Rezoning Township - Wide Via Comprehensive Plan Manager Manfredi seeks to gift himself the right to rezone your properties - in process that
lays the groundwork "vision" that zoning will be based on, while
you have no understanding of what they are doing or why you should
participate. Once passed, Manfredi has promised the zoning
approvals will be "consistent" with the "vision" -
a vision you knew
nothing about because they kept it as hush hush as they could. No
TV - not explained in Newsletters, no interactive maps, no Q&A
meetings or pages See
this page for the Comprehensive Plan and Draft Chapter links
. For a shareable SUMMARY page see
Development (or is it Overdevelopment?) Our township is under assault from developers throughout, with the complicity of
the Commissioners, Manager and those we elect and pay with our tax dollars.
While the residents feel they have no say in how their community
Willow Grove Mall 365
Apartments.... or far more? After dancing around for a full year's
worth of meetings, (12 ) the true facts are not still not being shared
because John Spiegelman and Tom Hecker did not require any
honesty from the developer. They kept the public focused on one building -while
the ordinance was for far, far more. They are also
trying rezone the Township via the Comprehensive Plan .That
would allow for even MORE of the mall to build residential - and
in the single family home neighborhoods areound it, too.
False figures offered, false testimony given, and Commissioners
complicit in deceiving the public in a dozen ways. This is
notthe government you and I deserve. Please learn about it
and speak up.
The Economic Development Corporation
If you have seen what they have already decided to approve that is absoluetly contrary to what residents
are requesting. Your leaders want to use
your taxes, grants & personnel to "become the developers" .....
but through a separate legal entity, distancing them from public opinion and all the normally required rules....
Conflict lines are completely blurred.
Public Comment It has been changed for the 4th time since Richard
Manfredi arrived - not once for the benefit of the public.Each time are
rights are reduced further - til they are nearly literally
removed, while calling it an
expansion. They fixed NONE of the things we told them were
problematic and they regularly are violating law and policy.
This is all being done in conjuction with their efforts to
pass zoning changes that are known to be unwanted and that will
change our Township forever.
The 2022 Budget They
got $19 million dollars for free in Covid relief funds - SIX
times what the tax increase would bring - and they levied the tax
increase anyway . 30 % spread over 2 of the last 3 years,
while families battle Covid losses and inflation. The budget was
withheld from the public and proper speaking rights not granted...
You don't have to do things like that when you're operating in
good faith. An 856 page budget with teeny, tiny print,
so paper copies are useless. John's Spiegelmans long saga of
why your taxes had to go up missed the mark by a mile - missing
the actual reasons that your taxes had to go up. A lack of
transparency and integrity.
Colonade Whistle Blower Lawsuit Update Violations of our
Trust and of the Law The corruption has not been addressed because
some of the people in charge of sharing out the info to
authorities were part of it.
The Grand Jury results still withheld by AG. The Whistleblower case
may settle Feb 8 2022. Steve Kline was appointed to Zoning Hearing Board in 2022 - oh my
Parks Travesty :
The Boy Scout Preserve in Meadowbrook - down to the mud.... a 13 acre wildlife refuge at the outset of winter- dead
trees left standing ... proposals to poison every living thing again. Our Parks deserve proper
management by a trained person who understand the value the parks have and who has a love of nature -- not bulldozers.
Manor Woods -
back on the front burner with the Football Field Option still in the plan.
But $120K (?) in 2021 Covid funds were allotted
to create trails and a parking lot -= even though these are right
acros the street from.... trails and a parking lot . Does the public know the details?
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.
So we do need volunteers to work together helping the Township create a site that is functional and accessible.
We will be reinstating links as we find them....if the data is still available.
So... please let us know if you find a broken link. Send us the URL of the link
and the name of the page it is on, and if we can, we'll reinstate it.
Thanks for the help.
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