Local News Chadds Ford

Supervisors curious about official map

According to Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy, there are no plans to adopt an official map for the township, but the board is curious about the process. “We want input even before deciding to go forward with an official map,” Murphy said. To that end Sam Haber of the Delaware County Planning Department gave a brief presentation on the what and ...

 
 

Murphy to chair CF for another year

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Frank Murphy will chair the township Board of Supervisors again in 2020. He and fellow Supervisor Noel Barbone voted to elect Murphy as chair during the state-mandated reorganization meeting on Jan. 6. Murphy has served as supervisors’ chairman since 2015. Supervisor Samantha Reiner was appointed vice-chairman. She was not on hand for ...

 

Chadds Ford budget for 2020

Chadds Ford Township now has a budget for 2020 and, as previously reported, taxes will hold steady. Supervisors passed the budget during their Dec. 17 work session. The budget is balanced with revenues and expenses anticipated to be $1.145 million. Township property tax millage rates remain at 0.882 mils for properties in a hydrant zone and 0.787 if outside of such a ...

 

Lights, camera, action … again

For the second time in a matter of weeks, the Chadds Ford area will be used by a major film studio for an upcoming TV series. Last week it was AMC Studios shooting at Big Bend and next week HBO will be filming a scene for a limited series on Twin Bridges between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships. Because of the shoot, Creek Road will be closed for a 24-hour period ...

 

Concord says no to Pulte again

For the second time in less than two years, Concord Township Council rejected a conditional use application for Pulte Homes. In the process, part of the hearing for the 254-unit housing development turned into a shouting match between two attorneys. Township Council in August of 2018 denied conditional use approval for the proposal. That decision was appealed to ...

 

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 ...