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Posted on: April 24, 2023

April 24, 2023: A Message from Council President Benjamin Hover

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Dear Lansdowne Neighbors,

Happy April! This year, Lansdowne Borough is as beautiful as the community ever has been with beautiful flowers and the blooming trees in our community. Please enjoy the photos of flowers and trees submitted by the many residents in Lansdowne here.

Community Events/ Recognition:

First of all, I want to thank the many residents highlighting on a daily level the unsung women who are our local heroes working on boards and commissions and leadership in the many institutions within the Lansdowne community.

This April, the flowers of Lansdowne seemed to reflect the great news of Lansdowne Borough’s revitalization and growth. On April 12th, representatives from Lansdowne Borough including Mayor Magda Byrne, Council President Benjamin Hover, Vice President Sinoe Naji-Taylor, Councilmember Will Griffin, and Borough Manager Craig Totaro received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Local Government from the Department of Community and Economic Development. Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis, State Representative Gina Hackett Curry and State Senator Tim Kearney joined the ceremony to celebrate with Lansdowne Borough.

Please view the photos of the ceremony here and read about the award in the Delaware County Times here

Lansdowne Borough also celebrated the receipt of close to $1,000,000 in investment in our downtown plan for Veteran’s Parkway from grants from Pennsylvania. On April 21st, Lansdowne Borough officials joined with Legion Post 65 to receive honorary checks from Senator Tim Kearney and Representative Gina Hackett Curry. With these checks, Lansdowne Borough moves one step closer to bringing this vision into a reality.

Please view the link here and watch the video from Action News here.

Earth Day:

On April 22nd, the Borough of Lansdowne honored Earth Day with educational activities, tree plantings, pollinator plant plantings, and pollinator plant gardening with many community partners. Thank you to all of the Board and Commission members  from the Shade Tree Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, and Environmental Advisory Council who helped to make the event a success. Special thanks to our community partners: the Lansdowne Public Library, the Nile Swim Club, Habitat for Humanity, YMWIC, and Representative Gina Hackett Curry.

Please see pictures of the event here.

Upcoming Events:

Lansdowne Borough is hosting or will see a number of events for the upcoming Spring and encourage residents to join in the planning and enjoyment of the community coming together for these events.

Please save the dates and be on the lookout for more information:

  1. April 28th, Arbor Day Event
  2. May 14th: CANCELLED
  3. May 16th: Primary Elections. Vote!!! 
  4. May 29th: Memorial Day Parade
  5. June 1st: Pride Flag Raising, Borough Greene 6:00
  6. June 2nd, 3rd, 4th: Lansdowne Founder’s Weekend
  7. June 17th and 18th: Juneteenth Events

Comprehensive Plan:

Lansdowne Borough draft Comprehensive Plan received feedback from Lansdowne Planning Commission, the Delaware County Planning Commission, and surrounding communities on its draft comprehensive plan.Lansdowne Borough will host a public meeting for all residents to submit comments on May 25th at 7:00. Please find the draft Comprehensive Plan here.

Facilities/ Infrastructure:

On May 31st at 7:00, Borough Council will hold another special meeting to discuss the scenarios plan for  Facilities upgrades to the Library, Borough Hall, and the Police Department. This meeting will continue the presentation of the scenarios developed by GKO Architects to allow for potential upgrades to Borough facilities. The special meeting will provide a presentation to Lansdowne Borough Council and allow time for residents to ask questions about the scenarios. Currently, the scenarios presented do not include detailed architectural plans. Also, the Special meeting will focus specifically on the pros and cons of each of the facilities scenarios.  We encourage all residents to attend to be informed about the process and provide input about the scenarios.

Lansdowne Borough Council voted to upgrade the road signs throughout the Borough and will be replacing all of the signs throughout the Borough with signs that have reflective paint and the Lansdowne Borough Sycamore Tree within the coming months. 

To all of my friends, neighbors and fellow residents, I hope to see you around the town. Enjoy the blooms and birds and the beautiful spring days. Wishing a happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers in Lansdowne!


Benjamin Hover

Council President

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