Borough of Conshohocken invokes 30-day extension on providing invoices associated with spot zoning defense

On September 28th, filed a right-to-know request with the Borough of Conshohocken seeking copies of the invoices from Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.

This law firm represented the borough in its defense of the ordinance passed by the borough council by a vote of 4-3 that amended the zoning code to allow a convenience store with gas pumps (a Wawa) within the Residential-Office zoning district. The defense was unsuccessful and the Commonwealth Court upheld the decision from the zoning hearing board that ordinance was spot zoning.

In Pennsylvania, a government body or agency has five business days to respond to the request to grant the request, deny the request, or invoke a 30-day extension. sought these invoices to report to the public the cost associated with this action taken by the borough council.

Unfortunately, in this case, the Borough of Conshohocken invoked the 30-day extension, which now gives the borough until November 4th to provide the records (or deny the request).

That is two days after the November 2nd general election.