Local News Chadds Ford

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 ...

 
 

Village map under consideration

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night opened and continued a hearing into the adoption of an official map that would delimit the village area of the township. According to Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy, the township can apply and enforce the V–Village zoning district supervisors approved in July of last year once an official map is adopted. The map ...

 

Concord in brief: sewer credits and marijuana

• Concord Township is offering a credit for residential and commercial sewer customers for water used for filling swimming pools or metered irrigation systems. Council voted on the change during its March 5 meeting. The credit is for each gallon of water used— gallon per gallon — but not discharged into the sewer system. Previous billing was for water used, even if ...

 

Fire under investigation

UPDATE BELOW The cause of a Friday morning fire on Marshall Road in Chadds Ford Township is under investigation. The blaze was in a white building at 2 Marshall Road, across from David Dodge on the corner of Marshall and Route 202. While neither the Concordville Fire Co. nor state police have released any information other than to say the call was received at 11:24 ...

 

Painters Folly and historic recognition

Painters Folly, the home Samuel Painter built in 1857 on Route 1 in Chadds Ford could wind up on the National Register of Historic Places. According to Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy, the home on four acres is one step away. Overseeing the application has been Township Secretary Maryann Furlong, who credits a couple of township interns with getting the ...

 

Township honors volunteers

Chadds Ford Township honored its volunteers Friday night with the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at Turner’s Mill. Township Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said the township “couldn’t function as well as it does without the volunteers.” He also announced that Chadds Ford is “one step away” from having Painters Folly placed on the National Register of ...

 

Love goes to the big house

Chadds Ford’s Deborah Love is going from one board to another. She spent 12 years on the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors and is now an inspector with the Delaware County Prison Board. Love was one of three members appointed by the Board of Judges last month. Her term expires Jan. 31, 2020. She said she was contacted a month ago to fill a vacancy and that ...

 

Hearing opens, continues on sign ordinance

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night opened and quickly continued a hearing on an update to the township’s sign ordinance. Specifics of the ordinance were not discussed, but Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said the update is the culmination of several years of work by the Ordinance Committee. Reiner added that the idea for changes came during ...

 

DelCo continues property tax reassessment

Data Collection is underway in areas of Aston, Bethel, Chadds Ford, Chester Heights, Upper Chichester, Concord, Edgmont, Middletown and Thornbury as part of Delaware County’s Tax Reassessment Project. In March 2017, the county ordered by the court to conduct a countywide property tax reassessment, effective for the 2021 tax year. County Council contracted with Tyler ...

 

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 ...

 

Misconduct alleged against Chadds Ford pastor

Reports out of Hockessin, Del. say Rev. Marcos Almonte, the pastor at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford, was released from his part-time teaching job at Wilmington Christian School for “allegations of misconduct.” Almonte was not available for comment and New Castle County police in Delaware have not responded to phone calls. However, Roger Erdvig, the ...