Study: Barnard House unsuitable for Pocopson’s township building

Updated to note that the study is not complete as yet, nor available for public inspection. By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Barnard House. Times file photo. POCOPSON – The Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, had the Barnard House and the “feasibility study” as a regular agenda item as it has for a long time but it will now be listed as “facilities update.” ...

Pocopson supervisors move forward on Barnard House feasibility proposals

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to include Pocopson roads for Earth Day clean up By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Barnard House remains as a permanent agenda item for the township and Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting focused on how to move forward with the 19 feasibility study proposals. The feasibility study was advertised several months ago to gather information...

Barnard House feasibility study: Pocopson reviewing 19 proposals

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Barnard House. Times’ file photo. POCOPSON – The township’s Board of Supervisors provided an update on Monday night as to the status of the historic 1800’s Barnard House and the feasibility study as a possible relocation of their new home office. Supervisor Elaine DiMonte along with Public Works Director Mark Knightly provided a site...

On Barnard House, supervisors report progress

Commissioners get tour to see renovations By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The township meeting on Monday night was adjourned after only a half an hour with few residents in attendance – but progress regarding the unoccupied historical Barnard House was reported by supervisors Ricki Stumpo and Elaine DiMonte. (Alice Balsama was not present.)    Send...

Pocopson supervisors ponder future of Barnard House

Kennett Underground Railroad Center could occupy portion soon By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Supervisors Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo discuss the future of the Barnard House during Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. POCOPSON – Discussions continued about the historic 1800’s Barnard House at the Pocopson township meeting on Monday night – as it remains...

Tempers flare over Pocopson’s Barnard House

Debate over building gets ‘personal’ By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The fate of Pocopson’s Barnard House sparked a heated debate during Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Times’ file photo. POCOPSON – “I’m leaving. This is starting to get personal…,” said former township supervisor and former member of the disbanded Barnard House Steering...

KURC lease on Barnard House questioned

Underground Railroad threatens to walk away from lease with Pocopson By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times First floor plans for the Barnard House in Pocopson, which continues to be the subject of controversy. POCOPSON – The Barnard House continued to be the topic of discussion at Pocopson Township’s board of supervisors’ meeting on Monday night, focusing on the validity of the 2014 five-year...

Pocopson supervisors OK day care, Barnard security

Action moves on to long-discussed items By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Township Supervisors Alice Balsama, Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo consider options during Monday night’s board meeting. POCOPSON – After much delay in getting approval by the Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors, two consistently tabled agenda items due to outstanding, and some controversial, issues...

Pocopson delays action on day care, Barnard House

Supervisors again reject road dedication from The Preserve By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson officials are awaiting clarification from the county on uses allowed for the Bernard House before taking further action. POCOPSON – Two voting items that have been consistently postponed were again put on hold at Monday night’s board of supervisors’ meeting in hopes of gathering more...

Pocopson Founders Day in jeopardy, needs volunteers

Penelope the goat gets an approved ‘pet’ status By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Pocopson Board of Supervisors agreed Monday night to designate Penelope the goat — a pygmy goat — as a family pet, not livestock, of a Bragg Hill Road family. POCOPSON – The township’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday night focused on some celebrations and some tribulations. The tenth...