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The Abington Township Commissioners 
and our Township Manager 

 PLEASE CORRECT ANY ERRORS :  This could be out of date - the most updated  page with Commissioner info is here
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THE TOWNSHIP PAGE WITH COMMISSIONERS' EMAILS AND ADDRESSES  IS HERE

CUT AND PASTE  TO ADDRESS ALL   including  Manager Richard Manfredi and Assistant Manager Tara Wehmeyer :  

 
Outlook separates with semi-colons -  the last one is the Manager Richard Manfredi

 thecker@abingtonpa.gov ; kbrodsky@abingtonpa.gov ;  drothman@abingtonpa.gov;  jdiplacido@abingtonpa.gov  ; alaineymartin@abingtonpa.gov  ;  jbrowne@abingtonpa.gov  swinegrad@abingtonpa.govlorihenryforward8@gmail.com ; dczapp1@verizon.net ; jcarswell@abingtonpa.gov  ; spiegs@abingtonpa.gov; Matt@mattvahey.com ;  bbole@abingtonpa.gov  ;   loriforroslyn@hotmail.com ;  tbowman1999@aol.com   ;

rmanfredi@abingtonpa.gov ;  

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Gmail separate with commas  - the last one is the Manager Richard Manfredi

 thecker@abingtonpa.gov , kbrodsky@abingtonpa.gov ,  drothman@abingtonpa.gov,  jdiplacido@abingtonpa.gov  ,alaineymartin@abingtonpa.gov ,  jbrowne@abingtonpa.gov ,    swinegrad@abingtonpa.govlorihenryforward8@gmail.com ,   dczapp1@verizon.net , jcarswell@abingtonpa.gov  , spiegs@abingtonpa.gov, Matt@mattvahey.com ,  bbole@abingtonpa.gov  ,   loriforroslyn@hotmail.com , tbowman1999@aol.com  ,

rmanfredi@abingtonpa.gov ,

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Ward # & COMMISSIONER
           Click here for Abington Ward Map with streets or here
   
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WARD                                               PHONE                          EMAIL
1    Tom Hecker  (D)  --------------    215-688-6235  email : thecker@abingtonpa.gov ;
                                                                                   
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2    
Ken Brodsky (D) ----------------  215-887-1403 -  email : kbrodsky@abingtonpa.gov ;  alternate: ken4ward2@gmail.com  ;
                                                                                 

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3    Drew Rothman  (D)  -----------    
215-817-4852 --  email  drothman@abingtonpa.gov;  alternate  :DrewRothmanWard3@gmail.com

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4   Jimmy DiPlacido (D) ----------    267-800-5565    ----  email :  jdiplacido@abingtonpa.gov  ;  alternate  jimmydiplacido@gmail.com  ;
                                                                                    about   Jimmy      website -: http://jimmydiplacido.com/
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5  Ayanna Laney-Martin (D) ------   215-657-5708  ---   email :  alaineymartin@abingtonpa.gov  ;    
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6    Jeffrey Browne  (D)   ---------    267-235-3503      email:   jbrowne@abingtonpa.gov;

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7   Stuart Winegrad (D)------ ----     484-352-3428     email  :   swinegrad@abingtonpa.gov;  
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    Lori Henry   (D)  -------------     
215-598-2654      email    lorihenryforward8@gmail.com ;
                                                                               
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9    Dennis Zappone (R)   ----------   215-887-0224 --    email  :   dzappone@abingtonpa.gov  ;   alternate : dczapp1@verizon.net ;
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10   Christine Young-Gertz (D) ---- 215-266-9681   -- email :    cyoung-gertz@AbingtonPA.gov                                                                                     
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11   John Spiegelman(D) --------- 215-740-4306 ---- email : spiegs@abingtonpa.gov ;    alternate spiegs@spiegs.net
                                                                                    website http://www.johnspiegelman.com/
                                                                                    
twitter: @JohnSpiegelman
                                                                                    facebook: www.facebook.com/John.L.Spiegelman/
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12   Matt Vahey (D)   ------------- 267-551-1667 --     email : Matt@mattvahey.com  ;
                       

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13   Bill Bole  (D) ------------      215-284-0628  --     email bbole@abingtonpa.gov  ;
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14   Lori Schreiber (D)  ----------- 215-517-7502 --  email :   loriforroslyn@hotmail.com ;
                                                                                    about    Lori
                                                                                   website: http://www.lorischreiber.com/
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15   Tom Bowman (D)  ------------ 215-576-7926 -- email : tbowman1999@aol.com;

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TOWNSHIP MANAGER :    Richard Manfredi    267-536-1001  email :  rmanfredi@abingtonpa.gov  ;   
ASSISTANTS  :  Tara Wehmeyer       267-536-100
2  email  twehmeyer@abingtonpa.gov
                              Ashley McIlvaine
                              Terry Castorina

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 COMMISSIONERS ADDRESSES  & DATES OF SERVICE : Official Township Page 
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WHICH COMMISSIONER IS YOURS?
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ARD MAP WITH STREETS http://www.abingtonpa.gov/home/showdocument?id=130


ADDRESS CONCERNS TO JUST YOUR COMMISSIONER?  A
lthough you are frequently told to address your issues through your one Commissioner, your Commissioner may have a completely different point of view, so he may not present your position on an issue to the Board at all .  Since all the other  Board members  vote on each issue, it is important that they understand how you are being affected - even those not in your Ward.
   Also your lone Commissioner, even if he IS presenting your view, is easily (and most frequently) out-voted by the other 14, as has been seen in spades in important issue after  important issue - especially zoning issues. The St Michael's debacle, The Wawa debacle, and others show us that the actions of one project , no matter what Ward it is in, affect us all re: amount of greenspace, traffic, stormwater, etc. .... .  These are the things that create quality of life and bring the value to our homes for ALL of us.   So it is important  to address ALL  of of  those who will be voting on your concerns.

 ATTEND A MEETING  Besides calling or emailing a single Commissioner ( or several or all )  you can attend a Board meeting - where we residents have worked hard to enable you to have full speaking rights - even to bring up an issue that the Commissioners did NOT put on the agenda.  But sadly most eveeeery thing we worked so hard for was removed...

PUBLIC COMMENT GONE AWRY  You have 3 mins at the beginning of a Board meeting for agenda items and 3 minutes at the end of each full Board meeting for open comment on any topic . At Committee meetingS you ONCE HAD  3 minutes after each item was presented to address it - and  Committee heads could  allow you to speak freely at the end of any Committee  meeting to address topics not on the agenda . In 2019  Manager  Manfredi  removed many  of those rights - by creating the Consent Agenda , supposedly for things everyone agreed on to be voted as a block - but then  he put in controversial items that resesidents didn't realize they had to work to get out of there.....  nd then he invented the Committee of the Whole,  which was putting the next months Comittee items into on new format at the end of this months....making impossibly long meetings   going past 10 pm at times  (one month used to be done in 3 separate nights  - now 2 months were done in one night except for the final vote. It was ridiculous.
    Also the COW  allowed you 5 minutes to speak.... but it was before any of the topics were explained and then allowed them to skip over the Committee meetings - which they now regularly did  --   effectively removing any "informed speech. We protested that this violated the intent of the Sunshine Law to allow a reasonable time to comment before a vote ....  . In response, and not satisfied with that level of removal of your rights, Manfredi then succeeded in removing even more  by changing  the Committee of the Whole to the "Working Session" -- supposedly a meeting that has no voting, so doesn't need to abide by the Sunshine Law  allowing comment "before a vote"  . He called it consensus - but ended up taking votes anyhow as to whether something would move forward to the Board of Commissioners .   In the meantime Hecker frequently did not allow comment by residents at all - sometimes just because he didn't like what they were saying. That is a clear violation of the Sunshine Act. 

     . By this time, all of the Committee meetings that were filmed and allowed you to address the Chair of the Committee for 3 minutes have been "done away with"  - and Manfredi is trying to bring things to the Plnning Commission or the full Board without any Committee review at all. He is changing the rules minute to minute and often breaking his own rules and policies whenever he feels like it , including not posting documents  and putting voting items in non-voting Working Sessions so he can squueze more into one session before hte public , making it difficult for the public to have any idea at all what time their issue will come uP

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 I hope you will work to change this  - as these  actions are completely against the public interest.    See Public Comment for more info .

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Abington Township, with John Spiegelman in charge, revamped the entire Township website at the end of 2015 and broke all the links to the information we had archived on this site for you.   In 2017, Manager Richard Manfredi arrived and assigned someone not qualified to redo the entire website again. They not only broke all archived links we had reinstated, but made everything as impossible to find as they could. Nearly all of our comments and recommedations to fix the Township website have been wholly ignored.

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