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UCF prepares to pass budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will be voting on the 2018-2019 academic year budget when they meet next week. The board will be voting on a plan calling for $87.1 million in spending and revenue with tax increases The proposed budget includes a weighted average tax increase 1.56 percent: 0.35 percent increase for Chester County property owners and 6.43 ...

 
 

Board tables ‘Life Safety’ ordinance

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night tabled a decision on enacting Ordinance 155, termed Life Safety. The proposal would authorize the township fire marshal to enter rental residential properties to inspect for fire code violations. The fire marshal already inspects commercial properties. During a brief hearing before the start of the regular June ...

 

Pettinaro, Concord to discuss construction plans

Pettinaro Construction Co., Concord Township and PennDOT are scheduled to have a pre-construction meeting Monday, June 4 to discuss some of the details involved with the planned shopping center on Ridge Road at Route 202. Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider and Township Manager Matt DiFilippo will be attending. The shopping center has been a point of concern ...

 

Wonderland PRD gets approved

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Tuesday gave final approval for a proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road. The PRD, known as Wonderland Farms, calls for 22 new single-family homes on the west side of Oakland Road and 12 twin units on the east side. Harrier LLC, a Grace family business entity, is the developer. The development is just south of ...

 

Andrew to face Barrar in November

If the unofficial vote totals hold, Democrat Anton Andrew will challenge incumbent Republican Steve Barrar for the state’s 160 Legislative District House seat in November. Barrar ran unopposed in the Republican primary, garnering 3,375 votes in Delaware County and 1,001 in Chester County. The Democratic Party primary was contested with Andrew endorsed by the Kennett ...

 

Testimony by the numbers in Concord

It was testimony by the numbers during the May 8 hearing in Concord Township for Concord Ventures, a proposed planned residential development near Watkin Avenue and Route 202. The proposal is to build 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartment units in three five-story buildings on 49 acres of a 64-acre property. For nearly two hours, attorney Marc Kaplin, ...

 

School budget tax increase planned

It’s number crunching time again for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Board members held a budget hearing Monday night on a proposed $87 million budget that calls for a tax increase of more than 6 percent for Chadds Ford Township property owners. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said; the budget "meets the needs of the students in a fiscally ...

 

Pocopson issues statement on gun safety

The Pocopson supervisors issued a statement on gun safety at their April meeting in response to a request from a Pennsylvania congressional candidate to adopt a resolution on the issue. Anton Andrew, one of two Democratic candidates for the 160th Pennsylvania House seat, came to the March supervisors’ meeting with a draft resolution. Gun control is one of the issues ...

 

Wonderland decision still pending

For those wondering when Chadds Ford Township supervisors will decide on whether to approve the proposed Wonderland Farms development, the clock is ticking. Supervisors have until May 16 to make that decision unless the applicant grants an extension. The proposed planned residential development has been discussed in the township since 2016 and supervisors granted ...

 

Pocopson board hear more on Barnard House

A descendant of the Barnard family asked the Pocopson Township supervisors to consider turning the historic Barnard House into a Quaker Heritage Center. Loraine Lucas read a letter at Monday’s meeting on behalf of the Barnard family’s relatives and friends, asking that it be considered one of the options in the feasibility study currently underway by GKO Architects. ...

 

Park service gives $642K to protect battlefield

The National Park Service today announced a $642,970 grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program to help protect 13.2 acres of a Revolutionary War battlefield in Pennsylvania threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. The grant will preserve a portion of the Brandywine Battlefield, site of a pivotal battle that resulted in a ...