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Budget talk time in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township Manager Maryann Furlong gave a brief overview of the proposed 2020 budget, and taxes are holding steady. Furlong said during the Nov. 6 Board of Supervisors meeting that the township property tax rate represents 3 percent of a Chadds Ford resident’s property tax dollar. Another 19 percent goes to Delaware County while the remaining 78 percent ...

 
 

Chadds Ford in brief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will hold a conditional use hearing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 for a proposed hotel along Route 202. The proposed site is on the Brandywine Summit property north of Keystone Plaza and south of the Residences at Chadds Ford. Also during the Nov. 6 meeting, supervisors anticipate reviewing the township’s draft budget for 2020. Township Manager ...

 

Bethel Road closed

Concord Township reported that Bethel Road is closed today, Thursday, Oct. 17. In an email, the township said “High winds have brought down trees and power lines on Bethel Road. As a result, Bethel Road — between Running Spring and Featherbed roads — will be closed for most of the day.

 

Fire puts community’s neediest at risk

A malfunction in a freezer at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 sparked a fire at the Kennett Food Cupboard. The damage from fire, soot and smoke forced Kennett Area Community Service, who runs the cupboard, to throw out half of their current inventory and close their doors. "We hope to open in 7-10 days,” said Leah Reynolds, executive director of KACS. The cupboard ...

 

Concord nixes Concord Ventures

The vote was unanimous and the applause strong Tuesday evening when Concord Township Council denied the PRD application of Concord Ventures. Had the application been approved — along with required future land development plans — 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartments in three five-story buildings could have built off of Watkin Avenue near southbound Route ...

 

Loop road? Maybe next year

The final section of the loop road — the Hillman Drive extension — has felt for some to be more like a long and winding road. What was expected to be open more than a year ago still hasn’t gotten started. John Coyle, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Henderson Group — owner of the Chadds Ford Business Campus through which the road will run — told ...

 

Concord Ventures hearing closes

After more than two-plus years of discussion and controversy that included more than a year of often tedious testimony, the Concord Ventures PRD hearing has come to a close in Concord Township. Attorneys made closing comments Oct. 1 and council members are scheduled to vote on the matter on Oct.15. Concord Ventures is seeking tentative approval for a Planned ...

 

Concord considering plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night opened two ordinance hearings, one of which, if approved, would ban single-use plastic bags and straws in the township. The other would establish enforcement of stop signs. No action was taken on either measure. The stop sign ordinance hearing was opened and closed with a decision pending. The other hearing was continued with ...

 

Murphy: Communication is key

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Frank Murphy, running unopposed for re-election this year, said Saturday that communication is key for his approach as a supervisor. In a brief interview conducted during the Chadds Ford Republican Party luncheon, Murphy said one the lessons he’s learned during his first term in office  is that “People will understand the limits of ...

 

Hotel application goes to supervisors

It will be up to the Chadds Ford Township supervisors to approve or disapprove a proposed hotel on Route 202 when they meet next month. The township Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to recommend the supervisors deny the plan, but also voted to recommend almost two dozen conditions should the board approve the development. Planning commissions ae recommending ...

 

Remembering Janet Smith

Longtime residents of Chadds Ford Township lost a friend the other day when Janet Smith, a 38-year employee at the Sunoco station on Route 1 and Station Way Road died Tuesday, Sept. 10. She worked at the station for eight years with former owner Pete Ochmanowicz, then with new owner Jim Leader for another 30 years before she retired late in 2015. In an interview ...