Radnor and the loose "Cannan" Part 2
Follow up to last week's article which was in Main Line Life (www.mainlinelife.com ) gets air time in Suburban...sheesh and we thought we lived in Peyton Place, and are still wondering: if you are in a sense "the man", how can you sue "the man". Even Sybil with your various personalities didn't sue herself:
Opinions mixed on Radnor lawsuit
It has been a little more than three weeks since Radnor's Seventh Ward commissioner Dave Cannan and Garrett Hill resident Sara Pilling filed a complaint of three counts against the township's Board of Commissioners and the school district's Board of School Directors.
In brief, the complaint avers that the commissioners didn't follow "the statutorily defined bidding process" for the township's future municipal building and that they violated the state's Sunshine Act by waiving licensing and inspection fees for the future middle school without debate or discussion at a public meeting.
The suit also argues that the aforementioned waiver was part of the two boards conspiring to shift construction costs, thereby avoiding a referendum.
If the subject of the lawsuit is backroom decision-making, then the resolution of or strategies for it will remain confidential for the time being, usual when it comes to lawsuits.
No doubt there have been phone calls, e-mails and discussions about the rather unique - at least to Radnor - lawsuit. Official statements have been released and off-the-record comments shared, but what remains uncertain is how the suit will affect the future of Radnor's building projects, its budgets and the relationship between its residents and their representatives.
American poet Robert Frost has been quoted as writing, "A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.""