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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania

Human Relations Commission

November 19, 2009

Joan Reivich, Chairperson, Fran Wayne,Vice-Chair, Dale Cranmer, Secretary, Paul Manns , Pamela Whitney

  1. Meeting called to order at 6:30 PM by the chair.
  2. Motion to approve the minutes from the October, 2009 meeting were approved.
  3. Complaint received from Michael Carcel, Plumstead Avenue.
    • Complaint was reviewed and deemed complete. The Chair will deliver it to the Borough Manager within 30 days from November 5, 2009. The respondent will have 30 days to reply.
    • Once the response is received, a meeting of the Commission will be scheduled by the Chair if necessary.
  4. LHRC received information regarding threats received by a seminarian in the community related to a rainbow flag posted at a local church. Police have been notified. We referred them to Hate Crime reporting procedures. We will follow up as needed.
  5. Borough Newsletter-a small summary of HRC material will be sent for publication.
  6. Suggestion to have a regional meeting with local commissions to share ideas and experiences. Ms Reivich will contact the regional office to see if they can organize this meeting.
  7. Summary of November 13 Movie Event-attendance was lower than expected but everyone enjoyed the movie. The post discussion was lively and interesting.
  8. Meeting adjourned at 8 PM.
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