The Zoning Amendment changes were again delayed at the Township meeting last night. The Township website had this listed as of yesterday afternoon:

Zoning Amendment Hearing Scheduled for 1/23/12 May Be Continued

On January 23, 2012, the Chester County Planning Commission advised the Township that it would require additional time in which to prepare its review of the proposed Ordinance Amendment, which would be issued on or before February 6, 2012.  The Township Board of Supervisors and Solicitor will discuss this issue at the scheduled Ordinance hearing tonight, January 23, 2012.  Staff anticipates that the hearing will be continued until February 13, 2012.

My guess they are just waiting until there are less people at the meetings and that this is an excuse.  Speaking of meetings, the Township has not posted the videos for December 12 and December 27, claiming they “are too large to upload to the website” and that the video may be “purchased”. These videos pertain to the Ludwig's Corner Eminent Domain and the Zoning Ordinance Changes that are in question. While the videos are long, the videos can be split into Part 1, Part 2, etc. These videos are not flattering to the township, therefore not available to the public without purchasing at unknown cost.  However some (unofficial) excerpts have been posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/aswestvincentturns/videos

The Township Supervisors have not approved the minutes for the last TWO MONTHS. I've asked before and I suppose I will ask again, why does it take so long to approve minutes? Take the minutes at one meeting, type them up and approve them at the next meeting, 14 DAYS LATER. That is, unless the history needs to be altered and some time has to pass to slip the modified truth past the witnesses. Sure, usually there are videos but who has time to compare the video to the minutes?

Here is something even more frightening. What if the video and minutes never appear for a record of the history? Don't believe it can happen? There was a Special Meeting on December 16, 2011. This was the meeting where the Township of West Vincent rescinded the Motion to Eminent Domain the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds. There is no video posted on the website, no date listing of the meeting ever happening in the minutes section. When the announcement disappears from the front page, did the rescission take place?  Minutes are the historical record.  Record keeping in West Vincent has been proven to be questionable, at best.  Will they “fix” this problem now that it has been pointed out?

Censorship at it's finest.

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