Colwyn Borough

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Give Kids a Smile! Participating dental offices providing free care in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties during Spring Break April 15th – 22nd 2019.

Call for appointments starting April 1st: 215-563-5848 x21

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties Critical Home Repair Application

Habitat for Humanity Montdelco’s Critical Home Repair (CHR) program provides low-cost repairs to residents of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Their focus is on issues concerning safety, security, and access to the home. They prioritize individuals who are elderly, disabled and/or Veterans. The typical repairs include roofs, heaters, porches, electrical, plumbing, grab bars and wheelchair ramp.

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Due to the current changes is the cost of curbside recycling collection along with an increase in the cost of waste removal, to lessen the negative budget affect of collecting recyclables curbside without having to increase the collection service fee, curbside recycling collection has been suspended.
Unlike most Delaware County municipalities and due to our lower population, Colwyn Borough is not mandated by the State to collect recyclables curbside. We will continue to offer igloo drop-off at Bossacco Park. The igloo is provided to us by Delaware County and we have requested additional igloos. Should the need arise, the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority has offered to consider us for additional igloos. We are also actively seeking to partner with a paper collection provider to allow for mixed paper & cardboard collection.
Please know that suspending recycling collection was not a decision Council took lightly. After several discussions during the Year 2019 Budget process along with feedback from several citizens, the decision was made to suspend curbside recycling collection rather than raise the trash fee section on our annual Tax Bill.
Additional considerations which would have allowed us to balance the Trash Fund were to collect trash once a week during certain months and/or to increase the amount billed to taxpayers for refuse and recycling collection as many Delco municipalities have this budget year. Council choose not to take those steps and instead have suspended the curbside collection of recyclables.

Colwyn Borough an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) is hiring. Applications for the following position are available here & at Borough Hall, 221 Spruce St., Colwyn, PA, 19023, M-F, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Submissions are due in Borough Hall by July 2nd.

Maintenance Worker: P.T., Public Works Department Position, Maintains Borough parks, buildings, facilities, streets & equipment utilizing experience and areas of skill. Scheduled hours are 25 hours a week in all types of weather, Position also responds to emergencies. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid PA driver’s license and must be able to pass a background check and acquire child abuse clearance. Starting rate of $10.00/hr. Must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a Maintenance Worker as outlined in the Job Description. The person who fills this job must be professional & courteous in dealing w/ the public, must be articulate, able to manage multiple priorities, and be a willing self-motivated team member. Job Descriptions & Applications available on-line and at Borough Hall. Rolling interviews.

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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.