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...

Kennett joins Crime Watch program

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT  –Staying informed about criminal activity just got easier for residents of the township. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Chief of Police Lydell Nolt announced that the Pennsylvania Crime Watch program is now fully functional in the township. The website address is www.crimewatchpa.com, and residents should select Kennett...

Question over conflict on Poplar Tree home in E. Marlborough

Board of Supervisors approves new paving, commercial signs By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – The township’s Board of Supervisors’ held a short meeting on Monday night at the East Marlborough Township building. It did not break the record of the shortest meeting but it lasted about a half an hour with most of that time spent on the controversial property at 101...

Birmingham looks at hiring new auditing firm

Possible buyer found for township-owned Birmingham Road property By Kris Fiery-Poling, Correspondent, The Times BIRMINGHAM — Secretary/Treasurer Quina Nelling recommended the accounting firm of BBD for Township Auditor at Monday night’s Township Board of Supervisors Meeting. According to Nelling, “BBD charges $5,000, has excellent references, and can retain this cost for two additional years.” The...

Supervisors give The Barn at Spring Brook extension

Deal means facility can remain open, while addressing township’s, neighbors’ concerns By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times The Barn at Spring Brook in Pocopson will be able to remain open — serving handicapped children — after a agreement was reached with township supervisors to extend some conditional use deadlines, Monday night. POCOPSON — No large crowd and no fanfare, just...

Two difficult issues in Pocopson require patience

The Barn and Denton Hollow need cooler heads to prevail on all sides By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times POCOPSON — Let’s face it, it’s kind of a lousy week to be supervisor here in the township. Facing not one, but two issues, where pretty much no matter what the Board of Supervisors do, they’re going to make people angry, it makes me kind of glad I have such a lousy record when it comes...

Corn maze comes under Pocopson scrutiny

Township approves contracts for project at Barnard House By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON —Supervisors heard arguments last week as to why a local corn maze is — or isn’t — a permitted use of a Rt. 842 property, just one of a number of issues discussed in front of a packed house last week. Once held in front of a largely empty room, Board of Township Supervisors’...

Pocopson asked for school house work approval

By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson’s Locust Grove School House, where the township’s Historical Committee is seeking permission to continue restoration work on the building, which would be paid for with grant funds. The Township’s Historical Committee gave officials an update on plans to place a tree and marker in Pocopson Park in memory of Bill Sellers, who dedicated...

And…right back into campaign season

No rest for the weary, as Election 2014 kicks into high gear, already By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Now that we’ve gotten that pesky election out of the way, it’s time for the campaign to get started. Think I’m kidding? Then why is Gov. Tom Corbett in the county today, kicking off his 2014 campaign? And why has the jostling for state legislative and congressional seats already begun? Traditionally,...

Few shakeups in county on Primary day

A handful of incumbents bounced at municipal level; county slates set By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Tuesday’s Primary election largely set up this November’s election slate — although in a handful of municipal races, incumbent supervisor candidates were knocked off their party’s ballot. Turnout for the election was very light: just 10.45% of voters registered as Republican or Democrat...