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April 4

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (April)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (abril)

March 28, 2024

Job Postings:

Water and Wastewater Mechanic/Operator

Assistant Finance Director

March 27, 2024

Borough of Kennett Square Secures Funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant

March 25, 2024

Pedestrian Safer Access Project Update

March 21, 2024

Leaf Bags and Limb Pick Up Resumes April 1, 2024

March 20, 2024

Speed Table Replacement & Willow Street Project Update

March 20, 2024

Annual Spring Cleanup for Borough Residents

March 18, 2024

Pedestrian Safer Access Project Update

March 14, 2024

Water Leak on W. Linden Street

March 13, 2024

Two Infrastructure Projects to Begin in the Borough

March 12, 2024

Annual Red Clay Valley Clean-Up

March 8, 2024

Pedestrian Safer Access Project Update

March 7, 2024

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (March)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (marzo)

March 4, 2024

Internet & Phone Service Down at Borough Hall

March 1, 2024

Pedestrian Safer Access Project Update

March 1, 2024

See all the Spring Programs & Events at Kennett Library here

March 1, 2024

A Multi-Employer Hiring Event is taking place at Kennett Library on Tuesday, March 26.  More details can be found here.

February 29, 2024

Washington Street will be closed Friday March 1 all day and Tuesday, March 5 from 7am – 11am due to construction.

February 28, 2024

Pedestrian Safer Access Project Update

February 28, 2024

Kennett Square Borough Supports Kennett Area Community Services Efforts to Increase Housing for All

February 17, 2024

Pedestrian Safer Access Project Update

February 16, 2024

The 400 & 500 blocks of S. Broad Street will be closed Monday, February 19, due to construction

February 16, 2024

Winter Warning Routes in Effect 2/16

February 14, 2024

Pedestrian Safer Access Project Update

February 13, 2024

Borough of Kennett Square Notification (Winter Warning Routes in Effect, 2/13)

February 8, 2024

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (February)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (febrero)

January 26, 2024

The 100 block of S. Washington will be closed Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 due to construction.

January 25, 2024

Water Bill Notification

January 24, 2024

Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) Job Posting for Director of Social Programs

January 22, 2024

Two Week Construction Schedule for Pedestrian Safer Access Project

Notification of Pedestrian Safer Access Project

January 20, 2024

Snow Emergency Lifted

January 19, 2024

Snow Emergency Updates

January 18, 2024

Borough of Kennett Square Snow Emergency Declaration Effective at 8AM On Friday, January 19, 2024

January 17

South Washington Street Closure (1/18 & 1/19)

January 4


More information about serving on Borough Council can be found here

Individuals interested in serving on Borough Council can apply here by 1/17

January 3, 2024

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (January)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (enero)

December 21

Water Treatment Plant Grant Award 

December 15

Spruce Apartments Fire Donations Update

December 13

Spruce Apartments Fire Information on Donations

December 7

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (December)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (Diciembre)

December 6

Poverty Simulation Event (Jan. 13, 2024)

December 4

Borough End of Year Report (2023)

Informe de fin de año del municipio (2023)

November 22


November 17
Dear Kennett Area Residents/Businesses,

As you may have heard, Genesis is selling both buildings in Kennett Square and downsizing to a smaller space. Genesis would like to give local residents a chance to view and purchase a piece from their beautiful collection. Please join them for their online Art Auction supporting the Michael R. Walker Foundation.  Genesis Extraordinary Art Auction


Kyle Coleman, Borough Manager

November 9

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (November)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (Noviembre)

November 3

The Borough is hosting a “Budget Informational” for the Public on Monday, November 6 at 5:30pm.  Click Here for More Details!

November 2

The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon is Saturday, November 4.  Click Here for Road Closure Schedule

October 26
Annual Veterans Breakfast & Recognition Ceremony
Veterans are welcome to bring a guest and may RSVP by emailing or calling the district office at (484) 200-8264 by November 1st
Kennett Square VFW Post 5467
704 W. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348

October 11
Free Shredding Event on Saturday, November 4

October 6

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (October)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (octubre)

October 6

2024 Proposed Budget Message

2024 Proposed Budget Power Point Presentation

2024 Proposed "Line-by-Line" Budget

October 2

Water Main Break Notification

September 27

Mushroom Cap Half Marathon (11/4) Road Closures

September 14

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (September)

Boletín electrónico mensual del municipio de Kennett Square (septiembre)

September 13

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Residents (Thursday, October 12)

Clínica de vacunación contra la gripe para residentes (jueves 12 de octubre)

September 7

Borough Hall Open (9-7) & Mushroom Festival Notification

September 6

2023 Road Improvement Update

September 6, 2023

Borough Hall is closed today due to the precautionary measures and safety with the ongoing manhunt.

September 5, 2023

Borough Hall is closed today due to the precautionary measures and safety with the ongoing manhunt.

August 28

Red Clay Trail Closed Due to Construction Notification

August 21

E. State Street Downed Tree Notification

August 18

N. Mill Road Water Pressure Notification

August 14

Hiring Announcement (Full-Time Parking Enforcement Officer)

August 10

Borough of Kennett Square Monthly E-Newsletter (August)

Boletín electrónico mensual del distrito de Kennett Square (agosto)

August 9

W. Cypress Street (from S. Mill Road to Lafayette Street) Closed Due to Accident & Spill Notification

August 8 

Borough Hall Closed Today & Storm Update 

August 4

Low Water Pressure Notification

August 2

Active Shooter Exercise (Planned Training Exercise Scheduled for 8/3)

Borough Council Meeting Notice - August Meeting

August 1
E. South Street Water main Replacement Project Update

July 26
W. State Street Water Main Break Notification (400 & 500 Blocks)

July 24
National Night Out With the Kennett Community - Flyer
National Night Out with the Kennett Community is on Tuesday, August 1 from 6PM - 8PM
Check Out the Organizations that Keep Our Community Safe and All the Fun Supporting Vendors!

July 21
Maple Alley Water Main Break Notification

July 19th

Borough of Kennett Square Notification (E. South Street Water Main Replacement Project)

Borough of Kennett Square Notification (Library Referendum)

July 17th

Below is the Borough's Monthly E-Newsletter for July (English & Spanish Version Available)



July 17th

Pennsylvania Broadband Community Survey

July 17th

Chester County Department of Emergency Services Hiring Event (July 24th)

July 8, 2023

​Are you at risk of having your water shut off? Help is available!! The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is available to help families who have overdue water bills or at risk of losing water service for their home. Applications will be accepted July 10, 2023 through August 11, 2023. Learn more about LIHWAP and see if you qualify at

July 7, 2023

Genesis HealthCare Announces Downsizing of Kennett Square Office Space

June 30, 2023
Borough Council Passes Resolution Giving Formal Notice to Leave Regional Fire Commission

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2023
Water System Flushing Notice for Monday, July 10

Press Release: June 27, 2023
Special Council Meeting June 29, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Below is the Borough's 2023 Mid-Year Report (English & Spanish Version Available)

Borough of Kennett Square 2023 Mid Year Report (in English)

Informe de mitad de año 2023 del distrito de Kennett Square (en español)

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2023
Borough of Kennett Square Monthly Newsletter June 8, 2023

Para publicación inmediata: 8 de junio de 2023:
Boletín electrónico mensual del distrito de Kennett Square

For Immediate Release:

For Immediate Release:
Borough of Kennett Square Monthly Newsletter May 5, 2023

Mobile Home Tax Reassessment Project
Mobile Home Program Client Flyer 2023
Mobile Home Program Client Flyer Spanish 2023 - Copy

Borough of Kennett Square Hires Fire/EMS Consulting Firm - Public Meeting Scheduled for May 25, 2023
Borough Council Special Public Meeting - Fire & EMS

Press Release April 6, 2023: Kennett Heritage Center Speaking of History
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The Annual Spring Cleanup's Tire and Appliance Pickup will begin at 7am on Monday, April  24th, 2023
The Annual Spring Cleanup's Dumpster Days will on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday April 30, 2023.
Click Here for the 2023 Annual Spring Cleanup information Flyer

The Borough has a an employment opportunity for an Assistant Finance Director
Click Here for the Assistant Finance Director Job Description

What: Chester County Trails Master Plan Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Virtually Via Zoom & East Whiteland Township Municipal Building

Do you want to help determine the best places for new trails and trail connections in #ChesCo? @CCPlanning will host the first Public Meeting about the Chester County Trails Master Plan on 3/14  at the East Whiteland Township Municipal Building and via Zoom from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Learn more and register:  

What: Planning Kennett Connections - Public Visioning Workshop #2
When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Virtually Via Zoom
Want to help shape the future of walking and biking in Kennett Borough, Kennett Township and East Marlborough Township? Join the virtual workshop (Spanish subtitles available) to learn about potential connections and provide feedback on priorities and improvements within your community. Your input will help inform an ongoing planning study to identify local transportation needs and prioritize projects for future funding. Click here for more information about this exciting initiative and to learn how to get involved and stay informed throughout the process!

January 20, 2023
Click Here for the Parking Garage Update  

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2023 
Borough of Kennett Square News, Updates & Upcoming Events

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A workshop will be held at the Borough Council meeting on Wednesday January 11th to discuss the proposed conceptual design of the Birch Street Revitalization Project.  Borough personnel met with project stakeholders on numerous occasions and revised the conceptual design several times to incorporate feedback from residents and businesses. Birch Street Concept Design

The Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) is seeking a full-time Facilities Manager, responsible for performing a variety of skilled routine maintenance and/or construction tasks within Anson B. Nixon Park. The application is available here: KAPA - Anson B. Nixon Employment Application and at the following locations:

Borough Hall Holiday Schedule: 
Closed Friday, December 23, 2022 - Monday December 26, 2022
Open Tuesday, December, 27, Wednesday December, 28 & Thursday, December 29, 2022
Closed Friday, December 30 - Monday, January 2, 2023
Open Tuesday, January 3, 2023

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2022:
Borough of Kennett Square Issues Requests for Proposals to Market & Manage Borough Property
RFP for Borough Property Listing Agent

RFP for Borough Property Management Services

For Immediate Release: December 9, 2022:
Click Here for Borough of Kennett Square News, Updates & Upcoming Events

Please Click Here to see the Borough of Kennett Square's 2022 Winter Newsletter
Borough personnel will be distributing its quarterly newsletter to residents and businesses over the next several weeks! 

The South end of Marshall Street will be CLOSED tomorrow morning, Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. to trim the tree at the corner of Marshall and Mulberry Streets.

Milling and Paving on West South Street from the "S" turn to South Mill Mushroom will begin on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. and will be completed by Wednesday afternoon (weather dependent). Only one lane will be closed. Thank you for your patience while this project is being completed.

 October 31, 2022 - Borough Zoning Hearing Board - Volunteer Member Opening 

Mushroom Cap Half Marathon Road Closures Saturday November 5, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE 10.27.22: Borough of Kennett Square Receives $2 million to Advance Municipal and Community Services Complex

PRESS RELEASE: Hank's Place Open to the Public Tuesday, October 18, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Borough of Kennett Square Proposed 2023 Budget

Proposed 2023 Budget Presentation

Proposed 2023 Budget

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Kennett Square Borough Receives $125,000 Greenways, Trails & Recreation Program Grant

Kennett Square Borough – On September 20, 2022, the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) notified Kennett Square Borough, Chester County, of a $125,000 grant award from the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP).

The grant funding will be used for costs associated with transforming a 33,000-square-foot leftover, forgotten, “backyard” space into a valuable recreational amenity. Local commonwealth legislators Representative Christina Sappey and Senator John Kane expressed support for the project, alongside area residents and community organizations.

Douglas Doerfler, president of the Kennett Square Borough Council stated, “The Borough is incredibly excited to advance this transformational park project. We are most grateful to our elected officials for their support this project and our efforts to provide additional recreational amenities to our residents that will lead to improved health and an enhanced quality of life.”

The proposed Red Clay Park and Creek Restoration project also includes environmental restoration efforts, including the removal of invasive species, streambank stabilization, and reforestation to stabilize eroding banks. In addition, the construction of creek access and new portions of trailways and associated recreational amenities will be included.

“I was happy to support Kennett Square Borough’s application for these funds,” said Representative Sappey. “The Red Clay Park and Creek Restoration Project will provide environmental and recreational benefits in an optimal location, creating key pedestrian connections to Kennett High School, the YMCA, the new library, Anson B. Nixon Park, local businesses and more.”

The project is part of a continued effort to advance the development of the Kennett Greenway, a multi-municipal 14-mile pedestrian and bicycle loop. The goal of the Kennett Greenway is to connect the greater Kennett community to everyday destinations, the area’s natural beauty, employment centers, services and amenities, and various other points of interest via a 14-mile pedestrian and bicycle loop. This funding will advance the creation of a new amenity on the overall Greenway, as well as revitalize a portion of the park into a key community green space within Kennett Square.

 “This is an amazing opportunity for the community to create a vibrant, inclusive, and inspiring place that provides residents and visitors the opportunity to connect with nature and each other,” said Christina Norland, Executive Director of the Kennett Trails Alliance. “What is even more special about this project is that Borough residents will be able to enjoy this reclaimed public space right in their own backyard.”

For questions or comments, please contact Kyle Coleman, Borough Manager at For more information on the Red Clay Park Project or to get involved, please visit

600 S. Broad Street Purchase Presentation to Council - September 14, 2022
Project Team: Bo Wright, Geoff Mucha & Matthew King
600 S. Broad Street Purchase Presentation 9.14.22

Below is the link to the RFP Package for 600. S. Broad Street! Bids are due September 23, 2022.
All specifics are included in the link below

RFP Use/Purchase of Spaces Available at 600 S. Broad St., Purchase of 120 Marshall St., 115 N. Brad St. and Comps
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2022 Spring Cleanup Flyer - Copy (3)


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The First Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2022!!

Saturday, April 9, 2022 a
Technical College High School - Pickering Campus in Phoenixville - 1580 Charlestown Road
A PRE-REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED at the following website link: 
There is a slide show of information that should answer any questions at this link.


Do you have a deep love of water, wildlife, and woods? Do you enjoy learning about the environment and being outdoors? Is it important to you that we preserve our waterways and natural areas for future generations? Take action! Join the Master Watershed Steward Information Session for Chester and Delaware Counties and learn about the MWS program, in this live on-line training program starting January 6, 2022!  For more information go to:


How do you prefer to get around Kennett Square?

Microtransit isn't a term you hear often, but it might be part of a solution to meet growing transit needs in our community. Microtransit offers highly flexible routing and/or highly flexible scheduling to ensure equitable access to transportation. The next step in a Kennett Square Microtransit Study is a community survey, and we need your input! Please take a few moments to take this survey answering a few questions about how you prefer to get around Kennett Square. The survey is also available in Spanish. Thank you for participating!



!! Important Notice !!
The Borough will be switching emergency notification systems. Effective August 16th, we will no longer be using Swift 911 and will be sending out alerts through Ready Chesco. ReadyChesCo is the official notification system for Chester County. Citizens can register to receive emergency and non-emergency alerts for their community. Emergencies and important updates can happen at any time, and it is our goal to alert all residents as quickly as possible. Please sign up for alerts as soon as possible at For more information please contact Borough Hall at 610.444.6020



Kyle Coleman Named as New Borough Manager for Kennett Square


KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania (July 29, 2021) – The Borough of Kennett Square has named Kyle Coleman as the new Borough Manager.

The Borough selected Strategic Government Resources (SGR) to conduct an extensive search that resulted in an impressive candidate pool of 30 applicants from 12 states. SGR is an executive recruitment firm specializing in recruiting, assessing, and developing, innovative, collaborative, authentic leaders.

The interview with Coleman took place on June 25 & 26, and included a tour of the community, a session with the Borough’s Senior Staff, and personal interviews with Borough Council Members.

Coleman currently serves as the Deputy Village Manager for the Village of Estero, Florida where he served as the Assistant to the City Manager from 2016 until he was promoted to his current position in 2020. He has more than seven years of local government and non-profit experience. He previously served as Executive Director for the Greater Syracuse Project in New York, and as the Founder and CEO of The SAT Academy of Southwest Florida.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Coleman holds Masters degrees in Public Administration and Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, Information Management and Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Services Management and Policy. He is a member of the International City and County Manager Association (ICMA), Florida City and County Manager Association (FCCMA), and the Estero Chamber of Commerce.

“We are so pleased to have Kyle Coleman with us in Kennett Square” expressed Kennett Borough Council President Dr. Brenda Mercomes. “As Borough Manager, he brings the educational and professional background that can make a positive difference in our town.” This was echoed by Council Vice-President Rosa Moore. "We are excited to welcome Kyle to the Borough.  He brings a strong work ethic and a concrete foundation in municipal governance.  I am glad he is joining our community." Mayor Matthew Fetick added “The Borough has several opportunities and challenges coming up in the near future. It will take skilled leadership to navigate these opportunities. I’m looking forward to having Kyle on board and his leadership as the Borough continues to grow and evolve.”

Kyle’s start date is planned for September 16.


DCD hosted a webinar for the Chester County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. View the presentation slides or stream video of the meeting.

The Emergency Utility and Rental Assistance program serves Chester County residents and can only be accessed by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting the prompt for "Housing Crisis." 

Funding will serve individuals and families that are obligated to pay rent and meet the following three criteria:

  1. Qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship, directly or indirectly, during COVID-19.
  2. Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  3. Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median(Income limits are subject to change per guidance from the federal government).
    1. Family of 1 = $52,950
    2. Family of 4 = $75,600

Priority of service shall be prioritized to eligible applicants, including:

  • Households with individual(s) that have been unemployed for the 90 days prior to application for assistance and households with income at or below 50 percent of the area median.
  • Households with housing- and utility-related arrears that could result in imminent eviction or utility shut-off.


Spotted lanternfly
 (SLF) is an invasive insect that has spread throughout Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. SLF feeds on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in PA. If you see SLF, help us stop it in its tracks! To report a sighting, use our reporting tool below or call our hotline at 1-888-422-3359.

For more information visit

Spotted Lantern Flys 

As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough, the #SpottedLanternfly hasn’t gone anywhere. You’ll start seeing them turning from black to RED nymphs soon, and as adults with wings before you know it. Whatever stage they’re in, please REPORT every sighting.

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Chester County Complete Count Committee to Raise Awareness about 2020 Census

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