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Audit shows status of Kennett finanaces

The 2019 audit of Kennett Township painted a clearer picture of the financial mess that supervisors and township staff found themselves in following the early 2019 discovery of suspicious financial transactions and the dismissal and subsequent criminal investigation of the former township manager. It also showed just how far township staff have come in fixing issues ...

 
 

New fire territory for Kennett

Kennett Township supervisors voted 2-1 in a special meeting Thursday to adopt an emergency services proposal between Kennett and Longwood fire companies that would allow Kennett Fire Co. to hire three paid firefighters, require Kennett Fire to officially end its ambulance service, designate Longwood Fire Co. as the primary fire, rescue, and EMS response in the ...

 

Kennett withholds escrow release

What exactly is a “best effort,” and have the developers of The Flats at Kennett done that with regards to a township request to create a trail from the new apartment complex to Anson Nixon Park? That was the question that Kennett Township supervisors discussed at their March 3 meeting when trying to decide whether to approve a request for a $1.2 million escrow ...

 

Residents offer advice for Greenway

Residents in and around Kennett Township shared their visions for the Kennett Greenway in a recent bilingual survey that consultants will use to help guide the vision for the 14-mile trail. Eight hundred and twenty people completed the survey, which asked questions like where they lived, how they heard about and how they would use the Greenway, and what they want the ...

 

Kennett to talk about greenway

More than 800 people responded to a survey about the future of the Kennett Greenway, the results of which will be discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Kennett Township supervisors. “There’s a groundswell of enthusiasm from the community,” Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff said in a recent interview. “We’re excited by the significant response by the community.” ...

 

Kennett votes Longwood as primary EMS

The Kennett Township supervisors will not change their decision to designate Longwood Fire Company as the township’s primary EMS provider for the majority of 2021. The board had voted 2-1 in December to have Longwood provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) to the entire township as of March 1, unless the supervisors adopted a proposal that ...

 

Kennett BoS to consider 2021 budget

Kennett Township supervisors are expected to vote on the 2021 budget Wednesday. If approved, township residents will not face a real estate tax increase in 2021, although there will likely be one in the future, according to township staff. The meeting will be held over the Zoom app beginning at 7 p.m. Instructions to join can be found at Kennett.pa.us. In a special ...

 

Kennett supervisors opt for Longwood ambulance

Kennett Township supervisors voted 2-1 Wednesday to designate Longwood Fire Company as the sole ambulance provider in the township as of March 1 if no alternative proposals from Kennett or Longwood fire companies are accepted before then. If any of those alternative proposals would be adopted by the supervisors, the territory designation would be revised. Supervisor ...

 

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. ...