Concord in brief: sewer credits and marijuana

Concord Township is offering a credit for residential and commercial sewer customers for water used for filling swimming pools or metered irrigation systems. Council voted on the change during its March 5 meeting.

The credit is for each gallon of water used— gallon per gallon — but not discharged into the sewer system. Previous billing was for water used, even if it didn’t enter the system. To qualify for the credit, customers must make application for the credit and prove the water does not go into the public sewer system. The application fee is $25. Credit requests must be made annually by Nov. 1.

Council is scheduled to hold a hearing for a proposed medical marijuana facility on March 12 at 7 p.m. in the township building. The resulting proposed ordinance would, if passed, provide zoning for a medical marijuana dispensary by special exception in C-2 and C-2 zoning districts along Routes 1, 202 and 322. As scheduled, Council would vote on whether to adopt the change during its April 2 meeting.

A similar hearing is scheduled that night for a medical marijuana grower/processor ordinance. That amendment would allow a grow site by special exception and regulate such a business.

Pennsylvania passed the Medical Marijuana Act in April 2016. In December 2018, the state authorized a dispensary and grow site for Concord Township. Municipalities are required to have zoning laws that accommodate all legal activities.

Council appointed Betty Alcorn to the Parks and Recreation Board for a term expiring March 2024.

Concord Township engineer Nate Cline said he received word from Pettinaro Construction that work on the Shops at Ridge Road could begin on a limited basis next week.

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About Rich Schwartzman

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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