UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2 EP9 6/26: The Airing of the Grievances

Regular readers of this space know I have historically been pretty critical of this Board of Supervisors. However, I also think I have been fair and have called their actions as I see them. So when this Board does something right, they deserve to be acknowledged for it. Sure, there are still some dopey comments, …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2 EP8 4/22, 5/6 and 5/20: The 411 on the Blah Blah Blah

It’s been said that politics is the art of the possible. Well, Gentle Readers, I’m in a very cynical mood these days and I disagree; politics is the art of opportunity. And nothing presents better opportunities for feckless politicians than a disengaged public: A public that doesn’t do their research, a public that remains blissfully …

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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 EP3 2/4/19: #WomenLead

Political “girl power” seems to be all the hot buzz in Montgomery County lately and most of it has all the authenticity of a Jussie Smollett hate crime report. Nowhere is that more aptly illustrated than in this video, in which our illustrious Attorney General "partners" with Alyssa Milano on preventing sexual assault. Gentle Readers, …

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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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UPT Board Meeting Notes SE2, EP1: 1/9/19 Girl® Power

https://youtu.be/tljvZ8Ylrz8 Gentle Readers, there is not much to report from the UPT Board’s first meeting of the year. Except for the non-announcement of the establishment of new weekly meetings during the workday. A short beginning-of-the-year re-organization and business meeting, it clocks in at a mere 26 minutes. As mentioned in the year end blog, Laurie …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes 2018: The Year that Was

I’d like to begin 2019 with an apology to you, Gentle Readers, for the lack of posts in December. In fairness to your Humble Blogress, but I had a really good excuse: December was an overly eventful month, which included not only a plethora of the usual holiday celebrations and an abbreviated baking schedule (after …

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