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More public comment allowed

Kennett Township residents will now have two dedicated public comment periods at the supervisors’ meetings this year. There will be a public comment period only on agenda items at the start of the meeting, and a general public comment period at the end of the meeting, supervisors’ Chairman Geoff Gamble said at the Jan. 18 meeting. Agenda comments will be limited to ...

 
 

Supervisor won’t run again

Kennett Township Supervisor Scudder Stevens will not be running for re-election. Stevens made the announcement at the Jan. 18 supervisors’ meeting after reading a statement that highlighted his last 12 years on the board. “I’ve taken this time to make this statement for what has occurred in the past 12 years,” he said. “I’ve done this, in part, as a preamble to ...

 

Kennett Twp. sets priorities

Strategic regionalization and a review of township committees are two of the priorities of the new chairman of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Geoffrey Gamble became the chairman at the annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, and Richard Leff the vice chairman in 2023. Supervisor Scudder Stevens was absent due to a recent surgery. In a statement he read at ...

 

Reopening of Kennett meeting room soon

The Kennett supervisors could begin meeting again in the township building by March. The supervisors have held meetings at neighboring municipal buildings for months while work is being done to remediate a mold problem in the public meeting room. On Wednesday they met in the new Kennett Borough building; in previous months they met at the New Garden Township ...

 

Kennett Twp. raises taxes

Kennett Township supervisors approved the 2023 budgets Wednesday night, with a half-mill tax increase to help pay for increasing emergency and police service costs. The 0.5-mill increase will mean the average taxpayer in Kennett, with a property worth $624,000 and assessed at $246,871, would pay an extra $123 each year in township taxes, according to Kennett Finance ...

 

New open space in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township supervisors voted Wednesday to approve the township’s newest open space acquisition. The township will purchase about 23 acres at 421 Burnt Mill Road for $925,669.22 and designate the land for open space. The supervisors accomplished that by unanimously approving two resolutions at Wednesday’s meeting: Resolution 2022-21 designates the land for open ...

 

Rededicating WWI monument

The William W. Fahey American Legion Post 491 will conduct a rededication of the WWI Monument located on the property of Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center at the corner of Center and West Mulberry Streets on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. Community members are invited to honor those who fought for our freedom at a WWI monument rededication ceremony. “The monument, ...

 

Kennett eyes open space

In a 15-minute meeting Wednesday, the Kennett Township supervisors approved a confidential settlement agreement and an open space grant application formally appointed a chief administrative officer for pensions and finalized two appointments to the planning commission. The confidential settlement agreement that was unanimously approved was for a matter of personnel, ...

 

Polling place changed in Kennett

Meetings and polling places usually held at the Kennett Township building will be held elsewhere while remediation and repair work continues in the township’s meeting room. Kennett Township residents who normally vote in elections at the township building will instead vote at Bethany Presbyterian at 316 Kennett Pike, according to a press release. Election Day in ...

 

Kennett starting budget talks

Kennett Township supervisors will consider advertising their draft budget and finalizing a proposed tax increase at tonight’s (Oct. 19) meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the New Garden Township building, where recent meetings have been held while the township’s meeting room is remediated for mold. The meeting will not be live-streamed. Final budget approval is ...

 

Mold remediation continues in Kennett

The Kennett Township supervisors will continue meeting this month in an alternate location as mold remediation is done in the township’s meeting room. The Oct. 5 and 19 meetings will be held at the New Garden Township building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg. According to the township, they are in-person meetings only, meaning that there is not an option for people to ...