Kennett Township- Public Meetings During COVID-19
Public Meetings Will Continue Virtually KENNETT TOWNSHIP _
While COVID-19 has and is changing many aspects of our lives, Kennett Township continues to conduct business for those they serve. The Board of Supervisors remains focused on the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and businesses of Kennett Township while ensuring the delivery of necessary government services.
Ratliff explained that most of the administrative staff is working remotely but the Township office is still available via phone and email during normal business hours. “Kennett Township continues to heed the advice of the Center for Disease Control, the State and County Health Departments, and the office of Governor Wolf. However, government services are still needed, and our staff remains hard at work from the safety of their homes.”
Ratliff further explained that the Public Works Department is working in two shifts to limit unnecessary contact and ensure social distancing. Director of Public Works, Roger Lysle, asked the community to not approach his team when they are working stating, “We look forward to chatting with you when we have beat this pandemic.”
Acting Chief of Police, Matt Gordon, noted that there is no change in the delivery of police services. “Our responding officers may ask for business to be conducted outside if possible and continue to take all necessary precautions for themselves and the community.” Gordon noted that the community can continue to rely on the professional police services of the Kennett Township Police Department.
On April 1, 2020 the Board of Supervisors joined by Ratliff and the leadership team comprised of Amy Heinrich, Finance/HR Director, Diane Hicks, Planning & Zoning Director, Roger Lysle, Public Works Director, and Matt Gordon, Interim Chief of Police, recorded a Township update for the community. The topics ranged from the operations of each department to how Kennett Township citizens can continue to have confidence in their local government during these unique times. “It is important that our government remain available to the public even as we practice social distancing,” said Chairman Richard Leff. The recording is available at kennett.pa.us.
The Board of Supervisors and leadership team will hold their monthly public meeting on April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting, explained Ratliff, will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. Kennett residents are encouraged to participate during the public comment sections of the meeting, and information on how to participate will be available on the Township website, kenett.pa.us. “Despite being virtual, the meeting will feel very normal as we cover a variety of topics including Township finances, land development updates, and a report on upcoming stormwater management projects,” according to Ratliff. If you are unable to attend the meeting a recording will be placed on the website.
The Board of Supervisors and Ratliff continue to praise the community who is coming together to help each other through these difficult times.