Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Doctor's Note for No-Show Supervisor

Monday's meeting of the Douglass (Mont.) township Supervisors was quick, but had some interesting moments.

Perhaps the most significant of these was the absence of embattled Supervisor Fred Ziegler, a former police chief now charged with theft, forgery, witness intimidation and a host of other charges.

Chairman John Stasik said Ziegler would not be at Monday's meeting and mentioned a note from a neurologist excusing Ziegler from the meeting.

Apparently, it also got him out of a preliminary hearing that was supposed to occur last week.

Click here to read our full story on that development.
Fred Ziegler and Montgomery County DA
Risa Ferman in happier days.

Also interesting was Township Solicitor Paul Bauer indicating that former supervisor Fred Thiel, whom the current supervisors are suing over the Mountain Mulch fiasco, had tendered a settlement offer, which the township has rejected.

Click here to read our last story on that saga.

Speaking of Mountain Mulch, the township is gearing up for another legal fight given that the Sassamansville Road facility is under legal agreement to vacate the site by March 31.

Township inspections seem to indicate that is increasingly unlikely.

Supervisors also announced that negotiations with the township police union are gearing up. The current contract expires in December.

And the board also adopted a new storm water ordinance and a new ordinance that makes it easier for the Gilbertsville Ambulance and fire companies to get reimbursed by insurance companies for the materials they use when responding to emergencies.

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