Local News Chadds Ford

Kennett Twp. cops: Obey the stop sign

Kennett Township police have a message for drivers who ignore the stop sign at Marshall Bridge and Kaolin roads. Prepare to be ticketed. “We’re going to be enforcing that, and you will be getting tickets,” Acting Police Chief Matt Gordon said at Wednesday’s supervisors’ meeting. “People have just decided it’s going to be a speedway, and it’s not.” Construction ...

 
 

Ballot controversy in Concord

UPDATE: See below While voters in Chadds Ford Township will have a new polling place for the November election, Democrats in Concord Township are calling foul-play for their voting. The township has reportedly disallowed the use of ballot drop off boxes at polling places this year. Township resident and activist Ken Hemphill said, "We're in the middle of a ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

In a short Zoom meeting, with the start delayed because of technical difficulties, Chadds Ford Township supervisors heard a report from Manager Maryann Furlong about possible revisions to the burning code. The thrust of that possibility is that residents would need a permit for all burns. Furlong said within the last year, there have been several fires caused by ...

 

Board gives tentative OK for scout project

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors gave preliminary approval Wednesday night for an Eagle Scout project proposed by Akash Patel. Patel, a rising sophomore at Unionville High School, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 31 wants to make improvements at the municipal building. Patel’s plan calls for adding two wooden benches at the building entrance and two wooden tables and ...

 

Mercedes still looking at CF

A plan to move Mercedes-Benz of West Chester into Chadds Ford Township is back on the table. The dealership is looking at the area of the Lenz property surrounded by Route 202, Oakland Road, and Brinton's Bridge Road. The dealership is leasing its current site in Birmingham Township. Attorney Lou Colagreco brought the plan back to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission ...

 

County setting housing plan

Delaware County has released a new plan that examines housing in the county and outlines a path towards quality housing for all Delaware County residents. The plan is currently available for public review and comment, and we invite input from the community. The Delaware County Planning Department recently completed its draft Delaware County Housing Plan. This ...

 

S. Creek Road damaged

South Creek Road, south of Station Way Road in Chadds Ford Township, was chewed up following Friday’s storm. Chunks of the road surface have become dislodged. Motorists should exercise caution. Others have reported severe storm damage in Delaware, north of Wilmington. The intersection of Routes 52 and 82 is closed with poles and wires down on 52. Some businesses ...

 

Property maintenance on hold

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night said the proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance wouldn’t happen anytime soon, if at all. “The intent was never to pass that draft ordinance that was circulated,” said Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy. He added that the draft ordinance was a synthesis of 100 pages of a uniform property code that was boiled down to ...

 

Council reopens meetings, warns bars

Delaware County Council issued two press releases Thursday, one announcing the resumption of in-person council meetings and the other reminding bars and restaurants that patrons must wear masks and abide by social distancing requirements. The reminder to bars and restaurants cites the increase in COVID-19 cases in young people who socialize in those establishments. ...

 

Pennsbury to Oxford trail considered

Chester County Commissioners are scheduling a public meeting for a proposed trail plan that would connect Pennsbury Township with Oxford. Commissioners last year accepted a grant award to perform a study that would examine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail to serve the communities in southern Chester County. On Tuesday, July 14, the Chester County ...

 

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 ...