CURRENT EVENTS

Springfield Township,
Delaware County





Due to the Indpendence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3rd trash and recycling will not be collected.
Please do not place any items curside until your next regularly scheduled day.
Thanks and have a Happy and Safe 4th of July

 



Don’t be bugged by mosquitoes

Delaware County Council Vice Chair Colleen Morrone and Intercommunity Health Department Director Maureen Hennessey display a West Nile virus prevention flier that is part of Delaware County’s West Nile surveillance and prevention program. The flier, available from the Department of Intercommunity Health, details what homeowners can do to reduce the threat of mosquitoes in and around their homes.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE

We have just become aware of a new  fraudulent e-mail  claiming to originate from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. This scams involves an unsuspecting victim receiving an e-mail with an authentic looking color Header with the PennDOT logo. The subject line reads “Action Required – Fine for Traffic Violations. The body of the e-mail  informs the would be victim  that a vehicle registered to them was captured running a red light, the information includes a violation date, ticket number, and a specified fine amount. There are also various links  to click on to view photos, pay the fine and additional information regarding the violation.  Once the victim connects to link their computers are compromised.  There are several things residents should know. If you look closely at the information there is poor spelling and grammar within the message the word “violation” is misspelled and there are two conflicting violation dates listed. Also No Tickets written in the Commonwealth are directly paid to PennDOT.
         

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE -
One fulltime opening (2 hours a day) and substitute positions are needed.
Hourly rate $12.25.  For information or an application, please
contact the Springfield Police Department at 610-544-6900.


the redbud tree is a fabulous tree that has some great qualities but i ...

Trees should be planted in a hole large enough for the entire root ball, where the top of the roots are
level with the ground. Mulch should never touch the bark or trunk of the tree. It's ok to use mulch, as long as
it is not touching the tree trunk and it is spread in a thin layer under the canopy of the tree.

The proper way to plant a tree is readily available information - see link below for instructions.
Tree Planting/Landscaping Instructions




Code Red
Rapid Emergency Notification System - Register Now


September is National Preparedness Month.  Any citizen wishing to register for the system or who does not currently receive messages needs to update their registration and can do so at www.springfielddelco.org then click on the CodeRED link.  

For those without computer access registration may be completed by contacting Springfield Township  at: (610) 544-1300.

Here are the most common questions about CodeRED:

I received a CodeRED call; does that mean I am in the CodeRED database?
Yes.  If they would like to submit additional information, such as cell phone numbers, text and email information, they must visit your website and click on the Logo.   CodeRED always de-duplicates by phone number, so if they are unsure if they are registered, they should just submit their information again. This will ensure they are in the database!

Why did CodeRED call me several times?  If there is no answer and they do not have an answering device, the number will be attempted up to 3 times. 

It called me but no message played. If they answer and do not say hello, CodeRED will not begin playing automatically. It is trying to determine if it has reached a live person or answering device. If they do not say anything, it will hang up and retry the number in the next pass of the non-connected numbers.

Why did it leave only part of the message on my answering machine?
CodeRED will leave a message on an answering device. There are many different brands and types of capturing devices for leaving a message. Occasionally something about the answering device or the beep of the device causes the system to think it has reached a live person and begins playing the message. When the message is left, it only leaves part of the message. They can call back the 866-419-5000 and receive the entire message.
This does not happen often. There is a chance that they may get a few of these.

Why does my phone ring once and hang up? It has called me twice and won’t let me answer it.  If they have a ring back tone, which plays a song instead of ringing, the system will interpret this as an Operator Intercept and hang up, only to retry the number. They have two options. They can remove the ring back tone or they can contact their cell phone provider and request that the phone number for the general database 855-969-4636 and for the emergency database 866-419-5000 and for CodeRED Weather Warning 800-366-9780 bypassed by this feature and have it ring normal.


Township Manager

J. Lee Fulton
50 Powell Road
Springfield, PA 19064
lfulton@springfielddelco.org
610-544-1300