"The ethics commission rules, I won't say we ignored them, I'd just say more or less we weren't aware of them.’
West Brandywine does not retain a solicitor for its regular meetings, Obernier said, because officials there don't think it's worth the cost. ‘Most townships … pay $150 to $250 an hour to have a township solicitor sit in the meeting and guide the board through every little thing. We choose not to pay that and have never had a solicitor sit in a normal township meeting just simply not to pay the money."
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Supervisor OK'd inappropriate payments
Friday, January 21, 2011
By KATRINA DIX