Friday, July 24, 2015

A Resounding Silence

If last night's commissioners meeting is any indication, the taxpayers of Lower Pottsgrove Township don't appear to be all that concerned by the fact that one of their township commissioners has not paid his taxes to the township, or to the school district, or to several other municipalities.

At least judging by last night's township commissioners meeting.

After four days of revelations in The Mercury about Commissioner Shawn Watson and the back taxes he owes to the township, to both Pottsgrove and Pottstown school districts, as well as Pottstown and Norristown boroughs, there had been rumblings that people might attend the meeting and protest.

They did not.

Toward the end of the meeting, one resident, Kelly Breslin, asked when the commissioners would be discussing it and were informed they would not be.

So much for that.

The 7 p.m. meeting began with a small audience that got smaller after Rich Yoder was honored for 39 years of service with the township sewer authority. (Congratulations to Mr. Yoder.)

Police Chief Michael Foltz received the endorsement of a policy to cover the new cameras being installed in police cars. (Look for that story in today's Mercury).

The commissioners were told about a bond re-financing the sewer authority will undertake, and which the commissioners will be asked to guarantee, that will save the authority ratepayers just over $1 million, so that sounds like good news.

And the township is looking at adopting a new animal control audience. We'll try to get more on that soon.

Here are the Tweets from last night's meeting:

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