphony generously donate their time and musical skills to bring us this annual tradition. Add your voice to ours! All are welcome, come and sing, or just enjoy the music. The more the merrier! RSVP to

Winter Lights Parade – Saturday, December 8
The Lansdowne Business & Professional Association and Lansdowne Borough would like to invite you to cap off the 125th Anniversary with our first evening Winter parade! Join us as we march from Greenwood Ave. to south on Lansdowne Ave. and on to the Lansdowne Landing. Come march, drive, dance, and sing along the way! We encourage participants to deck out those cars, trucks, and floats with your holiday decorations and lights, lots of lights and more lights. Dress up your family, your class, your organization, your congregation and march with us. Then, after the parade, join us for a winter social at The Landing for judging and more. Need more information or want to sign up? Contact Beth Harmer at or 484-466-5011. Rain date Sunday, December 9 at 6 pm.

LBPA Annual Tree Lighting With Santa – Saturday, December 8
The Lansdowne Business & Professional Association presents its annual tree lighting with Santa from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Lansdowne Landing. Music by Steve E Love Sound. Entertainment by Action Karate. Bring your camera and snap a photo with Santa! Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. We’ll also collect non-perishable food items for the local food pantry at Lansdowne Presbyterian Church. In case of inclement weather, check our facebook posting by 4:00 pm the day of event.

Preparing Your Home for the Winter – Tuesday, December 10
Winter is coming. Our climate is changing and so is the weather. Noted energy conservation expert Harold Finigan will present a free workshop at the Lansdowne Public Library. The workshop takes place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and will discuss what you can do to best prepare your home for the winter, stay safe, and reduce your energy bill.

PRIME Immigration Ministry 35th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, December 15
Celebrating 35 years of commitment to human rights. Join us for a festive evening of amazing cross-cultural cuisine, musical performances, and lively discussion and networking as we celebrate 35 years of PRIME and the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations’ historic Declaration of Human Rights. State Rep. Margo Davidson and PRIME volunteers will be honored. At Lansdowne First Presbyterian Church, 140 N Lansdowne Ave, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Admission is a $35 donation for adults, ($10 age 13 and under). Includes a full dinner buffet including delectable dishes from chefs featured in the upcoming new book series Culturecopia, live musical performances by the enchanting Togolese Choir, and fantasic international desserts. All proceeds to benefit PRIME’s programs supporting safe and legal solutions for refugees and immigrants. To learn more visit Call 610-574-8099 to reserve your seats.

Lansdowne Folk Club Presents John Gorka – Thursday, January 24
The Lansdowne Folk Club presents world-renowned singer-songwriter John Gorka John Gorka on Thursday, January 24 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $30 without an advance reservation. For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit, email or call (484) 466-6213. Only cash is accepted at the door. Handicap accessible.

About 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. more

Free Food Pantry at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church on Wednesdays
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church offers a free food pantry for residents of Delaware County in need each Wednesday from 9:30 am to noon. The church is located at 39 West Stratford Avenue. For additional information, please contact program coordinator Madace Thorpe at 215-471-2577.

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, 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. 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

Free Smoke Alarms – The Lansdowne Fire Company has free smoke alarms. To inquire email the Lansdowne Fire Company or Smoke alarms should be replaced every ten years, batteries twice per year. Smoke alarms should be located on each level of a home, as well as in each bed room.

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 Al Them, The LAYC has served Lansdowne proudly since 1944. more

pwPenn 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

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