Mayor Thomas Micozzie regularly meets with residents a couple of times a year to talk about the status of the township and answer questions.
Eighteen months ago, we empowered Superintendent (Michael) Chitwood to look into body cameras, Micozzie
There are issues with this in Pennsylvania. (Due to privacy rights) police cant wear them in someones home.
The other question is there is no clear delineation on how long the data is stored.
It may be mandated.
There are going to have to be ordinances and regulations.
According to Micozzie
, cost to purchase body cameras for police is $80,000.
The ongoing cost for upkeep and archives is unknown, Micozzie
announced negotiations are in the works for the $15 million demolition and redevelopment of the former Sears Store building, 69th and Walnut streets, for a super market, fitness center and parking at the Spring meeting.
Ive strived for economic development, Micozzie
69th Street is key.
The (69th Street) Terminal has ongoing major developments and 69th Street (shopping district) has 94 percent occupancy.
Last years trial summertime outdoor movie night at the schools was a big hit last year at Bywood and Hillcrest Elementary Schools.
Our next goal is to have more movie nights at each school, Micozzie
Micozzie and Upper Darby School District Superintendent Richard Dunlap are working together to provide the movies this summer with assistance from local Home and School Associations to offset expenses.