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N.J. Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit against republicans goes to court Friday

From West Deptford Patch:

Five months after a judge ruled West Deptford’s entire township committee violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) in failing to disclose the terms of the initial version of the Eagle Point settlement with Sunoco, the committee’s three Republicans will be back in court Friday to defend themselves against another alleged OPMA violation.

The suit, filed by Gary Kuehnapfel, who was also the plaintiff in the Sunoco settlement suit, targets the majority of the committee—Mayor Ray Chintall, Deputy Mayor Sean Kilpatrick and committeeman Sam Cianfarini—for alleged closed-door dealings ahead of the township government’s reorganization in January, where the Republicans allegedly interviewed prospective township professionals and decided on a new insurance broker—secret meetings that the suit claims violated state law.