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No new taxes in Concord

Concord Township supervisors Tuesday approved a preliminary budget for 2017 with no tax increase planned. The board will vote on the final budget next week “I’m proud to announce this is the seventh year in a row we didn’t raise taxes,” said Supervisors’ Chairman Dominic Pileggi. “And we didn’t have to minimalize any of the services the residents of Concord Township ...

 
 

Next loop road decision pending

The next in a series of decisions regarding the Hillman Drive extension could come this month. Chadds Ford Township supervisors in October granted preliminary approval for that fourth and final leg of the loop road system around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202, but wanted to consider an option of having either a roundabout or a raised intersection at Hillman and ...

 

Last official meeting for Concord supervisors

Concord Township supervisors still have to pass a budget for 2017, but Tuesday night they held the very last regular Board of Supervisors’ meeting. As of Jan. 1, 2017, Concord will cease operating under Pennsylvania’s Second Class Township Code. Instead it will operate under a new Home Rule Charter, which changes the structure of the township’s government.  Voters ...

 

Council names new DelCo emergency director

Delaware County Council formally announced a new emergency services director during its weekly meeting on Nov. 30. Veteran career firefighter and homeland security professional Timothy Boyce will take over as director of emergency services and emergency management, replacing Edwin Truitt who retired after 40 years of dedicated service to the county. Boyce, whose ...

 

PennDOT: Holiday crashes dip; DUI arrests rise

Although Thanksgiving holiday crashes handled by state police decreased this year, DUI arrests saw an increase from 2015. The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 931 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27. The total represented a decrease of 8.1 percent compared to the 1,013 crashes investigated during the ...

 

Donations sought to save Beaver Valley

It’s time for those who want to keep Beaver Valley green to step up with some green. That was word from Concord Township Supervisors’ Chairman Dominic Pileggi during a press conference at Penns Woods Winery. The session was a formal announcement regarding the preservation of 240 acres along Beaver Valley, property currently owned by Woodlawn Trustees. Eastern States ...

 

PennDOT offers tips to improve holiday travel

With increased traffic expected for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period, PennDOT and Pennsylvania State Police outlined measures they will take and tools available to drivers to make holiday travel as safe and smooth as possible. Thanksgiving travelers are encouraged to visit the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page at www.511PA.com, which allows users to see how ...

 

Conservation agreement saves Beaver Valley

It’s going to be a happy Thanksgiving for some area conservationists: Bulldozers won’t be tearing up the fields along Beaver Valley Road in Concord Township to make way for new homes because a conservation agreement has been reached that will keep the valley from development. Full details are not yet available, but the Beaver Valley Preservation Alliance and Save the ...

 

Conservancy seeks flood of Brandywine votes

Members of the esteemed Wyeth family found artistic inspiration in its scenic, rippling currents; George “Frolic” Weymouth, the co-founder of the Brandywine Conservancy, made his home at a crook aptly named “Big Bend;” more than 500,000 area residents rely on it for drinking water, and countless others enjoy it for a variety of recreational pursuits. Now, the ...

 

Toll Brothers to unveil plans for Crebilly Farm

Updated on Nov. 14 with information from County Planning Commission On Wednesday, Nov. 16, area residents will get their first look at development plans for Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. In July, Toll Brothers announced during a Westtown supervisors’ work session that it had secured an agreement of sale for the scenic, 330-acre property. The developers’ ...

 

PennDOT says it’s ready for winter’s wrath

Even if area motorists aren’t ready for snow, PennDOT says it is. “Our residents count on PennDOT to keep them moving regardless of the weather and we take that mission very seriously,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards Richards said during a press conference this week at the PennDOT maintenance facility in Norristown. “We have our materials and equipment in ...