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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Atty. Hamilton resigns citing a failure of township supervisor to perform their duty

In a resignation letter addressed to supervisors Paul Knupp and Scott Matson, who cast the dissenting votes, Hamilton wrote, “Unfortunately, both of you refused to engage your electorate, and, by so doing, failed to fulfill your duty of leadership.
“Neither of you asked a single question or made any comment on the proposal at hand,” the letter said. “By voting in the negative on the motion to refer the proposed agritourism amendment to the planning commission, you foreclosed the opportunity for the commission to consider this initiative, to provide its input; and, to continue the public debate. In other words, you failed to engage the process which you were elected to administer. The residents of Ligonier Township deserve better.”
On May 15, Knupp and Matson declined to comment.

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