New building planned for Greenwood Elementary

Plans for a new Greenwood Elementary School moved a step closer to reality after the Feb. 7 Kennett Township meeting. Township supervisors approved the conditional land development plan to build a new 105,000-square-foot building on the same property as the current school at 420 Greenwood Road. The township’s planning commission voted to recommend approval for the supervisors. Diane Hicks, Kennett Township’s director of planning and…

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Kennett embezzlement update

Kennett Township has recovered 82 percent of the money embezzled by the former township manager and will no longer try to recover additional funds. Lisa Moore, whose embezzlement of more than $3.2 million in township funds was discovered in 2019, will be responsible for paying the remainder through restitution, according to the township. Current Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff announced that at the Jan. 17…

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Gore settlement in Kennett Township

Kennett Township will recover an additional $56,000 in the embezzlement case involving the former township manager. The supervisors issued a statement Monday announcing that the township and Brian Gore, former township manager Lisa Moore’s significant other, reached a settlement “regarding potential claims arising out of Moore’s embezzlement of township funds. “Without admitting or conceding liability or wrongdoing, the parties have determined that it is in…

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Kennett Township manager resigns

The Kennett Township manager will resign on Feb. 1 to take a new position in Virginia, according to a press release sent out this morning. Eden Ratliff will be the deputy city manager for administration for the city of Charlottesville, Va. “Charlottesville is on a mission to sustain stability within its local government and as I join that effort, I know the experiences I have…

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New supervisor in Kennett

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors welcomed its newest member during the annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 2. Pat Muller, who was elected in November to fill Scudder Stevens’ seat, was sworn in and then addressed the residents and township staff in attendance. “I love Kennett Township, and I will continue the work to help find solutions to problems,” she said. Muller encouraged the township…

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Kennett Twp. plans budget

Kennett Township’s 2024 budget could include costs to insource larger public works projects. “This is a paradigm shift from what we’ve been,” Amy Heinrich, the township’s finance director and treasurer, said at the supervisors’ Sept. 20 meeting. Wednesday marked the first of several budget discussions through the rest of the year. The next meeting, on Oct. 4, will look at the operating budget, while the…

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Kennett Township plays ‘Name that stream’

If this was “Jeopardy,” someone in Kennett Township could choose “Name That Stream” for $50. That $50 is the application fee to name an unnamed stream in the township. It’s refundable if the name is rejected. The Kennett Township supervisors approved guidelines at Wednesday’s meeting allowing residents to “name heretofore unnamed naturally running year-round streams of water lying in whole or in part in their…

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Budget talks to begin in Kennett Twp.

The Kennett Township supervisors will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. and start looking at capital project priorities for the 2024 budget. The board, which meets on the first and third Wednesdays, canceled the Sept. 6 meeting out of an abundance of caution because the 13-day manhunt for escaped convict Danelo Cavalcante included parts of Kennett Township in the search perimeter. The supervisors will discuss the…

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Fire meetings in Kennett Twp.

There are two upcoming chances for area residents who want to know more about fire and EMS services and the associated costs to municipalities and taxpayers. The Kennett Fire & EMS Regional Commission will hold a special meeting at noon Aug. 31 to discuss the 2024 budget. It will be in-person at the Pocopson Township building, 664 S. Wawaset Road, and is open to the…

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New tourist signs in Kennett Twp.

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Image of new signs from a presentation by Susan Hamley of the Chester County tourism bureau.

Kennett Township supervisors gave the green light Wednesday to update five tourist signs in the township. The township will enter into an agreement with Chester County Tourism to create a “signing district” within the municipal borders and to replace the existing tourist-oriented directional signs, or wayfaring signs, with newer, more uniform ones. Susan Hamley, the executive director of Chester County Tourism (the conference and visitors…

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KACS getting new home

Kennett Township supervisors granted conditional use approval for Kennett Area Community Services to build a new facility. “It gives this small nonprofit, after 70 years in this community, a permanent home,” said KACS Executive Director Leah Reynolds. The new building, located along West Cypress Street in both Kennett and New Garden townships, would be 29,257 square feet and would allow KACS to become a food…

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