Delaware County’s tax re­assess­ment process con­tin­ues

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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

14 days.

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 ho­j­jatm@neu­mann.edu 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 krick­t­com­edy@yahoo.com/.

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/.

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