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Chadds Ford in Brief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors accepted the resignation of Joe Pileggi as township auditor and appointed Ben Simon as his replacement. The move came during the Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 1 meeting. Simon will serve through 2023. Also at the meeting, the board announced they’re looking for a new roadmaster to replace Dennis Henry who’s held the position for four ...

 
 

More public comment allowed

Kennett Township residents will now have two dedicated public comment periods at the supervisors’ meetings this year. There will be a public comment period only on agenda items at the start of the meeting, and a general public comment period at the end of the meeting, supervisors’ Chairman Geoff Gamble said at the Jan. 18 meeting. Agenda comments will be limited to ...

 

Open space site needs volunteers

North American Land Trust is seeking community volunteers to help plant trees, make improvements, and monitor wildlife at its Brinton Run Preserve, which NALT opened to the public in the spring of 2022. NALT bought the Chadds Ford property in 2021 after a previously approved residential development plan fell through. NALT  will protect the land from development ...

 

Supervisor won’t run again

Kennett Township Supervisor Scudder Stevens will not be running for re-election. Stevens made the announcement at the Jan. 18 supervisors’ meeting after reading a statement that highlighted his last 12 years on the board. “I’ve taken this time to make this statement for what has occurred in the past 12 years,” he said. “I’ve done this, in part, as a preamble to ...

 

Supervisors updated on library

An informal presentation for the Rachel Kohl Library turned into a discussion on taxes at Wednesday night’s Chadds Ford supervisors’ meeting. Jen Panaro, the library’s treasurer, and the board member from Chadds Ford Township, filled in for Executive Director Susan Sternberg and said the library received a $200,000 bequest about a year-and-a-half ago and is applying ...

 

Traffic cameras in CF?

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are trying to decide whether to partner with Concord Township for a license plate reading camera system at the intersections of Routes 1 and 202. A least, that was their understanding as of a Jan. 3 request. Shawn Petty of Platelogiq gave a brief presentation to the board during Tuesday night’s reorganization and regular monthly ...

 

Kennett Twp. sets priorities

Strategic regionalization and a review of township committees are two of the priorities of the new chairman of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Geoffrey Gamble became the chairman at the annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, and Richard Leff the vice chairman in 2023. Supervisor Scudder Stevens was absent due to a recent surgery. In a statement he read at ...

 

Reopening of Kennett meeting room soon

The Kennett supervisors could begin meeting again in the township building by March. The supervisors have held meetings at neighboring municipal buildings for months while work is being done to remediate a mold problem in the public meeting room. On Wednesday they met in the new Kennett Borough building; in previous months they met at the New Garden Township ...

 

Kennett Twp. raises taxes

Kennett Township supervisors approved the 2023 budgets Wednesday night, with a half-mill tax increase to help pay for increasing emergency and police service costs. The 0.5-mill increase will mean the average taxpayer in Kennett, with a property worth $624,000 and assessed at $246,871, would pay an extra $123 each year in township taxes, according to Kennett Finance ...

 

Hank’s plan OK’d

It was two thumbs up for Hank’s Place as Chadds Ford Township supervisors granted approval Thursday for both the land development plan and the conditional use for the restaurant’s rebuild. Owners Anthony and Katie Young weren’t yet sure what or when their next move would be, but it will include the demolition of the current building that was destroyed in the Sept. 1, ...

 

New open space in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township supervisors voted Wednesday to approve the township’s newest open space acquisition. The township will purchase about 23 acres at 421 Burnt Mill Road for $925,669.22 and designate the land for open space. The supervisors accomplished that by unanimously approving two resolutions at Wednesday’s meeting: Resolution 2022-21 designates the land for open ...