A special meeting of the Coatesville City Council was held on December 23, 2009, 5:00 p.m. At that meeting, which lasted about 5 minutes, 4 members of City Council, 3 of whom are no longer in office voted to approve the sale of the North Flats Coatesville Redevelopment Authority property to Chetty Builders. City Council President Martin Eggleston was not president at that meeting. The meeting was called by the City Manager and chaired by Vice President Kareem Johnson.
At tonight's meeting the City Council said the December 23, 2009 meeting was not advertised in accordance with the requirements of the Sunshine Law, nor properly called by the presiding officer, City Council President Martin Eggleston, in violation of the City Charter.
Sunshine Law declares actions taken at an improperly advertised public meeting to be void. It also imposes penalties for an improperly advertised public meeting.
City Council declared the special meeting held by City Council on December 23, 2009 void and vacates all actions undertaken at that meeting.
City Council President Ed Simpson made it clear that the actions taken tonight are about the meeting and we don’t need to read into it anything else
Ms. Jorgenson’s flight was evidently delayed and she could not attend.
Approximately 25 residents were in attendance.
The legal document is here:
A recording of the meeting is here:
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