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Kennett to announce new manager

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors will introduce the new Township Manager during their regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Kennett Township residents are invited to attend the meeting where the new Township Manager will be introduced and officially hired. The start date for the new manager has been set for late ...

 
 

Mapping manholes and historic sites

Chadds Ford Township supervisors received an update on a mapping project that pinpoints historic sites, manholes and storm sewers in the township. The work is the project of Jonathan Sharp, a Chadds Ford resident doing an internship for the township. Sharp made his presentation during the Aug. 14 supervisors’ meeting. He said he’s using GIS, or Graphic Information ...

 

Dogs marry at Rose Tree Park

What began as a joke turned into a canine wedding that raised, as of the wedding morning, more than $5,000 for PAWS for People. The “wedding” was between Frangelica Meloni, the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni, and Shaggydog Stark, the four-legged son of Ashley Kennedy, of Delaware. Earlier this year, Kennedy received her doctorate in entomology ...

 

More changes to secure Kennett’s funds

In the latest move to improve financial security within the township, Kennett Township will use an outside payroll company instead of using Quickbooks to process employee payroll. At Wednesday’s meeting, the supervisors authorized interim township Manager Alison Rudolf to execute an agreement with The Payroll Factory, beginning in the fourth quarter, at a cost of no ...

 

Concord to consider plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night authorized advertising a hearing for an ordinance that could lead to the township banning plastic bags and straws. No date for the has yet been set. Councilman John Gillespie is pushing for the ban and said he wants Concord to follow West Chester’s lead to implement the ban despite state law which says such a ban is not allowed ...

 

King tops in Milwaukee

Lumberjack competitions are the tops for Chadds Ford’s Martha King and she came out on top of a national competition this weekend in Milwaukee, Wisc. She took first place in the Stihl Timber Sports National Championship. King, 30, has a Bachelor of Science degree in animal sciences, with minors in wildlife and fisheries science and forest science, but spends most of ...

 

Supervisors OK steep slope relief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night granted conditional use approval for relief from building in a steep slope. The approval is for the Tulloch property at 101 Bullock Road. The driveway needs to be repaired but is in a steep slope area. Supervisors granted approval last September but the work wasn’t done by the specified deadline of May 31 this year. ...

 

Investigations continue in Kennett

Thursday will mark three months since the discovery of suspicious transactions in Kennett Township’s financial accounts. And in those three months, the supervisors — aided by the interim township manager and the Meyner Center at Lafayette College — continue to take steps to secure township finances, review policies and procedures, and hire a full-time township ...

 

Heat warning Wednesday through Sunday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values will be up to 110 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will occur during the daytime, especially on Saturday. However, given how hot and ...

 

Board holds off on use decision

When Chadds Ford Township supervisors granted Linda Tulloch conditional use relief to fix the driveway at 101 Bullock Road last September, they gave her until May 31. Tulloch did not meet the deadline but the driveway still needs repair and that conditional use relief needs to be granted again. The driveway serves four lots but is not up to code and needs to be ...

 

Sewer obstruction in Birmingham

A sewer line along Route 202 in Birmingham Township is partly obstructed and supervisors want to fix it as soon as possible. To that end, supervisors voted 3-0 Monday night to spend up to $64,000 for the repair project. Former Supervisor Bill Kirkpatrick, who’s now on the sewer authority, said the obstruction is between two manholes between the Acura dealership on ...