Last week, Swarthmore Borough officials accepted the William H. Bates Memorial Award from the Delaware County Planning Commission. The award was awarded to Swarthmore for its Central Park, which was cited as an excellent example in planning, design, and land development. Representing Swarthmore were (left to right): Borough Council President David Grove, Borough Manager Jane Billings, Mayor Tim Kearney, along with County Planning Commission Chairman William C. Payne and Vice Chairman Thomas J. Judge. Plaques were presented to other partners in the project, including the Swarthmore Centennial Foundation, Catania Engineering, and CuetoKearneydesign.