SANATOGA PA – Following an executive session on personnel that ended their Monday night (Jan. 6, 2014) meeting, members of the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners reportedly approved a disciplinary action against a township police officer on the recommendation of Chief Michael Foltz.
The officer was said to have been suspended for two overtime hours. The nature of his infraction was not publicly released.
President Bruce Foltz called for the executive session, which was listed on the board agenda, at about 8:20 p.m. after finishing most township business. Newly appointed Solicitor Robert Brandt promised the board would reconvene, and announce and act on any decision resulting from the closed-door discussion. Apparently it did so to a nearly empty conference room; most if not all audience members left as the commissioners’ regular meeting concluded.
State law allows the board to exclude the public from witnessing its deliberations under certain circumstances, including those involving personnel and certain legal issues.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Jan. 6 meeting):
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