Pocopson residents push for delay on floodplain ordinance

A map showing much of the flood plain in Pocopson near the Brandywine Creek. Courtesy, Federal Emergency Management Agency. POCOPSON – Many residents from Lenape Cabin Club, Inc., who live along the Brandywine River, attended the public hearing portion of Monday night’s township meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to ultimately adopt floodplain ordinance provisions in accordance to the...

Pocopson OKs regional EMS Commission plan

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – Supervisors Ricki Stumpo and Alice Balsama (Elaine DiMonte was not in attendance) quickly moved through the agenda Monday night at the Pocopson Township meeting, as only one resident – other than those employed by the township and the press – sat in the audience. The resident had much to say regarding his dissatisfaction in the formation...

Kennett Library shares data for allocation of Pocopson’s donation

Supervisors approve support to stop gerrymandering By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. POCOPSON – A presentation by Kennett Library board representatives, Brad Piper and Chris Larsen (via teleconference), was given to the Pocopson supervisors on Monday night. The focus was on considerations for future allocations of library donations and the...

Pocopson supervisors move forward on Barnard House feasibility proposals

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to include Pocopson roads for Earth Day clean up By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Barnard House remains as a permanent agenda item for the township and Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting focused on how to move forward with the 19 feasibility study proposals. The feasibility study was advertised several months ago to gather information...

And so it begins: 926 bridge to close Feb. 13

PennDOT to start bridge replacement over Brandywine The official detour route for the bridge closing, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. After a nearly two-decade wait, work is slated to finally begin on replacement of the Route 926 bridge over Brandywine Creek in Pocopson and Birmingham — with the bridge and nearby roadways closing on Feb. 13. The $8.6 million replacement project...

Report: Unified emergency services may offer benefits

E. Marlborough plans no tax hike in 2017 By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Township Planning Commission Chair Cuyler Walker discusses a report on potentially unifying emergency services for six area towns with Township Supervisor Bob Weer. EAST MARLBOROUGH – A first step toward unifying a crazy quilt of emergency services for six area towns may have taken a step forward...

KURC lease on Barnard House questioned

Underground Railroad threatens to walk away from lease with Pocopson By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times First floor plans for the Barnard House in Pocopson, which continues to be the subject of controversy. POCOPSON – The Barnard House continued to be the topic of discussion at Pocopson Township’s board of supervisors’ meeting on Monday night, focusing on the validity of the 2014 five-year...

Pocopson supervisors OK day care, Barnard security

Action moves on to long-discussed items By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Township Supervisors Alice Balsama, Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo consider options during Monday night’s board meeting. POCOPSON – After much delay in getting approval by the Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors, two consistently tabled agenda items due to outstanding, and some controversial, issues...

Pocopson delays action on day care, Barnard House

Supervisors again reject road dedication from The Preserve By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson officials are awaiting clarification from the county on uses allowed for the Bernard House before taking further action. POCOPSON – Two voting items that have been consistently postponed were again put on hold at Monday night’s board of supervisors’ meeting in hopes of gathering more...

PennDOT slashes Rt. 926 bridge build to six months

$9 million project slated to start in Feb., 2017 By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times PennDOT now says it will only need six months of road closures to replace the Rt. 926 bridge over the Brandywine Creek. POCOPSON — Although it meant a year of delay while operational plans were revised, the new timeline to rebuild the bridge over the Brandywine Creek on Rt. 926 will need only six months of road...