Kennett Square Borough seeks candidates to fill vacancy on Kennett Library Board
● By Steven Hoffman
Kennett Square Borough is looking for someone to serve as one of its representatives on the Kennett Library Board.
Council president Latoya Myers said that the borough is now accepting applications from borough residents who might be interested in filling the vacancy. This is a three-year term ending on Jan. 1, 2021.
Council member Brenda Mercomes said that the deadline to apply to fill the vacancy is Friday, Nov. 16.
Any borough resident interested in serving on the library board can complete the candidacy form on the borough's website and submit it, along with a resume and letter of interest, to borough secretary Karen Scherer.
In other business at the Nov. 5 Kennett Square Borough Council meeting:
The borough is looking at amending the language in its zoning code to clarify that “personal services” is a use-by-right in the C-1 and C-2 commercial districts in town. Russell Drumheller, the borough's Codes Enforcement Officer, explained that a barber shop, an example of personal services, should be a use-by-right in the C-1 and C-2 districts. Under the current language, the use-by-right is not clear, and a simple change in the zoning code will fix that.
Council authorized advertising the proposed 2019 budget and the 2019 tax ordinance, as is required by law, in advance of the meeting when the final budget will be discussed.
Borough council unanimously approved the special event applications for the holiday parade and tree lighting, which will take place on Nov. 23; the holiday carriage rides scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23; and the annual Midnight in the Square event on New Year's Eve. Borough council also signed off on a new event, Tinsel on the Town, which is slated for Thursday, Dec. 13.