This Just In: Happy 4th of July From Lower Merion Township As They Supersize a Pre-Holiday Agenda

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Ok kids, it's cram 'em in time (and when will Lower Merion stop this unfair practice?) - just in time for your July 4th festivities come two crucially important items that will be on the SAME agenda:

Ardmore Parking Garage Options on July 1st Agenda
E-Mail Address Created to Receive Citizen Input
Posted Date: 6/16/2009 3:08 PM

As the Township’s Economic Revitalization Committee prepares to convene on July 1st to discuss parking garage options in Ardmore, citizens are encouraged to provide feedback on this topic. “As questions are received by Township staff, we update our Frequently Asked Questions posting on www.lowermerion.org,” remarked Doug Cleland, Township Manager. “Of course, we encourage residents to contact their Commissioner or phone the Township, but we’ve also added a new e-mail link, to solicit questions and comments.”

Visitors to the website can follow the Ardmore Transit Center home page prompt to the most recent information, including the Powerpoint presentation that outlines the five parking garage options under consideration, frequently asked questions and the e-mail link.

Feedback Sought on Solid Waste Collection Options
Deliberation to Continue at July 1st Public Works Committee Meeting
Posted Date: 6/16/2009 12:00 PM

At the July 1st Public Works Committee meeting, deliberation will continue on the different options for solid waste collection in the Township. Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback as this topic moves toward the Committee’s recommendation to the Board of Commissioners.

“Now is the right time to carefully study how the Township should approach refuse and recycling collection in the future, because our existing trucks are reaching the end of their useful life,” remarked Don Cannon, Director of Public Works. “As in any industry, advances in available equipment offer the Township the opportunity to consider new ways of performing services.” Choosing a solid waste collection method will guide the Township as it pursues the planned purchase of new refuse trucks.

The options under consideration have been widely publicized...Prior to the July 1st meeting, citizens are encouraged to reach out to their respective Commissioners, to contact Township staff at (610) 645-6150 or to e-mail with their feedback. The meeting will also be televised on LMTV (Comcast Channel 7/Verizon Channel 37.)

...Hmmmm, are they counting on people being away so they can vote in what they want?

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Like quantum mechanics, the rules of the government only exist when someone is looking at them, and they only change when the same observer looks for the same thing twice. It's all designed to keep observers from figuring out the real plan - or that there is no plan.

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the Ardmore Parking Garage not only has $17.6 million dollar cost for 319 new parking spaces in an eight story building; the physical impact is significant and unpredictable. It seems agreed that it will change the dynamic of Ardmore Lancaster Avenue. For the good? The Commissioners seem to think so but the evidence is ephermeral.

The "return on investment" is the "public good", unquantifiable and immeasurable. One wonders how the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners has made this determination. There is simply too much for us all to comprehend. Perhaps that is why the wisdom of the few, the 14, is needed to guide us so we don't misspend our own money with bad our bad choices. The BOC is better qualified to make the choices for spending our money than we, is that not so?

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Of course the commissioners are better qualified. As a matter of fact, they are all-knowing. They were elected by the people after all, and we all know elected government agents like those in the General Assembly and Congress are so outstanding. The public shows it with their 20% approval ratings every month.

You ask me, if you made the BOC out of the regular posters on this forum, the citizens of Lower Merion would be much better served.

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