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Executive (Secret) Sessions

The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act requires Supervisors to meet in public except in very limited circumstances (e.g. personnel, real estate, legal, and confidential discussions).

The Board is expected to provide as much public detail about the session as possible, without jeopardizing the purpose of the session. Unfortunately, the West Vincent Board does not do this, despite holding an excessive number Executive Sessions.

For example, sessions about the Township Forensic Audit (we know there were many) could be labelled "Finance - Audit" without revealing any confidential information.

But they are simply labeled "Finance". Why?? This is done to to keep the public from asking inconvenient questions.

West Vincent Executive Sessions have exploded this year - 27 so far (compared to only 8 in all of 2022). This coincides with concerning events that the public should know more about, not less.  In every case but one, a minimal, vague reason for the session is provided. 

Twelve sessions in January and February occurred almost every other business day.  

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Source: West Vincent Township

  • January 19

  • January 27 

  • January 28

  • January 30

  • January 31

  • February 1

  • February 2

  • February 3

  • February 8

  • February 10

  • February 14

  • February 15

Fifteen more sessions (average 3 per month) in May-September. Only once is any description disclosed other than the minimum legally required language.

  • April 27 - Legal

  • April 28 - Cell Tower

  • May 11 - Legal

  • May 18 - Legal 

  • June 5 - Finance 

  • June 7 - Personnel 

  • June 9 - Personnel 

  • June 14 - Legal 

  • June 15 - Legal

  • June 23 - Personnel 

  • July 11 - Finance 

  • July 28 - Personnel and Finance

  • August 11 - Personnel

  • August 24 - Personnel and Finance 

  • September 14 - Personnel

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