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Concord reaffirms surgical center

Concord Township Council Tuesday night reaffirmed its approval for a joint replacement surgical center on Route 202 near Watkin Avenue. Astoria Healthcare applied for — and was approved — for the facility that includes the option for patients to stay at the center for up to 48 hours after surgery to help with recovery. Council Vice President John Gillespie said the ...

 
 

Concord gets new council member

In a special meeting of Concord Township Council today, members voted to appoint Vinita Deshmukh to fill the vacancy left by Michael Harding. Harding resigned from Council in early December, the second resignation in the fall of 2020. Peter Pagano resigned in October. In a Facebook statement, the township said, “Township Council is excited to appoint Ms. Deshmukh. ...

 

Hearing continued; councilman resigns

Concord Township Council members Tuesday night continued their hearing on a proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance. Only six members of Council were present. After the group voted for the continuance, Council President Dominic Pileggi announced that Michael Harding had resigned. No reasons were cited. Harding is the second person to resign from the board this year. ...

 

Special hearing in Concord

Concord Township Council will hold a special hearing to consider enacting a proposed Property Maintenance Code Ordinance on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The code provisions include all properties, residential, and nonresidential. The proposal includes “a variety of requirements for the exterior property areas as well as the interior and exterior elements of the ...

 

Ceasefire between Concord and Pulte

Litigation between Concord Township and Pulte Homes is over. Township Council agreed Tuesday night to accept the recommendation of township solicitor Hugh Donaghue to end the legal wrangling of the proposed development along Route 202 south of Whole Foods. The vote was 6-1, with Councilmember Tom Mahoney casting the lone no vote. At issue was the proposed development ...

 

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 ...