Commissioners add funds to opioid fight

Commissioner Terence Farrell, Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Commissioner Kathi Cozzone (far right) present a check for $20,000 to Vince Brown, Director of the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $20,000 to Vince Brown, Director of the County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services as further endorsement...

Commissioners make annual agriculture awards

Don Cairns WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners, along with the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), presented two agricultural awards at Wednesday’s Commissioners’ Meeting. The 2017 Farmer of the Year award was presented to Don Cairns of Cairns Family Farm in Parkesburg.

Chesco celebrates Planning Month

Chester County Commissioners present a Community Planning Month proclamation to members of the Chester County Planning Commission. (Left to right): David Ward, Assistant Director of the Chester County Planning Commission; Matt Hammond, Chair of the Planning Commission; Commissioner Terence Farrell; Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Planning Commission; and Chester County Commissioners Michelle...

County to hike property taxes 4.95% for 2017

First increase since 2014 WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 budget this week. The budget calls for $460,094,845 in operating expenses and $87,504,129 for its capital budget. “Led by our strategic priorities, including public safety and balanced growth, Chester County continues to invest in projects, programs and services that will benefit our residents...

Commissioners present agriculture awards

King’s Pumpkin Farm of Parkesburg — named Farmer of the Year — was one of two winners of agricultural awards from the Chester County Commissioners. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners, along with the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), presented two agricultural awards at the Commissioners’ Meeting this week. The Farmer of the Year award was presented...

Survey: Business owners bullish on Chesco economy

WEST CHESTER — It appears that small business in Chester County is pretty bullish on the economic future of the county, based on a new survey released Tuesday by the county commissioners and a county economic development group. The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at Tuesday’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the results...

Commissioners salute Womens’ History Month

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline with representatives from the “Your Vote is Your Voice! Empowered Women Vote” organization, along with Chester County employees, at the presentation of the Women’s History Month proclamation. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners proclaimed March as Women’s History Month at this week’s Commissioners’...

County Commissioners reorg: no major changes

The Chester County Commissioners opted to make no changes in its current leadership during Monday’s reorganization meeting. From left, Vice Chair Kathi Cozzone, Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Chair Terence Farrell. WEST CHESTER — The newly reelected Chester County Commissioners opted not to mess with what has been a good working combination, reelecting Republican Commissioner Terence Farrell...

Commissioners OK 2016 budget, no tax hike

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2016 budget Thursday, resulting in no tax increase for county residents. The 2016 budget aligns with the priorities and goals of Chester County’s Strategic Plan which were updated this year. Seven years of development and implementation of the Plan have led Chester County to the achievement of a very high percentage of its...

Commissioners OK halt of payments to state due to budget impasse

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners said Thursday they would stop sending funds to the state — about $4 million a month on average — collected by county row offices, in light of the ongoing state budget impasse, which has cut state funds to county services. The three commissioners, chair Terence Farrell, vie Kathi Cozzone and Commissioner Michelle Kitchline issued the following...