Delaware County’s tax reassessment process continues
MEDIA >> Data mailers will be sent out this week to the owners of residential properties in Clifton Heights, Collingdale, Colwyn, Darby Borough, Darby Township, East Lansdowne, Folcroft, Millbourne, Sharon Hill and Yeadon, as part of Delaware County’s Tax Reassessment Project.
In March 2017, Delaware County was ordered by the Court to conduct a countywide property tax reassessment, effective for the 2021 tax year. Delaware County Council contracted with Tyler Technologies Inc. in
2017 to provide real property appraisal services for the County’s 2020 general reassessment. The project, which is being implemented through the County Treasurer’s Office is utilizing Tyler’s appraisal and street imaging services.
The data mailer provides information that was recorded from a property by Tyler Technologies Inc. Property owners will be asked to review the information for accuracy and to report any errors to Tyler. Property owners should review the data, comparing it to their property. If the information is correct, there is no need to do anything further. If the information is incorrect, owners should write any needed changes on the mailer and return it signed, dated, and with contact information within
A glossary of terms can be found on the back of the data mailer to help property owners understand the information on the mailer. Distribution of data mailers began on October 4 in Upper Darby and will continue through June 2019 to residential property owners throughout the county.
Tyler staff will be in Delaware County throughout the reassessment process, concluding in 2020. The reassessment project includes data gathering, verification of data, establishment of assessed values and an opportunity to appeal. The project will also allow verification and correction of address discrepancies.
Delaware County has set up a website dedicated to educating residents and answering questions regarding Delaware County’s Tax Reassessment Project. The website includes a video presentation on the Tax Reassessment process. A sample data mailer, the glossary of terms and updated project information can also be found on the website:
http://delcorealestate. co.delaware.pa.us/delcoreassessment/. A Reassessment Hotline has also been set up for residents to call with any questions or concerns: 610-891-5695.
Santa parade in Media on Nov. 25
The 5th annual Santa Parade on State Street in Media will take place Sunday, Nov. 25, beginning with a block party on Veterans Square at 2:30 p.m. A fun run/walk will follow at 4:15 p.m., with Santa’s Parade at 5 p.m., with dozens of floats and musical entertainment, as well as the most special guests of all— Mr. and Mrs. Claus. All the festivities are open to everyone, no matter age or ability.
Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their favorite holiday gear, as Santa, an elf, a Christmas tree, or anything holiday-themed. All events are free, but attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for CityTeam Ministries or canned goods for the Media Food Bank. For all the details, visit www.SantaParade.Media.
Winter Vendor Fair coming to Glenolden
Local residents can get a jump on their holiday shopping at the firstever Fall Into Winter Vendor Sale, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the American Legion Post 566, 35 South Glen Ave., Glenolden. Vendors who will be there include Thirty-One Gifts, Doterra, Angel Card Reading, LaLarue, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Tupperware, Papparazzi, Younique, Perfectly Posh, UsBorne Books, Pampered Chef, Chalk Couture, Nolia Chocolates, Intele Travel.com and more. The vendor fair will also offer crafts and homemade and other unique gifts. The event is sponsored by Zac’s Hamburgers and John’s BBQ. Proceeds from the event will support veterans and veterans programs in the community. For more information, e-mail Katie at Khodges1618@gmail.com/.
Neumann University offers free business expansion plans
As a service to the community, Neumann University business students are offering to work with area executives and small business owners during the spring 2019 semester to develop plans to expand local businesses internationally. From January to May, students will work closely with their professors, who themselves have extensive hands-on international management experience, to assess the company’s international competitiveness and create customized business expansion plans.
This service offers an unusual opportunity for local firms to expand their international markets. The highly interactive program will be tailored to the needs of each individual company and could include several significant services: evaluation of the company’s export potential to Europe; analysis of the company’s competitiveness and the international trends in its industry; a profile of target countries and markets; identification of distributors and potential partners in Europe; and estimates of budget needs to expand into global markets.
Neumann University in Aston offers this service for free and with no obligation. For more information, contact Professor Mehdi Hojjat at 610-558-5592 or email@example.com by January 4.
Comedy night in Morton to benefit Pinups for Pitbulls
Kricket Comedy will present “Jokes On Us,” a omedy night fundraiser to benefit Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls, Saturday, Dec. 8 at Steak 66 On The Avenue, 17 S. Morton Ave., Morton. Doors open at 5 p.m., with a meet-and-greet with Delco’s Aunt Mary Pat at 5:30 p.m. The show begins at 6:45 p.m. and will feature comedians Mary Radzinski and Buddy Harris, with special guest Natalie Levant. Tickets are $25 in advance or cash at the door. Tickets can be purchased via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Pinups for Pitbulls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate people about the history, temperament, and plight of the pit bull-type dog; raising awareness to rally against Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and Breed Discriminatory Laws (BDL). Its goal is to restore the image of the pit bull-type dog to its former reputation of America’s companion animal, war hero, and family member. To learn more, visit https://pinupsforpitbulls.org/.
Hope for the Holidays needs donations to help homeless and addicted in Kensington
MVP Recovery, in partnership with the nonprofit Springfield Cares Coalition, will present the fourth annual Hope for the Holidays event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in Fellowship Hall, 350 W State St, Media. The family- friendly holiday party will include food, fellowship, free photos with Santa and lots of fun, as participants do good-will by putting together care packages to deliver to the homeless and addicted in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. With generous donations from businesses and individuals throughout Delaware County, the Hope for the Holidays event has delivered over 1,000 care packages during the holiday season to those who are on the street and struggling with addiction. Last year alone, the program delivered over 400 care packages. The care packages contain items such as winter socks, gloves, blankets, snacks, and treatment/recovery resources to plant the seed and assist them in obtaining treatment.
In addition to distributing the care packages, the MVP Recovery Community takes the time to listen and talk with the individuals they are helping. Last year through the efforts, four people entered into treatment that day. All four were Delaware County residents that were homeless and addicted, living on the streets of Kensington. Two individuals were from Springfield Township and two were from Ridley Township. One of them was a 20-year-old pregnant woman.
This year, Hope for the Holidays has made donations for the care packages even easier by creating an Amazon Registry under the name “Hope for the Holidays 2018.” Everyone is welcome to participate in the event on Dec. 8.
Patriot’s Day celebration at historic Brandywine Battlefield
The annual Patriot’s Day celebration will be held at the visitor center and grounds of the Historic Revolutionary War Brandywine Battlefield, 1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24. Admission is
$12 for adults; $10, seniors; and $8, children (6-12). The event will include a lecture by Alexander Hamilton portrayed by Gene Pisasale, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin and various invention demonstrations, Ned Hector portrayed by Noah Lewis, Continental soldiers in encampment, historical artisans such as a blacksmith and carpenter,
18th century heritagle dancers, various historical demonstrations, tours of Washington’s headquarters and Gideon Gilpin homes, children’s activities and more. Food and beverages will be provided by Hood’s BBQ of Unionville. A 10% discount on all merchandise in the gift shop will be offered during the event. The Battlefield has plenty of free parking. For more information, visit www.brandywinebattlefield.org/.