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Range Resources and Cecil Township Reschedule Canceled Meeting/Workshop, But Will It Stand?

November 30, 2012

When I was in grade school and I was ask to answer questions about things that I had done or supposedly done, I always tried to find a way to get out of having to face the music.

Well this seems to be the way Range Resources is acting when they have to answer the questions about their actions to an ever growing informed public at the Township Meetings/Workshops.

The last time they had scheduled a Meeting /Workshop, it was canceled the same day that it was to take place. The reason given by Range was that, State Rep. Jesse White had informed those who follow him on the social media source FaceBook. Range Resource spokesperson claimed that by doing this Mr. White was trying to cause a chaotic situation. Mr. White said he placed the same message that was published in the local News Papers. (Which is required by law to announce a meeting of the Supervisors under the Sunshine Law.)

Mr. White has again place this information on his FaceBook page (as he has done of all public events.) The question now is, will Range cancel or use this to further harass Mr. White. Jesse told The Canon-Patch;

And he said he wanted to be clear: “I have no intention of creating a distraction of any kind, but I hope this isn’t just a dog-and-pony show with no substance and no real answers. The public deserves better.”

Below is a message that Jesse White posted on his FaceBook page tonight:

Jesse White

UPDATE: I want to make the public aware of the meeting being rescheduled and would urge interested residents to attend, but want to be very clear that I am NOT advocating for any disruptions or disturbances of any kind. Please feel free to comment and/or SHARE on your Facebook page. What do you think? Should the public be allowed to ask questions? Should Range agree to answer them? Does it make sense to have a public meeting without a clear and specific list of items to be discussed?

Mr. White does not give the time or date in this message, and also urges “Residents” to show up if they are concerned. When Mr. White was ask by a poster if he was going, he referred to the Patch article;

From Jesse White’s page.

Jesse White from the article: Reached for comment Friday, White said he plans on attending “and will continue my practice of utilizing social media to inform the public about this public meeting.”

The meeting is rescheduled for Thursday December 6th at 6:00 pm. I got this information from the Cannon-Patch.

Township Manager Don Gennuso said Friday that the public meeting—at which no formal action will be taken—will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in the municipal building.

Anyone that is going to this meeting should either tape record, or tape the meeting.

Sunshine Law

Section 711. Use of equipment during meetings

(a) Recording devices. Except as provided in subsection (b), a person attending a meeting of an agency shall have the right to use recording devices to record all the proceedings. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the agency from adopting and enforcing reasonable rules for their use under section 710 (relating to rules and regulations for conduct of meetings).

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