BOROUGH DEPARTMENTS, STAFF AND OTHER CONTACTS
Building Code Official/Building Inspector (Building Inspector Underwriters)
Public Works Contractor (Ken’s Lawn Service)
William J. Golden II
Jordan Yeager, Esq.
Borough Solicitor (Curtin & Heefner LLP)
THOMAS F. BEACH, PE, CME
Borough Engineer (Remington, Vernick & Beach Engineers)
Kevin Jensen, CPA
Auditor (Bee Bergvall & Co.)
The Yardley Borough Police maintains its own website. For further police information, go to www.yardleybp.org.
John M. Boyle
John M. Boyle is the Borough Manager and Treasurer to Borough Council. John is responsible for the day to day operations of the Borough, and works closely with the Council President, Vice President, Council, and Borough staff in coordinating a wide variety of projects and programs within the Borough. In addition to long-range planning and fiscal management, the Manager implements all policies, ordinances, resolutions and other official directives of Council. The Borough Manager's office is tasked with informing, engaging and interacting with people living and working in the Borough, providing direct support for office services, agenda preparation and meeting management, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Borough services. Budgets are prepared by the Borough Manager with assistance from the Assistant Borough Manager. The Borough Manager meets with the General Government Committee on a monthly basis to review and recommend to Borough Council any requests suggested by department supervisors for future budgets. John is also the Borough’s Open Records Officer.
Paula Johnson serves as Assistant Borough Manager and Secretary. Although Financial administration of Borough funds is supervised by the Borough Manager, the Assistant Manager is responsible for payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget reconciliation, grants administration, preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, cash receipts and disbursements, purchasing/purchase order processing, preparation of bill lists, processing checks for payments to vendors, invoicing for Borough services, employee benefits, pension, insurance, escrow accounts, and the billing/collections for 1,200 trash accounts. Borough Council appoints an accounting firm to audit all financial transactions processed by Borough staff. Paula also reviews and archives the minutes of Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) public meetings; and, communicates with residents via social media, and edits the Borough Newsletter.
Steve Ware is the Borough Zoning Officer/Planner, and is responsible for the administration, interpretation and enforcement of the Borough Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Officer is also the administrator for the Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission and the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB). The Zoning Officer also works closely with the appointed Borough Engineer and Building Code Official regarding the subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO). The Zoning Officer is available on a part-time basis only. His office hours are Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., & Thursday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, and by appointment. Please call 215-493-2960 ext 202 to make an appointment with the Zoning Officer.
Wes Foraker is the Borough's Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). The EMC prepares the Borough's Emergency Operations Plan, which is designed to mitigate the effects of catastrophic man-made or natural events. The EMC also coordinates the emergency response to such events and advises the Borough administration and elected officials on the proper actions necessary to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens of the community. Wes is also the Borough’s Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) and administers and enforces the Yardley Borough Code of Ordinances, as well as the Borough's Property Maintenance Code. The Code Enforcement Officer also administers and enforces locally adopted health and nuisance standards. All inspections performed are to insure that buildings and properties throughout the Borough are in compliance with the codes and ordinances adopted by Borough Council. His duty also includes Use & Occupancy inspections. Wes is available part-time. Please call 215-493-6832 to make an appointment with the CEO.
Barry Stewart is the Borough's Building Code Official (BCO) who administers and enforces the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code; including, building, fire, electrical, plumbing, accessibility, and mechanical codes. His duties include construction plan reviews and on-site inspections. Barry is available part-time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call 215-493-2960 to make an appointment with the BCO. To arrange for an inspection, you can also call 800-352-3457.
Ken Smith is the Borough’s Public Works Contractor. He coordinates the Borough's public property maintenance and is responsible for maintenance of Borough-owned streets, directional, traffic control and street identification signs on Borough streets, traffic striping on Borough and some state roadways, snow plowing of Borough parking lots/ snow removal and ice control, and maintenance and repair of all Borough-owned buildings, open space and parks.
Joseph D. Kelly III
Joseph D. Kelly III is the Chief of Police and oversees the Yardley Borough Police Department which consists of one Sergeant, one full time Officer, and eleven part time officers. The Police Department is tasked to safeguard people and property through the enforcement of local and State laws and ordinances with a committed group of officers who value community partnerships, foster public trust and respect and providing services to enhance the quality of life. Chief Kelly oversees all functions within the police department, to include; operational oversight, staffing, budget adherence, allocation of resources and officer development.
Amy Fitzgerald is the Recording Secretary who keeps a full and accurate record of all proceedings of Borough Council, Zoning Hearing Board, and Planning Commission meetings. Amy attends all of these meetings, takes minutes of each meeting, and provides the Borough Manager’s office with copies of all official minutes, and attachments, so they can be submitted to each board and commission for review, approval and subsequent archiving.