Supervisors meet with HOA reps

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night met with representatives from a variety of homeowners associations. According to Township Manager Amanda Serock, the meeting was designed to improve communication between residents and the township government.

Supervisor Noelle Barbone used the controversial Ridge Road development in Concord Township as an example of why communications within Chadds Ford needs to be improved. That development was approved in 2008 and re-approved in 2014, but most Chadds Ford residents were unaware of the plan that calls for widening Ridge Road from two to six lanes for a short stretch from Route 202.

Samantha Reiner, the supervisors' vice chairman, plugged the township website. She and Serock stressed the need for keeping up to date on board agendas.

At one point the conversation moved to the topic of solicitation. Serock said homeowners could put no soliciting signs on their lawns and doors, and HOAs can put them at the entrance to the development. Those who solicit must abide by that, and if they don't, the homeowners can call the state police.

Chadds Ford has no ordinance regarding solicitation, but Reiner said people should contact the township if they would like such an ordinance.

"We're here for you," she said.

There were representatives from about 12 HOAs. Supervisors' Chairman Frank Murphy did not attend the meeting because he was recovering from a car accident that happened Monday, Barbone said.

 

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Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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