Vacant seat filled on West Chester Borough Council

Daily Local News, 8/07/16 WEST CHESTER >> The vacant seat on the West Chester Borough Council after the resignation of Brian Abbott has been filled by Michael Galey. On Aug. 2, with a unanimous 5-0 vote, borough council approved Galey’s appointment as the new representative of 3rd Ward. Galey has been a resident of the […]

Congratulations to new Borough Council members and officers

Congratulations to Diane LeBold (ward 2) and Jim Jones (ward 4) on their election to Borough Council, and to Jordan Norley (ward 4) for his reelection. And congratulations to new Borough Council president Ellen Koopman and vice president Jordan Norley. Here is the new list, with polling places (primary election: April 26 – please vote!). […]

West Chester picks Restoration of Rail Service Committee members

By Kendal Gapinski, Daily Local News, 7/01/14, WEST CHESTER — Borough Council announced it has recently selected the first members of the borough’s Restoration of Rail Service Committee. Last Tuesday, Council selected the first members of the Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee after completing interviews with applicants. The committee consists of seven members, three of which are […]

Review latest data on rail service before offering an opinion

letter from Jo Ann P. Kelton, Daily Local News, 3/18/14 I write in response to the March 15 “Roses & Thorns” Daily Local News editorial commenting on the public meeting held recently by the Chester County Planning Commission. The editorial stated the planning commission “buckled” to “unrealistic, romantic aspirations to the return of regular commuter […]

A thank you to the Borough Council of West Chester

letter by Catherine Quillman, Daily Local News, 1/8/14 As we enter the new year, I always think it’s a good time to continue the season of gratitude. With that in mind, I would like to thank an important part of our local government whose members rarely get a “shout-out” or public acknowledgement of their hard […]

Mayor Carolyn Comitta’s remarks, Jan. 6 2013

Transcript of Mayor Carolyn Comitta’s remarks at the Jan. 6, 2013, Borough Council reorganization meeting, prior to the swearing-in ceremony for herself as reelected mayor and for the four new members of Borough Council (Bill Scott, Brian Abbott, Don Braceland, Ellen Koopman): Good evening, Friends, and welcome to West Chester Borough Hall! We have a […]

West Chester to elect 4 new council members

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 11/2/13 WEST CHESTER — There will be four new members of Borough Council come January. Four of the seven council districts are up for election this fall, and there are no incumbents running. Two council members chose not to run. The other two are “termed–out,” meaning they can’t run […]