There is no denying it now. The so called “Upper Merion Revealed” (AKA UM Fox News) is a no-so-thinly vailed front for the Republican Committee of Upper Merion. They are claiming that a proposed development near the Valley Forge Towers is the fault of the Board of Supervisors. Funny that they themselves received a FOUR FIGURE campaign contribution from the very developer who is trying to build on the brownfield, in 2011. The campaign treasurer at the time is none other than the UM Republican chair who is currently running for Supervisor.
“What did we get for our tax dollars?” they ask in reference to the open space referendum. Do they really believe 5 million dollars could by ALL the open space in Upper Merion? But to answer their question:
*The Swim Club (Land that was saved from a developer that would have been approved under the Republican Board of Supervisors.)
*The New Community Center (which was not bought by township when swim club was aquired because the GOP Board didn’t want a community center)
*The easement from PECO that will soon be home to the Chester Valley Trail that will link the Schuylkill River trail to Exton
The first 6 years after that referendum passed, the folks behind UM Revealed, ran the township. So if open space wasn’t acquired, Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves. Their decades of poor leadership allowed for development to go unchecked in this township. Perhaps if this type of initiative had been brought forward sooner, more properties could have been saved. Sadly, UM Fox News once again has shown they are nothing but a fraud that is being perpetrated by UM Republican hacks.