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Planning marijuana ordinances

Medical marijuana dispensaries won't be opening up in Chadds Ford Township anytime soon, but they eventually will, and one is already considering coming to town. So, the township Planning Commission is now preparing ordinances to control where they may open and how they must operate. Medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania, and the state requires municipalities to ...

 
 

Kennett votes Longwood as primary EMS

The Kennett Township supervisors will not change their decision to designate Longwood Fire Company as the township’s primary EMS provider for the majority of 2021. The board had voted 2-1 in December to have Longwood provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) to the entire township as of March 1, unless the supervisors adopted a proposal that ...

 

Mercedes gets conditional use OK

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night granted conditional use approval for an in-law suite on Atwater Road, and for a Mercedes Benz dealership between Route 202 and Oakland Road. Supervisors also gave preliminary land approval to the dealership — Mercedes Benz of West Chester — and approved a zoning map change the dealership had requested. The conditional ...

 

Concord reaffirms surgical center

Concord Township Council Tuesday night reaffirmed its approval for a joint replacement surgical center on Route 202 near Watkin Avenue. Astoria Healthcare applied for — and was approved — for the facility that includes the option for patients to stay at the center for up to 48 hours after surgery to help with recovery. Council Vice President John Gillespie said the ...

 

Car dealers and musical chairs

It's a bit like musical chairs for several Piazza Auto Group dealerships. Adam Brower, representing the Piazza group, asked Birmingham Township supervisors Monday night for a waiver from land development requirements regarding Piazza Acura's need to expand its showroom. Supervisors declined the waiver, saying they want the township engineer to review plans for the ...

 

Cannabis ordinances brewing

Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission members are likely to start considering ordinances regarding marijuana businesses in 2021. The subject came up in general conversation following the reorganization portion of the commission’s Jan. 13 meeting. Commission member Timotha Trigg said he wanted the commission to begin work on an ordinance — or a series of rules — ...

 

Concord gets new council member

In a special meeting of Concord Township Council today, members voted to appoint Vinita Deshmukh to fill the vacancy left by Michael Harding. Harding resigned from Council in early December, the second resignation in the fall of 2020. Peter Pagano resigned in October. In a Facebook statement, the township said, “Township Council is excited to appoint Ms. Deshmukh. ...

 

Hearing continued; councilman resigns

Concord Township Council members Tuesday night continued their hearing on a proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance. Only six members of Council were present. After the group voted for the continuance, Council President Dominic Pileggi announced that Michael Harding had resigned. No reasons were cited. Harding is the second person to resign from the board this year. ...

 

Kennett BoS to consider 2021 budget

Kennett Township supervisors are expected to vote on the 2021 budget Wednesday. If approved, township residents will not face a real estate tax increase in 2021, although there will likely be one in the future, according to township staff. The meeting will be held over the Zoom app beginning at 7 p.m. Instructions to join can be found at Kennett.pa.us. In a special ...

 

Special hearing in Concord

Concord Township Council will hold a special hearing to consider enacting a proposed Property Maintenance Code Ordinance on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The code provisions include all properties, residential, and nonresidential. The proposal includes “a variety of requirements for the exterior property areas as well as the interior and exterior elements of the ...

 

Ceasefire between Concord and Pulte

Litigation between Concord Township and Pulte Homes is over. Township Council agreed Tuesday night to accept the recommendation of township solicitor Hugh Donaghue to end the legal wrangling of the proposed development along Route 202 south of Whole Foods. The vote was 6-1, with Councilmember Tom Mahoney casting the lone no vote. At issue was the proposed development ...