Thursday, October 23, 2014

There's a good reason that the state legislature requires advance legal notices in daily newspapers for public meetings. It's to keep the public informed so they have the option of attending the meetings and voicing their opinions.

The public meeting notices include zoning hearing boards. While local boards are following the law and advertising hearings for such things as variance requests and special exceptions, many have been lax regarding the content of those ads.

Just this week, we saw zoning board hearings advertised for Rush Township and Lehighton.

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