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School budget set for vote

There was no added discussion on the matter, but Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors were given a brief review of the 2019-2020 school year budget they’ll be voting on next week. District Business Manager Robert Cochran reviewed the budget proposal for the board, saying there were only minor modifications from the proposed final budget the board voted for ...

 
 

Investigation continues into Kennett finances

A forensic accounting firm and the Chester County District Attorney’s office are almost finished collecting the records and documents they will need to analyze in their investigation into suspicious transactions in Kennett Township’s financial accounts. Meanwhile, the supervisors are continuing the search for a full-time township manager, posting an ad for the ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

In a brief meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, Chadds Ford Township supervisors doled out some money and held a hearing to formally rescind a year-old zoning ordinance. • Supervisors Samantha Reiner and Noelle Barbone presented checks for $2,500 each to the Chadds Ford Historical Society and The Chris Sanderson Museum. They also had a check for the Chadds Ford ...

 

Zoning change OKs medical marijuana

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved changes to the township zoning code to accommodate medical marijuana dispensaries and medical marijuana grow facilities. The voting for each change was four yeses and one no. Abstaining were Council President Dominic Pileggi and Vice President John Gillespie. The lone no vote came from Tom Mahoney. Yes votes came from ...

 

Kennett Twp. hires interim manager

Kennett Township’s new interim manager will begin work Tuesday. The supervisors announced Friday that they have hired Alison Rudolf, a former township manager in Lower Moreland Township. They sent a notification to Kennett Township residents and businesses and posted it on the township website. “The hiring of Alison Rudolf, a professional with the highest integrity, ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night approved conditional use for a residential plan for properties in Heyburn Road. The 2-0 vote gave relief to Andrea Halko-Roberts who wants to build a new home and a barn. Approval was also given for a reverse subdivision on her three lots, 125, 127, and 129 Heyburn. • Supervisors approved steep slope relief for Eric ...

 

Intrigue, but no local surprises in primary

There’s an old sarcastic remark that goes: “What if you gave a party and nobody showed up?” The question for Tuesday’s primary election, at least early on, would have been: “What if you held an election and nobody showed up to vote?” Voter turnout yesterday started light and only slightly picked up through the day. Even in Concord Township with a contested GOP ...

 

Kennett supervisors fire township manager

Kennett Township supervisors today announced they have fired Township Manager Lisa Moore. Moore, who was township manager since 2010 but had been with the township a lot longer, was first placed on paid administrative leave after the supervisors were notified by a financial institution April 25 of suspicious transactions in their bank accounts. According to an email ...

 

Questions unanswered in Kennett’s fiscal irregularities

Kennett Township supervisors continue working to resolve the current financial irregularities in the township’s bank accounts and prevent others from happening. And two separate investigations into the matter have begun. It’s still unknown how much money was involved and how long the irregularities were going on. Also still to be answered is how the suspicious ...

 

Township manager on leave over finances

Kennett Township Supervisor Whitney Hoffman has confirmed that Lisa Moore, the township manager has been placed on administrative leave following the weekend announcement of financial irregularities. Hoffman could say little else other than the township’s forensic auditors, as well as the Chester County District Attorney’s office, are investigating the situation. ...

 

Canine ‘wedding’ benefitting PAWS

There is a certain link between humans and their animals that benefits both. Sometimes that relationship goes well beyond the routine. One such relationship is leading to a “wedding” between Frangelica Meloni and Shaggydog Stark. Frangelica Meloni is the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni. Frangelica has been a therapy dog for the past several years ...