Christiana Borough is once again receiving complaints of cats causing damage and issues to resident’s properties. Borough Council would like to remind residents if they are seen to be feeding cats they will be considered the responsible party for the animal and may be asked to produce proof of rabies vaccines. Should this continue to be a problem the Borough may have no choice but to consider the possibility of having pest control remove them permanently. This service comes at a cost and impacts everyone. We ask those residents who may be having a cat problem to please take a photo of them being fed in order that we can address the matter.
Ladies Day – Flower Planting
The planting of our hanging pots has been moved to May 13, 2020 due to expected cold evening weather this weekend. We will meet at 1:00 pm at the Christiana Lion’s Pavilion. Please wear a mask and bring your gloves and don’t forget a bucket. We find planting works better if the hanging pots are sitting on a bucket. Join us!!
We are sorry to announce our Fish Derby
which was scheduled for May 16th
has been cancelled.
Yard Waste and Bulk Item Collection to Begin
Please Follow the Guidelines – Tell Your Neighbor!
Although Eagle Disposal is still working with a depleted work force, we would like to resume yard waste and bulk item collection. We understand that there is a need for these materials to be collected and we appreciate your understanding while we worked through the difficult circumstances that led to us delaying those services for a time.
We will be resuming Yard Waste collections beginning on May 2nd. The yard waste collections will follow your regularly scheduled collection schedule for May which begins May 11. We understand that customers may have yard waste ready to be collected, but we ask that residents hold until their next regularly scheduled collection day and place a reasonable amount of yard waste curbside. We will not be able to collect an unlimited amount of yard waste from each home, so by asking residents to place a reasonable amount curbside, it will ensure that the entire route is completed.
Bulk item collection will resume on Monday, May 4th on your next regularly scheduled collection day. We will be collecting one bulk item per week per residence. We will strive to clean up any back log over the next two months. This is in order to make sure our crews are able to finish routes in a timely manner.
We ask that residents bundle any excess cardboard in order to allow our crews to collect this material in an efficient manner.
If you should have any questions regarding any of the services above, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your understanding during this crisis.
Payment of First Quarter 2020 Water/Sewer/Trash Bills
Christiana Borough Council has voted to eliminate late fees for 1st quarter water/sewer/trash billing which went in the mail on April 1st. 2nd quarter bills which will go in the mail July 1st will be billed using normal billing procedures.
Be Careful of What You Flush!
Please do not flush wipes down the toilet!
During this troubling time, we ask that you flush only toilet tissue into the sanitary sewer lines. It is very important for us to have well operating sanitary sewer systems in order to maintain the health and safety of our residents and employees.
Do not dispose of paints, varnishes, toxic materials in the sanitary sewer lines. This creates conditions at the wastewater facility which puts us in violation with DEP. In the end this costs everyone.
The Christiana Borough office is open during regular business hours, but we are limiting public access to the building for the safety of our staff and residents at this time. Note that you do not have to come into our building to pay your water/sewer/trash bills, or drop off building permits. If you need to stop by, please use the drop box to the right of the front door. Call or email to let us know you have placed something in the box, and we will be happy to get your application or payment from the box and process your request. Our phone number is 610-593-5199 or feel free to email. If you’re not sure which member of our staff you need to reach, send your email to email@example.com and we will be sure it gets to the right person. Thank you for your understanding.
CORONAVIRUS Simple Steps You Can Take
You can take very basic steps now to avoid getting sick – as well as curtail the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, in times of panic or crisis, we can forget basic infection prevention actions.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available and your hands are not visibly dirty, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Use a tissue to blow your nose and put the tissue in the trash. Cough or sneeze into an elbow. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
In general, take care of your health. Your body will be better able to fight the coronavirus and good health pays dividends even if you never get sick. As with other viruses, the risks are often connected to your age and overall health condition.
These steps also provide helpful protection from the seasonal Influenza, which still remains a significant threat to the public. There have been 32 million cases of the flu so far this season, resulting in 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths.
If you feel sick…
Follow the same steps you’d take if you believe you had the flu. Stay home from work or school, unless you feel that you need medical attention.
If you feel sick with a fever, a cough, or have difficulty breathing, call your doctor’s office and tell them your symptoms. Also consider using online, telemedicine options offered by most health systems (clinicians with Penn Medicine OnDemand, for example, can be reached at 717-544-2222) which enable you to speak to a provider via your mobile phone or tablet. By calling in advance, medical experts can help to make decisions about whether, when and where you should be evaluated. Be prepared to answer questions about your symptoms, your travel history and your risk of exposure to the virus.
Based on what we know so far, most cases of COVID-19 do NOT require hospitalization. In 8 of 10 cases, patients experience a fever and cough and recover slowly over the course of a few weeks. With this in mind, the CDC suggests creating a household plan, based on the needs and daily routine of you and your family. In any disaster, it’s smart to plan and get what you need if you’re stuck at your home. Besides, if people in the community are sick, you’ll want to stay at home.
While the continual flow of COVID-19 news can be both frightening and concerning at times, use what you’ve learned to your advantage. Following through on the advice of experts will help protect your health and mind – and you’ll be better prepared for the unexpected.
Please help your community! Participate in the 2020 Census!
Your Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Your response matters. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.
The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics.
RECYCLE GUIDELINES – Click on this link Recycle Right Flyer
Christiana Volunteer Fire Company – Order your reflective “911 Address Signs”. Please go the Our Community page. Look up Christiana Fire Company and click on Address Marker Form.
VACATION-HOUSE-CHECKS Please complete the Vacation House Check Form should you wish to have our Borough Police check your property while you are away. Place in the Borough Drop Box or bring into the Police Department.
RESIDENT CONCERN REPORT Should you have a concern please complete the Resident Concern Report and forward to the Borough Office.
***NEW*** FOR SETTLEMENT COMPANIES, REAL ESTATE AGENTS WATER/SEWER/TRASH CERTIFICATIONS: Water/Sewer/Trash Certifications now require a fee! Please contact the Borough Office.
PLEASE NOTE: Building Permits, Zoning Permits and Solicitation Permits are required in Christiana Borough.
Water and Sewer Specifications
- Christiana Borough Rules and Regulations-April 2019
- Christiana Borough Residential Requirements
- Auth. Resolution 2016-2 Sewer Fee