Township turns over records on eve of hearing

New Castle News: Two Wilmington Township women seeking answers from their municipality have prevailed.

Attorney Terry Mutchler, representing Carrie Hahn and Kristan Tervo, yesterday said an agreement has been reached with township officials who had denied the women access to records showing how much in legal fees had been collected by township solicitor Lou Perrotta.

“I have secured a victory for the clients and for open government,” Mutchler said in an email. The Harrisburg attorney is an expert in the field and served as the first executive director of the state’s Office of Open Records.

“We have reached an accord,” she said. “On Thursday the township produced 66 pages of properly redacted records. We received what is public record — the legal invoices showing what the solicitor did and the cost.”

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