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A secret meeting with the County Redevelopment Authority. A grant application with a road to nowhere. An implication, if not an outright accusation, that a supervisor’s signature was forged on that grant application. And a signature page of seemingly increasing importance that has gone mysteriously missing. Welcome to Cecil Township, where the politics are apparently dirtier than the industrial cleanup sites. The curious case of a minority faction of the Cecil Township Board of Supervisors’ infatuation with acquiring an 87-acre parcel of land known as the ABB Property continued during a public meeting on April 25. After over three hours of public comments almost universally opposed to moving forward with the deal and numerous confrontations among members of the Board of Supervisors, some previously unknown details came into focus while…

Let’s start by stating the painfully obvious. For the past several years, the Board of Supervisors of Cecil Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania has been led by possibly a few of the dumbest human beings on Earth. Over the past several years, the Township has pursued policies ranging from pointless to regressive to downright moronic, garnering repeated headlines for their never-ending parade of missteps. But it is the latest toxic pickle the Township finds itself in that may prove to be the most costly and consequential of all for the Second-Class Township with a population of approximately 13,000. The ABC’s of the ABB Property At issue is the controversy over what we commonly refer to as the “ABB Property,” an 80-acre tract of land in the Muse portion of Cecil Township.…