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Updated polling locations for Concord Twp.

Concord Township will have several precincts with a change in polling location for the June 2 primary election. • Precinct 1 (West Precinct), which usually votes at Darlington Arts Center, will vote at Garnet Valley Middle School, 601 Smithbridge Road. • Precinct 9 (South East Precinct), which usually votes at Garnet Valley High School, will vote at the former ...

 
 

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 ...

 

Concord opposes sale of CWA

During a short May 12 meeting, Concord Township Council passed a resolution opposing the sale of Chester Water Authority and announced that the township building would reopen with safety restrictions on May 18. Council also agreed to send a letter to state and county officials to get a plan together so that businesses in Concord Township can reopen. On March 19, Gov. ...

 

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 ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

Chadds Ford Township voters will not be voting at Calvary Chapel for the June 2 primary election because of COVID-19. Township Supervisors' Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said Delaware County is actively looking for a new facility for the primary. She later said it was only for the June 2 election and that Calvary is willing to be the township's polling place for the ...

 

Kennett Twp. to sue Moore

Kennett Township supervisors will sue former township Manager Lisa Moore and her significant other to recoup some of the $3.2 million Moore is alleged to have embezzled. An April 30 press release announced the civil action against Moore and Brian Gore, the latter of whom received medical benefits from the township after Moore allegedly “created a phony marriage to ...

 

Late tax penalties waived for 2020

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night voted to eliminate the penalty period for 2020 township taxes as long as property owners pay by the end of this calendar year. Supervisors Chairman Frank Murphy said during the April 29 workshop — held via Zoom — that the decision was based on the emergency declarations made because of the Coronavirus pandemic and ...

 

Chadds Ford meeting online

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will conduct their April 29 workshop via Zoom webinar beginning at 7 p.m. To register in advance, go here. Once registered, people will get a confirmation email with information on how to log into the session. Contact township Manager Maryann Furlong at 610—399-8800, ext. 104, or at mgr@chaddsfordpa.gov if there are problems. For copy ...

 

Budget talks go on despite pandemic

Some things need to be addressed regardless of a pandemic. One such matter is the 2020-2021 budget for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Despite uncertainties about the budget because of COVID-19, the board is still expected to vote on the spending bill in June. A budget hearing is scheduled for May 4. In November, before the pandemic struck and shut down ...

 

Grace Tailoring making masks

She started to make masks for her family, then other families. Now Grace Lee, of Grace Tailoring in Chadds Ford, is selling the face masks at her shop. The masks, which sell for $10, are made of cotton, are washable, have nose wires, and a pocket for inserting a filter. According to Angie Lee, Grace Lee's daughter, her mother started making the masks last Thursday, ...

 

Kennett Twp. still focusing on financial issues

Kennett Township supervisors voted Wednesday to purchase a new general ledger accounting system. In their first public meeting of the quarantine, held over the online meeting app Zoom, the supervisors unanimously voted to have township Manager Eden Ratliff sign a contract with Sage Intacct for the cloud-based accounting system. It will replace the Quickbooks system ...