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Former supervisor stole campaign signs

A former Kennett Township supervisor faces misdemeanor charges for stealing election campaign signs. A criminal complaint against Michael E. Elling, 87, was filed Oct. 10. According to an affidavit for probable cause, Elling was photographed taking signs belonging to the Richard Leff election campaign. Leff replaced Elling on the Board of Supervisors in 2013, ...

 
 

Kennett wants input on budget

Kennett Township supervisors will soon begin the budget process, and the new township manager wants to hear from residents about what they think the priorities should be. “The budget is a statement of the priorities of the township,” Eden Ratliff said at the Oct. 2 supervisors’ meeting, his first official one as township manager. “The priorities of the township ...

 

Kennett honors police officers

Two Kennett Township police officers were recognized at the last Kennett Township supervisors’ meeting for “changing the course of people’s lives.” Township Police Chief Lydell Nolt commended Officers Miguel Juarez and Kevin Urbany for their actions in two separate incidents that both involved narcotics – one in which a life was saved from overdose, and another in ...

 

New manager in Kennett Township

Kennett Township Supervisors officially hired a new township manager on Wednesday. Eden R. Ratliff, currently the manager and chief administrative official of Greencastle Borough in Franklin County, Pa., will start Sept. 23. “Municipal management to me is personal, because local government impacts your personal life,” Ratliff told the audience at Wednesday’s ...

 

Kennett to announce new manager

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors will introduce the new Township Manager during their regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Kennett Township residents are invited to attend the meeting where the new Township Manager will be introduced and officially hired. The start date for the new manager has been set for late ...

 

More changes to secure Kennett’s funds

In the latest move to improve financial security within the township, Kennett Township will use an outside payroll company instead of using Quickbooks to process employee payroll. At Wednesday’s meeting, the supervisors authorized interim township Manager Alison Rudolf to execute an agreement with The Payroll Factory, beginning in the fourth quarter, at a cost of no ...

 

Investigations continue in Kennett

Thursday will mark three months since the discovery of suspicious transactions in Kennett Township’s financial accounts. And in those three months, the supervisors — aided by the interim township manager and the Meyner Center at Lafayette College — continue to take steps to secure township finances, review policies and procedures, and hire a full-time township ...

 

Heat warning Wednesday through Sunday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values will be up to 110 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will occur during the daytime, especially on Saturday. However, given how hot and ...

 

Excessive heat warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect until 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Heat index values will be around 100 into early this evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures highs today and Saturday will be near 90 degrees. Lows tonight in the middle and upper 70s. The heat and humidity will create a hazard ...

 

Kennett Twp. makes changes

Kennett Township supervisors voted this week to switch the township’s financial accounts to a different bank and to make Supervisor Whitney Hoffman the new secretary/treasurer. These are the latest steps the supervisors have taken to further secure the township’s finances following the discovery of suspicious transactions in the township’s bank accounts and ...

 

Investigation continues into Kennett finances

A forensic accounting firm and the Chester County District Attorney’s office are almost finished collecting the records and documents they will need to analyze in their investigation into suspicious transactions in Kennett Township’s financial accounts. Meanwhile, the supervisors are continuing the search for a full-time township manager, posting an ad for the ...