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Tax reduction in Concord budget

Property owners in Concord Township will be getting a break on their township property taxes if the proposed budget goes through as is. Instead of no tax increase, there will be a reduction in the millage rate by 45 percent. Township manager Amanda Serock said during a Nov. 10 budget hearing that the reduction is to offset any increase in property value based on ...

 
 

Morrone back on board in Concord

Former Delaware County Councilwoman and Concord Township Supervisor Colleen Morrone is back at the big table in Concord Township. On Wednesday night, Township Council appointed Morrone to replace Peter Pagano, who resigned from Council in October after serving for nine months. Council Vice President John Gillespie moved to appoint Morrone, saying he had previously ...

 

Delaware County finalizes 32 ballotbox locations

The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has finalized the list of 32 ballot drop box locations, located in municipalities across the county. Each of the 32 ballot drop boxes — including one in Concord Township — were open and accepting ballots from Delaware County residents as of Tuesday, Oct. 20. Concord’s dropbox is located at the Rachel Kohl Library, 687 ...

 

Chadds Ford faces lawsuit

Ridge Road Development has filed a lawsuit against Chadds Ford Township for what it claims is a “breach of obligation.” The suit claims that Chadds Ford failed to execute necessary documents so that Ridge Road could move forward with plans to build a shopping center at Route 202 and Ridge Road. Ridge Road Development L.P. is the division of Pettinaro Construction ...

 

Marijuana dispensary eyes Chadds Ford

What started as a simple discussion about a possible zoning text change turned into an hour-long conversation about marijuana. During that conversation, members of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission learned that a medical marijuana dispensary wants to open up in Springwater Plaza in Chadds Ford. The exchange happened during the commission's Oct. 14 meeting. ...

 

Concord projects include trails

Concord Township residents had the chance to check out two projects during an informal open house Tuesday evening.  Both projects include trails. There was no formal presentation, but handouts were available. The Smithbridge Road project is funded by Concord Township, Garnet Valley School District, PennDOT, and DVRPC. It calls for dedicated turn lanes into Garnet ...

 

Pagano resigns from Concord Council

Peter Pagano, who was elected as a councilman in Concord Township last November, resigned from Council during the Oct. 6 meeting. The resignation was effective as of midnight. Council now has 30 days to appoint a replacement. The meeting was live-streamed with limited live attendance, but the audio was poor to almost nonexistent, so following the exchange was ...

 

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 ...

 

Concord gets ‘clean audit’

Concord Township supervisors Tuesday night heard from Township Manager Amanda Serock that the township is in good financial shape. Serock gave a brief rundown on the latest audit. “It was a clean audit; no findings,” she said. Giving a summary of the audit report from the firm Leitzell & Economides, she said the township’s long-term debt is $12.1 million with ...

 

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 ...

 

Concord in brief

Concord Township Council established formal rules for the new dog park Tuesday night, and they also canceled and modified some events for the rest of the summer. • Council canceled the annual Senior Expo that had been scheduled for October and changed Community Day from an all-day affair to only an evening concert followed by fireworks. The concert begins at 6 p.m. ...