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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 ...

 

Kennett Twp. hires interim manager

Kennett Township’s new interim manager will begin work Tuesday. The supervisors announced Friday that they have hired Alison Rudolf, a former township manager in Lower Moreland Township. They sent a notification to Kennett Township residents and businesses and posted it on the township website. “The hiring of Alison Rudolf, a professional with the highest integrity, ...

 

Kennett supervisors fire township manager

Kennett Township supervisors today announced they have fired Township Manager Lisa Moore. Moore, who was township manager since 2010 but had been with the township a lot longer, was first placed on paid administrative leave after the supervisors were notified by a financial institution April 25 of suspicious transactions in their bank accounts. According to an email ...

 

Questions unanswered in Kennett’s fiscal irregularities

Kennett Township supervisors continue working to resolve the current financial irregularities in the township’s bank accounts and prevent others from happening. And two separate investigations into the matter have begun. It’s still unknown how much money was involved and how long the irregularities were going on. Also still to be answered is how the suspicious ...

 

Township manager on leave over finances

Kennett Township Supervisor Whitney Hoffman has confirmed that Lisa Moore, the township manager has been placed on administrative leave following the weekend announcement of financial irregularities. Hoffman could say little else other than the township’s forensic auditors, as well as the Chester County District Attorney’s office, are investigating the situation. ...