|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|
Welcome to Lansdowne!
Borough Newsletter – Winter 2014
The Winter 2014 edition of the Lansdowne Borough Newsletter is now out. If you missed yours in the mail, you may download or view a PDF version here. Previous editions are available in the Newsletter Archives.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is open to anyone who wants to learn how to be better prepared before, during, and after an emergency. The course if free and the deadline for registration is March 1st 2014. More information is here.
Lansdowne Receives Award from Anti-Defamation League
Lansdowne Borough has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Barry Morrison Courageous Conversations Award by the Anti-Defamation League. This award is given annually to a school or community that has exhibited creativity and courage in engaging community members in a dialogue about diversity through No Place for Hate. The plaque is being hung on the Borough wall of fame in council chambers, and an accompanying $250 award will be used to continue the mission of No Place for Hate. Read more at the borough’s No Place for Hate page.
2014 Borough Parking Permits
Lansdowne Borough Ordinance #1100 prohibits parking on ALL streets in the Borough between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM seven (7) days a week. Residents who do not have provisions for off-street parking or who have more cars than they can safely park off-street may apply for an annual overnight parking permit. Parking permits are obtained from the Lansdowne Police Department and are currently $40 per year. The Police Department is open 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM Monday through Friday; Please complete this form in advance and bring with you when applying.
2013 Jingle Judge Winners
These festive residents (click photo for larger image) are all recipients of the coveted Jingle Judge Recognition Certificate. Every year the Mayor sends out a team of judges to look for the best and the brightest in holiday decorating. If you want to join this Merry Crew be sure to decorate like mad next year. Judging happens the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The only rule is that your house number must be visible from the street in the dark, in compliance with property code. Thanks so much to the team of judges!
Free Emergency Response Training Offered in March
Learn how to be better prepared before, during, and after an emergency during this free training offered over four Thursday evenings and one Saturday in March at the Lansdowne Fire Station. CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property. Read more and find out how to register.
Interfaith Food Cupboard
The Interfaith Food Cupboard serves families in the William Penn School District communities by helping with emergency food needs. The Interfaith Food Cupboard is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne. For hours and more information, please call 610-622-0800, option 4.
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, email@example.com. 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