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Tax increase possible in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors took no action on next year's budget, but there was a discussion on the possibility of raising one of the millage rates. The matter is expected to be discussed further during the next meeting planned for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17. Township Manager Maryann Furlong said Delaware County's reassessment is what is driving the concern. ...

 
 

No millage increase in Kennett

Kennett Township supervisors will not raise real estate taxes in their proposed 2021 budget, which will be advertised for approval next month following a unanimous vote at Wednesday’s meeting. The proposed budget, which will be voted on at the Dec. 16 supervisors’ meeting, does contain a local services tax (LST) of $52 for every person making over $12,000 who works ...

 

Outdoor dining extended in CF

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night voted unanimously to extend the outdoor dining permits for another 120 days. Supervisors began issuing the permits this spring to help restaurants that were forced to close due to Gov. Tom Wolf's pandemic response order. No extra fees are included in the extension unless the building inspector has to make a return ...

 

Marathon budget meeting in Kennett

Kennett Township staff spent almost five hours Thursday reviewing potential budget cuts and tax increases for an online audience that reached 89 people at one point. The four-hour, 55-minute meeting was the latest in a series of budget meetings since September. The township supervisors are slated to approve a preliminary budget at their Nov. 18 meeting. No decision ...

 

Budget on tap in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township supervisors will discuss possible tax increases at a special meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. After weeks of discussing expense requests for the 2021 budget, the supervisors will look at how to address funding shortfalls in the township. They had previously discussed implementing a local services tax and will discuss increasing real estate taxes as well. ...

 

Tax reduction in Concord budget

Property owners in Concord Township will be getting a break on their township property taxes if the proposed budget goes through as is. Instead of no tax increase, there will be a reduction in the millage rate by 45 percent. Township manager Amanda Serock said during a Nov. 10 budget hearing that the reduction is to offset any increase in property value based on ...

 

Morrone back on board in Concord

Former Delaware County Councilwoman and Concord Township Supervisor Colleen Morrone is back at the big table in Concord Township. On Wednesday night, Township Council appointed Morrone to replace Peter Pagano, who resigned from Council in October after serving for nine months. Council Vice President John Gillespie moved to appoint Morrone, saying he had previously ...

 

Birmingham adjusts proposed budget

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday night added another $6,000 to the proposed 2021 budget. The additional expense follows from a request from Good Fellowship Ambulance service. Chaz Brogan, of Good Fellowship, told the supervisors during their Nov. 2 Zoom meeting that Good Fellowship has a shortfall of $685,448 this year, mostly due to the pandemic. He said ...

 

Kennett ponders future of EMS

Kennett Township supervisors will not yet make a decision about the future of EMS delivery in the township. During a more-than 2.5-hour-long special meeting on Thursday, the supervisors voted 2-1 to table a decision for a month. But the discussion itself prompted comments at the Kennett Borough meeting Monday night from both a borough council representative on the ...

 

Kennett considering local services tax

Should Kennett Township have a local services tax? That is the question supervisors will discuss in the coming weeks after they voted 2-1 at their Oct. 21 meeting to advertise consideration of the tax as a way to offset proposed budget expenses in 2021. “We have a lot of requests and will not have enough revenue,” said Kennett Township Finance Director Amy Heinrich. ...

 

Special meeting in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township supervisors will hold a special budget meeting tonight —Thursday, Oct. 29, — to discuss fire and EMS funding. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Instructions on how to join the remote meeting can be found at the township website, Kennett.pa.us. Tonight’s meeting will continue a discussion that started at the supervisors’ Oct. 21 meeting. The Kennett Fire ...