Welcome to the EBCA Home Page!
The Eddystone Borough Civic Association is a new organization dedicated to promoting good citizenship in our community and to encouraging citizens to take an active part in the life of the community. The EBCA will work to ensure that every eligible resident is registered to vote and will work to increase voter turnout at elections. The EBCA will maintain a website that provides useful information for residents involved in the Eddystone community. The EBCA will work to facilitate communication between the voters and their elected representatives in borough government.
Good government is not simply the responsibility of your elected officials. It also depends upon the active participation of involved citizens!
We are Eddystone.
Eddystone is a small community of about 2300 residents who say hello from their porches as you walk by on the sidewalk. In Eddystone, people meet on the streets when they are out walking their dogs or heading to the corner store and then stand around and talk with each other. Eddystone's a place where you can't work on your front garden or repair your storm door without some passerby telling you what a good job you're doing. And if you're having a hard time changing a tire, someone may actually stop and do it for you. Turnout is always good at parades, fireworks displays, community basketball games, and community clean-up days. The residents are also active in the political life of their community and even show up at borough council meetings (or catch the online video coverage the next day). Some of our yards may be small by modern suburban standards, but our hearts and our sense of community are huge! You won't find many other towns with this combination of location, affordability, good schools and livability. (Read more here...)
Recycling Program Has Started!
A new "mixed" recycling program is underway with a goal of reducing by 20% the cost of disposing of the borough's trash. The borough will be paid for every pound of recycling collected and use that income to subsidize the cost of disposing of residents' trash. Currently, Eddystone seems to be the only local community in which residents are not charged a trash collection fee. Let's keep it that way by participating in the new recycling program! Borough-owned trucks will pick up the "mixed" recycling which does not need to be separated by material. Recycling by residents is strictly voluntary, but it is one way in which residents can work together to keep the cost of government services under control in Eddystone while doing something that benefits the environment.
Youth Aid Panel Volunteers Needed!
How about volunteering for a program that works with young people who have gotten into trouble in Eddystone and helps them get back on the straight and narrow without picking up a criminal record? The Youth Aid Panel The panel meets with the family and the youth together, and the victim is invited to meet privately with the panel to discuss the offense and their input may help the panel form the resolution. The panel develops a program of community service, educational activities, or other forms of paying back to the community. When the resolution is completed, the panel and the youth meet again to discuss his/her experience and the panel will recommend that no criminal record be kept about the offense. If for any reason the youth fails to complete the resolution or commits another offense, the case is returned to the police department.