Thursday, May 10, 2012

Update from Westmoreland County Commissioner Meeting

Melissa Troutman, Mountain Watershed Association's Outreach Coordinator has been attending the Westmoreland County Commissioner Meetings trying to get support for the challenge to ACT 13.  Below is her update from the last few meetings:

Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas has broken ranks with his republican counterparts to sign a letter of support for the lawsuit challenging Act 13’s zoning provisions. Mr. Kopas told Mountain Watershed Association’s Melissa Troutman during the May 10th public meeting that he feels Act 13 falls far short of being adequate. Kopas joins Murrysville council, which passed a resolution to support the Act 13 challenge on May 2.

Westmoreland Commissioner Tyler Courtney stated he is still thinking about whether to sign a letter of support, explaining that the entire law should be amended, not just the zoning portion. Commissioner Charles Anderson stated he does not plan on supporting the challenge.