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No vote on marijuana dispensary

Hearings on two proposed zoning amendments that would allow for medical marijuana facilities in Concord Township didn’t go very far Tuesday night. The major action taken by township council — aside from answering some questions from the public — was to authorize that the hearings be re-advertised. The amendments, if approved, would make room for a medical marijuana ...

 
 

Birmingham in brief

• Birmingham Township supervisors awarded the township’s 2019 road program to Innovative Construction Services. ICS was the lowest bidder of seven. The contract calls for spending $204,000. • The township also hired a new part-time police officer. William Behrndt will be paid $19 per hour during training. • The board made two other appointments Monday night. Christy ...

 

Wintry mix precipitation predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has issued the following weather statement for a wintry mix precipitation on Tuesday and gusty winds with snow showers/snow squalls are possible in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday: Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Precipitation may begin as a wintry mix before changing to rain on Tuesday Rain is expected to ...

 

School board gets an earful

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an earful from residents during the board’s first meeting of the year, a meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The residents told the board they don’t like how the district has been handling the long-range facilities plan. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, “The process has been open and transparent,” ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

 

Birmingham board checking with solicitor

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday made quick work of their monthly meeting for October. A light agenda had the board meeting for only 30 minutes. The township lost one of its police officers to another township and the board voted to hire a part-time replacement, Robert A. Dowd, at the training rate of $19 per hour. Supervisors also chose to talk with solicitor ...

 

Birmingham in brief: 2 hires, updated ordinance

Birmingham Township supervisors last night made two new hires for the township and updated the solicitation code. The first hire was a new police officer, Tyler Devoe. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse administered the oath of office during the Sept. 10 meeting. With Devoe’s training completed, his salary is $21 per hour. During training, he received $19 per hour. ...

 

Residents hear plan for trails, some oppose

Chadds Ford Township residents got a glimpse of a concept plan that could bring some passive recreation and a series of trails to the township. Sheila Fleming, of the Brandywine Conservancy, gave the Open Space Task Force presentation before the Aug. 29 Board of Supervisors’ workshop. “This is just the beginning of the conversation,” she said. The plan won’t be ...

 

Ed Wandersee, principled gentleman, dies at 84

Former school board president, a supervisor in two townships and chairman of the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board Ed Wandersee died Monday, Aug. 27 of congestive heart failure. In addition to government service, Wandersee was also a longtime active member and president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. He would have been 85 this coming Sept. 15. He is ...