Polling place changed in Kennett

Meetings and polling places usually held at the Kennett Township building will be held elsewhere while remediation and repair work continues in the township’s meeting room.

Kennett Township residents who normally vote in elections at the township building will instead vote at Bethany Presbyterian at 316 Kennett Pike, according to a press release. Election Day in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

“On Oct. 6, the Chester County Board of Elections voted upon a request to change voting locations from the Kennett Township building to Bethany Presbyterian,” the press release said.

Additionally, all meetings in November will continue to be held at the New Garden Township meeting. Wednesday’s meeting was held there, and the Nov. 19 supervisors’ meeting is slated to be held there as well.

The Aug. 17 meeting was held at the East Marlborough Township building and September’s meetings were held at New Garden.

The Aug. 17 supervisors’ meeting was held at East Marlborough Township’s municipal building, and meetings in September and October have been held at the New Garden Township building on Starr Road.

“In August mold growth was discovered on the carpet and tables in the meeting room,” according to a policy briefing by Denise Serino with the township’s Finance and HR Department. “Humidity level testing was performed, and two walls had high levels. Mold N More came out to perform mold testing on all three floors as well as air sampling. The results showed that the lower level was impacted only.”

The township has contracted with Tucks Waterproofing of Coatesville to remediate the mold and waterproof the lower level of the township building.

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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