SANATOGA PA – The police committee of the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners intends to hold meetings with the Chief Michael Foltz or his designees on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m., before the commissioners’ regular meeting starts on the same night, committee Chairman Stephen Klotz has announced. It’s not yet known, however, if committee discussions will be open to the public.
Klotz and commissioner Shawn Watson were appointed in January by board President Bruce Foltz as the committee’s two members, and they’ve already talked with Foltz on several occasions about outstanding issues, Klotz recently explained. He said hopes to continue those conversations on a timely schedule.
When asked by The Post if the public could attend those meetings, both Klotz and Solicitor Robert Brant said they would need to research the question.
Klotz said he could understand why the public might be interested in the meetings, for the same reason people attend the board’s Finance Committee budget discussions. He was unsure, though, if public attendance at Police Committee meetings would impede discussion of ongoing investigations or other subjects of a sensitive nature.
“I’m inclined to agree, but I’m just not sure and I don’t want to answer off the top of my head,” Brant added. He indicated he would have an answer by the board’s Feb. 3 meeting, which because of snow storms was re-scheduled to Tuesday (Feb. 11, 2014).
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Jan. 23 meeting):