Fireworks will be held in "Bristol Lord Field" located at 6th & Main Streets beginning at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Sunday, September 3rd 2017. Borough Roads surrounding the area will be closed beginning at 7:00 p.m. until the Fireworks are completed. UFC will be selling hot dogs and snacks in the Pavilion - please support our volunteer fire department! Rain Date Monday, September 5th!

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Magic Show

The Community Affairs Committee held it’s annual Magician Show with Pizza and Ice Cream Sundae on Saturday, August 19th.

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Honoring Hometown Heros

The Borough hopes to launch a streetscape project to honor hometown military veterans by hanging Hometown Hero flags throughout the borough in May 2018 until the Holiday Season starts. Once the flags come down from display, it will go to the ordering borough family.

While the exact cost has not yet been determined since it depends on the amount of flags ordered; council may split the cost which would require a $75 donation per flag from each ordering borough family.  Each flag will require a photograph of the serviceman/woman; branch of service; and dates of service and/or theater of operation.

Since a minimum of 40 flags is required, please contact the Borough Office at (610) 874-7317 for additional information and to sign up. The Borough will be placing the order in Spring of 2018.

UFC #1 – 1st Annual Car Show

The Upland Fire Company #1 will be holding their 1st Annual Car Show in the Upland Baptist Church Parking Lot on September 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.  See the attached flyer for further information.

Please come out and support your local volunteer department!

National Night Out Event

The First National Night Out Event was held at the Upland Borough Police Department on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  

August Newsletter

The August 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

July Newsletter

The July 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Police Awards Dinner

The Upland Borough Police Department held it’s 2017 Awards Dinner on June 22, 2017.  The event was attended by borough officials, all current and several retired borough police officers.  Newly appointed Chief Irey presented the retired officers with Retiree Badges.

An award was given to past Mayor and current Borough Manager, Michael Ciach for his service to the borough and police department. Also honored were Retired officer, Captain Robert C. Love who was presented with the newly named “Captain Robert C. Love Officer of the Year Award” which was presented to this years recipient Officer Joshua VanHorn.

Also recognized was Sergeant Morris J. Albany, Jr.  who will killed on October 13, 1976 while trying to thwart a robbery in Chester.  Sergeant Albany’s family was in attendance and a plaque was dedicated in his memory which will be permanently affixed in the police department.

FREE Summer Meals for Children

If you have a school aged child in need of breakfast or lunch text FOOD to 877877 and you will receive a message stating the closest location that your child can receive FREE summer meals.

New Councilwoman

At the June 13th Council meeting, resident Sandra Deldeo was appointed to fill the vacant (William Dennon) council seat.

Carnival

The annual Carnival sponsored by the Community Affairs Committee was held in Bristol Lord Field from June 7th through the 10th.

All proceeds help fund all the FREE events that the Community Affairs Committee hold for borough residents.

We thank all the volunteers who assisted in selling tickets and in the pavilion selling food and beverages.Your help is instrumental in the Community Affairs Committee being able to hold events for the borough residents.

Trash Notice

B&L Disposable Services will start to use the below notice for regular trash as well as recycling should the contents not meet the requirement(s) for pick up.

CLICK FOR LARGER FORM

June Newsletter

The June 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Drug Drop Off Box and Shred It Day

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 the Borough of Upland will be having a Shred-It day for borough residents and the Delaware County Office of the District Attorney will hold a Prescription Drug Drop Off.  Both events will be held in the Upland Borough Police Department parking lot located on Castle Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

A technician from Shred-It will do all the shredding.  The amount of paper per resident to be shredded is limited to 6 banker boxes. No need to remove: paper clips, rubber bands or small binder clips but you must remove large binder clips, laminated paper and binders. Also, no CD’s, hard drivers, tapes or other media is accepted.

For more information on the Medicine Drop boxes, please visit the Delaware County Office of the District Attorney, John J. Whalen, D.A. (please click the link).

 

 

 

Memorial Day Festivities

Even though the weather was uncertain at times with rain, the Borough held their annual Memorial Day service at Upland Baptist Church and the War Memorial.
The Annual Memorial Day Parade started at the Upland Baptist Church turning down 3rd Street to Upland Avenue and wove it’s way up 8th Street to Mulberry Street to 9th Street then onto Church Street ending up at the War Memorial located on 6th Street.
After the services held at the War Memorial, the Upland Baptist Church and Ressurection Church held their Annual Memorial Day Picnic in the park.

Positions Filled

(L-R) Mayor William Dennon, Judge Chad Kenney and Linda DiGiandomenico

(L-R) Mayor William Dennon, Judge Chad Kenney and Linda DiGiandomenico

Mayor Dennon and his family with Judge Kenney

Borough Manager Michael Ciach being sworn in by Mayor Dennon

Newly appointed Chief Irey with his wife and children being sworn in by Judge Kenney.

Chief Irey and his family with Judge Kenney

Judge Kenney with Chief Irey and his family.

Volunteers Needed!

Upland Borough needs volunteers for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) training being held at Toby Farms Elementary School on Saturday, May 6, 2017 starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m.  Must be 16 years or older to participate.  Please come out to support!

Click to view PDF Flyer

 

 

May 2017 Newsletter

The May 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Upland Borough Council,  Upland Athletic Club, Upland Fire Company and Marine Corp.League was held in Bristol Lord Field on Saturday, April 15th.
Immediately after the hunt, the Community Affairs Committee held their Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in MacQueen Hall.

Free Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Seminar

Is Your Family Prepared in the Event of a Disaster?

Sign Up Now for a FREE Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Seminar

If you are concerned about safety and preparedness, this course is for you!

CERT training is being offered to ALL Delaware County residents.

Training programs are offered by the

Delaware County Department of Emergency Services

Register Today!

CERT Operation Training

Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pmon

May 2, May 9, (Wed) May 17, May 23, May 30, & June 6, 2017

Delaware County 911 Center

360 N. Middletown Road, Media Pa 19063

For more information and to register go to:

www.delcocitizencorps.com

This course is open to adults only.

April Newsletter

The April 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

License Your Dog in PA

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All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation, plus court costs.
An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.
The small license fee helps protect the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents.
Reasons for dog licensing:
• It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
• If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely.
• The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
• License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.

State of Emergency —Snow

  • Dear Residents of the Borough of Upland,
    “Effective from 6 AM Tuesday, March 14th to 8 PM Tuesday evening, Mayor Michael J. Ciach has declared a snow emergency for the Borough of Upland anticipating the arrival of winter storm Stella that could potentially drop 8-12 inches of snow to our area or more. The heavy snow could make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. We are requiring as a condition of the state of emergency that all non-essential vehicles remain off the roads to allow our first responders, public safety and emergency management personnel to respond to any emergencies. Further, we ask that all emergency routes be cleared of vehicles so that the plows are able to clear the snow from the streets and wherever possible please park your vehicles in your driveways or off the roads to help our plowing efforts”.
  • Council Meeting for tonight has been cancelled.

Soup and Salad

The Community Affairs Committee would like to thank all those who supported the annual Soup & Salad fundraiser.

Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

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The “Community Affairs Committee” is pleased to announce the winners of the annual “Holiday Decorating Contest” for 2016 are:

  • 1st Place – Howard Novack of Church Street
  • 2nd Place – Jason & Jennifer Tarbutton of Juniper Lane
  • 3rd Place – Elizabeth (Betsy) Collins of 2nd Street

Heating Assistance/LIHEAP

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Please click for more information….

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CWA Utility Locating Project Schedule

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 12/28/2016 Update: Work area will be Edgmont Avenue between Elbon Road and West Avon Road.

Please note that Chester Water Authority’s contractor will be doing work and there may be some temporary traffic inconvenience.

This will be updated for work being done in Upland Borough, upon notification from CWA.

December Newsletter

The December 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

 

Road Closures – Gas Main Replacement

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PECO TO CLOSE MAIN STREET/UPLAND ROAD WEEKDAYS FOR GAS MAIN REPLACEMENT IN UPLAND BOROUGH, DELAWARE COUNTY

11/17/2016

King of Prussia, PA – PECO Energy is scheduled to close Main Street/Upland Road weekdays between Scott Avenue and 11th Street in Upland Borough, Delaware County, starting Monday, December 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for gas main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. The weekday closure of Main Street/Upland Road will be in effect through Friday, December 23.

During construction, Main Street/Upland Road through traffic will be detoured over Edgmont Avenue, Brookhaven Road/Bridgewater Road/6th Street and Main Street. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
PECO Energy will complete the work under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
For more information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

Annual Tree Lighting & Santa

The Upland Borough Annual Tree Lighting and visit from Santa was once again a huge success. All the children in attendance (of all ages) enjoyed the holiday snacks and presents given out by Santa.

Senior Citizen Dinner

The free Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner was held on Saturday, November 12th at MacQueen Hall.  The home-made meal was prepared and served by the many volunteers; whom we would like to thank for their service to our borough.

This annual event is one of many that is sponsored by the Community Affairs Committee for all borough residents who sign up to attend.

 

Welcome Day 2016

The Friends of the Caleb Pusey House held their annual Welcome Day on October 29th.

One of the many highlights was colonial reenactor Noah Lewis as Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector.

Youth Halloween Party

The Annual Halloween Party was held on October 29, 2016 at MacQueen Hall. A BOOtacular time was had by all!

The youth of the borough enjoyed childhood favorites chicken tenders, cheesy noodles, hot dogs, french fries and drinks served by volunteers.  Entertainment was provided by Looney Balloons and best costume prizes were given as well as trick-or-treating at the end of the evening.

Special thanks to the Community Affairs Committee and their many volunteers.

November Newsletter

The November 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the December 2016 Borough Calendar.

Holiday Sign-Up Forms Available

christmaspresent1Forms are now available in the Municipal Building Office for Santa to have a gift available for borough children (age 10 and under) at the Annual Holiday Tree Lightening Ceremony that is scheduled for Friday, November 25, 2016.

Please visit the office or download and print out the form.  The completed forms must be dropped off to the Municipal Building Office no later than Friday, November 4, 2016.

Veteran Parking Spot Dedication

On Saturday, October 8, 2016 Councilman William Dennon’s vision came to fruition when parking spots were dedicated to our Veterans at Sam & Sam’s Meat Market located in the Upland Shopping Center.

Education Funding Dinner & Discussion

The Chester chapter of Action United is hosting a free dinner and discussion on October 18, 2016 starting at 6:00 p.m. Please see the below for further information.

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October Newsletter

The October 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the November 2016 Borough Calendar.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

The Community Affairs Committee held their annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, September 24th; an apastalicious time was had by all who participated.

We would like to thank all our volunteers and diners who came out to support our committee to assist funding the free events throughout the year for the borough youth and seniors.

9/11 Flag Lowering

Today we commemorate the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Let us never forget.

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Adult Mosquito Control

Notice:   The PA Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting a Ultra Low Volume (ULV)  mosquito adulticide spray in portions of Brookhaven Borough, Aston Township, Upland Borough, and Chester Township on Monday, September 12, 2016 (weather permitting) in the evening hours (approximately 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.).  The rain date is September 13, 2016.

 

CWA Distribution System Flushing

Notice:  The Chester Water Authority (CWA) is scheduled to flush all public fire hydrants in the CWA system in Upland Borough beginning September 11, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Sunday evening through Friday morning.

During this process, there may be brief periods when the water in the distribution system may become discolored.  Also, distribution system water pressure may be depressed during the hydrant flushing.

Labor Day Fireworks

The annual fireworks show sponsored by Upland Borough was held on Sunday, September 5th at Bristol Lord Field.

Members of the Upland Fire Company #1 sold various refreshments and glow sticks in the Pavilion.

September Newsletter

The September 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the  October 2016 Borough Calendar.

Youth Magic Show

The Community Affairs Committee held it’s Annual Magic Show for borough youth on Saturday, August 27, 2016. While the turnout was light, a great time was had by all.
After the Magic Show, pizza and ice cream sundaes were served.

August Newsletter

The August 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the  September 2016 Borough Calendar.

Judith Kirby Bush Fills Sister’s Seat

Keeping it “all in the family” Judith Kirby-Bush has filled the vacancy of councilwoman Sandra Kirby-Miazza who passed away on July 4, 2016.

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(L-R) Councilwoman Judith Kirby-Bush, daughter Meghan Bush and Mayor Michael Ciach

Judy was took the oath of office at the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Holding the Bible was her daughter Meghan Bush.

Judy has been a volunteer for the Community Affairs Committee for many years and currently serves as Committeewoman of the 2nd precinct.

 

In other news, Sandra Deldeo was appointed to fill the seat as a Vacancy Board member.

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(L-R) Sandra Deldeo and Mayor Michael Ciach

Councilwoman Sandra Kirby-Miazza Passes

(L-R) Sandra Kirby-Miazza and grandson George

It is with deep sadness that the Borough of Upland conveys the news of Councilwoman Sandra Kirby-Miazza’s death, today July 4th 2016.

Sandy was Chairperson of the Community Affairs Committee as well as the Building and Grounds Committee. Sandy’s dedication to the Borough, its Youth and Seniors was without question.  Sandy will be greatly missed.

Please click the link for the tribute and message from the family which includes the viewing and service arrangements that are scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Upland Baptist Church.

 

Summertime Activity & FREE Lunch

Starting on July 5th, the Upland Baptist Church will be offering a Summertime Activity and FREE Lunch, Monday through Thursday.  The Activity will be from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and the FREE Lunch (children 18 and under) will be from 11:45 – 12:15 p.m.  This will be offered until August 18th!

July Newsletter

The July 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the  August 2016 Borough Calendar.

Memorial Day Services and Picnic

While the annual Memorial Parade was cancelled due to the weather forecast of torrential rains from tropical depression Bonnie, the Upland Baptist Church and Resurrection Life Church were able to hold their annual Community Picnic in Bristol Lord Field.

There were several Memorial Day Services held in the borough.  There were Wreath Laying Ceremonies held at the Marine Corps League, Upland Baptist Church and the War Memorial.

June Newsletter

The June 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the  July 2016 Borough Calendar.

Memorial Day – Schedule Change!

Due to the forecast of torrential downpours the Wreath Laying Ceremonies will be postponed to 5:00 p.m. on Memorial Day. Starting at the Upland Baptist Church and immediately going to the War Memorial at Bristol Lord Field. Unfortunately, we were unable to reschedule the parade therefore; it has been cancelled.

The picnic sponsored by the Upland Baptist Church and Resurrection Life Church will continue to be held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Bristol Lord Field.

Annual Carnival

The Annual Carnival sponsored by the Community Affairs Committee held from May 25th through May 28th at Bristol Lord Field.   All photos by Ken Stark.

The Community Affairs Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who have assisted; especially all the new volunteers who answered our call for help! It is greatly appreciated!

Preparing for Memorial Day

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Marine Corp

Photo by: George Patterson

The Delaware County Marine Corp League  volunteers went to the Upland Baptist Church to replace all the missing and tattered American flags.  This is done every year prior to the Memorial Day Services.

Thank you for your service in honoring our veterans. 

Plant and Herb Sale

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The Friends of the Caleb Pusey House will be holding a Spring Plant & Herb Sale on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click the link for the event flyer.

May Newsletter

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The May 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the  June 2016 Borough Calendar.

Council Vacancy Filled

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It was with regrets that Borough Council accepted the resignation of Councilman Harold R. Peden at the monthly Council Meeting held on April 12, 2016.  We wish Mr. Peden well and appreciate his service to our borough.

As per the recommendation of The Vacancy Committee, Richard McClintock was appointed to fill the vacant seat and took the oath of office which was performed by Mayor Ciach.

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(L-R) Councilman Richard McClintock and Mayor Michael Ciach

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(L-R) Councilman McClintock, Council President Peterson and Mayor Ciach

 

April Newsletter

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The April 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the May 2016 Borough Calendar.

Soccer for Success Kicks Off in Upland!

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Widener University’s Chester-Upland Soccer for Success Program, a free after-school program that teaches healthy-living habits through the game of soccer has begun programming at Toby Farms and Main Street Elementary in addition to the existing program at the Upland campus of Chester Community Charter School.

In its fourth year of operation, Chester-Upland Soccer for Success has worked with over 1300 youth in throughout the Chester-Upland School District. In the first season at Main Street Elementary and Toby Farms, over 40 players have signed up to learn about the game of soccer, nutrition and receive mentorship from Soccer for Success coaches.

Those interested in learning more about the collaborative or to get involved as a coach/mentor should visit http://chesteruplandsoccerforsuccess.org/ or contact Executive Director, Brent Jacquette at bjjacquette@widener.edu

Easter Festivities

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A hopping good time was had by the borough youth and families at the Annual Upland Borough Easter Egg Hunt which was held at Bristol Lord Field on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

The annual event was sponsored by Upland Fire Company #1, Upland Athletic Club and Upland Borough Council.

Immediately following the hunt, the Community Affairs Committee held their Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  An enjoyable time was had by all!

Senior Ham & Cabbage Luncheon

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The Community Affairs Committee held is annual “Ham & Cabbage” free luncheon for borough seniors on March 14th to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.

Veterans Helping Veterans Event

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The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources in Delaware County will be sponsoring a FREE “Veterans Helping Veterans” event on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at STEM Lobby of Delaware County Community College (Marple Campus). Click the link to view the event flyer.

There will be exhibitors at the event who will be on hand to provide information and resources on various items (housing, employment, volunteer opportunities, transportation, legal assistance, counseling and benefits).

 

Soup & Salad Fundraiser

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Nothing better than a hot bowl of homemade chili/soup on a chilly Saturday afternoon.

The Community Affairs Committee held their annual Soup & Salad Dinner on February 27, 2016 at MacQueen Hall.

Thanks to all the volunteers and supporters!

Photos by Ken Stark

March Newsletter

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The March 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the April 2016 Borough Calendar.

Youth Aid Panel Members

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Chief Ocasio announced at the February 9th Council Meeting that the following borough residents have been picked as the Youth Aid Panel Members:

  • Pamela Hartshorn
  • Monica Manerchia
  • Donna Gray
  • Abigal Gertner
  • Wesley Fraim

Shred-It Day

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shredderWe are pleased to announce that the Borough will hold it’s first “Community Shred-It Day” on Saturday, May 7, 2016 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon). The truck will be located in the Police Department parking lot located on Castle Avenue and a technician from Shred-It will do all the shredding.

The amount of paper per resident to be shredded is limited to 6 banker boxes. No need to remove: paper clips, rubber bands or small binder clips but you must remove large binder clips, laminated paper and binders. Also, no CD’s, hard drivers, tapes or other media is accepted.

February Newsletter

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The February 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the March 2016 Borough Calendar.

Mayor Ciach Declares Weather Emergency

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Mayor Michael Ciach has issued an official Declaration of Weather Emergency (Snow Storm) effective at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016. This Weather Emergency will be in effect through 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2016 unless otherwise updated.  Please click the link for the Declaration of Weather Emergency.  

Winter Storm Emergency Prepareness

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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Advises:snow

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A WINTER STORM EMERGENCY

General Guidelines:
  • Get an emergency supply kit that includes enough provisions for you and your family to live on for a minimum of three days.
  • Check and update your family’s emergency supply kit before winter approaches and add the following supplies in preparation for winter weather:
  • Rock salt to melt ice on walkways.
  • Sand to improve traction.
  • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
  • Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you and your family warm.
  • Make an emergency plan for you and your family.
  • Listen to your radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for weather reports and emergency information.
  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and windowsills to keep the warm air inside.
  • If you have no heat, close off unneeded rooms, stuff towels or rags in the cracks under doors and cover windows at night.
  • Cover pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic. Allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts. If the pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers and wrap pipes in rags.
  • Completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they were most exposed to the cold (or where the cold was most likely to penetrate).
  • Use extreme caution when using alternative heating sources. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects. Also, when using kerosene heaters be sure to maintain ventilation to avoid build-up of toxic fumes.  See Winter Heating Safety Tips for more information.
  • Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Several layers of lightweight clothing will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. Wear gloves (or mittens) and a hat to help prevent loss of body heat.

If You Are Driving:

  • Avoid driving during winter storms.  If you must drive:
  • Stay on main roads, avoiding back road shortcuts.
  • Try to only travel during the day.
  • Plan ahead for winter traveling.  Be sure to let someone know where you are going, along with your primary and alternate routes.
  • Prepare your vehicle for winter by checking (or having a mechanic check):
  • Antifreeze levels
  • Battery and ignition system
  • Brakes (wear and fluid level)
  • Exhaust system (leaks, crimped pipes, etc.)
  • Fuel and air filters
  • Heater and defroster
  • Lights and flashing hazard lights
  • Oil
  • Thermostat
  • Tires (tread and air levels)
  • Windshield wipers and wiper fluid
  • If you get trapped in your car during a blizzard:
  • Pull off the highway. Turn on hazard lights and hang a distress flag from the radio antenna or window.
  • Remain in your vehicle where rescuers are most likely to find you. Do not set out on foot during a blizzard unless you can see a building close by where you know you can take shelter. If you do leave the vehicle, use extra caution because distances are distorted by blowing snow.
  • Run the engine and heater about 10 minutes each hour to keep warm. When the engine is running, open a downwind window slightly for ventilation and periodically clear snow from the exhaust pipe to guard against possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Huddle with other passengers and use your coat for a blanket.
  • Take turns sleeping. One person should be awake at all times to look for rescue crews.
  • Drink fluids to avoid dehydration.
  • If stranded in a remote area, stomp large block letters in an open area spelling out HELP or SOS and line with rocks or tree limbs to attract the attention of rescue personnel who may be surveying the area by airplane.

If You Are Outdoors:

  • Use caution not to over exert yourself when shoveling snow.  Heart attacks caused by overexertion are a major cause of death in the winter.
  • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extremely cold air.
  • Keep dry. If possible, change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms of hypothermia are detected:
  • Get the victim to a warm location.
  • Remove wet clothing.
  • Put the person in dry clothing and wrap their entire body in a blanket.
  • Warm the center of the body first.
  • Give warm, non-alcoholic or non-caffeinated beverages if the victim is conscious.
  • Get medical help as soon as possible.

Blizzard Warning Issued for DELCO

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National Weather Service has issued the following alert for Delaware County.

Alert:
...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION TONIGHT INTO EARLY 
SUNDAY... 
 
.STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST 
TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT, BRINGING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL 
AND STRONG WINDS TO MUCH OF OUR AREA. 
 
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 
10 AM EST SUNDAY... 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW, GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW 
RESULTING IN TIMES OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. 
 
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES. 
 
* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO 
NORTH LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THROUGH THIS EVENING, PRIMARILY 
AFTER THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES 
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. 
THE STRONGEST WINDS AND GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD 
CONDITIONS WILL BE DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. 
 
* WINDS...NORTHEAST INCREASING LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY TO 20 
TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. 
 
* TEMPERATURES...MAINLY IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS AT 
TIMES. 
 
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS 
WILL PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL. 
THE SNOW MAY BECOME MORE WET FOR A TIME SATURDAY. SHOVELING MAY 
BE PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW MAY CLING 
TO WIRES AND TREES WHICH COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. 
ROADS WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE ESPECIALLY AS SNOWFALL RATES DURING 
SATURDAY INCREASE TO 1 TO AS MUCH AS 3 INCHES PER HOUR MOSTLY IN 
HEAVIER BANDS.
Instructions: A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS, MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED, STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION FORECAST MAPS IN ADDITION TO EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC SNOWFALL INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST EVENT ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/WINTER
Target Area:
Delaware
Eastern Chester
Eastern Montgomery
Lower Bucks
Philadelphia

Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

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The “Community Affairs Committee” is pleased to announce the winners of the annual “Holiday Decorating Contest” for 2015 are:
  • 1st Place – John & Margaret Marencin of Oak Lane
  • 2nd Place – Deborah Sutherland of Patton Avenue
  • 3rd Place – Howard Novack of Church Street

 

Police Youth Aid Panel Program

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As per Chief Ocasio, training for the panel positions will be hosted on February 11th, 18th and 25th at 6-9 p.m. at the Center for Resolutions, 26 east 4th Street, Media, PA  19063 (behind the Media Police Department, look for the red balloons).
You can pick up an application in person at the Upland Borough Police Department.  Applications must be submitted to the Upland Borough Police Department by February 1st.

Police Blue Ribbon & Craft Day

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On Saturday, January 9th Councilman William Dennon held a open forum for residents to show their appreciation to our men and women in blue by making blue ribbons to be placed at various locations throughout the borough.
Residents who wish to receive a ribbon, kindly contact the Borough Office.

Council Reorganization & Swearing In

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On Monday, January 4, 2016 Upland Borough held swearing in festivities for newly elected and re-elected Council members (Christine Peterson, Edward Mitchell, Leland Hunter, Harold Peden and William Dennon) in Borough Chambers.
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Immediately following, reorganization nominations and voting commenced with Christine Peterson being named President of Council and Moira Crawford named Vice-President.
(L-R) Vice-President Moira Crawford, Mayor Michael Ciach and President Christine Peterson

(L-R) Vice-President Moira Crawford, Mayor Michael Ciach and President Christine Peterson

January 2016 Newsletter

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The January 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the monthly calendar(s).

Blue Ribbon Arts & Craft Day

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Councilman William Dennon will be holding a “Blue Ribbon Arts & Craft Day” on Saturday, January 9, 2015 in MacQueen Hall (located at 224 Castle Avenue, Upland) from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.

Borough youth are invited to create blue ribbons to support the Upland Borough Police Department. All borough residents are invited to attend.
Pizza and soda will be served.

ESETT Research Study at CCMC

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Status Epilepticus (SE) is a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure. SE is defined as a seizure or recurrent seizures lasting longer than five minutes without stopping on its own or without waking up. A person whose seizure does not stop even after receiving a full dose of medicine (benzodiazepines) to make it stop is considered to have Established Status Epilepticus (ESE).

There are approximately 120,000 – 180,000 episodes of SE each year in the US.  About one third of SE patients continue to have a seizure that will not stop or ESE.

Long-lasting seizures can affect a person’s ability to think and remember things.  It can prevent a person from returning to work or functioning independently.  Seizures can cause permanent brain damage or even death.

ESETT is an emergency medicine research study designed to try to save and improve the lives of people who experience a seizure lasting longer than five minutes and, which has failed to respond to a full dose of a benzodiazepine (like valium).  Emergency department care of Established Status Epilepticus (ESE) in the US is not the same everywhere.  Doctors use their judgment, but what treatment will work best is not known. This study plans to look at three commonly used medicines given in the emergency departments to treat ESE: phenoytoin (fPHT), valproic acid (VPA), and levetiracetam (LVT) to learn which treatment is most effective at stopping a seizure quickly.

Normally, researchers get permission (consent) before a person can be included in a study.  A person having a seizure that will not stop will not be able to give consent at the time they could be enrolled.  Since a seizure that will not stop on its own must be treated quickly, there will not be enough time to locate and talk to the person’s legal representative about the study, so the person will be enrolled in the study without his/her legal representative’s consent. This is called “Exception from Informed Consent” (EFIC).  Once the representative is located or the patient wakes up, they will be asked to give their permission to continue in the study.

The purpose of this handout is to notify our community about this trial, to provide contact information and resources where you can learn more, including an option to decline participation.

Local ESETT Contact Information: Dr. Derek Isenberg derek.isenberg@crozer.org  www.pnett.org/seizure.htm

Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon

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The Upland Senior Citizens Club held their annual Christmas Luncheon at Mac Queen Hall on December 14th.

Santa Tours the Borough

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It was a beautiful day and evening for Santa’s annual tours of the borough with the Upland Fire Department #1.  The fire company and their members walked the streets of the borough handing out candy canes during the morning visit while Santa waved from his perch atop the tac truck.

Santa again visited in the evening with Christmas lights glowing and sirens blaring.

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Photo by: Richard McClintock

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Photo by: Richard McClintock

LIHEAP Applications Available

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The application process for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the 2015-16 season started on November 2, 2015. LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills and is available to renters as well as homeowners.

Online applications can be completed by visiting www.compass.state.pa.us. Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or you can download and print an application from the Department of Health and Human Services’ website at www.dhs.pa.gov.  Please note that Crisis and regular LIHEAP grants run through April 1, 2016.

December Newsletter

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The December 2015 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing.  Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.

Holiday Celebration

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Once again the annual Upland Borough Tree Lighting Ceremony and visit with Santa was a huge success.

The children of the borough seemed pleased with their visit and gift from Santa.

Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner

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There was plenty of homemade food, friendship, camaraderie and once again showing the true reason for giving thanks.

Many thanks to the Community Affairs Committee lead by Sandra Kirby-Miazza and all the volunteers who were selfless in making this event another success!


DELCO Environmental Summit

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The 10th Annual (FREE) Delaware County Environmental Summit (click link for event flyer) will be held at Widener University (Room 149 Kirkbride Hall) on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If interested in attending, you can register (click the the link) or visit http://delcoenvironmental.tripod.com .

Holiday Gift forms due by November 6th

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Reminder:

Forms (click link for form) for Santa to have a gift available (for borough children 10 years and younger) at the Holiday Celebration must be completed and dropped off to the Borough Office no later than Friday, November 6, 2015.

November Edition of “Uplander”

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The “Uplander” for November 2015 has been uploaded. Click the link to view. For other editions of the Uplander, go to the Newsletter section of the website.

Youth Halloween Party

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A ghoulish time was had by all who attended the “Annual Youth Halloween Party” held by the Community Affairs Committee on Saturday, October 24th at MacQueen Hall.

October Edition of Newsletter

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The “Uplander” for October 2015 has been uploaded. Click the link to view. For other editions of the Uplander, go to the Newsletter section of the website.

Declaration issued by Mayor Ciach

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Mayor Michael Ciach has issued a Declaration for the existence of a disaster emergency in Upland Borough beginning Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and to remain in effect until 12:00 noon on Monday, September 28, 2015 unless otherwise notified. Click the link for the entire document.

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