SANATOGA PA – Michael J. Torchia, a Huntingdon Valley PA attorney who specializes in employment and labor law, as well as business litigation, will be hired by Lower Pottsgrove Township as its “investigative counsel” in what Board of Commissioners’ President Jonathan Spadt said Thursday (Feb. 23, 2012) was a personnel matter.
Spadt, asked for details during the board’s second monthly meeting in the Buchert Road municipal building, declined comment. The board unanimously agreed to retain Torchia; Commissioner James Kaiser was absent and did not vote.
The fee or hourly rate at which Torchia will be paid, the length and scope of his investigation, the subjects or topics of his inquiry, the township’s need for special counsel, or whether commissioners suspected wrong-doing by an employee were not publicly discussed.
However, they likely were reviewed during a board executive session on the matter that Spadt said was held earlier Thursday night, lasting from 6-6:50 p.m. Kaiser did attend that session. Approving the resolution to hire Torchia was the board’s first order of business when its meeting opened at 7 p.m., although it was not listed as an agenda item.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 23 meeting):
- Township Hires Investigative Lawyer In Personnel Issue
- Commissioners Want To Explore Rental Housing Law
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