Kennett Supervisors give preliminary OK to budget with no property tax hike

KENNETT – The Township Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a preliminary budget with no real estate tax increase for 2021. The Township held seven budget hearings beginning on September 16th designed to engage the community in a discussion about priorities for 2021 as it relates to the delivery of government services. The balanced budget is available for public inspection on the Township website...

Kennett Supervisors OK new public/private program to cut sediment in waterways

Ashley Allen of i2 Capital KENNETT — Township Supervisors approved a forward-looking and cost- effective program to improve water quality while meeting the mandates of the federal government and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “Having a sufficient supply of clean water is a pressing issue for Kennett Township and the whole country,” said Supervisor Chair Richard Leff....

Kennett Supervisors fire police chief, promote Gordon

KENNETT — The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to fire Police Chief Lydell Nolt. Nolt was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 20, 2019 after he informed Township Manager Eden Ratliff that he was the subject of a criminal investigation by the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office concerning a sexual assault allegation. The Township was notified at the...

Moore charged with stealing $3.2M from Kennett Township

Lisa Moore. File photo. KENNETT — Lisa Moore, the former Township Manager, has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $3.2 million since taking the job in 2010, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Tuesday. Moore, who was fired earlier this year when the allegations first surfaced, is charged with taking money from employee benefits, the police department, land preservation,...

Rudolf hired as Kennett Twp. interim manager

KENNETT — Alison Rudolf will serve as Kennett Township’s interim township manager beginning Tuesday, May 28. She will replace, on an interim basis, Lisa Moore, who was terminated by the township last week and is the subject of an ongoing investigation over alleged fiscal improprieties.    Send article as PDF   

Letter: Kennett emergency service tax doesn’t help Longwood FC

To The Editor, I’m compelled to write to all taxpayers in Kennett Township to correct a dangerous misimpression concerning the recent tax levied by the supervisors for public safety. The Longwood Fire Company DOES NOT RECEIVE A PENNY of additional funding from the new public safety tax. We actually receive less money from Kennett Township since the forming of the regional Fire/EMS commission....

Kennett supervisors OK emergency services tax hike

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors (pictured) and leaders in Kennett Square are doing a fundraising competition, Change for Change, which will benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard. KENNETT – Citing the expense of a growing police force, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors have passed a 2018 budget that includes a tax increase to cover the costs of...

Kennett, Longwood Gardens look at flooding concern in Hamorton Homes

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Pennoni Associates engineer Michael Kissinger talks with residents of the Hamorton neighborhood near Longwood Gardens whose homes have been affected by flooding. KENNETT – The rains on the plain stay mainly in Hamorton, according to some residents of the village who spoke at the most recent meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Several residents...

Medical marijuana inches closer, gambling shut out in Kennett

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Chief of Police Lydell Nolt shows a sample of new body armor recently purchased for the Kennett Township police department. Nolt said the vests could withstand high-powered rifle fire KENNETT  – As Pennsylvania gets ready to go to pot – medical marijuana, that is – the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors are preparing for proposals from licensed dispensaries...

Kennett looks at role of environmental advisory board

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Scudder Stevens listens to residents’ concerns about environmental practices at the Sinclair Springs project site while Township Manager Lisa Moore checks permit records. KENNETT – Over the course of a frequently terse conversation, the township’s Board of Supervisors agreed to reconsider the role...