County adopts agriculture economic development plan

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline (left), Marian Moskowitz and Josh Maxwell (second right and right) present a county proclamation recognizing National Agriculture Day to Hillary Krummrich, Director of the Chester County Ag Council, and Gary Westlake, Chester County Ag Council Chair. The Commissioners adopted the Chester County Ag Economic Development Strategic Plan on National Agriculture...

Commissioners call for clarity on election issues

With Pennsylvania’s primary election scheduled for May 17, Chester County’s Commissioners joined their peers Thursday their peers across the state in calling for clarity on crucial election issues that remain unresolved. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently selected new maps for the U.S. congressional districts, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn them, but no decision has been made...

Commissioners OK program for commercial property clean energy loans

The Chester County Commissioners approved a resolution this week to activate the County’s participation in a program that will allow commercial building owners to borrow money for clean energy upgrades to their properties and pay the money back through an assessment on their property tax bill. C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a financial tool for commercial property...

Chester County launches Partnership to End Homelessness

Chester County Commissioners present a proclamation recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to Rob Henry, Administrator, Chester County Partnership to End Homelessness. Pictured left to right: Dolores Colligan, Acting Director, Chester County Department of Community Development; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Rob Henry; Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz; and Commissioner...

Technical glitches, misplaced ballots delay final county vote count; GOP leader calls for audit

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Although more than week has passed since Election Day, Chester County Voter Services continues to count votes — as a technical issue caused an apparent miscount and a batch of mail in votes dropped off at the Downingtown Library had not been counted. While Voter Services worked to correct the counts on Wednesday, the chair of the county’s Republican...

Commissioners present annual Ag awards, review draft of new county Ag plan

(l to r) Chester County Ag Council Coordinator Ann Lane, Commissioner Marian Moskowitz, Pam King and Farmer of the Year Darryl King of West Grove, Pa., Chester County Agricultural Programs Coordinator Geoff Shellington, Commissioner Michelle Kichline. Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline, along with members of the Chester County Agricultural Development...

Commissioners adopt new climate action plan

The Chester County Board of Commissioners today adopted the county’s new Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in Chester County by 2050. The plan, developed by the Chester County Planning Commission with input from a series of public meetings, public comments, and partner review, represents a significant update of the county’s 2010 Greenhouse Gas Report, which...

Chesco seeks consultant to develop specialized pipeline hazard emergency plan

WEST CHESTER — At the request of the Chester County Commissioners, the Chester County Department of Emergency Services has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) to specialist contractors, for the development of a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline hazard-specific addition to the Chester County Emergency Operations Plan.  The RFP also calls for the development of tools to better prepare the public...

Commissioners honor Dinniman with naming of garden

2. Senator Dinniman Garden Dedication – “The unveiling of the new sign dedicating Springton Manor Farm’s garden as the Senator Andrew Dinniman Garden. Pictured left to right are: Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Marian Moskowitz; former Senator Andy Dinniman; Bob McNeil, founding and current Board Chair of the Chester County Food Bank; and Commissioner Josh Maxwell.” GLENMOORE...

County OKs $4.2M grant to preserve open space and improve parks

The 156-acre Starr Farm in East Bradford Township, one of the recipients of a preservation grant through the Chester County Preservation Partnership Program. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved the awarding of $4.2 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants at the most recent public Commissioners’ meeting....