Local News Chadds Ford

School board gets an earful

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an earful from residents during the board’s first meeting of the year, a meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The residents told the board they don’t like how the district has been handling the long-range facilities plan. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, “The process has been open and transparent,” ...

 
 

Business tax amnesty in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night announced an amnesty for township businesses that are behind in their Business Privilege Tax payments. Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said the amnesty only applies to penalties accrued and only if those businesses pay their back taxes by April 15. Murphy explained that a previous tax collector didn’t apply ...

 

Concord to advertise for marijuana amendments

Concord Township Council has authorized advertising a proposed zoning ordinance amendment to accommodate a state-approved marijuana dispensary in the township. A separate ordinance would accommodate a possible grow site. Council also authorized the engineer to proceed with engineering plans to improve two intersections in the township. And to council now has two vice ...

 

Andy on Andy,  Bell on Wyeth

Andy Bell tells a story about the time he posed for Andy Wyeth for the painting “Stop.” The painting shows Bell on his motorcycle at an intersection — near the A. I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington — waiting for a traffic light to change from red to green: “A woman walked by talking on her cell phone and I heard her say ‘You won’t believe this. There’s ...

 

Chadds Ford passes budget

Chadds Ford Township has its budget for 2019. Supervisors passed the plan during its workshop session Friday, Dec. 28. The budget calls for spending and revenue to be slightly more than $1.1 million. That represents an 8.87 percent increase in both over 2018 but taxes remain steady at 0.882 mills for properties in a hydrant zone and 0.787 if outside of such a zone. ...

 

Hotels, villages and sewers

Wednesday night’s Planning Commission meeting in Chadds Ford started with one group of residents saying they don’t want a hotel in their backyard. It then morphed into commission members getting into a philosophical discussion about what constitutes a village. The first part dealt with a land development application for a Fairfield Inn hotel proposed for Brandywine ...

 

School district appeals right-to-know decision

In the opinion of Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is trying to emasculate Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. School board directors Monday night voted to appeal a decision of the Office of Open Records that partially upheld a right-to-know request Stookey filed this past summer. That request was for documents pertaining to a ...

 

PSP Sobriety checkpoint

The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint November 21 through November 25, 2018. A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein the Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired ...

 

Barn Shops open holiday season

The holiday season got underway Saturday night at the Barn Shops in Chadds Ford Township. It was a party atmosphere with live music and people sitting around fire pits in the front parking lot. Santa was visiting and taking Christmas toy requests at Chrome Hair Salon and there was food from Chadds Café. Green Meadows Florist and Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery stayed ...

 

Agave to get liquor license

Agave restaurant in Chadds Ford will soon be able to sell liquor. The restaurant, at 1620 Baltimore Pike in the strip mall where the U.S. Post Office is located, currently is BYOB but township supervisors last night approved a liquor license transfer from Ridley Township. Restaurant co-owner Chris Medina and Agave General Manager Rory Hirst testified that there would ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

• If a proposed budget for next year matches the preliminary budget that was discussed on Oct. 24, Chadds Ford Township property owners won’t be hit with any tax increase. That preliminary budget, discussed at last night’s workshop, anticipates $1.1 million in revenues and expenses. That’s a 6.99 percent increase over this year’s, but taxes will remain as they are ...