Upper Merion’s Mike Napolitan: No More Surprises

Gentle Readers, there is an old saying, "We get the government we deserve." In Upper Providence, and elsewhere, anti-Trump sentiment propelled many unqualified people into office. While that's not the end of the world, since most people who initially run for office have no idea what they are in for, many of those elected officials …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2 EP7 4/1/19: April Foolishness

Yeah, it was the April 1 meeting, and yes, the title is completely predictable, but the joke is on all of us: Two hours and eleven minutes of meandering through a forest of willful ignorance on development. Your “Fresh Perspectives” Democrats, who promised you that they would “take your township back from the developers” revealed …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2 EP6 3/18/19: Time to Pay the Piper

At their last meeting, the Board set aside the ridiculous pay-to-play ordinance as unenforceable.  Now that that’s out of the way, it’s suddenly time to send out Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for the Township consultants. Coincidence?  I think not. It’s time to pay the piper.  The Democrat Party of Montgomery County demands tribute and Chairman …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2 EP5 3/4/19 UPT Board Chairman: “We’re still trying to get around Sunshine Law”

Gentle Readers, it’s Sunshine Week! In honor of PA's Sunshine Laws, the Mercury has been running editorials throughout the week, including this one at the beginning of the week: Every deliberation by city council, county commission, the General Assembly or U.S. Congress is the people’s business. Every penny spent by local, state and federal government …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2 EP4 2/19/19:  Laws are for Other People

The irony is thick once again at the 2/19 meeting. I find myself wondering if it is a lack of self-awareness, or simply arrogant presumption. With this Board, it might be a little of both. With the return of Chairman Higgins, we also have the return of the sixth supervisor, with Eric Frey sitting in …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2 EP2: 1/22/19 Let’s get ready to RUMBLE!

Well, that didn’t take long. After a relatively boring and uneventful meeting to start 2019, the Upper Providence Board takes off the gloves at the second meeting of the year and goes a couple of rounds this evening over---what else?---Fire and Emergency Services. Note well:  I had given the Girls’® ability to be independent the …

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