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No millage increase in Kennett

Kennett Township supervisors will not raise real estate taxes in their proposed 2021 budget, which will be advertised for approval next month following a unanimous vote at Wednesday’s meeting. The proposed budget, which will be voted on at the Dec. 16 supervisors’ meeting, does contain a local services tax (LST) of $52 for every person making over $12,000 who works ...

 
 

Marathon budget meeting in Kennett

Kennett Township staff spent almost five hours Thursday reviewing potential budget cuts and tax increases for an online audience that reached 89 people at one point. The four-hour, 55-minute meeting was the latest in a series of budget meetings since September. The township supervisors are slated to approve a preliminary budget at their Nov. 18 meeting. No decision ...

 

Budget on tap in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township supervisors will discuss possible tax increases at a special meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. After weeks of discussing expense requests for the 2021 budget, the supervisors will look at how to address funding shortfalls in the township. They had previously discussed implementing a local services tax and will discuss increasing real estate taxes as well. ...

 

Kennett ponders future of EMS

Kennett Township supervisors will not yet make a decision about the future of EMS delivery in the township. During a more-than 2.5-hour-long special meeting on Thursday, the supervisors voted 2-1 to table a decision for a month. But the discussion itself prompted comments at the Kennett Borough meeting Monday night from both a borough council representative on the ...

 

Kennett considering local services tax

Should Kennett Township have a local services tax? That is the question supervisors will discuss in the coming weeks after they voted 2-1 at their Oct. 21 meeting to advertise consideration of the tax as a way to offset proposed budget expenses in 2021. “We have a lot of requests and will not have enough revenue,” said Kennett Township Finance Director Amy Heinrich. ...

 

Special meeting in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township supervisors will hold a special budget meeting tonight —Thursday, Oct. 29, — to discuss fire and EMS funding. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Instructions on how to join the remote meeting can be found at the township website, Kennett.pa.us. Tonight’s meeting will continue a discussion that started at the supervisors’ Oct. 21 meeting. The Kennett Fire ...

 

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. ...

 

Kennett Twp. starts budget talks

Kennett Township supervisors have started their budget process and that means hearing budget requests. Included in the budget requests are new positions in public works, zoning, and police, and the creation of a police department scholarship program. Also included is a request to look at space and mold issues in the current township building. At their Sept. 16 ...

 

Kennett gets ‘Re-Kennected’

Area residents headed outside Saturday morning to get Re-Kennected with the walking and biking trails throughout the Kennett area. The “Get Re-Kennected Activity Trail” event went from 8 a.m. to noon on trails that are part of the Kennett Greenway. Under sunny skies, walkers, runners, bicyclists, and families could traverse the trails and check out about eight ...

 

Chandler Mill Bridge reopened

Kennett Township supervisors and members of the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County applauded Friday morning when the Chandler Mill Bridge was officially reopened. The bridge — just north of Kaolin Road over a branch of the Red Clay Creek — was built in 1910 and eventually placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It had been closed since 2011 ...

 

Kennett Twp. cops: Obey the stop sign

Kennett Township police have a message for drivers who ignore the stop sign at Marshall Bridge and Kaolin roads. Prepare to be ticketed. “We’re going to be enforcing that, and you will be getting tickets,” Acting Police Chief Matt Gordon said at Wednesday’s supervisors’ meeting. “People have just decided it’s going to be a speedway, and it’s not.” Construction ...