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Government

  • Fort Lawn approves MOU with CWR

    At their August meeting, the Fort Lawn Town Council took the first step towards negotiations with Chester Wastewater Recovery (CWR) to transfer the town’s sewer system over to them.

    Council approved 4-0 to adopt a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the town and Chester Wastewater Recovery. This adoption came after the recommendation of the AECOM engineering firm the town hired for a pre-engineering study of the status of the town’s sewer system and recommendations for the future.

  • School district share of FILOT funds will stay unchanged

    Chester County will not be reducing the amount of fee in lieu of tax (FILOT) money earmarked for the Chester County School District, but will be reducing its own share.

  • City administrator takes issue with CURES at litter meeting

    A meeting that was supposed to be about how the citizen’s group CURES (Citizens United for Redevelopment and Economic Stability) could help the city with some cleanup efforts turned tense when Chester City Administrator Stephanie Jackson took issue with critical comments made by what she called CURES’ “Facebook users” on the city’s cleanup efforts or lack of the same, and took offense at a passing remark made by Chester County Councilmember Alex Oliphant.

  • From classrooms to council chambers

    Note: This is a continuation of a conversation with the City of Chester’s new administrator

     

    Stephanie Jackson, the new City of Chester administrator has been on the job for a little over two months. She sat down with The N&R and said she recently shared her vision for the City of Chester with the people she works with, including city employees and the members of city council.

  • Graham stepping down as elections director

    Terry Graham figures that when you make a mistake professionally, you can let your error define you or you can learn something from it.

    “I definitely used it as a teachable moment. Good things have grown out of it,” he said.

    Graham, who has been Chester County’s elections director for four years and has worked in the elections office for nine is moving on. Friday will be his last day, as he will soon be starting a new position as manager of voter services in Richland County.

  • From classrooms to city streets

    She’s been on the job for about two months and new Chester City Administrator Stephanie Jackson said when she began the job in May she knew she would be “walking into a challenge.” But, says Jackson, that’s all right.

    “I’m enjoying the challenge,” she said. “I face each challenge with the optimism that we’re going to find a solution.”

  • Making the cut

    The process of having the grass cut at Evergreen Cemetery on a regular basis appears to at least be underway.

  • County ready to move on 1814

    For the time being, nothing is publicly known about the company behind the economic development code name “1814” but that could apparently change soon.

  • Master Plan Steering Committee gets some beautification ideas

    In a joint meeting with the Gateway Master Plan Steering Committee, members of Chester County Council, county staff and the chairs of the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, county officials got a glimpse of what the Gateway District and parts of Chester County could look like in the future.

    Two different planning consultants made presentations at the steering committee lunch, said Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker Dean. She along with Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart, are ex officio members of the steering committee.

  • Richburg, Fort Lawn pass annual budgets

    The Towns of Richburg and Fort Lawn have started off the fiscal year under their new budgets.

    At their June meeting, the Town of Richburg held their public hearing and the second reading of the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget of $173,966. This is a 14.83 percent increase in last fiscal year’s budget of $151,500. Richburg has no millage rate. No citizens signed up to speak during the public hearing on the budget.