Chadds Ford in brief

• Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors Wednesday night held a hearing and approved an updated SALDO (subdivision and land development) ordinance. According to Supervisors’ Vice Chair Timotha Trigg, the amended ordinance repeals and replaces Chapter 110 of the original SALDO dated 1985. Township solicitor Mike Maddren said it was simply “a restatement of our entire SALDO.” Mike Schneider, the township engineer, said the 71-page…

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CF supports land purchase

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night voted to contribute $250,000 to the North American Land Trust’s grant application to buy 1597 Baltimore Pike. Supervisors’ Chairman Samantha Reiner said the money would come from Open Space funds, something the Open Space Committee approved. The property is the former home of N.C. Wyeth and, most recently, the Camp family. The Camps sold the property to developer Wayne…

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Ida, an ‘800-year storm’

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Brandywine Conservancy’s Director Of Community Services Grant DeCosta addresses Chadds Ford Township residents during a presentation of the flood study project spawned by the effects of Hurricane Ida.

The Brandywine Conservancy and its partners are taking their flood study meetings on the road. The first stop was in Chadds Ford Township this week. Grant DeCosta, the conservancy’s director of community services, conducted the session as he did a larger meeting at the conservancy last month. This week’s meeting focused on reminding Chadds Ford residents what the conservancy and its partners are doing to…

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Tavern wants more parking

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Owners of The Chadds Ford Tavern are looking to add more parking for patrons.

It’s only in the sketch plan phase, but the Chadds Ford Tavern could get more parking if the plan moves forward to fruition. The idea presented to the township Planning Commission Wednesday night is for the restaurant to buy the 22-acre parcel just east of the tavern, and use that for more parking, stormwater management, and a new home for restaurateur Phil Ferro and his…

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Goodier appointed new supervisor

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Kathleen Goodier, left, takes the oath of office to become the new supervisor in Chadds Ford Township. Judge Wendy Roberts administers the oath while township tax collector Valerie Hoxter holds the Bible.

Kathleen Goodier, a long-time Chadds Ford Township resident and volunteer, became the township’s new supervisor Wednesday night. Supervisors Samantha Reiner and Timotha Trigg voted her in to replace Frank Murphy who died on Jan. 31. Goodier has been on the Open Space Committee and most recently served on the Planning Commission. She will serve through 2025, which would have been the expiration of Murphy’s six-year…

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Hank’s rebuild continues

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Weather events slow the rebuild of Hank's Place.

UPDATE BELOW It might not look like much has been accomplished so far, but work is continuing on the rebuild of Hank’s Place at Route 1 and Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township. Several rainstorms flooded the area and there were at least two snow events that caused delays. However, crews said Monday that it will be about another one-and-a-half to two months before the…

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Board honors Murphy

It was a short and somber Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night as the board paid tribute to former Supervisor Frank Murphy, who died last week. There was a moment of silence in his honor, followed by township solicitor Mike Maddren reading a formal statement. He read, in part: "The Township's accomplishments under Frank's leadership are too many to list here.  Frank was most proud…

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Frank Murphy, CF supervisor dies

(This post had been accidentally removed for as yet unknown reasons. It's now reposted.) Frank Murphy, Chadds Ford Township supervisor since 2014 has died. Word came via text from fellow supervisor Samantha Reiner. Murphy had been battling cancer for the last three years. He is survived by his wife Anna-Marie and two daughters, Natalie and Juliana. Murphy had two degrees, one in engineering and another…

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Another storm, another flood

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Don’t try to drive through standing water. These cars got stranded on Route 1 just west of the intersection with Creek Road.

For the second time in less than a month, rains caused the Brandywine Creek to spill its banks along Route 1 in Chadds Ford early Wednesday morning. Four cars became stranded in the flooded roadway. Heavy winds knocked out power in parts of Chester and Delaware counties between 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, but the creek didn’t flood the roadway until a little…

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From art to government

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Lacey Faber is the new Chadds Ford Township manager. Her official start date was Dec. 1. She was previously the assistant manager in Edgmont Township.

Life is rarely a straight line. Life’s path meanders with unexpected turns. And that’s what happened for Lacey Faber. Faber, the new township manager for Chadds Ford, earned a degree in fine art and art therapy. She took a volunteer position with a youth group, was a counselor, and was on the board of directors. But she wanted to do more. “I wanted to elevate…

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Chadds Ford reorganizes

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Timotha Trigg takes the oath of office before assuming her role as a supervisor in Chadds Ford Township. Administering the oath is Judge Wendy Roberts; holding the Bible is Trigg’s husband Jon.

Chadds Ford Township now has a new supervisor. Timotha Trigg was sworn into office during the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2. She replaces Noelle Barbone who chose not to run for reelection last year. Trigg will serve a six-year term. She had been on the Planning Commission, but she officially resigned from that commission, and supervisors appointed Carolyn Daniels to replace her. Daniels…

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