Daily Archives: July 12, 2014

What is Supervisor Gonser afraid of discussing with fellow Board members in closed session?

At the July 8, 2014 Board of Oakland Township meeting, a motion was made by Treasurer Langlois to add a closed session agenda item for the purpose of “reviewing a written legal opinion”.  This motion was supported by Trustee Bailey.  It then went to a vote.  The motion passed 6 to 1.  The only person that did not want to review the legal opinion in closed session was Supervisor Gonser.  We may never know what the topic was, but it clearly contained something that Supervisor did not want to have discussed.

Here is a video of that motion:


Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township?  Supervisor Gonser appears to fear having something discussed among the Board members.  His promise of transparency is being violated not only with the citizens of Oakland Township, but with his fellow Board members.

Richard Michalski