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By James Roxbury
Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Swatata township commissioners Thomas Connolly, Steven Chiavetta, Edward Troxell, and Richard Bouder filed a Petition For Injunctive Relief related to the Municipal Reapportionment Act today in the Dauphin county court of common pleas.

The filing claims the township has been in violation of Article IX, section 11 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and 53 Pa C.S.A section 903.

The petition ask the court for immediate reapportionment of the township.


Archive video of the December 10th 2014 commission meeting.

Swatara township commissioners discuss a proposed Township Reapportionment plan developed by a five member Reapportionment Committee.

Committee members.

Chairman - David Milletics.

Michael Musser.

Anthony Spagnolo.

Sam Marisco.

Terry May.


The board approved a motion to hold at lease three public meetings related to the reapportionment plan.

Steve Chiavetta.

A series of public meetings.

Edward Troxell.

I would like to offer a motion.

Andrew Moyer.

We stalled our feet on this.

By a 5-4 vote commissioners approved a motion sponsored by Edward Troxell

Retain the current ward system consisting of nine wards until a series of three or more public meetings are held.

Reapportionment committee member Anthony Spagnolo.

You don't have to advertise.

Township tax collector Joseph Donato chimes in.

Were going down the wrong road.

Tom Connolly.

This is a public mic, so people are getting the opportunity to speak publicly, and they're critical of giving other people the same opportunity.

Andrew Moyer.

First public meeting, December 16th at 7pm.


Archive video December 16th Swatara township special meeting on reapportionment.

Commissioner Thomas Connolly.

A presentation from September 4, 2013.

Commissioner Edward Troxell.

We need to have a fair hearing.

Commissioner Steven Chiavetta.

This special meeting was buried in the public notice section of Pennlive. Penn Waste gives better notice for holiday trash pickup.

Solicitor Dave Wion.

An explanation of changing from a nine ward to a one ward district.

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