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Government

  • Filing opens for city races

    William "Budda" Killian thinks the third time will be the charm.
    Killian informed the News & Reporter that he plans to seek the Ward I council seat being vacated by Alan Clack. Killian has sought a seat on the council twice before, he said, narrowly losing to Councilwoman Susan Kovas two years ago.
    "I feel like the time is now. It's now or never," Killian said.

  • City hall to get facelift

    Chester City Hall will finally be getting part of it's long-discussed facelift.
    At a recent meeting of Chester City Council, Randy Ransom, of J.M. Cope Construction, updated the council on work that needs to be done. Previously, problems with bricks loosening and falling have been discussed. Ransom focused on the roof, providing the council with hundreds of pictures of the problems.
    "Some parts of the roof are no longer water-tight," Ransom said.

  • County inks Nourse occupant, moves on "Project 1036"

    Chester County Council gave unanimous second reading approval Monday to an ordinance dealing with "Project 1036."

  • County gets clean audit

    No one on Chester County Council was sure how long it had been.
    "I think that's two in-a-row," said Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey.
    "No, more than that," said Councilman Alex Oliphant. "I think that's four years straight."
    Everyone was sure it was a good thing. The county received its annual audit recently from Faulkner and Thompson. It was clean and unqualified, meaning all the information it contained was factually correct.

  • McBrayer to seek Ward IV seat

    There will be a competitive election for at least one Chester City Council seat.
    On Thursday, Ike McBrayer informed the News & Reporter that he plans to run for the Ward IV seat being vacated by two-term incumbent Susan Kelsey. King Thompson, a former city councilman, has already announced that he will run for the Ward IV seat.
    McBrayer has never held elected office before, but has previously been a candidate for Chester City Council and the Chester County School Board. McBrayer said he is running because he has something to offer to his hometown.

  • City park offers wheelchair accessible trail

    The City of Chester Parks and Recreation Department has completed its new Wylie Park Family and Handicap Trail, said director Jack Sink. The trail is located adjacent to the Wylie Park playground. The concrete trail is 5-feet-wide and meets standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate park and trail visitors in wheelchairs, Sink said.
    “It's a great place for a family activity and it's in a nice, safe environment,” he said.

  • Member of election commission to seek Ward I council seat

    Luke Cameron, a member of the Chester County Election Commission, has announced he will seek the City of Chester Ward I council seat in the upcoming municipal election.
    Cameron told The News & Reporter on Thursday he will file for the seat currently held by Councilman Alan Clack who announced he will not seek a second term.
    Cameron, 31, says he has worked in politics since he was 17-years-old.
    “My mom got me involved, she loved politics,” Cameron said. “I love politics, too.”

  • Former city councilman to seek Ward IV council seat

    A familiar face will be among those seeking office for the City of Chester Ward IV council seat during the municipal election in May.
    Former Chester City Councilman King D. Thompson informed The News & Reporter on Monday that he will file for the seat on Feb. 15. This seat currently is held by Councilwoman Susan Kelsey who announced last week that she will not seek re-election.

  • Mulvaney bringing his office to Chester

    He is just getting settled into his new office in Washington, but 5th District Congressman Mick Mulvaney is planning to bring his office to Chester.
    Next Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., Mulvaney will have a "mobile office" set up at the Chester County War Memorial Building. A release from Mulvaney's office said the mobile office operation in Chester County will be a monthly occurrence.
    Mulvaney said he hopes people find his mobile office helpful.

  • City scraps proposed train ordinance

    Apparently what they had was failure to communicate.
    After hearing from a railroad official in a public hearing on Monday night, Chester City Council decided to table an ordinance that would have allowed police to write tickets to conductors whose trains block city traffic for long periods of time.
    Steve Gedney, senior vice president of Gulf and Ohio Railway Inc., which recently purchased L&C Railroad, was the lone person to speak in the public hearing. Gedney said it may appear to affected drivers that trains are sitting idle for no reason sometimes.