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Kennett financial investigations continue

As dual investigations continue into suspicious transactions in financial accounts earlier this year, Kennett Township supervisors continue to take steps to improve the financial and administrative health of the township. Those steps include: Hiring a full-time financial/human resources director; Hiring a human resources consultant to help the township craft ...

 
 

Kennett mulling $1.5 million for sewers

Kennett Township’s supervisors are looking to spend some money on two sewer projects in the coming months. The first project, at a cost of about $530,000, has two different parts and will focus on repairing and replacing parts of the Rosedale Road sewer line. The second project, at a cost of about $1 million, will focus on extending the sewer main on Creek Road. ...

 

Kennett wants input on budget

Kennett Township supervisors will soon begin the budget process, and the new township manager wants to hear from residents about what they think the priorities should be. “The budget is a statement of the priorities of the township,” Eden Ratliff said at the Oct. 2 supervisors’ meeting, his first official one as township manager. “The priorities of the township ...

 

Review: Life is a ‘Cabaret’ in West Chester

The popular Broadway musical takes on new life in West Chester thanks to the Resident Theater Co. The show highlights the strong performing repertoire of the actors and musicians who bring the John Van Druten play to life. When you think of “Cabaret,” Liza Minelli and Joel Grey come to mind ... but only until you see RTC’s version. Adriana Millbrath and Jesse ...

 

Kennett honors police officers

Two Kennett Township police officers were recognized at the last Kennett Township supervisors’ meeting for “changing the course of people’s lives.” Township Police Chief Lydell Nolt commended Officers Miguel Juarez and Kevin Urbany for their actions in two separate incidents that both involved narcotics – one in which a life was saved from overdose, and another in ...

 

New manager in Kennett Township

Kennett Township Supervisors officially hired a new township manager on Wednesday. Eden R. Ratliff, currently the manager and chief administrative official of Greencastle Borough in Franklin County, Pa., will start Sept. 23. “Municipal management to me is personal, because local government impacts your personal life,” Ratliff told the audience at Wednesday’s ...

 

More changes to secure Kennett’s funds

In the latest move to improve financial security within the township, Kennett Township will use an outside payroll company instead of using Quickbooks to process employee payroll. At Wednesday’s meeting, the supervisors authorized interim township Manager Alison Rudolf to execute an agreement with The Payroll Factory, beginning in the fourth quarter, at a cost of no ...

 

Investigations continue in Kennett

Thursday will mark three months since the discovery of suspicious transactions in Kennett Township’s financial accounts. And in those three months, the supervisors — aided by the interim township manager and the Meyner Center at Lafayette College — continue to take steps to secure township finances, review policies and procedures, and hire a full-time township ...

 

Kennett Twp. makes changes

Kennett Township supervisors voted this week to switch the township’s financial accounts to a different bank and to make Supervisor Whitney Hoffman the new secretary/treasurer. These are the latest steps the supervisors have taken to further secure the township’s finances following the discovery of suspicious transactions in the township’s bank accounts and ...

 

Investigation continues into Kennett finances

A forensic accounting firm and the Chester County District Attorney’s office are almost finished collecting the records and documents they will need to analyze in their investigation into suspicious transactions in Kennett Township’s financial accounts. Meanwhile, the supervisors are continuing the search for a full-time township manager, posting an ad for the ...

 

Kennett Twp. hires interim manager

Kennett Township’s new interim manager will begin work Tuesday. The supervisors announced Friday that they have hired Alison Rudolf, a former township manager in Lower Moreland Township. They sent a notification to Kennett Township residents and businesses and posted it on the township website. “The hiring of Alison Rudolf, a professional with the highest integrity, ...