Please be advised that Fees for Pool Access have been changed:
|Children 12 - 17||$20.00|
|Family of 5|
(2 Adults + 3 Kids)
The City of Chester, PA is seeking assistance from qualified professional planning and design consultants to prepare a municipal-wide parks, trails, and open space master plan. Consultant firms are invited to submit formal proposals that detail the scope of work and budget as well as participate in the final interview process. After reviewing the RFP submittals and interviews with the consultant teams, the City of Chester will identify its preferred candidate and enter into negotiations resulting in a final contract agreement.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is releasing the Mother's Day Route, as the route has changed from previous years.
7th and Penn to 7th and Jeffrey
- Left Turn to 4th and Jeffrey
- Left turn to 4th and Yarnall
- Right turn to 3rd and Yarnall
The three stops are 7th and Lloyd, 7th and Tilghman, and 7th and Jeffrey
Join us as Chester supports Chester on our Panther’s road to UYFL Nationals in Florida!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Chester City Hall Community Room
Registration Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: City of Chester, 1 Fourth Street Chester, PA 19013
Deadline: November 20, 2015
Kids Ages: Newborn to 12 Years Old
Must have kids Social Security Card
Parents must have Driver's License or State ID
Must live in Delaware County
For more information, please contact Parks & Recreation at 610-447-7700.
The meeting for Zoning Board Hearing Meeting for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
The meeting for Planning Commission Meeting for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
Are you a Chester City Police Officer or Teacher in the Chester-Upland School District?
The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County is offering $3,000 in grant funds to one (1) Police Officer and one (1) teacher in the form of down payment of closing costs assistance to purchase their primary residence in the City of Chester. Certain restrictions apply.
See the flyer below for more information.
The Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland has established a Senior Advisory Council to assist the 'seasoned' residents in the City of Chester. The Advisory Council consists of 15 seniors, who meet monthly to address issues and advocate for the senior population.
Live in Chester?
Are you aged 55+ ?
Looking for information to support and address issues related to your needs?
If you answered yes to all o these questions, then the Mayor's Senior Advisory Council can help YOU!
An information table will be set up every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month beginning November 9.
Chester City Hall (Main Lobby)
10 AM - 12 PM
2017 Community Room Booking available Monday, December 12, 2016
Applications are available at Chester City Hall during normal business hours, Monday-Friday
To secure your 2017 booking:
- you must have valid photo identification and
- a money order in the amount of $225.00.
No booking will be considered without valid photo identification and a money order. For more information, please contact Joy Taylor, Director of Constituent Services (610) 447-7724.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
12 PM - 4 PM
Soul Street Lounge
517 Avenue of the States
Chester, PA, 19013
Food & Fun
Wing Eating Contest
We are in need of 150 volunteers to participate in a training (drill), to familiarize our residents with the screening and distribution of medication in the event there was a biological threat present in the City of Chester and surrounding areas.
*** Interested in volunteering? ***
Email your contact information to Rosetta Cater at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we kick off our Fourth Annual
5k Run / Walk for Breast Cancer
This event is FREE for EVERYONE!
Location: Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive) & (Flower Street)
Pre-register by: 10/01/2016
Walk / Run Date: 10/22/2016
On-Site Registration Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time promptly at 8:00 AM
For more information contact Ms. Rosetta Carter (610) 447-7700 ext. 7955
Come Celebrate the City of Chester's
Let's Move! 6th Anniversary Celebration and Health Awareness Month
|Saturday 2/20 11-3pm||City of Chester Wellness Week & Chester Biddy League Health Fair||Showalter Middle School|
|Sunday 2/21 various times||Healthy Churches - A Matter of the Heart||Various Locations|
|Monday 2/22 12-1pm||Health Awareness Week Information Table||City Hall|
|Tuesday 2/23 11-1:30pm||Heart Disease & Stroke: What Seniors Should Know||Community Room @ Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 10am||City Council Proclamation||Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 various times||Walk 4 Wellness Wednesday||Various Locations|
|Thursday 2/25 9am - 12pm||Fit Frenzy Fun Day!||Showalter Middle School|
|Friday 2/26 10am - 2pm||Chester Apartments Health & Fair||Chester Apartments 1225 West 9th Street|
Please call Ms. Rosetta Carter at the Bureau of Health (610) 447-7770
These events are sponsored by Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Councilman William Jacobs, Director of Public Safety
3rd Men's Wellness Breakfast
"Men's Health Matters"
Featuring: Glenn Ellis
President / Senior Consultant at Strategies for Well-Being, LLC
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Chester City Hall Community Room
1 Fourth Street
Chester, PA 19013
For more information please contact:
Rosetta Carter, Community Health Director @ 610-447-7770 x7955
Please be advised that we will be experiencing extreme weather conditions throughout the City of Chester, with temperatures reportedly dropping below zero this evening and overnight. We encourage all residents to stay inside.
In the event of a power outage, we strongly advise residents to seek temporary shelter with family or friends.
We also advise our homeless population to seek adequate shelter at one of the agencies below. If you see someone who is homeless and in need of shelter, please call 911.
Emergency Shelter Information
City Team Ministries
634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
151 West 15th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Please be mindful to check on our elderly!
City of Chester Department of Public Safety’s
3rd Annual 5K Walk / Run
Councilman William “Al” Jacobs, Director
Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive)
7:30 AM Sharp
We Invite you to pre-register by contacting:
Ms. Rosetta Carter, Community Health Education Director
@ 610-447-7770 x7955
This is a free event and open to the public!
CITY OF CHESTER TOP TEN PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS
The City of Chester Department of Public Safety is committed to working with the community to help preserve the quality and integrity of our neighborhoods, while ensuring public health and safety. Our Code Enforcement staff has identified the TOP TEN CODE VIOLATIONS most commonly found within our community.
In accordance with the Chester City Codified Ordinances, if founded these violations may warrant fines of up to $1000.00.
- Construction or Building without Permits
- Unlawful Operation of Businesses
- High Weeds and Grass
- Unregistered / Inoperable/Abandoned Motor Vehicles
- Trash & Debris
- Vacant, Unsecured Property
- Miscellaneous Property Maintenance Violations
- Unleashed Dogs
- Pet Allowance
- Animal Waste
We encourage residents to report suspected violations within their neighborhood to the Department of Public Safety Bureau of Health. You may contact the Department with any questions or concerns at 610-447-7770. You may also pick up a detailed copy of these regulations at Chester City Hall 1 E. Fourth Street Chester, PA, or click ‘Public Notices’ at www.ChesterCity.com
Councilman William Al Jacobs, Director
Ieasa Nichols, Public Health Commissioner
The City has adopted a Curfew Ordinance. Please see the document linked below for more information.
"The Eyes and Ears to insure that students are safe on their way to and from school."
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
Primary duets of Community Block Leaders in Chester are as follows:
- Nurturing Neighborhood pride among residents
- Volunteers in this position work in conjunction with city government to keep residential blocks safe and clean.
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
N O T I C E
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania on March 2, 2017, at 9:00 AM, in Courtroom number TBA, Court House, Media, Pennsylvania for the purpose of hearing testimony relative to the Petition of the City of Chester for authorization to increase the earned income tax rate for non-residents from one percent (1%) to one and five hundredths of a percent (1.05%) for 2017.
Any person desiring to offer testimony and/or evidence either in support or in objection thereto may be present and be heard.
Document Available for Download
There will be NO change to the trash collection schedule for the weeks of
- DECEMBER 25, 2016 - “CHRISTMAS DAY”
- JANUARY 1, 2017 - “NEW YEAR’S DAY”
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Councilwoman Portia West
Director of Streets & Public Improvements
To: City of Chester Non-Profit Organizations and Interested Parties
Planning for the F.Y. 2017 Annual Action Plan in connection with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs has begun, and an initial public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA.
Click Here for a copy of the application package for CDBG and HOME funding. This application can be used for either the CDBG Program or the HOME Program. I am available to answer any questions or address concerns related to the preparation of Proposals, and you can reach me at (610) 447-7854 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Proposals from applicants requesting CDBG or HOME funding will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
A proposed Action Plan indicating City Council’s projected use of CDBG and HOME funds is scheduled to be available for public review and comment during the period of February 1 – March 3, 2017. A public hearing on the proposed Action Plan is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
JO ANN RUARK
Director of Community Development
Need work or know someone who does? Standard Parking “SP+” for the Talen Energy Stadium is the answer.
Join the Team
- Plenty of hours
- Fun environment
- Flexible hours
- Uniforms supplied
- High promotion rate
- High School Diploma/GED
- Excellent Customer Service
- Required to Work in Chester, PA
- Must Pass a Drug Test
- Pass a Criminal Background Check
Apply online: http://pangea.geinfo.com/standardparking/apply
Elwyn is hiring caring professionals in a wide variety of roles and positions. The office of Workforce Development will host a Job Fair where you will be able to learn about different professions associated with:
- Behavioral Health
- Deaf Services
- Early Childhood
- Research and Health Services
- Support for Living
- Work and Adult Day Services
Elwyn serves over 12,000 people with programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and California. Or over 158 years, Elwyn’s mission has remained steadfast: to maximize the potential of the people we serve to help the lead productive, meaningful lives.
Want to learn more? Visit www.elwyn.org
Ready to apply? Visit the career site: www.elwyn.org/careers
Job Fair Information:
Where: Chester City Hall 9 Community Room)
When: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am -12:30pm
Chester Made Project Manager (Part-time)
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is seeking a dynamic manager to coordinate and support the Chester Made Exploration Zone, a place-making and engagement project that explores and animates the underground history and cultural assets of downtown Chester, PA, from a new makerspace and hub for the project called #TheBuild. A mile-long corridor celebrating arts and culture has been proposed between City Hall and Widener University, and this project will support and manage the efforts of our local partners, artists, historians, entrepreneurs, and citizens to rebuild and renew the city. The part-time position (3-4 days a week) will be supported from winter 2017 through summer 2018 and will work closely with project partners to set community engagement strategies and coordinate project activities. During each week, this individual will spend approximately one day in PHC’s office in downtown Philadelphia and the remaining time in City Planning Department in City Hall in downtown Chester.
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) leads a unique cross-sector partnership in Chester between the City, Widener University, and a local artist collective The Artist Warehouse. Together, we use the arts and humanities to engage with many who live and work in Chester in the remaking of their city. An independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, PHC is part of a network of 56 state humanities councils that spans the nation and U.S. jurisdictions.
PHC connects Pennsylvanians to each other through stories, ideas, and experiences that can change lives and transform communities. PHC champions and redefines the role the humanities play in educating citizens and strengthening community through programs that create pathways for learning and creativity, spark dialogue and civic engagement, and encourage diversity of expression. PHC has a $1.5 million annual operating budget, with a strong senior leadership team and an engaged board of directors from across the state. Learn more at pahumanities.org.
The Project Manager will work directly with the project partners to manage project activities for the City of Chester, including coordinating planning and logistics for information sessions and a series of community workshops, events and building projects; working within the Chester community to build and cultivate resident involvement in project planning and activities; facilitating partner and community meetings; and planning a final learning exchange with a team of artists from Chicago.
The project will run from through summer 2018 and will make use of public spaces in Chester to animate the arts and culture corridor. The Project Manager will work with artists, historians, entrepreneurs and citizens to plan, coordinate and launch activities that incorporate resident feedback and interests in an effort to support the long-term development of the community.
The position requires superlative people and project management skills, knowledge of Chester and respect within the community, commitment to the goals of the project, strategic thinking, optimism, and collaboration. This is a tremendous opportunity for a professional with a passion for the arts and humanities who has expertise in community engagement and coordinating cultural events.
- Coordinate and support community design-build projects in downtown Chester, including a pop-up storefront and workshop that serves as a hub for the project.
- Plan and implement a series of information sessions, community workshops, and events in downtown Chester with project partners, residents and leading national and local practitioners in public history, design, visual documentation, place-making, and tactical urbanism.
- Work with the partners to develop a resident engagement strategy that includes cultivating the existing network within Chester and engaging new voices, especially youth and seniors
- Organize a final learning exchange in Chester with the partners and a team of artists working in Chicago and Gary, Indiana
- Manage a micro-grant program to support community-led projects and events
- Coordinate and facilitate collaboration among the partners
- Recruit and manage community volunteers
- Work with project partners to promote events and market the Chester Made brand.
- Manage Chester Made social media channels
- Oversee and manage project budget
- Support evaluation activities
The ideal candidate will have:
- Successful track record of project management with the ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
- Knowledge of and commitment to the Chester community, and personal values consistent with the partners and the local community
- Experience adapting to changing situations and coordinating complex projects involving input from residents, partners and multiple stakeholders
- “Can Do” attitude, positive energy, and willingness to pitch in to help others and get the job done
- Highly motivated and able to take initiative, yet team-oriented and collaborative
- Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
- Passion for people, culture and community engagement
- Experience in event planning, outreach, promotions, and marketing
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills and the ability to speak and write messages for different, diverse audiences
- Excellent computer and administrative skills
- Willingness to travel and work evenings
- Bachelor’s degree required
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position addressed to CMProjectManager@pahumanities.org. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31st.
Media – Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.’s (CAADC) Pharmacy Technician Training Program has five additional slots available starting in January. The program is designed to help out-of-school youth gain the skills for a rewarding career including obtaining required credentials and industry recognized certifications. CAADC has partnered with Delaware County Community College for its Pharmacy Technician Training Program which provides instruction to become a pharmacy technician leading to employment in hospitals and community pharmacies. This program includes Pharmacy Technician Certification and an externship.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be between the ages of 17 and 24
- Currently reside in Delaware County
- Not enrolled in High School
Income eligibility guidelines do apply. Only five additional slots are available and are filling up fast so call today to see if you are eligible. Contact Gail King at (610) 874-8451 if you are interested in the Pharmacy Technician Training Program.
The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. has been Delaware County’s designated anti-poverty agency since 1979. The non-profit agency provides a wide range of services aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency for low-income individuals. The Agency’s website is www.caadc.org.
Download the attached document for new Job Opportunities at Job Corps.
What are employers looking for from applicants?
How can you make a good impression?
How can you ace the interview?
Find out at the
To be held at the Chester City Hall Council Chambers
1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA
Thursday December 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Registration required. Must have complete profile completed on www.JobGateway.pa.gov.
Call 610-447-3350 with any questions.
PA CareerLink® Delaware County