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: https://www.chescoplanning.org/transportation/TrailsMasterPlan.cfm.
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
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Red Clay Park Project or to get involved, please visit http://www.kennectivity.com/redclay.
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
RFP Use/Purchase of Spaces Available at 600 S. Broad St., Purchase of 120 Marshall St., 115 N. Brad St. and Comps
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
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: https://www.chestercountyswa.org/121/Upcoming-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Event
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: https://web.cvent.com/event/f7299d4a-1b95-4bd6-9c79-82bd2a72d440/summary
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!
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:
- 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.
- Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
- 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).
- Family of 1 = $52,950
- 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 https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly.
Spotted Lantern Flys