The Summer 2014 West Vincent Township Newsletter has been out for a couple weeks now. Have you read it? Here is the link: http://www.westvincenttwp.org/home/images/docs/Summer_2014_Newsletter.pdf
On the bottom of the front page is an interesting article titled “Sidewalk to Elementary School”. The first sentence says,
“The Board of Supervisors recently passed an ordinance which allows the Township to construct sidewalks in the Ludwig’s Corner area if they are warranted.”
I am not pro- or anti- the sidewalk issue as it does not affect me one way or the other. What I am is pro-truth. The truth is this: The Supervisors have NEVER passed any ordinance pertaining to the sidewalk.The ordinance has been discussed and the Solicitor has penned an ordinance. Unfortunately, it appears that the legal counsel Steven Siana wrote an ordinance that wasn't designed as discussed by the Supervisors. At the township meeting of August 11, 2014, Supervisor John Jacobs pointed out that the presented documents did not reflect the discussion (from previous township meetings) of what the ordinance should say and the ordinance should be re-written.
My point is that this article is false. Did the Supervisors get to review the Newsletter before it was published? Who approved the Newsletter before it was printed? Who wrote this article? How many newsletter articles in the past been incorrect? Why does Township Manager Jim Wendelgass allow this to happen? Does he think that the citizens of West Vincent will never know the truth? Probably, and in most cases, he would be correct. The rule here in West Vincent is don't trust what your local government tells you, there is a good chance it may be untrue.