Thank you so much to the many people who participated at Monday night’s hearing by logging on and dialing in to zoom. There were over a hundred of you! Public attendance, in any way possible, matters more than ever for something like this. It lets both sides know the community is paying attention to the discussions and decisions being made. It raises the ante. It also shows the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors we support them as they continue to push back. Imagine how it would be for those three people if none of us were behind them?
Please mark your calendars for the next Conditional Use Hearing to be held:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 7PM
Here is the link to watch the video of Monday’s Conditional Use Hearing: https://crebillyfarmfriends.com/meeting-videos/
Chair of the BOS, Richard Pomerantz, asked questions that I think so many of the rest of us had. I like a person who isn’t afraid to rebut a statement with: Why not? Mr. Pomerantz seems to have mastered the art of asking very direct questions without losing sight of getting an answer, whilst at the same time, remaining polite and diplomatic toward the person he is questioning. Patrick McKenna, solicitor for Westtown Township, led a good hearing as usual and I appreciate his patience and the ways in which he helps those citizens with party status get their questions out for the record. It was good to see participation from both abutting townships with party status, Thornbury and Birmingham.
Many with party status have been absent and/or silent. Many others would like to have party status but did not qualify. The BOS (and Toll Brothers) needs to hear from those with party status, even if you do not have a question. When your name or organization is called, it is better to say ‘no questions’ than to hear crickets. It shows both sides you are present and participating. At some point, all of this will come to an end. When it does, I want all of us to be able look back and know we did the best we could under the circumstances. Thank you for your continued efforts… every bit matters.
If not you, then who?