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Plea possible in Moore case

Kennett Township residents who joined the virtual supervisors’ meeting Wednesday night heard several updates relating to the former township manager who allegedly embezzled more than $3.2 million. The Chester County District Attorney’s office could begin plea talks with Lisa Moore later this year, according to current Manager Eden Ratliff. Moore faces criminal ...

 
 

Kennett recoups $1 million

The Kennett Township manager announced Wednesday that the township has recovered roughly one-third of the money allegedly embezzled by Lisa Moore. In a press release issued about an hour and a half before the virtual supervisors’ meeting was scheduled to start, current township Manager Eden Ratliff said the township was paid $1 million from a surety bond that ...

 

Kennett Twp. to refinance open space loan

Kennett Township, through an independent financial advisor, will be pursuing proposals for a $6 million, 15-year loan that would refinance its current open space loan, offer a lower interest rate, and add new funds that could be used for future land acquisition. The supervisors, at their virtual meeting Wednesday, agreed to work with PFM Financial Advisors as the ...

 

Kennett Twp. prelim financial report in

Kennett Township residents can get an initial look at the township’s financial picture for 2020, thanks to a preliminary year-to-date financial report presented at Wednesday’s meeting. The report can be found on the township’s website in the June 3 board agenda. Township Finance Director Amy Heinrich said the report, which looks at things like the fund balances and ...

 

Tax, polling changes in Kennett Twp.

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some changes in Kennett Township with polling places and real estate tax deadlines. At Wednesday’s online meeting, the supervisors discussed the Kennett Township 3 polling place, normally held at the Kendal at Longwood community. But for the June 2 primary, it is being moved to Greenwood Elementary School “for the safety of the ...

 

Kennett supervisors plow on

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped Kennett Township from conducting business, despite stay-at-home orders that have been in place for more than 50 days. “We’re under extraordinary circumstances that changed the way we live and work,” supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff said at the supervisors’ virtual public meeting on May 6. The meeting was held over the online app ...

 

Kennett Twp. to sue Moore

Kennett Township supervisors will sue former township Manager Lisa Moore and her significant other to recoup some of the $3.2 million Moore is alleged to have embezzled. An April 30 press release announced the civil action against Moore and Brian Gore, the latter of whom received medical benefits from the township after Moore allegedly “created a phony marriage to ...

 

Moore waives hearing on theft charges

The former Kennett Township manager who allegedly embezzled more than $3 million from the township has waived her preliminary hearing. The hearing for Lisa Moore was scheduled for April 21 in district court. The waiver was submitted April 14 by Moore’s attorney, Julia Alexa Rogers, according to the Pennsylvania eDocket. The case now moves to the Chester County Court ...

 

Kennett Twp. still focusing on financial issues

Kennett Township supervisors voted Wednesday to purchase a new general ledger accounting system. In their first public meeting of the quarantine, held over the online meeting app Zoom, the supervisors unanimously voted to have township Manager Eden Ratliff sign a contract with Sage Intacct for the cloud-based accounting system. It will replace the Quickbooks system ...

 

Kennett BoS planning online meeting

Kennett Township supervisors will be holding an online public meeting on April 15. The logistics of how the public can virtually join that meeting, as well as offer comment on anything the supervisors discuss or vote upon, are still being worked out, Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff said in a digital update Wednesday. Those details will be sent out to township ...

 

Counties join forces in COVID fight

The Chester County Department of Health will coordinate COVID-19 response efforts in both Chester and Delaware counties going forward. “Delaware and Chester counties have a long history of working together and supporting each other,” Chester County Commissioners’ Chairwoman Marian Moskowitz said at a joint press conference Thursday in West Chester. “Chester County ...