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Concord readies 2019 budget

Concord Township is ready to rock its 2019 budget with no tax increase. The township also has a general fund balance of $10 million which prompted Councilman Josh Twersky to propose a tax decrease. Twersky noted during the discussion that the surplus has increased $6 million since the $4 million in 2008. He suggested the decrease saying, “The people of Concord ...

 
 

Agave to get liquor license

Agave restaurant in Chadds Ford will soon be able to sell liquor. The restaurant, at 1620 Baltimore Pike in the strip mall where the U.S. Post Office is located, currently is BYOB but township supervisors last night approved a liquor license transfer from Ridley Township. Restaurant co-owner Chris Medina and Agave General Manager Rory Hirst testified that there would ...

 

Marker planned for historic schoolhouse

Pocopson Township supervisors will include money in the 2019 budget to purchase an historic marker for the Locust Grove Schoolhouse when it is dedicated next year. At last week’s meeting, the supervisors voted unanimously to amend next year’s budget to add the $3,200 needed to buy the marker. Funds to purchase the marker were included in this year’s budget but not ...

 

Pocopson considers Barnard House options

Pocopson residents got their first look Tuesday night at possible plans for the historic Barnard House and the Denton Hollow Road administration building. A decision on which plan the supervisors will approve is not expected until later this year. Neither plan would result in a tax increase for residents over the next two years, Pocopson Treasurer Peggy Lennon told ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

• If a proposed budget for next year matches the preliminary budget that was discussed on Oct. 24, Chadds Ford Township property owners won’t be hit with any tax increase. That preliminary budget, discussed at last night’s workshop, anticipates $1.1 million in revenues and expenses. That’s a 6.99 percent increase over this year’s, but taxes will remain as they are ...

 

Tow-away planned for Pennsbury

Motorists visiting friends in Pennsbury Township are advised to take care where they park their vehicles. An updated parking ordinance will now authorize vehicles to be towed if parked illegally. Township supervisors passed the update during their Oct. 17 meeting. The newly amended parking code is aimed at drivers who park on streets where such parking is already ...

 

Possible new look for Chadds Ford Village

It’s only a sketch plan at this point and could take several years before it becomes a reality, if ever. But the face of Chadds Ford Village could become a lot different if it goes through. Attorney Michael Hochman, representing Pleasant Valley LLC, introduced the plan to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission during its Oct. 10 meeting. No action was taken since it’s ...

 

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

 

Concord approves updated Ridge Road plan

Concord Township Council, Tuesday night, approved what was considered a “minor amendment” to the controversial Shops at Ridge Road plan that allows a new shopping center at Ridge Road and Route 202. A series of lawsuits in 2017 — with Chadds Ford Township involved — led eventually to the original plan going through, but a member of Concord Township’s Planning ...

 

Birmingham board checking with solicitor

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday made quick work of their monthly meeting for October. A light agenda had the board meeting for only 30 minutes. The township lost one of its police officers to another township and the board voted to hire a part-time replacement, Robert A. Dowd, at the training rate of $19 per hour. Supervisors also chose to talk with solicitor ...

 

Republicans blame Democrats for ‘uncivil discourse’

Chadds Ford Republicans held their annual luncheon over the weekend and a strong message was to get out the vote. “Voter motivation, who is motivated to vote, we’re lacking in that,” said Andy Reilly, secretary of the Pennsylvania GOP. Reilly said the lack of motivation in the Republican ranks is understandable because they have the White House. When Obama was in ...