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Hotels, villages and sewers

Wednesday night’s Planning Commission meeting in Chadds Ford started with one group of residents saying they don’t want a hotel in their backyard. It then morphed into commission members getting into a philosophical discussion about what constitutes a village. The first part dealt with a land development application for a Fairfield Inn hotel proposed for Brandywine ...

 
 

School district appeals right-to-know decision

In the opinion of Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is trying to emasculate Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. School board directors Monday night voted to appeal a decision of the Office of Open Records that partially upheld a right-to-know request Stookey filed this past summer. That request was for documents pertaining to a ...

 

Concord passes budget

Concord Township has its budget set for 2019. It anticipates $4 million in revenue and expenditures with no tax increase. Taxes remain what they were for this year at 0.981 mils for those with property in fire hydrant areas and 0.848 mils for properties outside a hydrant district. (A mil is a tax of $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value.) The spending plan passed by ...

 

PSP Sobriety checkpoint

The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint November 21 through November 25, 2018. A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein the Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired ...

 

Barn Shops open holiday season

The holiday season got underway Saturday night at the Barn Shops in Chadds Ford Township. It was a party atmosphere with live music and people sitting around fire pits in the front parking lot. Santa was visiting and taking Christmas toy requests at Chrome Hair Salon and there was food from Chadds Café. Green Meadows Florist and Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery stayed ...

 

Concord readies 2019 budget

Concord Township is ready to rock its 2019 budget with no tax increase. The township also has a general fund balance of $10 million which prompted Councilman Josh Twersky to propose a tax decrease. Twersky noted during the discussion that the surplus has increased $6 million since the $4 million in 2008. He suggested the decrease saying, “The people of Concord ...

 

Agave to get liquor license

Agave restaurant in Chadds Ford will soon be able to sell liquor. The restaurant, at 1620 Baltimore Pike in the strip mall where the U.S. Post Office is located, currently is BYOB but township supervisors last night approved a liquor license transfer from Ridley Township. Restaurant co-owner Chris Medina and Agave General Manager Rory Hirst testified that there would ...

 

Marker planned for historic schoolhouse

Pocopson Township supervisors will include money in the 2019 budget to purchase an historic marker for the Locust Grove Schoolhouse when it is dedicated next year. At last week’s meeting, the supervisors voted unanimously to amend next year’s budget to add the $3,200 needed to buy the marker. Funds to purchase the marker were included in this year’s budget but not ...

 

Pocopson considers Barnard House options

Pocopson residents got their first look Tuesday night at possible plans for the historic Barnard House and the Denton Hollow Road administration building. A decision on which plan the supervisors will approve is not expected until later this year. Neither plan would result in a tax increase for residents over the next two years, Pocopson Treasurer Peggy Lennon told ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

• If a proposed budget for next year matches the preliminary budget that was discussed on Oct. 24, Chadds Ford Township property owners won’t be hit with any tax increase. That preliminary budget, discussed at last night’s workshop, anticipates $1.1 million in revenues and expenses. That’s a 6.99 percent increase over this year’s, but taxes will remain as they are ...

 

Tow-away planned for Pennsbury

Motorists visiting friends in Pennsbury Township are advised to take care where they park their vehicles. An updated parking ordinance will now authorize vehicles to be towed if parked illegally. Township supervisors passed the update during their Oct. 17 meeting. The newly amended parking code is aimed at drivers who park on streets where such parking is already ...