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Roundabouts considered for Route 41

The S.A.V.E. organization held a webinar Tuesday night about roundabouts planned along Route 41. “Re-Imagining Route 41” featured Londonderry Township’s engineering consultant, Mark T. Johnson of MTJ Roundabout Engineering, and PennDOT District 6 consultant Bob Leonard, and included “a high-level concept design” of the highway from Route 926 to Route 7, according to ...

 
 

Kennett Twp. starts budget talks

Kennett Township supervisors have started their budget process and that means hearing budget requests. Included in the budget requests are new positions in public works, zoning, and police, and the creation of a police department scholarship program. Also included is a request to look at space and mold issues in the current township building. At their Sept. 16 ...

 

Kennett gets ‘Re-Kennected’

Area residents headed outside Saturday morning to get Re-Kennected with the walking and biking trails throughout the Kennett area. The “Get Re-Kennected Activity Trail” event went from 8 a.m. to noon on trails that are part of the Kennett Greenway. Under sunny skies, walkers, runners, bicyclists, and families could traverse the trails and check out about eight ...

 

Kennett Twp. cops: Obey the stop sign

Kennett Township police have a message for drivers who ignore the stop sign at Marshall Bridge and Kaolin roads. Prepare to be ticketed. “We’re going to be enforcing that, and you will be getting tickets,” Acting Police Chief Matt Gordon said at Wednesday’s supervisors’ meeting. “People have just decided it’s going to be a speedway, and it’s not.” Construction ...

 

Kennett Twp. looks for racist policies

The Kennett Township supervisors will consider a resolution at their meeting Wednesday to determine if any racist policies exist in the township, among other things. If approved, the resolution would create an advisory group to guide the supervisors about racial injustice, prompt a review of all township policies to ensure they are antiracist, allow for a closer ...

 

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 ...