Delco Gets Update About $19 Million Health Department

Delco Gets Update About $19 Million Health Department — Delaware County, Pa., Council, last night, April 17, got a lengthy update from Health Director Melissa Lyon regarding her department.

Among the highlights was that she has hired a DEI director and that she has acquired 30-plus vehicles, and they are all electric.

She noted her budget is $19 million which surprised the large crowd that was on hand concerning the county’s consideration for using Delco Woods in Marple as a secured mental facility. (See other story)

Councilwoman Christine A. Reuther pointed out that about $11 million of the money comes from state and federal grants.

Council better start watching its pennies. Michael Gowdy of Marple noted in public comments that Delco taxpayers could wind up paying twice the $22 million to the Philadelphia Archdiocese for Delco Woods if it loses its lawsuit regarding the valuation it placed during the taking of it by eminent domain.

Also consider the ballot dropboxes, a stupidly unnecessary expense. It’s not the cost of the boxes or even the cameras allegedly protecting them, but the labor, inefficiency and unneeded complexity of transporting the ballots to the county center.

The postal service delivers ballots for free, you know.

Delco uses more dropboxes than any other county. Its 39 are more than Philadelphia, 26, and Allegheny counties — the first and second largest –combined.

Earth Day Activities

The county recognized Earth Day activities for April.

County Sustainability and Resilience Manager Rebecca Yurkovich noted that there will be a Tree Planting and Park Clean Up at William Penn and Ethel Waters parks, in Chester, 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

Also, there will be a stream and plant health event starting 10 a.m., April 22, at Delco Woods in Marple. Meet at the Reed Road parking lot.

Political signs from the primary election will be recycled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 26 and 9 a.m. to noon, April 27 at Rose Tree Park.

Other Matters

Council introduced Jim Peterson as director of purchasing.

It declared April 14 to 20 as Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Emergency Services Director Tim Boyce was recognized along with the rest of his department.

The county passed 24 items by unanimous consent. It also appointed Matthew Piotrowski to the Delaware County Drug & Alcohol Commission through Sept. 1; and appointed councilwoman Christine Reuther to the Community Action Agency of Delaware County through April 30, 2025.

During initial public comments, Carris Kocher of Concord said freedoms are being impinged throughout the world in the name of health. She said this is being led by the WHO and other globalists. She said that county Solicitor Jonathan Lichtenstein prohibited county workers from answering her query as to whether they took an oath of office as per state law.

Delco Gets Update About $19 Million Health Department

Delco Gets Update About $19 Million Health Department

2 thoughts on “Delco Gets Update About $19 Million Health Department”

  1. 19 million is a small price to pay for self-actualization and free condoms, especially since Councilwoman Reuther informed us that 11 million of the price tag was covered by grants or “free money.”

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