Coatesville names new Ass’t. City Manager during reorganization meeting

Charles “Chip” Huston COATESVILLE — During the Monday, January 4 Coatesville Reorganization meeting, which was held in the midst of the city’s pivotal redevelopment initiatives, Linda Lavender Norris was reelected as City Council President along with Carmen Green, Vice President. “I feel honored that my colleagues entrusted me to maintain this leadership role, and it’s my pleasure...

Logan appointed as Coatesville City Manager

James Logan COATESVILLE — James Logan was appointed City Manager of Coatesville in a unanimous vote by City Council on Monday night. Logan, who has served as Assistant City Manager since August 2018, has been serving as Acting City Manager since the retirement of former Manager Michael Trio was announced two weeks ago at the close of his five-year contract. Logan has previously held a number of city,...

8-year-old honored by Coatesville City Council

Keira Ollis working to make Coatesville more beautiful By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times 8-year-old Keira Ollis recently volunteered her time by painting over a graffiti tag at the corner of Newlinville Road and South First Avenue in Coatesville. COATESVILLE – As most children are spending their summers at the pool or playing at the park, 8-year-old Keira Ollis is looking for her next...

Coatesville adopts $12.55M budget with no tax increase for 2015

Approved in 4-3 vote, budget makes multiple cuts, takes $140k from trust fund By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Frances Sheehan, CEO of the Brandywine Health Foundation previews Coatesville Centennial events for council. COATESVILLE – City Council passed a $12,548,165 budget for 2015 at Monday night’s meeting. The budget will not raise taxes and includes a $140,000 withdrawl from the city’s...

Coatesville considers passing smoking ban in city parks

Young Lungs at Play initiates effort to protect kids from secondhand smoke By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Jaclyn Gleber of ChesPenn Dental asks the Coatesville City Council to participate in Young Lungs at Play, during Monday’s meeting. COATESVILLE – City council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban the smoking of all tobacco products in public parks at Monday...

Coatesville council deadlocked on budget

Members can’t agree on how to balance the budget By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times COATESVILLE – City Council continues to find itself in a budget deadlock after further discussions during Monday night’s budget workshop. While council seems to agree that they want to pass a budget with no tax increase and a minimal hit to the trust fund, members cannot agree on how to make this...

Coatesville City Hall to undergo repairs to fix roof leaks

Ward sworn in; election for fourth ward seat to be held in May By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times With his family by his side, Bill Shaw takes his oath to fill the Fourth Ward Coatesville City Council seat. COATESVILLE – City Council approved a $127,890 project by Pro Com Roofing to re-roof city hall at Monday’s meeting. The 8,000-square-foot section of the roof to be renovated has had...

Coatesville Council discusses cuts to reach 2015 budget goal

City has $191k to go to balance $9.734k budget; 1 mil tax increase proposed By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times budget, city council, coatesville COATESVILLE – After further discussion on Wednesday night, the city still has a deficit of over $191,000 to make up before finalizing a 2015 budget. As it stands now, the preliminary budget proposes a 1 mil tax increase with no money coming from...

Shaw appointed to Coatesville City Council seat

As the sole candidate, Shaw takes seat left open by Collins’s resignation By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Bill Shaw answers questions during City Council’s interview process. COATESVILLE – Bill Shaw took over the vacant Fourth Ward City Council seat at a special meeting on Monday night. Council appointed him to the seat in a 5-1 vote with council member Ingrid Jones providing...

Coatesville to continue operating under 2014 budget

Council delays budget workshop to next month, looks to solve financial woes By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times COATESVILLE – The city will continue to operate off of the 2014 budget in February after city council postponed passing a 2015 budget on Wednesday. Council had originally planned to hold a regular meeting Monday of this week night and a budget meeting Wednesday night, but due to...