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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, ...

 

Kennett supervisors fire township manager

Kennett Township supervisors today announced they have fired Township Manager Lisa Moore. Moore, who was township manager since 2010 but had been with the township a lot longer, was first placed on paid administrative leave after the supervisors were notified by a financial institution April 25 of suspicious transactions in their bank accounts. According to an email ...

 

Questions unanswered in Kennett’s fiscal irregularities

Kennett Township supervisors continue working to resolve the current financial irregularities in the township’s bank accounts and prevent others from happening. And two separate investigations into the matter have begun. It’s still unknown how much money was involved and how long the irregularities were going on. Also still to be answered is how the suspicious ...

 

‘Suspicious transactions’ in Kennett Twp. bank account

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors posted a letter to its website Saturday about possible fraud in the township’s bank accounts. In the letter, Supervisors Scudder Stevens, Richard Leff, and Whitney Hoffman write that the bank’s fraud department notified them on April 25 that “they had found a number of suspicious transactions on township accounts.” The matter ...

 

Review: A good laugh at ‘Scoundrels’

If you liked the 1988 movie “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” make sure you check out the latest offering from Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester. Even if you aren’t familiar with the story – popularized in the film with Steve Martin and Michael Caine – the version of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” by Uptown’s Resident Theatre Company will make you a fan. ...

 

Kennett Township to discuss open space

Anyone interested in how Kennett Township develops and uses its open space in the future is urged to attend a public meeting March 20 where the most recent draft of the “Open Space, Trails, and Parks Master Plan and Needs Assessment” will be presented. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the township building. “Once completed, this study will be our tool,” said ...

 

Kennett Square opens talks on EMS services

A town hall meeting on EMS services last week was “the beginning of the conversation,” according to Kennett Borough Mayor Matt Fetick. It did not deal with the question of whether Kennett Fire Company’s ambulance service would continue to provide Basic Life Support services in Kennett Borough and part of Kennett Township, something officials and residents from both ...