Second Ward

Carol Graham, Commissioner

Nick Spayd, Committeeman

Nick Spayd, Committeeman

Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Thank you for your overwhelming support in the recent Primary Election.  As you may know, I will have an opponent in the Municipal Election on November 5th. My opponent has more recently lived in the State of Delaware and it was only 11 months ago that he registered in the Second Ward of Aston. I think you would agree that the Second Ward needs a representative who knows the ward and Aston Township, not someone who has only a limited knowledge of its issues, needs and opportunities.

I have lived in the Second Ward most of my life and have seen our ward grow into the largest of the seven wards.  Our ward is a mixture of established homes and the more recent developments.  As a blend of the old and the new, this mixture is a melting pot of views, ideals and values.  This creates the need for a sharing of concerns where satisfaction is needed for all the people. This can only be accomplished by a representative who knows the Second Ward, understands its problems and issues and knows how to resolve them while providing clear, honest and timely communication.
As your commissioner, I will continue to represent all the people in the Second Ward, children, adults and seniors alike, exercising my township responsibilities. As your Commissioner, I am the Chairperson for the Fire and Parks and Recreation Committees. I am also a member of Ordinance, New Construction, Technology and Board of Health Committees, as well as, the Liaison to the Aston Public Library.
Fire Committee:  I am actively working with the Fire Companies, helping to assure and maintain our excellent emergency services for all Aston residents. By working with the Postal Service and the Fire Marshall, several street addresses in the ward were renumbered effective September 1st.   This was done to ensure that the emergency responders are able to locate your home on a timely basis. Parks and Recreation Committee:  Successfully instituted community events benefiting all residents – Christmas Winter Fun Festival, Bunny Brunch, enhanced Camp Rainbow, Hometown Concerts and the “Smiles in the Playground” project for the creation of a handicap accessible playground. These initiatives are all being accomplished with little expenditure of your tax dollars. Ordinance Committee:  Worked with other committee members to craft new laws and amend existing laws aimed at improving the health, safety, welfare and quality of life in the community. Sewer Authority:  Approved an agreement with Middletown that by December 31, 2014, will divert their sewage to DELCORA for treatment, thus finally reducing the financial burden on Aston residents.  I have been a steadfast and hard-working participant on these and other committees, contributing to positive change for our township. As many of these committees have a financial impact on the township, one of my continuing goals has been to maintain services and avoid raising taxes. I can only succeed as your elected representative with your help and support.  So please help me continue the partnership, one with “old neighborhood values … new township vision” for all the people. I welcome your call or email message if you would like to discuss any issues or concerns.

Thank you for your support!

Carol