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Former supervisor stole campaign signs

A former Kennett Township supervisor faces misdemeanor charges for stealing election campaign signs. A criminal complaint against Michael E. Elling, 87, was filed Oct. 10. According to an affidavit for probable cause, Elling was photographed taking signs belonging to the Richard Leff election campaign. Leff replaced Elling on the Board of Supervisors in 2013, ...

 
 

Kennett wants input on budget

Kennett Township supervisors will soon begin the budget process, and the new township manager wants to hear from residents about what they think the priorities should be. “The budget is a statement of the priorities of the township,” Eden Ratliff said at the Oct. 2 supervisors’ meeting, his first official one as township manager. “The priorities of the township ...

 

Loop road? Maybe next year

The final section of the loop road — the Hillman Drive extension — has felt for some to be more like a long and winding road. What was expected to be open more than a year ago still hasn’t gotten started. John Coyle, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Henderson Group — owner of the Chadds Ford Business Campus through which the road will run — told ...

 

Concord Ventures hearing closes

After more than two-plus years of discussion and controversy that included more than a year of often tedious testimony, the Concord Ventures PRD hearing has come to a close in Concord Township. Attorneys made closing comments Oct. 1 and council members are scheduled to vote on the matter on Oct.15. Concord Ventures is seeking tentative approval for a Planned ...

 

Concord considering plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night opened two ordinance hearings, one of which, if approved, would ban single-use plastic bags and straws in the township. The other would establish enforcement of stop signs. No action was taken on either measure. The stop sign ordinance hearing was opened and closed with a decision pending. The other hearing was continued with ...

 

Murphy: Communication is key

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Frank Murphy, running unopposed for re-election this year, said Saturday that communication is key for his approach as a supervisor. In a brief interview conducted during the Chadds Ford Republican Party luncheon, Murphy said one the lessons he’s learned during his first term in office  is that “People will understand the limits of ...

 

Hotel application goes to supervisors

It will be up to the Chadds Ford Township supervisors to approve or disapprove a proposed hotel on Route 202 when they meet next month. The township Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to recommend the supervisors deny the plan, but also voted to recommend almost two dozen conditions should the board approve the development. Planning commissions ae recommending ...

 

Remembering Janet Smith

Longtime residents of Chadds Ford Township lost a friend the other day when Janet Smith, a 38-year employee at the Sunoco station on Route 1 and Station Way Road died Tuesday, Sept. 10. She worked at the station for eight years with former owner Pete Ochmanowicz, then with new owner Jim Leader for another 30 years before she retired late in 2015. In an interview ...

 

Birmingham in brief

• Birmingham Township Supervisors, in a 2-0 vote, approved a two-lot subdivision for a 4.3-acre property owned by Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse and his wife Jennifer during the supervisors’ Sept. 9 meeting. The property will be split into two lots. No construction is planned on the site until the lots are sold, said Jennifer Boorse. Scott Boorse recused himself ...

 

Kennett honors police officers

Two Kennett Township police officers were recognized at the last Kennett Township supervisors’ meeting for “changing the course of people’s lives.” Township Police Chief Lydell Nolt commended Officers Miguel Juarez and Kevin Urbany for their actions in two separate incidents that both involved narcotics – one in which a life was saved from overdose, and another in ...

 

State police update CF supervisors

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police spoke at the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting Wednesday night, updating attendees on some crime statistics and on a July incident that may have racial overtones. Sgt. William C. Slaton, the Heritage Affairs commander out of Harrisburg, touched on the incident involving Rodney and Angela Gillespie who live on ...