Friday, March 15, 2013
A basic continuity plan to deal with events like widespread power outages and floods was approved by the county commissioners, and a detailed plan should be ready by the end of the year.
Friday, March 15
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Chester County. Chester County Commissioners approve Continuity of Operations plan Essential services must be provided during emergencies WEST CHESTER—The Chester County Commissioners have approved a base plan that will ensure essential services will be provided to citizens during emergencies. The Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan details steps to be taken during such emergencies as widespread utility outages, fires, floods, severe weather incidents and wide-spread sickness. Approval of the base plan provides guidance in organizing efforts, assigning responsibilities and establishing a multi-year strategy including training, exercises and periodic plan reviews. Commissioner Chairman…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The budget calls for a five percent increase in real estate taxes.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Editor's note: The following information comes from the Chester County Communications Office. A few small errors were corrected from the original version. The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2013 budget today. The budget calls for $424,086,751 in operating expenses and $95,885,073 for its capital budget. “The County has not raised taxes since 2009 and we’ve worked hard to keep taxes as low as possible this year for taxpayers,” said Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell. “We faced the challenges of decreasing revenues and increased funding needed for emergency services, to finalize a budget that delivers the necessary services to our residents at a fair cost.” The budget calls for a five percent increase in county real …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The commissioners did not vote to allow a "Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster" display on county property.
In case you missed it: At the Nov. 29 meeting of the Chester County Commissioners, representatives of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster were told that they could not erect a holiday display outside the county courthouse. Thornbury resident Tracy McPherson spoke on behalf of what she estimated to be about 100 local "Pastafarians" who wished to erect a display on county property alongside the menorah and nativity scene already there. Though the Pastafarian religion is widely viewed as satire created in response to the teaching of creationism in schools, McPherson did not indicate she shared that view. She maintained a serious demeanor, quoting scripture and expressing sincere reverence to her deity and "his noodly appendages." She …