Local News Chadds Ford

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 ...

 

Ballot controversy in Concord

UPDATE: See below While voters in Chadds Ford Township will have a new polling place for the November election, Democrats in Concord Township are calling foul-play for their voting. The township has reportedly disallowed the use of ballot drop off boxes at polling places this year. Township resident and activist Ken Hemphill said, "We're in the middle of a ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

In a short Zoom meeting, with the start delayed because of technical difficulties, Chadds Ford Township supervisors heard a report from Manager Maryann Furlong about possible revisions to the burning code. The thrust of that possibility is that residents would need a permit for all burns. Furlong said within the last year, there have been several fires caused by ...

 

Board gives tentative OK for scout project

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors gave preliminary approval Wednesday night for an Eagle Scout project proposed by Akash Patel. Patel, a rising sophomore at Unionville High School, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 31 wants to make improvements at the municipal building. Patel’s plan calls for adding two wooden benches at the building entrance and two wooden tables and ...

 

Mercedes still looking at CF

A plan to move Mercedes-Benz of West Chester into Chadds Ford Township is back on the table. The dealership is looking at the area of the Lenz property surrounded by Route 202, Oakland Road, and Brinton's Bridge Road. The dealership is leasing its current site in Birmingham Township. Attorney Lou Colagreco brought the plan back to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission ...