Local News Chadds Ford

Tax discount period extended

With federal and state income deadlines moved back to July 15 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chadds Ford Township has extended its property tax discount period until the end of April. Face value payment begins May 1 and the deadline for paying property taxes remains Sept. 30, according to a township proclamation posted on the website. The discount is 2 percent. ...

 
 

A DelCo update on COVID-19

Delaware County officials sent out the following as a guide for anyone with questions about dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Delaware County residents now have access to the resources of their local Health Department. We have partnered with Chester County’s Department of Health to provide a wide range of services to specifically address the Coronavirus. For more ...

 

Emergency declaration extended

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Frank Murphy and Noel Barbone Wednesday afternoon extended the emergency declaration that Murphy authorized last week. On March 12, Murphy authorized a Declaration of Disaster Emergency pursuant to the authority vested by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code because of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The declaration ...

 

Chadds Ford Township office closed

Add Chadds Ford Township to the list of government offices that are closed due to the coronavirus. Chadds ford now joins Concord, Birmingham and Pennsbury townships that enacted emergency procedures and are not doing routine business in person. Chadds Ford Township Manager Maryann Furlong sent out the following message this morning, Monday, March 16: “Chadds Ford ...

 

Otto’s looks to CF for parking

Otto’s BMW of West Chester is looking to park some cars in Chadds Ford Township. The dealership wants to use the Watkins property at 1516 Wilmington Pike, the location of the Brinton Motel, for inventory parking but needs a text change in the zoning code to do that. Michael Vadasz, who operates Otto’s, which is actually in Birmingham Township, said his current ...

 

COVID-19 concern postpones meeting

The Garnet Valley Greenway open house meeting scheduled for Concord Township tonight has been postponed. According to an email, the Township’s Emergency Management Team — along with the Council — has determined it is "both prudent and socially responsible to postpone the session as a result of the evolving issue with the COVID-19 virus." “At this time, we are ...

 

New voting machines in DelCo

Delaware County will be using new voting machines this year and the League of Women Voters held a brief demonstration on the units in Concord Township Monday. It’s actually a two-part system. Voters fill out paper ballots at a table with privacy barriers using pens provided at the polls. They then take their paper ballot and insert it into the machine. It doesn’t ...

 

Hotel hearing continued in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will continue the conditional use hearing for the Brandywine Summit Hotel until 7 p.m. April 1. Wednesday’s hearing lasted two hours and featured testimony from the applicant’s civil engineer, as well as comments and concerns from residents along Longview Road and Summit Avenue. The proposed four-story hotel will have 85 rooms and be ...

 

Supervisors update ordinance for grant approval

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night took action on two issues that Chairman Frank Murphy said could make the township eligible for more grant money. Those actions included the adoption of HARB bylaws and the revision of the Historic District ordinance. Murphy said those moves bring the township into accord with state requirements for grants in that it ...

 

Mercedes Benz looking at Chadds Ford

Mercedes Benz of West Chester is looking to move into Chadds Ford. The dealership is currently in Birmingham Township but is leasing the space and wants its own property. Lou Colagreco, the attorney representing the dealership, presented a tentative plan Wednesday night to the township Planning Commission about a site along Route 202 just south of Brinton’s Bridge ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors Wednesday night announced two appointments and a hearing for later this month. Current vacancy officer and former township secretary Gail Force was appointed as township treasurer at a rate of $21 per hour. Tammy Maciolek, the assistant to the manager, was named the emergency management coordinator at a rate of $2,500 per year in ...