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Kennett after Lisa Moore

Two years ago, the Kennett Township supervisors held a public meeting after the former township manager was charged with stealing more than $3.2 million from the municipality. On Dec. 7, the supervisors will again hold a public meeting about Lisa Moore, this time updating what has happened since. Moore pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to theft by deception, dealing in unlawful ...

 
 

Kennett Twp. eyes tax hike

Kennett Township supervisors are expected to decide Wednesday whether to include in next year’s budget a tax increase for future capital projects. The 0.2-mil increase would mean an average annual increase of $49 for residents, according to township Finance Director Amy Heinrich. (A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value.) The supervisors are scheduled to ...

 

New director for Kennett Library

The Kennett Library has a new director who is no stranger to library construction projects like the one Kennett has started. Christopher Manna begins Nov. 22, around the time that major site work on the new library building is set to begin. Kennett’s library construction will be the fourth he has been involved in over the last six years. “I love seeing the ...

 

‘Betrayal’ in Kennett Township

Betrayal and distrust were common themes in victim impact statements from current and former Kennett Township supervisors, a former township employee, and township residents. Victim impact letters, 13 in all, sent to Chester County Judge David F. Bortner all spoke of how former township Manager Lisa Moore, who embezzled $3.2 million in township funds, hurt and ...

 

Restitution begins in Moore case

The $1.27 million check from former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore — representing partial repayment of the $3.2 million she pleaded guilty to embezzling — has cleared the bank, supervisors reported last week. The supervisors are also planning a public meeting sometime after Moore’s 30-day appeal period ends to discuss the case further with their residents. ...

 

Kennett officially welcomes new cops

Colin Vanicolo and Jonathan DeLeon became the Kennett Township Police Department’s newest officers over the last 19 months, but COVID-19 prevented their families from watching them be sworn in. Their families got that chance on Sept. 15 during a special swearing-in ceremony, held outside the township building. The officers, according to Kennett Township Police Chief ...

 

Impact statements sought in Moore case

Kennett Township residents and businesses will have an opportunity to tell a judge how they were impacted by the former township manager allegedly embezzling $3.2 million from Kennett Township. Victim impact statements can be sent over email from now until Sept. 24 to Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge David F. Bortner, who is presiding over Lisa Moore’s ...

 

Guilty plea anticipated for Moore

Former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore is expected to plead guilty and be sentenced next month on charges she embezzled $3.2 million from Kennett Township. That announcement was made Wednesday night in an email that supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff sent out to the community after the supervisors’ meeting was canceled when the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed ...

 

Plea deal possible for Moore

Kennett Township supervisors reported Wednesday that the criminal case involving former township Manager Lisa Moore appears to be headed toward a plea agreement. Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff said Moore’s case – on charges she allegedly embezzled $3.2 million from the township – was called for trial on July 19 but continued until September after Moore’s attorney ...

 

Walters leaving Kennett Library

As the Kennett Library breaks ground on its new facility next month, its trustees will also be searching for a new executive director. Megan Walters, who has spent the last four years heading the library, recently submitted her resignation, according to a press release from the library’s board of trustees. She will remain at the Kennett Library until her tentative ...

 

In-person meetings back in Kennett Twp.

The Kennett Township supervisors will hold their first hybrid meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a shutdown of in-person meetings last year. The July 21 meeting will be held in-person but also feature an option for people to join remotely via the Zoom app, Kennett Manager Eden Ratliff said in a press release Wednesday. “We are working hard to ensure next ...