Pocopson recognizes Girl Scout Gold Award recipient for video on Holocaust

Supervisors consider only one meeting a month By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The last township meeting of 2017 – and the only meeting in Dec. due to the holidays – was held on Monday, Dec. 11, with discussions involving having only one meeting per month, instead of two moving forward into 2018.  During the brief meeting, the supervisors presented a resolution to...

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...

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.” ...

Opposition heard for Ugly Ducklings sign in Pocopson

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Ducklings Early Learning Center, located in the Riverside at Chadds Ford community on Winston Lane, has been open for the new school year but without a sign on the front of the newly constructed building. The registered trade-marked yellow ducks with orange lettering invoked some opposition from the board.    Send...

Pocopson Park bathrooms vandalized and locked; ballpark shed approved for purchase

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Pocopson Township meeting was led, as it always is, with Chairwoman Ricki Stumpo’s request to, “Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.” After all in attendance stood for the pledge, the 19-minute meeting ensued with Director of Public Works Mark Knightly requesting two portable bathrooms for the Pocopson Park at Corrine and Wawaset...

Pocopson residents push for delay on floodplain ordinance

A map showing much of the flood plain in Pocopson near the Brandywine Creek. Courtesy, Federal Emergency Management Agency. POCOPSON – Many residents from Lenape Cabin Club, Inc., who live along the Brandywine River, attended the public hearing portion of Monday night’s township meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to ultimately adopt floodplain ordinance provisions in accordance to the...

Pocopson OKs regional EMS Commission plan

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – Supervisors Ricki Stumpo and Alice Balsama (Elaine DiMonte was not in attendance) quickly moved through the agenda Monday night at the Pocopson Township meeting, as only one resident – other than those employed by the township and the press – sat in the audience. The resident had much to say regarding his dissatisfaction in the formation...

Kennett Library shares data for allocation of Pocopson’s donation

Supervisors approve support to stop gerrymandering By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. POCOPSON – A presentation by Kennett Library board representatives, Brad Piper and Chris Larsen (via teleconference), was given to the Pocopson supervisors on Monday night. The focus was on considerations for future allocations of library donations and the...

Fair Districts PA seeks support from Pocopson to stop gerrymandering

Historical Committee announces a new virtual tour mobile app By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The bulk of Monday night’s township meeting was spent on presentations. The first of two presentations from Fair Districts PA sought support from Supervisors Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo. (Alice Balsama was not present). The second included a new mobile application providing historical...

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...