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Posted on: April 22, 2022

April 22, 2021: Letter From Council President, Benjamin Hover

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Dear Lansdowne neighbors,

April Showers have brought us spring flowers. Along with the flowers blossoms and bird songs, Lansdowne Borough has many reasons to celebrate.

First, I would like to thank Mayor Byrne, Vice President Naji-Taylor and fellow Councilmembers, past and present, and former Mayor Tony Campuzano who joined with State Senators Kearney and Williams, County Vice Chair Elaine Schaefer, and our illustrious Congressperson Mary Gay Scanlon in celebrating the opening of Gateway Slope on April 8th. The opening also served as a Dedication ceremony to past Councilmember and President Marty Council. Also, I want to thank Marty’s family for attending the Ceremony. Katie Dunnington cut the ribbon to open the ceremony and reminisced about the time and effort both Katie and Marty brought into Lansdowne.

Thank you to DJ Joe Foley, Ryan Berley of Franklin fountain, and Bonnie McShane of Bonnie’s Wondergardens for making the day great with flowers, ice cream, and music.

Click here to view more pictures and click here to read about it in the news.

Community Events:

We will also celebrate in the coming weeks with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tot Lot being installed at McKinley Avenue. Currently, I have proposed tentative dates to Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon’s office and am waiting to hear back to plan the event.  This continued development demonstrates our commitment to investments in our neighborhoods and our Parks.

On April 23rd, Lansdowne Borough and several of Lansdowne Boards including the Environmental Advisory Council, Parks and Recreation Board, Shade Tree Commission celebrated Earth Day with numerous community partners including the Nile Swim Club, the Boy Scouts of America (and Cub), Nile Swim Club, Bethel AME, Habitat for Humanity and our State Representative Gina Hackett Curry in planting pollinator plants and trees at Interboro Park.

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I would also like to thank Representative Gina Hackett Curry, Alexis Wood from Autsome Brushes, and Sharon Coleman from Kristoffer's Advocacy Corner for helping the Borough to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month for April.

Upcoming events:

  • On Saturday, May 14th, State Representative Gina Hackett Curry will be hosting an event at Hoffman Park for girls from the 5th through 8th Grades.  Click HERE for more information.
  • On Saturday, May 21st, Lansdowne Borough will revive the STEAM festival with activities for children of all ages. Learn more here.

We continue to build green spaces, art places with friendly faces in this great community. Lansdowne Borough Council and the Mayor are working together with businesses, community partners, and leveraging our resources to build in 2022 and continue to develop this great town. We invite all residents to come to Council meetings and Committee meetings to make your voices heard.

Hope to see you around town,

Benjamin Hover

Council President

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