Kennett BoS approves easements

Kennett Township Supervisors approved conservation easements for three of the township’s park and recreation areas and a land management proposal for one of them.

At their June 2 meeting, the supervisors approved conservation easements for Spar Hill, Barkingfield Park, and Lord Howe. They also approved a proposal from The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for land management of the three parks.

At Lord Howe and Spar Hill, TLC will maintain the trails on the properties, manage the meadows, maintain the riparian buffer, and continue invasive management, according to the proposal. Total cost for TLC staff and volunteers and their work would be $26,000.

At Barkingfield Park, TLC would implement the Brandywine Conservancy Management Plan, help with projects and additional improvements, and assist with tree planting, among other things. That is estimated to cost $5,000, according to the proposal.

In other business

Township staff are looking at ways to boost online public participation once in-person meetings resume. “Our public participation with the community has really been very high” during the Zoom meetings, Ratliff said. “A lot of people have really enjoyed the Zoom meetings.” The township meeting room has audio capabilities that allow online participants to listen to the meetings but not interact. Ratliff said the township is looking at technological changes that can be made.

The supervisors held an executive session on May 20 to discuss personnel matters.

The supervisors approved the June 2 bill voucher, which included bills of $59,297.14 and transfers of $3,553.05. The monthly financial reports can be found on the township’s website at

About Monica Fragale

Monica Thompson Fragale is a freelance reporter who spent her life dreaming of being in the newspaper business. That dream came true after college when she started working at The Kennett Paper and, years later The Reporter newspaper in Lansdale and other dailies. She turned to non-profit work after her first daughter was born and spent the next 13 years in that field. But while you can take the girl out of journalism, you can’t take journalism out of the girl. Offers to freelance sparked the writing bug again started her fingers happily tapping away on the keyboard. Monica lives with her husband and two children in Kennett Square.



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