Hi

Just a couple things for today. I was interested in the length of the meetings since David Brown thinks the meetings take too long and is working on Township legislation to limited public comment. I thought that perhaps if the meetings lasted 2-3 hours, he could have a point. So, in fairness to Mr. Brown,  I decided to review all of the minutes for the last year (2011). I listed the dates and the lengths of each meeting, per the record.

2011
1/3       68 minutes
1/10     66
1/24     25
2/7       36
2/14     94
2/28     59
3/7       33
3/14     30
3/28     91
4/4       82
4/11     50
4/25     35
5/2       34
5/9       96
5/23     26
6/6       31
6/13     19
6/27     40
7/5       35
7/11     51
7/25     32
8/1       27
8/8       23
8/22     37
9/6       22
9/12     78
9/26     64
10/3     25
10/10   43
10/24   17
11/7     43
11/14   40
12/5     58
12/12   10
12/16     2
12/27     still missing
1/3/2012       31

Total = 1552 minutes
Average meeting length =  42 minutes

42 minutes on average. That includes all public comments. 42 minutes. Where's the problem? Since David Brown became Supervisor, the average has jumped to 1 hour, 7 minutes, an increase of 30%. I am sure it is an anomaly. Either way, I cannot find a reason to stop people from voicing their concern. I would have calculated the other posted years, 2010 and 2009 but the minutes are not there. They are listed, but not there. They were promised to be posted "soon", back in the  Fall of 2011, over 4 months ago.

Lastly, Election Day is coming up on April 24th. That means that West Vincent will be sending out the Township Newsletter anytime now to promote how well the township is run. If the historical pattern is correct, I would expect it should be out in the next week or two.

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Best wishes

Chickenman