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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. ...

 

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 ...