Welcome to Folcroft, PA
VACANT COUNCIL POSITON AVAILABLE
It is with regret the Folcroft Borough Council accepted Michele Rafter’s resignation as Councilwoman at the regular Council meeting on August 28th. Michele was an asset to Council and various other organizations always giving 100% in whatever task she was given.
Any Folcroft resident interested in applying for the vacant seat on Council please send a resume to the Borough Manager, 1555 Elmwood Ave., Folcroft, PA 19032 by September 17, 2018.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE COUNTY REASSESSMENT
Delaware County Reassessment teams will be in Folcroft starting September 10th. Please read the following for more information.
Please be advised that Tyler Technologies has been contracted by Delaware county to provide valuation services for the 2021 countywide reassessment project. During this phase of the project, our staff will be working within your municipality to collect current property data and confirm or verify existing county assessment property records. This occurs by visiting properties, measuring improvements, observing and noting all exterior building characteristics.
These efforts will be conducted by Tyler employees, called Data Collectors, who can be identified by their day-glo work vests which bear the “TYLER” name on the back and by their Delaware county issued photo ID badge. At each property, data collectors will knock on the door before proceeding with data collection. If an adult is home, data collectors will ask a series of questions relevant to the property characteristics – such as room count, basement area, type of heating/cooling, date of last remodel, etc. They will never ask to be invited into the home.
Effective September 10, 2018, Data Collectors will begin working in your municipality.
Should you or the residents within your area have any questions, please call our informational hotline, telephone # (610) 891-5695. Tyler staff will be happy to assist.
Additional information can also be found by visiting the reassessment project website:
Delaware County Council reminds residents of the County's Heat Plan which includes tips and resources the County offers to help vulnerable residents, particularly the elderly, stay safe during the hot summer season.
The Heat Plan can be found by
clicking link below:
Delaware County Council fighting the Heroin Epidemic
Click link above for more information
KATHY KELLY, Tax Collector, will be available to collect Borough taxes at the Borough Office located at 1555 Elmwood Avenue, Folcroft, PA.
She will be there on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
during the period of February 1 to March 31
FOR ALL OTHER HOURS, PLEASE CALL THE BOROUGH OFFICE AT 610-522-1305 TO MAKE SURE THE TAX COLLECTOR IS THERE PRIOR TO VISITING. THANK YOU.
Holiday Operation Schedule for 2018
WHEREAS, the Borough Council of the Borough of Folcroft has declared the following
days holidays and no regularly scheduled Borough business shall be conducted:
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King, Monday, January 15, 2018
President’s Day, Monday, February 19, 2018
Good Friday, Friday, March 30, 2018
General Primary Election, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018
Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2018
General Election, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018
Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23, 2018
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Here you will find information on a myriad of topics inclusive of our humble little nook in Southeastern Delaware County, PA.
You will learn about Folcroft's Open Space, the business community, neighborhoods, reasons why you should move your business here, tax information and a slew of other useful tidbits.
We are minutes from the City of Philadelphia, either by car, train or bus.
We hope your experience with our website is as enjoyable as it is to live and conduct business within the Borough's boundaries.
Living in Folcroft affords suburban bliss with a city-like atmosphere. Minutes from Center City Philadelphia,
Folcroft has its own public library and is home to the Delaware County Vo-Tech School.
Open space and recreation needs are met by the three parks within the Borough, one of which shares a common border with the Federally owned John Heinz Wildlife Preserve.
Recreation is also provided by the Folcroft Boys and Girls Clubs, the Folcroft Swim Club and the Folcroft Senior Citizens.
Doing business in Folcroft is simple. Over 180 businesses already call Folcroft home.
The business is diverse, ranging from warehousing to trucking to personal service shops to car dealerships.
Folcroft truly possess an assorted business climate that can meet any need.
The name "Folcroft" is Old English for "leafy field,"
and was recorded first by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the early 1880's.
The Borough of Folcroft is governed by the laws of the Borough Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As outlined in the Borough Code, the Borough Council is the legislative body.
The Folcroft Borough Council is responsible for policy within the Borough. Quite simply, they pass the law.
The Borough Council oversees the Finance and Administration Department and the Highway Department.
Under these two departments, all Borough business is conducted.
Bills are paid, trash is collected, building permits issued, and street light repairs are just a few examples of items that the Borough Council addresses.
The Mayor under the Borough Code is responsible for the administration of the Police Department.
Under the watchful eye of the Mayor, the nine members of the Folcroft Police Department protect and serve its citizens and business community.
The following providers have Community Channels the we use to help keep our residents update with
local events, Borough information and other useful information concerning our residents.
Boro TV Channel for RCN, channel 52.
Boro TV Channel for Verizon, channel 44.
Boro TV Channel for Comcast, channel 10.
RECYCLING CONTAINERS AVAILABLE
As part of Folcroft's Recycling efforts we are using the state aid that we receive, which is based on the amount of recyclable materials our Borough generates, to again provide RECYCLING CONTAINERS. They are green with the borough logo on them. An owner or renter of a residential home is required to use these containers (weekly pickup on Wednesdays) and if you don't have a Folcroft container you can get one at no charge. Businesses and apartment tenants recycle using other pickup services and different containers.
PLEASE CONTACT BOROUGH OFFICE FOR CONTAINER INFORMATION
Folcroft Community Notification System
Our borough is initiating a Community Notification System, by licensing the "CodeRED" high-speed notification program from the Emergency Communications Network. This Community Notification System will enable borough officials to quickly deliver emergency messages to residents and to keep residents aware of activities occurring in the borough.
The CodeRed database contains most, BUT NOT ALL, of the landline residential and business numbers in Folcroft. All businesses are urged to register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.
It's best to create an Account to manage your alert, you can add/update/verify your information online at CodeRED's enrollment page.
Those without Internet access may call Folcroft's borough office 610-522-1305, Mon - Fri 9am to 3pm to supply their information over the phone or add additional phone numbers.
Residents can "op-out" of the system and be placed on a no call list using the same Code Red enrollment page or calling the borough.
There is a Mobile App called CODE RED, please go to the Apple APP STORE or Google Play and search for CODE RED, download the app, though you will need to register on the app as a new user.
New World War I Monument Plaque...
Folcroft now has a beautiful new plaque to honor
our resident fallen heroes.
Click Here to view the new and original.
Attention: Folcroft Residents and all former Residents
We are in search of Old Photographs, including those of Family Members
Dating pre 1900 for an upcoming Folcroft book by two published authors.
All Photos will be Scanned, in your presence, with NO harm to your originals.
Photo Credits will be given to all published entries.
Please call Borough Office at 610-522-1305 for more information.
Or email at: email@example.com
"Folcroft, It's Living History"
Thank you for visiting the Borough of Folcroft