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No vote on marijuana dispensary

Hearings on two proposed zoning amendments that would allow for medical marijuana facilities in Concord Township didn’t go very far Tuesday night. The major action taken by township council — aside from answering some questions from the public — was to authorize that the hearings be re-advertised. The amendments, if approved, would make room for a medical marijuana ...

 
 

Concord in brief: sewer credits and marijuana

• Concord Township is offering a credit for residential and commercial sewer customers for water used for filling swimming pools or metered irrigation systems. Council voted on the change during its March 5 meeting. The credit is for each gallon of water used— gallon per gallon — but not discharged into the sewer system. Previous billing was for water used, even if ...

 

Concord GOP pulls council endorsement

According to Concord Township Councilman Joshua Twersky, the township’s Republican Party has withdrawn its endorsement of him for re-election. Twersky made the announcement on Facebook. “All in less than 48 hours, the Concord Township Republican Party has rescinded its endorsement of me for Township Council and has already endorsed other candidates. Unsurprisingly, ...

 

Fire under investigation

UPDATE BELOW The cause of a Friday morning fire on Marshall Road in Chadds Ford Township is under investigation. The blaze was in a white building at 2 Marshall Road, across from David Dodge on the corner of Marshall and Route 202. While neither the Concordville Fire Co. nor state police have released any information other than to say the call was received at 11:24 ...

 

Calls for economic vibrancy in CF

An informational meeting in Chadds Ford Thursday night had residents, business owners and nonprofit groups calling for more vibrancy in the township’s village area. A few people said they wanted no zoning changes and no increased density of homes. Supervisors called for the meeting when they heard people were concerned about possible changes to zoning after a sketch ...

 

DelCo continues property tax reassessment

Data Collection is underway in areas of Aston, Bethel, Chadds Ford, Chester Heights, Upper Chichester, Concord, Edgmont, Middletown and Thornbury as part of Delaware County’s Tax Reassessment Project. In March 2017, the county ordered by the court to conduct a countywide property tax reassessment, effective for the 2021 tax year. County Council contracted with Tyler ...

 

Wintry mix precipitation predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has issued the following weather statement for a wintry mix precipitation on Tuesday and gusty winds with snow showers/snow squalls are possible in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday: Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Precipitation may begin as a wintry mix before changing to rain on Tuesday Rain is expected to ...

 

Concord Ventures hearings resume

Hearings for the proposed Concord Ventures planned residential development along Watkin Avenue resumed Tuesday with the same tedious testimony by the numbers they had before they were suspended. Attorney Marc Kaplin, representing Concord Ventures, had engineer Ben Crowder read sections of the Concord Township Zoning Code and then ask him how the proposal meets ...

 

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 ...

 

Concord passes budget

Concord Township has its budget set for 2019. It anticipates $4 million in revenue and expenditures with no tax increase. Taxes remain what they were for this year at 0.981 mils for those with property in fire hydrant areas and 0.848 mils for properties outside a hydrant district. (A mil is a tax of $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value.) The spending plan passed by ...

 

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 ...