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Welcome to the Township of Ridley

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to the official website of the Township of Ridley.

Please use this website for news and information about Ridley Township.

Any comments or suggestions, please email: contact@ridleytwp.org

A little history about Ridley Township - Originally settled in 1644 by the Swedes and then

the Dutch in 1655, the area was known as 'Amos land'. In 1682, John Simcock of Ridley,

Chesire, England, purchased some 2,875 acres from William Penn and named the area after

his hometown. Ridley was first recognized as a Township in 1687 and became a first class

Township March of 1906.

Area: 5.27 sq. miles
Population: 30,768 (2010 Census)
School District: Ridley

*15 miles or approx. 35 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia

UPCOMING EVENTS

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RUBISH & SEWER REFUND

 

The Ridley Township Board of Commissioners is pleased to offer homeowners who qualify for the 2019 Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate (PA-1000) a partial refund of your rubbish and/or sewer fees up to $150.00.

To be eligible for the PA-1000 rebate:
☑️Your income must not exceed $35,000.00. This amount includes any pension, wages, interest on accounts, and 1⁄2 of your social security benefits. If you are not sure & filed your income tax this year, your preparer will know if you meet the criteria.
☑️Complete State Form PA-1000 and return.
☑️Your state rebate could be between $250.00 and $650.00.

To be eligible for the Township Rubbish &/or Sewer refund:
✅ If you received your 2019 PA-1000 check or direct deposit AND paid your current (2020) “Township of Ridley” real estate tax bill, you are eligible to apply for the township refund.
✅When you receive your state rebate check or notice of direct deposit, bring it to the Township Treasurer/Tax Collector’s office at the Municipal Building and complete the necessary refund form.
✅Your township refund could be between $50.00 and $150.00.

 

If you have any questions or require the necessary forms, contact your Commissioner, or call the Township office at

610-534-4807.

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ASSESSMENT UPDATE

 

Ridley Township property owners will begin receiving their new assessment notice from the County of Delaware this week. This new assessment figure does not take effect until the 2021 tax year. Please keep in mind, Delaware County – not Ridley Township – determines your assessment.

If you would like to appeal your new assessment figure, you may call the County Assessment Office at 610-891-5695 to request an appeal form, or visit the County’s website – www.delcopa.gov/treasurer/forms/BOAAnnualappealForm.pdf and file your appeal form no later than September 1, 2020. All appeals must be postmarked by that date.

The County Board of Assessment Appeals will schedule hearings on appeals and provide twenty days’ notice of the date, time and place of the appeal hearing. Hearings will be held in person but will also be available remotely. All properties within the County have been reassessed using the same date of valuation: July 1, 2019. Your new assessment should reflect 100% of the market value of your property as of July 1, 2019. The Township has yet to receive a complete list of assessment of Ridley Township properties, so we are not able to let you know what similar homes may be assessed as for you to compare figures, and the township cannot, at this time, determine how your new assessment will affect your taxes. The township’s new millage rate has yet to be determined.

We do know, that you should not apply your new assessment figure to the township’s current millage rate, as the total tax amount will be inaccurate.

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Have you been seeing these bad bugs around your home? They can do some serious damage! Learn how you can identify, report, and manage spotted lanternflies via the link below. Report your sighting online to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture or call Penn State Extension at 1-888-4BADFLY (1-888-422-3359).

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BOB WILLERT

AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

UPDATE 4/17/20

 

We wanted to thank all our residents for adhering to the CDC guidelines and Governor’s Orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. A reminder to our residents 60 or older, disabled, or in need of assistance - if you need help getting groceries or medications during this time, please contact your Commissioner who will make the necessary arrangements to assist you. Click on the “Government” link on our website, www.ridleytwp.org, for our contact information. Thank you to all who reached out to volunteer to help us deliver groceries or medication to their neighbors. We received an overwhelming response and are so grateful to all of you. Ridley Township is a great community filled with wonderful people!


Please note the following updated information on township protocols. We apologize for any inconvenience these restrictions may cause. We’ve taken these steps to minimize disruption to our residents and the public, while also continuing to provide essential services.


- TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION WILL CONTINUE AS USUAL. Please make sure all trash is bagged and placed in containers. Do not bag your recycling items. Extra trucks are out, and we ask that residents place all trash and recycling curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled day, as your trash and recycling may be collected at an earlier time than usual. THE PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE IS CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS. No materials may be dropped off until further notice. BULK PICKUPS WILL RESUME THE WEEK OF MAY 4th. If you have a bulk item to be picked up, please contact the township office at 610-534-4800 to obtain the cost and a pickup date will be scheduled for you. Bagged yard waste (50 lbs or less) can be placed out with your regular trash. Any brush must be cut into 4’ sections and bundled.


- THE RIDLEY TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO VISITORS. If you have any questions, please contact the township office by phone, 610-534-4800, or by email, contact@ridleytwp.org. Someone will respond to you as soon as possible.


- POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT LOBBY IS CLOSED TO VISITORS. If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. If you have a non-emergency and your issue can be reported over the phone, please advise the 9-1-1 dispatcher and an officer will be in contact with you. The Police Records office counter is closed to visitors. If you need a police report, call 610-532-4005 and arrangements will be made to mail you a copy. If you need to pay a parking ticket, please mail your payment (no cash) to the address on the ticket.


- TAX DEPARTMENT: THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE THE 2% DISCOUNT ON PROPERTY TAXES FROM MARCH 31ST TO JUNE 30th. THE FACE AMOUNT WILL BE DUE BETWEEN JULY 1ST AND DECEMBER 31ST. THE PENALTY AMOUNT WILL BE DUE JANUARY 1 THROUGH 15, 2021. Payment may be made at TD Bank or mailed in by following the instructions listed on your bill. No payments will be taken at the office until further notice.

- CODE DEPARTMENT: The Code Enforcement Office is closed to visitors. When submitting any permit, please print out any applications online. Call the Code Office at 610-534-4803 to obtain the cost. Mail the application with check (no cash) to the Code Office, Ridley Township Municipal Building, 100 E. MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA 19033. Permits will not be issued until payment is made in full. To request an inspection, please contact the office at 610-534-4803. We will return your call as soon as possible. The Citizens’ Building Committee meetings, Planning Commission meetings and Zoning Hearing Board meetings are postponed until further notice.


- DISTRICT COURT: The Magisterial District Court offices are closed through April 30, 2020 by order of the President Judge. If you need an Emergency Protection from Abuse Order, please contact your local police or call 9-1-1. You can pay fines, costs and restitution online with PAePay at htttps://ujsportal.pacourts.us or Google “PAePay”. You can post bail online at https://ujsportal.pacourts.us or Google “PAePay Bail”.


- RIDLEY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTER: The library is closed until further notice. Late fees will be waived while the library is closed. Any holds that were placed prior to the closing will be available upon re-opening. All due dates have been extended to May 22nd. Please hold on to your items until the library reopens. Visit www.ridleylibrary.org for more information.


- RECREATION DEPARTMENT: All parks, playgrounds and tot lots are closed. No Organizations may use any of the parks facilities/ballfields until further notice. Online registration for our summer programs has been suspended until further notice.


- RIDLEY TOWNSHIP MARINA: The Ridley Township Municipal Marina is closed until further notice. Water’s Edge Banquet Room is closed until further notice. Please call the office at 610-521-2800 and leave a message or email ridleymarina@comcast.net if you have any questions and someone will get back to you.

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov, or the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website at www.health.pa.gov.


We will continue to keep you posted as things evolve. Stay safe.

Click here for a print-ready file.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BOB WILLERT

AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

UPDATE 3/23/20

 

We realize this is a difficult time for everyone, and we are here to help you in any way we can. We wanted to reach out to our residents 60 or older, disabled, or in need of assistance. If you need help getting groceries or medications, please contact your Commissioner, who will make the necessary arrangements to assist you.

We will get through this challenging time working together while taking care of each other. The health, safety, and welfare of our residents is our highest priority. We appreciate everyone’s efforts in fighting the spread of COVID-19.

  • Ward 7 Bob Willert, President 610-306-7608

  • Ward 6 Mike McCrea, Vice President 610-764-5984

  • Ward 1 Rick Saraceni 610-209-7854

  • Ward 2 Tom Donahue 610-544-5938

  • Ward 3 Betsy Cummins 610-328-2213

  • Ward 4 Pat McMenamin 610-544-4009

  • Ward 5 Jack Saunders 610-256-4602

  • Ward 8 Nancy Robert 610-461-8332

  • Ward 9 Steve Bidoli 610-496-8648

Not sure which Ward you live in? Click here and check out our interactive map.

Delaware County Reassessment

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For more information on the County’s Reassessment, please visit Delaware County’s website at
http://delcorealestate.co.delaware.pa.us/delcoreassessment.

Leedom's 75th Anniversary Celebration  September 26, 2020

(rain date October 3, 2020)

Also, if you were a student, had a child that attended Leedom, if you taught or worked at Leedom, or are currently a Leedom parent or staff member... we need YOUR help!

 

Please send Leedom-themed photos (event at school, former teacher, group of friends you wish to share, etc.) to Mary Mattero at mmattero@ridleysd.org. If possible, please identify the event, the individuals included, and the approximate year.

TOWNSHIP NEWS

2020 Township Newsletter
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2020 Trash & Recycling
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RECREATION NEWS

Due to the Covid - 19 outbreak and the current plan put in place by the Governor of PA which puts us in the “Red Zone” still on lockdown we regret to inform you that many of our Summer Rec Programs have been cancelled. The following programs are cancelled for the Summer of 2020:

  • Summer Playground Camp

  • Phillies Homerun Derby

  • June Family Movie Night

  • Red Cross Babysitter Training Class

  • Summer League Basketball

  • Summer Crafts Class

  • Summer 1 session of Yoga

 

**If you have pre-registered for any of these activities, you will be given a full refund**

We will keep you informed on the status of several of our sports camps as the summer progresses. Be safe and stay well! Hopefully this will be over soon.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PA West Nile

Control Program
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2020 Household Hazardous Waste 
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Proper Disposal of Leftover Paint

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Covered Device Recycling Act

In accordance with the Covered Device Recycling Act, beginning January, 2013,

Ridley Township Public Works Department will NO longer be permitted to collect certain

"Covered" electronic devices with regular trash collection. "Covered Devices" include

desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, & televisions.

 

Click here for information on how to dispose of these items

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Folsom, PA 19033

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(P): 610-534-4800

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