Elverson Politics Shady at best

Elverson Politics Shady at best

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#1 May 15, 2007
The local politics in Elverson seem somewhat shady at best. It appears that one family has way too much influence on the Borough Council. I find this questionable. The family is in the developement business and often has matters in front of said council.
It also appears that when positions are available on the council, they are quickly filled with persons who have "alignments" with the family. In the 5 yrs I have lived here I have never seen any notice in any form of media as to the openings on the council. I have been told that they do appear in the newsletter for one of the communities developed by the family. Even when the mayors position was available no one was aware. Again a person was "chosen" to run.
I beleive it is time the citizens of Elverson start questioning the practices of it's Borough Council.
No worries


#2 Sep 5, 2007
The Stoltzfus family have controlled Elverson for many years. Get used to it. The council will always be their bitches. Yes, the summerfield folks are now running the council. Unfortunately for the rest of us.
Ol timer


#3 Oct 20, 2010
Elverson SUCKS!!!

Morgantown, PA

#4 Oct 21, 2010
Not enough people go to the council meetings and question everything that is going on. Too many "worship" at the alter of Stoltzfus.

Who and how did that three story monstrosity get approved that is now being built on the old firehouse property. Stoltzfus is quoted as saying they want to keep the small town feel of Elverson but then the council goes ahead and approves this three story building. What did they get in return for that approval??

And there is definite conflict of interest when a builder and his brother and sister are on the town council and approve or disapprove various projects.

Another issue? Sewer authority - rumors are going around that the authority is not collecting from "old timers" in Elverson because of friendship ties with the Stoltzfus but people who are paying? Our rates go up because of that.

Elverson needs new leaders but no one comes forward or speaks out..frustrating!


#5 Nov 11, 2010
Bikerchick the reason most people in Elverson DO NOT get involved is the "Family". It seems that they are involved with everything, and many people in Elverson can not stand to be in the same room with amy of them.
I suggest Elverson residents do the same as HB folks had to. Form a citizen comittee, and start challenging them. Likewise, DO NOT let them pull their "Holier than Thou" routine. Under all that fake christianity are really money and power hungry
people who are only interested in their best interest, while looking down on the rest of the residents.

Morgantown, PA

#6 Nov 12, 2010
So true!!


#7 Nov 12, 2010
I suggest that you all look into PA. open meeting laws, and old staututes that refer to company towns. I would also suggest filing complaints with the Chester County DA, and the State Atty. Generals offices.
The "family" is why I moved from Elverson 3 yrs. ago. I couldn't stand them. I am not surprised to see nothing has changed.

Morgantown, PA

#8 Nov 12, 2010
They still have control because people here believe everything this family tells them. Just don't cross them or you will see another side of them that will shock you.
Eagles Fan

Honey Brook, PA

#9 Nov 21, 2010
If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much.

Morgantown, PA

#10 Nov 21, 2010
Or former Amish with money now

Malvern, PA

#11 Mar 23, 2011
I moved from Elverson just for this reason. It especially sucks when you have the same last name as them.
Happy I left, Mom moved from there last year. She is happy to be out of there also.
I think Ol timer said it best. Elverson Sucks!

Newtown Square, PA

#12 Mar 22, 2012
Looks like you all are just jelous of the "family".
Biker chick

Morgantown, PA

#13 Mar 23, 2012
Jealous....of what?
How they operate the way they do is not something to be jealous of. Don't ever go against them and you'll see their true nature.
And of their money?....many non family residents of Elverson have just as much money but don't use that to control people or issues the way the family does.
Biker chick

Morgantown, PA

#14 Aug 16, 2013
Why are breakins and robberies not reported in Elverson? Family wants to protects their "pristine" image of the "perfect" town.

There have been breakins lately that are not reported.

Elverson? You should be ashamed of yourselves for trying to hide these things. An informed public is an alert public and can help catch these robbers.

Why such secrecy? Called control by the "family". Shameful.....

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