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Taxes up in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors passed the 2022 budget with a slight tax increase Wednesday night in a meeting held via Zoom. The meeting was changed from in-person to virtual because of a recent COVID exposure at the municipal building. As previously reported, the budget for next year anticipates revenues and expenses to be $1.27 million. Next year's total township ...

 
 

Chadds Ford meeting on Zoom

Tonight’s Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting will now be a virtual meeting only, according to township Manager Maryann Furlong. A township employee tested positive for COVID, and supervisors felt it prudent to conduct the meeting via Zoom, at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit the township website.

 

Chadds Ford to vote on budget

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will be addressing the 2022 budget during their Dec. 29 workshop. The proposed plan anticipates revenues and expenses to be $1.27 million. The largest expenditure is $311,750 for administrative staff salaries. Public safety – which includes fire protective services – accounts for an additional $137,281. Engineering services tack on ...

 

Big rig plows through Leaders

An 18-wheeler plowed through Leaders Sunoco on Route 1 at Stationway Road in Chadds Ford Township Sunday morning. Police have not yet released any details of the accident. The cause and the driver’s status remain speculation. What is known is that the truck was northbound on Route 1 when it drifted to the right and snapped a utility right before the entrance to ...

 

Citizen of the Year honors awarded

The Chadds Ford Township Residents Association Board honored Mary Kot and Ted Varney with the organization’s Citizen of the Year Awards. The event, held on Dec. 15 at Pescatore’s Restaurant, recognizes residents who have demonstrated extraordinary community service on behalf of Chadds Ford residents and businesses. The 2020 Citizen of the Year, Ted Varney was ...

 

Hank’s staying afloat on wheels

There was a line out in front of Hank’s Place Sunday. However, it wasn’t the typically long line of people waiting to get inside for Sunday brunch. Instead, it was more like a handful of people waiting to order at the temporary food trailer parked in front of the iconic Chadds Ford eatery on Route 1 at Creek Road. The restaurant building remains unusable after ...

 

Hank’s Place OK’d for trailer

It took an extra nine days, but Chadds Ford Township supervisors finally gave Hank’s Place the OK for a food trailer in its parking lot. The iconic restaurant in the village area of Chadds Ford was wiped out when Hurricane Ida hit on Sept. 1. More than seven feet of water flooded the place. Anthony and Katie Young, owners of Hank’s Place, requested a special ...

 

Hank’s Place tabled, museum OK’d

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Monday morning tabled a request from Hank’s Place for grab and go food trailer service, but also approved a land development request from the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Both properties suffered severe damage from the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1. The decisions were made Monday morning during a continuation of ...

 

Playground opens in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township now has something for kids. Supervisors officially opened the playground during a brief ceremony late Friday afternoon. It had been unofficially open for several weeks. “This is a true milestone for Chadds Ford,” said Supervisor Noelle Barbone. “We are fortunate to be home to not only a municipal park, but also the Brandywine Battlefield State ...

 

Museum gets OK for accessory building

The Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday evening granted the Brandywine River Museum a requested variance that will enable the museum to continue protecting its valuable works of art. While none of the galleries or art was damaged in the Sept. 1 flood, the museum did lose its chillers, the environmental control equipment needed to maintain proper ...

 

More trails considered for Chadds Ford

More trails and trail connectivity are under consideration for Chadds Ford Township. Some residents, though, are reluctant. During a joint meeting of the Chadds Ford Township supervisors and Planning Commission, landscape architect Marc Morfei gave an initial preview of a possible Octoraro Trail that would run from Route 202 to the Brandywine Creek. Morfei, of ...