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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 ...

 
 

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 ...

 

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 — ...

 

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. ...

 

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 ...

 

Ballot dropbox now in Chadds Ford

Delaware County has put in a new ballot dropbox, this one in Chadds Ford Township. The box is located in the main entrance of the municipal building — Turner’s Mill, 10 Ring Road, at Ring Road and Route 1. The box is available for people to drop off their mail-in ballots between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. today through this Friday, Oct. 30, and again on Monday, Nov. 2. On ...

 

Delaware County finalizes 32 ballotbox locations

The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has finalized the list of 32 ballot drop box locations, located in municipalities across the county. Each of the 32 ballot drop boxes — including one in Concord Township — were open and accepting ballots from Delaware County residents as of Tuesday, Oct. 20. Concord’s dropbox is located at the Rachel Kohl Library, 687 ...

 

Chadds Ford faces lawsuit

Ridge Road Development has filed a lawsuit against Chadds Ford Township for what it claims is a “breach of obligation.” The suit claims that Chadds Ford failed to execute necessary documents so that Ridge Road could move forward with plans to build a shopping center at Route 202 and Ridge Road. Ridge Road Development L.P. is the division of Pettinaro Construction ...

 

Marijuana dispensary eyes Chadds Ford

What started as a simple discussion about a possible zoning text change turned into an hour-long conversation about marijuana. During that conversation, members of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission learned that a medical marijuana dispensary wants to open up in Springwater Plaza in Chadds Ford. The exchange happened during the commission's Oct. 14 meeting. ...

 

Supervisors nix burn amendment

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors Wednesday night voted down an amendment to the township's burn ordinance after realizing they didn't know why it came before them. Part of the problem, according to Supervisors' Chairman Frank Murphy, was the wording. He was referring to parts of the ordinance that required a permit every time a resident wanted to burn lawn waste and ...

 

Kennett Twp. cops: Obey the stop sign

Kennett Township police have a message for drivers who ignore the stop sign at Marshall Bridge and Kaolin roads. Prepare to be ticketed. “We’re going to be enforcing that, and you will be getting tickets,” Acting Police Chief Matt Gordon said at Wednesday’s supervisors’ meeting. “People have just decided it’s going to be a speedway, and it’s not.” Construction ...