Local News Chadds Ford

Good Neighbor ordinance considered in CF

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have been talking about a property maintenance ordinance for a while and it appears that the possibility is moving forward. The proposed Good Neighbor/Property Maintenance Code is now posted on the township website for public review. According to the text of the proposed ordinance, the intention is to establish a property maintenance ...

 
 

Lenape Road Bridge reopened

PennDOT has reopened the Route 52/Lenape Road Bridge. The bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham Township was opened on June 30. The span, between Pocopson Road and Creek Road, had been closed and detoured since August 2019 for the rehabilitation of the structure. Creek Road between Riverbend Lane and Country Club Road was later closed in November. Both roads ...

 

What it means to be green

Chester County Commissioners, in a press release today, said the county is ready to go green. That word came in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of today saying the five-county Philadelphia region will enter the green phase on June 26. “[T]he county is fully prepared to further relax restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the release said. ...

 

Outdoor dining draws praise

It might not be the same as dancing in the street, but diners and restaurateurs are happy about dining al fresco. Restaurants in the region opened up for outdoor dining two weeks ago after counties moved from the red to yellow phase in Gov. Wolf's color scheme for getting the state back to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yvonne and Michael Kelley, of ...

 

Criminal justice reform in DelCo

Delaware County Council and the Office of the District Attorney yesterday announced the formation of a countywide Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform, to be chaired by District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer. “For too long, distrust has been allowed to exist between law enforcement and the communities that they are sworn to protect and serve,” said Stollsteimer. “It is ...

 

A step toward normalcy

Members of the Cloudy and Porritt families on Monday enjoyed their first chance to eat at Hank's Place in three months. Kathleen Cloudy, of Kennett Square, said eating at a restaurant after three months of lockdown made her feel free. Brandon Porritt said he's delighted that small businesses can start reopening now that the Southeastern region of the state is out of ...

 

Outdoor dining ordinance approved

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Saturday morning voted to approve a special outdoor dining ordinance. Ordinance 163 would allow for restaurants that do not have previous approval for outdoor dining to apply for a special permit. Supervisors proposed the ordinance to help bring back some business activity now that Delaware County — along with the other counties in ...

 

Ridge Road closed

Ridge Road in Chadds Ford Township is closed between Ring and High Ridge roads after a tree fell onto a power line just east of High Ridge. Homes on High Ridge Road are without power. Residents said PECO told them that crews wouldn’t be able to clear the street or restore power until Sunday, June 7. PECO has not yet confirmed any timetable. The tree came down ...

 

Supervisors consider special dining permits

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are considering allowing a special outdoor dining permit for restaurants in anticipation of the partial reopening of Delaware County. Gov. Tom Wolf announced he would move all counties currently in the red zone for COVID-19 into yellow on June 5. The governor's lockdown decree in March prohibited restaurants from offering dine-in ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

Chadds Ford Township voters will not be voting at Calvary Chapel for the June 2 primary election because of COVID-19. Township Supervisors' Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said Delaware County is actively looking for a new facility for the primary. She later said it was only for the June 2 election and that Calvary is willing to be the township's polling place for the ...

 

Late tax penalties waived for 2020

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night voted to eliminate the penalty period for 2020 township taxes as long as property owners pay by the end of this calendar year. Supervisors Chairman Frank Murphy said during the April 29 workshop — held via Zoom — that the decision was based on the emergency declarations made because of the Coronavirus pandemic and ...