Pocopson: No tax hike planned for 2018

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The brief Township Board of Supervisors meeting held on Monday, Nov. 27, resulted in an approved 2018 budget with no tax increase for residents. The portion of the property tax allocated to fire and ambulance services was reduced by approximately $92,000 for 2018.  The reason for the reduction is the participation by the township in the Kennett...

The AHCA: the perfect bill…to hate

Deeply flawed health-care bill will raise taxes, unemploy local Congress members By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Having read through the new Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act, the — the American Health Care Act — I’m left with just one thought: I guess we’re going to find out how Lloyd Smucker, Pat Meehan and Ryan Costello fare in the private sector if this mess somehow...

Report: Unified emergency services may offer benefits

E. Marlborough plans no tax hike in 2017 By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Township Planning Commission Chair Cuyler Walker discusses a report on potentially unifying emergency services for six area towns with Township Supervisor Bob Weer. EAST MARLBOROUGH – A first step toward unifying a crazy quilt of emergency services for six area towns may have taken a step forward...

County to hike property taxes 4.95% for 2017

First increase since 2014 WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 budget this week. The budget calls for $460,094,845 in operating expenses and $87,504,129 for its capital budget. “Led by our strategic priorities, including public safety and balanced growth, Chester County continues to invest in projects, programs and services that will benefit our residents...

Pocopson to see no property tax rate increase

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – Township supervisors adopted the 2017 budget keeping property taxes unchanged at 2.2 mills at Monday night’s meeting.  This is the third consecutive year that residents will not see a tax increase.  2017 property taxes will be distributed with 1.0 mill to open space preservation (estimated to generate over $329,000), 0.5 mil to general township...

UCF looks at cuts to proposed tax hike

Discussion focused on whether to maintain or spend reserves By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Pocopson Elementary School Principal Clif Beaver offers congratulations to retiring teacher Dennis Nelms during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. POCOPSON — It appears that the final tax increase for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will drop some from its initial estimate, after...

CASD administrators, board meet with public to talk taxes

About 30 area residents met with Coatesville Are School District Board of Education members and administrators Sunday to talk about the budget and taxes. In a first of its kind meeting, the Coatesville Area School Board and Administrators were joined by approximately 30 community members on Sunday afternoon, March 13, to discuss the financial status of the District. The district invited residents,...

Letter: A plan for UCF to cut costs

To The Editor: As promised a few weeks ago, I am now proposing cost savings that could be useful to the UCF budgets, now and in the near future: 1) Heating systems could have their settings lowered lto 2 degrees in all buildings. Similarly the cooling systems could be raised 1or 2 degrees. 2) Geo-thermal  systems could be installed at all buildings to naturally lower costs for heating and...

UCF must increase non-tax income

To The Editor, The UCF School Board has passed a preliminary budget for the 2016-17 school year to meet State legal requirements. There is no indication that the Board has yet considered any ways to increase non-tax income or cost savings in this budget. There a several ways to increase non-tax income that include:    Send article as PDF   

E. Marlborough bids Walker goodbye; no tax hike for 2016

Hearing on 180-unit apartment proposal continued into January By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Cuyler Walker’s colleagues on the East Marlborough Board of Supervisors presented him with an antique map of the township, marking his final meeting as a supervisor, after serving for 18 years. EAST MARLBOROUGH – Township president Cuyler Walker was honored by fellow board members for...