Welcome to the official website of Colwyn Borough, located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1682, Colwyn consists of 0.3-square miles of primarily residential land bordering the City of Philadelphia
. The borough is served by its own police and fire departments and is a part of the William Penn School District. Positioned just over two miles from Philadelphia International Airport and Interstate 95, Colwyn is easily accessible from the entire metropolitan area and beyond. Additionally, the borough is well-served by public transit, with SEPTA train, trolley and bus service linking Colwyn to Center City Philadelphia and greater Delaware County.
RIGHT TO KNOW POLICY
Click here to see the Right To Know Policy for Colwyn Borough in compliance with Act 3 of 2008 – Open Records.
You may also download the Colwyn Borough Right To Know Form here:
UNPAID REAL ESTATE TAX LIST – 6-30-14
Please take a moment and view the Unpaid Real Estate Tax List for 2014.
This list MUST be made public.
These amounts are for Unpaid Real Estate Tax Delinquencies as of June 30 , 2014.
The amounts do not include additional interest, costs and fees as well as additional years of delinquency that may be due.
In accordance with 53 P.S. 7146 (b)(1), a list of properties for which taxes were levied and which remain unpaid can be found here:
SEPTA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
SEPTA is reconstructing their track infrastructure which will affect the residents of Colwyn in the surrounding area of Main Street. They are replacing the tracks and surface so there will be some traffic changes From June to August of 2014. Please review the fact sheets listed below for more detailed information regarding the traffic patterns and scope of work. We realize that this may be an inconvenience but we appreciate SEPTA’s efforts to inform us and make these necessary changes. and repairs. If you have questions you may visit the SEPTA website at: www.septa.org.
SEPTA’s Letter to Colwyn Borough explaining the changes: Letter_to_Paula_Brown
Click here to review the Route 11 Renewal Project: Route_11_Street_Renewal_Project_(3)
Click here to review the Construction Alert: Construction_Alert_Route_11_Darby1
Click here to review the Detour Plans through Colwyn: Phase_2_Detouring_thru_Colwyn
ATTENTION COLWYN RESIDENTS—-Dan Rutland (former mayor) is the Official Code Enforcement Director for Colwyn. He is the ONLY person that will approach a residence or business and identify himself as Code Enforcement.
Occasionally when time permits or the need arises, the Borough Manager Paula Brown will accompany him. THEY are the ONLY persons that will approach you for code enforcement issues.
We just received a report from a resident that a 200-230 lb dark skin male – middle age – scrufty looking – identified himself as Code Enforcement and may be trying to shake down residents for money. If you see this, please call 911 IMMEDIATELY and get the tag number to his truck if you can. Thank you.
UPDATE: Colwyn Borough Emergency Management Plan – April 30 2014 – May 1, 2014
Colwyn Borough Emergency Management Officials – Mayor Michael Blue, Chief of Police Bryan Hills, Council President Paul Meuser, Code Enforcement Director Dan Rutland and Borough Manager Paula Brown have concluded their Emergency Management Plan activities as of 6 PM May 1, 2014. No injuries or significant damage was discovered during the recent spring storm of April 30 2014.
Borough Officials implemented the Emergency Management Plan and worked closely with the American Red Cross and the Delaware County Emergency Services Division. Borough Officials worked tirelessly throughout the night and were prepared to house families in the event of an evacuation. A shelter was set up in the Borough Hall.
We did receive some damage to the 600 block of Tribet Place tot lot – where the ground cover was washed away and some equipment was damaged. However most of the area fared well.
Our Borough Hall did receive some damage inside from water leakage. All residential areas were not damaged. For the business area, it appears that the Delaware County Business Plaza received minor damage as some units did receive a small amount of water.
Clean up efforts have begun on the following streets:
400 block of S. 7th Street
400 block of S. 5th Street
500 block of Ellis Avenue
600 block of Tribet Place
John Bossacco Park
We thank all residents who volunteered to assist with the emergency operations during this storm.
STORM UPDATE MAY 1, 2014 1:45 AM
All is WELL in the Borough of Colwyn – we survived another one!
STORM UPDATE: May 1, 2014 12 AM
The rising creek waters in Colwyn have appeared to steady at this time (12 AM). High tide is forecasted for 2:52 AM. The rain has stopped which will help immensely if the waters rise further. However there does not appear to any significant flooding issues with the exception of the 5th and Ellis area (Delaware County Business Plaza). If you do experience rising waters in the low lying areas, please call 911 right away. Stay safe.
NOTICE: April 30. 2014 9:45 PM
Colwyn Borough Emergency Management Officials are monitoring the severe rain storms very closely. Monitored areas are: 5th & Ellis, 7th & Keystone, 600 block of Tribet Place, Bosacco Park and other low lying areas. As of 9:45PM 4-30-14, all areas are safe from flooding. Water has risen in the Delaware County Business Plaza however the residential areas in the above areas appear to be fine.
We have ordered cots from the Red Cross and supplies in the event there is a need for evacuations. We will keep updating this site with information.
Please stay safe and away from high water areas.
APRIL 10, 2014 Council meeting has been rescheduled to April 17, 2014 at 7 PM.
APRIL 10, 2014 COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A LACK OF A QUORUM. PRESIDENT MEUSER WILL ANNOUNCE THE RESCHEDULED MEETING DATE ON APRIL 11, 2014. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
MARCH COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY MARCH 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
TRASH SERVICE where pickup is in the rear alley-driveway: With the private alleys and driveways not plowed, it is extremely hard for the trash truck to make it in the alley to pick up trash. Hopefully with the weather getting warmer in the next few days – the driveways will melt to make it easier for the trash trucks to enter. This should be by Thursday 2-20-14. However, if you choose not to hire a snow plower to plow the driveway, please consider throwing some salt on the driveway behind your home or shoveling a portion of it out. If we all pitch in together, we can clear these driveways so the trash trucks can access it.
COLWYN REPRESENTATIVE FOR DARBY CREEK JOINT AUTHORITY BOARD NEEDED:The Borough of Colwyn is currently accepting nominations or recommendations for any resident who is interested in being the Colwyn Representative for the Darby Creek Joint Authority. Please contact Borough Managers Paula Brown or Daniel Rutland if you are interested in this position. Paula Brown: 610-637-1091 or email@example.com – Daniel Rutland: 610-733-6713 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSNOW REMOVAL: Our Highway Department is diligently working to clear and salt our streets as much as possible. If you see a street that is icy and needs salt, please let us know. Please be considerate as well when shoveling out your cars – please do not throw the snow back in the street as it damages our snow plow when it gets icy and makes more work for our Highway Department. Thanks very much!
RECYCLING IS BACK IN COLWYN!!!
Recycling has returned to the Borough of Colwyn. We currently offer newspaper, glass, plastic, aluminum and bi-metallic can recycling. Newspaper recycling bins are currently located at Main and Water Streets but will be moved to the John Bosacco Park area at 101 Pine Street in the very near future.
An igloo has been placed at the John Bosacco Park that will take glass, plastic, aluminum and metal cans.
In the igloo provided, please place clean glass (green/brown/clear), aluminum, bi-metallic and plastic containers.
The green and yellow dumpsters take all paper, newsprint, junk mail, magazines, books (covers torn off) – just about everything EXCEPT NO CARDBOARD!
Thank you to the community of Colwyn for your recycling efforts.
Fix your puppy or kitten for only $20.00!
The Spayed Club in Sharon Hill is having a special for the month of June – fix your kitten or puppy for only $20.00! Puppy or Kitten must be under 6 months of age. Call for an appointment – limited availability – 484-540-8436. Or visit the website: www.thespayedclubclinic.org
Memorial Day 2014
The Colwyn War Memorial was built in 1947 to honor the veterans of Colwyn who made the ultimate sacrifice – their lives – for our freedom. For many years, it was a tradition to begin the Memorial Day Festivities at the Colwyn Memorial on Colwyn Avenue. Once again, as tradition holds- this Monday May 26, 2014 – at 8:45 AM the William C. Griefzu VFW Post 598 and the Willie G. Childs VFW Post 974 will commemorate Memorial Day with a service to honor our Veterans. Please join us. Thank you to VFW Post 598 and Commander Dan Rutland for donating flowers for our memorial. We planted them today – red white and blue petunias and begonias. Just another small step in beautifying Colwyn!
CRIME ALERT FROM COLWYN POLICE – On Wednesday May 14, 2014 in the late afternoon a home in the 100 block of S. 2nd Street was burglarized by 3 females in their late teens – early twenties. Entrance was gained through a basement window. An alert Colwyn Police Officer who just got off duty witnessed the girls running out of the property and was able to apprehend one almost immediately. Without the use of a police radio since the officer was on his way home, he utilized his cell phone and was able to get assistance from additional Colwyn Police officers on duty. The two other suspects should be apprehended soon. Job Well Done by the Colwyn Police! Colwyn Police are reminding residents to make sure their basement and first floor windows and doors are secure at all times.
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT – In the State of Pennsylvania – ONLY stormwater can go in our storm sewers. Please do NOT wash your car outside in the street. If you have a side yard you can pull your car into – you can wash it if the water flows back into the ground, but it cannot go in the street. This link will provide more information on Stormwater Management. http://colwynborough.com/stormwater-management/
PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE OF TELEVISIONS IN YOUR TRASH. THAT IS CONSIDERED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND CANNOT BE PICKED UP. PLEASE UTILIZE THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF SITE ON SATURDAY 7th AT THE Marple Transfer Station Marpit Drive & Sussex Blvd. Broomall, PA 19008
ONLY HAZARDOUS WASTE will be accepted at this location.
Many residents have asked to have their driveways plowed. We cannot perform this service on private property. However, we have put together a list of snow plow contractors that are willing to come in and give you an estimate to plow the rear driveways. We will add to the list each time we are contacted. Please note – the Borough of Colwyn is not responsible or liable for this list of contractors nor are we recommending them. We are simply putting together a list of contractors who volunteered to come in to our town and give you estimates. The list is as follows: Patrick Twilley – 267-205-3110Charlie Marker – 610-505-1474Travis Service Company – 484-206-5027
Greg Zyla – 732-890-8864
Bob Jones – 610 809 3773
Ryan Seilus – 610 937 9069
Committee Meeting Reports – 2-6-14 – Council Committee Meeting – February 6, 2014Colwyn Borough Council held their informal Council Committee Workshop Session on Thursday February 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM. All Committees were present:
Public Safety Committee (Police); Municipal Services Committee (Highway and Streets); Finance and Ordinance Committee; Parks and Recreation Committee.
Each Chairman gave a brief report of what has been happening in the last month. The public was invited to speak and add their concerns, questions and comments during each committee report. The council and mayor were also invited to submit their comments and questions. The chairmen of each committee will then report back to the next regular scheduled council meeting on Thursday February 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM(rescheduled to Saturday Feb 15) - the discussions of each committee report during this meeting.
Listed below are the brief initial committee reports: