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Government

  • "I'm definitely not playing"

    A discussion of buying a new knuckle boom truck and a baler turned into a full-on demonstration of the city’s financial state on Monday.

    Councilman Carlos Williams, who sits on the public works committee, discussed the need for the two new pieces of equipment and said time was of the essence.

    “Effective September 30, we have to start doing quarterly recycling reports, so we need to move forward on this,” he said.

  • What did city council actually approve?

    Did members of Chester Council vote to approve a special exception for a funeral home to relocate into a York Street church building Monday…or did they vote to allow themselves to vote?

  • Council revives, passes special exception for funeral home on York Street

     

  • Filing opens in Lowrys, Richburg and Fort Lawn

    The books will open for candidate filing for municipal elections today for the towns of Richburg, Fort Lawn and Lowrys.

    Filing opens at noon today for the office of Mayor and four town council seats in Richburg, for the office of Mayor and four town council seats in Lowrys  and three council seats in Fort Lawn.

    Residents in the town limits of Fort Lawn, Richburg and Lowrys respectively have until noon Sept. 5, 2017 to file for those seats.

  • Dirt Cheap...county selling road for $1

    Who says a dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to?

    On Monday, Chester County Council discussed a liability issue related to a county road (number 080-06-02-028-000 on the tax map). Very little is actually known about the road, other than it is three-fourths of a mile long, is located off of Purity Road and isn’t actually used by the public. In fact, it is inaccessible to traffic as it is blocked off and has been for a long time.

  • County approves A-Tax funding requests

    Chester County has divvyed up $95,000 in A-Tax spending for the coming year, though that only covers about half of all requests submitted.

    On Monday, A-Tax Commission Chair Cheryl Addison presented the recommendations for how that money should be spent to Chester County Council.

    “Our commission is charged with allocations of funds to support tourism that boosts the local economy,” she said.

  • Filing opens Friday for mayor, council seats in Richburg, Lowrys

    The books will open for candidate filing for municipal elections this Friday for the towns of Richburg and Lowrys.

    Filing opens for the office of mayor and four town council seats in Richburg and filing for the office of mayor and four town council seats in Lowrys opens at noon on Friday. Filing also opens on Friday to fill the office of three town council seats in Fort Lawn.

    Residents in the town limits of Richburg, Fort Lawn and Lowrys respectively have until noon Sept. 5, to file for those seats.

  • Richburg Council sets procedures for availability of minutes

    The Richburg Town Council voted at their August meeting on a resolution calling for procedures to make minutes of the previous month’s meeting available to the public after those minutes have been approved.

  • City may bring in interim administrator

    Chester City Council appears to be considering hiring an interim city administrator after leaving the position unfilled for four months.

  • A dead issue

    The Christopher King Funeral Home will not be moving to a new location in a residential neighborhood on York Street after a vote to allow a special zoning exception failed for lack of majority on Monday night at Chester City Council.